What are the best movies based on comics?

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    #1A History of Violence

    A History of Violence
    This masterpiece by David Cronenberg (who presents a very different movie from his previous ones) starring Viggo Mortensen tells us the story of a man that becomes a hero, and how that changes his life... for worse.
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    Maria Walker
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "A History of Violence has my favorite actor. It stars Viggo Mortensen! He's makes the movie great."
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    #2Old Boy

    Old Boy

     Oldboy is a 2003 South Korean mystery thriller directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. It starred Min-Sik Choi, Ji-Tae Yu, Hye-Jeong Kang, and more. 

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    Kenneth Harris
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "the original old boy is a fantastic movie and everybody should watch it...ignore the american remake."
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    #3Lady Snowblood

    Lady Snowblood

    Follows the story of the titular assassin seeking vengeance upon the bandits who raped her mother and murdered her father. Lady Snowblood is a 1973 Japanese action thriller film directed by Toshiya Fujita and starring Meiko Kaji. It is based on the manga series of the same name.

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    Jessica Hayes
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "This is one of my favorite movies. I watch this every chance I get. I don't have a copy yet, but I am definitely planning on getting one."
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    #4The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    The Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan reaches its peak with this second movie. The Dark Knight was released in 2008 and has featured Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Christian Bale, and the late actor Heath Ledger.

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    Arthur Morris
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "The Dark Knight was the turning point for the Batman series. It showed a much darker side of Gotham, Bruce Wayne, and the many inhabitants of the city. It did great justice to the comic and remains one of the best comic book adaptations in Hollywood. I loved every minute of it!"
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    #5Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

    The story of a Ronin who wanders the countryside of Japan with his small child, having various adventures. Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance is a 1972 Japanese film directed by Kenji Misumi.

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    Virginia Hawkins
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "This is okay as a comics based movie, but it is Japanese obviously, so you have to be in the mood to read subtitles, unless of course you speak Japanese. Overall, it's a violent movie as well, so being that I'm not into that sort of thing too much, I am giving a three star."
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    #6I Am a Hero

    I Am a Hero

    I Am a Hero is a 2015 Japanese action horror film directed by Shinsuke Sato and stars Kasumi Arimura, Masami Nagasawa, and Yô Ôizumi. A Manga artists witnesses someone revive from the dead and start to question what is real and events happening around him.

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    Bryan Bailey
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "While comic based movies usually bring to mind things like Marvel or DC comics, you might want to try out something more obscure because you sometimes just might find something you like. That’s what happened when I came across this manga based movie about zombies. If you are into manga, zombies, or just want a different and thrilling action-filled adventure movie that is out of the ordinary compared to most comics-based films, I’d suggest giving it a try."
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    #7V for Vendetta

    V for Vendetta
    V for Vendetta is a dystopian political movie directed by James McTeigue starring Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving and Stephen Rhea in 2005. It was based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. 
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    Megan Harvey
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "This was a great way for me to watch the movie, especially if you don't actually need a physical copy. This also gives you the ability to only rent the movie, if you don't want to actually buy it. But, if you do want to buy it, you can. I only rented it since I am not one that watches movies over and over, so it was perfect for me!"
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    #8Logan

    Logan
    Based on the comics ''Old man Logan'' by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, this movie shows us Logan caring for an ailing Professor X. One day, a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
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    Diya Bhatnagar
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Logan is a movie about the afterlife of the XMEN superhero Wolverine. It follows his life after the X-Men school has been dissolved at mutants are shunned more than ever. It is action packed with foul language but over all an interest watch."
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    #9Watchmen

    Watchmen
    Zack Snyder directs this raw and disenchanting film based on acclaimed Alan Moore's graphic novel. It tells us the story about a group of superheroes that are part of everyday life in an alternate 1985 America. 
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    Edward Wade
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "This movie was good but it was not exactly what I was looking for when I wanted a comic book movie. This did fit closely though."
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    #10Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service is an action spy film based on the Mark Millar graphic novel in which a spy organization recruits an unrefined but promising street kid. The film was written and directed by Matthew Vaughn and was released in 2014.

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    Ashley Johnson
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "I loved the graphic novel and I love this movie! Specifically, I love the action scenes in it! It kept me on the edge of my seat 90% of the time, such an awesome movie! I love the spy theme, with all of the gadgets and weapons. Top notch movie in my opinion. "
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    #11Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War is an American action, science fiction, and fantasy film released in 2018. It was directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and more.

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    Lauren Rivera
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "Avengers Infinity War is a worth watch! I watched this with my husband in 3D version. This film featured all marvel heroes I've seen so far. There's my fave Iron Man! Of course Thor, Captain America, Black Panther, Scarlet Johannson, Doctor Strange, and so many more. Obviously I must be mindful of the plot points from the previous marvel movies because it helped a lot to understand Infinity War. Kudos to the makers of this movie!"
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    #12Black Panther

    Black Panther

    Black Panther is a superhero movie directed by Ryan Coogler. It is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was released in 2018. It starred Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira.

    Black Panther has received numerous awards and nominations. Have a look at the list of online sources to watch Black Panther now.

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    Nicholas Oliver
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "My newsfeed had been filled with hype over Black Panther just because most of the cast are black. I went too see the movie and it did not disappoint me. It's great to see a set of new cast. The plot is good and the characters' motivation are understandable. I was even empathizing with the villain for what he has done. I enjoyed the overall production regardless of the casts being black. It's the story that got me hooked. So far one of the best marvel for me."
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    #13Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman tells the story of Diana, who was trained to be an unconquerable warrior and Amazon queen. Everything was changed when an American pilot, crashes there and recounts the terrible conflict.

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    Debra Bell
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "I've been a DC fan ever since. Compared to previous DC movies, Wonder Woman is one of the film which I really cared about the characters. It was everything I expected from DC. I enjoyed this film throughout, no dull moments. It's just a sad ending that Wonder Women didn't get to keep her love interest."
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    #14Deadpool

    Deadpool

    Deadpool is a 2016 superhero film directed by Tim Miller starring Ryan Reynolds, which is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. This is the eighth installment of the X-Men series distributed by the 20th Century Fox. 

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    Jordan Hunter
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "Deadpool is a hilarious movie for me. Ryan Reynolds really fits the role. This anti-hero has a dark humor that brought out laughter from me. Language warning: profane and mature. Very graphic and violent too which I wouldn't want my children to watch ha ha"
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    #15Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a 2017 adventure action fantasy sci-fi movie directed by Luc Besson and starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, and Clive Owen.

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    Rosa Delgado
    Written on May 31, 2018
    "Before watching this movie, I have read many bad reviews about this. And they are not exaggerating. The CGI is really good and this gives off the very realistic feel from the movie. But I have troubles relating or even understanding the lead characters. Their acting don't convince me. The supporting characters are more believable in my taste. Overall, not a great movie."

Summary

Best What are the best movies based on comics
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1A History of ViolenceMovies 49 Paid
2Old BoyMovies 43 Paid
3Lady SnowbloodMovies 42 Paid
4The Dark KnightMovies 40 Paid
5Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of VengeanceMovies 38 Paid
6I Am a HeroMovies 36 Paid
7V for VendettaMovies 35 Paid
8LoganMovies 31 Paid
9WatchmenMovies 29 Paid
10Kingsman: The Secret ServiceMovies 26 Paid
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