The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics Films
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The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

List Criteria: Movies must be based on a comic put out by Marvel.

Although Marvel actually released several films before the modern explosion, they were, how you say? Not good. It wasn't until Bryan Singer's X-Men that Hollywood really took notice. Since then, many Marvel movies have gone on to become blockbuster franchises, including films introducing beloved characters from the Marvel pantheon like: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk and Captain America.

In 2012, years of preparation and lead-in films culminated in the release of The Avengers, an epic-scale event film bringing together a number of the company's most iconic heroes, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Nick Fury, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. The film opened with the highest weekend domestic box office gross of any film in history (not just a Marvel Studios film), earning over $200 million in its first 3 days in theaters.

Here is the list of the best films ever made based on Marvel comics and characters from Marvel Comics. And as Marvel keeps churning out the hits, make sure to vote-up and submit your favorites!
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    the people's #1 & most listed Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, January Jones

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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Dormer, Tommy Lee Jones

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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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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

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    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler, Edward Norton

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    ranked low on reranks Guardians of the Galaxy

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    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords

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    Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle Year of Release: 2013Studio: Marvel Studios

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    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman

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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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    Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova

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    Nicolas Cage, Lyndsy Fonseca, Chloë Grace Moretz Year of Release: 2010Studio: Marv Films

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos

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    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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    Olivia Munn, Kate Mara, Bill O'Reilly

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    Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Chris Evans

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    ranked low on reranks Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field

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    Eva Mendes, Nicolas Cage, Rebel Wilson

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    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Eric Bana

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    Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Rosario Dawson Year of Release: 2002Studio: Columbia Pictures

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    Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell

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    Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

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    Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore, Graham McTavish

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds

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    Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Lea Thompson

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    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith Year of Release: 2012Studio: Columbia Pictures

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    ranked low on reranks Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

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    Jennifer Garner, Jason Isaacs, Terence Stamp

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    Julie Benz, Ray Stevenson, Dominic West

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    Fred Tatasciore, Nicole Oliver, Tom Kane

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    Rebecca Staab, Alex Hyde-White, Michael Bailey Smith

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