Superhero movies are what make up Hollywood, and it's safe to say Hollywood wouldn't be as big as it is if it weren't for Superhero flicks. So here are the absolute BEST of the BEST whether they come from Marvel or DC or another publisher.
Before I start, here's a small thing I want to share. Even though I prefer Marvel over DC, ( and it is widely known Marvel movies tend to be more successful than most ), this list are the actual SCORES and they point to something totally OPPOSITE of what is widely known. Anyway, let's do this.
P.P.S: The average score on IMDB is 7/10. SO if anything exceeds it, it is AMAZING.
Starting off at our last spot...
#10: Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant Man ( Tie )
Even though Age of Ultron sits at a 7.9 on IMDB and Antman at 7.8, there is no denying Age of Ultron was a little too much. Ant Man, on the other hand, was a refreshing superhero flick that definitely delivered. Compared to other flicks on IMDB, these two definitely stand out. FYI Titanic is sitting on a 7.7
What made Age of Ultron a success was that it had everyone's favorite cast but they took the bar very high and it was definitely very good but I had expected 8.5 material. Ant Man, however, did all this without a super cast. That gets it tied with AoU.
#9: Captain America: Winter Soldier
This one is definitely a no-brainer. Although I have never been a very big Cap fan, I have to say that this movie blew me away. Complete with fast-paced and big action sequences, no wonder it is at a solid 7.8 on IMDb.
What puts this above AM and AoU is the fact that it is the role model for a superhero movie studio. This is what superhero movies are expected to be and Cap definitely achieved that easily.
#8: Iron Man
Iron Man was one of the first superhero movies that featured off-the-hook CGI action and non-stop thrills. It is what defined the era that we live in. Nowadays, almost all stories ( superhero stories, that is ) are like Iron Man.
Not only that. but it has paid off as Iron Man sits at an astonishing 7.9 - along with many other praises from critics.
#7: The Incredibles
This is indeed the only animated flick on this list but WOW, was I not expecting what Incredibles had to offer. Great animation, good voice acting, a plot that kept my eyes on the screen at all times and some sugar to make it one of the most successful Disney movies of all time.
Not only that, but it sits at an eye-opening 8 on IMDb. It blows away many superhero classics with that score.
#6: X-Men - Days of Future Past
DoFP is arguably one of the most debatable movies I've ever seen, but according to me AND the score this is definitely the best X-Men ever made. With an excellently executed plot of time travel, excellent cast and acting, and further more great villains, this is definitely a big success for Fox.
Not only that all, but it sits at a score of 8.1 which blows the back of the list away by miles. This I certainly didn't expect from Fox, as they aren't typically the ones to make this sort of movie.
#5: Guardians of the Galaxy
Before I start, I am very sorry this is not in the top 3. Again, this is not my opinion, it is based on reviews/ratings. This may be one of Marvel's best. but not one of the best Superhero movies. Filled with joy, a great soundtrack, and gorgeous visuals, this is one of, if not best, Marvel movie ever released. Top that all off with a cast featuring Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, BATISTA and many more.
Not only that, but it is sitting at a more-than-solid 8.1 on IMDb.
#4: The Avengers
Some may argue that GoTG was a better movie than The Avengers. This however was not only a bigger box-office success ( breaking records in the process ) but is one of the most anticipated Marvel movies as-well. This was the first time we get to see all our heroes in one great flick.
Not only that, but Avengers sits at a VERY high 8.2 on IMDb.
#3: Batman Begins
The true origin story of Batman that we all needed, Batman Begins truly is a great film. Topped with a fine cast like Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Liam Neeson, BB will have you on the edge of your batseats as Christopher Nolan's first Bat film did not dissapoint.
Not only that, but it sits at a SHOCKING 8.3 on IMDb. That blows past EVERY MARVEL FILM EVER MADE. Just pointing out. And because Marvel is owned by Disney, it also blows away every Non-Star Wars disney movie ever made ( because the highest rating for a Star Wars flick is Part V: 8.8 on IMDb ).
#2: The Dark Knight Rises
Do I even need to? Dark Knight Rises is one of Christopher Nolan's most dark movies and also one of the best. Featuring an AMAZING Bane from Tom Hardy and a form of Catwoman, DKR takes the Batman series up a notch with an emotional last ride for Bale's Batman.
Not only those shocking stats, but it also sits at an incredible 8.5 on IMDb. That makes it one of IMDb's highest rated movies of all time. Which makes it one of the highest rated movies of all time :P
ARE YOU READY FOR #1?
#1: The Dark Knight
This movie ... Is gold. That is all I'm willing to say about Nolan's epic adventure in Dark Knight. Not only is it the 4th best movie of all time ( this is OFFICIAL information, no opinion ) but it was also one of the most hyped movies of all time. With Heath Ledger playing a controversial Joker, many were skeptical while many believed in it. This is, to this day, one of the only movies ever made that surpassed the hype. I swear, this movie will give you chills. And if you haven't watched it yet, let me give you a line from the film ( no major plot spoilers)
*Joker burns all the cash he just acquired from a robbery while henchman are screaming in panic*
"You see, some people ... just want to watch the world burn" - Joker
Ok, that's enough internet for today, folks. But before you go, why not check out the shocking controversy behind the NEW Joker played by Jared Leto: http://goo.gl/APsvPH