As director of both The Evil Dead and the original Spider-Man films, Sam Raimi has a rather impressive resume, but one gem that’s often overlooked is the underrated Darkman, starring a pre-Star-Wars Liam Neeson. When Raimi couldn’t acquire the rights to make a film about The Shadow (who would eventually become the subject of another great, but lesser-known superhero film), he decided to create his own hero. True to its name, Darkman is, well…dark. When hitmen leave Dr. Peyton Westlake horribly disfigured, he decides to go on a quest for revenge, as one is wont to do when horribly disfigured by hitmen. Stylish and surprisingly poetic, Darkman wears its love of classic horror on its sleeve and is a must-see superhero film for fans of The Phantom of the Opera, The Fly, The Mummy, and old pulp heroes.