Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) Poster


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Superman (1978)
Superman II (1980)
Superman III (1983)

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Superman (1941) (Short)
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Superman (1948)
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Atom Man vs. Superman (1950)
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Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)
Based on "Action Comics"
Adventures of Superman (1952) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Stamp Day for Superman (1954) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman in Scotland Yard (1954)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman Flies Again (1954)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman and the Jungle Devil (1954)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman in Exile (1954)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman's Peril (1954)
Based on "Action Comics"
The Adventures of Superpup (1958) (TV Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
The Adventures of Superboy (1961) (TV Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superboy (1966)
Based on "Action Comics"
The New Adventures of Superman (1966) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
The Adventures of Superboy (1966) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman (1973)
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It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (1975) (TV Movie)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman (1978)
Based on "Action Comics"
The Return of Superman (1979)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superwoman (1979)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman (1979) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman (1980)
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Superman II (1980)
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Superman III (1983)
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Supergirl (1984)
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Superman (1987) (Video Game)
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Superman (1987)
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Superman (1988) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superboy (1988) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
The Death and Return of Superman (1994) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superboy: Spies from Outer Space (1996) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: The Mysterious Mr. Mist (1996) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: The Animated Series (1996) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996) (TV Movie)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superwoman (1997) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
The Multipath Adventures of Superman (1999) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman (1999) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Smallville (2001) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips (2002) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: The Man of Steel (2002) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Krypto the Superdog (2005) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman Returns (2006)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman Returns (2006) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman/Doomsday (2007) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
Return to Supermans (2007) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: Red Son (2009) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
CR: Superman Returns (2010) (Video Game)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
Super-Man (2011) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
All-Star Superman (2011) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl (2011) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: Requiem (2011)
Based on "Action Comics"
Super Girl (2011) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman vs. The Elite (2012) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl: Stranger in a Strange Land (2013) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman: Unbound (2013) (Video)
Based on "Action Comics"
Man of Steel (2013)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl in the Watery Trap (2013) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Golden Moustache: Batman v Superman (2013) (TV Episode)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl: Endurance (2013) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl & the Bloody Traces of Stargirl (2014) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl IV: The Submerged Tangled Web (2014) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl V: Deadly Seduction (2015)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superboy: The Tween Years (2015) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Twilight Zone: The Deadly Admirer of Supergirl (2015) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl (2015) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman (2015) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman Meets Batman (2016) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Supergirl VI: The Quest for Peace (2016)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superboy: Son of Tomorrow (2016) (Short)
Based on "Action Comics"
Krypton (2018) (TV Series)
Based on "Action Comics"
Superman vs Doomsday
Based on "Action Comics"

Edited from 

Superman (1978)
The closing shots of Superman in space were lifted from Superman (1978).


The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) (TV Series)
When the two prison guards tried out Lenny's car, Lenny closed the doors of his car and the car takes off, and Lenny's uncle Lex Luthor said "Y'all come back and see us now, ya hear?"
Hello, Dolly! (1969)
All in the Family (1971) (TV Series)
One of the two prison guards told Lex Luthor "Move it, meathead!"
Superman II (1980)
Solarman (1986) (TV Movie)
The Solarman and the Nuclear Man have the same power, weakness and costume.

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Christopher Reeve/Leonard Waxdeck & Bird Callers (1983) (TV Episode)
Christopher Reeve says that a fourth Superman movie is unlikely
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Christopher Reeve/Dana Carvey/Frank Olivier (1987) (TV Episode)
Christopher Reeve talks about his upcoming movie
At the Movies: Jaws: The Revenge/A Man in Love/Summer School/Wish You Were Here (1987) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the Video Pick of the Week.
Not Necessarily the News: Inside Entertainment (1987) (TV Episode)
Nominee for most unoriginal picture.
The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
Posters are visible in the lobby of the movie theater
The Directors: The Films of Wes Craven (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Craven.
Family Guy: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Bucks (2000) (TV Episode)
"I made you and I can destroy you."
Justice League: Secret Origins (2001) (TV Episode)
Superman disarming all the worlds nuclear weapons borrows from the plot of the movie.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Dirty Girls (2003) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Spike
Justice League: Tabula Rasa (2003) (TV Episode)
Lex Luthor acts fatherly to a super-powered artificial intelligence and turn it against Superman.
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) (TV Special)
Talked about as lips are shown on screen
The Curse of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Smallville: Crimson (2007) (TV Episode)
Clark reveals his powers to Lois by walking off a building. In both cases, Lois forgot soon afterwards.
Knocked Up (2007)
Poster seen in a room.
The Irate Gamer: Jaws (NES) (2007) (TV Episode)
When Chris is going to kill Jaws in the Jaws game he says 'This is for Superman IV!'
The Big Bang Theory: The Big Bran Hypothesis (2007) (TV Episode)
The guys plan on watching a Superman movie marathon.
Cinemassacre's Bat-a-Thon (2008) (Short)
A still frame is shown.
Watchmen (2009)
The Time magazine with Nixon and Doctor Manhattan on the cover, which is seen lying on a desk in one scene has the headline "Supermen: Quest for Peace"
Family Guy: 420 (2009) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
destruction of the Great Wall of China
Atop the Fourth Wall: Strange Adventures #136 (2010) (TV Episode)
"Superman's about to come in to make his big anti-nuke speech."
Atop the Fourth Wall: X-Men #1 (2010) (TV Episode)
"...since Superman had only come by a few days earlier to get them to disarm their nukes."
The Cinema Snob: Superman: The 1975 Musical (2010) (TV Episode)
"At least it doesn't have Jon Cryer in it."
Midnight Screenings: The Green Lantern/Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) (TV Episode)
Green Lantern is compared to this
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Top 10 80's Cartoon Intros (2012) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy discusses the terrible Superman movies with Christopher Reeve.
Bum Reviews: Man of Steel (2013) (TV Episode)
"Not Number 3 or 4 bad, I can't work miracles."
Renegade Cut: Superheroes and Orson Welles (2013) (TV Episode)
Leon Thomas alludes to it.
Blackcatloner: Blackcat in the City (2013) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner plans to review this movie this week.
Cinematic Excrement: The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2013) (TV Episode)
Smeghead alludes to the fact that this is his next target.
Showreel: The Final Countdown (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the history of Superman segment
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Comic Con: Part 3 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike says that the last two Christopher Reeve Superman movies were junk.
Nostalgia Critic: Man of Steel (2013) (TV Episode)
"Can't we all just hate Superman IV?"
Chris Stuckmann Hilariocity Reviews: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, photograph is shown.
Best of the Worst: Supergirl, Captain America (1990), and Roger Corman's Fantastic Four (2014) (TV Episode)
Jay alludes to it. Also, DVD is shown.
Best of the Worst: Ninja Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Superman: For the Animals #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
"Uh oh, we're going to have a kid as Superman to rid the world of nuclear weapons, aren't we?"
Blackcatloner Reviews: Superman III (2014) (TV Episode)
To be reviewed next time.
Blackcatloner: Super Bowl (2015) (TV Episode)
"And Superman IV is still the worst."
Blackcatloner Reviews: The Last American Virgin (2015) (TV Episode)
"On the other hand, if you think that this lets them (the Cannon Group) off the hook for Superman IV, they are sorely mistaken."
Blackcatloner Reviews: Man of Steel (2015) (TV Episode)
Compared to Man of Steel.
Elstree 1976 (2015)
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: The Entity (2015) (TV Episode)
Ryan mentions film by name.
Blackcatloner: Another Year, Another Super Bowl (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned among 1987's bad movies.
Blackcatloner: It's a Deadpool, Breakfast Club, Fair Use Kind of Thing (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner talks about using a compilation clips of the bad Superman visual effects in his review of this movie.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Lex Luthor uses his DNA and a Kryptoian to create a uncontrollable monster.
Supergirl VI: The Quest for Peace (2016)
Title reference
Nostalgia Critic: Batman vs. Superman (2016) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
The Cinema Snob: Captain America (2016) (TV Episode)
"...who opted for this instead of Superman IV, I guess."
WatchMojo: Top 10 Bizarre Sequels That Almost Happened (2016) (TV Episode)
Superman Lives is #6.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Batman: The Official Movie Adaptation (2017) (TV Episode)
among movies Linkara and NC have reviewed together
1st Viewing: Green Lantern (2017) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Rifftrax: Batman v. Superman (2017)
Kevin: "When Nuclear Man hugged Martha Kent, everyone just lost it."
Top 5 Best/Worst: Top 5 Worst DC Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
Dishonorable Mention
Cinematic Excrement: Bolero (2018) (TV Episode)
Smeghead brings up the fact that Cannon Group also made this film.
Supergirl: The Quest for Peace (2019) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Nostalgia Critic: Justice League (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Batwoman: Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Two (2019) (TV Episode)
On Earth-96, Lacy Warfield was among the Daily Planet staff members killed in the Joker's poison gas attack.


Robot Gyro (1985) (Video Game)
Lenny plays the game at Lex Luthor's hideout.

Featured in 

Superman 50th Anniversary (1988) (TV Movie)
Clip of Superman's UN speech shown.
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) (TV Special)
Clips appear on screen as this sequel is talked about
The Science of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Scene showing Superman in space with no protective gear.
The Curse of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The Mythology of Superman (2006) (Video)
clips shown
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Superman (2006) (TV Episode)
DVD box set Superman: Ultimate Collector's Edition featuring the film is release reviewed + footage used
Top 10 Baddest Bad Guys (2007) (Short)
Nuclear Man is the #3 pick.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Dumbest Superman Moments (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Superman IV (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Best of the Worst in Movies - Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Buck Smithee's Bad Sequels segment
Nostalgia Critic: The Next Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuckups (2010) (TV Episode)
A scene is recalled
WatchMojo: Top 10 Film Appearances of the Statue of Liberty (2010) (TV Episode)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace is #5.
Top 10 Sequels That Aren't as Bad as Everyone Says (2010) (Short)
A clip is shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Superman: Distant Fires (2011) (TV Episode)
Supes gives a speech on world peace
Atop the Fourth Wall: Superman Meets the Quik Bunny (2011) (TV Episode)
Superman repairing the Great Wall of China
David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Unconvincing villain
Oliver Harper's Retrospectives and Reviews: Superman IV (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: 15 Things That Are Wrong with Identity Crisis (2012) (TV Episode)
remembering Nuclearman.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Movie Sequels (2012) (TV Episode)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace is #3.
Videofobia: Star Crash 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Superhero Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace is #6.
Honest Trailers: Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (2013) (TV Episode)
Film trailer used
Atop the Fourth Wall: Marville #5 (2013) (TV Episode)
clip of Superman giving his world peace speech
Cinematic Excrement: Superman IV (2013) (TV Episode)
Topic of review.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Career Ruining Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace is #6 for ruining the career of Christopher Reeve.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Films That Derailed the Franchise (2014) (TV Episode)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, which derailed the "Superman" franchise, is #2 along with Superman III.
Blackcatloner Reviews: Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (2014) (TV Episode)
Movie is reviewed.
Atop the Fourth Wall: ROMtrospective: ROM Spaceknight #41-75 (2015) (TV Episode)
Supes says there will be peace on earth when everybody wants it badly enough
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Clones (2015) (TV Episode)
Nuclear Man gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Fourth Installments in Movie Franchises (2015) (TV Episode)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Movie Sets (2015) (TV Episode)
Outer Space gets a dishonorable mention.
Atop the Fourth Wall: All-Star Batman and Robin #10 (2016) (TV Episode)
recalling the headline of Superman telling a kid to drop dead
The Cinema Snob: Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Cinematic Excrement: Batman & Robin (2016) (TV Episode)
Footage plays as Smeghead calls it the worst Superman movie.
Honest Trailers: Superman Returns (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Atop the Fourth Wall: Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man (2016) (TV Episode)
recalling Supes' sappy message on world peace
WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Movies of the 1980s (2016) (TV Episode)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Villains That Are Just Plain Bad (2016) (TV Episode)
Nuclear Man is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Super Embarrassing Superhero Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace is #3.
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do So Many Sequels Suck? (2017) (TV Episode)
among terrible sequels
Cinematic Excrement: Iron Eagle (2017) (TV Episode)
Footage used as Smeghead talks about Sidney J. Furie.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Biggest DC Movie Blunders (2017) (TV Episode)
Nuclear Man is #2.
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 WORST Comic Book Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
The #6 pick.
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 STUPIDEST Superman Moments (2018) (TV Episode)
The birth of Nuclear Man is the #10 pick.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Franchises That Were Ruined by Terrible Endings (2018) (TV Episode)
The "Superman" franchise, which was ruined by Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Box Office Bombs that Ruined Studios (2019) (TV Episode)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace is #10 for ruining the Cannon Group, Inc.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Worst Superhero Movie Lines (2019) (TV Episode)
The #7 worst superhero movie line is "I Will Hurt People."

Spoofed in 

Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (2012) (Video)
Porn parody of the classic superhero

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