Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Best Comic Book Superhero Movies (revised Aug. 10)

I just saw X-Men: First Class and it’s awesome.

Why do the X-Men movies have the worse posters? 
This international poster for First Class is the best of the bad bunch.

Top Ten Superhero Comic Book Movies (*)
  1. The Dark Knight (2008)
  2. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  3. Iron Man (2008)
  4. Watchmen (2009) **
  5. Spider-Man (2002)
  6. X2: X-Men United (2003)
  7. X-Men (2000)
  8. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  9. X-Men: First Class (2011)
  10. Hellboy (2004) 
Honorable Mentions
Batman Begins (2005), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), and Fantastic Four (2005)
    Let me know of your top ten or top five in the comments section.

    * I tried to keep the list to contemporary/modern era films. I’m not counting Superman (Christopher Reeve, both one and two would be on this list).   Superman Returns should probably be an honorable mention too.  Christopher Nolan's Batmans are so real that they don't feel like superhero movies (i almost don't want to put them on the list--almost).

    ** I know Watchmen is an anti-superhero movie but it has superheroes nevertheless. I dis-included action movies based on comic books such as The Losers, Red, 300, Sin City, etc. (perhaps Kick-Ass? and Scott Pilgrim is not a superhero). 

    Revision (6-25-11): moved X-Men First Class from 7 to 6, X2 from 9 to 7, and Batman Begins from 6 to 8. 
    Revision (6-29-11): added X-Men at 8, bumped everything down, and moved Thor to honorable mention.  
    The X-Men movies hold up a lot better than I had previously thought (re-watched them all on bluray).
    Revision (8-10-11): revised the list to include Captain America and Hellboy; repositioned X-Men: First Class.

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