10 Awesome Movies Based On Comic Books

10 Awesome Movies Based On Comic Books

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.

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Batman (1989): It’s difficult to think of a comic book character more iconic than Batman. This movie spawned an entire series of films.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

 10 Awesome Movies Based On Comic Books

Honorable mentions:

Hellboy (2004)

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Constantine (2005)

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About the Author

avatar KALE: A geek who works in the IT Security field and lives in Omaha, NE. He is also a local musician and has played in several bands in the area. Previous to his IT career, Kale worked as a photojournalist. He brings technical advice and artistic counterpoint to the podcast.