Birds of Prey (Amazon)
I’ve been waiting and waiting for a Harley Quinn movie and I’m not even a superhero fanatic. Check out Margot Robbie kick some serious a$$ as she faces the wrath of narcissistic crime boss Black Mask. It’s funny, action-filled, and champions female empowerment. My only advice is don’t watch it with your Grandmother – ya, I don’t know what I was thinking.
The Incredibles (Disney+)
My absolute favorite animated movie (and I can say that because Peter Rabbit is technically a hybrid). One of the only Pixar movies I really felt needed a sequel. And when it finally happened, it was just as incredible (wink, wink) as I’d imagined it would be. Quotable, hilarious, and heart-warming, the perfect superhero film for the whole family.
Batman Returns (Amazon)
This is exactly what you want it to be when you picture Tim Burton directing a Batman movie. Danny DeVito plays the Penguin, teaming up with Christopher Walken to take down Michael Keaton’s Batman. Our beloved Selina Kyle played by Michelle Pfeiffer dies on Walken’s watch, transforming into Catwoman and unexpectedly falls for Gotham’s hero, who just so happens to also be my hero, in every remake (except in…you know the one).
Sky High (HBO Go)
This feel good flick has it all. It’s colorful, funny, for the kids, and has a great soundtrack. Why are we here? To take down the bad guys! Dorky teen has a crush on the popular girl. Dorky teen’s best friend has a crush on him. Popular girl is actually super evil! Best friend teams up with a band of misfits to save dorky teen and the rest of the world! Tale as old as time. Also another shoutout to Cousin Greg who glows in the dark.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Netflix)
I remember my brother begging me to agree to watch this movie one night and I finally agreed. Turned out to be one of my favorite superhero movies. It’s a relevant coming of age story with a fantastic soundtrack. Moral of the story? Maybe I’ll consider my brother’s movie taste when we’re picking movies…maybe.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Netflix)
Is there a more perfect movie than Scott Pilgrim vs. the World? The film transcends genre. Is it a superhero movie? Yes. Is it a romantic-comedy? Yes. Is there a battle of the bands narrative? Also, yes. Michael Cera stars as Scott, who has to defeat the girl of his dreams’ seven evil exes. Visually stunning and laugh-out-loud funny, you’ll be wondering why you haven’t watched (or rewatched) sooner.