Hello everyone and welcome to my list of the Top 50 Superhero Movies of All-Time! The reason for this list is due to the fact we are weeks away from the most anticipated movie of the year in Avengers: Endgame. Not only is Endgame the most anticipated movie of the year, its the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is my personal list so its going to be different from yours. I am not including Glass or Captain Marvel on this list because its not fair to the other superhero movies that haven’t come out this year. Have fun with it and enjoy the ride.
55. Batman (1966)- While the film is extremely cheesy by today’s standards, Batman is a fun version of The Caped Crusader. This film is a continuation of the famous TV show starting Adam West as Bruce Wayne and Burt Ward as Robin. The tongue-in-cheek humor is a great way to introduce your kids to Batman.
54. Daredevil (2003)- While this film considered a failure by many, I think Daredevil isn’t as bad as people think. Don’t get me wrong there are some terrible moments in the movie, but I like Ben Affleck as Daredevil and I like the tone of the movie as well. But the terrible CGI and overabundance of story-lines keeps it out of the top 50.
53. Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)- No film maybe in history (probably The Last Jedi now) has had more debate around it than Batman V. Superman. While there a lot of things to love in this movie such as Ben Affleck as Batman and the action set pieces in general (see below) there some truly horrible things in the movie as well.
First off, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor is one of the worst superhero castings ever. Second, the film is called Batman V. Superman and Batman and Superman barley interact in the film. Finally, this felt more of a set up movie for the DCEU instead of its own self contained story. Maybe I’m hard on this film more than others because of the enormous expectations. But this was the first movie ever with Batman and Superman together! YOU’RE GOD DAMN RIGHT EXPECTATIONS SHOULD BE HIGH! MARTHA!
52. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)- As a huge Spider-Man fan, I have seen every Spider-Man movie multiple times. The Amazing Spider-Man was the 1st reboot of the title character and it was just fine. The movie just felt bland to me and it unnecessary replayed Spider-Man’s origins. Also I just didn’t buy Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker because (I’m serious) he’s too good looking. That dude wouldn’t get beat up in high school.
51. Split (2016)- You don’t see many superhero movies that star the villain, let alone an original superhero movie. But that was the case here with Split. Split is the surprise sequel of Unbreakable staring James McAvoy as The Horde who as 23 separate personalities. McAvoy is utterly amazing as The Horde but everything else in the film is just average. But it is a refreshing take on the genre as a whole.
Steve Santoro (SVS_1993)