It is the dream of every Hollywood movie production company to make the next big superhero blockbuster. One that will make the jaws of the audience drop in awe over the majestic special effects and typically with story about the battle between good and evil forces. Over the years, more classic comic books superheroes have graced the big screen and from the looks of it, major studios will continue to adapt such stories into high-quality films.
Superheroes have always been a hit. Whether it’s a collectible item or a film adaptation, people just seem to love superheroes. We all have our own favorites. And most of us would surely love is to see our superhero idols come to life.
There are a lot of superhero movies out there but superhero movies aren’t always a guaranteed box-office success. There are various movie adaptations that flopped, with studio companies losing millions of dollars. But that’s just the way it is – if you disappoint die-hard fans and their towering expectations, your movie adaptation is going be deemed a ‘Fantastic Flop’.
Considering re-watching some of the best superhero movies in the past decade? Check out our rundown of the five best superhero movies that are available to stream on Netflix. Take note that our list involves movies in various Netflix regional channels, meaning you’ll also need to have some kind of superpower or a secret weapon in order to watch them all. We’re talking about using a VPN but we’ll get to that later. Here are our top picks for the best superhero movies on Netflix:
The Dark Knight Trilogy
Batman is the only superhero without any super powers and yet everyone still loves him. This Batman trilogy consists of Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012) – all distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Christopher Nolan’s direction of the film, superb performance of cast (Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Heath Ledger as the Joker, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth and so on) and insane stunts earned the film series the respect as one of the best film trilogies of all time.
“Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, moulded by it. I didn’t see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but BLINDING!”
Man of Steel
Man of Steel is the latest film adaptation of the DC Comics character Superman. There have been numerous Superman films already, however, Man of Steel is probably one of the best from the film series. The 2013 Superman film stars Henry Cavill, who was cast for a long-term Superman movie project – the next sequel being in 2016 in the crossover superhero movie called Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Cavill’s Superman role won the Best Hero award during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.
“You’re not just anyone. One day, you’re going to have to make a choice. You’ll have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be. Whoever that man is, good character or bad, he’s going to change the world.”
Our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is one of the most-loved superheroes of all time – more so, he is also the world’s most profitable superhero with approximately $1.3B worth of Spider-Man products sold each year. Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man franchise is also among the most successful trilogies ever to be adapted into film. Toby Maguire has effectively portrayed Peter Parker/Spider-Man which is why many prefer him as Peter Parker than Andrew Garfield – no offense to the new Spider-Man. Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man was supposedly slated for two more films but sadly, the project was cancelled due to disagreements with him and Sony. Nevertheless, this trilogy is an epic Spider-man franchise.
“I believe there’s a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble, and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. Even our dreams.”
Iron Man Trilogy
Iron Man is a superhero film franchise that is produced by Marvel Studios and stars Mr. Robert Downey Jr. Let’s face it, Tony Stark doing robot things is always entertaining to watch. Iron Man has been a huge success that it paved the way for other Iron Man films, including the Avengers franchise to hit the big screen. In each of the Iron Man films, we see Tony Stark powers up his Iron Man armor and weaponry which is what people love most about the idea of an Iron Man, he’s just so damn cool!
“You know, the question I get asked most often is, “Tony, how do you go to the bathroom in the suit? [pauses with eyes closed] Just like that.”
Marvel made cinematic history when it united the most popular superheroes to form the Avengers in one single film. The superhero team includes Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and the Black Widow. The Avengers is arguably the best superhero movie of the current era. The first Avengers movie was released in 2012 with the second one (Avengers: Age of Ultron) released earlier this year. If you haven’t seen the Avengers films, go check them out on Netflix.
“It’s his M.O., isn’t it? I mean, what are we, a team? No, no, no. We’re a chemical mixture that makes chaos. We’re… we’re a time-bomb.”
*Avengers: Age of Ultron premieres on Dec. 16 on Netflix
How to Watch the Best Superhero Movies on Netflix
As you can see, you can’t watch all the films listed above in one single Netflix channel. Basically, Netflix offers different movie selections on different Netflix regional channels. So, how can you access the movies you’d like to watch?
The best way to access the superhero movies on different Netflix channels is by using a reliable VPN service. What a VPN does is that it will provide you with an IP address that the specific Netflix regional channel will recognize. For example, if you live in the US and would like to watch the Dark Knight trilogy films on Netflix Australia, all you have to do is connect to a VPN server located in Australia. Once you are connected to the VPN network, you can then access Netflix Australia and watch all the Batman films.
We recommend that you only subscribe to a VPN service that has a good reputation for allowing Netflix streaming accesses. Check out our list of VPN service providers to determine which VPN will suit your needs.
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