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The Best Superhero Movies and TV Shows on Plex

Finding a good Superhero movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Superhero movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Plex.

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1. The Greatest American Hero

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62/100
Year: 1981-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: The chronicles of teacher Ralph Hinkley's adventures after a group of aliens gives him a red suit that gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately, Ralph, who hates wearing the suit, immediately loses its instruction booklet, and thus has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error, often with comical results.

Where to Watch: 47 episodes (96%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 3 others). 45 episodes (92%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & Hoopla).

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2. Mutant X

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6.0/10
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56/100
Year: 2001-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Mutant X is a science fiction television series that debuted on October 6, 2001. The show was created by Avi Arad, and it centers around Mutant X, a team of "New Mutants" who possess extraordinary powers as a result of genetic engineering. The members of Mutant X were used as test subjects in a series of covert government experiments. The mission of Mutant X is to seek out and protect their fellow New Mutants. The series was filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Even though the series had high ratings and was meant to be renewed for a fourth season, it was abruptly canceled in 2004 after the dismantling of Fireworks Entertainment, one of the show's production companies, ending the show on a cliffhanger.

Where to Watch: 66 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & Vudu). 66 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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3. Flash Gordon

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Year: 2007-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Flash Gordon is an American science fiction television series that debuted on Sci Fi in the United States on August 10, 2007 and continued airing new episodes through February 8, 2008. It has also appeared on the United Kingdom Sci Fi Channel and SPACE in Canada. The series was developed by Peter Hume, who served as executive producer/show runner and wrote the first and last episodes, among others.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (89%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Plex, Vudu & 1 other). 24 episodes (89%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo, fuboTV & 1 other). 25 episodes (93%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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4. Night Man

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Year: 1997-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Night Man is an American action/adventure/sci-fi series that aired in syndication from September 15, 1997 to May 17, 1999. The series is loosely based on a comic book published by Malibu Comics and was created by Steve Englehart and developed for television by Glen A. Larson. It stars Matt McColm as the title character, a superhero whose real name was Johnny Domino, a saxophonist. Englehart would write three episodes of the series. Night Man is also one of the few series to cross over with characters from Larson's previous series: in the episode "Manimal", Johnny allies with Professor Jonathan Chase, the star of the short-lived 1980s' series Manimal.

Where to Watch: 44 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other). 44 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Released: 2014Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: When a kingpin threatens New York City, a group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Plex & Crackle), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Zorro

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Year: 1990-2021Seasons: 4
Family, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Zorro, also known as The New Zorro, New World Zorro, and Zorro 1990, is an American action-adventure drama series featuring Duncan Regehr as the character of Zorro. Regehr portrayed the fearless Latino hero and fencer on The Family Channel from 1990 to 1993. The series was shot entirely in Madrid, Spain and produced by New World Television, The Family Channel, Ellipse Programme of Canal Plus, Beta TV, and RAI. 88 episodes of the series were produced, 10 more than the first Zorro television series, which was produced by Disney in the late 1950s. Since 2011, the series is currently airing in the United States on the Retro Television Network as The New Zorro. Peter Rodgers Organization is the distributor for this version of Zorro.

Where to Watch: 38 episodes (43%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex).

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7. Superhero Movie

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4.6/10
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62/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Comedy

What it's about: The team behind Scary Movie takes on the comic book genre in this tale of Rick Riker, a nerdy teen imbued with superpowers by a radioactive dragonfly. And because every hero needs a nemesis, enter Lou Landers, aka the villainously goofy Hourglass.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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8. Planet Hulk

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Released: 2010Rated: PG-13
Animation, Science-Fiction

What it's about: When the Hulk becomes too dangerous for the Earth, the Illuminati trick Hulk into a shuttle and launch him into space to a planet where the Hulk can live in peace. Unfortunately, the Hulk's struggle to escape makes a malfunction in the shuttle causing Hulk to land on the planet Sakaar where he is sold into slavery and trained as a gladiator.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. They Call Me Jeeg

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Released: 2016
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: After accidentally coming into contact with radioactive waste, small-time crook Enzo Ceccotti gains superpowers. A misanthropic, introverted brute, he uses his new powers for personal gain until he meets Alessia, a mentally challenged girl who believes Enzo’s the hero from her favorite Japanese anime series, Steel Jeeg.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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10. The Return of Swamp Thing

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Released: 1989Rated: PG-13
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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11. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

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Released: 2017Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex), stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. Rendel

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Released: 2017
Crime, Fantasy

What it's about: A Finnish superhero, a masked vigilante Rendel seeks for revenge and fights against VALA, the huge criminal organization.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex), stream on a subscription service (Philo) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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13. Sparks

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5.4/10
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55/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: A masked vigilante who discovers the dark side to heroism. Going after the nation's most notorious super criminal leaves Sparks' life and reputation in ruins.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Plex), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. Death of a Superhero

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57/100
Released: 2011
Animation, Drama

What it's about: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 4 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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15. Geek, and You Shall Find

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39/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG
Family, Documentary

What it's about: After attending a local comic book convention, three filmmakers are so moved by the stories shared with them by cosplayers that they decide to investigate geek culture even further. Attending other conventions across the country and speaking with legendary creators such as Kevin Eastman, Stan Lee and George R.R. Martin, the trio not only begins to find answers to why people gravitate towards superheroes and stories about superheroes, but how being a geek could help them live deeper, richer lives. Geek, and You Shall Find tells the stories behind the creation of several popular stories including Superman, Star Wars, Game of Thrones and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In sharing how these characters and their worlds came to be, creators reveal how often they have been inspired by real-life social ills. Most importantly, by continuing to speak with fans who have been inspired by these creations, this film reveals how superheroes have the potential to combat these social issues as well.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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