Best Superhero Movies Based on Marvel Comics You Should Catch Up On

No one ever knew the superhero movie industry would blow up this much. It never was heard of until 1997, and not until Blade in 1998 did it get widely accepted. This was the beginning of a series of superhero movies flooding the theaters, and people getting more and more receptive.

One of the biggest superhero movie producing companies of all time, Marvel Cinematic Universe, has effectively raked in billions of dollars from the industry. They’ve produced many of these movies based on comics from Marvel comics. Hence, we discuss the best superhero movies based on Marvel comics you should catch up on.

X-Men (2000)

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In the year 2000, not everyone warmed to the idea of superhero movies. Even though Blade had been released, there still was the need for another superhero movie to come through the ranks, and this is exactly what X-Men did. It paved the way for other superhero movies to date. It literally brought the superhero genre to the limelight.

A problem faced then was popular actors staying away from being cast in a superhero movie. This however didn’t deter Bryan Singer, who took a different approach. Bryan featured actors that were not valued as much (like Patrick Stewart), pretty faces not rated that much (like Rebecca Romijin), and even some unknown actors in the acting industry. This cast worked out well, and the movie turned out great. 

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

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The first Captain America movie was released in 1944, before the superhero genre became fully known and generally accepted. Hence, watching any Captain America sequel is like watching a continuation of a movie you’ve known forever, and this is the charm.

What’s worthy of mention is the amount of craft featured in this movie. You get to experience action sequences that put you in awe, perfectly funny dialogues, a perfect balance of attention between the numerous cast. 

Other Superhero Movies Based On Marvel Comics

  • Spider-Man (2002): The decision to choose Tobey Maguire as main act was odd. However, the odd choice of characters contribute to the uniqueness of the movie.
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017): The press tours this movie got was much, and rightly so. It probably is the most funny of Marvel Studios work, and featured breakout performances.
  • Daredevil (2002)
  • Hulk (2003)
  • Fantastic Four (2005)


Even though superhero movies are widely known now, there was a time when people didn’t give the industry much attention. Marvel Studios have contributed to the industry being widely known, and have produced numerous movies. We discuss some of the best superhero movies based on Marvel comics you should catch up on.

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