BSM students pick their top 5 superhero movies

Knight Errant polled students on their favorite superhero movies. Here are their results.


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Avengers: Endgame was released on April 26

Since Avengers: Endgame hit theaters back on April 26, superhero movies have been the topic of many discussions. So, in the spirit of Endgame, Knight Errant decided to identify BSM students’ top 5 superhero movies of all time.


Coming in at number one is the newest installment to the Marvel Universe titled Avengers: Endgame. Endgame is the sequel to the first movie “Avengers: Infinity War.” Infinity War had an ending that kept fans on the edge of their seats. The movie follows the Avengers through space and time as they search for a new way to overcome their failures from the previous movie. The antagonist is the infamous alien Thanos, who ended the lives of half of all living creatures in Infinity War. The remaining Avengers are left with the challenge to defeat Thanos and bring back everyone who was lost. Endgame is the 4th and final Avengers movie that features Marvel superheroes that have been around since the inception of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Endgame smashed box office records, raking in more money than “Aquaman” “The Last Jedi” “Infinity War” and “Captain Marvel” combined, in just the first two weeks after release. Endgame had a clear spot in number 1.

It was a huge risk for the studio, but it paid off after Deadpool became one of the highest grossing R-rated movies ever, making 783 Million dollars worldwide.

— Brooks Carver


The movie with the second highest approval rating was Fox’s Deadpool (2016). The titular character, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), otherwise known as Wade Wilson, is a former spec-ops soldier who now works as a mercenary/hitman. Wade is tortured and transformed into a superhero by the movie’s villain, Ajax, and receives special healing powers making it impossible for him to be killed. Wade also has a very dark and twisted sense of humor — which makes him a very charismatic and easily-likable character. Deadpool is very different from your typical superhero movie. It’s the first big-budget superhero movie to have a strict “R” rating in the modern superhero movie era due to the uncensored language, and over-the-top violence. It was a huge risk for the studio, but it paid off after Deadpool became one of the highest grossing R-rated movies ever, making 783 Million dollars worldwide.

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War took the Marvel comic universe by storm upon its release. Infinity War was the 3rd Avengers movie and was the first movie to introduce the Guardians of the Galaxy to the rest of the Avengers — bringing fans from both spectrums together. It’s also the first film to bring all 6 infinity stones together, hence the name Infinity War. Fans and critics across the world loved the movie — earning an 85% on popular review site Rotten Tomatoes. Infinity War grossed over $1 billion within the first 11 days in theatres, which is just one of the 7 worldwide box office record that it holds.

The Incredibles

The 4th best superhero movie according to BSM students was Pixar’s The Incredibles (2004). This movie follows the family of Bob Parr (Craig T. Nelson), better known as Mr. Incredible as they try to fit in as “normal” people in society after superheroes were outlawed. The movie explores themes that are advanced for an animated PG movie. The Incredibles won Oscars for best-animated movie and best sound editing. It was also nominated for best original screenplay and best sound mixing. The movie is considered revolutionary for both animated films and superhero films.

The Dark Knight

The 5th and final movie on the list is The Dark Knight, the second installment of director, producer, and co-writer Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy of movies. The movie is based on famous DC comic superhero Batman played by Christian Bale. The Dark Knight is considered one of DC and Warner Brothers’ greatest movie accomplishments and is still an extremely popular film 11 years later. One of the reasons for this movies’ success is due to Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker. Ledger adds depth and backstory to the character and gives the audience an uneasy feeling throughout the movie. It’s no surprise that this film made the list, considering the combination of Heath Ledger’s acting and the storyline of Batman.