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
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    - 497
    The Avengers

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

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  2. 2
    + 1711
    - 531
    Iron Man


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

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  3. 3
    + 1626
    - 536
    X-Men: First Class


    Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

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  4. 4
    + 1348
    - 179
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier


    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

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  5. 5
    + 1104
    - 571
    X-Men 2


    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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  6. 6
    + 1233
    - 568
    Captain America: The First Avenger


    Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

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  7. 7
    + 1149
    - 559
    Thor


    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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  8. 8
    + 1071
    - 438
    X-Men


    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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  9. 9
    + 1069
    - 664
    Spider-Man 2


    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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  10. 10
    + 1071
    - 213
    X-Men: Days of Future Past


    Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

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  11. 11
    + 1018
    - 553
    Spider-Man


    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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  12. 12
    + 263
    - 28


    Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan

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  13. 13
    + 763
    - 345


    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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  14. 14
    + 809
    - 458
    Iron Man 3


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

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  15. 15
    + 716
    - 614
    The Incredible Hulk

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

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  16. 16
    + 685
    - 496
    Blade


    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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  17. 17
    + 816
    - 530
    The Amazing Spider-Man


    Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

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  18. 18
    + 239
    - 42
    The Avengers: Age of Ultron


    Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Cobie Smulders

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  19. 19
    + 530
    - 268
    Iron Man 2


    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    + 202
    - 24
    Ant-Man


    Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd

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    + 588
    - 699
    X-Men: The Last Stand

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

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    + 648
    - 355
    The Wolverine


    Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

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    + 545
    - 550
    Blade II


    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

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  24. 24
    + 590
    - 419
    Kick-Ass


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

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    + 180
    - 87


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

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  26. 26
    + 589
    - 684
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine


    Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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    + 106
    - 5
    Deadpool

    ranked low on reranks
    Ryan Reynolds

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    + 47
    - 1

    new!
    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chadwick Boseman

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    + 437
    - 754
    Spider-Man 3


    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    + 450
    - 666
    Fantastic Four


    Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos

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    + 426
    - 538
    The Punisher


    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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  32. 32
    + 430
    - 388
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2


    Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field

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  33. 33
    + 396
    - 632
    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer


    Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Chris Evans

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  34. 34
    + 401
    - 464
    Men in Black II


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

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    + 370
    - 615
    Daredevil


    Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell

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  36. 36
    + 325
    - 670
    Hulk


    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Eric Bana

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  37. 37
    + 363
    - 647
    Ghost Rider


    Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson

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  38. 38
    + 282
    - 418
    Hulk Vs


    Graham McTavish, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore

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  39. 39
    + 303
    - 538
    Blade: Trinity


    Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

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  40. 40
    + 206
    - 634
    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds

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  41. 41
    + 280
    - 327
    Men in Black 3


    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith Year of Release: 2012Studio: Columbia Pictures

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  42. 42
    + 199
    - 585
    Howard the Duck

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, Lea Thompson

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  43. 43
    + 163
    - 165
    Wolverine

    ranked low on reranks
    Antonio Sabàto, Jr., Traci Lind

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  44. 44
    + 219
    - 293
    Kick-Ass 2

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

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  45. 45
    + 199
    - 472
    Punisher: War Zone


    Julie Benz, Ray Stevenson, Dominic West

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  46. 46
    + 198
    - 622
    Elektra


    Jennifer Garner, Jason Isaacs, Terence Stamp

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  47. 47
    + 158
    - 405
    The Fantastic Four


    Rebecca Staab, Alex Hyde-White, Jay Underwood

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  48. 48
    + 84
    - 195
    The Punisher


    Dolph Lundren, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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