Best Superhero Movies Of All Time & Upcoming Movies
It is the fundamental essence of the superhero stories. The movies were adaptations in the scriptwriter’s choice, of comic books coming in the period of the aftermath of the Great War. Since then, many superheroes are on the rise, retaliating against supervillains and archenemies. True, these villains are not killed often, they always come back, because heroes mostly do not cross to that dark side; they would rather fight countless times than commit the crime of killing.
Spiderman, Superman, Captain America, Batman, Iron Man, Wolverine and the gang of Mutants are among thousands of others who reign supreme in the imaginary galaxy and stimulate the reward centers of our brains to engage us in one simple principle: always to help others, no matter what the cost.
Since the time of transcontinental wars raging throughout the world and threatening every humble life, the world felt that it needed heroes. Saving the whole world from the evil of chaos was not easy for any average human, in fact, soldiers taking up arms signified just the opposite of it. Thus rose heroes with superhuman abilities, who helped the most desperate and the weak from impending doom, with minimal loss of the adjacent lives and properties, although not always so. Some of the superheroes had to be aliens, some genetically mutated, others didn’t need any special powers at all. Only rigorous training, technical and engineering expertise, startling precision, and unyielding commitment.
Seeing the heroes rise in action in a team displaying fraternity, or alone on the silver screen makes them more real to the ordinary people watching on the other side. The modern version of superhero films are very close to reality, almost science-fiction that is achievable in the future decades. Naturally, the ordinary people would want to align themselves with their ideals, because finally there would be a way to make a difference in the world and leave it a better place for the future generations to come.
Here is the list of our best superhero movies of all time:
The Incredibles (2004)
Director: Brad Bird
With three kids, Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl are ‘happily’ married, albeit superheroes no longer. The government keeps a strict watch on all of the specially powered individuals who have been forced to assume identities of ordinary people and live their lives normally. Their hearts yearn to become what they are. When a new villain emerges to threaten the world and take their place, Mr. Incredible has to do whatever he is capable of saving his family.
The Avengers (2012)
Director: Joss Whedon
A starry team-up of six powerful but reluctant heroes is hastily called upon by the Director of SHIELD Nick Fury, after the Asgardian rogue Loki stole the Tesseract with which he has planned to bring alien wrath upon the world.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Director: James Gunn
Peter Quill aka Star-Lord the outlaw falls in serious trouble when he steals the orb containing the Power Stone. He ends up having no option but to team up with a talking raccoon Rocket, tree-like humanoid Groot, vengeance-seeking Drax the Destroyer, and Gamora the adopted daughter of Thanos. Together, they try to stall an impending intergalactic war between the rogue Kree, Ronan, who wants the stone at any cost, and the Nova Empire.
The Dark Knight (2008)
Director: Christopher Nolan
This film holds a special place in Hollywood owing to one and only, the Joker, played by Heath Ledger. The new villain creates random chaos and tumult in the streets of Gotham City, by only an infectious laughter and an untold charade of cataclysmic events. The one person to stop this dangerous madness is the knight in a dark cape, the silent and watchful protector of Gotham, the Batman.
Iron Man (2008)
Director: Jon Favreau
A prodigal son and a genius mechanical engineer, Tony Stark is kidnapped by Afghanistan militants while demonstrating weaponry of the Stark Industries to the US Army. To escape, he built an iron suit and chose to close down the weapons business. But little does he know that the enemy is inside his house. Taking up the iron suit as a means to protect the innocents seems like the best option now to this changed man.
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Director: Sam Raimi
In a scientific demonstration gone wrong, Dr. Octavius turns into the much-feared supervillain Dr. Octopus. On the other hand, Harry Osborn is hell-bent on finding the real identity of Spiderman so that he can avenge his father. How will the web-slinger Peter Parker cope with the challenge threatening to destroy everything he holds dear?
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Directors: Joe and Anthony Russo
Steve Rogers is adjusting to the modern world and is an active SHIELD agent. During a covert rescue mission, the SHIELD team acquires information about Project Insight, set to be in full functionality in a few days. But everything goes instantly wrong: the SHIELD Director is killed, a powerful new assassin named Winter Soldier crops up, and Captain America is now a national fugitive. He now must uncover the wraps with the help of Black Widow and the Falcon, and comes face to face with a devastating truth.
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Director: Shane Black
Tony Stark is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after the Battle of New York. However, the danger is not over yet. A terrorist named Mandarin strikes the very heart of the nation by a series of bombings, but everything is not what it looks. The world desperately needs Iron Man back in action, but will the much-awaited hero come around just in time to thwart the enemy?
Director: Bryan Singer
Stryker a former Army Commander brings about a re-demand for the mutant registration act by holding the key to the past and the future of the X-men. After Professor Xavier’s school is attacked on Stryker’s orders, the X-Men form an unlikely alliance with the villain Magneto to oppose their common enemy together for ultimate freedom.
Director: Sam Raimi
Bitten by a genetically-modified spider slowly incorporates the capabilities of the eight-legged creature into a student and amateur photographer, Peter Parker. Coming to terms with this new superpower, he confronts the Green Goblin in an epic clash but loses much more than he gains.
Batman Begins (2005)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Batman, the guardian knight of Gotham City, is born. After a tragic childhood, Bruce Wayne resolves to eliminate all the corruption and crime lords by acting from behind the mask, only to discover that something even larger is at play, ripping the city apart to shreds.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Director: Joe Johnston
America needs great soldiers to fight the World War 2. Steve Rogers, a medically challenged, frail man was selected by this program and was successfully turned into the first Super Soldier. With some of the brilliant minds and leaders like SSR Agent Carter and engineer Howard Stark, he leads the Howling Commandos in the heart of war-riddled Europe to destroy the clear division of the Nazis, Hydra led by the Red Skull.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
During the Cold War ensuing in the world, mutants Xavier and Lehnsherr join forces with other mutants to save humans from a possible nuclear war. Even though from different backgrounds, Xavier and Lehnsherr become the best of friends and fight side by side, but at the end due to a tragic turn of consequences, they tear apart from each other and go their separate ways.
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
In a train accident, only David Dunn mysteriously survives without even a minor abrasion. He considers himself very lucky until he is approached by Elijah Prince, who tells him the real reason for him still well and breathing. The bizarre startling truth will change David’s life forever.
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
Director: Martin Campbell
Don Diego has at last been released from his prison but is alarmed to find Don Montero has returned, who was solely responsible for his wrongful confinement and stealing his daughter Elena. To get back to him and thwart him in any of his no-good plans, Diego trains drunkard Alejandro Murrieta in his own fighting techniques and capabilities to launch him as his successor.
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Director:Mark Osborne and John Stevenson
Master Shifu is in search of the dragon warrior whom he has to train so that he could defeat the evil snow leopard. But the master has trolled: the prophecy proclaims a panda named Po, who works at his family’s noodle shop in the village. It infuriates Shifu, but Po is all for the exciting transformation as he finds his dream come true by receiving a chance become a great kung fu master.
The Wolverine (2013)
Director: James Mangold
The past and present threaten to haunt the mutant Wolverine as he is lured into the realm of yakuza and samurai in Japan. Forced to elope on a dangerous path, he is constantly under pressure from the fear of being dead for the first time in his life. With powerful enemies at his tail, he must struggle to grasp the inner hero and come out victorious, or bow in failure to the emotional and physical upheaval created this enormous mess.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Hellboy with his girlfriend Liz and Abe Sapien face the epic battle against Prince Nuada, who plans on unleashing giant killer machines to kill all humans and let the fantasy creatures claim the world for themselves. The world looks up to Hellboy, who is the only chance of defeating the evil prince from creating mass destruction.
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Director: Alan Taylor
The nine realms are in disarray and Thor the prince of Asgard is traveling the world to suppress the chaos. No one could even fathom the chaos itself has risen: the Dark Elf Malekith threatens to bring destruction on the secured kingdom of Asgard in search of the source of his power, the Aether, which is encapsulated as a parasite in the human Jane Foster’s body. Thor brings her to Asgard to secure her but remains unsuccessful to protect the Aether, with the power of which Malekith envisions plunging all the nine realms in eternal darkness.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Director: Joss Whedon
The Avengers is back with a bang. After acquiring Loki’s scepter, Tony Stark envisions of creating a personal army to protect the world with the scepter’s artificial intelligence, but the plan in action goes horribly wrong when the same AI turns against them and brings upon multitudes of destruction that they do not have the power to stop or prevent.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Bruce Wayne has retired to the Wayne Manor for eight years after the District Attorney Harvey Dent was killed in the Gotham City chaos. However, the mysterious cat woman shows up the same time as an underground network led by Bane. In a serious fight between Bruce and Bane, the former is injured while Bane takes control over the Gotham City and holds everyone hostage. Now trapped inside an inescapable well, Bruce must find a way to escape and defeat the enemy to protect his city.
Director: Richard Donner
Jor-El of the planet Krypton sends his son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth to keep him safe, just before the jetpack is destroyed. Back on Earth, young Kal-El is raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent by the name of Clark, when he slowly discovers his superhuman abilities of strength, speed, vision, flight and mental capability. He disguises himself as a reporter at the Metropolitan news and attempts to stop Lex Luthor the supervillain from carrying out his evil deeds.
Director: Josh Trank
Andrew, his cousin Matt, and classmate Steve acquire mysterious powers when they come into contact with an unknown object. Captured in Andrew’s video camera, the tape unravels the modifications of the destructive powers that slowly unwind their dark side and poses a threat to everyone around them.
The Rocketeer (1991)
Director: Joe Johnston
Based on the comic books by Dave Stevens, the movie shows the protagonist Cliff Secord putting on a jet pack and strapping himself to a rocket while wearing a flashy helmet to turn into a new hero Rocketeer. Cliff is in love with actress Jenny, but when the Nazis demand to use the rocket as a weapon, Cliff must save her from the impending doom and find a way to halt the enemy in their tracks.
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Directors: Don Hall and Chris Williams
Hiro and Baymax are close companions. However, Baymax is only a humanoid robot programmed to take care of the humans. Now Hiro is in trouble and the world as he knows about to be put into grave danger, so he embarks on a heroic mission with his robotic friends to fight the opposing force with all his strength and is determined to emerge victorious in the end.