Brightburn, David Yarovesky's superhero horror film, revolves around this central question. Brandon Breyer, like Clark Kent, crashes lands as an infant in a cutesy town and is adopted by a childless couple.
Raising Dion, a Netflix hit, uses the superhero genre to address issues of race and single parenthood in America. Dion, the titular hero, is an eight-year-old Black boy who discovers the power of ion manipulation (telekinesis, levitation, invisibility, the works).
Everyone enjoys a good anti-hero story, and Megamind by DreamWorks is one of the best. Will Ferrell plays the film's eccentric protagonist, a super-genius supervillain who miraculously defeats his adversary.
Amazon's Invincible follows adolescent Mark Grayson as he adjusts to his superpowers and the perils of adolescence. He's the son of Omni-Man, this universe's equivalent of Superman.
Chronicle, like Invincible, explores heroism in the context of high school. It's a low-budget film that does a lot with found footage and raw performances from its young cast.
The Seven, the world's leading caped crusaders, are sociopathic machines owned by the shady corporation Vought. Homelander, The Boys' interpretation of Superman, is particularly haunting, given his complete lack of empathy and sadistic tendencies.
Sir Reginald Hargreeves' adoption of seven super-powered infants is referred to as the Umbrella Academy. The children are unrelated, but they all were born on the same day under mysterious circumstances.
Heroes, which premiered in the mid-2000s, combined drama and action to create one of the most iconic superhero series to ever grace the small screen. Heroes, unlike the majority of these entries, is not based on a printed comic.
There's only one thing better than a superhero film: a supernatural superhero film! In The Crow, murdered musician Eric Draven is resurrected and seeks vengeance on his killers.
Last but not least is this underappreciated Disney classic, Big Hero 6. Hiro, a robotics prodigy, joins forces with other techies and his lovable robot companion Baymax to protect their city of San Fransokyo in this animated film.