Best Superhero Movies of All Time

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the 50 best superhero movies of all time, ranked by adjusted Tomatometer with at least 20 reviews each! Read on, caped internet crusaders, and see what got inducted into the legion of Fresh!

#50

Watchmen (2009)
65%

#50
Adjusted Score: 74.347%
Critics Consensus: Gritty and visually striking, Watchmen is a faithful adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel, but its complex narrative structure may make it difficult for it to appeal to viewers not already familiar with the source material.
Synopsis: 300's Zack Snyder brings Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' critically acclaimed comic book Watchmen to the big screen, courtesy of... [More]
Directed By: Zack Snyder

#49
#49
Adjusted Score: 75.156%
Critics Consensus: The Incredible Hulk may not be quite the smashing success that fans of Marvel's raging behemoth might hope for, but it offers more than enough big green action to make up for its occasionally puny narrative.
Synopsis: Mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner has been traveling the globe in search of the antidote that will allow him to break... [More]
Directed By: Louis Leterrier

#48
#48
Adjusted Score: 75.285%
Critics Consensus: It may not be the finest film to come from the Marvel Universe, but Thor: The Dark World still offers plenty of the humor and high-stakes action that fans have come to expect.
Synopsis: Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth... [More]
Directed By: Alan Taylor

#47

Sky High (2005)
73%

#47
Adjusted Score: 76.673%
Critics Consensus: This highly derivative superhero coming-of-age flick is moderately entertaining, family-friendly fluff.
Synopsis: An ordinary teenager finds out he's not so ordinary after all in this comedy-adventure. Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano) has his... [More]
Directed By: Mike Mitchell (VI)

#46

Batman (1989)
72%

#46
Adjusted Score: 77.194%
Critics Consensus: An eerie, haunting spectacle, Batman succeeds as dark entertainment, even if Jack Nicholson's Joker too often overshadows the title character.
Synopsis: Jack Nicholson is the Joker, who emerged from a horrible accident as a maniacal criminal. Michael Keaton is the Caped... [More]
Directed By: Tim Burton

#45

Megamind (2010)
73%

#45
Adjusted Score: 77.696%
Critics Consensus: It regurgitates plot points from earlier animated efforts, and isn't quite as funny as it should be, but a top-shelf voice cast and strong visuals help make Megamind a pleasant, if unspectacular, diversion.
Synopsis: Notorious Metro City villian Megamind (voice of Will Ferrell) becomes an unlikely savior to the troubled metropolis after defeating beloved... [More]
Directed By: Tom McGrath

#44

The Wolverine (2013)
70%

#44
Adjusted Score: 78.954%
Critics Consensus: Although its final act succumbs to the usual cartoonish antics, The Wolverine is one superhero movie that manages to stay true to the comics while keeping casual viewers entertained.
Synopsis: Hugh Jackman returns as Wolverine in this sequel to the member of the X-Men's first solo outing. Mark Bomback and... [More]
Directed By: James Mangold

#43

Iron Man 2 (2010)
73%

#43
Adjusted Score: 80.997%
Critics Consensus: It isn't quite the breath of fresh air that Iron Man was, but this sequel comes close with solid performances and an action-packed plot.
Synopsis: In "Iron Man 2," the world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored Super Hero Iron Man.... [More]
Directed By: Jon Favreau

#42

The Mask (1994)
77%

#42
Adjusted Score: 80.076%
Critics Consensus: It misses perhaps as often as it hits, but Jim Carrey's manic bombast, Cameron Diaz' blowsy appeal, and the film's overall cartoony bombast keep The Mask afloat.
Synopsis: Hyperactive mayhem results when a mild-manned banker discovers an ancient mask that transforms him into a zany prankster with superhuman... [More]
Directed By: Chuck Russell

#41

Kick-Ass (2010)
75%

#41
Adjusted Score: 81.994%
Critics Consensus: Not for the faint of heart, Kick-Ass takes the comic adaptation genre to new levels of visual style, bloody violence, and gleeful profanity.
Synopsis: Adapted from Mark Millar's hyper-violent comic book of the same name, director Matthew Vaughn's (Layer Cake) vigilante superhero film tells... [More]
Directed By: Matthew Vaughn

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 Next

Tag Cloud

Biopics Marvel Sundance dramedy Pirates singing competition Drama technology VH1 IFC MSNBC Musicals Syfy DC Universe Extras The Arrangement Music diversity period drama CBS TNT vampires ABC Family TLC cinemax Horror Writers Guild of America what to watch based on movie TCA 2017 CBS All Access 007 2015 GIFs Fall TV Mary Tyler Moore cats Fantasy ESPN BET social media SDCC Rocky crime historical drama travel Comic Book Martial Arts Calendar CMT Country Logo Oscars Reality Competition Nominations Bravo Trivia SundanceTV Winners Winter TV LGBTQ Lionsgate Year in Review NBC Marathons Election harry potter Netflix Trailer Esquire Pop 2016 Sci-Fi psycho Universal APB Mystery PBS DirecTV CNN WGN Warner Bros. Summer E! 24 frames Countdown cops zombie political drama ITV President Certified Fresh boxoffice Disney Cartoon Network Comedy Infographic Premiere Dates Toys Spring TV DC Comics Best and Worst 2017 PaleyFest Dark Horse Comics Tomatazos Polls and Games 45 Masterpiece sitcom TCM Freeform Animation Lifetime Ghostbusters adventure ABC Watching Series Reality Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Paramount biography Interview Photos El Rey TIFF Holidays TCA TruTV First Look Showtime Action Kids & Family E3 comiccon Super Bowl Rom-Com Sneak Peek crime thriller The CW Video Games Mindy Kaling GLAAD science fiction cooking AMC Hulu discovery Food Network TBS USA OWN Crackle composers HBO History Amazon crime drama Starz Awards FXX Nat Geo politics Nickelodeon FX Thanksgiving talk show Star Trek FOX Character Guide Grammys Ellie Kemper MTV police drama Adult Swim YA Podcast TV Land Box Office aliens war VICE Superheroes Red Carpet Emmys sports BBC America transformers Set visit NYCC A&E Musical GoT Schedule thriller Tumblr TV Cosplay American Society of Cinematographers Star Wars Comedy Central BBC RT History X-Men docudrama supernatural Disney Channel Opinion Teen Valentine's Day serial killer romance Fox News Rock