What are the best Superhero movies?

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    #1Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman tells the story of Diana, who was trained to be an unconquerable warrior and Amazon queen. Everything was changed when an American pilot, crashes there and recounts the terrible conflict.

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    Terry Johnston
    Written on December 24, 2017
    "DC's been working their way towards a proper Wonder Woman release for a while now, with their more popular titles seeming to lead up or allude to it at every opportunity. It's been a long time coming and I'm glad the execution worked out as well as it has. Looking forward to seeing what happens next."
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    #2The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    The Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan reaches its peak with this second movie. The Dark Knight was released in 2008 and has featured Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Christian Bale, and the late actor Heath Ledger.

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    Jose Campbell
    Written on June 7, 2017
    "So I was looking for the best move, particularly the best Super hero movie and then I remembered, The Dark Knight!. So I went and bought it and now I can stop watching Christopher Nolan. 10/10 "
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    #3Superman

    Superman
    This adaptation of one of the most iconic superheroes of all times (if not the most) counted with the direction of Richard Donner, the story of Mario Puzo, and the participation of Marlon Brando. 
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    Brian Walsh
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "There are so many great superhero movies but really there can only be one truly best one, right? In my opinion, that movie has to be Superman. They made a very good choice in actors and the effects are just crazy awesome. I really love everything about it. "

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Marvel Studios produced the top 4 highest-grossing superhero movies of all time? Marvel is really at the top of their game when it comes to producing flicks with superhero fiction. The 3 Avengers films which are The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and Avengers: Infinity War from 2018 are the three highest-grossing superhero films of all time. Infinity War is leading with a whopping $2.05 billion followed by The Avengers garnering over $1.51 billion ticket sales and Age of Ultron with $1.40 billion. The fourth highest-grossing superhero film is Black Panther with a total gross of $1.35 billion and yes, it’s still from Marvel and still within Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Luckily for Pixar, they managed to steal a spot in the box office superhero list with the Incredibles 2 landing at the fifth spot with $1.24 billion.

The ticket sales from these movies featuring top superheroes only prove people’s fascination with superpowers and superheroes. Superheroes have been part of the entertainment culture for a long time now. Whether you like reading them in the pages of your favorite comic book or binge-watching them on your favorite animated or live action show, chances are an average person knows and probably loves one superhero at the very least. 

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    #4Batman Begins

    Batman Begins
    The epic superhero trilogy by Christopher Nolan started with this movie, that focuses on the childhood of Bruce Wayne and his training for becoming Batman. It's very useful for understand Batman's moral code. 
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    Carolyn Hill
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I would definitely not define this movie as the greatest super hero movie. There are many more movies such as The Dark Knight or Wonder Woman which I like better. This one was okay though."
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    #5X2

    X2

    The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces and students taken hostage for a sinister purpose. Directed by Bryan Singer and starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Hanssen, James Madsen, Anna Paquin, Rebeca Romijn, Brian Cox and Alan Cumming.

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    Henry Rice
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "I absolutely love this movie and honestly believe its better than both the first and the second X movies. It has a lot of great information in it that is true to the comics. Though I'm incredibly biased in my love for this movie because I'm a huge Nightcrawler fan. If you pay attention really closely you'll notice a lot of X-Men 'shout outs' if you will. Like when Mystique is looking through the files if you look closely you'll see the names of other mutants like Gambit, Maximoff, etc. Also Kurt snickers a bit at the end of the movie when Professor Xavier mentions he knows a little girl who walks through walls, aka Kurt's best buddy Kitty. Great movie overall and I enjoyed it immensely. In fact, the opening of the movie was one of the best that I've ever seen with that whole fight sequence between Nightcrawler and the Presidents body guards. Would highly recommend this to any X-fan or anyone who is finding a superhero movie in general."
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    #6The Avengers

    The Avengers

    The Avengers is a superhero action and fantasy movie directed by Joss Whedon. It was the first major crossover in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and starred Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth. It was released in 2012.

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    Francisco Salgado
    Written on July 23, 2017
    "The Avengers is one of the best superhero movies of all time. It's the culmination of the individual movies that marvel has been putting out over the years. Joss Whedon prooves he's also a fine film director."
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    #7Logan

    Logan
    Based on the comics ''Old man Logan'' by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, this movie shows us Logan caring for an ailing Professor X. One day, a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
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    Billy Walsh
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "Logan is a great superhero movie in a more serious style than the popular ones like Iron Man and Avengers. It also has some great action that feels more gritty than other movies."
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    #8Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2
    Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius. Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, written by Alvin Sargent and is the second film in the Spider-Man film series.
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    Angela Lee
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Spider Man 2 is a really great superhero movie, but I probably wouldn't list it among my favorites ever. I'd struggle to even say I prefer this sequel to the original from 2002 with this same cast. But it's a good movie, one worth watching if you haven't seen it along with the original. Just make sure you skip the 3rd one."
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    #9The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    This movie becomes the longest of the saga with 2 hours and 44 minutes of duration. It closes the full epic story of The Dark Knight. The film was directed by Christopher Nolan. It starred Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, and more. 

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    Larry Kelley
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "The Batman series is certainly nothing new, and this version is just another take on that format. I personally am not into the Batman comic scenario, but I can see where people who are would appreciate this new addition to the Batman series."
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    #10X-Men: First Class

    X-Men: First Class

    Following the classic Marvel mythology, X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Directed by Matthew Vaughn, starring James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as the younger versions of Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr.

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    Laura Peters
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "X-Men: First Class is a fantastic superhero movie as long as you go in knowing that it is a departure from the other X-Men movies, it introduces characters you know but played by different actors. If you're okay with the prequel nature of this film and you're open to the new cast, you'll come away loving this reboot of the franchise."
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    #11Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy is a superhero, fantasy, and comedy film directed by James Gunn. It was released in 2014. It starred Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dave Batista, and guest Vin Diesel. It is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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    Ryan Guzman
    Written on June 28, 2017
    "I loved it. Finally comic book movies are getting weird enough to be comic book worthy. It's all about characters. This is the funniest action movie I have ever seen and they managed to suspend belief with a talking raccoon and a giant bush as main characters. Great 80's throwback references, complex and not so complex characters a universe of divers people groups that feels real. Great villains like Ronan and Thanos. Now I just hope they will have the sense to send Marvel (the Cree Naval Officer) to Earth and power up Carol Danvers. Then maybe some day they will have the good sense to de-power Carol and Give Rogue some decent powers and dual personality disorder. This movie makes me believe that Marvel Comics is finally taking their own work seriously enough to take big risks and deliver great entertainment. I RECOMMEND THIS!"
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    #12Watchmen

    Watchmen
    Zack Snyder directs this raw and disenchanting film based on acclaimed Alan Moore's graphic novel. It tells us the story about a group of superheroes that are part of everyday life in an alternate 1985 America. 
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    Mick Fang
    Written on July 2, 2017
    "The Watchmen comics were a thesis on the genre of superhero comics, but the movie had to look at the meaning of being hero because it couldn't use the theme of the comic. Still, it was quite engaging and this movie was really well made. More superhero movies should try to have the type of depth that Watchmen achieved."
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    #13Iron Man

    Iron Man

    Iron Man is a science fiction and superhero movie directed by John Favreau. It was released in 2008 as the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It starred Robert Downey Jr.,  Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges.

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    Thomas Patel
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Iron Man is definitely one of the best Superhero movies out there, the portrayal of Tony Stark is very faithful to the original character in the comics. It is a movie packed with a lot of action, the CGI is amazing and the story-line will hold your interest from beginning to end."
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    #14Man of Steel

    Man of Steel
    Produced by Christopher Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder, this movie counts with the personality of both in its creation. We find Nolan's reflective style in one-half of the movie, and Snyder iconic action style in the other half. 
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    Amber Scott
    Written on June 1, 2017
    "Superman is not my favorite superhero, but I enjoyed this movie a lot. I think you will enjoy this movie even if you aren't into superhero/comic genre. The story was interesting and exciting, and it kept my attention the whole movie."
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    #15Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a superhero movie directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Sebastian Stan in 2014. It received an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects. 

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    Doris Powell
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This was certainly on of my favorite movies of the year. It was fast paced with heart. The action scenes were well done. The only complaint I would have is the CGI was rather heavy handed,"
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    #16Justice League

    Justice League

    Justice League is a 2017 superhero movie directed by Zack Snyder that follows the story of Batman, Wonderwoman, Superman, etc. In this epic film, they join forces and create the Justice League for defeating the evil. 

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    Barbara Sandoval
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "It's great when all the superheroes get together in one movie. It was a fun ride for the entire movie. I brings out the essence of what the Justice League was all about. "
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    #17[TRAILER] Avengers: Infinity War

    [TRAILER] Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War is an American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. In this movie, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Black Panther to defeat the powerful Thanos.

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    Anthony Riley
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "among the best of the marvel movies"
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    #18The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man
    After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death. The Amazing Spider-Man is the first installment to Marc Webb's and Sony Studios new reboot Spider-Man film series.
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    Roger Ellis
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "This is a great remake of Spider Man. I was disappointed with a couple of the movies before this one. This movie is less cheesy and more true to the source material."
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    #19Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron
    Avengers: Age of Ultron is a superhero and fantasy film directed by Joss Whedon. It was released in 2015 as a sequel to the 2012 film, Avengers. It starred Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson.
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    Moisés Luna
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "So I was looking for the a good superhero movie and my friend told me to buy Avengers: Age of Ultron so I did. It was for sure one of the best Superhero movies I have ever seen, I loved it."
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    #20Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War is a superhero, action, and fantasy movie directed by Anthony & Joe Russo. Initially released in 2016, it is the third Captain America film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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    Amy Hanson
    Written on April 4, 2017
    "I had very high expectations for this movie, and I was disappointed when I finally got to see it. The plot was a bit dumb to be honest, and I was bored watching this. Wish I could get my money back."
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    #21Deadpool

    Deadpool

    Deadpool is a 2016 superhero film directed by Tim Miller starring Ryan Reynolds, which is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. This is the eighth installment of the X-Men series distributed by the 20th Century Fox. 

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    Howard Holmes
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "As with spiderman above, this movie is only one superhero movie but is ranked substantially higher than spiderman and therefore may be a higher quality movie and better rated than it. "
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    #22Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok is a superhero fantasy movie directed by indie director Taika Waititi. It was released in 2017. It is the third film in the Thor series. It starred Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, and Tessa Thompson.

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    Jessica Romero
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I LOVED this movie, it was so good. If you like Superhero movies this is a must see. I usually like all the Marvel Comic movies but this one had the perfect amount of action, drama, and humor. Great movie."
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    #23Kick-Ass

    Kick-Ass

    Kick-Ass is a 2010 superhero film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film follows Dave Lizewski, which is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

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    Henry Bell
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "I personally found the premise of this movie to be a little silly. We are all familiar with the typical super hero story line. This one tries to take that, and turn it into a comedy about a teenager stuck in a fantasy world. Seems kind of boring to me!"
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    #24Kick-Ass 2

    Kick-Ass 2

    Kick-Ass 2 is the sequel to Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s original series Kick-Ass. Following Kick-Ass' heroics, other citizens are inspired to become masked crusaders. But Red Mist leads his own group of evil supervillains to get revenge, kill Kick-Ass and destroy everything he stands for.

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    Esteban Vázquez
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "This movie fits my query well, though I might want to see a review site or aggregate like Rotten Tomatoes instead of just a link to the Amazon product page. It does feature user reviews which are helpful."
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    #25The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    The Incredibles is Pixar's sixth feature film. This Oscar-winning animated film's story centers on a family of undercover superheroes trying to live the quiet suburban life and then forced into action to save the world.

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    Joe Hart
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "I saw this movie in the theater when it was out, and it's held up over time. In this era of huge mega-franchise movie universes (looking at you, Marvel), it's good to see a simple and straightforward superhero family with their own problems and issues to deal with along with the problems of the world. Great movie, and I'd see it again in the theater if it were re-released."
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    #26Black Panther

    Black Panther

    Black Panther is a superhero movie directed by Ryan Coogler. It is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was released in 2018. It starred Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira.

    Black Panther has received numerous awards and nominations. Have a look at the list of online sources to watch Black Panther now.

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    Pamela Salazar
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "Love this movie! My husband and I like to go see the Marvel movies in theatres, and this is by far one of the best we have seen. Lots of action, great characters, great storyline, I highly recommend!"
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    #27Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War is an American action, science fiction, and fantasy film released in 2018. It was directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and more.

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    Stephanie Watson
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "I should start off by saying that I am not typically a fan of superhero movies because I feel like in general they are overdone. I was thoroughly impressed by this movie though. It really seemed to pull all the other movies together in a way that I did not see coming. The movie is a bit darker than previous movies, and I think viewers should be aware that it may be too much for small children."
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    #28Batman Ninja

    Batman Ninja

    Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd's time displacement machine transports many of Batman's worst enemies to feudal Japan - along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies.

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    Rogelio Vega
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I thought this follow up to the Batman animated series was awesome! Based on the adverts I thought I'd love it and it exceeded expectations. The animation quality is stunning, far better than what you would suspect with today's overuse of Adobe Flash. The story is enthralling and if you're any sort of Batman fan, you'll love this movie."
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    #29Robocop

    Robocop

    Robocop is a cyberpunk sci-fi movie released in 1987, directed by Paul Verhoeven and stars Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Miguel Ferrer and Ronny Cox. Set in a dystopic Detroit, a powerful cyborg will be the main weapon to fight against the crime. 

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    Steven Gibson
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "I was commuting a lot for the past few months across state to my job and I wanted to make sure I spend time in the evening with my 9 year old son. I was looking for a movie that is fun and intellectual to watch with him before he goes to bed. I found this amazing movie called Robocop from 1987, in which a police officer is transformed into a cyborg while fighting lawlessness and terrorists in the city of Detroit. My son absolutely loves the movie and keeps begging me to watch it over and over again with him. Thank you Robocop!!"
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    #30Batman: The Movie

    Batman: The Movie

    A theatrical adaptation of the TV series, Batman: The Movie is about Batman and Robin facing their arch nemesis. The Joker, Penguin, Riddler and Catwoman threaten the world with a lethal weapon and it's up to the Caped Crusaders to stop them.

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    Amalia Martínez
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "Michael Keaton as batman.....what's not to love. The movie is a little campy. But we are talking about batman. I grew up watching the batman series and the series was a lot campy. The movie wouldn't be authentic if it wasn't campy. Having said that, this movie has an all-star cast. And it was well worth watching Jack Nicholson as the joker. You will not be disappointed in this adaptation."
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    #31Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    Hellboy II: The Golden Army is a superhero movie released in 2008 based on the comic book Hellboy written by Mike Mignola. The film follows Hellboy and his paranormal team stopping the uprising of the mythical world.

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    Alexander Evans
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "Hellboy 2 is just another film with generic plot lines that you could add any superhero to. There is an abundant saturation of these superhero films and I often question how they get so popular. If you've seen Superman, you've seen Captain America and fifteen other movies. If you see Batman, you've seen Hellboy. Maybe fans of the comics would appreciate seeing their favorite character, but it's disservice to anyone who wants to see something compelling. "

Summary

Best What are the best Superhero movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Wonder WomanMovies 61 Paid
2The Dark KnightMovies 59 Paid
3SupermanMovies 48 Paid
4Batman BeginsMovies 39 Paid
5X2Movies 38 Paid
6The Avengers Movies 36 Paid
7LoganMovies 35 Paid
8Spider-Man 2Movies 34 Paid
9The Dark Knight RisesMovies 32 Paid
10X-Men: First ClassMovies 31 Paid
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