7 Greatest Superhero Films Ever Made

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Batman (1989)

It all started when Tim Burton picked the unlikely Michael Keaton to be his caped crusader, pitting him against a gleeful Jack Nicholson as the Joker to produce one of the most memorable superhero films of all time.

Spider-Man (2002)

Sam Raimi directed this film, the first liveaction movie to feature the character, and used the high school backdrop well to resonate with young viewers of the time. It helped that leading man Tobey Maguire did so too, with his everyman/boy looks and manner.

The Dark Knight (2008)

Christopher Nolan redefined the idea of what a superhero film is with the second instalment of The Dark Knight Trilogy, which altered the perception of these films by channeling through it the vibes of a dark dramatic film with some pyrotechnics rather than have it be the other way round.

The Avengers (2012)

You'd seen the Avengers individually, in pairs and maybe trios, but this Joss Whedon film brought together the main fixture that would flit in and out of subsequent films for the next seven years, becoming the most-financially viable team in cinema.

Deadpool (2016)

T.J. Miller's film propounded the possibility of a bawdy superhero and a superhero movie for adults, and delivered on both counts to great effect: Deadpool is funny and funny and has a lightness of touch not too many superhero films can boast.

Black Panther (2018)

Ryan Coogler directed a largely Black cast in this superhero project for Marvel, a rare occurrence in any kind of cinema, and a first in a mainstream superhero film. The relatability spiked, but the film also spoke to viewers on a more intimate level.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Marvel brought the curtain down on a story that had lasted seven years and countless films with this epic conclusion, delivering what is likely the most-watched superhero film of all time. The audiences and their tears would not stop pouring!

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