Best Lex Luthor Movies


  • Superman Returns

    Superman Returns (PG-13, 2006)

    Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Frank Langella, Eva Marie Saint
    The Man of Steel returns to the big screen with this continuation of the icon's film legacy that pic... read moreks up after the events of the first two Christopher Reeve films. Some time has passed since the events of Superman II and the world has gotten used to life without Superman (Brandon Routh) ever since his puzzling disappearance years earlier. Upon his return, he finds a Metropolis that doesn't need him anymore, while Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) has moved on with another young suitor Richard White (James Marsden) in the meantime. As the hero begins to tackle the fact that life on Earth has continued without him, he is forced to face his old arch-nemesis Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) and restore the life that was once his. Directed by Bryan Singer from a script by the writing team of X-Men 2, Superman Returns marks a return to the screen for the man in tights, whose production history has seen many failed attempts including a famous near-miss from Tim Burton and Kevin Smith with Nicolas Cage in the lead role, along with another from director McG and writer J.J. Abrams (Lost). Singer eventually won the prestigious gig when he pitched the idea to not tackle the origin story again, but continue with director Richard Donner's original vision. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
    • p3cataquiz
      p3cataquiz: A lot of people dislike the movie for what it was intended to be, a Christopher Reeves style Superm
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • fb1380611807
      fb1380611807: the way this Luthor was written far too much like the Luthor of the Donner film(s) and not like the Lex Luthor I've come to enjoy from more recent comic book versions. Playing with the concept of Supe
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
    • oylux
      oylux: .

      Lex Luthor conserva su tradicional maldad aunque por tener poco tiempo para interactuar con Superman
      Reviewed 9 months days ago
  • Superman

    Superman (PG, 1978)

    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty
    Richard Donner's big-budget blockbuster Superman: The Movie is an immensely entertaining recounting ... read moreof the origin of the famous comic book character. Opening on Krypton (where Marlon Brando plays Superman's father), the film follows the Man of Steel (Christopher Reeve) as he's sent to Earth where he develops his alter-ego Clark Kent and is raised by a Midwestern family. In no time, the movie has run through his teenage years, and Clark gets a job at the Daily Planet, where he is a news reporter. It's there that he falls in love with Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), who is already in love with Superman. But the love story is quickly sidetracked once the villainous Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) launches a diabolical plan to conquer the world and kill Superman. Superman: The Movie is filled with action, special effects and a surprising amount of humor. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

    Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (PG, 1987)

    Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Mariel Hemingway
    Superman (Christopher Reeve) tries to save the world from nuclear destruction at the hands of Lex Lu... read morethor (Gene Hackman) in this action film featuring the man of steel. In a speech to the United Nations, Superman declares he will rid the world of all nuclear weapons. Arch-villain Luthor emerges from prison obsessed with killing Superman and creates an adversary known as Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow). The two engage in a fight to the finish in various landmarks on Earth before taking their battle into outer space. When Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) invites both Superman and Clark Kent to a double-date dinner, Superman's powers are tested so that both men can be present. Jackie Cooper plays the gruff veteran newspaper editor Perry White, with Marc McClure as Jimmy Olsen. Sam Wanamaker plays tabloid tycoon David Warfield, the millionaire who buys the Daily Planet. Mariel Hemmingway is Warfield's daughter Lacy, Clark Kent's date at Lois' luxury apartment. This is the least interesting of the four Superman movies starring Christopher Reeve. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi
    • tonyguyan
      tonyguyan: . Gene Hackman also returns as Lex Luthor & creates Nuclear Man to destroy Superman as he rids the world of all nuclear warheads.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • nomadjk20
      nomadjk20: Very badly done! The movie affects was poorly done! And this villain born from lex luthor and the s
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • getshort78
      getshort78: ..Superman (Christopher Reeve) tries to save the world from nuclear destruction at the hands of Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) in this action film featuring the man of steel. In a speech to the United
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Superman III

    Superman III (PG, 1983)

    Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Annette O'Toole
    In a major departure from the tone of the preceding two Superman adventure films, this mix of vile d... read moreeeds and fantasy heroics drops the "S" out of cosmic and goes for comic instead. Right at the starting gate, Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor) and a subsequent slapstick sequence upstage (Christopher Reeves again), who later develops an identity crisis. Gorman, newly trained as a computer whiz, starts working for a conglomerate run by the corporate nemesis Ross Webster (Robert Vaughn), intent on world domination. Gorman is sent to Superman's small town of Smallville to wipe out Columbia's coffee crop by fiddling with the computer side of a weather satellite. Clark Kent is in town for his class reunion, leading Superman to clash with Gorman, which in turn, leads Gorman to develop a hybrid red Kryptonite. Unwittingly, since Gorman's wits are always in doubt, the Red Kryptonite causes Superman to split into a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde schizophrenia -- but in two separate bodies. As the evil Superman swaggers around town, megalomaniac Ross Webster has other tricks in mind -- and in one of the more memorable action scenes (interspersed with a video game sequence), Superman is chased through the Grand Canyon by a fast-flying, very determined missile. Lana Lang (Annette O'Toole) is on hand for romantic interest (Margot Kidder only appears briefly -- she was growing tired of Lois Lane). ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
    • wfeather1
      wfeather1: I gotta say that I think it's an excellent film. One of the two best of the whole Superman saga, ac
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • garlonuss
      garlonuss: This movie suffers from a lack of Lex Luthor, but there are a few moments (a very few) that do have
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • charley09
      charley09: Un superman sans Lex ce n'est pas un superman !! ils auraient pus prendre Lex la place d'un gars
      Reviewed 6 years days ago