30. Black Panther (2018)
> Directed by: Ryan Coogler
> Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o
> Domestic box office gross: $700.1 million
Marvel’s “Black Panther” has grossed over $700 million ar the domestic box office since its 2018 release, but it’s actually the second time the beloved comic was developed for film. Wesley Snipes initially signed on to produce and star as the king of Wakanda in the 1990s but that project collapsed due to Snipes’ commitment to the “Blade” franchise. Director Ryan Coogler finally brought the comic to life, and it currently has a 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
29. Moana (2016)
> Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall
> Starring: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House
> Domestic box office gross: $248.8 million
With 2016’s “Moana,” Disney takes on the lesser-known mythology of the ancient Polynesian explorers. Auli’i Cravalho voices the film’s titular character as she ventures off from her native island in search of Dwayne Johnson’s mighty demigod Maui. Having raked in $643 million worldwide since its release, “Moana” spotlights Disney’s ability to bring diverse stories to a global audience.
28. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
> Directed by: Taika Waititi
> Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett
> Domestic box office gross: $315.1 million
“Thor: Ragnarok” marks Chris Hemsworth’s fourth turn as the Norse superhero. Hemsworth felt the character was starting to grow stale before production started, and director Taika Waititi responded by recasting Thor as a prisoner, stripped of his mythic hammer and desperate to return home to and defend his homeland from Cate Blanchett’s villainous Hela. Fans and critics embraced the fresh take on Thor, and the movie currently has an 87% audience score and 93% freshness on Rotten Tomatoes.
27. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
> Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
> Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson
> Domestic box office gross: $259.8 million
Following 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” this Marvel blockbuster finds Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) teamed with an unlikely partner in fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. member Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). They must eliminate a deadly assassin known as the Winter Soldier, a task that hits close to home for Captain America. A favorite entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is certified 90% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 92% audience score.
26. Incredibles 2 (2018)
> Directed by: Brad Bird
> Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell
> Domestic box office gross: $608.6 million
Director Brad Bird faced a momentous challenge — creating a worthy sequel to 2004’s “The Incredibles” — but he pulled it off with flying colors. Time magazine called this sequel “rapturously entertaining,” and it has earned a 94% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In addition to directing both Incredibles films, Bird also helmed Pixar’s 2007 smash “Ratatouille.”