The longest superhero movies of all time

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The Batman brings a new version of the iconic DC hero to the screen in the form of Robert Pattinson, but that's not the only notable thing about the movie.

Back in January 2022, it was confirmed that The Batman would clock in at almost three hours long, making it the longest standalone Batman movie ever, ahead of The Dark Knight Rises.

Whether it will justify that epic runtime remains to be seen, but it's not the first superhero movie to trouble the three-hour mark. In fact, it's not even the second-longest superhero movie to be released.

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In case The Batman's length has got you questioning what is the longest superhero movie, we're here to help with a rundown of the 15 (and change) longest superhero movies of all time.

A couple of notes before we start: all runtimes are taken from the BBFC's official record of each movie's theatrical release as runtimes can vary when it comes to home entertainment due to different frame rates.

And we haven't included any directors' cuts with the exception of Zack Snyder's Justice League, given that the 2021 movie was vastly different to its 2017 predecessor – to the extent of basically being a new movie altogether.

(If you disagree with that, just take it out and bump everything else up one slot.)

15. The Avengers / The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – 142 minutes

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14. Aquaman / Superman: The Movie / Man of Steel – 143 minutes

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Photo credit: Shutterstock - Warner Bros.

13. X-Men: Apocalypse – 144 minutes

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12. Captain America: Civil War – 147 minutes

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11. Spider-Man: No Way Home – 148 minutes

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10. Avengers: Infinity War – 149 minutes

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9. Wonder Woman 1984 – 151 minutes

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8. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice / The Dark Knight – 152 minutes

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7. Superman Returns – 154 minutes

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6. Eternals – 156 minutes

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5. Watchmen – 162 minutes

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4. The Dark Knight Rises – 164 minutes

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3. The Batman – 176 minutes

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2. Avengers: Endgame – 181 minutes

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1. Zack Snyder's Justice League – 242 minutes

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