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All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst  

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What if you woke up one day and were... different? That's the central question posed by the world of the X-Men, the fictional mutant superheroes created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. In 2000, the colorful characters made the leap from comics to the movies. All X-Men movies share similar themes of mutant rights and good versus evil, but each film takes a slightly different approach to the superhero story. This is a list of the greatest X-Men movies ranked from best to worst.

What films will you find on this list of X-Men movies? X-Men: First Class rebooted the series in 2011, going back to the 1960s to focus on the complex relationship of Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr. The darkly comic Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds, is a fan-favorite spin-off in the X-Men franchise. Other movies featured on this list include Logan, X2, and the original film, X-Men.

Which X-Men movie do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give the best films a thumbs up and share your favorite characters in the comments section.

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Logan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2017
Logan is a 2017 American superhero drama film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. It is the 10th installment in the X-Men film series and the third and final Wolverine solo film ...more
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X-Men: Days of Future Past is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2014
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 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2003
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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X-Men: First Class is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2011
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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Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2016
Deadpool is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Tim Miller, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being given mutant abilities with a scarred physical appearance, Wade Wilson (Ryan ...more
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X-Men is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2000
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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The Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2013
The Wolverine is a 2013 American superhero film directed by James Mangold, based on the Marvel Comics superhero. When Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is ...more
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X-Men: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2016
X-Men: Apocalypse is a 2016 Action, Adventure, Fantasy film written by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Simon Kinberg and directed by Bryan Singer.
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Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2018
Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film directed by David Leitch, based on the Marvel Comics character. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) forms his own team of mutants to stop mysterious ...more
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X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2006
X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team introduced in Marvel Comics. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the third installment in the X-Men ...more
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2009
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 American superhero film directed by Gavin Hood, based on the Marvel Comic character. The early years of James Logan (Hugh Jackman), featuring his rivalry with ...more
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Dark Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2019
Dark Phoenix is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Simon Kinberg, based on the Marvel Comics characters. When a solar flare hits the X-Men during a rescue mission in space, Jean Grey ...more