The best superhero movies according to the critics



Check out the top rated superhero movies of the past ten years

Super powerful comic book characters have taken over big screens and proven the decade is theirs: superheroes. With that, CinePOP has decided to list the superhero movies that have had the best reviews by specialist critics over the past ten years.

We take into account the Rotten Tomatoes and Matcritic sites, which collect and calculate expert reviews, finding an average approval. Check out the list below:

10th place:

X-Men: Days of Future Past

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“X-Men” (2000) revolutionized the genre in cinema, opening the door to a new era of superheroes on the big screen. Of great importance in the industry, the universe of mutants constructed by Fox is controversial. There are 13 X-Men movies released under the Fox label, one of which is “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. One of the most successful productions of 2014, which gained critical approval and became the sixth highest box office of the year, raising $ 747.9 million.

Rotten tomatoes: 90%

Metacritic: 75/100

9th place:

Captain America: Civil War

The last film in the trilogy with Chris Evans. ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (2016) is a major event in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, showing the clash between the Avengers and proving that the heroes’ actions can have dire consequences. The film, based on one of Marvel’s most popular comics, won over critics and broke the $ 1.153 billion mark in worldwide revenue.

Rotten tomatoes: 91%

Matacritic: 75/100

8th place:

guardians of the galaxy

Still unknown to the general public, Marvel has bet on Guardians of the Galaxy to be its new successful franchise. Directed by James Gun, the production launched in 2014, featured the origin of a new team of superheroes. Unexpectedly, “Guardians of the Galaxy” was the third highest grossing film of its year of launch, raising $ 773.3 million worldwide. Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bastista, the film won over many fans as well as expert critics.

Rotten tomatoes: 91%

Metacritic: 76/100

7th place:

Wonder woman

DC’s most popular superhero won her first solo film in 2017. Starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins, “Wonder Woman” is one of DC’s biggest movie hits. The film, which tells the story of Princess Amazon, has a worldwide box office of 821.8 million US dollars, the 10th largest collection of the year. Among the critics, the production was a huge success.

Rotten tomatoes: 93%

Metacritic: 76/100

6th place:

Batman the Dark Knight Rises

The Batman trilogy directed and written by Christopher Nolan is a benchmark in superhero cinema. The 2012 film, “ Batman – The Dark Knight Rises, ” was on a mission to shut down this highly acclaimed franchise. The film that marked Christian Bale’s farewell as Batman was the third-highest grossing of the year, with worldwide revenues of US $ 1.085 billion. Achieving enormous success with audiences, the production appealed to cinema experts.

Rotten tomatoes: 87%

Metacritic: 78/100

5th place:


Hugh Jackman brought Wolverine to life for nearly two decades, and his farewell couldn’t have been better. 2017’s ‘Logan’ was a thrilling farewell to the mutant we’ve been following since the first ‘X-Men’. James Mangold directed and wrote the Oscar-nominated production for Best Adapted Screenplay, an unprecedented achievement for a superhero film. In addition to being acclaimed at the Oscars, “ Logan ” received a great reception from expert critics and proved that Fox knows how to make great X-Men movies.

Rotten tomatoes: 93%

Metacritic: 77/100

4th place:

Avengers: Endgame

The closure of a saga that lasted 10 years. Marvel created a shared universe of superheroes, where 22 films intertwine, and the climax of this great story was “ Avengers: Endgame ” (2019). A blockbuster, which became a cinematic event and ended with the biggest box office in the history of cinema, $ 2.798 billion. Impressive to fans, the film also won over critics.

Rotten tomatoes: 94%

Metacritic: 78/100

3rd place:

The Incredibles 2

‘The Incredibles 2’ (2018) is the sequel to the Oscar for Best Animated Feature 2005. Fans had to wait 14 years to follow another Pêra family adventure. A wait that paid off, lasting 1 hour and 58 minutes, Pixar’s superhero film is the studio’s longest and grossed more than $ 1.242 billion worldwide. By killing the fans, “The Incredibles 2” also captured the hearts of critics.

Rotten tomatoes: 94%

Metacritic: 80/100

2nd place:

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Winner of an Oscar for Best Animation in 2019, “ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Man ” proved that Sony still knows how to make a great web head movie. The film that features the origin of Miles Morales, an alternate version of Spider-Man, is a production that transports the viewer to comics. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, ‘Spider-Man: No Spider-Man’ is a masterpiece that has thrilled not only fans, but expert critics as well.

Rotten tomatoes: 97%

Metacritic: 87/100

1st place:

black Panther

Directed by Ryan Coogler, 2018’s “Black Panther” is a milestone in cinema. To be the first film by a black, African-born superhero to star in a solo theatrical production. With a cast mainly made up of black actors, “Black Panther” is a real show of representativeness. The film recorded a box office exceeding $ 1.344 billion, won over audiences, critics and three Oscar statuettes (soundtrack, costumes and artistic direction). A real phenomenon, which became the first superhero film to win an Oscar nomination for best picture.

Rotten tomatoes: 97%

Metacritic: 88/100

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