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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

Actors: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen

Directed by: James Mangold

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 Pa... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2014

Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Michael Fassbender, + more

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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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Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2016

Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller

Directed by: Tim MIller

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: First Class is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2011

Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, January Jones, Rebecca Romijn, + more

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

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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X-Men 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2003

Actors: Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, Rebecca Romijn, + more

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2000

Actors: Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, Rebecca Romijn, + more

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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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X-Men: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2016

Actors: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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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The Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2013

Actors: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, + more

Directed by: James Mangold

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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Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All X-Men Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
2018

Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, + more

Directed by: David Leitch

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

Actors: Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, Kelsey Grammer, + more

Directed by: Brett Ratner

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

Actors: Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart, Liev Schreiber, Will i Am, + more

Directed by: Gavin Hood

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

Actors: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, + more

Directed by: Simon Kinberg

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