[tps_header]1. Iron Man (2008), Directed by Jon Favreau[/tps_header]
“Iron Man” kicked started what is now one of the most profitable franchises to date. The story is focused, while still being fantastical. “Iron Man” is everything an origin story should be. Creating a likable hero, a sympathetic line of reasoning for why they became a hero, with a colorful cast of supporting characters. Whether you love or hate the following sequels, the original film is just pure good storytelling. “Iron Man” helped set the foundations of the Marvel Cinematic Universe by developing realistic parameters for which superheroes could exist within. This is the movie that created a whole new dynamic to the superhero movie genre.