Superman
1978
****
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Trevor Howard, Margot Kidder, Valerie Perrine, Maria Schell, Terence Stamp, Phyllis Thaxter, Susannah York

The story of Superman from his tragic escape from Krypton to his life as Clark Kent in Metropolis is wonderfully told in one of the most successful comic book films. Good storytelling with believable special effects, although the pace could be a tad faster. Marlon Brando has a small but memorable role as our hero’s father. Followed by Superman II and several other sequels.