Top 10 Best Marvel Superhero Movies

Here are the ten greatest superhero films based on characters from the Marvel Universe.
The Top Ten
1 The Avengers

It's 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 respective films. Also, the movie is serious while also being superhero-y, something many films couldn't pull off. Overall, it's the best Marvel film, and my favorite superhero movie.

The Avengers movie is definitely the best movie in the MCU. It was the movie that brought the original six together. It, in my opinion, started an era in the MCU. The original six working together in this creates such an amazing and powerful movie. The characters are so real and it's great to see them develop more as this story goes on. It also makes the MCU better. Marvel creates incredible movies but this one is definitely one of the best ever. My favourite movie ever!

2 Iron Man

The Avengers was a rather mediocre film from a cinematic aspect. It had a bland plot, little to no character development, and 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 the CGI.

However, Iron Man 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 dialogue, 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.

3 Captain 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 combat. 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. Millions 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. This is the best film that I have ever seen by Marvel, and it's way better than the first movie. It's in the conversation with the Christian Bale Batman series for my favorite superhero movies ever!

4 Spider-Man 2

Guardians and Winter Soldier are definitely not better than this. I mean, I loved them both but the Captain America one is really overrated. It's a detective, action thriller kind of film which is great, with a solid plot and great action sequences and writing. But the final act of the film feels weak. The "final battle" where Steve fights the Winter Soldier and the two "weapons" crash, and then the movie ends, feels kind of boring to end a film with the premise it built throughout the whole film. I mean, if I am going to watch a Captain America film, I expect him doing massive things (he's a superhero) rather than just discovering things and tying loose ends. In short, Steve plays more as a really strong and kick-ass detective than a superhero, and that's the part I find boring for a superhero movie.

On the other hand, Guardians, despite being entertaining, isn't a "movie-movie" per se. I mean, it's kind of a comedy, the heroes don't take the villains too seriously and they are just having fun mainly throughout the movie (which is definitely not a bad thing). My point is, Spider-Man, compared to Guardians, feels and ultimately is a more solid film that makes you invested in its story arc. More than Guardians, which is kind of a satire for superhero movies (a really good one).

5 Guardians of the Galaxy

This should be #1. Besides the Avengers movies, there are multiple main characters who all have amazing chemistry with everyone. There is lots of humor but also emotionally charged scenes. This story is so good. I actually believe the sequel is even better. The characters are so lovable, even the villains. The soundtrack is the best as well!

Perhaps I'm biased. I read the Guardians of the Galaxy for years before this movie ever came out. I loved this series immensely and the fact it got a movie is awesome. I loved seeing Rocket, Gamora, Star Lord, Drax, and especially Groot on the big screen. This movie really captured what the Guardians are to me. An added bonus for me was seeing some of my other favorite characters as well, like Thanos and Ronin the Accusor.

6 Captain America: Civil War

This movie was excellent. If you guys haven't seen it, you should. Go to the theater, or if you can't wait, put it on hold at the library early until it comes out on DVD. I waited since January to see it. It's my second favorite movie of all time. Winter Soldier is my favorite, but this is a really close second. It's so epic and amazing. I won't give any spoilers, but I'll tell you this. It's so much better than I expected, and I expected it to be awesome.

After the theater when I saw it, I was dancing and was so happy. It made me that happy. I've been smiling so much this week thanks to Captain America. He rules and Iron Man is trash. Oh, by the way, there are 2 end credit scenes. One at the first mini credits and one at the very end of the real actual credits in case you missed them or are going to see it. It's so amazing I would recommend it to your friends or family.

7 Avengers: Infinity War

I liked this movie a lot. This movie gave me a different feel than most movies. In the other ones, you know everything will turn out all good. But in this one, it feels like everything might not turn out all right. I do kind of like the part where the characters pre-snap died. I'm not happy about their death, but if they just came back to life, their death would be meaningless. The next time they die, it might feel like, Oh, everything will turn out right and they will come back to life.

It should be a lot higher. It was funny, the ending was extremely sad, and each character had a good amount of time on-screen. It basically put every superhero movie from previous years together to set up Endgame.

8 Spider-Man

Hey, I love all the new Spider-Man movies, especially Into the Spider-Verse and Homecoming, but let's be honest, none of these Spider-Man movies would be good if this movie hadn't happened. Note: I was disappointed that Green Goblin wasn't like he was in the comics. Instead, he was in this weird Iron Man-type suit.

Why this is better than the Amazing series: he learns a lesson about responsibility and not killing, the death scene was actually sad, it showed the struggle in his life, has better movie tie-in games, better, more epic intro music, and more I can name.

9 X-Men: Days of Future Past

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 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.

This movie was amazing but lacked a little interest. I saw it on a computer, but it was pretty darn good. Marvel Movie Rate: 9.12

10 X2: X-Men United

It's still the best X-Men movie (in my opinion) and was, for nine years afterwards, the biggest-scale superhero team-up movie ever made. Too bad its terrific set-up for a sequel went nowhere with the next film.

Really intense. Wolverine is great in this one. Funny when he is scared of the cat. Epic when he uses his claw to start a car. He truly is the mix of intense, epic, and funny.

X2 is a brilliant superhero movie, one that I think stretches what the genre can be in the best way.

The Contenders
11 Logan

Logan is the best movie ever. Its storyline is amazing. This movie shows Wolverine's struggle when he gets old. Charles, Caliban, and Logan die in this movie. It shows the rise of young mutants. It's worth watching, not just one time but five times. And it should be in the first place. Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen, and Patrick Stewart's acting was amazing. It's the best X-Men movie and also the best Marvel movie. This movie will make you cry. It's a family movie too. Wolverine is also my favorite superhero. Other movies like The Avengers, Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Spider Man 2, Captain America: Civil War are very nice and have nice graphics.

But they are not worth watching for a family. While X-2: X-Men United is the best X-Men movie on this list, Logan surpassed it because of a better storyline, acting, and characters. The worst thing on this list is Deadpool being high on the list. Logan is far better than Deadpool. Deadpool is the worst movie because it's not worth watching and also restricted for kids. Deadpool's bad scenes, its abusive words, and dialogues make it the worst movie ever. The dialogue writer should be asked not to write these types of dialogues. Sorry Deadpool lovers, but according to me, Deadpool 2 should be restricted by governments of all the countries. And it should be stopped from releasing in theaters and the web.

12 Deadpool

So good! Deadpool is like a comedy god! When I saw this, I was like, This is what good looks like! As he would say, So damn violent! Which makes it good! I really like the part at the end! Whack whack splat!

It's awesome. It's got some sick fighting in it and a good story. I think it's better than Avengers.

It's the best I've seen from Marvel, and it's the most recent one. It's funny as hell.

13 Avengers: Endgame

I saw the movie on premiere night. It was absolutely phenomenal and hilarious, with great character points and plot development from the writers. Even though it is 3 hours long, it's 3 hours well spent. It's epic, fun, and cheer-worthy. This film had my theater in tears of laughter and sadness.

Great sacrifices were made by staple characters, marking a good end to Mk. 1 of the Marvel movies. I wonder how they are going to do Mk. 2. It really brings in all the different points from the other movies and finishes the original Avengers' careers with a bang.

It was absolutely amazing. I used to think Cap was kind of lame, but this movie made me love him so much more. The same goes for Iron Man. You can see how his personality changes to do something he never would have done in the past movies.

In short, this really brings out even the lamest of Marvel characters and sets even the worst movies in a light I never would have seen them in.

14 X-Men: First Class

Believe it or not, I used to more or less dislike this film (gasp). I think I resented it for throwing the franchise's continuity out of whack. Now, 7 years later, the franchise has totally stopped caring about maintaining a believable timeline. We're supposed to not notice that ‘First Class' and ‘Apocalypse' take place 30 years apart while nobody has aged more than a couple of years? So now, I don't care anymore either. Consider me a fan.

This is, without a doubt, my favorite X-Men movie. For one, the characters are absolutely three-dimensional and fun to watch, showing even little-known mutants that deserved a spotlight. Second, the fights and special effects were purely awesome. Not to mention, it proved they could have a good X-Men film without piggybacking on Wolverine by only giving him a small cameo halfway through. My one complaint is that they killed off one of my favorite recruits after 10 minutes of screen-time. Otherwise, it's practically perfect. Well done, Sony. Now if only the Fantastic Four movies were this good…

15 The Amazing Spider-Man

I wasn't expecting much, but it instantly became my favorite Marvel movie when it finished. Such a great film with great new actors, a villain, and a more engaging story with a more accurate-to-the-comics Spiderman. Not just a great reboot, but a great movie altogether.

I love this movie and its sequel!

16 Captain America: The First Avenger

This movie finally nailed the origin story of a Marvel superhero. They didn't add gimmicks that weren't in the original book just to please studios or to appeal to the Pokémon generation, like the web coming out of Peter Parker's wrists or the wrong starting lineup for the X-Men or the wrong powers for Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider. They told the story as it ought to be told. The casting was also amazing. Chris Evans actually looks like a Kirby drawing.

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.

17 Avengers: Age of Ultron

This was better than the first Avengers movie. It was better written and had characters that you could relate to. The emotions were more conflicted and better explained, and that definitely helped. However, one thing was missed: This was an opportunity to have a villain maybe too big and too bad, but in the end, it was just like the newest Fantastic Four movie - too easy.

This film is amazing. It is so much better than the DreamWorks movie Home. Home sucks. Age of Ultron is one of the best Marvel movies of all time. It is also one of the best films of 2015.

18 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

I don't know about you guys, but I think this could at least be in the top ten. People love this movie, the voice acting is phenomenal, and it does things that don't work in other movies, but they managed to make the movie better. It's amazing what you can do with the visuals of this movie. Miles Morales was the greatest character to base this movie on, and you could tell that, even though he's Spider-Man, he's just another Brooklyn kid.

A majority of people who saw this said that it is the BEST Spider-Man film, so please, people, put some respect on this incredible film and get it higher on this list.

19 The Incredible Hulk

I love this movie way more than the first. It has a lot more action, destruction, and an enemy the Hulk faces off against. The first movie was just awful, and all the Hulk does is destroy buildings. Get this to at least #10, please.

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 than Ruffalo in all aspects.

This movie was intense, and the soundtrack was also amazing. It was the first Marvel movie I ever watched. I can watch this movie over and over.

20 Iron Man 3

An underrated film, in all honesty. There's a great story here and the twists in the story should have been applauded when, instead, they were condemned. Why? Because "tons" of fans wanted the real Mandarin. If I recall, barely anyone (outside of comic readers - who are few in number compared to the mass media audience) knew who Iron Man even was before the first movie in 2008. It's not like how ‘Spider-Man 3' ruined Venom. Seriously, people. Appreciate the movie for what it tried to be: original.

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 badass 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.

21 Thor: Ragnarok

My favorite Marvel movie because it's so funny! It's not extremely serious like the other movies. The jokes are so great, and Banner and Thor are great together! Definitely my favorite Marvel movie.

This should be number 1! Great characters: Thor, Loki, Valkyrie, Hulk, Grandmaster, Hela, Skurge, Heimdall, and Gladiators, too! The powerful goddess of death killed by Surtur, who destroyed Asgard. Afterward, Thor survives a ruthless attack by Thanos who killed everybody else.

Why is this so low? This is a perfect comic book movie. It's a perfect reboot for the Thor series that feels straight from the page of a Jack Kirby comic.

22 Black Panther

I've never been a fan of Marvel. But this film forced me to be a Marvel fan. I love this movie, I love this character. It should be the best Marvel superhero of all time. Now, America's white people will give respect to the Blacks a little bit more. The film could change the future of black film directors. It is sure that the film is like Wonder Woman of 2018. Wonder Woman credit - highest grossing movie by a female director, Black Panther credit - highest grossing movie by a black director. I hope it passes 4 billion.

23 Ant-Man

While I feel like Avengers 2 was the best film, I am a bit biased towards it because Ultron is my favorite comic villain. I just saw Ant-Man last weekend and it was amazing. The plot developed at a steady pace, which I feel is one thing ‘Ultron' lacked since they had to cut about an hour off. The humor was wicked awesome. I love Luis' inserts.

So far, my favorite movies are Avengers 2, Ant-Man, Avengers, and Captain America 2. I'm looking forward to Black Panther (he's my favorite comic character) and Captain America 3.

24 Thor

The reason this movie doesn't get the love it deserves is that it wasn't hyped up. Nobody really gave much care about Thor. However, the acting is amazing, the fighting is decent, the romance is subpar, but the visuals are STUNNING. It is actually DIZZYING how well it was made, and, like I mentioned, the acting was touching and relatable.

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.

25 Spider-Man: No Way Home

Fantastic movie. Everyone says it's fan service, and while that may be true, it has a plot besides that. It made me cry after Peter didn't tell MJ. The only Marvel movie, apart from Guardians, that did something different.

Amazing movie. A heartbreaking end, I really want Marvel to get MJ, Ned, and Peter together again. It was a great story though, they brought Tobey Maguire into it.

A culmination of the entire Spider-Man franchise.

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