Oscar Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy, which premiered in the summer of 2014, became a critical and commercial success, earning $773.3 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing superhero film of 2014, as well as the third-highest-grossing film of 2014.

The film was praised for its humorous group fighting, ensemble acting, original direction, soundtrack, visual effects, and action sequences.

Gunn showed an irreverent, gleeful approach, which made the movie different from most other synthetic and synergistic superhero blockbusters.

Oscar Nominations: 2

Best Visual Effects

Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

A sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, was released on May 5, 2017.