[tps_header]10. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012). Directed by Joss Whedon[/tps_header]
Marvel’s “The Avengers” set a new bar for superhero movies. By taking all their separate superhero movies and smashing them together under the careful direction of Joss Whedon, somehow Marvel made it work. The Avengers isn’t the most thought provoking or character driven picture on the list. What it is, however, is the first of its kind. “The Avengers” was the climax of the MCU. The movie was a live showcase of everything they had begun working towards since “Iron Man” was released in 2008. It was the baby Marvel had been so carefully preparing for since that ending cut scene with Nick Fury. Nothing like this had every been done before, with most superhero movies being self-contained, Marvel created an entire universe of movies. Even if “The Avengers” isn’t the best superhero movie to some fans, no one can deny its place in superhero movie history.