Top 10 Best Superhero Portrayals In Movies

The Top Ten
1 Robert Downey Jr. - Iron Man

Absolutely, no one can replace Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. He was born for the role, embodies it fully, is loved for it, and is destined for it.

After watching EndGame, there's no doubt that he deserves the top spot on this list.

He is undefeated. He is the invincible Iron Man.

2 Hugh Jackman - Wolverine

The first time we see Jackman as Wolverine, Rogue refers to his claws and asks, "Does it hurt?" His response encapsulates the essence of the Wolverine character: "Every time." That authenticity is what distinguishes Jackman as a superhero versus a comic book character. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Patrick Stewart, and Samuel L. Jackson are the few others who have taken their character portrayals beyond the fantasy of comics and created visceral realities that are not only mesmerizingly extraordinary but also fantastically relatable.

He has played Wolverine for almost two decades, and his final performance is undoubtedly his best. He is the highlight of the X-Men series, a collection of movies that features living legends like Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. That achievement alone is praiseworthy. Many have played Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, The Joker, and others. Yet none can claim complete ownership of Wolverine other than Jackman, and I feel none have the ability to take that from him.

3 Tobey Maguire - Spider Man Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire is an American actor and film producer who gained recognition for his film roles in Pleasantville, The Cider House Rules, Wonder Boys, Spider-Man, Seabiscuit, Spider-Man 2, The Good German, Spider-Man 3, Brothers, and The Great Gatsby. He was nominated for the Screen Actors... read more

To this day, I still look up to Tobey Maguire's Peter Parker/Spider-Man. He will always own this role.

4 Christian Bale - Batman

He is the best Batman ever. His chemistry with Heath Ledger was incredible.

5 Chris Hemsworth - Thor
6 Chris Evans - Captain America Christopher Robert Evans is an American actor. Evans is best known for his superhero roles as the Marvel Comics characters Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Human Torch in Fantastic Four.

I love him! He's a great superhero.

7 Scarlet Johansson - Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson is sexy, funny, smart, and badass. No one can do it better than her.

8 Christopher Reeve - Superman
9 Michael Keaton - Batman Michael John Douglas (born September 5, 1951), professionally known as Michael Keaton, is an American actor. He is best known for portraying the DC Comics superhero Bruce Wayne / Batman in the films Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), and is set to reprise the role in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU)... read more

Should definitely be above Christian Bale. Where Christian Bale tries too hard to be Batman and does that stupid growling voice, Keaton's performance is more believable and talks like a normal human being. Plus, Keaton's Batman is not afraid to kill when necessary. I always found that whole "Batman doesn't kill people" idea quite silly. When Bale tries to kill someone, or even fight someone, he always has to make a long speech about good and evil.

10 Patrick Stewart - Professor X Sir Patrick Stewart is an English actor whose career has included roles on stage, television, and film.
The Contenders
11 Mark Ruffalo - The Hulk

After two poor portrayals, the Hulk finally received a great actor with Mark Ruffalo. He perfectly captures Bruce Banner, a man who is weary from hurting others.

12 Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian actor and producer. He portrayed Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl, Billy Simpson in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hillside, as well as Marvel Comics characters Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity, Wade Wilson / Weapon XI in X-Men Origins: Wolverine,... read more

He is Deadpool, deep in his soul.

This portrayal was far better than the Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

13 Jackie Earle Haley - Rorschach
14 Henry Cavill - Superman
15 Andrew Garfield - Spider Man Andrew Russell Garfield is a British-American actor. Born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Epsom, Surrey, Garfield began his career on the UK stage and in television productions. He's best known for The Amazing Spider-Man films, and The Social Network (a film about the founding of Facebook),... read more

Andrew Garfield was much better as both Spidey and Peter Parker than Tobey Maguire. Come on, people. Moreover, his love interest in the movies also shaped him into who he was, and I really connected with and felt for the relationship between Gwen and Peter in the Marc Webb movies, rather than Mary Jane in the Sam Raimi movies. It took until Spider-Man 2 to get them together, and Mary Jane was still annoying!

In the first Amazing Spider-Man movie, Peter barely even got to fully asking Gwen out, and she still accepted him. But anyway, just watch The Amazing Spider-Man 1 again and you'll see what I'm talking about. Andrew Garfield did a much better job for reasons beyond just his relationship with Gwen in that movie. He is Peter Parker as well as Spider-Man.

16 Adam West - Batman William West Anderson, known professionally as Adam West, was an American actor known primarily for his role as Batman in the 1960s ABC series of the same name and its 1966 theatrical feature film.
17 Jeremy Renner - Hawkeye Jeremy Lee Renner is an American actor (born 1971) best known for his role as Clint Barton / Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
18 James Marsden - Scott Summers
19 Ben Affleck - Batman Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
20 James McAvoy - Professor X
21 Tom Holland - Spider-Man Thomas Stanley "Tom" Holland is an English actor and dancer. Holland is known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and starring in the 2012 film The Impossible. He started his career in 2008 when he played the lead role named Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot The Musical on Broadway in... read more
22 Famke Janssen - Jean Grey Famke Beumer Janssen is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter and former fashion model. She played Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye, Jean Grey / Phoenix in the X-Men film series, Ava Moore on Nip/Tuck and Lenore Mills in the Taken film trilogy.
23 Ron Perlman - Hellboy
24 Chris Pratt - Star Lord
25 Chris Evans - Johnny Storm Christopher Robert Evans is an American actor. Evans is best known for his superhero roles as the Marvel Comics characters Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Human Torch in Fantastic Four.

Poor Chris Evans, beaten out by... himself.

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