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List Rules 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? Cast your votes below.

Use this list of Marvel movies as your ultimate guide to the best Marvel movies!

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3,557 1,053
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
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
2
2,988 1,062
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges
Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark (Robert ...more
3
2,995 596
Captain America: The Winter So... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
Metalldeth added 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
4
2,040 272
Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista
Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic "bad ...more
5
2,349 1,485
X-Men: First Class is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
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
6
2,257 1,173
Captain America: The First Ave... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
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
7
1,976 1,296
Thor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Thor is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the Marvel Comics character. The powerful, but arrogant god Thor (Chris Hemsworth), is cast out of Asgard to live ...more
8
1,952 842
X-Men: Days of Future Past is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
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.
9
1,696 1,346
X-Men 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
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
10
1,876 1,320
Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco
Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. While struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man, Peter ...more
11
1,561 215
Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics character. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a ...more
12
1,697 1,088
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
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
13
1,790 1,089
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst
Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. When bitten by a genetically modified spider, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), a nerdy, ...more
14
1,587 249
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein
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
15
1,257 281
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly
Ant-Man is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed, based on the Marvel Comics character. Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in ...more
16
1,129 451
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) ...more
17
1,446 1,033
Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
frankpanderson added Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley
Year of Release: 2013
Studio: Marvel Studios 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
18
1,122 201
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams
Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Scott Derrickson, based on the Marvel Comics character. After a career-ending car collision, brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon ...more
19
1,185 1,030
Blade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
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
20
1,285 1,012
Thor: The Dark World is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film directed by Alan Taylor, based on the Marvel Comics character. When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) gets cursed with a powerful entity ...more
21
1,144 1,267
The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
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
22
1,329 1,174
The Amazing Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans
The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the Marvel Comics character. After Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is bitten by a genetically altered ...more
23
772 68
Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
Umberhaven added Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett
Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an ...more
24
711 108
Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
MichaelChoi added Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya
Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) balances his life as an ordinary high school ...more
25
1,124 718
Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics
Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle
Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) ...more