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 Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    most listed 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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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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    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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    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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    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords

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    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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

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    ranked low on reranks Guardians of the Galaxy

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    Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman

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    Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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    ranked low on reranks Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova

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    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos

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

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    Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Chris Evans

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    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Eric Bana

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    Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field

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

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    Eva Mendes, Nicolas Cage, Rebel Wilson

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    Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell

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    Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

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    ranked low on reranks Olivia Munn, Kate Mara, Bill O'Reilly

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    Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore, Graham McTavish

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    Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds

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    Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Lea Thompson

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

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    Jennifer Garner, Jason Isaacs, Terence Stamp

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    Julie Benz, Ray Stevenson, Dominic West

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    new! Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

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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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