The superhero genre has been relishing the coveted box office success for decades. About every filmmaker wishes for this gigantic level of global recognition. But the grass is always greener on the other side, and this phrase can fairly apply to superhero movies as well. Despite the hard efforts of the crew and cast, starting from costume design to story building, these films are discounted to ‘popular’ tags only. Nonetheless, over the years, some superheroes movies have broken this glass and grabbed the critical appreciation that they deserved. These films have dominated the box office as well as earned a spot in the prestigious IMDB’s Top 250. Find out every superhero movie on this list and where they rank.
Logan on 221st
James Mangold’s directed Logan was a fitting farewell to Hugh Jackman’s journey as the classic character, Logan. It hit the right chords with dark truths and even got nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars.
Batman Begins on 137th
Anyone who saw the title of this article knew that Christopher Nolan’s Dark Trilogy would make it to the list. After a rocky journey on the silver screen with Schumacher’s Batman Forever, the Caped Crusader revived its iconic fame with Batman Begins. Christian Bale and this film are poised to be one of the most legendary cinematic versions of superheroes of all time.
Avengers: Endgame on 76th
It took over a decade and 23 movies to build up the story for Avengers: Endgame. Not only did it break the box office record but also earned critical acclamation from across the world. Endgame did justice to the Infinity Saga and sparked emotions in us that echoed for months.
The Dark Knight Rises on 73rd
The Dark Knight Rises was the final chapter of Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne. It weaved a chain of jaw-dropping surprises for fans as the Caped Crusader was bid against an equally strong Bane, played by Tom Hardy. The film was a satisfying ending to Nolan’s Trilogy that didn’t fail to capture the cast and crew’s proficiency.
Joker on 70th
As the iconic DC villain finally got a standalone film, it paused our hearts and churned a string of controversies. The dark and twisted plot along with Joaquin Phoenix’s breathtaking acting captured the audience and bagged an Oscar for Best Actor.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse on 65th
This animated route to the Spider-verse brought several popular variants of Spider-Man for the first time on the silver screen. Fans were euphoric about the film as it also introduced Miles Morales along with the other Spider-Men.
Avengers: Infinity War on 63rd
One of the greatest superhero crossovers ever on the silver screen. Apart from its star power and popularity owing to comic books, Infinity War was packed with brilliant storytelling, screenplay, special effects, and acting. By giving the spotlight to its villain, Thanos, and making him win, the film set a new bar for the superhero genre.
Spider-Man: No Way Home on 21st
For the first time in the history of the superhero genre, three variants of Peter Parker shared the screen on live-action. No Way Home proved that MCU could turn any impossible dream into reality with finesse.
The Dark Knight on 4th
Only a titan like Christopher Nolan could helm a superhero film that ranks 4th on IMDB. The movie was larger than life in every respect. Not just a great superhero film, The Dark Knight boasts as one of the finest pieces of filmmaking. The late Heath Ledger crafted an unforgettable version of Joker for the world and received a posthumous Academy Award for his performance.