With “Avengers: Endgame” coming to theaters next month and the DC movie universe hitting its stride, the superhero genre is here to stay.
Business Insider ranked the best superhero movies of all time.
With “Captain Marvel” a box-office success, “Avengers: Endgame” hitting theaters next month, and the DC movie universe rebounding with “Aquaman,” the superhero genre is here to stay.
The genre has produced some very bad movies, and some truly great ones. For every “Catwoman” there is a “Wonder Woman.” In anticipation for “Endgame,” Business Insider reflected on the decades of superhero movies to determine the best.
This is a personal ranking, so we didn’t determine it from critic or audience scores. But we did consider the critical acclaim, cultural relevance, and commercial success when ranking the movies, especially the top ones. Of course, personal preference also plays a part.
Superhero movies can come in many shapes and sizes, and that’s reflected in this list. Some may not be what people would consider typical superhero movies, but they don’t always need to be based on a comic book or feature colorful costumes to be part of the genre.
The top 50 superhero movies of all time are below:
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50. “Batman Forever” (1995)
Directed by Joel Schumacher
That’s right, “Batman Forever.” Why? Because as bad as this movie may be, you’ve still got Jim Carrey as the Riddler, and that’s more than any other movie can say. But seriously, Schumacher may be best known for derailing the Batman franchise, and it would take nearly a decade for it to recover once Christopher Nolan rebooted the character. But “Batman Forever,” especially compared to Schumacher’s follow-up “Batman And Robin,” is at least a fun watch if not taken seriously.
49. “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011)
Directed by Joe Johnston
Another Joe Johnston movie, this time with a hero a little more well-known — Captain America, in his first film since the 1990 disaster. Luckily, Marvel Studios has a reputation for reviving classic characters these days. The movie is pure camp, but it works for the alternate-World War II setting. Chris Evans was molded to play the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Steve Rogers, who, after a genetic experiment becomes a superpowered propaganda machine … I mean, Captain America.
48. “The Mask” (1994)
Directed by Chuck Russell
More Jim Carrey? You bet. You can say this isn’t a superhero movie all you want, but last time I checked it’s about a guy who is kind of a bad person, who learns how to be a good person with the help of some powers. That’s about as superhero as you can get.
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