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50 Best Movies Based on Comics or Graphic Novels

Rotten Tomatoes presents to you Comics & Graphic Novels vs. the Critics, an exhaustive 50-film countdown that includes movies based on everything from superheroes to graphic novels, from manga to strips from the funny pages -- in order of critical approval.
Every movie here originates from a comic book source of some kind, not another medium (we know about the Alien vs. Predator graphic novels, but the movies aren't based on the comics). Only movies with 20 or more reviews are included (sorry, Fritz the Cat), and we use a weighted formula that takes release year and number of reviews into account. We also omitted all TV or straight-to-DVD flicks.
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from rottentomatoes.com · made by Eli Dragen
avg. score: 29 of 50 (58%)
required scores: 1, 21, 28, 32, 37 

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The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight (2008)
2
The Avengers (2012)
The Avengers (2012)
3
Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man (2008)
4
Persepolis (2007)
Persepolis (2007)
5
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
6
Superman (1978)
Superman (1978)
7
American Splendor (2003)
American Splendor (2003)
8
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
9
Ghost World (2001)
Ghost World (2001)
10
Men in Black (1997)
Men in Black (1997)
11
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
12
Spider-Man (2002)
Spider-Man (2002)
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13
X-Men: First Class (2011)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
14
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
15
Batman Begins (2005)
Batman Begins (2005)
16
A History of Violence (2005)
A History of Violence (2005)
18
Superman II (1980)
Superman II (1980)
19
Akira (1988)
Akira (1988)
20
Road to Perdition (2002)
Road to Perdition (2002)
21
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (2010)
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (2010)
22
Metropolis (2001)
Metropolis (2001)
23
X-Men (2000)
X-Men (2000)
24
Hellboy (2004)
Hellboy (2004)
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25
Sin City (2005)
Sin City (2005)
26
Batman Returns (1992)
Batman Returns (1992)
27
The Crow (1994)
The Crow (1994)
28
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
29
Flash Gordon (1980)
Flash Gordon (1980)
30
Thor (2011)
Thor (2011)
31
Superman Returns (2006)
Superman Returns (2006)
32
Oldboy (2003)
Oldboy (2003)
33
Kick-Ass (2010)
Kick-Ass (2010)
34
Dredd (2012)
Dredd (2012)
35
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
36
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
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37
Batman: The Movie (1966)
Batman: The Movie (1966)
38
Addams Family Values (1993)
Addams Family Values (1993)
39
V for Vendetta (2005)
V for Vendetta (2005)
40
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
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