Real Life Superheroes & Meta-Superheroes

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Super (2010)
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After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, but lacking in heroic skills. (96 mins.)
Director: James Gunn
 
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Defendor (2009)
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Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona, known as 'Defendor', combs the city streets at night, in search of his arch-enemy, Captain Industry. (101 mins.)
Director: Peter Stebbings
 
3.
Mirageman (2007)
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A club bouncer with a dark past and great fighting skills decides to become a superhero. (90 mins.)
 
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Hero at Large (1980)
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An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger... (98 mins.)
Director: Martin Davidson
 
5.
Kick-Ass (2010)
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Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. (117 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ Really a subversion of the premise as it turns into a full-blown superhero movie. ” - matt-baen
 
6.
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
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Following Kick-Ass' heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But the Red Mist leads his own group of evil supervillains to kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything for which he stands. (103 mins.)
Director: Jeff Wadlow
 
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Special (2006)
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A lonely metermaid has a psychotic reaction to his medication and becomes convinced he's a superhero. A very select group of people in life are truly gifted. Special is a movie about everyone else. (81 mins.)
 
8.
Inseparable (2011)
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A troubled young man, Li faces pressure at work and problems at home with his moody wife. Chuck, rescues Li from the brink of despair and becomes an unlikely mentor. But who is Chuck really? (97 mins.)
Director: Dayyan Eng
 
9.
Griff the Invisible (2010)
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Griff, office worker by day, superhero by night, has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible. (90 mins.)
Director: Leon Ford
 
10.
Boy Wonder (2010)
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A traumatized boy grows into a shy, determined teenager who patrols the mean streets of New York City, helping those in need and dishing out severe punishment to remorseless thugs. (93 mins.)
“ More of a vigilante movie. ” - matt-baen
 
11.
Blankman (1994)
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A simpleton inventor becomes a superhero with a bulletproof costume and a low budget. (92 mins.)
Director: Mike Binder
“ Actually much too fantastical for a true RLSH. ” - matt-baen
 
12.
Superheroes (2011 Documentary)
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A journey inside the world of real life caped crusaders. From all over America, these self-proclaimed crime fighters, don masks, homemade costumes and elaborate utility belts in an attempt to bring justice to evildoers everywhere. (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Barnett
 
13.
Promedio Rojo (2004)
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Nerdy comic book aficionado Roberto Rodriguez battles low self-esteem, loser friends and vicious high school bullies as he vies for the heart of Cristina, the hot new girl from Madrid. (99 mins.)
Director: Nicolás López
 
14.
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)
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A young boy is recruited by his imaginary friends Sharkboy and Lavagirl to help save their planet. (93 mins.)
 
15.
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
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A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Care
 
16.
Paper Man (2009)
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A washed-up writer forms an unlikely friendship with a teenager from Long Island. (110 mins.)
 
17.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
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Illustrated upon the progress of his latest Broadway play, a former popular actor's struggle to cope with his current life as a wasted actor is shown. (119 mins.)
 
18.
Death of a Superhero (2011)
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A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality. (97 mins.)
Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
 
19.
Orgazmo (1997)
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Naive young Mormon Joe Young is recruited to act in porn movies. (94 mins.)
Director: Trey Parker