What are the best comic-based films? – Comics and graphic novels are not a fad. Many believe that the popularity of these stories began in the late 1990s with the first leaps of some superheroes into the cinema when the truth is that some of these characters accumulate almost a century of existence that has consolidated them as authentic emblems of popular culture.
However, no one can deny that its popularity has increased in recent years. After all, the industry has increasingly resorted to such stories as a source of inspiration for the public’s good response.
- Iron Man (2008)
Do you realize how Tony Stark will always be connected to Robert Downey Jr.? The generations to come will see new actors interpreting these roles, and we only bother because of no two Starks, only Downey. This, without hesitation, has been Marvel’s most successful film, raising billions of dollars in the past decade. Few films have changed the course of cinema like Iron Man, and that’s why he’s number one on this list.
- The Dark Knight (2008)
We didn’t know if it should be number one or two, but here it is, the second in Nolan’s trilogy, full of action and excitement. The film, by far, was taken by the performance of Heath Ledger as The Joker, and for it won an Oscar and turned this film into something extraordinary.
- Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Yes, the two of us, because nobody wants to remember the death of uncle Ben or the pathetic dance of the three, that’s why the number two is the best. Besides, we all loved the role of Alfred Molina as Dr. Octopus, a formidable villain; Tobey Maguire represented a real Peter Parker and Kirsten Dunst… well, let’s just say that many of us would have wanted to stop Spidey from saving her… again.
- Superman (1978)
Decades ago, Christopher Reeve proudly carried the ‘S’ on his chest. Superman was a freak, just like the comic book, and he was a precursor to the love of comics. He may not have the best special effects, considering it was the ‘ 70s, but Reeves perfectly represented the Man Of Steel, Marlon Brando does an iconic performance as his father and Gene Hackman is a wonderful Lex Luthor.
- Logan (2017)
The final part of Wolverine as a solitary entity culminates in this grim story that has become a masterpiece. The story of this mutant is one of the most complete within the Marvel Universe, but this last delivery is something different and unique.
- Men in Black (1997)
It’s not easy to remember that they were a comic before they were a box office hit. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones give life to Agents J and K, resulting in a fun and admired dynamic duo. The film captivated us with its effects, makeup, and history, and that’s why it’s on this list.
- The Avengers (2012)
When Marvel decided to join her stars, The Avengers summed up the intentions and was worth it. To this day, we look forward to the development of this story, no doubt a very wise adaptation.
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Like The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy has the best team dynamics. Pratt, Saldana, Cooper, and Diesel created strange chemistry and the inclusion of a raccoon and tree contributed to the success. With mysterious origins, fantastic space adventures and a villain bent on destroying the universe, there’s no doubt why the Guardians are on this list.
- X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
The X-Men are an essential group in Marvel’s universe, as it has contributed more iconic characters than any other series. Of all the films focused on the mutants, Days of Future Past brings together the time-line parallel to through a time paradox, and this helps to give the body to the fabric complex.
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Yeah, we all liked it because his cast is bigger than the Avengers, plus he introduced us to several characters who will soon have his movie. The third installment is a key piece of Marvel’s overall plan and featured unprecedented moments such as the Spider-Man crossing and an epic battle with Iron Man.