15 Best Superhero Movies For Kids That Are A Must Watch

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Superhero movies for kids bring thrilling, fun, exciting, and full of suspense. Children love to watch their costume-clad, powerful, and favorite fictional characters as they are fascinated by their extraordinary supernatural powers. These movies take children into a different world and fire their imagination. So, plunge into our post to know about the popular movies and let your children have super fun watching their superheroes fight and save the world.

15 Kids Superhero Movies

1. The Powerpuff Girls Movie

The Powerpuff Girls Movie, a 2002 American superhero film, is based on the Cartoon Network’s animated television series, The Powerpuff Girls. The movie describes how the Powerpuff girls originated before the cartoon series by a professor. There will be three girls—Blossom (the leader), Bubbles (the sweet girl), and Buttercup (the kickass hardcore), who are known to be a power-packed combo of sugar, spice, and everything nice. The girls harbor superpowers that cannot be controlled. In the city of Townsville, the girls are hated in response to an accidental game of tag. Watch the movie to find out how they fight an army of primates and face troubles while protecting the city and its honor.

Recommended Age: 6+
Available on: Warner Bros Movies

2. Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse superhero movie for kids

Source: Sony Pictures

Spiderman into the Spider-Verse is an animated superhero movie released in 2018. In a turn of events, Miles Morales (a teen from Brooklyn) is bitten by a radioactive spider and acquires powers, similar to the Spiderman. The teen then turns to Spiderman (Peter Parker) for advice to find out the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse (a multiverse). The story revolves around how Miles Morales becomes the new Spiderman and joins others from the Spider community who belong to various parallel universes to save New York City from the Kingpin (a fictional supervillain).

Recommended Age: 8+
Available on: Amazon Prime Video

3. The Incredibles

The Incredibles superhero movie for kids

Source: Disney-Pixar

The Incredibles, an animated film, was released in 2004. The film is based on famous crime-fighting superheroes Bob (aka Mr. Incredible) and Helen Parr (aka Elastigirl) and their three kids. Years later, Bob and Helen are forced to hide their powers in accordance with the government. However, in response to a mysterious communication, Mr. Bob returns to action to battle an unruly robot. But only to put his family and self in trouble. Can the family save him and the world from danger? Watch out!

Recommended Age:8+
Available on: Disney+

4. Superman Returns

Superman Returns superhero movie for kids

Source: Sony Pictures

Superman Returns is an epic action-adventure drama, released in the year 2006. It is the sixth and final installment in the original Superman film series. This film shows return of the Superman to the earth after five years and his fight against the archenemy Lex Luthor to save the human race.

Recommended Age:9+
Available on: Amazon Prime Video

5. Iron Man

Iron man is a 2008 American superhero film series. The movie is based on the Marvel character, Iron Man. After being kidnapped, the story describes how an engineer and industrialist (Tony Stark) builds a hi-tech mechanized suit to escape and become the superhero- Iron Man. He later refines the suit, uses it to fight crime and save the world.

Recommended Age: 10+
Available on: Disney+

6. Ant-man

Ant-man is a 2015 released superhero film. The plot revolves around a con man (Scott Lang) and his mentor (Hank Pym). Lang becomes the Ant-man by donning a superpowered suit designed by Pym with shrinking technology. They face new challenges defending the suit and fighting off villains to save the world from unpredictable events.

Recommended Age: 10+
Available on: Disney+

7. Aquaman

Aquaman is a 2018 superhero flick based on DC comic characters. The film’s main character is Aquaman, Arthur Curry (played by Jason Momoa), the human heir of the Atlantic Kingdom. Witness his spectacular journey to protect the worlds of ocean and land from evil plots of the power-hungry king and his half-brother, Orm.

Recommended Age: 10+
Available on: Amazon Prime Video

8. Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel is a 2019 American superhero film. The story’s plot is set in 1995, showcasing a battle between the people of earth and Skrulls. Witness this action-packed movie of Captain marvel unraveling her past, discovering her superhuman abilities, and harnessing her superpowers to end the war with Skrulls.

Recommended Age: 10+
Available on: Disney+

9. Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 is an animated superhero film released in 2014. This movie is about Hiro Hamada, a mechanical (robotic) prodigy, and Baymax, a robot. In a devastating turn of events, they form a group of hi-tech heroes who together fight to combat a masked villain.

Recommended Age: 10+
Available on: Disney+

10. Astroboy

Astroboy is a computer-animated based superhero movie, released in 2009. Astroboy (Freddie Highmore) is a robotic superhero with x-ray vision and has flying ability. Finding his city (metro) in danger, he returns from his search of purpose with the mission to save his friends and family with his incredible powers. Enjoy this visually thrilling and friendly movie with your children and friends.

Recommended Age: 8+
Available on: Netflix

11. MegaMind

Megamind, a 2010 famous superhero comedy movie for kids, tells the story of Megamind, a highly intelligent supervillain. After defeating his opponent, Metro man, gets depressed and creates a new superhero from Metro Man’s DNA. In a turn of events, the Megaman is forced to become a hero as the new superhero turns evil.

Recommended Age: 5+
Available on: Amazon Prime Video

12. The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman is a 2017 animated superhero comedy movie. Witness the team of Batman, his superhero sidekick Robin, loyal butler Alfred, and others as they attempt to save the city of Gotham from the evil plans of the Joker. The action-packed thriller is set to keep you and your child hooked throughout the movie.

Recommended Age: 8+
Available on: Netflix

13. Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok, a sequel to Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013), an American superhero film of 2017, is based on the Marvel Comics character Thor. This tale shows Thor’s escape to return to Asgard and battle against time to stop Ragnarok (destruction of his world) from the ruthless Hela (supervillain).

Recommended Age: 10+
Available on: Disney+

14. Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is an American superhero film released in the year 2017. Diana, an Amazonian princess, is a trained warrior sheltered on the Amazon island of Themyscira. Her life turns upside down when a pilot crashes offshore and reveals a terrifying reality of a devastating war. She then sets off to fight a war raging in the world outside, with a hope of putting an end to it. Watch this amazing story of a warrior princess who discovers her superpowers and true destiny on her journey.

Recommended Age: 11+
Available on: Amazon Prime Video

15. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Batman V Superman: Dawn of justice is a 2016 released superhero movie based on two of the most iconic and kid’s favorite superheroes, Batman and Superman. This is the first live-action film to feature Batman and Superman together. It is a sequel of the man of steel (2013). After destroying the metropolis in a colossal battle between Superman and Zod, the people of the city, and Batman find Superman to be a threat. On the other side, Lex Luthor launches his plots to destroy humanity, while Wonder Woman plots her plans. As Batman rages war against Superman, will one triumph over the other, or will the world witness another devastation? Watch the movie to find out!

Recommended Age: 12+
Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Superheroes sometimes become role models for a child. Witnessing their favorite on-screen heroes help inculcate several life attributes such as humility, empathy, self-confidence, and compassion. Enjoy the fun and thrilling scenes of these superhero movies with your children on family movie nights and dates. However, ensure your child is not overly possessed with superhero stories. Help them understand the differentiation between fiction and reality. Let them know that superheroes are fictional entities, and one doesn’t necessarily need superpowers to be a real-life hero.

Key Pointers

  • The Powerpuff Girls Movie tells how the Powerpuff girls originated before the cartoon series.
  • Spiderman into the spider-verse is the story of a teen from Brooklyn who achieves powers like spiderman after being bitten by a radioactive spider.
  • Superman Returns is an action drama that shows the return of Superman to earth after a five-year fight to save humans.

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Deepa Thomas

Deepa Rachel Thomas holds a master’s degree in English from the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. She has done a certification course in Child Development and worked as a mentor for young children at an NGO that focuses on helping children develop their language and soft skills. Deepa has experience editing academic content for research scholars, reviewing the work... more