The list of Best superhero movies presents non-typical movies, expressing the other side of heroism. Usually superhero movie is courageous and noble but not allways.

10. Hancock

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Hancock (2008) is a superhero comedy-drama movie directed by Peter Berg and starring Will Smith, Charlize Theron, and Jason Bateman.

The story follows an alcoholic superhero, John Hancock (Smith) whose thoughtless actions cost the government millions of dollars. Eventually, one person he saves, Ray Embrey (Bateman), trying his best to change Hancock’s public image for the better.

9. Super

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Super is a 2010 American black-comedy superhero movie, directed by James Gunn and starring Rainn Wilson, Elliot Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, and Nathan Fillion.

The story follows Frank Darbo, a cook who decides to become a superhero with no superhuman ability at all. Calling himself the “Crimson Bolt”.

8. The Punisher

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The Punisher (2004) is one of the best action super-hero movie, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, directed by Jonathan Hensleigh, starring Thomas Jane as the antihero Frank Castle and John Travolta as Howard Saint.

The film’s plot is based on two Punisher comic books: “The Punisher: Year One and Welcome Back, Frank, along with scenes from other Punisher stories such as Marvel Preview Present: The Punisher #2, Marvel Super-Hero Action Featuring: The Punisher War Zone.
The story follows Frank Castle special agent who is going to hunt down and punish the criminals responsible for the murder of his family.

7. Glass

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Glass (2019) is a psychological superhero thriller movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Shyamalan’s previous films Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016) and the third and final installment in the Unbreakable trilogy a.k.a. Eastrail 177 Trilogy. Stars Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Spencer Treat Clark, and Charlayne Woodard, James McAvoy, and Anya Taylor-Joy.

6. Kick-Ass

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Kick-Ass (2010) is a superhero movie based on the comic book of the same title by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. which was published by Marvel Comics. It is directed by Matthew Vaughn.

The story follows a teenager, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), who strives to become a real-life superhero without any martial art skills, calling himself “Kick-Ass”. Dave joins Big Daddy a former cop who is planning to bring down the crime boss Frank D’Amico along with his eleven-year-old daughter (Chloë Grace Moretz).

5. Logan

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Logan (2017) is a superhero movie starring Hugh Jackman as the main character, directed by James Mangold. It is the tenth film in the X-Men film series and the third installment in the Wolverine trilogy following X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and The Wolverine (2013).

The story follows Logan, who comes out of retirement to escort a young mutant named Laura to a safe place.

4. Guardians of the Galaxy

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014]) is one of the best sci-fi superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics of the same title, directed by James Gunn

The story follows Peter who forms a group with unwilling heroes to stop Ronan.

3. Deadpool

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Deadpool (2016) is a superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, directed by Tim Miller. Stars Ryan Reynolds in the title role alongside Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, and Brianna Hildebrand

Wade Wilson hunts the man who gave him mutant abilities and a scarred physical appearance, becoming the beloved antihero Deadpool.

2. Watchmen

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Watchmen (2009) neo-noir superhero movie based on the Watchmen 1986–87 DC Comics by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Directed by Zack Snyder, it stars Malin Åkerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Patrick Wilson.

The story takes place in an alternate history in the year 1985 at the center of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, as a group of mostly retired American superheroes investigates the murder of a Comedian one of their ex-colleague.

1 The Dark Knight

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The Dark Knight (2008) is a superhero movie directed by Christopher Nolan. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the second part of Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy and a sequel to 2005’s Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Morgan Freeman.

The dark knight is the second part of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Nolan’s vision of the famous characters from the comics is totally different rather than any superhero movie. The main trait of this film is the fact that there is no typical good vs evil story-based,
In simple terms there is no concept of the black and white film covers a grey area so to speak, every hero has flaws and every villain has their point.
the story represents deep philosophical ideas in the form of characters and conflict between them.


One of the reasons that make this movie so great is the music by Hans Zimmer. every main character has its own unique theme for example;
a tune for the joker is just an infinite high moving pitch, using this technique he gives us a sense of the stretching string which might pop up in every second and even in the frames where the joker is not appearing, as soon you hear this particular tune you know that the joker will appear, all of these adds a sense of terror and chaos to the character perfectly.
The tune of the batman is heroic and dramatic at the same time, it’s not a typical heroic march drum-roll with trumpet cliche, this is the kind of tune that mimics the dark side of the protagonist as well.

In the origin story, Bruce Wayne is just, an avenger for his personal reasons, not a hero, the fact that his vengeance is towards the criminal organization of Gotham city does not makes him a hero. throughout the series, we see the development of this character who is all about what it means to fight for justice, and how great sacrifice is required.

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