Superhero Movies Rankedby kjroliver | created - 1 month ago | updated - 6 days ago | Public
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1. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 2,119,476 | Gross: $534.86M
To describe this as a superhero movie is technically accurate but it is also a great crime thriller and an interesting character study. Fantastic movie and possibly my all time favorite
2. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller
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.
Votes: 1,415,363 | Gross: $448.14M
While not as good as the Dark Knight, the Dark Knight Rises is still a great movie. I personally really enjoy bane as a villain and there are some great moments in the film.
3. Iron Man (2008)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Votes: 884,071 | Gross: $318.41M
This movie was so good it launched marvel's entire universe
4. Batman Begins (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.
Votes: 1,219,605 | Gross: $206.85M
Another Nolan movie. While the action isn't great in this one, the characters are once again fantastic and the story is interesting. It isn't a masterpiece like the dark knight and it lacks the scale of the dark knight rises but its still a great movie
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 684,476 | Gross: $259.77M
6. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 514,181 | Gross: $315.06M
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 456,769 | Gross: $334.20M
The marvel movie with the lowest stakes. Its smaller scale is a welcome change of pace and works perfect for Spiderman. Tom Holland nails the role and the humor in the movie works pretty well.
8. Spider-Man (2002)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
Votes: 651,416 | Gross: $403.71M
This is an awesome movie. Campy but lovably so. Almost an ode to comic books.
9. Logan (2017)
R | 137 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 582,103 | Gross: $226.28M
Great movie but kind of a rip off of children of men
10. Joker (I) (2019)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In Gotham City, mentally-troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: "The Joker".
Votes: 349,858 | Gross: $192.73M
What frustrates me about this movie is that there was probably a great movie in here. Joaquin Phoenix nails his performance and some of the scenes are truly disturbing. But it almost felt like the movie didn't really know what message it was trying to deliver and it really became very muddled. Overall the movie had its moments but I feel like it wasted a lot of potential.
11. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 717,701 | Gross: $678.82M
Thanos: the movie. Finally a villain with some sort of a code and convictions. Until they throw it away in the next one and he just becomes the stereotypical blow up the universe just because bad guy.
12. The Avengers (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 1,203,568 | Gross: $623.36M
13. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
PG-13 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Political involvement in the Avengers' affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man.
Votes: 605,293 | Gross: $408.08M
14. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe.
Votes: 976,260 | Gross: $333.18M
15. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.
Votes: 510,669 | Gross: $373.59M
Great in the same way the first one is. Miss out on Dafoe saying "godspeed spiderman" tho
16. Shazam! (2019)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 186,464 | Gross: $140.37M
The best non-nolan DC movie. Although that isn't saying much
17. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 507,345 | Gross: $389.81M
18. Doctor Strange (2016)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
Votes: 537,643 | Gross: $232.64M
19. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
Votes: 631,101 | Gross: $233.92M
20. X-Men (2000)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a world where mutants (evolved super-powered humans) exist and are discriminated against, two groups form for an inevitable clash: the supremacist Brotherhood, and the pacifist X-Men.
Votes: 544,887 | Gross: $157.30M
21. Black Panther (2018)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.
Votes: 546,506 | Gross: $700.06M
22. Iron Man 3 (2013)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Votes: 708,892 | Gross: $409.01M
23. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.
Votes: 685,957 | Gross: $176.65M
24. Man of Steel (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 657,132 | Gross: $291.05M
25. X-Men: First Class (2011)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the 1960s, superpowered humans Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr work together to find others like them, but Erik's vengeful pursuit of an ambitious mutant who ruined his life causes a schism to divide them.
Votes: 619,006 | Gross: $146.41M
This is the point of the list where I would no longer recommend any of the films below.
26. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Votes: 215,835 | Gross: $388.53M
A very formulaic marvel movie. I think a lot the humor falls flat. some of the characters don't work for me at all like for example MJ and peter's friends seem almost thrown into the movie. There are some real cliche moments as well but Tom Holland nails Spiderman and gyllenhall kills it. decent message about fake news. fine movie I guess
27. Thor (2011)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
Votes: 699,573 | Gross: $181.03M
A very by the book marvel movie that hits all the cliches. Not bad or good but certainly not memorable.
28. Captain Marvel (2019)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
Votes: 367,151 | Gross: $426.83M
What does captain marvel in for me is the character of captain marvel. What I mean is, what character? It seems like Brie Larson just sort of plays Brie Larson and you never really get a sense of who she is. Its story arc follows many other marvel movies but without the lovable character it just feels bland
29. Deadpool 2 (2018)
R | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (a.k.a. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg Cable.
Votes: 420,119 | Gross: $324.59M
The humor in this Deadpool movie works slightly better than the last one but it still feels kinda corny and juvenile
30. The Wolverine (2013)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Wolverine comes to Japan to meet an old friend whose life he saved years ago, and gets embroiled in a conspiracy involving yakuza and mutants.
Votes: 408,460 | Gross: $132.56M
31. X2: X-Men United (2003)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When anti-mutant Colonel William Stryker kidnaps Professor X and attacks his school, the X-Men must ally with their archenemy Magneto to stop him.
Votes: 488,856 | Gross: $214.95M
32. Deadpool (2016)
R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A wisecracking mercenary gets experimented on and becomes immortal but ugly, and sets out to track down the man who ruined his looks.
Votes: 841,915 | Gross: $363.07M
33. Iron Man 2 (2010)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark must contend with both his declining health and a vengeful mad man with ties to his father's legacy.
Votes: 674,309 | Gross: $312.43M
34. Wonder Woman (2017)
PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 503,931 | Gross: $412.56M
This movie's last act goes against the entire message of the rest of the movie for the sake of an ugly mess of a cgi battle. The action is not very good in general.
35. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.
Votes: 685,756 | Gross: $459.01M
This movie exists as setup. It is like a trailer for future marvel movies. That is to say, it isn't very good.
36. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The early years of James Logan, featuring his rivalry with his brother Victor Creed, his service in the special forces team Weapon X, and his experimentation into the metal-lined mutant Wolverine.
Votes: 444,859 | Gross: $179.88M
37. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to save the city from the machinations of a mysterious reptilian foe.
Votes: 533,995 | Gross: $262.03M
38. Ant-Man (2015)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Votes: 520,239 | Gross: $180.20M
The antman movies follow the marvel formula to the letter and have almost nothing else to offer. They are extremely bland but this one is slightly less so.
39. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
As Scott Lang balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
Votes: 263,615 | Gross: $216.65M
40. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 583,912 | Gross: $858.37M
This movie felt more like a 3 hour video of Marvel just pointing at their past movies and saying "look, wasn't this good?" than an actual story. Boring, unnecessarily long and the plot (which is mostly just an excuse to go back to old movies and ruins the pacing) made past movies feel pointless. Usually in Marvel movies (although they are formulaic) I feel that their was an interest in the characters and making a movie that is good on its own but this movie felt very much like a large studio taking advantage of the fact that they knew everyone would see it and love it no matter what they did.
41. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Sci-Fi
The human government develops a cure for mutations, and Jean Gray becomes a darker uncontrollable persona called the Phoenix who allies with Magneto, causing escalation into an all-out battle for the X-Men.
Votes: 460,820 | Gross: $234.36M
I don't remember really anything about this movie except that I didn't like it which is in a way a sign of how awful it was.
42. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When the Dark Elves attempt to plunge the universe into darkness, Thor must embark on a perilous and personal journey that will reunite him with doctor Jane Foster.
Votes: 555,102 | Gross: $206.36M
Probably the worst marvel cinematic universe movie.
43. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the 1980s the X-Men must defeat an ancient all-powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur, who intends to thrive through bringing destruction to the world.
Votes: 367,687 | Gross: $155.44M
Really boring. Horrible dialogue. Pointless.
44. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones.
Votes: 395,578 | Gross: $202.85M
The action is a music video. Would not recommend.
45. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.
Votes: 587,788 | Gross: $330.36M
Really, really, really bad. But not as bad as Justice league.
46. Fantastic Four (2015)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Votes: 142,441 | Gross: $56.12M
This is barely a movie. Sony had to do something with the property or they would lose their movie rights so they threw together this hunk of absolute garbage. And its not even the worst movie on this list
47. Suicide Squad (2016)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.
Votes: 550,867 | Gross: $325.10M
Never forget the guy who's ability was that he could climb anything.
48. Justice League (2017)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his new-found ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.
Votes: 342,964 | Gross: $229.02M
An insult to the human race