Movies based on comic books are not a new idea, but there has certainly been a lot of comic book inspired films released in the past few years. I have complied a list of ten you should definitely see… if you haven’t already.
Here they are in chronological order. Enjoy.
Superman (1978): Though it was not the first movie based on a comic book, Superman is one of the most memorable.
Batman (1989): It’s difficult to think of a comic book character more iconic than Batman. This movie spawned an entire series of films.
The Crow (1994): Brandon Lee’s untimely death during filming didn’t stop the film from being released, nor did it stop The Crow from becoming a neo cult classic.
Blade (1998): Wesley Snipes brought the day-walking vampire to the silver screen in this late 90’s comic book adaptation. Two more movies (Blade II and Blade Trinity) followed.
X-men (2000): Shortly after the turn of the (21st) century, the entertainment world was introduced to mutants. This is the first in a series of fantastic X-men films.
Spiderman (2002): This is another comic book adaptation that has multiple chapters. Tobey Maguire introduced a new generation of geeks to the dorky Peter Parker.
Sin City (2005): Based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel of same name, this engrossing film makes you ask, “was that real?” It is awesome! Enough said.
V For Vendetta (2006): This enthralling production is based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel. Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving star in this twisted vigilante story.
300 (2007): This film is based on another one of Frank Miller’s graphic novels. It is a fictional retelling of a historical event, the Battle of Thermopylae.
Iron Man (2008): Robert Downey Jr. donned the metal exoskeleton and became Tony Stark, founder of Stark Industries by day… superhero by night. This is a must see!