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1,650 Ratings


Directed by Richard Donner
United Kingdom, 1978
Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi


An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home’s first and greatest super-hero.

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Superman Directed by Richard Donner

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1979 | 3 nominations including: Best Film Editing

1979 | Winner: Special Achievement Award

National Board of Review

1978 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1979 | Winner: Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

1979 | 4 nominations including: Best Cinematography

Writers Guild of America

1979 | Nominee: Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium (Screen)

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