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List Rules Vote up your favorite X-Men comic book movie and TV show adaptations.

Of all the Marvel comic adaptations, the X-Men have been late bloomers to the screen. It wasn't until 1992 that the first X-Men animated series got past the pilot, but they've gained steam since then as this list of all the X-Men movies and TV shows prove.

X-Men movies and TV shows haven't always been dealt a fair hand, with some of their characters held back by exclusive licensing, or whatever it was that happened with Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The X-Men comics movies and shows have also run the range of genre and style over the years, from live-action to animated. They even range from the best comic book and superhero movies of all time, like Logan; to some of the worst, like X-Men: The Last Stand.

This list of all the X-Men movies and TV shows is just going to get longer as new movies like the Gambit and Kitty Pryde films are released. Until then, what is the best X-Men movie or show right now?

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Logan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
Film
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: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
TV Program
X-Men, also known as X-Men: The Animated Series (Fox Kids, 1992) is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The show features X-Men similar in look and ...more

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X-Men: First Class is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
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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: Days of Future Past is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
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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 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
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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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Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
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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: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
Film
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 The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
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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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The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
TV Program
The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men properties. Two ordinary parents (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker) take their family on the run from the ...more

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X-Men: Evolution is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
TV Program
X-Men: Evolution is a Canadian-American animated television series about the Marvel Comics superhero team X-Men. In this incarnation, many of the characters are teenagers rather than adults. The ...more

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X-Men 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
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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Wolverine and the X-Men is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
TV Program
Wolverine and the X-Men is an American cartoon series by Marvel Animation. It is the fourth animated adaptation of the X-Men characters, the other three being Pryde of the X-Men, X-Men: The ...more

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X-Men is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
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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: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
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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) 15 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics' fictional character Wolverine, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the fourth installment in the X-Men film ...more

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Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
TV Program
Wolverine (G4, 2011) is the second show of the Marvel Anime series based on the Marvel Comics character. Logan learns that his true love, beloved sweetheart and girlfriend Mariko Yashida, who ...more

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Legion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
TV Program
Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens) ...more

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X-Men: Darktide is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
X-Men: Darktide Film

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X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
TV Program
X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men is an animated television pilot originally broadcast in 1989 on the Marvel Action Universe television block, featuring Marvel Comics’ mutant superheroes the X-Men. The ...more

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Generation X is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
TV Program
Generation X is a made-for-TV film directed by Jack Sholder, which aired on FOX on February 20, 1996. It is based on the Marvel Comics comic-book series Generation X, a spin-off of the X-Men ...more

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X-Men (Anime) is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Versions Of The X-Men To Watch
X-Men (Anime) TV Program