20 popular superhero series

Superhumans in latex suits continue to grab the attention of viewers, and not just with tight clothing. A multi-million audience, with bated breath, follows both epic battles and emotional conflicts and heartfelt affairs of your favorite characters. This list contains the best series about superheroes, where they surprise with new extraordinary features, and the struggle between good and evil is accompanied by stunning special effects.

Loki (2021)

The long-awaited series about one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After the events of the final part of the Avengers, Loki escaped with the Tesseract, an artifact that makes it possible to travel in time . Employees of a secret organization catch the god of deceit and force him to cooperate. Loki must stop a dangerous criminal who threatens the existence of the world – himself.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Loki

Genre:
Fiction, fantasy, action, adventure

Actors:
Tom Hiddleston, Gugu Embata-Ro, Wunmi Mossaku …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 8.4


Wanda/Vision (2021)

After the victory of the Avengers team over Thanos, the scarlet witch Wanda and the android Vision settled in a small town. A superhero couple hides their superpowers from others and enjoys an ordinary life. Gradually, the newlyweds realize that something completely different is hiding behind the idyllic reality. The original project is designed in the humorous spirit of classic American sitcoms, and the first series was filmed in the presence of a live audience.

Original title:
WandaVision

Genre:
Fiction, fantasy, action, drama, comedy

Actors:
Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Katherine Khan …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 8.0


Falcon and Winter Soldier (2021)

All fans of the Marvel Universe should definitely watch the long-awaited new movie, released in the format of a series about superheroes. The African American Falcon becomes the new Captain America and teams up with the Winter Soldier. Brave guys have to deal with the unbelted terrorists . The bright acting tandem was awarded the MTV channel award in the Best Screen Duo nomination.

Original title:
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Genre:
Fantasy, Action, Drama, Adventure

Actors:
Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 7.4

Age Limits :
16+


Jupiter Legacy (2021)

Even the presence of superpowers does not eliminate the conflict between fathers and children. The representatives of the first generation of superheroes, who received their unusual powers in the 30s, honored the moral code and sought to help people. Offspring for powerful parents become a real disappointment: some do not want to follow strict rules, while others are more concerned about fame, money and entertainment.

Original title:
Jupiter’s Legacy

Genre:
Fiction, Action, Drama, Fantasy

Actors:
Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.7

Age Limits :
18+


Stargirl (2020)

A new American teen superhero series. The team of associates of the famous Starman died in a battle with enemies. A few years later, a high school student finds a magical staff that holds amazing powers. The girl decides to revive the famous organization that was on guard for good – after all, having felt the impact of the Cosmic Staff, the villains came to full combat readiness.

Original title:
Stargirl

Genre:
Fiction, fantasy, action, drama, crime, adventure

Actors:
Breck Bassinger, Yvette Monreal, Anjelica Washington, Amy Smart…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:
12+


Boys (2019 – 2021)

The invincible seven led by Homelander is considered a model of valor and nobility, but in fact these people with superpowers are cruel, arrogant and cynical. Rookie superhero charming Starlight is disappointed by the dark side of idols, and the Boys squad is determined to put the presumptuous gods of our time in their place. Each episode of the series is permeated with inimitable black humor .

Original title:
The Boys

Genre:
Fiction, Action, Comedy, Crime

Actors:
Erin Moriarty, Dominic McElligot, Jesse Asher…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.2, IMDb – 8.7

Age Limits :
18+


Umbrella Academy (2019 – 2020)

One of the best-rated superhero series ever, sees seven graduates of an academy for children with extraordinary powers set up by an eccentric billionaire. The mentor died under mysterious circumstances, and the threat of the apocalypse loomed over the planet . A team of superheroes is needed to stop the disaster and get to the bottom of the truth, but the former students of the academy have not used their unusual talents for a long time.

Original title:
The Umbrella Academy

Genre:
Fiction, fantasy, action, drama, comedy, adventure

Actors:
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castaneda …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 8.0

Age restrictions:
18+


Doom Patrol (2019)

The story, full of surrealism and absurd humor, is not about typical superhumans fighting the forces of evil. Here, in the center of events are outright losers, brought together by a strange scientist. The team of freaks don’t get along with each other, and each one goes through their own psychological dramas . However, the members of the Doom Patrol will have to become real heroes in order to confront the sinister Mister Nobody.

Original title:
Doom Patrol

Genre:
Fiction, Action

Actors:
Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Matt Bomer…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Watchmen (2019)

In the top foreign series about superheroes is the continuation of the cult comic book by Alan Moore. In an alternate reality where it rains shellfish and Vietnam has become a US state, a powerful racist organization has become active. The ideological heirs of the Ku Klux Klan destroy the police and establish a new order. The few surviving detectives have to simultaneously investigate murders and save the world.

Original title:
Watchmen

Genre:
Fiction, action, drama, detective

Actors:
Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 8.2

Age restrictions:
18+


Titans (2018 – 2019)

Nightwing, Batman’s former partner, starts working on his own and moves from gloomy Gotham to hectic Detroit. The young man gathers a team of superhumans, which includes the demonic Raven, the explosive Starfire and the fast-paced Bistboy. Teen Titans will face off against the most notorious villains, and at the same time they will give battle to their inner demons.

Original title:
Titans

Genre:
Fiction, fantasy, action, drama, crime, adventure

Actors:
Brenton Thwaites, Teagan Croft, Anna Diop …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.7


Legion (2017 – 2019)

Fantastic series about superheroes from the Studio “Marvel” with a slight madness. The protagonist spent a long time in a psychiatric hospital , trying to recover from intrusive voices and visions. After meeting with a strange girl, a young man learns that incredible opportunities are hidden in a serious illness, and hallucinations reveal the hidden side of reality.

Original title:
Legion

Genre:
Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Drama

Actors:
Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 8.2

Age Limits :
16+


Defenders (2017)

Four superpowered people are conducting different investigations, and each fights crime with original methods. A clash with a dangerous and influential enemy – an order of insidious ninja mages – brings the fighters for justice into a single team. The superhero squad must clear New York from the rampant mafia and prevent the catastrophe that is approaching the city.

Original title:
The Defenders

Genre:
Fiction, fantasy, action, crime, adventure

Actors:
Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Iron Fist (2017 – 2018)

A young man arrives in New York, having spent many years in a mysterious lost city after the death of his parents. There, the guy became an unsurpassed master of martial arts and gained the crushing power of the Iron Fist. A secret criminal organization actually takes control of the whole of New York, and only the firepower of the Iron Fist is able to stop the henchmen of the bandit clan.

Original title:
Iron Fist

Genre:
Fiction, fantasy, action, crime, adventure

Actors:
Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Jessica Stroup …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Luke Cage (2016 – 2018)

The list of superhero series continues with a cool project from Marvel. A secret experiment going on in a prison gets out of hand. The prisoner gains super strength and makes a daring escape . On the outside, he hides under an assumed name and works as a dishwasher. Even such a peaceful profession does not save you from falling into a criminal conflict, which is why Luke Cage becomes a lone mercenary.

Original title:
Luke Cage

Genre:
Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime

Actors:
Mike Colter, Simon Missick, Theo Rossi…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 7.3


Daredevil (2015 – 2018)

Matt Murdock lost his sight as a child after an accident, but all other senses became aggravated to the limit. The illness did not prevent the young man from graduating from the university with brilliance and founding his own law firm. However, not all injustice can be eradicated by legal means, so at night a successful lawyer puts on a suit, reincarnating as a brave avenger.

Original title:
Daredevil

Genre:
Fiction, Action, Fantasy, Thriller, Drama, Crime

Actors:
Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.6


Jessica Jones (2015 – 2019)

After tragic events, Jessica Jones is forced to quit her superhero career. A snarky girl is trying to work as a private investigator, to establish a personal life and cope with the consequences of the turmoil experienced. Post-traumatic stress disorder, inner demons and a mysterious man from the past do not allow to establish a normal life, but the New York Amazon overpowers herself and continues the most dangerous investigations.

Original title:
Jessica Jones

Genre:
Fantasy, Action

Actors:
Krysten Ritter, Rachel Taylor, Ika Darvill, Carrie-Anne Moss…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.9

Age Limits :
16+


The Flash (2014 – 2021)

An action-packed superhero series about the adventures of the fastest character in the DC Universe. Forensic scientist Barry Allen, struck by lightning due to a particle accelerator explosion, gains the ability to move at incredible speeds. The hero uses a powerful gift for the benefit of mankind, because in the world around there are other people endowed with amazing powers, but who do not want to take the side of good. And besides, this superpower can turn back time!

Original title:
The Flash

Genre:
Fantasy, Action, Drama, Adventure

Actors:
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.6

Age Limits :
16+


Agents of SHIELD (2014 – 2020)

Agent Phil Coulson under the auspices of the organization “S.H.I.E.L.D.” assembles a team to fight crime. A squad of people with unusual abilities are waiting for dangerous and intricate tasks. However, before dealing with powerful villains, the team members will have to find an approach to each other in order to become a truly invincible force. It will not be easy for wayward and diverse supers to find a common language.

Original title:
Agents of SHIELD

Genre:
Fiction, action, thriller, drama, adventure

Actors:
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:
12+


Arrow (2012 – 2020)

The son of a wealthy father, Oliver Queen, after a shipwreck, ends up on a desert island , where he experiences a spiritual rebirth. Returning to his hometown, the hero becomes a modern-day Robin Hood – armed with a bow and arrows and begins the fight against murderers, corrupt officials and dishonest businessmen. The action-packed superhero sci-fi series has crossover series with other DC titles The Flash and Supergirl.

Original title:
Arrow

Genre:
Fiction, Action, Drama, Crime, Detective, Adventure

Actors:
David Ramsey, Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.5

Age Limits :
16+


Unusual family (2010 – 2011)

A plane crash endowed an ordinary family with extraordinary abilities: super strength, lightning speed, telepathy, exceptional intelligence. With such a set of qualities, you can resist almost any criminal, but no special talents will help to cope with everyday problems, which means that many funny and ridiculous situations await superheroes.

Original title:
No Ordinary Family

Genre:
Fantasy, Action, Drama, Comedy

Actors:
Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, Kay Panabaker…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.9


Dregs (2009 – 2013)

The popular British series about superheroes with its trademark cynical humor has long won the hearts of the audience. Teenagers convicted of public works offenses acquire superpowers after a terrible storm: invisibility, superintelligence, immortality… New opportunities only increase the complexes and problems of their owners, and the young people themselves are clearly not in the mood to use the received gift for the benefit of society.

Original title:
Misfits

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, melodrama, comedy

Actors:
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Ivan Rheon, Lauren Socha …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.2

Age restrictions:
18+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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