Best Superhero Movies

by magikcheese | created - 5 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

This list consists of superhero movies that have made a large impact on me and that are just good movies

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1. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

84 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 2,121,777 | Gross: $534.86M

This is the best superhero film. One of the best crime films. It has a noir feel. It gives the watcher a sense of scare. This movie has great themes and acting. Particularly from Heath Ledger as the Joker. I would highly recommend this film.

2. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

78 Metascore

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 586,242 | Gross: $858.37M

Pays off everything in the MCU. Has the best acting from any film. Has the most emotional moments. It will make you cry with joy and sadness. And it has the greatest action from any of the Marvel films. If your not a Marvel fan then this isn't for you. But if it is then it is a fan's biggest dreams.

3. Logan (2017)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

77 Metascore

In a future where mutants are nearly extinct, an elderly and weary Logan leads a quiet life. But when Laura, a mutant child pursued by scientists, comes to him for help, he must get her to safety.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

Votes: 582,565 | Gross: $226.28M

Rated-R. Emotional. Amazing action. Amazing acting. The story comes together very well. Its also got good cinematography. This movie is something for adults and it gives a very emotional end.

4. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans

Votes: 718,622 | Gross: $678.82M

This movie has great action, emotion, and charm. It begins with the MCU's greatest villain and one of the greatest movie villains. This movie has the action to keep you on the edge of your seat, the emotion to make to cry or laugh, and the charm of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, and more.

5. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

80 Metascore

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

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 150,308 | Gross: $134.22M

A old an very important superhero movie. Its not big like Avengers or dark like Logan. Its just a superhero film that makes you laugh and just feel good inside. You don't come for the action. You come for the with and the charm of Christopher Reeves. You come for the John Williams score. You come for the small moments. This film has a little bit of everything. It is very nostalgic.

6. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

76 Metascore

A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 976,813 | Gross: $333.18M

A super fun, emotional, and charming movie that makes you just want to watch it again. It has good action. It has the charm of basically the entire cast. This movie may make you cry. It will most likely get you to laugh. This is one of the MCU's most rewatchable movies.

7. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

69 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

Votes: 319,082 | Gross: $251.19M

This movie set itself away from the Christopher Reeves happy version of heroes to a darker turn. Which isn't bad because this IS Batman. He isn't Superman. So Tim Burton made Batman dark, he made him better. This film has a great score just like Superman but this time its composed by Danny Elfman. It has a great Jack Nicholson performance and Michael Keaton does a very good serious role. A great Batman movie.

8. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

90 Metascore

A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee

Votes: 616,353 | Gross: $261.44M

This is one of the most original superhero movies. It has some great performances and gives a very good spy-like feel to the movie. It does a great job of feeling like its on the past. Then there's the great Incredibles score. This movie shows what its like to be a man going through a mid-life crisis. It is a very good movie in general.

9. The Avengers (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 1,203,943 | Gross: $623.36M

The first Avengers movie. The one that gave way to it all. This movie is so great. Upon rewatching it gets better because you can see what this movie has created. It has the amazing scene of all the Avengers in the circle and the MVP the Hulk. This movie is great and it will go down with Star Wars and Jurassic Park.

10. Wonder Woman (2017)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

76 Metascore

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis

Votes: 504,307 | Gross: $412.56M

This movie has the correct feel to it. The chemistry between the actors are great. Gal Gadot makes a great Wonder Woman. This movie is weak in terms of villains but its strong everywhere else. It is the DCEU's best film.

11. Iron Man (2008)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

79 Metascore

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 884,463 | Gross: $318.41M

One of the greatest superheroes put to screen. Robert Downey Jr's performance is unforgettable. He is the rightful Iron Man. Then there is the superhero origin story. One of the best superhero origin movies there. This movie has some great CGI and cast. No wonder this movie started the MCU.

12. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure

70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Votes: 1,220,336 | Gross: $206.85M

This movie dives deep into the Batman mind and shows his fears and beliefs in more detail. It has the theme of fear and how to overcome it. Christian Bale does a great Batman and he perfectly terrifies the criminals. The suit is realistic, the effects, everything. This is a great superhero origin movie.

13. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

Votes: 457,267 | Gross: $334.20M

This movie gives a young Peter Parker who just wants to do right in the world. Its perfectly fun, energizing, and charming. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man yet and this film has the great theme of growing up and walking by yourself. This is exactly what Peter goes through which makes this movie so good.

14. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

83 Metascore

Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco

Votes: 510,880 | Gross: $373.59M

A movie that teaches about taking responsibility and it shows the pains that Peter Parker has to go through to be Spider-Man and Peter Parker. He has drop one ego to help his other one. It is a good story with a good villain. (Though not as good as Vulture from Homecoming)

15. Deadpool (2016)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

65 Metascore

A wisecracking mercenary gets experimented on and becomes immortal but ugly, and sets out to track down the man who ruined his looks.

Director: Tim Miller | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein

Votes: 842,429 | Gross: $363.07M

This movie breaks the superhero formula and does whatever the hell it wants. It makes jokes constantly. It is not afraid of anything. This film will make you laugh and it may make you sick. Ryan Reynolds is terrific in this movie. The comedy and originality is all welcoming.

16. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

56 Metascore

In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

Votes: 462,776 | Gross: $107.51M

This movie shows a world in where superheroes are illegal and how they struggle with life. Its basically Incredibles...but rated-r. This film has the stand-out of Doctor Manhattan and Rorschach who are some of the most interesting characters created. This movie also has great cinematography and song choices. Its just good.

17. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,416,174 | Gross: $448.14M

This movie shows a broken Batman that gets back into crime after some number of years. Bane is actually good in this movie despite his voice. He is still scary and evil. Then there are the themes and how the world should be run and things like that. It also has great moments and characters.

18. Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

Clark Kent is an alien who as a child was evacuated from his dying world and came to Earth, living as a normal human. But when survivors of his alien home invade Earth, he must reveal himself to the world.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

Votes: 657,376 | Gross: $291.05M

This is a deep movie about Clark trying to find his place in the world. He has to earn the trust of the humans even though he has lived on the Earth for around thirty years. He is deeply flawed but that is what makes him human. This film has an excellent score and visuals. Zack Snyder proves he direct with this movie.

19. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

The Guardians struggle to keep together as a team while dealing with their personal family issues, notably Star-Lord's encounter with his father the ambitious celestial being Ego.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel

Votes: 507,773 | Gross: $389.81M

This is an emotional movie that shows the Guardians as they are a family. This has themes about pain and learning to deal with it. Ego makes a great villain and the CGI is excellent. Yondu is a stand-out character in this where he is further developed. This movie is very emotional and fun.

20. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

74 Metascore

Imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, Thor must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo

Votes: 514,737 | Gross: $315.06M

A super colorful and funny Marvel movie. It replaces action with jokes. Except in the final battle which is just pure awesomeness. Thor is at his best in this movie and the other characters all have their moments. Especially Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) who other than Thor is the funniest character in this movie.

21. Unbreakable (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Spencer Treat Clark

Votes: 362,704 | Gross: $95.01M

A movie that dives into how superheroes are made and what makes them heroes. It also gives great performances from Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. This movie also has great long shots with cameras as well as wonderful cinematography and writing. It is a great film.

22. Shazam! (2019)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

70 Metascore

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.

Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer

Votes: 187,011 | Gross: $140.37M

A super funny and heart warming film that balances comedy, horror, and sadness into one great superhero movie. It has Zachary Levi who perfectly portrays a fourteen year old boy. This film is so fun and entertaining. It is just so rewatchable.

23. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford

Votes: 684,851 | Gross: $259.77M

This film gives a portrayal of a fish out of water where Cap has to learn that the government isn't all good and trustworthy like it was in World War II. This time he is all on his own fighting against Hydra to stop them from killing innocents.

24. The Cry for Help (2019)

Approved | 43 min | Short, Action, Crime

The story follows gangster Mafia Man as he grows and becomes more powerful while the people around him ruin his plans as he has to deal with them and their problems.

Directors: Kenneth, Rahul, Trey | Stars: Kenneth, Kenny, Kolton, Rahul

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