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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  1. 1
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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
  4. 4
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    2003 More
    84
  5. 5
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    2004 More
    83
  6. 6
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    2011 More
    83
  7. 7
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    2011 More
    82
  8. 8
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    2000 More
    82
  9. 9
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    2002 More
    81
  10. 10
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    2008 More
    71
  11. 11
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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    67
  12. 12
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    2012 More
    67
  13. 13
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    1998 More
    66
  14. 14
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    2013 More
    66
    added by: frankpanderson
    Year of Release: 2013Studio: Marvel Studios
  15. 15
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    2014 More
    64
    added by: Metalldeth
  16. 16
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    2013 More
    60
  17. 17
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    2002 More
    60
  18. 18
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    2006 More
    59
  19. 19
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    2009 More
    57
  20. 20
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    2004 More
    53
    added by: oobug
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Wolverine

    2013 More
    53
  22. 22
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    2007 More
    52
  23. 23
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    2005 More
    50
  24. 24
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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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    2003 More
    48
  26. 26
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    2002 More
    48
    Year of Release: 2002Studio: Columbia Pictures
  27. 27
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    2007 More
    48
  28. 28
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    2007 More
    46
  29. 29
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    2003 More
    44
  30. 30
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    2014 More
    43
    added by: Fendarr
  31. 31
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    2013 More
    43
  32. 32
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    2009 More
    42
    added by: Travis
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

    2011 More
    41
  34. 34
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    38
    added by: Charley Feldman
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Howard the Duck

    1986 More
    36
    added by: Logan2011
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    Up 14
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    2010 More
    34
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    ranked low on reranks
    Men in Black 3

    2012 More
    34
    added by: michael45jg
    Year of Release: 2012Studio: Columbia Pictures
  38. 38
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    2008 More
    31
    added by: oobug
  39. 39
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Elektra

    2005 More
    30
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    2008 More
    28
    added by: dsweet1
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    1994 More
    28
  42. 42
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    2013 More
    25
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