Best Superhero Movies of All Time


The Top Ten

1 The Dark Knight

"Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight. " - Gordon - BKAllmighty

I am a Marvel fanboy but The Dark Knight will always be the greatest, most epic and most haunting of all superhero movies. Truly mind-blowing. Kudos to Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and a flawless cast and crew for crafting the finest of all superhero movies and also, one of the greatest movies ever made.

An amazing movie, a great story, a superb cast and the Oscar for Heath is icing on the cake. The fact that the hero and the primary villain do not have any actual superpowers doesn't even matter as we watch their battle for control of Gotham rage on for a captivating 2 1/2 hours. The Joker is finally defeated in the end but the hero pays a stiff price in order to protect his city.

This changed my view of superhero movies and Batman. Loved Heath Ledger and Christian Bale's performances. It was deep, emotional and psychological. Love you Batman( and Christopher Nolan ).

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2 The Avengers

The dark night is better but my brother made me vote for this. VOTE DARK NIGHT

What I found is a greatest reassemble of the Avengers and the first in a series to be the way for the pending "Infinity War". Surely, one of the greatest movie that Marvel has given to their fans in 2012. AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

It was a great movie, the best of marvel. It's actors were great, and the cap/iron man feud kept you watching. It was not only great in terms of action, but the development of the characters was beautiful too.

Love it

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3 The Dark Knight Rises

This one has to be no.2 or number 1. I felt it was better than the dark knight because there was more batman story than villain doing crazy things and much more heroism and the oration in the end was epic. This has got more to do with Batman being forced by people to be Batman which ultimately proves that the people accepted him as a hero. So he technically defeated Jokers main objective of making batman a villain. Also, there is and interesting end and the climax was the best of the three films. Dark Knight cannot be better than this movie just because there was joker, I mean seriously.

This one should definitely be in the top 3... An epic conclusion to the most amazing trilogy ever...

It's plain awesome and the end when you find out the one detective is robin and batman survives the atomic bomb and I never guessed cat woman kills bane so if that's not awesome enough then you got to see it for your self

This film was epicly garbage. Number 3 is just stupid - 445956

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4 Guardians of the Galaxy

This film was so funny. The cast was great and I think the the best movie of 2014.

Although I'm not the biggest fan of super hero movie's this one's still one of my favourite movies

Very surprising to me and very fun to watch. Definitely watch this movie. - TheLastSiren

Best si_fi movie ever

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5 Batman Begins

Batman begins is the most underrated superhero movie. Those who pick marvel movies to be better, just clearly live for the simple pleasures of action and pathetic storylines. All marvel movies have a political agenda. The Batman trilogies were more in depth. More symbolism, and what justice means. But people can't seem to appreciate action and stories complementing each other. Oh and Christian Bale is the best Batman, and even more complex then Kevin Conroy's and Michael Keaton's. The only marvel movie that stepped away from using pathetic political agendas was Doctor Strange.

Logan deserves its spot. Batman Begins can't even compare to that masterpiece. So no, Marvel doesn't have pathetic agendas. They can get pretty dark too. - MillieTrina_Prower

Best one ever. Fun, and amazing

When I saw this movie for the first time (and incorrectly assumed that it was predecessor to Batman Returns) it was the first time I watched a movie that was deliciously dark. And it was so brilliant that it was jaw-dropping...

Overshadowed by the success of the Dark Knight and Rises. - Elijah_Cook

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6 Captain America: Civil War

The Best Pure Superhero Movie EVER!. This Movie has kicked DC fans right on their ASS!

I think the dark knight deserves 1st spot... But in my opinion this one is at least top 3, I'm not sure if I like this one or avengers more, but I believe this one should definitely be higher on this list, top 5 at the very least. This movie was great!

The dark knight might be my favorite superhero movie but this is my favorite marvel film and the superhero movie that every time I talk or think about it, I want to watch it again.

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7 Spiderman 2

I always thought my nostalgia is why I loved this film so much, but after re-watching it for the first time in five or so years, it just made me love it even more. The great thing about this movie is that it is so different than what we have today (mainly because it was one of the first pioneers in the genre and could make it into whatever it wanted, CREATING the format rather than following it). It's just so different. It's the most personal superhero story we'll ever get in my opinion and has a certain heart and warmth to it.

Better than Logan. Logan is sadly overrated, (I too thought was great on my first viewing), its just too much depressive stuff all crammed up into one movie. It actually doesn't makes much sense seeing a Logan on Days of the Future Past and Apocalypse and all of a sudden he is all depressed and wanting to die. I get it, depression is a real thing, but the Wolverine doesn't stays depressed a whole movie's run time and then dies ok? Its just stupid and Charles death was also depressive. I dig the drama and the vibes it got and all but the film was just too overloaded of it and just because of that everyone calls it a masterpiece. It is NOT. It was fun, but in essence it was definitely NOT the end an xmen and Wolverine fan would expect for his/her hero. Charming, charismatic, kinda bad tempered yet somehow optimistic Logan, anyone? , yeah, he's not in the movie.. overrated. Spiderman 2 should be above this. Hands down.

How is this not in the top 10?! It should be at least number 3, it's still the best film in the series to date!

The movie could go dark or funny without being corny.

Spiderman is relatable. Making sacrifices against what is best for you and your relationships... for your community.

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8 Logan Logan

Should be #2, only equaled by The Dark Knight. Logan is a beautiful, sombre, touching, brutal, dark and tragic film, one that truly redefines superhero movies. In fact, it bares little resemblance to most of the genre, and though there are plenty of gritty, thrilling action sequences scattered throughout, the film feels more like sombre, touching drama with bursts of explosive action in between. The dynamics between Logan, his daughter Laura and Charles are compelling and extremely well-defined, with a variety of touching character moments bolstered by a script with lots of emotional substance. The film also explores themes such as mortality, regret, death, fatherhood, responsibility, love and hope, which are uncommon in many superhero pictures. The cinematography is bleak, but beautiful nonetheless and highly well edited. The action sequences are extremely violent, but also well-handled so that they feel real. They are fluid, intense and very hard-hitting. The extreme blood and gore ...more

An epic conclusion to Jackman's 17 year run as the Wolverine. Couldn't have been any better. Charles thought he was killed by Logan which makes his death all the more tragic. And the ending... I will never forget the moment when Hugh Jackman closed his eyes. No film ever left a mark on me as significant as this one. It is not just mindless slashing and cutting - the R-rated violence actually makes sense and is an integral part of the film. One of the greatest pros of this film is the portrayal of Logan's relationship with Laura. If any film can knock Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Dark to the 2nd position, it's LOGAN. Goodbye Wolverine!

I just think this is the only Film that is completely character driven. The performance by Jackman is possibly the best of any superhero ever, and the gore that comes with the adult rating simply elevates an already brutal look at life. The idea that even superhero's get old help elevate this film to heights nothing has ever reached before

This one deserves the 2nd spot, please vote guys.

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9 Iron Man

Well, more realistic superhero than Batman, I think. He's not the one who'll get upset if the city bank is robbed, he won't run after the thief who snatched the purse(like spider man), but he will definitely save the world when needed the most. He won't get too sentimental while putting his life on line (remember the avengers). He doesn't fear that his superhero identity will cost the people closest to him(Just think of a Batman, always fearful of getting exposed). He creates trouble, he solves trouble. He will break his own morals if needed (not like batman, who let others die for his secret). And of course, coolest actor portraying the coolest character, he is simply the best.

Cocky, Badass, Super rich, Billionaire, Style, Class, GENIUS ETC... Tell me which movie had that? Closest movie to it would be The Dark Knight.

Well, more realistic superhero than Batman, I think. He's not the one who'll get upset if the city bank is robbed, he won't run after the thief who snatched the purse(like spider man), but he will definitely save the world when needed the most. He won't get too sentimental while putting his life on line (remember the avengers). He doesn't fear that his superhero identity will cost the people closest to him(Just think of a Batman, always fearful of getting exposed). He creates trouble, he solves trouble. He will break his own morals if needed (not like batman, who let others die for his secret). And of course, coolest actor portraying the coolest character, he is simply the best.

Its just The best

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10 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain america is by far my favorite hero and the move is just pure awesomeness

This movie had serious balls to step away from Marvel's usual "let's make it fun" thing. Great villain, great cast, great story. - TheLastSiren

Are you joking this movie was amazing Hail Hydra


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The Contenders

11 Spiderman

a superb adaptation of the web hero - MatrixGuy

It is no wonder the best superhero flic ever.
Should be at the top spot.

The coolest superhero, your friendly neibhour Spiderman, it is the best superhero movie and it felt so real, Spiderman is not only the best superhero movie but also my favourite superhero

This was so overrated

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12 Deadpool

My new favorite superhero movie. This breaks all the rules and doesn't have a dull moment in the entire movie plus it is hilarious and irreverent. Awesome.

The funniest superhero movie yet and the second best only behind The Dark Knight.

Not only is this the best superhero movie, I think it's one of, if not, THE best action movie out there

Its hilarious

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13 X-Men: Days of Future Past

I Just Watched this film, It will go into the top ten soon! Whilst it is not better than the Dark Knight. It is personally better that the others

X men days of future past was best x men to date the early movies are this was best one the character are good it can funny and dark in the story.

Just watched this. Very very good movie.

Best X-Men movie for sure. So many good characters and great plot. Still glad Disney bought Fox so X-Men are coming to the MCU, though! - Elijah_Cook

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14 Batman

Tim Burton defined the approach of Batman. It is much closer to the comics than the Dark Knight trilogy and Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson are perfect as Batman and The Joker. This should be #1.

Because it's one of the most influential superhero films ever made, a classic, and a masterpiece.

Who said an old movie with almost no special effects can be good? I did

I love batman

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15 X2 - X Men United

Seriously? X2 is the best X-Men movie other than The Wolverine. It should be at least Top 10 and at no means under Daredevil.

Both Wolverine movies sucked.

16 Iron Man 3

I thought Iron Man 1 was better, but this is my second favorite Iron Man movie

So the best, the effort put into this film is amazing

This sucks. It is not bad but it shouldn't be in the top ten

Now this is what I call a good movie

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17 X-Men: First Class

Why did I have to be the first person to post this one on here?! Lets at least get this one in the top 15!

This is the second best X-men movie after X-men: Days of Future/Past. It should be higher and Professor-X and The Beast are awesome in it.

This is one of the very best!

2nd best superhero film after batman begins

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18 The Avengers: Age of Ultron

I love the end credit"i will get them my self "

The best movie of 2015 and 1 of the best by marvels

The Avengers Strike Back! - Leoda1234

Sooo Underrated

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19 The Amazing Spider-Man

A much more faithful adaptation of the comic book hero. While Tobey Maguire captured Peter's loneliness and social inadequacy, he failed to capture Spider-Man's enduring spirit through his wise-cracks. There wasn't enough attitude that is an integral part of Spider-Man's character and that's what Andrew Garfield captured. Plus the genius level intellect was much better explored in this film. A much more satisfying adaptation of Spider-Man.

This movie sucks its nowhere near as good as the other superhero movies on this list this should get knocked down all the way to the depths of the list

So much better than the original three, especially three.
I'm also surprised Spider-Man (2002) was voted above this AND Spider-Man 2 (2004).

I don't like Spider-Man at all
i love batman though

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20 Captain America: The First Avenger

The start of us loving Chris Evans as Captain America

Should be way above a lot of these films. - Elijah_Cook

21 Man of Steel

I love this movie. I don't understand why everyone hates it, and at the end battle between Superman and Sod ZOD is the one throwing him through buildings and punching him through cars and blasting buildings with his heat vision. And Superman TRIED to take the battle into space to avoid destruction, but ZOD was the one who punched him through a satellite and brought it back to earth. And the soundtrack was just amazing. And Henry Cavill is the best Superman ever. And so was Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Michael Shannon as Zod and Russell Crowe as Jor-El. And the plot was awesome and (Spoiler Alert) the scene where Superman has to kill Zod HE TRIED TO AVOID IT BUT ZOD WAS GOING TO KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE WHY DO YOU HATE SUPERMAN FOR SAVING INNOCENT PEOPLE? All the action was completely awesome and the plot was so entertaining. I loved the first 20 minutes on Krypton. I loved the scattered flashbacks to Clark's life on Earth. They always seemed to be in the perfect places. This movie is ...more

Absolutely badass and hugely entertaining. Fantastic action and soundtrack. One of the greatest!

Super is the oldest and strongest of all superheroes he is the king of comics and superhero films

The most misunderstood superhero movie ever

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22 X-Men

This is my favorite superhero franchise, but I think that the later movies were much better than the first one.

The best super hero movie ever ps this is my opinion and this is a girl talking.

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23 The Incredibles

You would think that a superhero movie to based on a comic book would be horrible, but the Incredibles is one of the very few that break the rule.

Has a 97 on Rotten Tomatoes, higher than any other superhero movie out there.

One of the best animated movies ever. - Elijah_Cook

Why is it 28? This should be number 2 with TDK as 1! - PeeledBanana

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24 The Matrix

SUCH A GOOD MOVIE... Although not so sure that it is a super hero movie. Still, it is one of the greatest movies of all time!

Does really count as a superhero movie? I know it follows the story of a man who is destined to bring down an evil force, but I think of it more as a Sci-Fi film rather than a Superhero movie.

This should be number 1 my personal favourite movie of all time! - roblist

Matrix isn't a superhero movie, what? - NickWillems

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25 Thor Ragnarok

I seen almost all the superhero movies of marvels.. But thor ragnarok are best and also include lots of actions and comedy..
And hulk and thors fight are amazing mind blowing...
I can't explain..
I saw the movie first show first ticket 🎫...

26 Spider-Man: Homecoming

This Spiderman is first one to have an actor to look the proper age of Spiderman and the first one to really take place in high school and a awesome villain

I would say this is the best Spider-Man movie right next to Spider-Man 2 and it's a huge improvement from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

THIS below BOTH Amazing Spider-Man movies? You're killing me smalls! This deserves a place in the top ten! I've seen it twice! - Elijah_Cook

Tom holland was epic and he LOOKS the proper age for spidey.

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27 Batman - Mask of the Phantasm

This Is Totally Kickass - BeatlesFan1964

28 Superman

Christopher Reeves is the coolest Superman Ever! - westofohio

The grand daddy of them all, there would not have been a DARK KNIGHT movie without this one. It was up there with STAR WARS back in 1978 when it was released.

The first ever major superhero movie. This drserves more than any of these movies to be number one. Christoher Reeves, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, all these actors made it as famous as it is today. Also the John Williams score isthe best superhero theme of all time.

29 Watchmen

The Watchmen is basically if you took the realistic aspects of The Dark Knight and applied them to any of the super heroic action-based hero movies, making for a hyper-realistic depiction of what would really happen if heroes existed. It starts off with a group of what seems to be "America's League of Super Guardians" yet quickly transitions to the dark side of each character. You have Nite Owl, the self righteous hero who, though he always makes morally righteous decisions, never comes out on top. Miss Jupiter, the sex appeal of the team who is actually a pivotal character to the plot in the sense that she influences the actions of everyone. Dr. Manhattan, a god among men who chooses to isolate himself from mankind. The Comedian who doesn't care and is a rapist, murderer. Ozymandias, who thinks logically/statistically and has a a master plan. And Rorschach, a man with a black and white moral code in a world of grey situations. - JiggaMan

This adaptation of Alan Moore's all time classic deserves a top 10 spot. May not be a high grossing hit but it was one of those rare breed of movies made not for the money, but for the love of the serious stuff. Genre defining movie a must see! - antonsaikia

Without doubt the best comic book adaption ever made definitely deserves at least top 5

I think is the best superhero movie but no one apreccies it

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30 Wonder Woman

This movie was great! Good concept, depth characters and I especially loved Gal Gadot's performance. SPOILER, it was such a shame that Steve died. The comics have him alive but the movies just gave way for more tragedy. Very compassionate. - MillieTrina_Prower

One of the Best movies in 2017

Please add this movie! It's excellent! Gal Gadot was amazing as Wonder Woman! I keep on asking for it to be added and it hasn't been yet. It's a GREAT movie. - NickWillems

what? 30

31 The Amazing Spider-Man 2

This movie sucks very little action

You have to be kidding me it's better than Spider Man 3 but it still sucks - NickWillems

Kick ass movie! Electro is so cool!


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33 Kick-Ass

Kick-ass kicks the asses of all of these movies dude! I mean seriously! I think this should be at least #3. Also, Hulk was completely terrible! Jeez loo-eeze, this must be decided by Brits! Kick Ass rocks, Spiderman 3 and Hulk should be off the list, and not even on the contenders.

Who are you... I'm kick ass

Has anyone watch the original kickass with characters like big daddy, hit girl red mist seriously this should so what if he doesn't have super powers he could spider man's ass anytime anywhere. - Rvplove9

I think this is te best super hero movie, because is't so close to reality. They don't have superpowers, there is real consecuenses, unlike Batman who got stuff that dn't exicist, this movie got it all. My favourite superhero movies are

1. Kick Ass

2. The Dark Knight

3. Hancock

4. Kick Ass 2

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35 Thor

Visually stunning and hugely entertaining. Terrific action and battle sequences along with great humor. Awesome soundtrack also. One of the best.

36 Doctor Strange

This movie has a great ingredient such as a great CGI image and a interesting stories.

Man it's awesome, A new superhero with a fabulous origin story

A true masterpiece the best superhero in marvel history

Why is this 48? This should be number 1!.

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37 Batman: Under the Red Hood

This is the best animated superhero movie ever! Amazing voice acting and great animation! The plot and dialogue are stupendous. This is my favorite superhero movie.

38 V For Vendetta

This movie is fantastic, the characters are rich in backstory, there are plenty of emotional moments in the film, and the horrifying actions of the lettermen are shown in glorious detail making you hate them with a passion.

39 Robocop
40 Thor: The Dark World

This is a really great movie from beginning to end. I recommend this movie

41 Ant-Man

Good movie with a bit of humour. Loved the Falcon cameo! Hopefully Ant-Man ties into the avengers story soon.

42 Black Panther Black Panther

This movie was a perfect example of how a superhero movie should be..

Worst movie ever Sean



43 The Incredible Hulk

Edward Norton wrote the whole script for the film (and even added the Tony Stark cameo) and did a great job with it! He pulled off Bruce Banner and Hulk looked awesome in this movie as well. HULK SMASH! - 666metalheadgamer666

My favourite superhero and I like it when he beats other super heroes badly and the best was then when he fought with Zeus... Love hulk!

This shouldn't be so low on the list. It's such an improvement on the first Hulk movie.

Best super hero ever!

44 Suicide Squad

Who put this here? It's not out yet!

It is horrific

Not exactly a superhero movie - Nirocart

I loved this quite a lot. My third favourite DC movie, only to the Dark Knight and Wonder Woman. - NickWillems

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45 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
46 The Crow
47 Superman II

Superman meets villains with super powers equal to his own. For this film to come out in 1980, the imagery was amazing. This and the Incredible Hulk with Edward Norton should be much higher.

For this to come out in the early 80's, it was great. In those days, they didn't have all of the fancy CGI they have today an it still had awesome special effects.

This is the best Superman movie and should be on the top 10.

48 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Even better than the original.

Amazing movie I loved it



49 Dredd

Dredd should be higher than #41 on the list

Top 5 material much better than silly willy dark knight

50 Batman Returns

This was the best of the original batman movies! Also batman forever was pretty awesome.

This is the best Batman movie after the 1989 one, with a great, sympathetic villain and a bigger Tim Burton effect.

This was so much better than batman forever and batman and robin

Amazing movie should be higher

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