Top Ten Marvel Superhero Movies


The ten greatest superhero films based of of characters from the Marvel Universe. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

The Avengers
Awesome to see all the marvel heroes come together in this awesome film. The characters are all very human, and have excellent development. They didn't need to worry about giving each character a backstory and persona because they already did that in their respected films. Also, the movie is serious while also being superhero-y, something many films couldn't pull off. Overall, the best marvel film, and my favorite superhero movie.
Hands down one of my favourite movies ever. So much action and having all the avengers together is just perfect, along with having one of the greatest movie villains ever


Easily the best. Great to see how the characters come together
[Newest]If you don't like this movie...


2Spider-Man 2
Spider Man 2 is the best of all the Spider Man movies its such a well done movie the plot revolves around Peter Parker struggling with the pros and cons of super hero life and then without warning he starts to lose his powers which couldn't happen at a worst time with villain Doc Oc wrecking having on the city and trying to rebuild his failed creation and making matters worst the love of his life Mary Jane is getting married with another guy and his best friend Harry Osbourne obsessed with killing Spiderman who he blames for the death of his father.


Set the standard for superhero movies to come. One of the greatest films ever made. 2nd best superhero movie is Daredevil Director's Cut.


Avengers at the top? Really? That movie has ZERO story, ripped off Transformers 3 and has no heart or depth to it. Spidey 2 is by far the best Marvel movie, best story, had the most heart, great action, and is just better than any other Marvel film. And it's not even close...


But the Avengers is original and anticipating: 6 heroes teaming up, literally. And you wonder why the Avengers is at the top.

3Iron Man
The Avengers was a rather mediocre film from a cinematic aspect. Bland plot, little to no character development, weak dialogue. It missed most elements that really define a movie as great, and is considered as such simply due to the unification of the Marvel heroes, and he CGI.

Iron Man however, has a lot more to offer. The plot isn't one dimensional. It's a rather interesting story that follows not just the beginning, but also the evolution of Tony Stark. It has witty diolague, and spot on delivery as expected from RDJ. The film has a great balance between action and story, as well as great pacing throughout the entire film, which are two things The Avengers simply did not have.

All that easily makes Iron Man the best Marvel movie, only rivaled by the excellence that is Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Both bring all the elements to not only make a great comic book movie, but also a great cinematic piece.
RDJ IS Tony Stark, and I love the fact the film is both gritty and flashy- and with a supporting cast including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges and Terrence Howard- what's not to love?
It started the whole marvel movie franchise era, and it still is the best one.
[Newest]This movie was actually pretty good, but this just isn't better then the others on the list. That's why it is seventh.

4Guardians of the Galaxy
I'll be honest, I wasn't too sure about this movie judging by the trailers (which weren't that great) but Guardians of the Galaxy delivered in all the right places. Perfect blend of action, effects, and plenty of humor to make it entertaining from start to finish.
Maybe not the best actual film, but certainly the most entertaining. It's a roller coaster from start to finish and defiantly the funniest marvel movie. I'm sure as more people manage to watch it, it will climb up this list, I can't believe films such as iron man 3 and the amazing spider man are above this. but I suppose its just because more people have seen them
I just saw this movie and I must say I was very happy with it. It had a nice balance of humor and action that could make anyone like it. Easily number one or two of the best marvel movies
[Newest]A really nice movie! On a scale from 1-10 I rate it an 8!

5Captain America: The Winter Soldier
This movie brought a lot of combat, definitely more so than any other Marvel film. It was not the kind of action with random magical beams shooting everywhere, fighting monsters, or robots. They were well trained soldiers in firefights or hand to hand. It's proven that people enjoy that kind of action more. The choreography was excellent. This film also brought a highly engaging plot that this cinematic universe had never seen before: SHIELD is no longer an ally but the enemy. Captain America faced a political and technological threat as well as a formidable assassin who was a former friend. Million of lives were on the line in a scenario which is not so far fetched, which helped the viewers care about the threat. Strong performances by Nick Fury, Black Widow, and Falcon added more awesomeness. Best film that I have ever seen by Marvel, and way better than the first movie. It's in the conversion with the Christian Bale Batman series for my favorite superhero movies ever!
While I love my Guardians, this movie was cinema gold to me. Evans pulled off Cap better then what he did in the first movie, and Falcon and the Winter Soldier were portrayed exceptionally. Although I already knew who the Winter Soldier was, for anyone who didn't, it would have made an excellent surprise. Best movie Marvel has made yet.
Definitely should be about second place behind the first iron man. The avengers was cool to see, sure, but it wasn't great. The Thor movies in general were pretty awful, gave me a few chuckles but the acting was terrible. This is definitely a favorite for me.

6X2: X-Men United
Really intense, Wolverine is great in this one. Funny when he is scared of the cat. Epic when he uses his claw to start car. He's is truly the mix of intense, epic, and funny.


Nice and nice and nice the real nice, one of the evergreen movies of hugh jackman
There wasn't enough action for me but was kinda cool
[Newest]Only movie nightcrawler is in

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This film is so awesome! Way better than the not so amazing spiderman reboot garbage.

8X-Men: Days of Future Past
This was sort of a sequel to both X-men:First Class and X-men 3. It was by far the greatest X-men movie and most likely the best Marvel movie, so I'm not sure why it's not on here yet.
I really liked it. It was a continuation of both The Last Stand and First Class, but still kept it homely with Wolverine and a few familiar faces. I loved how they showed each character's side, so you wouldn't hate any of them.
This should be #2 on your list! Best X-men Movie Ever
[Newest]Should be higher -_-

9The Amazing Spider-Man
Wasn't expecting much, but instantly became my favourite Marvel movie when it finished. Such a great film with great new actors, villain and a more engaging story with a more accurate-to-the-comics Spiderman. Not just a great reboot, but a great movie altogether
This is my all time favourite marvel movie
I love this movie and its sequel!

10X-Men: First Class
Great movie, Best X-Men movie I've seen, the only one I haven't seen is X-Men Days of Future Past, and that looks even better.
Best x men movie ever.
A amazing movie from marvel. I can not bielive in that : 12°! Should be in top 3!

The Contenders

11Thor: The Dark World
This movie had so much potential. A story that could have been extremely interesting, and a villain that could have been bad ass. Instead, this movie felt like they were more concerned on writing their next joke instead of the next plot point. Still wasn't too bad, plus the dialogue between Thor and brother Loki was phenomenal
Thor is the best superhero who doesn't live on Earth after Rocket Raccoon (from the Guardians of the Galaxy)


Loki is awesome in this movie its his best performance in the Marvel series by far.
[Newest]It was a good movie

12Iron Man 3
This movie was good in almost all aspects. Good plot, pretty solid cast, good action. So what was wrong? The Mandarin twist. For someone who loves the Mandarin character this was a massive disappointment. Not to mention they had been building him up as a bad ass all movie, and you yearned to finally see him, and that's what we get? Sorry Marvel, you took all the wind out of that movie, with that move.
This beats spiderman 2 by far
This movie is a joke

13The Wolverine
A remarkable movie that was extremely underrated still to today good to see it getting decent respect.
Awesome movie (except for the last 30 minutes)
Watched it today in 3D and it's incredible.


14The Incredible Hulk
I love this movie way more better than the first. A lot more action, destruction, and actually has an enemy the Hulk faced off. The first movie was just awful and all the Hulk does is destroy buildings. Get this to at least #10 please.
Hulks always been my favorite marvel hero and Edward Norton did a great Bruce Banner... So ill go for this one.
This movie hit all the right notes. A great backstory for Banner, an awesome plot, and great casting. Especially Edward Norton as Banner/Hulk. I still think he is better then Ruffalo in all aspects.
[Newest]I like this movie

15Captain America: The First Avenger
Good Cap movie. Chris Evans does a great job as Steve Rogers, in fact the whole cast was phenomenal. I also liked that the movie was based in WWII. I thought Marvel might just skip by that part in history and jump to present times.
Personally my least favorite of the Marvel Super hero movies, While Captain America works best as a member of the Avengers, but doesn't work so well as a stand alone character.


Favorite marvel movie. I love how old school it is

The Thor series probably has the best casting out there. Idris Elba knocks it out of the park as Heimdall, the Warriors three are portrayed great, and Portman plays her part well. Even Kat Dennings was tolerable in the first installment.
Dazzling and spectacular. A visually stunning movie with amazing action sequences, terrific acting and awesome soundtrack. Great characters and Kenneth Branagh brings a nice shakespearian touch to it all. Fully entertaining.

It's a very urban time but I stll enjoy the classics

18X-Men Origins: Wolverine
GET THIS FILM OFF THIS LIST! This was the only one that I hated! Deadpool was my favorite superhero of all time and this movie just made a joke out of him! First of all, the most important part is that he's supposed to talk! His nickname is "The Merc with the mouth" not, "the merc with the sealed face"! Also, the swords coming out of his fists were longer than his fore arms! How does he bend his elbows that way!?!?!?
I despise this movie with a burning passion. It ruined my idol deadpool and gave Gambit no more than 5 minutes of appearance. Why is it even on this list?
Why is this even here? It was so bad that it made me want to burn down the theater that I was in and salt the earth so that nothing would ever grow there again!

19Iron Man 2
This was just kind of a dull movie. To this day, I can't remember the story, the characters or really anything that even happened. Kind of forgettable

20X-Men: The Last Stand

21Blade 2


23Avengers: Age of Ultron

24The Hulk
This movie is VERY underrated! Eric Bana is a perfect Banner. But the thing that makes this movie great is the CGI Hulk. This Hulk is my favorite version of Hulk EVER! The face, the strength, even if the size isn't like the comic, it still makes Hulk more... Beast. Hulk 2003 model is 10/10, Hulk 2008 model is 8/10, and 2012 Hulk model is 9.5/10.
This should be at least top 2. Seriously, this movie is much better than its sequel.

25The Punisher (1989)

I love that a movie that hasn't even been made is higher than actual movies. I love you, internet.

27The Amazing Spider-Man 2
[spoiler alert] As the series goes, it is fairly easy to see that a Sinister Six is starting to pick up. First off, Electro does not die in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. According to Jamie Foxx, the actor who played Electro, "electricity never dies; it just goes to a different place". This could mean he could be part of the Sinister Six. Green Goblin and Rhino could be in it as well. Also, if you view the background carefully when the man breaking out the Rhino is walking through the green hallway [Gustav Fiers (The Gentleman) aka Man in the Shadows from the first film], you can see the suits of Vulture and Doctor Octopus. They could be in it as well. The final Sinister Six spinoff will be released probably after the four Amazing Spider-Man films are released. A Venom spinoff is planned for production, so Venom could be in the Sinister Six since the Venom spinoff will probably be released before the Sinister Six spinoff.

[no spoilers now] As far as this goes with more Spider-Man films and spinoffs, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 really helps the series move forward. There needed to be a film in the series that introduced lots of villains and revealed lots of secrets that were only starting to be unlocked in the first film. The film moves slowly and smoothly (sort of) through each point in the plot that it is mostly easy to understand the story. Some points of the film, however, such as the transformations of the villains' personalities, looks, emotions, etc. and [spoiler alert] the death of Gwen (not Stan Lee's idea; he left the comics and some other guy wrote The Night That Gwen Stacy Died because he hated Gwen) are definitely not very anticipated. It is even more sad to see that the makers of the movie did this to stay true to the comics and want to introduce unnecessary characters such as Mary Jane Watson. Other than that, this film is awesome.
Why is this number 20! It should be like this 1. Amazing Spider Man 2 2. Avengers 3. Guardians of the Galaxy 4. Winter Soldier 5. Amazing Spider Man
I saw this movie and GWEN DOES DIE PEOPLE! LOOK IT UP1 (i saw this movie on opening day, which is today, May 2, 2014. this movie is one of the best. top ten movies for me is...
1. Amazing Spider Man 2
2. The Avengers
3. Captain America and the Winter Soldier
4. Iron Man
4. Iron Man 3
6. The Amazing Spider Man
7. Thor the Dark World
8. Thor
9. Captain America The First Avenger
I think that the first Captain America is crappy (for marvel movies), amazing spider man 2 has action that is over the top amazing, but I hate that gwen dies (even though I knew she would cause my friend told me and I watched YouTube videos) I think that guardians of galaxy will be good, and future past (i'm going to watch xmen first class ((which I have but have not watched)). people who did not watch thor the dark world are losers. just cause they think the first movie is junky does not mean the second one will be junky, plus I think harry (SPOILER ALERT! (who is the green goblin) and max (electro WHO DIED) had the best power) the rhino dude is so crappy by the way, and I think harry osborn and loki should be brothers (I AM NOT MAD PEOPLE)

It looks like if it is going to be a great film I am looking forward to it
This is gonna suck


30Avengers Assemble (2012)


32Big Hero 6

33Fantastic Four

34Ghost Rider
It's the best movie ever

35The Punisher (2004)

36Blade: Trinity

37Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

38Spider-Man 3
Best spiderman movie ever

39Punisher: War Zone

40Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Great movie but some parts were a bit weird

41Captain America (1990)

42Hulk (2003)
Now this movie sucks. All Hulk does is destroy San Francisco.

43Howard the Duck
It is actuality a marvel movie
Believe it or not

Never herd of that garbage

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