Superhero movies have become the most profitable genre of film today. Even though famous filmmakers like Martin Scorsese don’t consider them to be real cinema, they have undeniably captured the pulse of the nation and, in some cases, theatrical releases have become a worldwide spectacle. Avengers: Endgame (2019) was a film that took more than a decade to make, it was literally a phenomenon.
More recently, Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) delivered the same promotion, featuring characters and actors from two other Spider-Man franchises. Just because they’re superhero movies doesn’t mean they can’t be held in high regard. Additionally, with regards to the list, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Wonder Woman (2017), The Incredible 2 (2018) and Spider-Man 2 (2004) are all 93%, so audiences The score is the tiebreaker, making the list a little different from Rotten Tomatoes, but it’s still their ranking.b
1. ‘Iron Man‘ (2008)
The movie that started it all, the milestone for the MCU and the certified revival point of Robert Downey Jr.’s career. Iron Man was a huge risk to Marvel, they were in the toilet financially, and they didn’t have the rights to Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, or the X-Men, all of which were their bestsellers.
Jon Favreau went to bat for RDJ, he took a swing in the making of this film, and he hit a home run. Iron Man still persists as a great movie, and is still one of the best Marvel has been able to deliver. Disney bought Marvel Studios shortly after the films were released, and the rest, as they say, is history.
2. Avengers: Endgame
From the first movie in Iron Man, to the culmination of 11 years and over 20 movies, Endgame took on so many promises and characters, it still seems incredible that it was able to happen. There has never been a match on a larger scale in film history.
Marvel pushed the antagonist: The Avengers (2012) and then Civil War (2016) and then Infinity War (2018) to this final product of the MCU, it’s safe to say that the film captivated the entire world. If you were lucky enough to wait in line or online to get tickets for the opening weekend (AMC’s online app crashed and there were hours-long queues), your theater was probably packed.
3. Justice League
The fifth installment in the DC Expanded Universe follows the escape of Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), who enlists the help of his new ally Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) to fight off some common enemies. Inspired by the selfless act of Superman (Henry Cavill), the two scout an assembly of metahumans to counter the oncoming threats and save the world before it’s too late.
A dynamic league of heroes including Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) unite to save the planet from a devastating disaster.
Director Zack Snyder exited Justice League during post-production in 2017 for personal reasons, only to be replaced by Joss Whedon. This led to extensive re-evaluations and massive overhead costs to drive the film’s already ballooning budget. Despite its hefty budget, 2017 Justice League was released to poor reviews and disappointing box office returns.
Fans then campaigned for Snyder to return to the franchise and release the original parts stripped from the 2017 film. Warner Bros. eventually accepted the fans’ pleas and released Zack Snyder’s version via HBO Max in 2021. It became the fourth most streamed film of that year. The superhero film grossed approximately US$658 million against an estimated US$300 million budget.
4. The Incredible Hulk
This largely forgotten Marvel film followed closely on the heels of the success of Iron Man, but relative to the other films in the series, it was a critical and commercial flop. Edward Norton did a perfectly good job as Bruce Banner, but the story goes that he wanted more creative control than a tightly related web of films and therefore preceded The Avengers (aka Avengers Assemble) four years later.
Mark was replaced by Ruffalo. (Ruffalo, it turns out, was actually The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier’s first choice for the smashing green superhero.) The film feels too dark and gloomy, and the CGI, well, compared to the glow of Marvel’s later efforts. hasn’t aged since.
But more importantly, reworking with such a different actor meant that the events of this film have since been largely ignored—many seeds were planted that never bore fruit, And Banner’s emotional background and relationship with Betty Ross (played by Liv Tyler) are never mentioned again, which seems fine to some fans.
5. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Twenty years after bringing Spider-Man to the big screen for the first time in a pre-MCU world, Sam Raimi is officially back with this Doctor Strange sequel starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen and Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen and Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen.
But Marvel crashed the party. Basically, there are so many versions of his characters, Dr. Stephen Strange and Wanda Maximoff, some of whom are not good. Like the first Weird movie, it feels more like—or more of—a presence outside the MCU to provide the connective tissue between the other segments of the superhero universe than a full-fledged solo effort.
However, the film features some of the franchise’s most notable talent (count the Oscar nominations) and the sequel brings Raimi back to her Evil Dead roots, making it a must-see movie for superhero and comic book fans alike. She goes.