In the past decade, we have seen a flood of franchise-centric movies produced by Marvel Entertainment based around the characters and story-lines from their all-time famous Marvel comics. Lately, Marvel Entertainment has been successful in recognizing the trend and the fandom around the superhero characters all over the globe.
While, Hollywood movies based around romantic or drama genre are only enjoyed by the North American audiences, the superhero-themed movies are loved all around the world because of the cult developed around these comic book characters over many decades.
Over the years, Marvel has been successful in bringing the comic book superheroes into the real world through dedicated live-action franchise movies based on popular characters such as Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, Captain America and many others. However, not every attempt is great and not every movie is loved or appreciated by the fans.
Yet, there is some good list of movies as below that are not only blockbusters at the Box Office, but also successfully revamped the whole Marvel Universe in the real world.
Best Live Action Marvel Movies of All Time
Well, most of us are enchanted by the superhero comics and often wish to have them in real life. However, the most enticing thing around superhero would be to see them all under one roof (i.e. film) and that’s what the 2012 superhero film The Avengers gifted us. With Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, all teamed up as The Avengers by Nick Fury against the evil force led by Loki, the film is surely something you can’t miss, if you are a comic book fan.
While the comic book cult is highly dominated by DC superheroes such as Batman and Superman, as well as Marvel’s own Spider-Man, the 2008 superhero film Iron Man changed it all. Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man was both appreciated and enjoyed by the audience to place Iron Man among these top 3 superhero characters of all time. The whole credit of the reboot and success of the Iron Man franchise must go to this first installment of the series.
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Captain America: The First Avenger
Same as Iron Man, Captain America also had a very limited following and the character was hardly known to the world outside the US. However, the 2011 superhero film Captain America: The First Avenger earned this superhero character fame and accolades from all over the world. The film is set in the 1940s and focuses on the life of Chris Rogers, who eventually would become Captain America, the super soldier for American allies to fight against the evil Nazi army.
Captain America: Civil War
2016 was a year that will be written in golden letters in the lives of every superhero fan. Well, we have already read and watched the clash between two superhero characters before in comic books or animated series; however, this was the first time to see two iconic superheroes from each Comic Book universe to fight against each other. Earlier this year, it was Batman v Superman, and now Captain America: Civil War that features the rivalry between Captain America and Iron Man. No matter, how much we like these superheroes and they’re teaming up together to fight against the evil; it is also a fact that the clash between two major superheroes is always fascinating. No doubt, Civil War is one of the best Movies based on Marvel Comics.
Well, it has been a lot of talk around superheroes. Hence, the next film on our list is about an anti-superhero Deadpool, a trash talking mercenary who later becomes a superhero with an anti-heroic persona. Marvel Entertainment decided to feature an independent film around their favorite anti-superhero character and released Deadpool in 2016. The film features the development and transformation of Wade Wilson as Deadpool after going through an experiment that gifts his superhuman strength and accelerated healing factor at the cost of disfigured face and body. The highlight of the movie is the humor quotient and the trash talking that is brilliantly portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, who plays Deadpool in the film, helping the film gain popularity and a cult following.
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Spider-Man 2 is the second installment of the Spider-Man franchise featuring Tobey Maguire in the title character. Undoubtedly, based on one of the most popular superhero characters, the film focuses on the struggles faced by Peter Parker a.k.a Spider-Man to balance his normal life with vigilante duties. The main reason to include only this film from the trilogy is because the film features one of the greatest archrivals of Spider-Man in the film Doctor Octopus. The film is also featured on the list because of the different elements such as relationships, struggles, ambitions, responsibilities etc. displayed in a balanced way that actually helps the audience relate to the film.
The first installment of the X-Men film series, X-Men is a 2000 superhero film based on the superhero team of the same name from the Marvel Universe. This film also introduced its X-Men superheroes first time in the live-action mode featuring Hugh Jackman as The Wolverine, Halle Berry as The Storm, Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier a.k.a Professor X, and many other superhero characters from the X-Men franchise. The film can be marked as an introductory one for the many X-Men sequels to follow including the most awaited X-Men Apocalypse all set for a release in May 2016.