#72. Superman (1978)


Dovemead Films

– Director: Richard Donner

– Stacker score: 84.5

– Metascore: 80

– IMDb user rating: 7.3

– Runtime: 143 minutes

This origin film tells of Superman’s descent to Earth, his childhood as Clark Kent with his adoptive parents on the farm, and his career as a reporter for The Daily Planet where he falls for Lois Lane. The film’s opening credit sequence was the most expensive of any film at the time. It was very elaborate and was meant to build on the grandeur of a film that paved the way for future epic superhero movies.