I kept almost putting these movies into other categories, but I feel that Superhero movies are unique, so I gave them their own category.
Now don’t get all bent out of shape because I put Megamind as well as The Incredibles in with the animated movies. There’s one animated movie on this list. Live with it.
You’ll notice I have a bit of a swing toward Marvel. For the most part they make good movies. Sorry DC, you’ve got to step it up!
10) Guardians of the Galaxy
I was pleasantly surprised when I liked this movie so much. Sometimes stupid humor like this is insulting, and I get bored. I blame Chris Pratt for pulling off his rendition of Starlord so well. Plus, the dialogue and writing are actually really good.
9) The Mask
Not sure how many people would even consider this a super hero movie, but I love it. I quote it from time to time, and have the music ready to listen to if I ever need some swinging tunes! It’s silly, but awesome.
8) The Avengers
If you’ve been following my top ten, one of my favorite tropes is a team of characters. I love the dynamics, I love it when they work together and I stress out when they fall apart. This is the first movie where the Avengers really came together.
The writing for Black Widow is amazing! She didn’t have a lot of screen time, but man they packed every second of it with character development. There are a lot of good lines in this one too.
7) Wonder Woman
If not for the weak bad-guy/ending, this would have been rated higher. I really, really enjoyed this movie, but it fell flat in the end.
6) Infinity War
Look, more people on the team! Despite the horrific ending (which I had been expecting) this movie is awesome! All of my favorite characters in one film? For several hours? Yes, please.
Although I’m still very disappointing that Dr. Strange didn’t simply use one of his portal things to chop off Thanos’ hand with the gauntlet on it. He at least should have tried!
5) Thor: Ragnarok
I wasn’t the biggest fan of Thor before this. I mean he’s pretty to look at, and tough as a character, but the writers of this show finally gave him an environment to shine. It’s like he finally grew into the jokes they tried to tell in the first movie.
4) X2: X-Men United
The X-Men were my favorite super heroes growing up. The first movie of this franchise was good, but the second one was great! Good conflict, good use of most characters and no one was overly stupid.
Watch the third movie if you want overly stupid.
3) Batman Begins
Sure, I saw all of the 90s Batman movies. I even liked the first one. Also, I’m a big fan of Batman: The Animated Series. However, Batman Begins really drew me into the world of Gotham and just how twisted the whole place is. And let’s not lie, Christian Bale does a great job as the caped crusader.
2) Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse
Yes, I know this one is animated, but it was more of a homage to a comic book style than traditional animation. I’m not sure I can say anything bad about this movie. The plot is solid and compelling, the characters both familiar and new, the music was great, and the animation style blew me away! Miles is my new Spiderman! (Sorry, Peter)
1) Captain America: Winter Soldier
Captain America quickly became my favorite Avenger. He’s all about doing the right thing, he never puts himself first and he always finishes a mission. But throw his tortured best friend in there and it only gets better. This movie felt big in scope, but small because of the conflict in Cap.
Let’s not forget the elevator scene. And the callback to it in Endgame!
I’m totally watching the elevator scene right now.
The Dark Knight
Many argue that this is the best superhero movie of all time. It’s too dark for me to watch more than once or twice, but I have to say, it rocked my world
Not much of an action show, but so intriguing! I guessed the end before it hit, but still enjoyed it.
This is the film that really launched the MCU into mainstream. It’s funny. It’s action-packed. It led the way!