5. Superman

Like the very DC superhero around which the movie's built, 2006's Superman Returns is solid yet bland, and 1983's Superman III is a total debacle. If it weren't for the original Superman in 1978, handled so beautifully by Christopher Reeve and Goonies director Richard Donner, and the injection of Terence Stamp as Krypton baddie General Zod in Superman II, the man of steel would've ended up in this list's castoffs alongside The Hulk.

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