The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time

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List Criteria: Movies must be based on comic books.

This list of the best comic book movies ever, is ranked by fans of both comics and movies and needs your votes as well! This list includes some of the greatest superhero movies as well as film adaptations of graphic novels, which may not necessarily feature traditional heroes. These are the best of the best of the comic book movie genre, and many star some of the best actors in all of Hollywood.

Though not all comic book fans agree on the best comic book movies, some find a few of these comic inspired movies even better than the source material. Whether you prefer Marvel movies or DC movies, there's surely a comic book film on this list that you think is great.

Vote up your favorite movies from comics to move them up the list, or press rerank to create your own list of the best comic movies of all time and further affect the order of this ultimate list.
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    Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

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    Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

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    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

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    Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup

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    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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    Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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    John Hurt, Selma Blair, Ron Perlman

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    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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    Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

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    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

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    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito

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    Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Cobie Smulders

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    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

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    Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler, Edward Norton

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    Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

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    Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd

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    Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

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    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf

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    Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley

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    John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane, Jimmy Kimmel

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    Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    Ryan Reynolds

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    Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

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    Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas

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    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

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    Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Marilu Henner

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chadwick Boseman

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    Neil Patrick Harris, Jensen Ackles, Kelly Hu

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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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