From the beginning of the comic book medium to the present era, the superheroes have existed for many years and even flourished, being one of the most important intellectual properties in history. We’ve all heard of the incredible famous Superman and Batman, and now with the Avengers crushing all kinds of box office records, the superheroes finally arrived.
That being said, there are still some pretty cool superhero movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix – from CW’s entire Arrowverse to Marvel‘s Defenders-verse to the last remaining MCU TV series, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.
Supergirl is a very interesting TV show. It started out as a CBS network show, and while a ton of fans praised its fun and fresh storylines, it didn’t last there. Luckily, the CW was there to take it in and then they put the series in the same world as Flash and Arrow.
Even though the time Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist had usually lost interest, all of them teamed up for The Defenders (due in large part, to Iron Fist’s disappointing first season), Marvel’s Daredevil’s three seasons are about as strong and satisfying as you could hope for – the third and final season being one of the best superhero seasons ever. The other series, which also include two seasons of The Punisher, are also worth checking out even though they have more ups and downs in terms of content.
Much as Daredevil was the superhero show that started everything on Netflix, it was Arrow that started everything on The CW. It was such a big hit that there were four follow-up series, three of which had crossovers every year. Stephen Amell stars as Oliver Queen—the Green Arrow—in this superhero show that the air on Netflix ends every regular season.
7. Legends of Tomorrow
While the whole Arrowverse is worth watching, if not only to appreciate the creativity and scale of the shared universe, the most surprisingly gleeful series in the giant machine is DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, featuring Arrow and Flash castaways-like Atom, White Canary, Heat Wave, Constantine, and more-in a whimsical and humorous trip through time and space.
When Gotham debuted at FOX for the first time, there were a number of concerns. People didn’t understand the point of watching a Batman TV show that didn’t have Batman in it. Now the Batman was there but Bruce Wayne was a teenager. Instead the hero was the younger Jim Gordon and his rise to the ranks of the Gotham City Police.
Over the years, the mythos created in Gotham have formed a life of their own. It’s not the same Joker, Riddler, Penguin and Catwoman that people remember, but the characters are so strong that it doesn’t matter anymore. With No Man’s Land beginning this month as the final season, it’s time for people to finally give Gotham a shot. The first four seasons of this superhero show are on Netflix.
5. The Flash
In The Flash, we follow Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) who gains the power of super-speed after an eruption of dark matter. With his squad of friends and family, Barry has battled all kinds of meta-humans, evil speedsters, aliens, and interdimensional threats over the course of six seasons. Flash is the top rated series in CW’s Arrowverse and has maintained a strong presence on Netflix for six seasons.
4. Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones is not an easy watch for some part of the imagination. Jessica is someone who deals with PTSD, who survives being held prisoner and manipulated by a mind-controller called Kilgrave (David Tennant). She deals with this trauma throughout the entire series as her relationships unfold and unite, time and time again.
3. The Umbrella Academy
Based on the Dark Horse comic book series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the newcomer to the Super-Series game The Umbrella Academy was a huge success right outside the door as fans fell in love with a team of quarrels overpowered surrogate siblings trying to escape the apocalypse that they themselves might be responsible for producing.
2. The Punisher
The series revolves around Frank Castle, who uses lethal methods to fight crime as the the Punisher” watchdog, with Jon Bernthal taking over Daredevil’s role.
Lucifer is the best superhero shows on netflix, based on a character from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic book, is hellaciously good fun and features Tom Ellis as a restless and smug Lord of Hell who wishes to give up his throne and live among the mortals of Los Angeles.