ByJudge Cinema, writer at

Before I begin this post, I'd like to point out that this is all entirely opinion based, and I am stating what my favourite superheroes are. I'm not saying these are the best superhero movies ever made, I'm saying they're my favourite, in my own opinion. Okay, so. Superhero movies are some of the most popular movies in modern day culture at the moment, and that fad isn't dying down any time soon, with Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and, well, the entirety of the DC Cinematic Universe, leading up to 2020. So many superhero movies have been released throughout the last decades, and everyone has their favourite one. Or two. Or ten. So, without further ado, there are my 10 personal favourite superhero films, and why.

Number Ten...
X-Men: Days of Future Past

This is the seventh installment of the X-Men movie franchise, and is the most popular film in the series to date, and who can blame people for thinking that? It's got some fantastic action, especially the famous scene stealing Quicksilver ass kicking scene that everyone who sees the film remembers. It's got a huge ranger of brilliant actors, from Hugh Jackman to Jennifer Lawrence to James McAvoy, who does my favourite performance in this movie as the young and troubled Xavier. But, unfortunately, the movie is also riddled with some extreme plot holes, conveniences and illogical character choices (cough cough Mystique). This is, however, still a very enjoyable experience for any moviegoer, casual or dedicated.

Number Nine...
Iron Man

This is the first installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and possibly one of the most courageous films in the superhero genre. Seriously, there was a lot riding on this movie, I mean this was a movie made to set up an entire film universe. Imagine if this was poorly received, all of the preparation and ideas and plans would have been for nothing. But of course, this movie was fantastic and well received for good reason, with great acting and a solid plot that could withstand the weight of starting an entire shared universe.

Number Eight...

This is the first installment in the Christopher Reeves' Superman quadrilogy, and the first DC film to make an appearance on this list (about time, DC!). There really isn't much to say about this film, except this film is awesome, not for the acting and the plot, but mostly for the special effects; this film was made in 1978, imagine how it looked to see a man flying in blue spandex on the big screen in 1978. It must have looked spectacular. But unfortunately, it is slightly dated compared to some of the movies and CGI of today, but it is still a movie that shouldn't be forgotten any time soon.

Number Seven...
Guardians of the Galaxy

This is the tenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and definitely the strangest in the series. Now, I'm not the first to voice this opinion, but damn this film was brave to make! It's based on a really relatively unknown and not very popular marvel comic series, and has more or less absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the MCU. In fact, if Marvel didn't have it's name on it, I strongly doubt anyone would believe this was really a Marvel film. But word spread, and it quickly became one of the most popular superhero movies of all time, with some great acting, both visual and voice acting, some excellent CGI, and some hilariously humorous scenes. Oh, and I forgot to mention, I am Groot.

Number Six...
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

This is the ninth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the movie that actually succeeded in making me like Captain America. Before I saw this movie, I thought the Captain was lame, but this film made me respect him as a superhero. This movie doubles as both a great superhero movie, and a great thriller in general, with a plot all about conspiracies, secret agents, and fighting for freedom. Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson are brilliant, and have some great on-screen chemistry, and a complex plot entrails that will make the audience think a little and still keep them entertained, like any good movie should.

Number Five...
Superman II

This is the sequel to Superman, a film already seen on this list, and is the second in the Christopher Reeves Superman quadrilogy; and I'm pretty sure the majority of people think this, so I'm just going to say it- this film is much much better than the first one. The acting from Terence Stamp and Christopher Reeves as General Zod and Superman are brilliant, the plot is mostly pretty solid, and the action scenes between Zod and Supes are absolutely fantastic. This is one of those occasions where a sequel is better than the original.

Number Four...
X-Men: First Class

This is the fifth installment of the X-Men series, and might be the one most people disagree with on this list; but, let me explain. This film was made after the train wrecks that were The Last Stand and Origins: Wolverine, and they were running out of opportunities to please the fans. So, they decided to go to the very first chapter, and show how Professor X and Magneto met and how the X-Men began, and they did it brilliantly in my opinion. The actors they chose to play younger counterparts of the older actors made their roles their own, and were fantastic in them. This is my personal favourite X-Men film, and it seems like I'm the only one who thinks this, which is a shame.

Number Three...
The Avengers

This is the sixth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and is what Phase One of the universe was leading to... and it was freaking awesome! Seriously, who doesn't love this movie? It's one of the biggest crossover events the world of cinema has ever seen, and is one of the most popular and highest grossing movies ever made. This is the movie every film buff and comic book nerd was waiting for, and it certainly didn't disappoint.

Number Two...
The Dark Knight

This is the second film in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, and is the film everyone remembers the most. It has some of the best actions scenes ever made in a superhero movie, and one of the best performances in cinema history, by the late great Heath Ledger, who took the character of the Joker and made it his bitch- in a good way. Not only that, but this movie just shows why people love comic books too. People look to comic books for an enjoyable experience, full of excitement, whatever the hell the exact opposite of boredom is, and a kick ass superhero like Batman. This is not only one of the best superhero movies ever made, but one of the best movies ever made end of.

And my number one favourite superhero movie of all time is...
Spider-Man 2

This is the second movie in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy, and I'm just gonna come out and say it; remember how I said this list was about my favourite superhero movies, and not what I thought were the best? Well, this is the exception. Not only is Spider-Man 2 my favourite superhero movie, but I also think it is the best superhero movie ever made. Most of the characters are unforgettable with their quotes, their designs, and their motives, the acting is largely superb, and the action scenes are incredible in almost every way. I mean just look at the train scene, I mean my God that train scene! That is the one scene literally everyone remembers from the movie as the best scene, because it is. This is a film that is, in my opinion, a masterpiece, and no film has ever come close to taking away my love for it.

And there we go, those are my top ten favourite superhero movies... so far. Thank you for reading. I am Judge Cinema, and I have judged superhero movies.


Out of the ten movies I chose, what one would you say is your favourite?


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