What are your top 5 "first in the series" superhero movies?

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  1. JB-the-Hunter Booty hunter

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    Keep in mind that reboots (TASM/Batman Begins) count, continuations with new casts (Superman Returns/Batman Forever) don't. They have to be definitively the first in a series. Most likely an origin story.

    Here's mine
    1. Iron Man 9/10

    2/3. Captain America: The First Avenger 8/10 / Batman Begins 8/10

    4/5. The Amazing Spider-Man 7.5/10 / Thor 7.5/10
     
  2. Anno_Domini Registered

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    1.) Batman Begins
    2.) Iron Man
    3.) Spider-Man
    4.) Superman: The Movie
    5.) Captain America: The First Avenger

    I was thinking about bringing up The Crow, but, I don't really count that as being in a series when it's really it's own thing, lol.
     
  3. Victarion Iron Captain

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    Batman Begins
    Iron Man
    Hellboy
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    The Amazing Spider-Man
     
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  4. Snow Queen 4AF (she/her)

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    Batman Begins 9/10
    Iron Man 9/10
    The Amazing Spider-Man 7/10
    Thor 6.5/10
    Captain America: The First Avenger 6.5/10
     
  5. kedrell Fork&SpoonOperator

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    1. Iron Man 9.5/10
    2. Superman: The Movie 9.25/10
    3. Captain America: The First Avenger 9/10
    4. Thor 8/10
    5. Batman Begins 8/10

    TASM would be right behind at #6.
     
  6. redfirebird2008 Registered

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    1. Batman Begins - 8.5/10
    2. Batman (1989) - 8/10
    3. Superman (1978) - 8/10
    4. Iron Man - 8/10

    These 4 are all in my top 6 superhero movies along with Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and X2: X-Men United.

    To round out my top 5 franchise starters, this is where it gets tougher for me. I would probably go with Spider-Man or The Amazing Spider-Man. Both of them are around a 7.5/10 for me and I like them slightly more than Captain America and X-Men.
     
  7. Kahran Ramsus Super Moderator

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    1. Batman Begins
    2. Superman: The Movie
    3. Batman (1989)
    4. Iron Man
    5. Spider-Man
     
  8. Squaremaster316 Registered

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    Batman Begins
    X-Men
    Superman
    Blade
    Batman 89
     
  9. Wyrminarrd Registered

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    1. Incredible Hulk
    2. Batman Begins
    3. Iron man
    4. Batman
    5. X-men
     
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    1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    2. Blade
    3. The Toxic Avenger
    4. Batman '89
    5. Iron Man
     
  11. Bim Registered

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    Ooh this is a tough one, but in no particular order:
    * Batman Begins
    * Iron Man
    * X-Men
    * Spiderman
    * Thor/Captain America (sorry i cheated, i cant decide :oldrazz:)
     
  12. hammerhedd11 OHaiMark

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    1. Batman Begins
    2. Spider-Man
    3. Iron Man
    4. Hellboy
    5. X-Men
     
  13. ChukNoris Experienced Bra Fitter

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    1. Iron Man
    2. Batman Begins
    3. Spider Man
    4. Cap/Thor
    5. X-Men
     
  14. ThePhantasm 2 sexy 4 a stormtrooper

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    1. Batman Begins
    2. Spider-Man
    3. Superman: The Movie
    4. X-Men
    5. Iron Man
     
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    1. Superman: The Movie
    2. Captain America - The First Avenger
    3. Batman Begins
    4. Hellboy
    5. Iron Man
     
  16. Brain Damage Everything Under the Sun

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    1. Batman Begins
    2. Iron Man
    3. The Amazing Spider-Man
    4. Captain America
    5. Spider-Man
     
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Batman Begins
    Iron Man
    Kick-Ass
    Captain America

    I would replace Captain America with The Incredibles if it counted.
     
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    1:Superman
    2:Batman Begins
    3:X-Men
    4:The Amazing Spider-Man
    5:Blade
     
  19. hopefuldreamer Clark Kent > Superman

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    Batman Begins
    Spiderman
    Thor
    X-Men
    Iron Man
     
  20. Micromind New World New Rules

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    Batman Begins.
    Superman The Movie.
    Iron Man.
    The Amazing Spider-Man.
    Batman 1989.
     
  21. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    Superman the Movie
    Blade
    Batman (89)
    The Amazing Spider-man
    Thor
     
  22. the last son Registered

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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Batman Begins
    Blade
    Hellboy
    Spider-Man
     
  23. BH/HHH You Are My World

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    1. Superman the Movie 9.5/10 - still my favourite movie of all-time no film has the magic this one has to me. Its pretty much the perfect origin story and it set up the rest that followed. Although I think Man of Steel may top it nothing will take away my nostalgic view of this film.
    2. Batman Begins 9/10 - again pretty much a perfect origin story and in my opinion the best Batman movie of them all. Bale will forever be my live-action Batman (Keaton's a close second mind).
    3. The Amazing Spider-man 8.5/10 - gone was the cheesyness of the Raimi movies and finally the right actor for Peter Parker Spider, who also had great chemistry wih Gwen and finally a Spidey that wise-cracks. It had it all, in terms of tension and action and in my opinion a great villain. Only thing stopping me giving it a 9 was the stuff they cut out and the film was actually better before he became Spider-man.
    4. Captain America: The First Avenger 8.5/10 - I'd waited most of my life for a Captain America movie (the 90s movie does not count) and finally I got it. Chris Evans was perfect as Steve Rogers, they couldn't have cast him any better. The Red Skull is one of my favourite comic villains so to see him brought to life was brilliant. I also think this film can be one of the only CBMs that can boast that the end fight between hero and villain actually delivers. Only thing stopping this getting a 9 or higher was next to no nazi's. Still I hold out hope that one day down the line we get a Cap film set in the vein of Saving Private Ryan.
    5. Batman '89 - 8/10 - I still love this movie, parts have aged badly yes but Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson are both fantastic in this film, there performances draw me in everytime I watch it. The dark gothic tone of the film along with Elfman's score are legendary. Lastly it still has the greatest I'm Batman moment of any film ever.
     
  24. The Batman The Dark Knight

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    Superman: The Movie and Batman '89 are still the standard for me, and prove that you don't need to wait until the sequel to have a true classic. For their historical impact and influence on pretty much ever comic book film, they deserve the top two spots.

    As for the other three:

    3. Batman Begins
    4. Iron Man
    5. X-Men and Spider-Man
     
  25. The Sarge Mangled face revenge

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    The Amazing Spider-man
    Batman (1989)
    Spider-man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Kick-Ass

    In no Particular order.
    Tough. Close calls would be Blade and X-men
     

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