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THE new Mar­vel all-ac­tion su­per­hero movie

opens in cin­e­mas this week with Tom Hol­land as the web-flick­ing crime-buster. But what are the best su­per­hero movies of all time, as rated by in­dus­try web­site IMDb? THE DARK KNIGHT (2008) WHEN Heath Ledger’s Joker emerges from his mys­te­ri­ous past to wreak havoc and chaos on the peo­ple of Gotham, the Dark Knight (Chris­tian Bale) is the only hope of stop­ping him. 9.0 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012) EIGHT years af­ter the Joker’s reign of an­ar­chy, Bat­man is forced from his ex­ile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of to­tal an­ni­hi­la­tion, from the bru­tal guer­rilla ter­ror­ist Bane. 8.5 BAT­MAN BE­GINS (2005) AF­TER train­ing with his men­tor, Bat­man be­gins his fight to free crime-rid­den Gotham City from the cor­rup­tion that Scare­crow and the League of Shad­ows have cast upon it. 8.3 DEAD­POOL (2016) A FAST-talk­ing merce­nary with a mor­bid sense of hu­mour is sub­jected to a rogue ex­per­i­ment that leaves him with ac­cel­er­ated heal­ing pow­ers and a quest for re­venge. 8.0 AVENGERS AS­SEM­BLE (2012) EARTH’S might­i­est he­roes must come to­gether and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mis­chievous Loki and his alien army from en­slav­ing hu­man­ity. 8.1 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014) A GROUP of in­ter­galac­tic crim­i­nals are forced to work to­gether to stop a fa­nat­i­cal war­rior from tak­ing con­trol of the uni­verse. 8.1 X-MEN: DAYS OF FU­TURE PAST (2014) THE X-Men send Wolver­ine to the past in a des­per­ate ef­fort to change his­tory and pre­vent an event that re­sults in doom for both hu­mans and mu­tants. 8.0 CAP­TAIN AMER­ICA: CIVIL WAR (2016) PO­LIT­I­CAL in­ter­fer­ence in the Avengers’ ac­tiv­i­ties causes a rift be­tween for­mer al­lies Cap­tain Amer­ica and Iron Man. 7.9 IRON MAN (2008) AF­TER be­ing held cap­tive in an Afghan cave, bil­lion­aire engi­neer Tony Stark cre­ates a unique weaponized suit of ar­mour to fight evil. 7.9 X-MEN: FIRST CLASS (2011) IN 1962, the United States gov­ern­ment en­lists the help of Mu­tants with su­per­hu­man abil­i­ties to stop a ma­li­cious dic­ta­tor who is de­ter­mined to start World War III. 7.8

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