The Definitive List of Superhero Movies You Can’t Miss

Do you have a favorite superhero film you expect to be on this list? Recently someone asked, “Wanted to get the consensus on the best superhero film among Letterboxd users. Unfortunately, the Dark Knight is banned from this as we know it would win.”  

Here are some of Reddit's top answers. 

Watchmen (2009)

This dark dystopian breakdown of the superhero film genre shows one of the last active vigilantes, Rorschach, being called on for help when one of his friends is murdered. 

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

The Avengers encounter Thanos, The Mad Titan, who has been orchestrating all of the extinction-level events the heroes have thwarted. The heroes must sacrifice it all to stop Thanos, which may not be enough. 

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

It follows a band of space misfits brought together by a single cause. In this movie, Peter Quill and a group of intergalactic criminal extraterrestrials go on the run after stealing a powerful artifact.  

Unbreakable (2004)

When the news of David Dunn's miraculous survival gets out, an individual with curiosity about his abilities begins to show up. Elijah Price manipulates Dunn to gain a better understanding of him. 

Blade (1998)

Blade is a half-vampire, half-mortal man (Dhampire) who becomes the protector of the mortal race. This half-mortal, half-immortal is on a mission to avenge his mother's death while slaying evil vampires. 

Batman Returns (1990)

While Batman is dealing with a cruel businessman seeking power at all costs, he encounters a deformed man calling himself The Penguin, wreaking havoc across Gotham. 

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