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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    the people's #1
    The Avengers

    2012 More
    100
  2. 2
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    most listed
    Iron Man

    2008 More
    93
  3. 3
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    2011 More
    88
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    2003 More
    84
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    2004 More
    83
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    2011 More
    82
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    2011 More
    81
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    2002 More
    81
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    81
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    2008 More
    70
  11. 11
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    2012 More
    66
  12. 12
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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    66
  13. 13
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    2014 More
    66
    added by: Metalldeth
  14. 14
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    1998 More
    65
  15. 15
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    2013 More
    65
    added by: frankpanderson
    Year of Release: 2013Studio: Marvel Studios
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    2013 More
    60
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    2002 More
    58
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    2006 More
    58
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    2009 More
    55
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    2013 More
    51
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    2007 More
    51
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    2004 More
    51
    added by: oobug
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    2005 More
    50
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    ranked low on reranks
    Kick-Ass

    2010 More
    50
    Year of Release: 2010Studio: Marv Films
  25. 25
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    2007 More
    47
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    2002 More
    45
    Year of Release: 2002Studio: Columbia Pictures
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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    2014 More
    45
    added by: Fendarr
  29. 29
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    2007 More
    44
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    2003 More
    42
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    42
    added by: Charley Feldman
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    2013 More
    41
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

    2011 More
    39
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    2009 More
    39
    added by: Travis
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    2010 More
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Howard the Duck

    1986 More
    33
    added by: Logan2011
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    ranked low on reranks
    Men in Black 3

    2012 More
    31
    added by: michael45jg
    Year of Release: 2012Studio: Columbia Pictures
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Elektra

    2005 More
    29
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    2008 More
    28
    added by: oobug
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    2013 More
    27
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    1994 More
    27
  42. 42
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    2008 More
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    added by: dsweet1
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