Anyone who saw The Green Lantern can say with confidence that just because you put on a skin tight, spandex suit does not mean you've got what it takes to be a successful superhero. We've put together a collection of the worst of the worst super hero movies. Cringe and watch... if you can!
10. SuperMan IV: The Quest For Peace (1987)
By far the goofiest entry in all incarnations of the Superman franchise was this sad film that marked the final chapter in the Christopher Reeves era Superman series. It's just chock full of bizarre scenes that make close to no sense whatsoever like this clip in which we're just supposed to assume that humans have all of a sudden developed the ability to breathe in outer space.
9. CatWoman (2004)
The thought of Halle Berry donning the cat-suit seemed like a great match but unfortunately it's design was so thoroughly botched that it managed to make even Halle Berry look silly. To make matters worse though, the horrible suit was pretty much the most memorable part of this formulaic clunker. You could scour all the litter-boxes in the world and not find a turd as big as this.
8. Steel (1997)
Basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal should have stayed on the court rather than making this low budget fiasco in which he dons a ridiculous low rent version of the Robocop suit and hits drug dealers with his over-sized hammer. Shaq had already proved he had all the acting skills of a cardboard box in the 90's cheese-fest Kazam (in which he played a rapping genie), but this film made that look like Schindler's List in comparison. This is also the only superhero film in existence to use an MC Hammer lyric as it's tag line.
7. Nick Fury: Agent of Shield (1998)
Yes, there was indeed another Nick Fury far before Samuel L. Jackson made the role his own and it was none other than Baywatch star and German pop music sensation David Hasslehoff. And yes, it's every bit as horrible as you'd think a Nick Fury film starring David Hasslehoff would be. No, there aren't any shots of Nick Fury running in slo-mo on a beach, but in all honesty, that would have been pretty awesome.
6. Batman And Robin (1997)
Notorious for it's nippled Batsuits and it's near constant unnecessary Bat-Crotch close ups, this entry into the Batman series is by far the most shameful Bat-film out there. It's a film that has more cheesy one-liners than actual dialogue as this cavalcade of Mr. Freeze puns demonstrates.
5. Jonah Hex (2011)
When a movie draws a poor performance out of John Malcovich, one of the greatest actors of all time, it's got be irredeemably horrible, and indeed it was. This seventy minute film some how manages to feel seven hundred minutes long and it's to be avoided, unless you've got terrorists to torture in which case Hex works even better than water-boarding.
4. The Fantastic Four (1994)
If you thought the 2004 Jessica Alba version of the Fantastic Four was as bad as it gets then you clearly haven't seen this 1994 fiasco, which is anything but fantastic.
3. Indian Superman (1983)
Words can not express the utter crappitude of this Baliwood superhero flick. It's truly in it's own realm of terrible—all we can do is recommend that you watch the first minute of this clip and you'll have an inkling of what we're talking about.
2. Green Lantern (2011)
We know we've already mentioned it, but this movie is so bad it bears repeating. You think we're being harsh to put The Green Lantern this far up on the list? No way! With all of the leaps superhero films have taken in terms of storytelling and overall quality there is just no excuse for how lousy this was. If Lantern's ring is capable of making anything, it should have created a better plot and or maybe just a hint of character development.
1. Exo-Man (1978)
Exo-Man isn't really a forgotten superhero film, because it never had the chance to be remembered. It was a TV movie that was meant to launch this abysmal rip-off of Iron Man. It was utterly inept in every way imaginable, Exo-Man didn't even have any special powers, he just kind of lumbered around in a suit that looked more like a water heater with legs. Behold, it's utter crappitude:
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