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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: A Batman costume from the 2005 Batman Begins film worn by Christian Bale and designed by Lindy Hemming is on display at the DC Comics Exhibition: Dawn Of Super Heroes at the O2 Arena on February 22, 2018 in London, England. The exhibition, which opens on February 23rd, features 45 original costumes, models and props used in DC Comics productions including the Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman films.

The month of April is yet again honoring superheroes with a national holiday. April 28th is National Superhero Day!

So, in honor of both our real and fictional heroes, I’ve listed my top 5 favorite superhero movies.

  • Logan (2017)

    We’ve seen Logan go through a pretty tough life, but despite his shortcomings, he became a hero as the Wolverine. Logan shows some of the low points that sometimes superpowers aren’t what they are all chalked up to be.

    However, even in one of the character’s lowest moments he can still be a hero to those in need. Of all the films featuring the iconic X-Men character, this is one we’re certain to remember.

  • Doctor Strange (2016)

    A classic introduction to a beloved character in the MCU. Doctor Strange is in my opinion a timeless film as we watch an average person lose it all. On top of being one of the most renowned doctors, the character we see is flawed. But through trial and tribulation, in the end, they are willing to sacrifice their eternality in order to save the world.

    With the next installment being one of the most anticipated superhero films in Marvel’s Phase Four, we’re excited to see what kind of stunts and magic the team behind it will be able to pull off.

  • Man of Steel (2013)

    Of course to be a superhero you have to be strong physically and mentally. The man of steel happens to be both, this caped crusader has been saving the world and defeating villains since 1939. However, it isn’t always easy being Superman. It certainly comes with a lot of pressure and even some fear from those who see what Superman could do.

    Despite this, he is a grade-A hero, but he couldn’t do it alone he had friends, family, and loved ones to help guide him. Man of Steel has to be one of our favorite films because it shows how someone who is trying to just be ordinary, can become a hero that the world needs.

  • The Dark Knight (2008)

    Bruce Wayne may not be your average joe schmoe, but he is a hero nonetheless, by not being the hero needs, but the one it deserves. Batman throughout his career since 1939 has been the dark and brooding protector of Justice. Having been a victim himself, we relate to his struggle as he is one of the only superheroes to not have any powers.

    Batman always understood that he must make sacrifices even if it’s his own reputation as a hero. Making this film a top-tier superhero movie, as we see him choose to become the “villain” in order to keep Harvey’s reputation and message clean.

  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

    Wonder Woman is one of the most well-known and beloved characters in the DC universe. And the same goes here as the films portraying the character are amazing examples of a hero putting duty before themselves. Wonder Woman 1984 may have gone under some people’s radar, due to other worldwide events.

    However we loved it, as it really teaches us the values of what to be a hero is. A lesson that we shouldn’t forget. We may get all we wish for, but it comes with a price and when Diana struggles with losing her loved ones. She choses to save the world making her one of our top heroes.