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List of Marvel movies

List started by: cine0
List contributors: cine0
Date started: 05 May 2016
Last updated: 11 Nov 2019
Keywords: movies, film, Marvel, comic books


A list of live-action feature length films based on Marvel comic books.

Row # Title Image Description
1 Howard the Duck (1986) Howard the Duck (1986) Howard the Duck lives on Duckworld, a planet similar to Earth but inhabited by anthropomorphic ducks. As he is reading the latest issue of Playduck magazine, his armchair shakes and he is propelled out of his apartment building and into space. Howard ends up on Earth; in Cleveland, Ohio.
2 The Punisher (1989) The Punisher (1989)
Frank Castle (played by Dolph Lundgren) is a wanted vigilante known as The Punisher. He is an ex-cop, presumed dead, who lives in the sewers and acts as judge, jury, and executioner to the city's criminals, in retaliation for the unpunished murders of his wife and kids. The story involves a three-way conflict between Castle, the Mafia, and the Yakuza.
3 Captain America (1990) Captain America (1990)
During World War II, an American soldier undergoes experiments to become a new super-soldier. While on a mission to Germany to sabotage the rockets of Nazi super-soldier Red Skull, Captain America ends up frozen until the 1990s. He awakens to find that the Red Skull has changed identities and is now planning to kidnap the President of the United States.
4 The Fantastic Four (1994) The Fantastic Four (1994)
Four astronauts get bombarded with cosmic rays when an accident occurs, and as a result acquire super powers. They decide to form a superhero group called the Fantastic Four, and come up against the villain, Dr. Doom.
5 Blade (1998) Blade (1998)
Blade is a 'daywalker' (a part vampire who can survive sunlight) who dedicates his life to killing vampires. In the first blade movie, he comes up against the vampire Deacon Frost, who is in a conflict with the pure blood authorities (elder vampires who were born vampires) over the current policy regarding humans.
6 X-Men (2000) X-Men (2000)
On the run after having accidentally put her boyfriend in a coma, the mutant Rogue runs away form home and hitches a ride with Wolverine. The two mutants are eventually drawn into a conflict between the X-Men (lead by Professor Charles Xavier) who want to live in harmony with non-mutants, and the Brotherhood of Mutants (lead by Magneto) who want mutant supremacy (largely in response to government persecution of mutants).
7 Blade II (2002) Blade II (2002)
Blade and his allies, unite with the Bloodpack (an elite group of vampires, originally trained with the purpose of killing Blade), against the reapers (mutant super-vampires who prey on both vampires and humans, and have an ecologically unsustainable hunger).
8 Spider-Man (2002) Spider-Man (2002)
High-school student, Peter Parker, is bitten by a radioactive spider while on a class trip. The spider bite causes him to gain increased physical strength, agility, improved vision, the ability to cling to surfaces, and the ability to shoot webs from his hands. Peter Parker becomes the costumed super-hero Spider-Man, and fights the super-villain Green Goblin.
9 Daredevil (2003) Daredevil (2003)
As a young orphan, Matt Murdock is doused with hazardous waste, which leaves him blind but also gives him a heightened 'radar sense'. Years later, he becomes a criminal attorney by day, and a super-hero vigilante by night.
10 X2 (2003) X2 (2003)
In X2 (the sequel to X-Men (2000)), the X-Men and the Brotherhood, must stop the genocidal Colonel William Stryker, who wants to wipe out all mutants.
11 Hulk (2003) Hulk (2003)
After a lab accident, scientist Bruce Banner gains the super-power of turning into a giant green monster when angry.
12 The Punisher (2004) The Punisher (2004)
Special agent Frank Castle becomes a vigilante after his family is murdered.
13 Spider-Man 2 (2004) Spider-Man 2 (2004)
After two years of fighting crime as Spider-Man, Peter Parker's life has begun to fall apart. The girl he loves is engaged to someone else, his grades are slipping, he cannot hold any of his jobs, and the newspaper The Daily Bugle is claiming that Spider-Man is a criminal. Around this time, the scientist Dr. Otto Octavius is transformed into super villain Doctor Octopus.
14 Blade: Trinity (2004) Blade: Trinity (2004)
Blade joins forces with a group of vampire hunters whom call themselves the Nightstalkers. The Vampire Nation awakens the ancient vampire Dracula from his slumber, with the intention of using his primitive blood to become day-walkers.
15 Elektra (2005) Elektra (2005)
Elektra is a spin-off from the 2003 film, Daredevil. After being killed in Daredevil, Elektra is revived by Stick, a blind martial arts master. She is brought to his training compound to learn Kimagure, an ancient martial arts discipline that allows precognition and the ability to resurrect the dead.
16 Man-Thing (2005) Man-Thing (2005)
Agents of an oil tycoon vanish while exploring a swamp designated for oil drilling. The local sheriff investigates and faces a Seminole legend come to life: Man-Thing, a swamp-monster.
17 Fantastic Four (2005) Fantastic Four (2005)
Scientist, Reed Richards, is convinced that evolution can be triggered by clouds of cosmic energy, and has calculated that Earth is going to pass one of these clouds soon. Together with his friend and partner, the astronaut muscle-man Ben Grimm, Reed convinces his MIT classmate Dr. Victor Von Doom (now CEO of his own enterprise), to allow him access to his privately-owned space station. Von Doom agrees in exchange for control over the experiment and the majority cut of any profit. He brings aboard his chief genetics researcher, Susan Storm, and her brother Johnny. Upon returning to Earth, the four gain super powers.
18 X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
The third X-Men film. The plot is loosely based on two X-Men comic book story arcs 'The Dark Phoenix Saga' (about Jean Grey returning as Phoenix) and 'Gifted' (about the development of a mutant cure).
19 Ghost Rider (2007) Ghost Rider (2007) When stunt motorcycle rider, Johnny Blaze, learns that his father Barton Blaze has a terminal cancer, he makes a deal with the Mephistopheles, giving his soul for the health of his father. Johnny is deceived, and Barton dies in a motorcycle accident during an exhibition. Years later, Mephistopheles proposes Johnny to release his contract if he become the 'Ghost Rider' and defeat his evil son Blackheart, who wants to create hell on earth.
20 Spider-Man 3 (2007) Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Set one year after the events of Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker has pieced his life back together, maintaining a balance between his relationship with Mary-Jane (who is continuing her Broadway career) and his responsibility as Spider-Man. Harry Osborn still seeks vengeance for his father's death and becomes the New Goblin. An escaped Flint Marko falls into a particle accelerator and is transformed into a shape-shifting sand manipulator. An extra-terrestrial symbiote (Venom) crashes to Earth and bonds with Peter, influencing his behaviour for the worse.
21 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
The Fantastic Four confront the Silver Surfer and attempt to save Earth from the giant planet eating Galactus.
22 Iron Man (2008) Iron Man (2008)
Industrialist and engineer, Tony Stark, builds a powered exoskeleton and becomes the technologically advanced superhero Iron Man. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
23 The Incredible Hulk (2008) The Incredible Hulk (2008)
After Bruce Banner destroys a lab (and kills or injures the people inside) while transformed into the Hulk, he becomes a fugitive. Five years later, he is working at a bottling factory in Brazil, while he searches for a cure for his condition. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
24 Punisher: War Zone (2008) Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Punisher: War Zone is a reboot that follows the original telling of Castle's war on crime and corruption, rather than a sequel to the 2004 film, The Punisher.
25 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a prequel/spin-off focusing on the violent past of the mutant Wolverine and his relationship with his half-brother Victor Creed. The plot details Wolverine's childhood, his early encounters with Major William Stryker, his time with Team X, and the bonding of Wolverine's skeleton with the indestructible metal adamantium during the Weapon X program. The film is set in 1845, the 1860s, the 1910s, 1944, 1973 and 1979.
26 Iron Man 2 (2010) Iron Man 2 (2010)
Six months after the events of Iron Man, with the world now aware of his dual life as the armoured superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Meanwhile, Russian scientist Ivan Vanko has developed the same technology and built weapons of his own in order to pursue a vendetta against the Stark family. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
27 Thor (2011) Thor (2011)
The warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin, and is sent to Earth to live among humans. A villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
28 X: First Class (2011) X: First Class (2011)
X-Men: First Class is set primarily in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and focuses on the relationship between Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr (Magneto), and the origin of their groups, the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants respectively, as they deal with the Hellfire Club led by Sebastian Shaw, who is bent on world domination.
29 Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Captain America: The First Avenger is set predominantly during World War II. The film tells the story of Steve Rogers, a sickly man from Brooklyn who is transformed into super-soldier Captain America, to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop Red Skull, who is working for the Nazis. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
30 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011) Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
Johnny Blaze, a man who made a deal with Mephistopheles at the time, is on the run trying to make sure no-one is harmed by his alter ego, The Ghost Rider. He is approached by a Monk named Moreau, who tells him that he can help be him free of the Rider, but first, he needs Johnny's help to protect a boy, whom Mephistopheles has plans for, to help him take human form.
31 The Avengers (2012) The Avengers (2012)
Nick Fury, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. (an international peace-keeping agency) coordinates the 'Avengers Initiative', a Marvel superhero group comprising of Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. The Avengers must save the world from Loki and his cohorts. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
32 The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
A reboot of the Spider-Man movies, which tells the story of New York teenager, Peter Parker, who becomes Spider-Man after being bitten by a genetically altered spider. Spider-Man must stop the super villain Lizard, from spreading a mutation serum to the city's human population.
33 Iron Man 3 (2013) Iron Man 3 (2013)
In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark tries to recover from the PTSD caused by the events of The Avengers, while investigating a terrorist organization led by the mysterious Mandarin. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
34 The Wolverine (2013) The Wolverine (2013)
Following the events of X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Wolverine travels to Japan. Stripped of his healing factor, he must battle deadly samurai.
35 Thor: The Dark World (2013) Thor: The Dark World (2013)
In Thor: The Dark World, Thor unites with Loki to save the Nine Realms from the Dark Elves led by Malekith. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
36 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Two years after the Battle of New York, Steve Rogers (Captain America) adjusts to contemporary society, while working in Washington D.C. for S.H.I.E.L.D. under director Nick Fury. Captain America, Black Widow, and Falcon join forces to uncover a conspiracy within S.H.I.E.L.D., while facing an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
37 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), and has Electro as the primary antagonist.
38 X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Kitty Pryde sends Wolverine's consciousness back in time to 1973, to prevent Mystique from assassinating Dr. Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels.
39 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
In 1988, following his mother's death, a young Peter Quill is abducted from Earth by a group of space pirates. 26 years later, Peter Quill forms an uneasy alliance with a group of extra-terrestrials who are fleeing after stealing a powerful artifact. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
40 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Tony Stark (Iron Man) creates the Ultron Program to protect the world, but when the artificial intelligence becomes obsessed with causing human extinction, The Avengers must take action to stop it. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
41 Ant-Man (2015) Ant-Man (2015)
Armed with the ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, Scott Lang must help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his Ant-Man suit from a new generation of threats. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
42 Fantastic Four (2015) Fantastic Four (2015)
The Fantastic Four must learn to harness their superhuman abilities gained from an alternate universe to save Earth from a friend turned enemy.
43 Deadpool (2016) Deadpool (2016)
Former Special Forces operative turned mercenary, Wade Wilson, adopts the alter ego Deadpool after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers. Armed with his new abilities, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
44 Captain America: Civil War (2016) Captain America: Civil War (2016) After an incident involving The Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps, one led by Steve Rogers (Captain America) and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark (Iron Man) who supports the reforms. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
45 X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Upon awakening after thousands of years, the powerful mutant named Apocalypse, is disillusioned with the modern world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants (including Magneto) to cleanse mankind and take over the world.
46 Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange (2016)
Doctor Strange follows the story of a neurosurgeon called Doctor Stephen Strange, who after a car accident, learns the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
47 Logan (2017) Logan (2017)
In 2029 the mutant population has reduced significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan (Wolverine) cares for an ailing Professor X, near the Mexican border. Logan's attempts to hide are halted, when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
48 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

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