Need a break from the summer heat? Here’s a list of the best superhero films to binge-watch in your air-conditioned room this summer. Choosing the best superhero films of all time is no easy task. Ask any fan of superheroes, whether it’s the comics or films, and you’re guaranteed to get a different list every time. Share your list with others, and the responses will include either nods of agreement, raised eyebrows, or blunt responses that you’re dead wrong.
In compiling the list of best superhero films of all time, I tried to keep viewers of all ages and devotion to superhero cinema in mind. My original plan was to include Deadpool on the list until I realized there’s an entire generation of movie fans still not allowed to watch the film because of its R-rating. The LEGO Batman Movie also appeared in my initial top ten, but the film felt out of place compared to the other films. (I still recommend LEGO Batman to everyone because it’s goddamn hilarious.) Full disclosure, this light might change as we add and subtract films as they premiere and deserve earn their spot on the list.
After much internal debate, I finally drilled down my ten superhero movie choices for both Marvel and D.C. with personal reasons for each selection. While thousands of fans likely won’t agree with this list, few will argue that all ten films are fantastic and worth multiple viewings. That said, here’s my list of the best superhero movies of all time and where to watch them. Many are available on Disney+ and Amazon Prime for your viewing convenience. Spoilers ahead.
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