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The Death And Return Of Superman [Hollywood Movie]

#1 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) 97% #1 Adjusted Score: 116752% Critics Consensus: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humor, and plenty of superhero action. Synopsis: Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into... [More] Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali Directed By: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman #2 The Incredibles (2004) 97% #2 Adjusted Score: 105836% Critics Consensus: Bringing loads of wit and tons of fun to the animated superhero genre, The Incredibles easily lives up to its name. Synopsis: In this lauded Pixar animated film, married superheroes Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) and Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) are forced to... [More] Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee Directed By: Brad Bird #3 Black Panther (2018) 96% #3 Adjusted Score: 122761% Critics Consensus: Black Panther elevates superhero cinema to thrilling new heights while telling one of the MCU's most absorbing stories -- and introducing some of its most fully realized characters. Synopsis: After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place... [More] Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira Directed By: Ryan Coogler #4 Avengers: Endgame (2019) 94% #4 Adjusted Score: 125933% Critics Consensus: Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel's epic Infinity Saga. Synopsis: Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply... [More] Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo #5 Logan (2017) 94% #5 Adjusted Score: 124182% Critics Consensus: Hugh Jackman makes the most of his final outing as Wolverine with a gritty, nuanced performance in a violent but surprisingly thoughtful superhero action film that defies genre conventions. Synopsis: In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote... [More] Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Richard E. Grant Directed By: James Mangold #6 The Dark Knight (2008) 94% #6 Adjusted Score: 107380% Critics Consensus: Dark, complex, and unforgettable, The Dark Knight succeeds not just as an entertaining comic book film, but as a richly thrilling crime saga. Synopsis: With the help of allies Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman (Christian Bale) has... [More] Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine Directed By: Christopher Nolan #7 Iron Man (2008) 94% #7 Adjusted Score: 104754% Critics Consensus: Powered by Robert Downey Jr.'s vibrant charm, Iron Man turbo-charges the superhero genre with a deft intelligence and infectious sense of fun. Synopsis: A billionaire industrialist and genius inventor, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), is conducting weapons tests overseas, but terrorists kidnap him... [More] Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges Directed By: Jon Favreau #8 Superman: The Movie (1978) 93% #8 Adjusted Score: 99715% Critics Consensus: Superman deftly blends humor and gravitas, taking advantage of the perfectly cast Christopher Reeve to craft a loving, nostalgic tribute to an American pop culture icon. Synopsis: Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El (Marlon Brando) sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship... [More] Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder Directed By: Richard Donner #9 Wonder Woman (2017) 93% #9 Adjusted Score: 126660% Critics Consensus: Thrilling, earnest, and buoyed by Gal Gadot's charismatic performance, Wonder Woman succeeds in spectacular fashion. Synopsis: Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior.... [More] Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright Directed By: Patty Jenkins #10 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) 93% #10 Adjusted Score: 123980% Critics Consensus: Exciting, funny, and above all fun, Thor: Ragnarok is a colorful cosmic adventure that sets a new standard for its franchise -- and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Synopsis: Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits... [More] Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba Directed By: Taika Waititi #11 Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) 93% #11 Adjusted Score: 113156% Critics Consensus: A bigger, bolder Spider-Man sequel, No Way Home expands the franchise's scope and stakes without losing sight of its humor and heart. Synopsis: For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero's identity is revealed, bringing his Super... [More] Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon Directed By: Jon Watts #12 Incredibles 2 (2018) 93% #12 Adjusted Score: 112398% Critics Consensus: Incredibles 2 reunites Pixar's family crimefighting team for a long-awaited follow-up that may not quite live up to the original, but comes close enough to earn its name. Synopsis: Telecommunications guru Winston Deavor enlists Elastigirl to fight crime and make the public fall in love with superheroes once again.... [More] Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner Directed By: Brad Bird #13 Spider-Man 2 (2004) 93% #13 Adjusted Score: 102863% Critics Consensus: Boasting an entertaining villain and deeper emotional focus, this is a nimble sequel that improves upon the original. Synopsis: When a failed nuclear fusion experiment results in an explosion that kills his wife, Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) is... [More] Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina Directed By: Sam Raimi #14 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) 92% #14 Adjusted Score: 120003% Critics Consensus: Spider-Man: Homecoming does whatever a second reboot can, delivering a colorful, fun adventure that fits snugly in the sprawling MCU without getting bogged down in franchise-building. Synopsis: Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the... [More] Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei Directed By: Jon Watts #15 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 92% #15 Adjusted Score: 105496% Critics Consensus: Guardians of the Galaxy is just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor. Synopsis: Brash space adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the quarry of relentless bounty hunters after he steals an orb... [More] Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel Directed By: James Gunn #16 Marvel's the Avengers (2012) 91% #16 Adjusted Score: 105819% Critics Consensus: Thanks to a script that emphasizes its heroes' humanity and a wealth of superpowered set pieces, The Avengers lives up to its hype and raises the bar for Marvel at the movies. Synopsis: When Thor's evil brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), gains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract,... [More] Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth Directed By: Joss Whedon #17 Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018) 91% #17 Adjusted Score: 97109% Critics Consensus: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies distills the enduring appeal of its colorful characters into a charmingly light-hearted adventure whose wacky humor fuels its infectious fun -- and belies a surprising level of intelligence. Synopsis: It seems that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies -- all but the Teen... [More] Starring: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong Directed By: Peter Rida Michail, Aaron Horvath #18 RoboCop (1987) 91% #18 Adjusted Score: 96798% Critics Consensus: While over-the-top and gory, Robocop is also a surprisingly smart sci-fi flick that uses ultraviolence to disguise its satire of American culture. Synopsis: In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the... [More] Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Ronny Cox, Dan O'Herlihy Directed By: Paul Verhoeven #19 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) 90% #19 Adjusted Score: 116113% Critics Consensus: A breezily unpredictable blend of teen romance and superhero action, Spider-Man: Far from Home stylishly sets the stage for the next era of the MCU. Synopsis: Peter Parker's relaxing European vacation takes an unexpected turn when Nick Fury shows up in his hotel room to recruit... [More] Starring: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei Directed By: Jon Watts #20 Captain America: Civil War (2016) 90% #20 Adjusted Score: 114620% Critics Consensus: Captain America: Civil War begins the next wave of Marvel movies with an action-packed superhero blockbuster boasting a decidedly non-cartoonish plot and the courage to explore thought-provoking themes. Synopsis: Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The... [More] Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo #21 Shazam! (2019) 90% #21 Adjusted Score: 113922% Critics Consensus: An effortlessly entertaining blend of humor and heart, Shazam! is a superhero movie that never forgets the genre's real power: joyous wish fulfillment. Synopsis: We all have a superhero inside of us -- it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out.... [More] Starring: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer Directed By: David F. Sandberg #22 The Suicide Squad (2021) 90% #22 Adjusted Score: 107866% Critics Consensus: Enlivened by writer-director James Gunn's singularly skewed vision, The Suicide Squad marks a funny, fast-paced rebound that plays to the source material's violent, anarchic strengths. Synopsis: Welcome to hell--a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst... [More] Starring: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Viola Davis Directed By: James Gunn #23 X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) 90% #23 Adjusted Score: 103282% Critics Consensus: X-Men: Days of Future Past combines the best elements of the series to produce a satisfyingly fast-paced outing that ranks among the franchise's finest installments. Synopsis: Convinced that mutants pose a threat to humanity, Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) develops the Sentinels, enormous robotic weapons that... [More] Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence Directed By: Bryan Singer #24 The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) 90% #24 Adjusted Score: 111916% Critics Consensus: The Lego Batman Movie continues its block-buster franchise's winning streak with another round of dizzyingly funny -- and beautifully animated -- family-friendly mayhem. Synopsis: There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman (Will Arnett) wants to save the city from the Joker's... [More] Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes Directed By: Chris McKay #25 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) 90% #25 Adjusted Score: 102424% Critics Consensus: Suspenseful and politically astute, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a superior entry in the Avengers canon and is sure to thrill Marvel diehards. Synopsis: After the cataclysmic events in New York with his fellow Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans), lives in... [More] Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo #26 Spider-Man (2002) 90% #26 Adjusted Score: 98001% Critics Consensus: Not only does Spider-Man provide a good dose of web-swinging fun, it also has a heart, thanks to the combined charms of director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire. Synopsis: "Spider-Man" centers on student Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) who, after being bitten by a genetically-altered spider, gains superhuman strength and... [More] Starring: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco Directed By: Sam Raimi #27 Big Hero 6 (2014) 90% #27 Adjusted Score: 98864% Critics Consensus: Agreeably entertaining and brilliantly animated, Big Hero 6 is briskly-paced, action-packed, and often touching. Synopsis: Robotics prodigy Hiro (Ryan Potter) lives in the city of San Fransokyo. Next to his older brother, Tadashi, Hiro's closest... [More] Starring: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung Directed By: Don Hall, Chris Williams #28 Doctor Strange (2016) 89% #28 Adjusted Score: 111121% Critics Consensus: Doctor Strange artfully balances its outré source material against the blockbuster constraints of the MCU, delivering a thoroughly entertaining superhero origin story in the bargain. Synopsis: Dr. Stephen Strange's (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When... [More] Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong Directed By: Scott Derrickson #29 Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) 87% #29 Adjusted Score: 104359% Critics Consensus: A lighter, brighter superhero movie powered by the effortless charisma of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man and The Wasp offers a much-needed MCU palate cleanser. Synopsis: Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope... [More] Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña Directed By: Peyton Reed #30 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 87% #30 Adjusted Score: 102164% Critics Consensus: The Dark Knight Rises is an ambitious, thoughtful, and potent action film that concludes Christopher Nolan's franchise in spectacular fashion. Synopsis: It has been eight years since Batman (Christian Bale), in collusion with Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman), vanished into the night.... [More] Starring: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard Directed By: Christopher Nolan #31 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) 87% #31 Adjusted Score: 96007% Critics Consensus: With a tidy plot, clean animation, and humor that fits its source material snugly, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is entertainment that won't drive a wedge between family members. Synopsis: George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two overly imaginative pranksters who spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books. When... [More] Starring: Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch Directed By: David Soren #32 X-Men: First Class (2011) 86% #32 Adjusted Score: 96965% Critics Consensus: With a strong script, stylish direction, and powerful performances from its well-rounded cast, X-Men: First Class is a welcome return to form for the franchise. Synopsis: In the early 1960s, during the height of the Cold War, a mutant named Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) meets a... [More] Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence Directed By: Matthew Vaughn #33 Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) 86% #33 Adjusted Score: 95420% Critics Consensus: Guillermo del Toro crafts a stellar comic book sequel, boasting visuals that are as imaginative as the characters are endearing. Synopsis: Hellboy (Ron Perlman), his pyrokinetic girlfriend, Liz (Selma Blair), and aquatic empath, Abe Sapien (Doug Jones), face their biggest battle... [More] Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor Directed By: Guillermo del Toro #34 The Batman (2022) 85% #34 Adjusted Score: 108503% Critics Consensus: A grim, gritty, and gripping super-noir, The Batman ranks among the Dark Knight's bleakest -- and most thrillingly ambitious -- live-action outings. Synopsis: Batman ventures into Gotham City's underworld when a sadistic killer leaves behind a trail of cryptic clues. As the evidence... [More] Starring: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell Directed By: Matt Reeves #35 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) 85% #35 Adjusted Score: 109613% Critics Consensus: Avengers: Infinity War ably juggles a dizzying array of MCU heroes in the fight against their gravest threat yet, and the result is a thrilling, emotionally resonant blockbuster that (mostly) realizes its gargantuan ambitions. Synopsis: Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet --... [More] Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Chadwick Boseman Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo #36 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) 85% #36 Adjusted Score: 114904% Critics Consensus: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's action-packed plot, dazzling visuals, and irreverent humor add up to a sequel that's almost as fun -- if not quite as thrillingly fresh -- as its predecessor. Synopsis: Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries... [More] Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista Directed By: James Gunn #37 Deadpool (2016) 85% #37 Adjusted Score: 104850% Critics Consensus: Fast, funny, and gleefully profane, the fourth-wall-busting Deadpool subverts superhero film formula with wildly entertaining -- and decidedly non-family-friendly -- results. Synopsis: Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing... [More] Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller Directed By: Tim Miller #38 X2 (2003) 85% #38 Adjusted Score: 93278% Critics Consensus: Tightly scripted, solidly acted, and impressively ambitious, X2: X-Men United is bigger and better than its predecessor -- and a benchmark for comic sequels in general. Synopsis: Stryker (Brian Cox), a villianous former Army commander, holds the key to Wolverine's (Hugh Jackman) past and the future of... [More] Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry Directed By: Bryan Singer #39 Deadpool 2 (2018) 84% #39 Adjusted Score: 105058% Critics Consensus: Though it threatens to buckle under the weight of its meta gags, Deadpool 2 is a gory, gleeful lampoon of the superhero genre buoyed by Ryan Reynolds' undeniable charm. Synopsis: Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool meets Russell, an angry teenage mutant who lives at an orphanage. When Russell becomes the target of... [More] Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz Directed By: David Leitch #40 Batman Begins (2005) 84% #40 Adjusted Score: 94916% Critics Consensus: Brooding and dark, but also exciting and smart, Batman Begins is a film that understands the essence of one of the definitive superheroes. Synopsis: A young Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels to the Far East, where he's trained in the martial arts by Henri... [More] Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes Directed By: Christopher Nolan #41 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) 84% #41 Adjusted Score: 103653% Critics Consensus: A poignant t


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