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.

List of the best films ever made based on Marvel comics and characters from Marvel Comics. (The list does not include films like Kick-Ass or Men in Black released under Marvel Imprints. It also includes only live-action Marvel films, not the animated adaptations of its various properties.)

While Marvel Comics began in the late 1930's and entered its modern incarnation in the early 1960's, movies based on Marvel Comics did not steadily start being made until the turn of the century. While there had been a few flops and low budget films made, it wasn't until Bryan Singer's X-Men that Hollywood really took notice and started putting out some of the best Marvel films to date. Since then, many Marvel movies have gone on to become blockbusters, including films introducing beloved characters from the Marvel pantheon, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Captain America.

Marvel's relationship with Hollywood culminated in 2009 when The Walt Disney Company purchased Marvel Entertainment for $4.2 billion. 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, both S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Nick Fury, Black Widow, and Hawkeye, and superheroes like The Incredible Hulk and Thor. 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 and becoming what many believe to be the best Marvel Studios film yet.

There are myriad Marvel Comic films to choose from and all of these Marvel Studios movies can be voted on by you to put them in the order of best Marvel films. If your favorite Marvel comics film isn't on this list of the best Marvel Comics films, make sure to add it to the list so that it might soon top someone else's list of the best films based on Marvel comics.
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    the people's #1
    The Avengers

    2012 More
    100
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    most listed
    Iron Man

    2008 More
    92
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    The Incredible Hulk

    2008 More
    70
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    1998 More
    66
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    added by: frankpanderson
    Year of Release: 2013Studio: Marvel Studios
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    Blade II

    2002 More
    59
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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

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    2013 More
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    2006 More
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    2014 More
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    added by: Metalldeth
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    added by: oobug
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    Fantastic Four

    2005 More
    48
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Wolverine

    2013 More
    48
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    added by: Fendarr
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    2002 More
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    Year of Release: 2002Studio: Columbia Pictures
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    2010 More
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    Year of Release: 2010Studio: Marv Films
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    2013 More
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    2012 More
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    added by: michael45jg
    Year of Release: 2012Studio: Columbia Pictures
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    added by: Travis
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Howard the Duck

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    32
    added by: Logan2011
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    Elektra

    2005 More
    27
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    1994 More
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    added by: dsweet1
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