The 13 best superhero movies on Disney Plus

From Black Panther to Big Hero 6, Disney Plus has a vast collection of superhero movies.

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Marvel fan? Or more into The Incredibles? Disney Plus has you covered. The new streaming service offers plenty of choices when it comes to superhero movies, with most of the titles courtesy of the Marvel franchise. So if you're after a healthy dose of super-powered action, you'll have plenty to stream on Disney Plus.

Besides blockbusters like Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel, we also recommend the captivating documentary Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe. It's a nice collection of interviews and behind-the-scenes information that will likely satisfy even the most demanding fan. You can also access the special deleted scene from Avengers: Endgame.

After crosschecking all Disney Plus titles with IMDb, we've compiled a list of the best superhero movies on the platform. The service no longer has a free trial, so you'll have to sign up directly.

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13 best superhero movies on Disney Plus

1. Avengers: Endgame


Year: 2019

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94% Fresh

IMDb score: 8.4

The epic blockbuster that was more than a decade in the making doesn't disappoint – so if you've missed it in theatres, now's the perfect time to catch up. Avengers: Endgame follows the superheroes in the aftermath of Thanos's devastating actions as they grapple with the consequences and struggle to hatch a plan that will restore balance in the universe. It's the kind of superhero movie that has it all, from electrifying action scenes to emotional character beats.

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2. Avengers: Infinity War


Year: 2018

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85% Fresh

IMDb score: 8.4

Since we're at it, the movie that sets the scene for Endgame is a pretty glorious superhero flick in itself, bringing together almost all the heroes in the MCU for the very first time. When they find out that Thanos has a plan that will bring unprecedented devastation to the universe, the Avengers and their allies work together to stop him before it's too late. Buckle up to experience a roller-coaster of emotions in Infinity War.

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3. The Incredibles


Year: 2004

Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97% Fresh

IMDb score: 8.0

One of the best animated superhero movies of all time, The Incredibles is a delight for kids and adults alike. Forced to adopt a civilian identity and stuck in a white-collar job, Mr. Incredible itches to get back into action. But when he is lured into a trap, it's up to his family to save him. With spellbinding animation, an engaging story and wonderful characters, the movie will have you hooked from the very first scene.

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4. The Avengers


Year: 2012

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 91% Fresh

IMDb score: 8.0

When an unexpected enemy poses a threat to Earth, Nick Fury is compelled to launch the Avengers Initiative and bring together a group of super-powered individuals to keep the planet safe. This is the first movie that features the Avengers working together and it stands the test of time thanks to some glorious fight sequences and excellent performances from everyone involved.

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6. Deadpool


Year: 2016

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Karan Soni, Ed Skrein, Michael Benyaer

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85% Fresh

IMDb score: 8.0

For an offbeat superhero movie, look no further than Deadpool. It's action-packed, profane and hilarious. The action centres on Wade Wilson, a mercenary whose life changes when he gets terminal cancer. A mysterious man recruits Wade for an experimental treatment, which indeed cures him but also leaves him disfigured and gives him mutant abilities. As a result, Wade becomes Deadpool, a charming antihero bent on getting revenge.

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6. Guardians of the Galaxy


Year: 2014

Cast: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92% Fresh

IMDb score:8.0

With Guardians of the Galaxy, the Marvel universe got bigger, better and funnier. The movie follows a group of rag-tag individuals from across the galaxy who reluctantly band together in order to stop a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. The movie is more silly than serious but has plenty of heart and introduces a new group of characters you'll root for in no time. All in all, it's an absolute delight.

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7. Iron Man


Year: 2008

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94% Fresh

IMDb score: 7.9

You might think that the movie that kicked off the MCU hasn't aged too well. We're here to reassure you – Iron Man is just as glorious today as it was when it hit the big screen for the first time. The movie revolves around millionaire playboy Tony Stark, who builds a high-tech armoured suit after being kidnapped. Once he escapes, he decides to use the suit to fight evil. The rest, as they say, is history.

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8. Thor: Ragnarok


Year: 2017

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93% Fresh

IMDb score: 7.9

Taika Waititi breathes new life into the Thor franchise with Ragnarok, a superhero comedy with big stakes and memorable one-liners. After losing his mighty hammer Mjolnir, Thor finds himself stranded on planet Sakaar, where he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against a former ally, the Incredible Hulk. This is all so Thor can escape and save his home planet from Hela, the goddess of death. Ragnarok is populated with oddball characters and dazzling visuals, so you'll be in for a treat.

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9. Big Hero 6


Year: 2014

Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90% Fresh

IMDb score: 7.8

Big Hero 6 revolves around Hiro, a robotics prodigy, who joins hands with robot Baymax following a traumatic event. They then team up with Hiro's friends to form an unstoppable team of high-tech heroes. With brilliant animation and a top-notch plot, the movie is fun for viewers of all ages, offering something for everyone. It has action, adventure and plenty of heart.

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10. Captain America: Civil War


Year: 2016

Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90% Fresh

IMDb score: 7.8

Friction arises among the Avengers when the government meddles with their affairs following a devastating incident. While 1 team from inside the group is willing to conform to more oversight, another rejects the offer, leading to an escalating conflict that will keep you glued to the screen. Captain America: Civil War wins bonus points for having more depth than your average superhero film and tackling some serious themes – all without sacrificing action and humour. That's no easy feat.

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11. Captain America: The Winter Soldier


Year: 2014

Cast: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90% Fresh

IMDb score: 7.7

The second Captain America movie is also the first Marvel flick directed by the Russo brothers, who would go on to direct Civil War, Infinity War and Endgame as well. The action follows Steve Rogers as he struggles to adapt to modern times, while also working for S.H.I.E.L.D. with Black Widow. But when Nick Fury is attacked by the mysterious Winter Soldier, Captain America begins to uncover a frightening conspiracy that will have ramifications for years to come. If you're in the mood for a gripping spy thriller, you can't go wrong with this one.

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12. Doctor Strange


Year: 2016

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89% Fresh

IMDb score: 7.5

A visually dazzling origin story, Doctor Strange follows a famous neurosurgeon, Stephen Strange. After he loses the ability to use his hands following a car accident, Strange is desperate to find a cure that will enable him to perform surgery again. That's how he ends up visiting the mysterious Ancient One, who reluctantly agrees to train him as a sorcerer. An exciting movie with tremendous special effects, this Marvel entry is a doozy.

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13. Black Panther


Year: 2018

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96% Fresh

IMDb score: 7.3

After his father's death, T'Challa returns home to the country Wakanda to inherit his throne. Once there, however, a powerful enemy threatens not only his future as king but also the fate of the entire world. A pop culture phenomenon, Black Panther lives up to the hype. It has all the ingredients of an enduring blockbuster – including likable characters, gorgeous visuals and a compelling villain you can't help but empathise with.

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