Top 5 superhero films to watch when bored


By Jose Sanchez and Philip Calabrese

Have you been feeling like you have not had much to do lately? Are you bored and unsure what to do after school? Well, a good idea would be to watch some superhero movies. You could even invite some friends over so that you can all have a great time. So here are five superhero movies to keep you and/or your friends entertained the next time you are feeling bored.

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#5  Iron-Man (2008)

How could we talk about superhero movies without bringing up Iron-Man? It is the film that shot the superhero genre into the huge success it is today. Iron-Man is a mostly grounded story that shows viewers the journey of Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), a rich, spoiled, and egotistical man who is now in charge of his father’s weapon company. When taken hostage by terrorists and put through many traumatic events, Stark is forced to change and become a better man. The film may be simplistic, but it truly worked and laid the groundwork for every superhero movie to come after.

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#4  Logan (2017)

Logan brought a fresh approach to the X-Men franchise. The film offered a dark and gritty take on Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Although Logan featured a conflict with small stakes, hardly a world-ending situation, the film is still impactful nevertheless. Logan shows Wolverine in the later stages of life, and is truly a character piece. The film illustrates the emotional journey between Logan and his daughter, Laura (Dafne Keen), and focuses on Logan learning to love his daughter. The movie has gore and action, but is a movie that will also have you crying at the traumatic ending. 

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#3  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a computer-animated film created by Sony Pictures Animation that won an Academy Award for best animated feature for 2019. The film showed the average life of a teenager through the eyes of Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), whose life turned around after he was bit by a radioactive spider. The film went through his journey to becoming Spider-Man under the mentorship of various Spider-Men from different dimensions, all of whom were accidentally transported to Miles’ dimension. The film had a great amount of incredible animated action, powerful voice acting, comedy, and thrilling moments, such as the Prowler chase scenes.

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#2  Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Spider-Man 2 was a powerful film that showed how being Spider-Man affected Peter Parker’s personal life. After so much emotional stress, Parker (Tobey Maguire) lost his spider abilities, and eventually decided to quit being Spider-Man. After resigning his superhero duties, he focused more on his life as Peter Parker. Director Sam Raimi did a spectacular job on showing the difference between Peter’s normal life and his superhero life, and left viewers with an emotional connection to all of the characters.

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#1  The Dark Knight (2008)

Christopher Nolan’s take on Batman created an action-thriller like no other. With layered plots and a high-stake storyline, The Dark Knight brought forth a comic book movie with grit, high-paced action and heartbreaking moments. The movie produced a new perspective to the genre that made you think about the unjust parts of society, such as corruption and politics. The Dark Knight left you guessing who was “right” and who was “wrong”. It was one of the only superhero movies where the villain left a lasting impact on the hero; some would even consider it a movie in which the villain actually won.

On top of all of that, there are great acting performances by Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Aaron Eckhart (Harvey Dent/Two-Face), and the most incredible performance of them all: Heath Ledger as the Joker (what would become his last performance, before his death in 2008).

Philip Calabrese and Jose Sanchez