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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    Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

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    Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan

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    Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

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    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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    John Hurt, Selma Blair, Ron Perlman

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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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    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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    Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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    Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler, Edward Norton

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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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    Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

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    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf

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    Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

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    Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp

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    Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd

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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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    Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

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    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

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    Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas

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    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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    Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Marilu Henner

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    Neil Patrick Harris, Jensen Ackles, Kelly Hu

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    Ryan Reynolds

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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field

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