The Ten Spot: Favorite Superhero Movies

Apr. 29, 2013by: Chris Bumbray
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2:10AM on 05/02/2013
The Dark Knight is great, but I'd watch the Avengers over it any day.
The Dark Knight is great, but I'd watch the Avengers over it any day.
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2:10PM on 04/30/2013
I am a bit disappointed in this list. Not one Spider-man film, but we have The Incredibles, TDKR, and Batman Begins? X2 over First Class is debatable, but First Class does deserve a place on the list as it is also one of the best films. I feel like some films were left out while Nolan's entire trilogy made it on the list. I am a die hard Nolan fan and will defend his movies, but even I can admit that only TDK is the only one on this list that actually deserves to be here. I'd even argue that
I am a bit disappointed in this list. Not one Spider-man film, but we have The Incredibles, TDKR, and Batman Begins? X2 over First Class is debatable, but First Class does deserve a place on the list as it is also one of the best films. I feel like some films were left out while Nolan's entire trilogy made it on the list. I am a die hard Nolan fan and will defend his movies, but even I can admit that only TDK is the only one on this list that actually deserves to be here. I'd even argue that the original Batman isn't a top ten contender, but I am probably in the minority.

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9:41AM on 04/30/2013

Interesting list...

Don't agree with all the choices, but that's what opinions are for :)

Just been trying to work out my Top 10, and it's heavily Batman, just 'cos I feel those films tend to be the best of the Superhero ones... Think my top 10 would go something along the lines of...
1) Dark Knight
2) Batman (Burton)
3) Batman (West)
4) Batman Begins
5) Kick Ass
6) Batman Returns
7) X Men First Class
8) The Incredibles
9) Unbreakable
10) Iron Man
Honourables: X Men 2, Spidey 2
Don't agree with all the choices, but that's what opinions are for :)

Just been trying to work out my Top 10, and it's heavily Batman, just 'cos I feel those films tend to be the best of the Superhero ones... Think my top 10 would go something along the lines of...
1) Dark Knight
2) Batman (Burton)
3) Batman (West)
4) Batman Begins
5) Kick Ass
6) Batman Returns
7) X Men First Class
8) The Incredibles
9) Unbreakable
10) Iron Man
Honourables: X Men 2, Spidey 2
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9:16AM on 04/30/2013

What's going on??

What's the point of putting up this list if you are simply going to censor all opinions that don't conform to yours? Not only did you delete my perfectly rational and respectfully worded counter-opinion, you then removed someone else's comment regarding the mass deletions happening. Can we expect some kind of answer, or will you be removing this as well?

So disappointing. I thought this site was better than that.
What's the point of putting up this list if you are simply going to censor all opinions that don't conform to yours? Not only did you delete my perfectly rational and respectfully worded counter-opinion, you then removed someone else's comment regarding the mass deletions happening. Can we expect some kind of answer, or will you be removing this as well?

So disappointing. I thought this site was better than that.
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7:30AM on 04/30/2013

Good list

Mine would be very similar, with all three Nolan films presented, but it would definitely include Watchmen!
Mine would be very similar, with all three Nolan films presented, but it would definitely include Watchmen!
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4:34AM on 04/30/2013
Where is V for Vendetta? Watchmen? Spiderman 2? TDKR was one of the worst movies of 2012 and has no place on this list or any other Top Ten list (unless of course it was Top Ten Most Disappointing Movies of All Time)
Where is V for Vendetta? Watchmen? Spiderman 2? TDKR was one of the worst movies of 2012 and has no place on this list or any other Top Ten list (unless of course it was Top Ten Most Disappointing Movies of All Time)
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4:15AM on 04/30/2013
Where is V for Vendetta? Watchmen? Spiderman 2? TDKR was one of the worst movies of 2012 and has no place on this list or any other Top Ten list (unless of course it was Top Ten Most Disappointing Movies of All Time)
Where is V for Vendetta? Watchmen? Spiderman 2? TDKR was one of the worst movies of 2012 and has no place on this list or any other Top Ten list (unless of course it was Top Ten Most Disappointing Movies of All Time)
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1:03AM on 04/30/2013

Don't agree with it

The Incredibles is a good film but overrated imho and would never figure in a top10 Superhero movie list; Spiderman 2 on the other hand is easily one of the top5 best superhero movies ever and it's not even mentioned... Then we have people down here saying that Spiderman movies didn't age well and that they are cheesy and campy and they support Superman as number 2 on the list?!?! .... Is this a joke? Oh, and by the way, I agree with the guy below me who said X-Men First Class is better than
The Incredibles is a good film but overrated imho and would never figure in a top10 Superhero movie list; Spiderman 2 on the other hand is easily one of the top5 best superhero movies ever and it's not even mentioned... Then we have people down here saying that Spiderman movies didn't age well and that they are cheesy and campy and they support Superman as number 2 on the list?!?! .... Is this a joke? Oh, and by the way, I agree with the guy below me who said X-Men First Class is better than any other X-Men movie...
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8:17PM on 04/29/2013

Mixed feelings

I have mixed feelings about that list. Glad to see Superman the Movie so high on the list because I think it is the grandfather of all superhero films, but I think The Dark Knight is overrated, and having the very flawed Dark Knight Rises over much worthy films like Spider-Man 2, The Crow, V for Vendetta, or X-Men: First Class, or Blade 2 is ridiculous.
I have mixed feelings about that list. Glad to see Superman the Movie so high on the list because I think it is the grandfather of all superhero films, but I think The Dark Knight is overrated, and having the very flawed Dark Knight Rises over much worthy films like Spider-Man 2, The Crow, V for Vendetta, or X-Men: First Class, or Blade 2 is ridiculous.
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7:24PM on 04/29/2013
Now that I've had some time to think about it, I suppose my list would look something like this:

1: The Avengers
2: Spider-Man
3: The Dark Knight
4: Iron Man
5: X2: X-Men United
6: Batman
7: Blade
8: Watchmen
9: Captain America: The First Avenger
10: The Incredibles
HM: The Rocketeer
Now that I've had some time to think about it, I suppose my list would look something like this:

1: The Avengers
2: Spider-Man
3: The Dark Knight
4: Iron Man
5: X2: X-Men United
6: Batman
7: Blade
8: Watchmen
9: Captain America: The First Avenger
10: The Incredibles
HM: The Rocketeer
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7:04PM on 04/29/2013

Eh..

I respect your choice but disagree. Ledger is amazing and the movie is a very good one, but there are others on the list that belong here.
I respect your choice but disagree. Ledger is amazing and the movie is a very good one, but there are others on the list that belong here.
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5:13PM on 04/29/2013

Wow, fucking wow. Seriously Joblo...

You delete all of the original negative posts in this article, several of those posts bringing up very valid points. So apparently, if you don't praise Nolan & suck his cock you get deleted. I expect bullshit like that from AICN but not here.
You delete all of the original negative posts in this article, several of those posts bringing up very valid points. So apparently, if you don't praise Nolan & suck his cock you get deleted. I expect bullshit like that from AICN but not here.
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6:31PM on 04/30/2013
Man-o-man...you guys are CYNICAL, eh?? The first time in 15 years you see a few comments get "deleted' and suddenly the site sucks, censorship, etc...!!? Wow. CALM DOWN, GUYS. It's a BUG. Thanks for NOT emailing us to advise us earlier, btw, instead of posting up your uncalled-for assumptions. We're looking into what happened here...this is the first time this has happened, so bear with us. Sheesh...
Man-o-man...you guys are CYNICAL, eh?? The first time in 15 years you see a few comments get "deleted' and suddenly the site sucks, censorship, etc...!!? Wow. CALM DOWN, GUYS. It's a BUG. Thanks for NOT emailing us to advise us earlier, btw, instead of posting up your uncalled-for assumptions. We're looking into what happened here...this is the first time this has happened, so bear with us. Sheesh...
1:19AM on 04/30/2013
Very disappointing. It's much easier to censor than to debate.
Very disappointing. It's much easier to censor than to debate.
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3:23PM on 04/29/2013
Good list, with a few exceptions missing. I know you can't fit all the greats in a list of ten but a few could be replaced for better ones. But you're entitled to your opinion. I agree The Incredibles is a good superhero movie but it should only be an honorable mention at best. I'm in the minority in thinking The Iron Man series and The Avengers were just good and only ok in the case of Iron Man 2. They should get recognition as well but there are better Superhero movies out there in my
Good list, with a few exceptions missing. I know you can't fit all the greats in a list of ten but a few could be replaced for better ones. But you're entitled to your opinion. I agree The Incredibles is a good superhero movie but it should only be an honorable mention at best. I'm in the minority in thinking The Iron Man series and The Avengers were just good and only ok in the case of Iron Man 2. They should get recognition as well but there are better Superhero movies out there in my opinion. My List would go as follows though I'm going stray a little and include comic book movies instead of limiting myself to just superheroes. Though some may not be considered superhero movies they are all comic book movies with heroes that are super in their own way. With the exception of my number 1 pick which doesn't have a lot of heroes but I couldn't leave it out as it is the best comic book movie in my opinion as well as my favorite movie.

1. Sin City
2. The Dark Knight
3. Watchmen
4. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
5. The Dark Knight Rises
6. X2: X-Men United
7. 300
8. Batman Begins
9. Kick-Ass
10. V For Vendetta

I'll list 3 movies to replace my technically non-superhero choices of Sin City, Scott Pilgrim and 300 and 1 Honorable Mention. 8. X-Men: First Class, 9. Spider-Man 2 and 10. Superman. Honorable Mention: The Avengers.
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2:09PM on 04/29/2013
No Spoder-Man 1 or 2? No Watchmen? Predictable and sad.
No Spoder-Man 1 or 2? No Watchmen? Predictable and sad.
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12:04PM on 04/30/2013
Fair enough in your opinion. But they have certainly aged better than the leather clad post-'Matrix'-ness of the vastly overrated 'X-Men' movies. Plus, he made concessions to such due to the importance of certain movies ('Superman' and 'Batman'). As such, even if it wouldn't be in the top five, they should be on here.
Fair enough in your opinion. But they have certainly aged better than the leather clad post-'Matrix'-ness of the vastly overrated 'X-Men' movies. Plus, he made concessions to such due to the importance of certain movies ('Superman' and 'Batman'). As such, even if it wouldn't be in the top five, they should be on here.
3:48PM on 04/29/2013
the Spider-Man movies have not aged that well. They are very cheesy and campy.
the Spider-Man movies have not aged that well. They are very cheesy and campy.
2:01PM on 04/29/2013
note to self: don't reply then comment on someone else's response without going to another page first.
note to self: don't reply then comment on someone else's response without going to another page first.
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1:59PM on 04/29/2013
While not a Nolan obsessive myself, I can agree that The Dark Knight is up there with the best. It's the most visceral live-action portrayal of crimefighting in Gotham to date - it's Heat with Batman as Al Pacino - and not a film I can get bored of seeing. My only real gripe was that Two-Face was underused, but as a movie in its own right, it's pretty damn fantastic.
I'd agree Watchmen should be somewhere on this list, and maybe even Dredd (2012) if we're talking comicbooks generally.
While not a Nolan obsessive myself, I can agree that The Dark Knight is up there with the best. It's the most visceral live-action portrayal of crimefighting in Gotham to date - it's Heat with Batman as Al Pacino - and not a film I can get bored of seeing. My only real gripe was that Two-Face was underused, but as a movie in its own right, it's pretty damn fantastic.
I'd agree Watchmen should be somewhere on this list, and maybe even Dredd (2012) if we're talking comicbooks generally.
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1:04PM on 04/29/2013
Not to be "that guy", but Batman isn't a super hero. Neither are the guys from Kick Ass.
Not to be "that guy", but Batman isn't a super hero. Neither are the guys from Kick Ass.
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7:12PM on 04/29/2013
Please define "super hero", so that I can be sure we're on the same page before I tell you how you're wrong. :)
Please define "super hero", so that I can be sure we're on the same page before I tell you how you're wrong. :)
12:38PM on 04/29/2013
Yes. The Citizen Kane of superhero movies.
Yes. The Citizen Kane of superhero movies.
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12:33PM on 04/29/2013
I'd list Nolan's batrilogy in one slot. Also Supes I & II. At what point did fanboys stop worshipping Spidey 2? I always thought it was overrated but people practically had orgasms talking about it. Also, started the new Spidey over the weekend & turned it off. People are nuts in praising that rushed mess...
I'd list Nolan's batrilogy in one slot. Also Supes I & II. At what point did fanboys stop worshipping Spidey 2? I always thought it was overrated but people practically had orgasms talking about it. Also, started the new Spidey over the weekend & turned it off. People are nuts in praising that rushed mess...
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2:01PM on 04/29/2013
You're not wrong about Spider-Man 2 - there's enough great superhero action in that film to deserve a place in this top 10
You're not wrong about Spider-Man 2 - there's enough great superhero action in that film to deserve a place in this top 10
12:29PM on 04/29/2013

*Shakes Head*

This is a joke, Spiderman isn't even on here but all 3 of Nolan's Batman films are? And you forgot about Blade 1 and 2. Sorry, have to call it like I see it, this is a bad list.
This is a joke, Spiderman isn't even on here but all 3 of Nolan's Batman films are? And you forgot about Blade 1 and 2. Sorry, have to call it like I see it, this is a bad list.
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12:09PM on 04/29/2013

Difficult list to make...

I still think, for the most part, we're stuck picking the tallest midget when it comes to best Super Hero movies. That said, TDK trilogy is a failure for me due to its valid attempt at grounding Batman in reality but making what he sets up completely unbelievable and downright silly. That said, Rocketeer and DIck Tracy are stand outs that walked the fine line of translating the source material to the big screen and succeeded.
I still think, for the most part, we're stuck picking the tallest midget when it comes to best Super Hero movies. That said, TDK trilogy is a failure for me due to its valid attempt at grounding Batman in reality but making what he sets up completely unbelievable and downright silly. That said, Rocketeer and DIck Tracy are stand outs that walked the fine line of translating the source material to the big screen and succeeded.
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6:23PM on 04/29/2013
Considering that Warren Beatty was a huge Dick Tracy fan and played the part himself out of his own desire? What is a success to you? Critical praise? Big box office numbers? Groundbreaking elements? Dick Tracy was fun as hell and Rocketeer is an underrated classic. Was it shlocky? Sure, but so is a yellow coated man with a wrist watch radio fighting guys named flat top.
Considering that Warren Beatty was a huge Dick Tracy fan and played the part himself out of his own desire? What is a success to you? Critical praise? Big box office numbers? Groundbreaking elements? Dick Tracy was fun as hell and Rocketeer is an underrated classic. Was it shlocky? Sure, but so is a yellow coated man with a wrist watch radio fighting guys named flat top.
2:16PM on 04/29/2013
If you consider The Dark Knight a tonal failure and Dick Tracy a success, then I'm afraid that we have vastly different definitions of what a success means. Dick Tracy was fun, but not especially good, and its tone was pure schlock, you can tell that the writers and director had an idea of what a comic strip movie was going to be like without having ever really read the strip, or if they did they just viewed it as disposable kiddy stuff and weren't invested in it.
If you consider The Dark Knight a tonal failure and Dick Tracy a success, then I'm afraid that we have vastly different definitions of what a success means. Dick Tracy was fun, but not especially good, and its tone was pure schlock, you can tell that the writers and director had an idea of what a comic strip movie was going to be like without having ever really read the strip, or if they did they just viewed it as disposable kiddy stuff and weren't invested in it.
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12:06PM on 04/29/2013
You are entitles to your personal opinions, but I did not care for this list. I did not care for it one bit I tell, you.

1. The Dark Knight
2. The Avengers
3. Spider-Man 2
4. Ironman
5. Batman Begins
6. The Crow
7. The Dark Knight Rises
8. Watchmen
9. X2: X-Men United
10. Hellboy: The Golden Army

Honorable Mention: X-Men First Class (or Blade II)


I respect the old Christopher Reeves Superman and Superman II, and I understand that the Burton Batman films have their fans but I
You are entitles to your personal opinions, but I did not care for this list. I did not care for it one bit I tell, you.

1. The Dark Knight
2. The Avengers
3. Spider-Man 2
4. Ironman
5. Batman Begins
6. The Crow
7. The Dark Knight Rises
8. Watchmen
9. X2: X-Men United
10. Hellboy: The Golden Army

Honorable Mention: X-Men First Class (or Blade II)


I respect the old Christopher Reeves Superman and Superman II, and I understand that the Burton Batman films have their fans but I just don't feel that they can honestly compete with the best of the newer crop of superhero films in terms of objective quality.
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11:44AM on 04/29/2013

Horrible list.

Spider-Man 2 should take the place of incredible's.
Blade (or Blade 2) should be in place of HellBoy 2)
Spider-Man 2 should take the place of incredible's.
Blade (or Blade 2) should be in place of HellBoy 2)
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11:32AM on 04/29/2013
No Watchmen?
No Watchmen?
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11:31AM on 04/29/2013

No Spider-Man 2?

I agree, The Dark Knight is simply one of the greatest films ever. And the rest of the trilogy deserves it's spots, even though they are way better than The Avengers. Where is Spider-Man 2? That is one of the best films ever. Also, how about Batman Returns?
I agree, The Dark Knight is simply one of the greatest films ever. And the rest of the trilogy deserves it's spots, even though they are way better than The Avengers. Where is Spider-Man 2? That is one of the best films ever. Also, how about Batman Returns?
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11:23AM on 04/29/2013
Just me, but I thought X-Men First Class was the superior X-Men movie
Just me, but I thought X-Men First Class was the superior X-Men movie
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10:48AM on 04/29/2013
Does the Crow not qualify? I also thought Begins was the best Batman. Hiding in the shadows , I felt he had more of a presence on screen when he showed up as Batman. In the dark knight he was too exposed.
Does the Crow not qualify? I also thought Begins was the best Batman. Hiding in the shadows , I felt he had more of a presence on screen when he showed up as Batman. In the dark knight he was too exposed.
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10:31AM on 04/29/2013

mine

too early to put Man of Steel as number 1 right?

1) Dark Knight
2) Avengers
3) Superman the movie
4) Spiderman 2
5) Blade 2
6) Iron Man
7) KickAss
8) Unbreakable (this counts right?)
9) The Dark Knight Rises
10) Hell Boy 2

with Hancock, Batman Begins, Watchmen, Super, Dred, Superman 2, Thor all right there too
too early to put Man of Steel as number 1 right?

1) Dark Knight
2) Avengers
3) Superman the movie
4) Spiderman 2
5) Blade 2
6) Iron Man
7) KickAss
8) Unbreakable (this counts right?)
9) The Dark Knight Rises
10) Hell Boy 2

with Hancock, Batman Begins, Watchmen, Super, Dred, Superman 2, Thor all right there too
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12:39PM on 04/29/2013
And yes, if Incredibles counts, why not Unbreakable?
And yes, if Incredibles counts, why not Unbreakable?
12:35PM on 04/29/2013
Hancock???
Hancock???
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9:49AM on 04/29/2013

Interesting...

I probably would have left off Batman Begins and TDKR in favor of Blade and Spider-Man, but that's just me. Other good ones to consider are Watchmen, The Rocketeer, Captain America, and of course Iron Man (the first).
I probably would have left off Batman Begins and TDKR in favor of Blade and Spider-Man, but that's just me. Other good ones to consider are Watchmen, The Rocketeer, Captain America, and of course Iron Man (the first).
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9:41AM on 04/29/2013

forgot

V for vendetta was another movie that deserves to be on this list
V for vendetta was another movie that deserves to be on this list
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9:39AM on 04/29/2013

really? D.K.R.

no blade? no spiderman 2? no dredd? but theres dark knight rises. sorry, but i really dont think that movie should be on the list. give me a thumbs down all you want, but the movie wasnt as good as people make it. already knew that TDK would get #1 peoples love for batman is big. I more a spidey person. nice to see superman on the list and i agree with that statement, i was a child when the movie came out and Reeves will always be superman to me, sure henry will do a good job.
no blade? no spiderman 2? no dredd? but theres dark knight rises. sorry, but i really dont think that movie should be on the list. give me a thumbs down all you want, but the movie wasnt as good as people make it. already knew that TDK would get #1 peoples love for batman is big. I more a spidey person. nice to see superman on the list and i agree with that statement, i was a child when the movie came out and Reeves will always be superman to me, sure henry will do a good job.
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9:08AM on 04/29/2013

Mine

1. Batman Returns 2. X2 3. The Dark Knight 4. The Dark Knight Rises 5. The Incredibles 6. Superman (1978) 7. Spiderman 2 8. The Avengers 9. Watchmen 10. X-Men.
Blade/Blade II, X-Men, Spiderman, Batman 89, Iron Man/2/3, Daredevil Director's Cut, BB all close.
1. Batman Returns 2. X2 3. The Dark Knight 4. The Dark Knight Rises 5. The Incredibles 6. Superman (1978) 7. Spiderman 2 8. The Avengers 9. Watchmen 10. X-Men.
Blade/Blade II, X-Men, Spiderman, Batman 89, Iron Man/2/3, Daredevil Director's Cut, BB all close.
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8:36AM on 04/29/2013

nice list but missing something

Personally i thing it's a nice list, i really don't get why great superehero movies like Spider man 1 & 2, ironman & x-men didn'T make the list but theirs place for a movie like ironman 3 that hasn'T even been release yet and all 3 of the Chris nolan's batman trilogy which outside of Batman begins weren't that great and really doesn'T deserve to be place that high on a list of best superehero movies.
Personally i thing it's a nice list, i really don't get why great superehero movies like Spider man 1 & 2, ironman & x-men didn'T make the list but theirs place for a movie like ironman 3 that hasn'T even been release yet and all 3 of the Chris nolan's batman trilogy which outside of Batman begins weren't that great and really doesn'T deserve to be place that high on a list of best superehero movies.
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8:34AM on 04/29/2013

No

Where is spider-man 2 at?
Where is spider-man 2 at?
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8:33AM on 04/29/2013

The Three Nolan movies deserve to be here

Problem with alot of you is you dont realize that we are closing in on almost 100+ comic movies. So its very difficult to cram them in. To those saying that TDK is overhyped.

There are a small number of people who go around the Internet hating literally everything.

It's not just movies. It's politics, philosophies, fashion, hobbies, entertainment, etc. It is both cool and superior to blindly hate for no reason and to spend all your time telling others, as loudly as possible, how much
Problem with alot of you is you dont realize that we are closing in on almost 100+ comic movies. So its very difficult to cram them in. To those saying that TDK is overhyped.

There are a small number of people who go around the Internet hating literally everything.

It's not just movies. It's politics, philosophies, fashion, hobbies, entertainment, etc. It is both cool and superior to blindly hate for no reason and to spend all your time telling others, as loudly as possible, how much you hate. A double bonus is that you can call people stupid for not hating, and it reinforces your own self delusion.

Get enough of them in the same spot and they begin to resonate with each other, feeding off each other's superiority and amplifying the same fallacious arguments. Sadly, there are people who will try to argue or reason with them. They can't be reasoned with. This is primarily because they have no real reason for the hatred. They're just miserable and spiteful and want to hate. It is what makes them feel better than you, better than some random film director they don't know, or singer they'll never meet. It makes them feel superior in spite of how little they themselves have accomplished or ever will accomplish in their lives.

They hate so much that they must spend all day talking about the thing they hate. They must spend money to see the movies they hate, even though they've hated them since before they were announced.

The concept of trolling is foreign to them. They are not trolls in the classic sense. Many trolls post for the gratification of the uproar they cause. These types post simply because their hatred makes them superior, and your lack of hatred makes you blind, stupid, and inferior. It is a measure of their self-worth.

There is really nothing you can do about them, since they won't go away and, like any good conspiracy theory, anything you say to them can be twisted to support their own agenda. These are not reasonable people. Pretty much you have to ignore and pity them and be thankful that there is more to your life besides blind hatred of inconsequential things.
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2:36PM on 04/30/2013
You start with "problem with a lot of you" and then say "to those saying that TDK is overhyped" and then go on a long rant about people hating things for no reason other to hate them. Yes, you said "small number" but if that was your true thesis, that there is a minor percentage of people who say TDK is overhyped (while addressing those same people, which is odd to me), then why not just say "hey, some of these people may be trolls". Instead you put more thought and effort into exposing those
You start with "problem with a lot of you" and then say "to those saying that TDK is overhyped" and then go on a long rant about people hating things for no reason other to hate them. Yes, you said "small number" but if that was your true thesis, that there is a minor percentage of people who say TDK is overhyped (while addressing those same people, which is odd to me), then why not just say "hey, some of these people may be trolls". Instead you put more thought and effort into exposing those who think it is overhyped as senseless trolls.

You would obviously not give yourself that title of radical fanboy, and perhaps I was overzealous. Some are not a radical fanboys in the classic sense. Many fanboys post for the gratification and comradery . These types post simply because their love for something cherished makes them superior and your lack of understanding of the greatness makes you a troll, stupid, and inferior. It is the extent of their critical thinking.
9:35AM on 04/30/2013
Clearly you miss read as I said there are a small number of people who are like that. I did not say anywhere that everyone who doesnt think like me is a radical fanboy.
Clearly you miss read as I said there are a small number of people who are like that. I did not say anywhere that everyone who doesnt think like me is a radical fanboy.
6:20PM on 04/29/2013
Or they really don't see they hype at all. The Dark Knight was not the Batman movie we deserved, just the one we needed at that moment to legitimize comic book films. Is it just possible that maybe not everyone likes the same movies, astonishing, I know.

While I concede that there are some people who hate popular things just to hate them, to dismiss all people who don't like the same movie you do as being haters is just as offensive. I saw the movie 4 times in theatres and bought it the
Or they really don't see they hype at all. The Dark Knight was not the Batman movie we deserved, just the one we needed at that moment to legitimize comic book films. Is it just possible that maybe not everyone likes the same movies, astonishing, I know.

While I concede that there are some people who hate popular things just to hate them, to dismiss all people who don't like the same movie you do as being haters is just as offensive. I saw the movie 4 times in theatres and bought it the week it was released, but my opinion is informed by analyzing the film post-hype and coming the conclusion that it just wasn't as good as I thought it was when I first saw it. It isn't. It's a well made film, but a poor superhero movie. You like it, that's great. But understand we all don't and some of us have become disillusioned or didn't buy the hype when it first happened.
7:30AM on 04/29/2013

To all the hate for the Bats trilogy...

"Yeah, well, that's like your opinion, man."
"Yeah, well, that's like your opinion, man."
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7:13AM on 04/29/2013

To all the hate for the Bats trilogy...

"Yeah, well, that's like your opinion, man."
"Yeah, well, that's like your opinion, man."
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7:08AM on 04/29/2013
Sorry, but Nolan's Batman is the new Titanic. Way too over hyped & over rated. His Batman films are alright (TDKR was pretty lame though), but this is ridiculous.
Sorry, but Nolan's Batman is the new Titanic. Way too over hyped & over rated. His Batman films are alright (TDKR was pretty lame though), but this is ridiculous.
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5:54AM on 04/29/2013
Good choice for number 1. Everything in this movie just fits perfectly. However, in my opinion, notable mentions should go to Spider-Man 2, Watchmen, The Rocketeer and The Punisher (Dolph Lundgren and Thomas Jane's versions).
Good choice for number 1. Everything in this movie just fits perfectly. However, in my opinion, notable mentions should go to Spider-Man 2, Watchmen, The Rocketeer and The Punisher (Dolph Lundgren and Thomas Jane's versions).
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5:37AM on 04/29/2013

oh yeah

I completely forgot, this list also needs a little DREDD
I completely forgot, this list also needs a little DREDD
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5:00AM on 04/29/2013

Agree with 3 Nolan-Bat films

But where is Watchmen?
But where is Watchmen?
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4:51AM on 04/29/2013

Spiderman 2 deserves to be here

strong list, although i think 4 Bat films is a bit overkill I do admire your choice to do it anyhow, personally I'd say you could've swapped any one of those films from the franchise (besides TDK) for Spiderman 2's rightful place, but thats just me.
strong list, although i think 4 Bat films is a bit overkill I do admire your choice to do it anyhow, personally I'd say you could've swapped any one of those films from the franchise (besides TDK) for Spiderman 2's rightful place, but thats just me.
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4:23AM on 04/29/2013

Nice list

That's a ballsy move, Chris, to put all three films from the same franchise on that list. That's not saying I don't agree, hell you can just check my avatar and I get that they're all different in tone and bring something fresh to the series, but I guess I would just combine them into a trilogy and leave some place for two more movies. I think both Blades deserve a mention, possibly one of the Spider-man movies, I also loved Watchmen and V for Vendetta. Yet all in all, I liked most of your
That's a ballsy move, Chris, to put all three films from the same franchise on that list. That's not saying I don't agree, hell you can just check my avatar and I get that they're all different in tone and bring something fresh to the series, but I guess I would just combine them into a trilogy and leave some place for two more movies. I think both Blades deserve a mention, possibly one of the Spider-man movies, I also loved Watchmen and V for Vendetta. Yet all in all, I liked most of your choices, especially mentioning Hell Boy II, one of Del Toro's great flicks and Avengers, a really solid and impressive finale to a groundbreaking event.
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4:17AM on 04/29/2013
No Spider-Man 2 or Superman 2? These are two of the best sequels to a comic book franchise ever(Dark Knight aside).
No Spider-Man 2 or Superman 2? These are two of the best sequels to a comic book franchise ever(Dark Knight aside).
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3:56AM on 04/29/2013
What the phuck? All the three batman movies? Is this to impress the fanboys? The Dark knight is overrated and pretentious.its become popular due to Heath ledger's unfortunate death.it gave the franchise real momentum.it is sympathy popularity.and TDKR is rip-off of Bond film The world is not enough.really can you see these films repeat times ?
What the phuck? All the three batman movies? Is this to impress the fanboys? The Dark knight is overrated and pretentious.its become popular due to Heath ledger's unfortunate death.it gave the franchise real momentum.it is sympathy popularity.and TDKR is rip-off of Bond film The world is not enough.really can you see these films repeat times ?
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4:25AM on 04/29/2013
I'd say he did it despite the fanboys, as you can see from the backlash he's been getting
I'd say he did it despite the fanboys, as you can see from the backlash he's been getting
4:15AM on 04/29/2013
Oh my god I didn't even notice they ripped off The World is Not Enough....wow...
Oh my god I didn't even notice they ripped off The World is Not Enough....wow...
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3:54AM on 04/29/2013
Shocked to see Spider Man 2 not even the list. It battles with Dark Knight being the best comic book movie.

Shocked to see Spider Man 2 not even the list. It battles with Dark Knight being the best comic book movie.

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3:50AM on 04/29/2013

What?!

All three Nolan's? I can understand including one as a reference to the (inexplicable) success, but all of them!? TDKR was farcical, TDK is a bloated bore, BB is horribly written but the most watchable of the three. And Hellboy 2? That episodic, nonsensical turd? No Spiderman 2? Please.

Oh, and Batman Returns is a masterpiece. Loyalty to source material be damned.
All three Nolan's? I can understand including one as a reference to the (inexplicable) success, but all of them!? TDKR was farcical, TDK is a bloated bore, BB is horribly written but the most watchable of the three. And Hellboy 2? That episodic, nonsensical turd? No Spiderman 2? Please.

Oh, and Batman Returns is a masterpiece. Loyalty to source material be damned.
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3:40AM on 04/29/2013

Really?!?

All the Batman movies? Give me a break! Where is Blade 2?!?
All the Batman movies? Give me a break! Where is Blade 2?!?
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3:38AM on 04/29/2013

Really?!?

All the Batman movies? Give me a break! Where is Blade 2?!?
All the Batman movies? Give me a break! Where is Blade 2?!?
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2:57AM on 04/29/2013
While I know I'll get all the downvotes for questioning the choice of putting all the Nolan Batman movies on here, I'll do it in a different fashion. TDK and TDKR are fantastic films. Well made, well acted, decently shot (although I hate how stale and washed out, as opposed to Noirish such as in Batman Begins and how it should be), for sure.

However, what many of the so called "fanboy haters" have a problem with is that despite being great films, they are poor Batman films. I mean, the
While I know I'll get all the downvotes for questioning the choice of putting all the Nolan Batman movies on here, I'll do it in a different fashion. TDK and TDKR are fantastic films. Well made, well acted, decently shot (although I hate how stale and washed out, as opposed to Noirish such as in Batman Begins and how it should be), for sure.

However, what many of the so called "fanboy haters" have a problem with is that despite being great films, they are poor Batman films. I mean, the third installment opens with him retired...not for being too old (and that injury bullcrap was pointless since "magic kneebrace that he couldn't have still had when put in the hole but somehow still didn't limp") but because his girlfriend died and he took the blame for killing the ONE thing keeping Gotham together...ya know, because they didn't already have a hero that gave them (and Harvey) hope.

And...bracing for hate...Heath had a great performance, but a poor Joker WHICH IS NOT HIS FAULT BUT THE WRITING. The point of Joker isn't to spread chaos and teach Gotham a lesson, the point is that he IS chaos and gives zero f*cks about anything or anyone, without giving lectures about how few he gives. That, and he never does anything that doesn't have a punchline. It's supposed to be funny. Twisted, but where was the style? Where was the creativity? He was little more than a mad bomber, interchangable with Bane and Ra's Al-Ghul. Actually, I take that back, Ra's had a plan that seemed comic-booky, not a bomb on a boat or a nuke in a truck. If we're talking best superhero films, I think we need to define if we mean movies that capture the fun and fantasy of comic book worlds while still being good films (a la Batman 89' or Avengers) or good films that feature superheroes that are overall irrelevant to the plot. Batman was barely even in TDKR. Hell, Nolan's series could have been completely original films with no specific names from the comics but all the same characters as is and you'd have the exact same movie. In that way, I think they fail, plot holes and conveniences be damned.

Seriously, how did no one recognize Wayne in the cafe? Or, how did he get from the middle east to Gotham in a matter of days WITH NO MONEY...even if he managed to get out of the desert and sneak on a ship, the bomb would have already gone off by then...let alone getting past the blockade. What, did he swim?
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9:49AM on 04/29/2013
thank you. the main reason I think TDKR shouldnt be on this list is the plot holes that took me outta of the film, from the knee brace, the "I know you batman just cuz I looked at you" with the blake character, to the "sacrifice" at the end of the movie. the way certain characters were portrayed compared to the comics didnt help either. Talia and Blake namely.
thank you. the main reason I think TDKR shouldnt be on this list is the plot holes that took me outta of the film, from the knee brace, the "I know you batman just cuz I looked at you" with the blake character, to the "sacrifice" at the end of the movie. the way certain characters were portrayed compared to the comics didnt help either. Talia and Blake namely.
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2:36AM on 04/29/2013
I like that all 3 Nolan films are on your list. Mine would have all 3 as well, since I consider them masterpieces that can stand on their own.
I like that all 3 Nolan films are on your list. Mine would have all 3 as well, since I consider them masterpieces that can stand on their own.
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2:29AM on 04/29/2013

Get ready for some FAN RAIN

agreed.
agreed.
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