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The Best Marvel Comics Movies

Updated January 8, 2020 21.2k votes 2.2k voters 57.5k views57 items

List RulesMovies must be based on comics published by Marvel

A voter-ranked list of live action, theatrical movies based on Marvel Comics. These are films that star Marvel characters and take place within the Marvel Universe. While Marvel Comics began in the late 1930's and entered its modern incarnation in the early 1960's, movies based on Marvel Comics did not really start being made until the turn of the century. While there had been a few flops and low budget films made, it wasn't until Bryan Singer's "X-Men" that Hollywood really took notice. Since then, many of the best Marvel movies have gone on to become blockbusters. If you're interested only in the Disney Marvel movies, then check out this list of the top Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.

Marvel's relationship with Hollywood culminated in 2009 when The Walt Disney Company purchased Marvel Entertainment for $4.2 billion. What are the best Marvel movies? The top ten marvel comic movies on this list are generally considered to be the best, but if you have different favorites, you can make your own version of this list. If you are a marvel comics fan, create your own Marvel film list to share with your friends.
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  • Guardians of the Galaxy1
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Gunn

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    The Avengers

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans

    Released2012

    Directed byJoss Whedon

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier3
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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders

    Released2014

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry

    Released2014

    Directed byBryan Singer

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    Iron Man

    Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard

    Released2008

    Directed byJon Favreau

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    Kick-Ass

    Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2010

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

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  • X-Men: First Class7
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    X-Men: First Class

    Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman

    Released2011

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

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    Blade II

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes

    Released2002

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

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  • Avengers: Age of Ultron9
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    Captain America: The First Avenger

    Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans

    Released2011

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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  • Ant-Man11
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    Ant-Man

    Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas

    Released2015

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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  • Spider-Man12
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    Spider-Man

    Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe

    Released2002

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • Fantastic Four13
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    Fantastic Four

    Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Story

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    Thor

    Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman

    Released2011

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

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    X-Men

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

    Released2000

    Directed byBryan Singer

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    Spider-Man 2

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • Ghost Rider17
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    Ghost Rider

    Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes

    Released2007

    Directed byMark Steven Johnson

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    X-Men 2

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

    Released2003

    Directed byBryan Singer

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  • Captain America: Civil War19
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    Captain America: Civil War

    Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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    The Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2015

    Directed byJoss Whedon

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  • Thor: The Dark World21
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    Thor: The Dark World

    Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman

    Released2013

    Directed byAlan Taylor

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    Iron Man 2

    Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released2010

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

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    Blade: Trinity

    Wesley Snipes, Jessica Biel

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid S. Goyer

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    Olivia d'Abo, Grey DeLisle

    Released2006

    Directed byBob Richardson, Steven E. Gordon, Curt Geda

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  • Deadpool25
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    Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin

    Released2016

    Directed byTim MIller

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