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Best Comic book Movies

  • Watchmen

    Watchmen (R, 2009)

    Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley
    300's Zack Snyder brings Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' critically acclaimed comic book Watchmen to th... read moree big screen, courtesy of DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures. Set in an alternate universe circa 1985, the film's world is a highly unstable one where a nuclear war is imminent between America and Russia. Superheroes have long been made to hang up their tights thanks to the government-sponsored Keene Act, but that all changes with the death of The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), a robust ex-hero commando whose mysterious free fall out a window perks the interest of one of the country's last remaining vigilantes, Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley). His investigation leads him to caution many of his other former costumed colleagues, including Dr. Manhattan, Night Owl (Patrick Wilson), Ozymandias (Matthew Goode), Sally Jupiter (Carla Gugino), and her daughter, The Silk Spectre (Malin Akerman). Heralded for bringing the world of superheroes into the literary world, Watchmen gave the super-powered mythos a real-life grounding that had been missing in mainstream comics to that point. The film adaptation had languished in one form of development hell or another for years after the book's release, with various directors on and off the project, including Terry Gilliam, David Hayter, and Darren Aronofsky, as well as Paul Greengrass, whose eventual dismissal stemmed from budget conflicts with the studio. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
    • lozardavid
      lozardavid: . I'll look down and whisper (No)."

      Definitely a comic book movie all comic book fans must see. The diverse world along with the intricacy of the cha
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • fb244148315784310
      fb244148315784310: . The movie is very faithful to the comic book except for the ending which I believe the ending in the movie is better than the comic bo
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • fb1684749430
      fb1684749430: As a comic reader this is one of the best comic book movies ever made.
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man (PG-13, 2002)

    Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson
    After incorporating elements of comic book style and design into many of his films, director Sam Rai... read moremi helms this straight-ahead, big-budget comic book adaptation, which also marks acclaimed young actor Tobey Maguire's first dip into live-action blockbuster filmmaking. Spider-Man follows the template of the original Stan Lee/Steve Ditko source material, with hero Peter Parker an orphaned, intellectual teen loner living in Queens with his aunt (Rosemary Harris) and uncle (Cliff Robertson), and dreaming of the girl next door, Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst). On a field trip to a Columbia University lab, Peter is bitten by a genetically altered spider and overnight he gains superhuman strength, agility, and perception. At first, Peter uses his powers for material gain, winning a wrestling match with a purportedly lucrative prize. But when Peter apathetically fails to stop a burglar from robbing the wrestling arena, a tragedy follows that compels him to devote his powers to fighting crime -- as the superhero Spider-Man. When he's not busy fighting crime in a spider suit, Peter moves into an apartment with his best friend, Harry (James Franco), and begins work as a photographer at the Daily Bugle. Meanwhile, his do-gooder alter ego finds a nemesis in the form of the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), a super-powered, megalomaniacal villain who happens to be the alter ego of Harry's father, weapons-manufacturing mogul Norman Osborn. Spider-Man was written by the prolific blockbuster scribe David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Panic Room). ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi
    • bengreenly
      bengreenly: . It's a good comic book film, it's nothing when compared to The Dark Knight, or Sin City or the Avengers, but on
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • fb100002877961547
      fb100002877961547: . Overall a goofy, fun comic book film that truly started the genre into a enduring phase.
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • fb100000592764041
      fb100000592764041: . One of the best comic book movies that also ranks in the top spider man movies as well. Definitely one of the great
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
  • Sin City

    Sin City (R, 2005)

    Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel, Powers Boothe, Rosario Dawson
    The Eisner Award-winning comic series Sin City comes to life in this live-action feature adaptation ... read morefrom director Robert Rodriguez and creator Frank Miller. Interweaving multiple storylines from the series' history, this violent crime noir paints the picture of the ultimate town without pity through the eyes of its roughest characters. There's the street thug Marv (Mickey Rourke), whose desperate quest to find the killer of a prostitute named Goldie (Jaime King) will lead him to the foulest edges of town. Inhabiting many of those areas is Dwight (Clive Owen), a photographer in league with the sordid ladies of Sin City, headed by Gail (Rosario Dawson), who opens up a mess of trouble after tangling with a corrupt cop by the name of Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro). Finally, there's Hartigan (Bruce Willis), an ex-cop with a heart problem who's hell-bent on protecting a stripper named Nancy (Jessica Alba). Featuring a who's who supporting cast that includes Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Devon Aoki, and Nick Stahl, Sin City promises to be one of the most direct translations from page to screen of a comic series, with shots and dialogue adapted straight from the original comic's panels. Rodriguez quit the Director's Guild when they refused to let Frank Miller co-direct the film, a deal hashed out after the two collaborators developed and shot the opening scene utilizing a green-screen process to harness the stark, black-and-white look of the books as a litmus test for the rest of the production. Quentin Tarantino was brought in and reportedly paid one dollar to direct an extended scene between Del Toro and Owen that amounts to one issue of The Big Fat Kill miniseries. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
    • bengreenly
      bengreenly: . Overall Sin City is a fantastic comic book movie and is up there with the dark knight as far as best comic book movies go. I loved t
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
    • fb100000570202513
      fb100000570202513: A great comic book adaptation that captures the look and feel of the graphic novel series perfectly. Based
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
    • uprockingdudejp
      uprockingdudejp: A very good noir style film with a comic book edge. Sin city is based on the graphic novel
      of the same name. A telling of multiple stor
      Reviewed 13 days days ago
  • Ghost Rider

    Ghost Rider (PG-13, 2007)

    Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Wes Bentley, Sam Elliott, Donal Logue
    When a motorcycle-riding stuntman offers his soul to Mephistopheles in order to save the life of the... read more one he loves most, he is forced to play host to a powerful supernatural entity whose flaming skull visage strikes fear into the heart of his enemies in this feature-film version of the long-running comic series. By day, Johnny Blaze (actor and comic-book devotee Nicolas Cage) is one of the world's best-known stuntmen, but when the sun goes down and he is in the presence of evil, the death-defying daredevil bursts into flames to become the indestructible, motorcycle-riding antihero known to the world as the Ghost Rider. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb100001276915292
      fb100001276915292: A real eye-sore to comic book fans. Cage gets the crazy transformation right, but is completely blank throughout. Bad d
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • fb100004134512845
      fb100004134512845: Rider in a good light with a good balance of action and a hint of creepiness shown in that classics comic book hero movie way. It's highly underrated I just love it.
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • fb100000912132164
      fb100000912132164: Not the worst comic book movie but it's not the best.
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (PG, 2007)

    Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon
    The enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction... read more. As the Silver Surfer races around the globe wreaking havoc, Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben must unravel the mystery of the Silver Surfer and confront the surprising return of their mortal enemy, Dr. Doom, before all hope is lost.
    • liamf1986
      liamf1986: If you like Comic book films! there are plenty others to watch, this is enjoyable but there are muc
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
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      fb697306156: ... Bad comic book form...
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb51300304
      fb51300304: . Doctor Doom is always badass and my favorite comic book villain.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3 (PG-13, 2007)

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace
    Your friendly neighborhood web-slinger is back, only this time his sunny outlook has become partiall... read morey overcast in the third chapter of director Sam Raimi's Spider-Man saga. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco return to reprise their roles from the previous two installments, with Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, and Bryce Dallas Howard making their first appearances in the series as Flint Marko (aka Sandman), Eddie Brock (aka Venom), and Gwen Stacy, respectively. Peter Parker (Maguire) has finally leaned to walk the middle ground between being the superhero that his city needs and the man that Mary Jane (Dunst) loves. All is well in New York City until one night, as Peter and M.J. sit gazing at the stars, a falling comet streams across the sky and crashes into the ground close by. But this isn't any ordinary shooting star, and upon impact the mysterious space rock is split open to reveal a shape-shifting symbiote with the power to overtake anything that it comes into contact with. Later, as Harry Osborn (James Franco) acquires his late father's flying board, engineers a powerful new Goblin outfit, and takes to the sky to avenge dad's death, the mysterious space sludge infects both Peter's Spider-Man suit and ambitious street photographer Eddie Brock (Grace). Peter's strange new suit gives him a newfound sense of power as it gradually overpowers his personality, and he discovers that escaped convict Flint Marko was in fact the man responsible for the death of Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson). Unfortunately for Peter, Marko has recently acquired the power to morph at will and quickly completes his transformation into the dreaded Sandman. As the Sandman gives in to his darkest criminal instincts and the slithering space symbiote transforms Eddie Brock into the nightmarish fanged villain known as Venom, the citizens of New York City must once again call on Spider-Man to fend off destructive forces that are far too powerful for the likes of mortal man. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb849296241765557: ...

      Acting 5/10
      Action 2/10
      Story 1/10

      This is the worst comic book movie I have ever seen. Sam Did one awful job on this.
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • jhawkted
      jhawkted: . I love the tv show in the 90s and love the comic book. Best spider man movie of all time. Trader, Osborn on his best friend.
      Reviewed 54 days days ago
    • fb100002262389149
      fb100002262389149: Once again, Spider-Man shows how amazing he really is. Spider-Man 3 has both the right moves, and
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
  • Hellboy

    Hellboy (PG-13, 2004)

    Ron Perlman, John Hurt, Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, Karel Roden
    Mike Mignola's acclaimed comic book series about a creature from Hades who joins the battle against ... read moreevil arrives on the screen in vivid form in this adaptation directed by distinctive horror filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. During World War II, the Third Reich has joined forces with the evil Grigori Rasputin (Karel Roden), who has used his occult powers to summon up a young demon from the depth of Hell to be used as the ultimate Axis weapon. However, the demonic creature is captured by American forces, and put in the care of Professor Broom (John Hurt), the founder of a top-secret organization called the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Under Broom's tutelage, the creature develops empathy and a desire to do good while his physical powers and paranormal talents are honed to a fine point. Sixty years later, the demon, now known as Hellboy (Ron Perlman), is part of an elite secret defense team alongside Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), a beautiful young woman who can create fire with her mind, and Abe Sapian (Doug Jones), an aquatic humanoid with the power of telepathy. Despite his many years of fighting for right, Hellboy finds himself facing his greatest challenge when the powerful Rasputin returns, determined to bring the demon back to the forces of darkness so that evil may finally rule the world. Hellboy's supporting cast also includes Jeffrey Tambor, Rupert Evans, and Brian Steele. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • bengreenly
      bengreenly: Hellboy is a great and very entertaining comic book movie with some brilliant direction. The performances in Hellboy are fantastic especially
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
    • fb1008742212
      fb1008742212: . Considering that it is a colourful and action themed supernatural comic book adaptation, it needs to be a little faster and take itself a bit less seriously than it d
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb100003346408003
      fb100003346408003: . Along with Ron Pearlman they have created something comic book fans would be proud of.
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
  • Iron Man

    Iron Man (PG-13, 2008)

    Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leslie Bibb
    Billionaire industrialist and genius inventor Tony Stark is kidnapped and forced to build a devastat... read moreing weapon. Instead, using his intelligence and ingenuity, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man.
    • fb100001276915292
      fb100001276915292: A very entertaining super-charged comic book film. Robert Downey steals the whole movie and the visuals wowed. Great job on Favreau's
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • grantk1004
      grantk1004: This movie is what I would call one of the greatest comic book movies ever. It represented tony stark / iron man perfectly. When I first saw it people w
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb16410621
      fb16410621: . The best comic book movie since Batman Begins. One of the top 5 best comic book based movies and by far the b
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight (PG-13, 2008)

    Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal
    Christopher Nolan steps back into the director's chair for this sequel to Batman Begins, which finds... read more the titular superhero coming face to face with his greatest nemesis -- the dreaded Joker. Christian Bale returns to the role of Batman, Maggie Gyllenhaal takes over the role of Rachel Dawes (played by Katie Holmes in Batman Begins), and Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger dons the ghoulishly gleeful Joker makeup previously worn by Jack Nicholson and Cesar Romero. Just as it begins to appear as if Batman, Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman), and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) are making headway in their tireless battle against the criminal element, a maniacal, wisecracking fiend plunges the streets of Gotham City into complete chaos. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb755078042
      fb755078042: . This film introduced me to the world of comic books and became very interested with the stories that surrounded this character. This film di
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • gothamisthetown
      gothamisthetown: The crown jewel of comic book films.
      This is the crown jewel of comic book films, a brilliant plot, great acting on all
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
    • fb100000568330954
      fb100000568330954: One of the best comic book movies of all time. "The Dark Knight'' not only surpasses every comic book film ever made
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
  • X-Men: First Class

    X-Men: First Class (PG-13, 2011)

    James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence
    X-Men: First Class unveils the epic beginning of the X-Men saga - and a secret history of the Cold W... read morear and our world at the brink of nuclear Armageddon. As the first class discovers, harnesses, and comes to terms with their formidable powers, alliances are formed that will shape the eternal war between the heroes and villains of the X-Men universe. -- (C) Fox