Superhero movies might seem like a recent trend but the truth is they have been a staple since 1978. It’s the fad for superheroes and science fiction movies that has grown manifold over the years. Superheroes came into existence with the whole trend of comic books and ever since a lot of cinema giants have tried re-creating them on the screen by adapting to similar plots and storyline that the comics offer. Superhero franchises like Superman, Batman, Captain America, Spiderman etc. are the top all-time favorite superhero movie characters which have made it from the comic world to the big screen of the cinematic universe. But we have shortlisted 5 best movies out of the lot here in no particular order, they are all awesome!
The second part of the Nolan trilogy, this movie reiterated the World’s Best Hero-Enemy quotient which was brilliantly showcased on screen by legendary actors like Christian Bale and Heath Ledger. And let’s not forget, Heath Ledger was the best “Joker” ever!
This Marvel saga was an ensemble of some of the legendary Marvel superheroes like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and The Hulk. Incorporating humor in a serious plot where the planet’s safety is in question is a tough task yet the cast and crew of The Avengers did it so effortlessly.
With such great casting, this movie was bound to be a gem! Bryan Singer takes you on a delightful journey of mutants and trust me, after watching the movie you would find yourself wishing that you were a mutant.
The only Superhero movie where the villain is hotter than the hero! Tobey Maguire was an odd pick to play the role of Spiderman who is apparently famous for his witty humor. Nevertheless, he pulled it off and the Sony franchise went on to make two more movies after the first part. The movie was a good first attempt in the modern superhero template.
- Iron Man –
When you talk about Superheroes, how can you leave the philanthropist, play-boy, incredibly genius Iron Man out? And what’s better? Robert Downey Jr. being picked to represent the self-made superhero in the cinematic world. How much more awesomeness can be accommodated in one movie!
If you have any personal favorites, please feel free to share with us in the comments below :)