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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    The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

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    The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


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

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    X-Men: First Class is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    X-Men: First Class Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

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    Captain America: The Winter So... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Captain America: The Winter Soldier Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Captain America: The First Ave... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Captain America: The First Avenger Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

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    X-Men 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    X-Men 2 Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    Thor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Thor Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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    X-Men is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    X-Men Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Spider-Man 2 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    X-Men: Days of Future Past is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    X-Men: Days of Future Past Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

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    Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Spider-Man Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Guardians of the Galaxy Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan

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    Thor: The Dark World is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Thor: The Dark World Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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    Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Iron Man 3 Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley Year of Release: 2013Studio: Marvel Studios

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    The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

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    The Incredible Hulk Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler, Edward Norton

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    The Amazing Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    The Amazing Spider-Man Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

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    Blade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Blade Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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    The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Cobie Smulders

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    Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Ant-Man Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd

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    Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Iron Man 2 Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

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    X-Men: The Last Stand Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    The Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    The Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

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    Blade II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Blade II Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

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    Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

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    Captain America: Civil War Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chadwick Boseman

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    Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


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

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    Kick-Ass is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


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

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    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    X-Men Origins: Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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    Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

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    Deadpool Ryan Reynolds

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    Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Spider-Man 3 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    The Punisher John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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    Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Fantastic Four Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos

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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field

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    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Si... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Chris Evans

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    Men in Black II is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Men in Black II Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Rosario Dawson Year of Release: 2002Studio: Columbia Pictures

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    Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Daredevil Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell

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    Hulk is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Hulk Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Eric Bana

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    Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Ghost Rider Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson

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    Hulk Vs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Hulk Vs Graham McTavish, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore

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    Blade: Trinity is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Blade: Trinity Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Triple H

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    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengean... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

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    Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds

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    Men in Black 3 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Men in Black 3 Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith Year of Release: 2012Studio: Columbia Pictures

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    Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

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    Howard the Duck Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, Lea Thompson

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    Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Antonio Sabàto, Jr., Traci Lind

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    Kick-Ass 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

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    Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

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    Punisher: War Zone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Punisher: War Zone Julie Benz, Ray Stevenson, Dominic West

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    Elektra is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Elektra Jennifer Garner, Jason Isaacs, Terence Stamp

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    The Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    The Fantastic Four Rebecca Staab, Alex Hyde-White, Jay Underwood

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    The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics


    Dolph Lundren, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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