Greatest comic book movies of all time

We all love them and they make us feel good. There have been some awesome ones in the past, but there has also been some duds. It is my personal favorite movie genre and they will never grow old. Here is my list of the greatest comic book movies of all time
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1.
The Dark Knight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
“ This movie is AMAZING. It is the Batman movie we all wanted. The key moments were the opening bank robbing scene and Heath Ledgers performance as The Joker. He will go down as the most chilling and memorable comic book character of all time! It's not only the best comic book movie of all time, it's one of the best movies of all time period! ” - jackmzell
 
2.
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius. (127 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Who doesn't love Spider-man, he is the superhero we can relate to the most and this movie perfectly explains to us that it's not easy to be a superhero. The train sequence is excellent and touching and definitely the best part of the movie! ” - jackmzell
 
3.
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
“ The most comical and entertaining comic book movie of them all. Robert Downey JR's brilliant performance and Jon Favreau's great directing shine and prove the point that Iron man is badass! I can watch this movie over and over again and it never gets old. ” - jackmzell
 
4.
American Splendor (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar. (101 mins.)
“ American Splendor is not your typical comic book movie. It's actually about the life of a Comic book writer. The story is told wonderfully told and holds your interest even know it is not a big budget blockbuster! ” - jackmzell
 
5.
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
“ This is every Marvel fans dream. All your favorite Marvel superheros with their own respected movies all together fighting a master villain. The movie had very high hopes and exceeded all of them. Hats of to the cast and crew! Great performances as well. ” - jackmzell
 
6.
Batman Begins (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it. (140 mins.)
“ This movie changed comic book movies forever! A bold choice by director Christopher Nolan by completely changing the formula of the Batman films and superhero films in general! A great accomplishment and there would be no The Dark Knight without Batman Begins. ” - jackmzell
 
7.
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
“ A satisfying movie that is very faithful to the comics! The first X-Men in my opinion is the best of the bunch! ” - jackmzell
 
8.
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.)
“ Frank Miller's groundbreaking comic comes to life in this very stylized, violent and rewarding film for all the hardcore fans. Definitely one of the best looking movies ever made! ” - jackmzell
 
9.
X-Men 2 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces. (134 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ With a great script, awesome action scenes and all the characters you love from the first one what could go wrong with this ambitious sequel. The answer is nothing. Great movie all around. ” - jackmzell
 
10.
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
“ Who would have ever thought that Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire could team up to make a fun and action pack Spider-Man movie. The best part in my opinion is the final fight between The Green Goblin and Spider-Man! ” - jackmzell
 
11.
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge. (139 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Spidey is back and battles his dark side. Venom and Sandman are very cool villains and a good way to end the the Spider-Man trilogy. Lets hope the reboot delivers! ” - jackmzell
 
12.
Iron Man 2 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark must contend with both his declining health and a vengeful mad man with ties to his father's legacy. (124 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
“ Jon Favreau took what we love about the first Iron man and up the intensity and action. A fun ride just like the original. ” - jackmzell
 
13.
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
“ Tim Burton made Batman cool! Not a very hard task but he did i nonetheless! The best of the first four Batman's by far! ” - jackmzell
 
14.
Men in Black (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. (98 mins.)
“ When you've got Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and alot of aliens... what could go wrong! well-made, fun experience! ” - jackmzell
 
15.
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto. (104 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ Now a lot of people didn't like this movie but it's my list and i dont give a damn what anyone thinks! It's not the best of the series but its still a kick ass action movie! ” - jackmzell
 
16.
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
“ This movie is very lukewarm to some people but I love it! It retells the graphic novel so well and gives us a very rich experience. Alot of quotable lines as well! ” - jackmzell
 
17.
Superman Returns (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Superman reappears after a long absence, but is challenged by an old foe who uses Kryptonian technology for world domination. (154 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ We all love the original Superman and with all the technological advantages we have had in the recent years, it's awesome to see Superman in the way we have always imagined him. Stunning visuals as well! ” - jackmzell
 
18.
Men in Black II (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Agent J needs help so he is sent to find Agent K and restore his memory. (88 mins.)
“ I'm a sucker for the Men in Black series and this is a very charming sequel to the beloved first film! ” - jackmzell
 
19.
Batman Forever (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Batman must battle Two-Face and The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin. (121 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Joel Schumacher's first try at the Batman series is a fun adventure with a great performance by Jim Carrey as The Riddler! The only flaw in this movie is Val Kilmer as Batman. ” - jackmzell
 
20.
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
“ I was always a big Thor fan growing up and I thought it was cool that he was a God! Thor has a very special place in my heart and it was a memorable movie! ” - jackmzell
 
21.
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
“ This is the one that started them all! You gotta love the Man of Steel! Every comic book movie after this has a special thanks that they owe to Superman! ” - jackmzell
 
22.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III. (132 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ I didn't have very high hopes coming into this movie because most of my favorite characters were gone! Boy was I pleasantly surprised! ” - jackmzell
 
23.
Ghost World (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives. (111 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
“ A witty adventure into the lives of two girls really caught my attention and won me over from beginning to end! ” - jackmzell
 
24.
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
“ The most patriotic superhero comes to life in this fun flick! The ending will leave you absolutely breathless! ” - jackmzell
 
25.
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
“ A kid wonders why no one has ever tried to be a superhero and acts upon himself to conquer his dream! exciting story of what we all wish we could do! ” - jackmzell
 
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.)
“ Who ever thought that violence could be an interesting topic! Crime like you've never seen before! ” - jackmzell
 
27.
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
“ I love a good Hulk story! This movie tells a good story of the green monster just trying to get by! ” - jackmzell
 
28.
Superman II (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth. (127 mins.)
Director: Richard Lester
“ The second Superman has a top notch performance by Terrence Stamp as General Zod and is a nice sequel the the first! ” - jackmzell
 
29.
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.)
“ Fun, very violent and an appealing comic book adaption! ” - jackmzell
 
30.
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.)
“ Who doesn't like to see a demon kicking ass! ” - jackmzell