From the early stages for film making and television, superheroes have always been a staple of the visual arts. Flash Gordon, Zorro, The Shadow, The Green Hornet, Superman, Batman and more have all graced the silver screen, with some movies more memorable than others. Whether wide or small screen, superheroes have fascinated audiences of every generation. However, the most recent crop of movies and shows have extended the genre both visually and from a story telling standpoint and now it ever more convenient to stream these gems. Here is our list of 10 of the best superhero movies you can stream now.
Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse
Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld
Directed By: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller bring a new vision to the Spider-Man universe where we meet teen Miles Morales, who becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. The animation is great and the storytelling even better. Many have called Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse the best Spider-Man movie ever. We will not go that far but it is worthy of its top 10 position in this list.
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina
Directed By: Sam Raimi
Not only one of the best superhero movies but also one of the best Spider-Man flicks. When a failed nuclear fusion experiment results in an explosion that kills his wife, Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) is transformed into Dr. Octopus, a cyborg with deadly metal tentacles. Doc Oc blames Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) for the accident and seeks revenge.
Meanwhile, Spidey’s alter ego, Peter Parker, faces fading powers and self-doubt. Complicating matters are his best friend’s (James Franco) hatred for Spider-Man and his true love’s (Kirsten Dunst) sudden engagement to another man.
Incredibles 2 – Top 10 Best Superhero Movies
Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell
Directed By: Brad Bird
If you loved The Incredibles, Incredibles 2 is more than an adequate follow up and is every bit as good a move as the original. For Incredibles 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life.
It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done.
Captain America: Civil War
Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
The was good the first time, the second time, third time – you get the picture. Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team.
Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.
Avengers: Infinity War
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
All of the Avengers movies are good but this one stand apart due to the sheer gravity of the situation at the end of the picture. It leaves you wondering how in Marvel universe will this end. For Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers, it’s a battle against their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos who is on a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality.
Logan – Top 10 Best Superhero Movies
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant
Directed By: James Mangold
This movie about Logan is unlike any of its predecessors and that is what sets it apart. In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira
Directed By: Ryan Coogler
As an introductory movie, this is absolutely one of the best. Yes, Black Panther first appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but this movie provides the background and depth the character needed. After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king.
When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson and many more.
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Avengers: Endgame resumes after the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos has acquired all the Infinity Stones and has fulfilled his promise of eliminating half the population of the universe. What is left of the Avengers – Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), War Machine (Don Cheadles), and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) – band together to seek out Thanos and reverse the devastation he has wrought upon the universe.
As long as this movie is, Marvel does a good job of weaving everything together for this climax. Also, the last fight segment is absolutely something worth the wait.
The Dark Knight – Top 10 Best Superhero Movies
Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Directed By: Christopher Nolan
Out of all the Batman movies, this one is arguable the best. With the help of allies Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman (Christian Bale) has been able to keep a tight lid on crime in Gotham City. But when a vile young criminal calling himself the Joker (Heath Ledger) suddenly throws the town into chaos, the caped Crusader begins to tread a fine line between heroism and vigilantism.
Marvel’s The Avengers
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
Directed By: Joss Whedon
When Thor’s evil brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), gains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a superhero recruitment effort to defeat the unprecedented threat to Earth.
Joining Fury’s “dream team” are Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).