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Total Nerd The 20 Best Marvel Movies  

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Marvel Comics is one of the two mainstream comic distributors in the world (the other of course being DC Comics). They publish dozens of titles and have invented thousands of characters. Recently, Marvel has formed its own film studio and rebranded themselves as a major player in all forms of the entertainment industry, reacquiring characters they had sold off and building an entire self sustained film universe. But which are the best Marvel movies?

The Marvel Studios Avengers series is the highest grossing film franchise of all time. Marvel films are insanely popular, and much beloved by fans. But only a few of these great films can truly be the best. 

This list is largely comprised of the Marvel films of the 2000s, with the majority of these films falling under the mighty Marvel Studios banner. What they've been able to accomplish with their films after crawling out of bankruptcy is astounding. And who knows what's to come?

Vote up the greatest of the 20 best Marvel movies below and see how the Marvel films you love rank.

 
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The Avengers Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a ...more

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios ...more

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Iron Man Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the first installment ...more

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn; directed by Matthew Vaughn.

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X-Men: First Class Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender X-Men: First Class is a 2011 American superhero film, based on the X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics. It is the fifth installment in the X-Men film series. It serves as a prequel to ...more

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Captain America: The First Avenger Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is ...more

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Spider-Man Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi. Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the film stars Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker, a high school student who ...more

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X-Men Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the first installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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Spider-Man 2 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi and written by Alvin Sargent from a story by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and Michael Chabon. The sequel to the 2002 film ...more

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Thor Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson Thor is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the fourth installment in ...more

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Iron Man 2 Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's Iron Man, ...more

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X-Men 2 Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the second installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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Thor: The Dark World Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the ...more

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Iron Man 3 Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's ...more

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The Incredible Hulk Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler, Edward Norton The Incredible Hulk is a 2008 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character the Hulk, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the second ...more

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The Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima The Wolverine is a 2013 action science fiction film written by Chris Claremont, Mark Bomback, Christopher McQuarrie and Frank Miller and directed by James Mangold.

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Blade Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords Blade is a 1998 American vampire superhero action film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff, loosely based on the Marvel Comics character Blade. Snipes plays Blade, a human-vampire hybrid ...more

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The Amazing Spider-Man Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen Production on Spiderman 4 was halted in January 2010 and will be revamped as a new project. It is rumored to be a 3D film - and it is also rumored to not be called Spiderman 4. Marc Webb is the ...more

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It It is the fifth ...more

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The Punisher John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash The Punisher is a 2004 American comic book vigilante action film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, starring Thomas Jane as the antihero Frank Castle / The Punisher and John ...more