1. Superman The Movie It was the first superhero franchise to get a serious big hollywood film with critical and financial success and is still the best. 2. Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. cut out the geek from the superhero personality and changed the superhero in the public eye. 3. Spider-Man 2 Builds upon the original whilst exploring the idea that being a superhero isn't all fun and games, a cliche now, though relatively fresh in 2004. 4. The Avengers Takes the difficult task of having multiple characters in one story and manages to find the right formula. Only Whedon could have pulled this off. 5. The Dark Knight Tired choice, it might be overrated but the hype had to come from somewhere, so it earns it's place in my top ten. 6. Spider-Man One of the first films responsible for the superhero film wave of the 2000's. 7. Superman 2 Great follow up. Gives Superman three villains of similiar power for him to tackle, instead of the usual kryptonite achilles heel. 8. Thor Like Iron Man, takes a second-tier comic book franchise and delivers the goods making him more familiar to the public. 9. Hellboy 2: The Golden Army Much improved sequel over the mediocre original. 10. Captain America: The First Avenger Doesn't deviate much from usual superhero origin films but finds the right formula.