Comic Strip to Celluloid...the Good the Bad and the Ugly

In no particular order my list of comic book characters or stories that made it to the big screen, likely to need adding to and refining as I have not included sequels this time round.
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1.
Batman (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. ” - stuart-613
 
2.
Daredevil (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero. (103 mins.)
“ A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero. ” - stuart-613
 
3.
Elektra (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins. (97 mins.)
Director: Rob Bowman
“ Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins. ” - stuart-613
 
4.
Fantastic Four (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the plans of their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom. (106 mins.)
Director: Tim Story
“ A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the plans of their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom ” - stuart-613
 
5.
Thor (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. (115 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. ” - stuart-613
 
6.
Spider-Man (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family. ” - stuart-613
 
7.
Iron Man (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil. (126 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
“ When wealthy industrialist Tony Stark is forced to build an armored suit after a life-threatening incident, he ultimately decides to use its technology to fight against evil. ” - stuart-613
 
8.
Watchmen (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it. (162 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it. ” - stuart-613
 
9.
300 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. (117 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. ” - stuart-613
 
10.
30 Days of Night (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires. (113 mins.)
Director: David Slade
“ After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires. ” - stuart-613
 
11.
Constantine (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Supernatural detective John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more. (121 mins.)
“ Constantine tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine, who has literally been to hell and back. ” - stuart-613
 
12.
V for Vendetta (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman. (132 mins.)
Director: James McTeigue
“ A shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally. ” - stuart-613
 
13.
Superman (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero. (143 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest super-hero. ” - stuart-613
 
14.
Swamp Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster. ” - stuart-613
 
15.
Catwoman (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas. (104 mins.)
Director: Pitof
“ A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas. ” - stuart-613
 
16.
Barb Wire (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
Post-apocalyptic remake of Casablanca set in a sleazy nightclub. (98 mins.)
Director: David Hogan
“ Post-Apocalyptic remake of "Casablanca" set in a strip club. ” - stuart-613
 
17.
Sin City (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. (124 mins.)
“ A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. ” - stuart-613
 
18.
Hellboy (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness. (122 mins.)
“ A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness. ” - stuart-613
 
19.
From Hell (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper. (122 mins.)
“ A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness. ” - stuart-613
 
20.
Jonah Hex (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
The U.S. military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth. (81 mins.)
Director: Jimmy Hayward
“ The U.S. military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth. ” - stuart-613
 
21.
Ghost Rider (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze gives up his soul to become a hellblazing vigilante, to fight against power hungry Blackheart, the son of the devil himself. (114 mins.)
“ Based on the Marvel character, stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze gives up his soul to become a hellblazing vigilante, to fight against power hungry Blackheart, the son of the devil himself. ” - stuart-613
 
22.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization. (124 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending the USA's ideals. ” - stuart-613
 
23.
Judge Dredd (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
In a dystopian future, Joseph Dredd, the most famous Judge (a police officer with instant field judiciary powers), is convicted for a crime he did not commit and must face his murderous counterpart. (96 mins.)
Director: Danny Cannon
“ In a dystopian future, Dredd, the most famous judge (a cop with instant field judiciary powers) is convicted for a crime he did not commit while his murderous counterpart escapes. ” - stuart-613
 
24.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, SF and adventure characters team up on a secret mission. (110 mins.)
“ In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, SF and adventure characters team up on a secret mission. ” - stuart-613
 
25.
Green Lantern (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps. (114 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ A test pilot is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe. ” - stuart-613
 
26.
A History of Violence (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core. (96 mins.)
“ A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core. ” - stuart-613
 
27.
Mystery Men (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A group of inept amateur superheroes must try to save the day when a supervillian threatens to destroy a major superhero and the city. (121 mins.)
Director: Kinka Usher
“ A group of inept amateur superheroes must try to save the day when a supervillian threatens to destroy a major superhero and the city. ” - stuart-613
 
28.
Akira (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. (124 mins.)
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
“ A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop. ” - stuart-613
 
29.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Barron
“ A quartet of humanoid turtles trained by their mentor in ninjitsu must learn to pull together in order to face the menace of Shredder and the Foot Clan. ” - stuart-613
 
30.
The Spirit (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Rookie cop Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces in Central City. (103 mins.)
Director: Frank Miller
“ Rookie cop Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces in Central City. ” - stuart-613
 
31.
The Phantom (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
The Phantom, descendent of a line of African superheroes, travels to New York City to thwart a wealthy criminal genius from obtaining three magic skulls which would give him the secret to ultimate power. (100 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
“ The Phantom, descendent of a line of African heroes, travels to New York to thwart a criminal genius. ” - stuart-613
 
32.
The Shadow (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In 30's New York City, the Shadow battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan, who is building an atomic bomb. (108 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
“ In 30's New York City, the Shadow battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan, who is building an atomic bomb. ” - stuart-613
 
33.
The Rocketeer (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero. ” - stuart-613
 
34.
Dick Tracy (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob. (105 mins.)
Director: Warren Beatty
“ The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob. ” - stuart-613
 
35.
Spawn (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
An elite mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil. (96 mins.)
“ A mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil. ” - stuart-613
 
36.
X-Men (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers. (104 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers. ” - stuart-613
 
37.
Hulk (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry. (138 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry. ” - stuart-613
 
38.
The Punisher (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as the Punisher. (89 mins.)
Director: Mark Goldblatt
“ When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as the Punisher. ” - stuart-613
 
39.
Blade (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. (120 mins.)
“ A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. ” - stuart-613
 
40.
Kick-Ass (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. (117 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. ” - stuart-613
 
41.
The Avengers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ Nick Fury and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. bring together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki & his various membered army. ” - stuart-613
 
42.
Howard the Duck (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invader. (110 mins.)
Director: Willard Huyck
“ A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invader. ” - stuart-613
 
43.
The Mask (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask. (101 mins.)
Director: Charles Russell
“ Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic super-hero when he wears a mysterious mask. ” - stuart-613