Byrogbngp, writer at
I love cinema! I have a special affinity for the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero genres.

Apologies if this has already been done here, but if so I couldn't find it using the search function:

Some fellow superhero film fan friends of mine and I recently enjoyed a fun challenge to rank our favorite films from among all the films we had seen on the Wikipedia List of American Superhero Films. The rules for this are simple: of the films on the list that you have seen, rank the ones you like best from top (most favorite) to bottom (least favorite).

Note: while the list is pretty comprehensive, unfortunately there are some films missing from it. If you have seen a film based on a comic book that's missing from the Wikipedia list just go ahead and add it to your own personal ranking list. I have included 300 and Sin City because they're developed from comic book/graphic novels even if they do not feature superheroes. And I have included I, Frankenstein which belongs on the Wikipedia list since it's based on a comic book, and as far as I can see the reinvented character from the classic novel meets the basic definition of a comic book superhero.

Please bear in mind, this list is not a ranking of which film is "objectively better" than another. Rather it is your own personal ranking of the films that you find yourself liking best, for whatever personal reasons you might have. You may also assert that your rankings are what you believe is objectively the best, that's fine too. But there are many reasons a person might like one film better than another, and they are ultimately personal. Again, this is about what you like the best. Not what you feel "is" best (for everyone).

If you're up for it, please post your own favorites list from the Wikipedia list.

If anyone asks I'll happily explain a few controversial choices. (I have some idiosyncratic reasons for why I like or dislike films.) Here's my list:

1. Guardians of the Galaxy

2. Man of Steel

3. The Avengers

4. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (either Ultimate Edition or theater release--I like them both)

5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

6. Captain America: The First Avenger

7. Iron Man

8. X-Men: First Class

9. Watchmen

10. Hellboy

11. X-Men: Apocalypse

12. 300

13. Sin City

14. Kick-ass

15. The Dark Knight Rises

16. Thor

17. Captain America: Civil War

18. The Wolverine

19. Ant-Man

20. Daredevil

21. Avengers: Age of Ultron

22. X2: X-Men United

23. Spider-Man

24. Iron Man 2

25. Thor: The Dark World

26. X-Men

27. X-Men: Days of Future Past

28. Hellboy II: The Golden Arm

29. Batman Begins

30. The Dark Knight

31. Superman: The Movie

32. Fantastic Four (2015)

33. The Amazing Spider-Man

34. Dredd

35. The Amazing Spider-Man 2

36. X-Men: The Last Stand

37. Iron Man 3

38. The Fantastic Four (2005)

39. Spider-Man 2

40. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

41. Spider-Man 3

42. I, Frankenstein

43. Deadpool

44. Kick-ass 2

45. Superman Returns

46. Batman (1989)

47. Green Lantern

48. The Incredible Hulk

49. Constantine

50. The Phantom

51. The Crow

52. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

53. Blade

54. Mystery Men

55. The Punisher (2004)

56. Hulk

57. Elektra

58. Judge Dredd

59. Batman Forever

60. Batman Returns

61. Superman II

62. Superman III

63. Catwoman

64. Hancock

65. Unbreakable

66. Darkman

67. The Shadow

68. Superman and the Mole Men

69. Superman IV

70. Batman (1966)

71. Batman and Robin

72. Howard the Duck

73. Spawn


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