One question which is always on one’s mind, ‘Why superhero movies are so popular’? The majority of people have been watching the superhero series since childhood where they relate themselves with their favorite superheroes and have enjoyed watching it. On the other hand, superhero movies set the records in a collection in the Hollywood industry because they are watched by people all over the world. This module is going to take you through the top 10 superhero movies of all time!
1. Wonder Woman (2017)
One reason to mark this movie under the Top 10 superhero movies is that the movie proved that women are as equal as a man. Though this is not a feminist movie, Patty Jenkins, the director of the movie tried to tell a story and she made it very effective. Gal Gadot, the wonder woman of the movie leads a cast that includes Chris Prine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as Wonder woman’s Amazonian aunt Antiope, Elena Anaya as Dr. Poison and many others.
The film sees a young Diana growing up on the island of Themyscira until Steve, an American pilot crash lands on her home with warnings of a war to end all the other wars. Believing Ares, the God of war returned, Diana, sets out on a journey that will lead her to become the fierce warrior fans glimpsed in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The movie crossed a worldwide collection of $821.8 Million which was produced in the budget of $120-$150 Million.
2. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Thor Ragnarok is released in 2017, would shoot straight to the top 10 superhero movies of all time. It is an American superhero movie revolving around the Marvel character Thor. Director Taika Waititi and his illustrious cast have done a fantastic job making Thor’s third solo movie far and away from his best, thanks to a litany of unforgettable moments many of which stand among Phase Three’s most entertaining to date.
The main casts of the film include the crew of Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Taika Waititi (Korg) and many others. The movie was produced in the budget of 18 crores USD and grossed a box office collection of 85.4 crores USD all over the world.
3. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
There is so much to enjoy about the First Avengers, from Chris Evans’s aw-shucks earnestness to Hugo Weaving’s Werner Herzog impersonation; from Hayley Atwell’s pencil-skirt-wearing lethality to Toby Jones’s hand- wringing weariness; from the sumptuous mid-century décor to the fist-pumping final scene. The director of the movie, Joe Johnston rightly made the cast and crew which made the movie under ‘must-watch’. The movie was produced under the budget of 14 crores USD which gained a box office collection of 37.06 crores worldwide.
4. Iron Man (2008)
The film that kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe spends a troubling amount of time gleefully killing off unnamed brown people and has a deeply muddled ethical schema. But the stuff it gets right changed the modern cinema. In the whole movie, you’ve got the witty banter, the bright colors, the clever pop-culture references, the PlayStation ready final CGI showdown, and the charming lead Tony Stark.
The film was produced with a budget of 14 crores USD and hit the box office collection of 58.52 Crores. This movie has earned a huge amount of fan base because they believe that even though he isn’t the leader of the avengers, he is the driving force of the team. Structurally, Ironman is the one who provides so much of the frameworks that a team needs to operate.
5. Spiderman: Homecoming (2017)
The healthy dose of the movie is when Spiderman’s formal entrance to the MCU, but what makes it click is how charming and heartfelt it is. You can find yourself excited about Peter Parkers’ motley assemblage of Academic Decathlon teammates as you are about his alter ego’s battles with the Vulture. Speaking of which: Hooboy, Michael Keaton is great as that particular baddie.
By the time he and Spiderman are face-to-face, we’ve so fallen in love with the sequence. Homecoming has A-plus cameos from Hannibal Bruess and Donald Grover which makes this film to be appreciated by everybody. The movie was produced under the budget of $17.5 crores and hit the box office with $88.02 crores collection.
6. Superman Returns (2006)
Superman is one of the biggest pop culture icons of American history. The film’s impact outweighs that of the Donner’s Superman whose runtime is made all the more taxing by the spotty pacing. If the movie is released now, it would be hailed as a brilliant, character-centric twist on the Superhero genre, standing in stark contrast to the explosion-filled theatrics of current comic book adaptations. It is sweeping, romantic and thoughtful making the best of all the other Superman movies. The budget of the movie was $175 million which hit the box office with $880.2 million crores collection.
7. Batman Begins (2005)
From the Batman Begin’s first shot, with its two-note theme music will give you the director Christopher Nolan’s view to do a movie that is a movie first and a superhero story next. The batman in the movie Christian Bale performed so well that every batman fan could recognize his face whenever the batman is remembered. It was produced under 15 crores USD budget which hit the box office with 37.52 crores USD worldwide.
8. Black Panther (2018)
It’s 2018, 20 years into the present superhero boom, and here comes writer-director Ryan Coogler, a fierce-eyed Afrofuturist, preaching to us the gospel of the Black Panther. The character’s eponymous film is so stunning that words fail in the immediate aftermath of a first viewing. Black Panther makes us believe a superhero movie can be explicitly about something. It was produced under 20 crores USD budget which hit the box office with an unbelievable collection of 134.4 crores USD.
9. Avengers: End Game
The movie may be long but it never fails to make you excited about what’s next? The action and the fun plot keep the movie-going. This movie requires us to know about all the previously released avenger movies to get to know about what is happening in the current plot. Also Avengers: End game is better than the Infinity war. The budget of the movie was 35.6 crores USD and the box office collection of the movie was 279.6 crores USD.
10. The Incredibles (2004)
There are plenty of things to go crazy about this movie- an enchanting story, delicious visuals, characters that are at once familiar and enjoyable, an admirable choice to set the action firmly in a period of the 50’s to the ’70s. The budget of the film is about 9.2 crores USD and it hit the box office with 63.3 crores USD collection.
Thus, the superhero films have never failed to bring out the child in you, so did the above-listed superhero movies.