8. X-Men: Apocalypse
Released: May 27
Between Batman and Superman's death stares and the continued plotting of the Avengers-verse, superhero movies are a very serious lot these days. The X-Men franchise is having none of it. Carried by Oscar Isaac's Apocalypse, a blustering, blue pariah of misunderstood camp, rejuvenated by newcomers like Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner, and delivered with more gravitas than could be believed by veterans like Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and James McAvoy, Apocalypse is a blockbuster circus. Once again, the X-Men prove you can never have enough leather-clad psychic assassins, ancient Egypt destruction, hyper-slo-mo action sequences, near-offensive Holocaust appropriation, or shameless Wolverine cameos in one movie.