Directors What are Your Top Favorite Comic Book Films?

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  1. Joshua_Y

    Joshua_Y Screenwriter

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    Post 5 or 10 or whatever. Which ones do you think are the best?

    1. Superman The Movie
    2. Daredevil
    3. The Crow
    4. Superman 2
    5. X-Men
    6. Batman (89)
    7. Batman Returns
    8. Unbreakable
    9. Road to Perdition
    10. Ghost World
    11. From Hell
    12. Blade 2
    13. Rocketeer
    14. Spiderman
     
  2. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    None of the above...

    My favorite: Unbreakable, because I define 'comic book movie' at bit more broadly.
     
  3. Jacinto

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    The ones that I've liked:

    1) Superman
    2) The Rocketeer (the most faithful in "feel" of all comic book adaptations)
    3) The Shadow
    4) Superman 2
    5) Batman Returns
    6) X-Men
    7) Men in Black (WAY better than the comic)
    8) The Mask
    9) Spiderman
    10) Batman
    11) The Crow (solid film; I just wasn't ever a fan of the character...)
    12) The Phantom (so sue me; I enjoyed it)
    13) Daredevil (by far my favorite super-hero; don't feel they did him justice)

    Not a film, but the Flash TV show was better than half of these films...

    I'd call Unbreakable a Super-hero movie, but not necessarily a comic book movie. If I counted it, it'd be in the top 5 for sure.
     
  4. Chris Atkins

    Chris Atkins Producer

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    1. Batman
    2. Superman
    3. Batman Returns
    4. Dick Tracy
    5. Spider-Man
    6. X-Men
    7. Superman II



    EDIT: forgot about Dick Tracy.
     
  5. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Producer

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    1) Batman Returns
    2) Batman (1989)
    3) Spider-Man
    4) Superman
    5) X-Men
    6) Superman II

    While I liked Blade and Men In Black a lot, I left them off the list just because I never read the comics on which they were based. Yeah, that's an arbitrary distinction that I made up on my own, but it seems more sensible to only choose flicks whose source material I knew...
     
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    James T Screenwriter

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    1. Superman
    2. Spiderman
    3. Blade
    4. X-Men
    5. The Crow
    6. Unbreakable
    7. The Mask (Even if it wasn't as dark as the book...)
    8. The Rocketeer
    9. Batman
    10. The Shadow (Really underrated...)
    11. The Heroic Trio

    I haven't seen Daredevil yet, so I don't know how that ranks...
     
  8. JonZ

    JonZ Lead Actor

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    1. Superman The Movie
    2. Akira
    3. Spiderman 2
    4. X-Men 2
    5. Unbreakable
    6. The Rocketeer
    7. Dick Tracy
    8. Superman 2
    9. Daredevil Dir Cut
    10.The Hulk
     
  9. Steve Christou

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    1) Superman The Movie
    2) Superman II
    3) Batman (1989)
    4) Batman Returns
    5) Blade
    6) Blade II
    7) X-Men
    8) Spiderman
     
  10. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Cinematographer

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    What about Ghost World?
     
  11. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    thinking in terms of spandex here [​IMG]

    1. Superman The Movie - not my fav comic as a kid but the movie is a class act.
    2. Batman Returns - very underrated IMO
    3. X-Men - fav comic as a kid
    4. Batman 1989
    5. Spider-man - (soft spot) 2nd fav comic as a kid.
    6. Blade - a little better than average
    7. Superman 2 - had potential

    Others I'd rank highly but don't qualify

    Conan The Barbarian - was based on the original RE Howard short stories not the comic book
    Robocop - comic-book like but based on no actual comic
    Darkman - see above
    Unbreakable - ditto
    Road To Perdition - no spandex! [​IMG]
     
  12. Rain

    Rain Producer

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    Best:

    Superman (Despite the cover art, there is no such film as "Superman The Movie" :p) )
    Ghost World

    Worst:

    Batman and Robin
    Spider-Man
     
  13. Brook K

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    1. Superman/Superman II don't feel like deciding
    2. Batman
    3. The Crow
    4. Batman Returns
    5. X-Men
    6. Blade
    7. Spiderman

    If Unbreakable was based on a comic, it would be #4.

    WORST COMIC MOVIE EVER

    Judge Dredd

    Comic Movie's I would most like to see, but only if they're done well (of course)

    Grendel
    Dr. Strange
    Hellblazer (though from what I've heard, it has high suckability potential)
    Weird War
    Groo could be a cool if someone like Terry Gilliam directed
     
  14. sheldon M.

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    Superman
    X-Men
    Daredevil
    Spiderman
    Superman 2
     
  15. Paul_Scott

    Paul_Scott Lead Actor

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    spandex

    Superman the movie -it will be very hard for any movie to surpass this one for me, seeing it as a kid on the big screen, the great johnny Willams score, and the witty and reverent script- a class act all the way
    but close behind is

    X-men - a film i find narratively stronger and stronger everytime i see it, and blessed with some wonderful actors
    who take the material seriously.
    from the looks of it, the sequel should be just as good if not better (i don't want to get my hopes up too much, i felt seriously burned by Superman II)

    Spider-man -had been #2, but further viewings have pointed out some debilitating weaknesses to me now ( most notably the lack of chemistry between Dunst and Maguire, and a far less frightening than it should have been incarnation of GG)

    The Rocketeer-very good adaptation of the source, although i have to wonder whether being produced by Disney was a help or hinderence.


    non-spandex

    Ghost world- watched his for the second time this morning and loved it even more.


    although i'm a lifelong comic book geek, after these i've hated just about every other comic book film.
     
  16. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

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    Superman: The Movie is by far the greatest comic book movie ever. EVERYTHING fell into place just right into this movie. Sure, the ending is irrational...but since when do comic books have to have rational endings?

    Spider-Man is a good movie, too. It's a shame they killed off the villan in the first movie, but it's still fun. Batman is only OK...and the sequels are unwatchable. Batman & Robin should have been on Mystery Science Theater 3000's series finale, so it would give an excuse for Mike & The Bots to commit suicide.
     
  17. JenB

    JenB Screenwriter

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    16 Comic Book Movies that I greatly enjoyed in alphabetical order:

    Batman (89)
    Batman Returns
    Blade
    Flash Gordon (1980)
    Men in Black
    Popeye
    Spider-Man
    Superman
    Superman 2
    Tank Girl-I am surprised that no one mentioned this one yet since I thought that it was a whole lot of fun to watch. [​IMG]
    The Crow
    The Mask
    The Phantom
    The Shadow
    Unbreakable
    X-Men

    I look forward to seeing Daredevil soon.
     
  18. Steve Christou

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    Wow! I can't believe no one's mentioned the ultimate comic book hero.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  19. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    I've combined Superhero Flicks with some random Comic* Adaptations. So there.

    (*in book or strip form)

    The Very Good

    Batman Returns
    Darkman
    Flash Gordon
    Ghost World
    Spider-Man
    Superman
    Unbreakable



    The Pretty Darn Good

    The Addams Family
    Akira

    Batman (1989)
    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
    Creepshow
    The Crow
    Dick Tracy
    From Hell
    The Mask
    The Mask of Zorro
    Popeye
    Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown
    Road to Perdition
    The Rocketeer
    Snoopy Come Home
    Superman 2
    X-Men



    The Not Half Bad

    Annie
    Barbarella
    Batman
    (1966)
    Blade
    Blade 2
    Bon Voyage Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!)
    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
    Creepshow 2
    Fritz the Cat
    Heavy Metal
    Hero at Large
    Josie and the Pussycats
    Men in Black
    Mystery Men
    Swamp Thing
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Timecop
    The Toxic Avenger


    The Pretty Darn Bad

    Addams Family Values
    Batman Forever
    Bordello of Blood
    Condorman
    Daredevil
    Demon Knight
    Dennis the Menace
    The Fantastic Four
    Fist of the North Star
    The Guyver
    Howard the Duck
    The Phantom
    The Return of Swamp Thing
    Richie Rich
    The Shadow
    Spawn
    Supergirl
    Superman 3


    The Downright Freakin' Awful

    Barb Wire
    Batman & Robin
    Blankman
    Brenda Starr
    Captain America
    Casper
    Heavy Metal 2000
    Judge Dredd
    Men in Black 2
    The Meteor Man
    Monkeybone
    Pootie Tang
    The Punisher
    Sheena
    Steel
    Superman 4: The Quest for Peace
    Tank Girl
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Secret of the Ooze
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3
    Vampirella
    Virus
     
  20. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    Superman
    Batman
    Spider-Man
    X-Men


    That's all I can remember off the bat that I really like.
     

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