That’s not the say there aren’t a lot of pretty terrible superhero films, so to help you wade through the rubbish here are 10 of the best.
A bit different from every other film on this list, Unbreakable is a film for people who don’t normally watch superhero films. Starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson we see a regular security guard (Willis) who realizes he has superpowers and the events that follow.
- The Crow
Brandon Lee’s portrayal of the effortlessly cool Eric Draven as he beats up a whole catalogue of baddies has so many moments where you go “he can’t possibly survive that can he?” A tense action-packed film from beginning to end.
- Iron Man 3
I think people will disagree with me here, but I believe Iron Man 3 is hands down the best Iron Man film to date. Showing us a more personal and damaged side of Tony Stark following the events of The Avengers film, Iron Man 3 sees Tony battling a new threat and his own inner demons.
- Guardians of the Galaxy
Blowing many other superhero films out of the water with Star Wars level production, laugh out loud comedy and a riveting plot, Guardians of the Galaxy is to date the best space themed superhero film. It was a gamble to focus on Marvel characters that are fairly unknown, but it paid off…
- X-Men 2
X-Men 2 is the pinnacle of the X-Men series. Focusing on Wolverine as we journey into his past and discover how he became the man he is today we see and understand his pain. X-Men 2 has one of the most tragic endings in all of cinema let alone superhero films.
- Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2 is part superhero film and part love story. We watch as Peter and Mary Jane’s relationship develops and how Parker copes with being Spider-Man and trying to live a normal life. All the while Doc Ock is plotting something terrible that only Spider-Man can deal with.
- Blade 2
Continuing our trend of the second film being the best we have Blade 2. Blade 2 shows us a world in which vampires are being hunted and only Blade can help stop this new predator. With an expanded cast of characters and new intriguing enemies, Blade 2 is the best vampire film around.
- The Avengers
Blockbuster hit The Avengers needs little introduction. Finally seeing the combination of Thor, The Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow; The Avengers is the most action packed film on this list. If people want further expand the Marvel Universe beyond The Avengers film then they could try the various Marvel slot machines available to play on Coral. You can play games themed around Captain America, The Hulk and Iron Man and if you’re new to Coral then you’ll even get a signup bonus.
Not all superhero stories end happily. Watchmen shows what happens when superheroes hang up their capes in a unique story of love, betrayal and redemption. Set in an alternate 1980’s with tensions of a nuclear war on the horizon, Watchmen is unique amongst superhero films.
- The Dark Knight
Hands down the best superhero film ever created. Heath Ledgers portrayal of The Joker is some of the best acting I’ve ever seen. Perfectly capturing the comics and making them enjoyable to a wide audience. The Dark Knight is a film I will never pass up an opportunity to watch.