The Avengers is quite possibly the greatest team-up movie ever made. With its mix of humor and action, the movie created tens of millions of new Marvel fans and was part of the biggest movie series ever. That is if you count all the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) phases.
With The Avengers arc well into phase 4 of the MCU, you might be looking for movies like Avengers that will totally knock your socks off with the battles, action, and suspense. It was hard to only pick five, but keep reading for our similar recommendations.
5. Power Rangers (2017)
If a group of teenagers teaming up to battle the big bad as giant robots gets your juices flowing, then Power Rangers should top your watchlist. We’d argue even more than any Transformers movie because let’s be honest, these are usually disappointing.
On IMDb, it earned a 5.9, which is lower than we expected. However, the premise for this movie is very much like The Avengers and it doesn’t actually watch like a 5.9 rated movie would. We can see why it received this rating as the acting is sometimes over-the-top and the creators didn’t really cater to fans of the TV series. Mainly, we noticed that as compared to the TV show, the movie does actually take itself and its premise seriously.
However, for someone wanting movies like Avengers with teenagers and robots, Power Rangers ticks the boxes. It is available to rent for $3.99 on Amazon Prime Video.
4. Predators (2010)
You might be thinking what has Predators got to do with The Avengers? On the surface it is hard to compare this alien abduction meets Battle Royale, yet if you look beyond that, Predators is very much a similar story.
In the 2010 Predators, a bunch of mercenaries from around Earth are dropped on an alien planet and hunted by, you guessed it, predators. Effectively, this makes this movie a team-up versus big bad evil very much like The Avengers. To top it off, each of the mercenaries from around the world have combat skills, which are like superpowers. For example, being a great sniper is no different from Marvel’s Hawkeye.
Predator also has a sci-fi bag of tricks, including special armor, which heightens detection (like Spider-Man). Superhuman strength is also shown (like Thor) along with super agility to move through trees and leap further than humans. Lastly, advanced technology permits a variety of flexible, tactical options (similar to Iron Man).
3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Marvel fans will roll their eyes at this but there are huge similarities between The Avengers and The Force Awakens. From legacy characters meeting young heroes to saving a planet, these two movies share a similar action suspense and yet heart-warming feel.
For example, in The Avengers you have a band of heroes coming together to save Earth from destruction. In The Force Awakens, the heroes head to Starkiller Base to stop it from blowing up the Republic. There’s no doubt that The Avengers is a better movie than The Force Awakens and a much better start to a series. However, if you’re looking for a movie where heroes save the day, big visual effects, and interesting characters, this Star Wars film is one of our top movies like Avengers.
2. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
It might be cheating a little to include another Marvel series on this list, but X-Men: Apocalypse is too perfect to miss out on. It has a 6.9 rating on IMDb, which also shows its promise.
The X-Men franchise, like The Avengers, are comic book superheroes, but with a golden age feel. In X-Men: Apocalypse, our band of mutant superheroes defend humanity from a big bad who wants to rebuild Earth around mutants, not humans. This is an Avengers classic, or it least sounds like it.
The big difference with the X-Men is that they try to operate in secrecy, unlike The Avengers. This secrecy is to keep their powers hidden so that people don’t get scared – yet at the same time, they defend humanity. So if you want The Avengers meets clandestine operations with that classic comic feel, X-Men: Apocalypse is perfect. It is available to stream on Disney Plus.
1. Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
The HBO Max release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League finally gave DC Comics fans a movie that could compete with The Avengers. For anyone who has watched Joss Whedon’s theatrical version of Justice League, please know, Zach Snyder’s cut is a longer, more rounded, and fully-formed story.
Justice League is top on our list of movies like Avengers because it features an expansive team of superheroes that must team up to save the Earth. The movie includes a battle against Superman, conflict within the team, massive invasions, and a big bad, who is trying to impress an even bigger bad behind the scenes.
It literally is a 1:1 match-up on the story arc. The only real difference is that Zach Snyder’s Justice League is darker in tone and that it features the Batman and Co. It earned an 8.1 on IMDb, which is another reason why it falls number one. The movie is available to stream on HBO Max.
As you can see, if you are a fan of The Avengers and at a loss for similar suspense, these movies can help you rediscover why you fell in love with this type of heroic action movie in the first place. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is hard to top, we know you’ll enjoy these top five movies like Avengers and all they have to offer. Plus, fear not, because Marvel is always working on their next film, so another superhero movie in the MCU is probably in production already.