Iron Man 2008 ★★★★½

"Let's face it, this is not the worst thing you've caught me doing."
-Tony Stark

Road to the Avengers: Part 2

Sure the special effects are great and so are the action scenes, but what makes this a great movie for me is the cast and story. Iron Man's origin story is refreshingly different then most superhero movies and so is his alter ego Tony Stark. To say that Robert Downey Jr. was perfect for this role is an understatement. He's why this movie works so well. His on screen chemistry with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges just adds to the joy of watching it.