You need not be a youngster to fall in love with these super ability dudes, whom we call “Superheroes”. The superhero fantasy genre has existed for decades now and has given us some of the best movies of all time, including Avengers: Endgame which crossed over the $2.5 billion collection mark worldwide.
Here is a showdown of the 25 best superhero movies of all time. Check out which superhero franchise dominates the list and select the ones you wish to binge watch.
- 1 25. Iron Man (2008)
- 2 24. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
- 3 23. The Batman (2022)
- 4 22. Doctor Strange (2016)
- 5 21. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
- 6 20. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
- 7 19. X-Men: Days of the Future Past (2014)
- 8 18. The Suicide Squad (2021)
- 9 17. Shazam (2019)
- 10 16. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
- 11 15. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018)
- 12 14. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
- 13 13. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
- 14 12. Wonder Woman (2017)
- 15 11. Superman – The Movie (1978)
- 16 10. Batman Begins (2005)
- 17 9. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
- 18 8. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
- 19 7. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
- 20 6. Logan (2017)
- 21 5. The Dark Knight (2008)
- 22 4. Black Panther (2018)
- 23 3. The Incredibles (2004)
- 24 2. Spider-Man – Into The Spider-Verse (2018)
- 25 1. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
25. Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man, the movie which gave Marvel its modern look and worldwide popularity boom, comes at number 25 on the list.
Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., is an industrialist and owner of Stark Industries which manufactures high-tech weapons and missiles to defend American soil and its allies.
When captured and stuck, he constructs an armored suit to escape which comes out to be a successful plan and he decides to use this suit to bring the evil forces to justice.
24. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
The second installment of the Hellboy series, Hellboy II: The Golden Army showcases the story of evil Prince Nuada who is on a mission to bring the Golden Army to life and conquer the world.
Hellboy and his team join forces to stop this hell-bent and vicious ruler from succeeding.
23. The Batman (2022)
Robert Pattinson suits up for the intense role of the Dark Knight in the 2022 DC movie The Batman.
After the murder of the mayor of Gotham City, Batman is called to intervene as the psycho killer leaves a message for him after every murder.
All the clues lead Batman to the web of corruption, linked to his dark past.
22. Doctor Strange (2016)
Introducing Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, Doctor Strange came out as one of the finest works from the MCU.
The famous neurosurgeon, Stephen Strange, loses the ability to use his hands in an accident.
He travels to visit the mysterious Ancient One, seeking a way to heal his hands and himself from his past life, only to come out as a great sorcerer under her tutelage.
21. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
The character of Batman is defined by Christian Bale’s supremacy. After having an eight-year-long period of peace, Gotham city is attacked by an imposing terrorist, Bane.
The Dark Knight aka Bruce Wayne has to come out of the darkness and don the cape and cowl of Batman and deliver justice to the city, because “He is Vengeance”.
20. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Spending over seven decades in ice, Steve Rogers was just adapting to the new world when he joins Natasha Romanoff and Sam Wilson on a mission to track down a mysterious and deadly assassin from Hydra.
The story takes a turn when he comes out to be Bucky Barnes, Steve’s long-lost friend who was supposedly dead 70 years ago but has now turned into a Super Soldier.
19. X-Men: Days of the Future Past (2014)
This X-Men installment showcases Wolverine traveling back in time to stop Mystique from murdering Bolivar Trask.
Apparently, his assassination leads to the creation of the Sentinels, which are robots designed to kill mutants. This back-in-time storyline gave X-Men worldwide recognition.
18. The Suicide Squad (2021)
The Suicide Squad was released last year and is one of the movies that helped regain engagement at box office theatres.
It depicted how in exchange for reduced sentences, the supervillains were being manipulated by a government agent.
They must destroy a laboratory in Corto Maltese, where they get sent and stay involved in a gruesome environment.
17. Shazam (2019)
Another DC character that was introduced to the big screens, Shazam is the story of Billy who was abandoned at a fair and keeps searching for his mother constantly.
His life takes a massive turn after he inherits superpowers from a powerful wizard, including abilities like super-strength, invulnerability, and flight.
16. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
This movie brought what the audience had always wanted, good superheroes fighting good superheroes.
Political involvement in the Avengers’ affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man. One group supports the government that wants to bring a law to control superhero powers while the other opposes it.
The civil war between the groups led by Captain America and Iron Man gives us an action-packed drama throughout the movie.
15. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018)
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies is the first animated sci-fi drama on the list.
Teen Titans desire to star in a superhero movie but Slade has some evil plans in motion against them. He turns them against each other with a mind-controlling device and tries to set an end to their desire.
14. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
The previous Spiderman movie left him in trouble when his identity gets revealed to the public in a very wrong way.
In Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter Parker seeks help from Doctor Strange to make people forget his identity. But Peter’s silly behavior leads to the cast getting corrupted which creates doorways for unwanted guests from other universes to enter this one.
13. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Those who have seen Thor: Ragnarok know how big of a movie it is for Marvel fans. Thor stays deprived of his mighty hammer Mjolnir after his newly revealed sister, Hela, the goddess of death, breaks it into pieces.
Now Thor must escape to the other side of the universe to save his homeland, Asgard from getting destroyed by his sister.
12. Wonder Woman (2017)
The DC universe recreated its craze from the 2017 release Wonder Woman. Princess Diana belongs to an all-female Amazonian race who rescues a US pilot Steve.
She ventures into the world of men after learning of war to stop Ares, the God of War, from destroying the whole of mankind.
11. Superman – The Movie (1978)
DC was ruling the superhero world with one of the earliest successful movies in this league, Superman – The Movie. To seek the safety of his infant son, Kal-El, scientist Jor-El sends him to earth.
Kal is raised as Clark Kent on earth and develops unusual powers and abilities to finally become Superman and fight for truth and justice in society.
10. Batman Begins (2005)
The movie came out as the first installment of the Dark Knight Trilogy. Bruce Wayne suffers emotionally after witnessing his parent’s death at a very young age.
He learns to fight and confront injustice and returns to Gotham City as Batman. Now he must stop a secret society from succeeding in their plan of destroying the city.
9. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
The Avengers franchise can be referred to as a game changer in the world of modern cinema. The movies kept breaking their own records.
Avengers: Infinity War was a blockbuster throughout the globe where all The Avengers must unite to stop Thanos, an intergalactic warlord, from gathering all the infinity stones.
Thanos is insanely ready to carry out his mission in every possible way. Once he gathers all the infinity stones, he will wipe out half of the world’s population to somehow satisfy his theory that it will bring prosperity to the planet.
8. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Everything in Peter Parker’s life is not well and dissatisfactory for him. He has lost his uncle Ben, the love of his life, Mary Jane, and all of his powers.
But Spider-Man can not stop! He must stop Doctor Octavius who has now become a threat to New York City.
It is a classic evergreen Superhero movie for the audience.
7. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Okay, we have superheroes to save us on Earth, but what about the galaxy? Marvel has the solution to your question with Peter Quill and his team as “Guardians of the Galaxy”.
Ronan the Accuser must stop and Peter starts the journey by escaping the planet Morag with a valuable orb needed by Ronan.
He forms allies with a bunch of unwilling heroes and goes on the mission to stop Ronan from succeeding.
6. Logan (2017)
The 2017 film marks the return of Wolverine on screen who is long gone on retirement.
But he must withdraw his retirement to deliver a young mutant named Laura to a safer place. He encounters several mutants in his journey who are terrorized by an evil corporation that is trying weird yet dangerous experiments on them. Will Logan help?
5. The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Trilogy returned with its second installment which is considered far better than the first one.
Batman vs Joker! You need no more description to watch this legacy left behind by Heath Ledger. After Gordon, Dent and Batman now aim to wipe out organized crime from Gotham.
The mobs hire The Joker, a psychopath killer, who pledges to kill Batman and bring Gotham City to its knees.
4. Black Panther (2018)
The hidden and advanced city of Wakanda faces the demise of its king. Now, who is going to step up and lead?
The king’s son T’Challa must return home and lead his land and people to a bright future by inheriting the throne. He must also save his nation from a threat lying inside his family.
3. The Incredibles (2004)
Another animated superhero adventure movie that stole the hearts of every generation with its humor and action-packed story.
Mr. Incredibles is forced to live a civilian life under a white-collar job after the superheroes get banned by the government for some mishaps.
But the urge to come out into action never leaves him and he comes under the radar of evil Syndrome. Now his family must save him from the trap and protect his life from meeting the same fate as other dead superheroes.
2. Spider-Man – Into The Spider-Verse (2018)
Spider-Man is stuck with a multiverse of Spider-Mans, confusing? The movie has much more for you to witness.
Miles Morales gains superpowers from a spider bite and leads his way to protect the city. Soon, he meets different versions of himself and is caught in the fight to save the multiverse.
1. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
No, we are not biased, but we all know how incredible this movie is! Thanos succeeded in getting all infinity stones and wipes out half of the world’s population including half of The Avengers and superhumans fighting against him.
With no hopes of Iron Man escaping space alive and superheroes shattered into pieces, how are The Avengers going to restore everything and bring Thanos down?
You can not lie, the movie has made all of us cry with its ending!!
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