Best Superhero Movies of All Time

The Top Ten
1 The Dark Knight

TDK is the best superhero movie, and it's not very close. Not only was this the best superhero of all time, but it's one of the best movies of all time in general (ex: being one of 5 movies on IMDb to hold a 9.0+ rating). The acting was phenomenal, the best cast I've seen at least, Heath Ledger's Joker is the best villain performance of this generation (Won an oscar to prove it), and Aaron Eckhart's fantastic performance of Two-Face was mostly under-shadowed by Ledger's perfection, and ya can't forget Bale as Batman who nailed it again, as well as Gary Oldman as Gordon and Michael Cain as Alfred. The plot and writing was near perfection, with virtually no plot holes if any at all. I don't believe there'll be a superhero movie that will ever top this one. Well done Mr. Nolan, very well-done.

Marvels movies usually trump dcs films, but this one obviously takes the cake. It is not only the very best superhero movie, but is also part of the best superhero movie franchise of all time, and contains the best villain and superhero and one of the best quotes of all time,"why so serious..." It is fantastic, it's tone is dark but realistic, and it's frightning as well as superb acting from all actors. The dark knight returns and the avengers are the only superhero movies who can even look this film in the eye. Superb! 9.5/10! @

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.

Christopher Nolan made a fantastic crime thriller about the hypocrisy of law enforcement and the true meaning of justice, that's also a kick-ass action movie where where a guy in a bat costume punches people and a clown blows up a hospital. Every single event in this movie has a deeper meaning, but watching this film at face value it still super entertaining.

RIP Heath Ledger, best Joker

2 The Avengers

I know that third is really good, but the fact that even the original Spider-Man is above this is just sad, I loved that movies but this is my favorite super hero movie of all time, heck, it's my favorite movie of all time. The Dark Knight was good, but I didn't love it that much.

Way better than Dark knight and raised a whole 500 thousand more dollars world wide. Heath ledger as the joker was half the reason why it was so successful and I will always have respect for him but come on. Avengers is the best superhero movie yet.

This movie was the worst piece of garbage I have ever seen since Spiderman 3. Story made no sense filled with tons of plot holes. For a 2012 movie it looks too cheesy and oudated. It seemed MCU made this movie just for a money grab. It is mega overrated.1.5 billion dollars my ass!

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.

3 Spider-Man 2

This movie is beyond comparison to just about any other superhero movie. The emotional conflict Peter struggles with and how it effects him makes for such a believable and well developed character. I mean, when Peter finally decides to hang up his costume and just be Peter Parker, you can't help but feel like you want him to stay as Peter Parker because he looks so happy and everything is going well for him, that means he is so well developed. And not just that, but the acting is amazing as well, especially Rosemary Harris as Aunt May, she provides some of the most emotional and best moments and pieces of dialogue I've ever heard in a superhero movie. And of course, the fight scenes and choreography of this movie are amazing, that train scene is just, wow. Danny Elfman provides such an amazing score as well, matching each scene just perfectly. And I'm kind of surprised of how good the comedy was in this movie as well. Peters landlord, J.K Simmons, the endless quotes such as "Pizza ...more

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.

This movie is fantastic in just about every way. It's naturally funny, has a faithfulness to the comics (JK Simmons as JJJ is one of the best castings ever) while still having its' own story, tons of character growth, some of the greatest action scenes in a super hero movie (Yes, even 13 years later! ), and my favorite part is that even if you don't care for super hero movies, you can still enjoy this one. Because it explores themes we all have to deal with in life: Being weighed down by our responsibilities, but also why those responsibilities are important and can even make us who we are.

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.

4 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.

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...

A superhero movie that is perfect in every single way: great story, great pacing, great writing, great acting, and interesting characters. Out of all the movies in the Dark Knight trilogy, this one is by far by favorite.

The one where a man became a legend. It began what would be one of the greatest movie triology.

5 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 movie was terrible. How did Bruce find Selina in Gotham again? Why did he trust her considering she did nothing but steal from him, betray him, threaten him that a storm was coming and Bruce still trusted her implicitly. Terrible film on every level. Bane and Batman fought like two drunken brawlers. People who like this film are not true Batman fans. How can a little girl make a jump a bunch of full grown men can't make, one of which is suppose to be the worlds greatest athlete?

1- The Dark Knight Rises (Big conclution and great action 9.7)
2- The Dark Knight (Heath Ledger kill everybody, great plot and casting 9.5)
3- Spider-Man 2 (Sorry but thisnis better than the avengers, I feel more indentiffy with this 9.2)
4- The Avengers 1 and 2 (Its great seen marvel superheroes united 8.9)
5- Batman Begins (The mean of darkness 8.6)
6- Iron Man (Funny and very catching 8.4)
7- Guardians Of The Galaxy (Funny and a very great form to make a movie for a new superheroes 8.3)
8- Spider-Man (This is my childhood 8.2)
9- Captain America: Winter Soldier (Better than the first 7.9)
10- X-men Days Of Future Past (The best of the saga, very dark 7.6)

The best superhero movie ever. Amazing ending and excellent action scenes not to mention a more epic feeling than TDK and a very underrated villain and twist.

6 Logan

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!

It wasn't the exact portrayal I wanted to see in bringing Wolverine from the comics to the big screen...but it was damn close. Would of loved to see a Weapon X movie faithfully loyal to the Barry Windsor Smith classic. That would of been a great start with this movie being the perfect end. Anyhow how can anyone not see this movie (wolverine fan or not) and not be touched? Its gritty realism, with a standout performance from Hugh Jackman (oscar worthy really) to the somber feel that accentuates Wolverine perfectly. It underlines really that Wolverine, despite all his will, heart and determination to do what is right that ultimately he is doomed by his very nature. Logan wasn't just a great superhero movie it was a great movie period.

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

Most superhero films of the recent years are nothing but mindless action mixed with story. With Logan, we had a film that not only had amazing action, but a very poignant narrative. Hugh Jackman adopted the role of Wolverine in the first three X-Men movies, struggled to make it his own in Origins, finally started becoming his character in The Wolverine, but in Logan, he WAS the Wolverine. Not many movies get me coming back for more, but I can say, without a doubt, Logan is a film I will watch forever.

7 Guardians of the Galaxy

I absolutely love this movie. Of all the movies I've seen, this is gotta be one of the movies that best blend comedy and sadness, it's one of the only movies I've both laughs out loud and cried in. It also has some of the most fun cast of characters, caracters like rocket, he's both funny and have a dark, hidden backstory. Love this movie.

How could you not like this movie, it's got a character that just says "I am groot" and can still make him an interesting character. Rocket is hysterical and kind of a jerk (he gets better in the avengers movies) and is such a deep character. Marvel can make anything good.

This may not be close to the comics at all but the acting and action is great. It's also really funny. It should be on the top 3.

How is dark knight rising 3rd!?!? Guardians was one of the most wonderfully scripted and clever movies of all time, period.

8 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Depressing list if this is 39 and GOTG is so far up. Guardians had to be the most dissapointing movie of 2014. Cliche after cliche, corny as hell. It was definitely a funny movie, but the fact that people consider it one of the best super hero movies even though it has an awful plot and the worst bad guy ever who does literally nothing is crazy. I hope this hype dies down soon.

This movie on the other hand did everything right. The action in this movie puts every superhero movie before it to shame. Steve Rogers is not a boyscout, he is a bad ass.

I love this movie a lot and for one reason: Story
This isn't based on superhero battles or superpowers or anything like that.
The only reason The batman series gets so much love is because it's the only movie DC fans can vote for that isn't completely trash. Batman was the only series to not be trash from DC.
The winter soldier is by far the most underrated movie ever

Shubbaluffabalfadafa! I can't stress this enough. I bought this movie on blu-ray the day it came out on blu-ray. I did the same for guardians of the galaxy and spider-man, but I think I like this movie better.

The movie is so overrated. Nick Fury was laughable. Captain America sucked as usual. Plot was predictable. I hate this movie. Iron Man 3 is way better.

9 Avengers: Infinity War

This is the greatest superhero movie of all time, and one hell of a cinematic achievement. There's so many ways this movie could have gone wrong, but the Russo brothers absolutely nailed it. It was an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. I remember thinking I needed a cigarette after seeing it in the theater, and I don't smoke.

The sheer depth and the skill to hone all 10 years worth of stories should be commended and speaking of which this film has the best resolutions and one of the best villains in recent memory.

A villain protagonist, a lot of depth to the plot and some extremely heartfelt moments. An unprecedented cinematic experience.

It had practically every marvel superhero, and all the infinity stones! Also the villain wins! The greatest super hero movie.

10 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.

It's a very simple and yet a very fun superhero film for the whole family to enjoy.
I can really say it's a film that kids and adults enjoy equally as much.

Come on Iron Man was the Launching event of what's known as The Modern Day Star Wars "Marvel Cinematic Universe" also Rdj is brilliant.

This is the best because it dosen't just have action, it has origins in it too, Robert Downey Jr NAILED this movie!

The Contenders
11 Spider-Man

Amazing movie, probably the best Superhero origin story (maybe tied with batman begins), Willem Dafoe is truly incredible, tobey maguire if amazing, the fight scenes and the character developments and emotional grip is awesome well.

When I went to New York on vacations I couldn't help but watching up to the high skyscrapers and buildings there and wait/wonder for spider man to appear. Such a close superhero, nothing compares to the friendly neighbor. Like..never. Pd: I was 21 back then. Yeah I guess even adults want him to exist. How can a hero be more epic?

Spiderman has been my childhood friend, no other superhero can take his place as the best for me.

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

12 Captain America: Civil War

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!

Probably the best thing about this movie is how, instead of incorporating a traditional villain, it adds a much more manipulative villain, yet still making conflict between heroes very real and leaving us hanging at the end.

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.

This is a pre-Endgame vote. Civil War isn't as deep as TDK but as a pure superhero movie this is tops! Definitely the funnest and funniest and has the best action sequence ever!

13 Avengers: Endgame

Endgame knows that it needed to take its time and treat its characters with the time and respect they deserve, so despite the first act seeming slow it ends up being highly impactful. I the characterisation is beautiful and far better than even the previous instalments in the mcu. More grounded than any other superhero movie I've seen by having more realistic and interesting characters than anyone could ever believe would be in a movie with magic people wearing tights

While this movie does have some glaring problems, such as its plot holes and overall slow first act, it's still one of the best superhero movies I've ever seen. Aside from living up to the hype, it also offered a satisfying conclusion to a 22 movie franchise.

Quite possibly one of the greatest movies ever made. When you can also empathize with the villain, you know you've got a fantastic movie.

Does anyone realizes that avengers endgame is right here this the best why is it at 13 this should be 1 easily.

14 Batman

If I told you way back when that Edward Cullen from Twilight would make a better Batman than George Clooney, Ben Affleck, and even Val Kilmer, you would've thought I was absolutely mental.

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.

So old, but still good. I just don't get how Michael Keaton could be the good guy in this movie, but be the bad guy in Spider-Man Homecoming!

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

15 X-Men: Days of Future Past

This is better than the winter soldier,sorry. Each xmen shined here, the visual effects were the greatest I've seen on an action movie to date (my personal favorite) just behind the dark knight rises.And the plot and character development flowed so naturally it was a total nerdgasm. This movie is the best xmen film and it deserves, legitimately the #10 spot, to say the least.

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.

Best superhero film in my opinion! Although I like to think Xmen : DOFP, Dark Knight and the Avengers are like rock, paper, scissors. All of them are great in their own way.

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

16 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.

I love the movies in the Top Ten but this movie is just to funny and awesome not to vote for.

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

Although the content is rough, it is still a HILARIOUS movie. Ryan Reynolds is really funny

17 Batman - Mask of the Phantasm
18 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

If this movie lost the Oscar for Best Animated Feature to either Incredibles 2 or Ralph Breaks the Internet, I would've deported the entire Academy to Brazil.

This deserves to be higher. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse was such an amazing masterpiece.

It's amazing. Definitely deserves to be top 10 or 15.

Sony struck platinum with this one.

19 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.

20 The Incredibles

This is the second best Pixar movie after Toy Story. It should be on the top 10 despite the fact that the story hits a brick wall after Mr Incredible is freed.

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.

1. Infinity war
2. Spider-man 2
3. The dark knight
4. Iron man
5. The incredibles
6. X-men first class
7. Thor ragnarock
8. X-men days of future past
9. Guardians of the galaxy
10. Deadpool

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

21 Superman

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.

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.

A disgrace that this film is so low on the list. The genre has been all downhill ever since this, though I liked Man of Steel fine enough.

This is where superhero blockbusters started, people! Number 29? The hell?

22 The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Haven't seen it yet but I know it's going to be the best!

Good, but could have been better.

Why do people like this cancer?

Best MCU movie so far! The Empire Strikes Back of Marvel movies, an absouloute masterpiece

23 Iron Man 3

Loved the film. The only thing I didn't like was the Mandarin twist.

Awesome movie...don't get the hate

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

24 X-Men: First Class

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.

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 one of the very best!

I did not like this one.

25 Spider-Man: Homecoming

Every one agrees The Dark Knight is the tops as the best on super heroes films.
However, Spider-Man: Home Coming, is just extraordinarily good. The characters are so well-developed, and there's a ton of emotions.
Great film, that's why I'm voting for it.

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.

A funny movie with great action. It should be higher on the list but because this movie is new it has not gotten much votes. But I love this movie

This should be WAY higher. I mean, Spider-Man 2 WAS my favorite Spider-Man movie, but this took the cake!

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