Comic Book Films & TV Shows:by LegendOfJustin | created - 06 Jul 2014 | updated - 21 Oct 2018 | Public
A list of live action and theatrical animation films & shows that are based on comic books, graphic novels and manga. Please add suggestions if I missed any...
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2. Batman Returns (1992)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
Batman returns to the big screen when a deformed man calling himself the Penguin wreaks havoc across Gotham with the help of a cruel businessman.
Votes: 257,791 | Gross: $162.83M
3. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
PG | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Batman is wrongly implicated in a series of murders of mob bosses actually done by a new vigilante assassin.
Votes: 39,412 | Gross: $5.62M
4. Batman Forever (1995)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.
Votes: 223,925 | Gross: $184.03M
5. Batman & Robin (1997)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.
Votes: 221,939 | Gross: $107.33M
7. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 2,120,094 | Gross: $534.86M
8. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
Votes: 1,415,584 | Gross: $448.14M
9. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.
Votes: 587,865 | Gross: $330.36M
10. Catwoman (2004)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.
Votes: 104,313 | Gross: $40.20M
11. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.
Votes: 150,269 | Gross: $134.22M
12. Superman II (1980)
PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.
Votes: 92,418 | Gross: $108.19M
14. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.
Votes: 40,220 | Gross: $15.68M
15. Supergirl (1984)
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
After losing a powerful orb, Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.
Votes: 17,270 | Gross: $13.60M
16. Superman Returns (2006)
PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Superman returns to Earth after spending five years in space examining his homeworld Krypton. But he finds things have changed while he was gone, and he must once again prove himself important to the world.
Votes: 262,707 | Gross: $200.08M
17. Man of Steel (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Clark Kent is an alien who as a child was evacuated from his dying world and came to Earth, living as a normal human. But when survivors of his alien home invade Earth, he must reveal himself to the world.
Votes: 657,199 | Gross: $291.05M
18. Green Lantern (2011)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.
Votes: 255,766 | Gross: $116.60M
19. Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
Passed | 216 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
To protect a magic talisman from being used for evil, a teenage boy named Billy Batson is given the power to become an adult superhero, Captain Marvel, with a single magic word: "Shazam!"
21. The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,804 | Gross: $0.19M
22. Steel (1997)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
John Henry Irons designs weapons for the military. When his project to create weapons that harmlessly neutralize soldiers is sabotaged, he leaves in disgust. When he sees gangs are using ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,363 | Gross: $1.71M
23. Jonah Hex (2010)
PG-13 | 81 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
The U.S. military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth.
Votes: 52,677 | Gross: $10.54M
24. Constantine (2005)
R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
Supernatural exorcist and demonologist John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.
Votes: 284,760 | Gross: $75.98M
25. The Losers (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A CIA special forces team are betrayed and left for dead by their superiors, galvanizing them to mount an offensive on the CIA.
Votes: 86,052 | Gross: $23.58M
26. RED (2010)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops Agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.
Votes: 274,912 | Gross: $90.38M
27. RED 2 (2013)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Retired C.I.A. Agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
Votes: 151,125 | Gross: $53.26M
28. V for Vendetta (2005)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
Votes: 967,482 | Gross: $70.51M
29. Watchmen (2009)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Votes: 462,250 | Gross: $107.51M
30. A History of Violence (2005)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core in this action thriller.
Votes: 213,417 | Gross: $31.49M
31. Road to Perdition (2002)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mob enforcer's son witnesses a murder, forcing him and his father to take to the road, and his father down a path of redemption and revenge.
Votes: 231,223 | Gross: $104.45M
32. Wanted (2008)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.
Votes: 345,033 | Gross: $134.51M
33. Spider-Man (2002)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
Votes: 651,482 | Gross: $403.71M
34. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.
Votes: 510,723 | Gross: $373.59M
35. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.
Votes: 470,282 | Gross: $336.53M
36. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Sci-Fi
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to save the city from the machinations of a mysterious reptilian foe.
Votes: 534,044 | Gross: $262.03M
37. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones.
Votes: 395,623 | Gross: $202.85M
38. X-Men (2000)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a world where mutants (evolved super-powered humans) exist and are discriminated against, two groups form for an inevitable clash: the supremacist Brotherhood, and the pacifist X-Men.
Votes: 544,926 | Gross: $157.30M
39. X2: X-Men United (2003)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When anti-mutant Colonel William Stryker kidnaps Professor X and attacks his school, the X-Men must ally with their archenemy Magneto to stop him.
Votes: 488,894 | Gross: $214.95M
40. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Sci-Fi
The human government develops a cure for mutations, and Jean Gray becomes a darker uncontrollable persona called the Phoenix who allies with Magneto, causing escalation into an all-out battle for the X-Men.
Votes: 460,859 | Gross: $234.36M
41. X-Men: First Class (2011)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the 1960s, superpowered humans Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr work together to find others like them, but Erik's vengeful pursuit of an ambitious mutant who ruined his life causes a schism to divide them.
Votes: 619,061 | Gross: $146.41M
42. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
Votes: 631,159 | Gross: $233.92M
43. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The early years of James Logan, featuring his rivalry with his brother Victor Creed, his service in the special forces team Weapon X, and his experimentation into the metal-lined mutant Wolverine.
Votes: 444,899 | Gross: $179.88M
44. The Wolverine (2013)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Wolverine comes to Japan to meet an old friend whose life he saved years ago, and gets embroiled in a conspiracy involving yakuza and mutants.
Votes: 408,493 | Gross: $132.56M
45. The Fantastic Four (1994)
PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family
In this Marvel Comic adaption, four astronauts get bombarded with cosmic rays when an accident occurs. The four of them acquire special powers, and decide to form a superhero group called ... See full summary »
46. Fantastic Four (I) (2005)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the plans of their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom.
Votes: 300,485 | Gross: $154.70M
47. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.
Votes: 241,788 | Gross: $131.92M
48. The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama