This award-winning Marvel movie made $1.34 billion at the box office as of May 2018. While it technically ties with “Iron Man” for a combined score of 88, “Black Panther” earned numerous awards and nominations, including seven nominations at the 91st Academy Awards. From costumes, production design, music and an all-star cast, it was the movie to see in 2018 and one that finally put superhero movies on the map for critical acclaim.
The story takes place in the African nation of Wakanda, where T'Challa returns following his father's death. He's home to take his place as king, but various foes and conflicts appear, making the transition harder. He must use his powers as the superhero, Black Panther, to defeat his enemies and lead Wakanda in its future. Not only was it a great film, it also had a powerful message. Time’s Jamil Smith wrote, “Its themes challenge institutional bias, its characters take unsubtle digs at oppressors, and its narrative includes prismatic perspectives on black life and tradition."