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The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

Updated March 18, 2021 456.6k votes 35.4k voters 556.2k views156 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movies about superheroes, including masked vigilantes, costumed crime fighters, and peace protectors.

Superhero movies may seem like a current trend, but the truth is, superheroes on film have been around since the beginning of celluloid. Most of the best superhero movies come from the comic giants like DC Movies or Marvel Films. Top heroes like Batman, Spiderman, Superman, and Wolverine are all favorite superhero movie characters who have made it from the pages of comics to the big screen time and time again.

Superheroes began in classic American comic books in the 1930s, though their predecessors date back to earlier crime fighters and even mythological superhuman characters, like Zeus and Thor. In the Golden Age of comic books, superheroes frequented the pages of DC Comics, including Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern. In the 1960s, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and Iron Man showed up in the pages of Marvel Comics. More modern superhero stories like Kick-Ass and Watchmen still delight audiences.

Good superhero movie serials once played before big features at movie houses. Today, Hollywood turns out giant summer blockbusters that routinely break records and bring in big business for studio execs, costumers, and special effects crews alike. Everyone has a favorite superhero film, and you can add yours to the rankings by voting up an existing item or creating your own full re-rank of your favorite super hero movies.

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    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston

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    Logan

    Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart

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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

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    Deadpool

    Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin

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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders

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    Captain America: Civil War

    Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.

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    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld

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  • 10
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    Wonder Woman

    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine

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    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

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    The Avengers

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans

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    Iron Man

    Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard

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    Doctor Strange

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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    Spider-man: Homecoming

    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton

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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

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    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

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    Deadpool 2

    Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin

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    Avengers: Endgame

    Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin

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    The Incredibles

    Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter

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    Ant-Man

    Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas

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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry

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    Spider-Man

    Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe

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    Spider-Man 2

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

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