Best to worst list of superhero moviesby wesleyjrhodes | created - 25 Dec 2013 | updated - 24 Dec 2015 | Public
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1. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 1,975,752 | Gross: $534.86M
Hands down the best superhero movie to date.
2. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
Votes: 1,335,807 | Gross: $448.14M
Not Dark Knight level, but still one of the best films ever.
3. Kick-Ass (2010)
R | 117 min | Action, Comedy
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
Votes: 484,804 | Gross: $48.07M
Great movie! Right balance of fighting, humor, romance, and drama.
4. Batman Begins (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.
Votes: 1,148,619 | Gross: $206.85M
Not as great as the latter two films, but Scarecrow is awesome and there is a good story here.
5. The Incredibles (2004)
PG | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.
Votes: 569,017 | Gross: $261.44M
Incredible film! One of my favorite Pixar films. Also, amazing because there is no source material to draw from.
6. Ant-Man (2015)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Votes: 454,048 | Gross: $180.20M
7. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.
Votes: 880,081 | Gross: $333.18M
8. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.
Votes: 608,887 | Gross: $459.01M
9. The Avengers (2012)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
Votes: 1,129,010 | Gross: $623.36M
Action packed with great characters. That being said, it lacks in the area of story.
10. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones.
Votes: 374,089 | Gross: $202.85M
11. Iron Man 3 (2013)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Votes: 652,779 | Gross: $409.01M
Kinda felt like a Avengers sequel, but still an awesome movie with a terrific ending!
12. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
Votes: 597,520 | Gross: $233.92M
13. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.
Votes: 619,364 | Gross: $259.77M
14. Thor (2011)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The powerful, but arrogant god Thor, is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
Votes: 640,428 | Gross: $181.03M
Thor is very cool, took a risk and relied on a story instead of the action. Also, Natalie Portman.
15. Big Hero 6 (2014)
PG | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Votes: 348,237 | Gross: $222.53M
16. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When Dr. Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves.
Votes: 504,778 | Gross: $206.36M
Thor 2 is awesome! A little heavy on Loki and doesn't develop the real villain. Still great! Also, Natalie Portman.
17. X: First Class (2011)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III.
Votes: 589,012 | Gross: $146.41M
18. X2 (2003)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.
Votes: 464,769 | Gross: $214.95M
19. X-Men (2000)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
Votes: 518,002 | Gross: $157.30M
20. Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Following Kick-Ass' heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But Red Mist leads his own group of evil supervillains to get revenge, kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything he stands for.
Votes: 230,900 | Gross: $28.80M
21. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.
Votes: 480,592 | Gross: $373.59M
23. Iron Man (2008)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Votes: 814,524 | Gross: $318.41M
24. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he turns into, whenever he loses his temper.
Votes: 379,810 | Gross: $134.52M
25. Man of Steel (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.
Votes: 625,213 | Gross: $291.05M
26. Spider-Man (2002)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
Votes: 618,567 | Gross: $403.71M
27. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An all-out war looms when the discovery of a cure for mutations draws a line between the followers of Charles Xavier and those of Magneto.
Votes: 436,782 | Gross: $234.36M
28. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.
Votes: 619,478 | Gross: $176.65M
29. Megamind (2010)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
The supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life.
Votes: 199,871 | Gross: $148.42M
30. Hancock (2008)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
Hancock is a superhero whose ill considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image.
Votes: 397,222 | Gross: $227.95M
31. Sky High (2005)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Set in an era where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young William Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.
Votes: 70,005 | Gross: $63.95M