The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics Films

The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

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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!

These are the best Marvel Comics movies, voted on by the fans. What do you think is the best Marvel movie?

Use this list of Marvel movies as your ultimate guide to the best Marvel movies!


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  1. 1
    + 2097
    - 492
    The Avengers

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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  2. 2
    + 1676
    - 523
    Iron Man


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

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  3. 3
    + 1598
    - 520
    X-Men: First Class


    Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

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  4. 4
    + 1300
    - 173
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier


    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

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  5. 5
    + 1082
    - 560
    X-Men 2


    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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  6. 6
    + 1210
    - 556
    Captain America: The First Avenger


    Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

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  7. 7
    + 1129
    - 546
    Thor


    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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  8. 8
    + 1056
    - 426
    X-Men


    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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  9. 9
    + 1048
    - 206
    X-Men: Days of Future Past


    Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

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  10. 10
    + 1048
    - 654
    Spider-Man 2


    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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  11. 11
    + 998
    - 544
    Spider-Man


    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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  12. 12
    + 220
    - 24


    Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan

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  13. 13
    + 748
    - 333


    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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  14. 14
    + 705
    - 602
    The Incredible Hulk

    often listed
    Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler, Edward Norton

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  15. 15
    + 792
    - 442
    Iron Man 3


    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley Year of Release: 2013Studio: Marvel Studios

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  16. 16
    + 800
    - 522
    The Amazing Spider-Man


    Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

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  17. 17
    + 670
    - 491
    Blade


    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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  18. 18
    + 216
    - 33
    The Avengers: Age of Ultron


    Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Cobie Smulders

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  19. 19
    + 519
    - 255
    Iron Man 2


    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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  20. 20
    + 580
    - 682
    X-Men: The Last Stand

    often listed
    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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  21. 21
    + 637
    - 343
    The Wolverine


    Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

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  22. 22
    + 171
    - 18
    Ant-Man


    Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd

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  23. 23
    + 536
    - 537
    Blade II


    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

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    + 164
    - 80


    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg Year of Release: 1997Studio: Columbia Pictures

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    + 573
    - 411
    Kick-Ass


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

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  26. 26
    + 585
    - 671
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine


    Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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  27. 27
    + 432
    - 740
    Spider-Man 3


    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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  28. 28
    + 420
    - 528
    The Punisher


    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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  29. 29
    + 423
    - 378
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2


    Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field

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  30. 30
    + 443
    - 651
    Fantastic Four


    Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos

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  31. 31
    + 393
    - 616
    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer


    Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Chris Evans

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  32. 32
    + 396
    - 452
    Men in Black II


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

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  33. 33
    + 367
    - 596
    Daredevil


    Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell

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  34. 34
    + 360
    - 632
    Ghost Rider


    Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson

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  35. 35
    + 319
    - 658
    Hulk


    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Eric Bana

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    + 114
    - 22

    ranked low on reranks
    Avengers: Age of Ultron

  37. 37
    + 275
    - 405
    Hulk Vs


    Graham McTavish, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore

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  38. 38
    + 297
    - 530
    Blade: Trinity


    Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

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  39. 39
    + 66
    - 3
    Deadpool

    new!
    Ryan Reynolds

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  40. 40
    + 204
    - 621
    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds

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  41. 41
    + 274
    - 319
    Men in Black 3

    ranked low on reranks
    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith Year of Release: 2012Studio: Columbia Pictures

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  42. 42
    + 194
    - 574
    Howard the Duck

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, Lea Thompson

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  43. 43
    + 157
    - 156
    Wolverine


    Antonio Sabàto, Jr., Traci Lind

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  44. 44
    + 214
    - 282
    Kick-Ass 2

    ranked low on reranks
    Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

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  45. 45
    + 194
    - 465
    Punisher: War Zone


    Julie Benz, Ray Stevenson, Dominic West

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  46. 46
    + 21
    - 45


    Kevin Michael Richardson, Lee Tockar, David Kaye

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  47. 47
    + 197
    - 609
    Elektra


    Jennifer Garner, Jason Isaacs, Terence Stamp

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  48. 48
    + 156
    - 392
    The Fantastic Four


    Rebecca Staab, Alex Hyde-White, Jay Underwood

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  49. 49
    + 143
    - 317
    Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow


    Fred Tatasciore, Tom Kane, Nicole Oliver

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  50. 50
    + 77
    - 188
    The Punisher


    Dolph Lundren, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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