films The Worst Marvel Movies of All Time

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List Rules Vote up the absolute worst Marvel movies.

Marvel Comics is one of the two mainstream comic distributors in the world (the other of course being DC Comics). They publish dozens of titles and have invented thousands of characters. Recently, Marvel has formed its own film studio and rebranded themselves as a major player in all forms of the entertainment industry, reacquiring characters they had sold off and building an entire self sustained film universe. But everyone makes mistakes. Though Marvel has produced awesome films, the movies on this list are the top 20 worst Marvel movies.

This list largely encompasses those Marvel characters and worlds that Marvel Studios hasn't been able to buy back, or those films made before Marvel came roaring back and took over. These are the ugly stepchildren of a mighty empire, and proof that nothing in this world is perfect. 
 
Cast your votes below for which of these twenty worst Marvel films really are the most horribly bad, and see how the Marvel films you think are most terrible rank.
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Captain America


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Captain America is a 1990 direct-to-video American-Yugoslavian superhero film directed by Albert Pyun. The film is based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. While the film takes several liberties with the comic's storyline, it features Steve Rogers becoming Captain America during World ...more

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#81 on The Best Movies of 1990

#48 on The Best Marvel Comics Movies

#14 on The Best '90s Spy Movies

#13 on The Best Movies With Captain in the Title

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Captain America


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Captain America is an 1979 television film loosely based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, directed by Rod Holcomb and starring Reb Brown. The film was followed by the sequel Captain America II: Death Too Soon, also released in the same year. ...more

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#19 on The Best Movies With Captain in the Title

#2 on The Best 70s Superhero Movies

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Captain America II: Death Too Soon is an 1979 television film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, directed by Ivan Nagy and starring Reb Brown. The film was preceded by Captain America earlier the same year. It was aired on CBS in two one-hour slots. The first part aired on ...more

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#11 on The Best Movies With Too in the Title

#20 on The Best Movies With Captain in the Title

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Howard the Duck


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Howard the Duck is a 1986 American science fiction comedy film directed by Willard Huyck and starring Lea Thompson, Tim Robbins, and Jeffrey Jones. Produced by Gloria Katz and George Lucas and written by Huyck and Katz, the screenplay was originally intended to be an animated film based on the ...more

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#46 on The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

#85 on The Best Movies of 1986

#47 on The Best Marvel Comics Movies

#1 on The Best Movies With Duck in the Title

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The Fantastic Four


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The Fantastic Four is an unreleased independent superhero film completed in 1994. Executive produced by low-budget specialist Roger Corman and Bernd Eichinger, the film was based on Marvel Comics' long-running comic book and featured the origin of the Fantastic Four and that superhero team's first ...more

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#51 on The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

#98 on The Best Movies of 1994

#43 on The Best Marvel Comics Movies

#22 on The Best '90s Superhero Movies

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Ghost Rider 2 is an action, fantasy, thriller film written by Scott M. Gimple, Seth Hoffman and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor to be released in the year 2012. ...more

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#29 on The Best Superhero Movie Sequels

#43 on The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

#44 on The Best Marvel Comics Movies

#11 on The Best Movies With Ghost in the Title

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27 people just voted on Elektra


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Elektra is a 2005 Canadian-American superhero film directed by Rob Bowman. It is a spin-off from the 2003 film Daredevil, starring the Marvel Comics character Elektra Natchios. The story follows Elektra, an assassin whose weapon of choice is a pair of sai. For the screenplay, Zak Penn, Stuart ...more

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#48 on The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

#23 on The Best Ninja Movies of All Time

#42 on The Best Marvel Comics Movies

#23 on The Worst January Movie Releases

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Hulk


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Hulk is a 2003 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name. Ang Lee directed the film, which stars Eric Bana as Dr. Bruce Banner, as well as Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas, and Nick Nolte. The film explores the origins of Bruce Banner, who ...more

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#39 on The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

#72 on The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time

#30 on The Best Movies About Split Personalities

#36 on The Best Marvel Comics Movies

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