Superman

Superman

"You'll Believe a Man Can Fly!"
  • PG
  • 1978
  • 2 hr 23 min
  • 7.3  (159,531)
  • 80

As the destruction of the planet Krypton looms close, Jor-El and his wife Laura give their baby Kal-El a chance at life by placing him into a spacecraft that will take him to a far off planet called Earth. Kal-El’s craft manages to escape Krypton’s destruction and ultimately crash lands on Earth. He is found by Jonathan and Martha Kent, farmers from Smallville, Kansas, who adopt Kal-El as their own son and name him Clark. As Clark grows into a teenager, he begins to exhibit extraordinary powers such as the ability to run at lightning speeds, see through objects, and fly. After discovering his powers came from his Kryptonian heritage and exposure to the yellow sun of Earth, Clark decides to use his powers for the benefit of humanity and becomes a superhero known as Superman. Clark moves to Metropolis and takes a job as a mild mannered newspaper reporter so he can be the first to know when danger occurs. As he begins to fall for his coworker Lois Lane, Superman encounters Lex Luther, a powerful businessman who has hatched a scheme that will not only make him rich, but take the lives of countless innocent people.

Superman
Superman
Superman

Trailer - 2 min 39 sec

Superman (40th Anniversary Trailer)
Superman (40th Anniversary Trailer)

Trailer - 30 sec

Superman (Trailer 1)
Superman (Trailer 1)

Trailer - 2 min 31 sec

Description
As the destruction of the planet Krypton looms close, Jor-El and his wife Laura give their baby Kal-El a chance at life by placing him into a spacecraft that will take him to a far off planet called Earth. Kal-El’s craft manages to escape Krypton’s destruction and ultimately crash lands on Earth. He is found by Jonathan and Martha Kent, farmers from Smallville, Kansas, who adopt Kal-El as their own son and name him Clark.

As Clark grows into a teenager, he begins to exhibit extraordinary powers such as the ability to run at lightning speeds, see through objects, and fly. After discovering his powers came from his Kryptonian heritage and exposure to the yellow sun of Earth, Clark decides to use his powers for the benefit of humanity and becomes a superhero known as Superman.

Clark moves to Metropolis and takes a job as a mild mannered newspaper reporter so he can be the first to know when danger occurs. As he begins to fall for his coworker Lois Lane, Superman encounters Lex Luther, a powerful businessman who has hatched a scheme that will not only make him rich, but take the lives of countless innocent people.

Superman is a 1978 science fiction movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 23 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3 and a MetaScore of 80.

Superman is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at HBO Max, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Superman for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    1978
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    2 hr 23 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (159,531)
  • Metascore
    80