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Petter Myhr Ness
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Name your top five live-action movies based on Marvel comics.
As usual, stick to five. No honourable mentions.
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Iron Man
Captain America the First Avenger
Guardians of the Galaxy
Avengers
Ant Man

These are in no particular order, but it was very hard to limit to five.
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No order:

-Thor
-Avengers
-Guardians of the Galaxy
-Captain America: Civil War
-Doctor Strange
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Like the others, no particular order here:

IRON MAN
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
AVENGERS
GUARDIANS of THE GALAXY
DOCTOR STRANGE
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No particular order;

IRON MAN
THE AVENGERS
THE INCREDIBLE HULK
DEADPOOL
CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER


subject to change
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Anthony J Lombardi
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At this point in time and in no particular order
Doctor Strange
Captain America Civil War
Blade 2
Iron Man
The Avengers

I fully expect to be making changes. In the next couple of years.

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
CAPTAIN AMERICA
DOCTOR STRANGE
ANTMAN
CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER
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In alphabetical order…

ANT-MAN
THE AVENGERS
CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER (Blasphemy!!!)
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (What the…?!?)
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Basically in order...

Avengers
Guardians of the Galaxy
Thor
Captain America: The First Avenger
Iron Man
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In order of release:

SPIDER-MAN (2002)
(Favorite of the pre-Marvel Studios Marvel movies)

IRON MAN
(The gold standard of the Marvel Studios films)

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
(One of the least successful adaptations of the source material, but the most accomplished & assured of the X-MEN movies)

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
(My favorite of the two AVENGERS films so far)

DEADPOOL
(I still cannot believe how much I love this!)





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Hm... I misread and thought the lists were for Marvel Productions films, not all films based on Marvel. Oh well... 
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No order:

Iron Man
Avengers
CA: Winter Soldier
CA: Civil War
Doctor Strange
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Brian Floyd
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No particular order:

Deadpool
Iron Man
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Avengers 

I haven't seen Doctor Strange. Yet.


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Iron Man (almost cried)
Avengers (think I did cry at seeing so many heroes in one film)
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Captain America: Civil War (just an incredible fight scene and the best Spider-Man on film)
Captain America (the sentiment in this film is perfect. I was so disappointed when Chris Evans was announced after the Fantastic Fiur films that I was genuinely shocked at just how good he was in this film)
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Here's mine:
  1. SPIDER-MAN (2002)
  2. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (2014)
  3. IRON MAN (2008)
  4. THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008)
  5. THE AVENGERS (2012)

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1-Captain America-Civil War

2-Captain America-The Winter Soldier

3-The Avengers

4-Guardians of the Galaxy
 
5-Doctor Strange

And the "bottom" 3 could shift to others not mentioned at anytime.  Especially if any of the others are running on cable at the moment.
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IRON MAN
CAPTAIN AMERICA -THE FIRST AVENGER
THE AVENGERS
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
CAPTAIN AMERICA - CIVIL WAR
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I was so disappointed when Chris Evans was announced after the Fantastic Four films that I was genuinely shocked at just how good he was in this film...

Yes, that. And in the rest of the movies he's played him. I can't imagine anyone else doing a better job. He brings a Christopher Reeve-level of earnestness to it, proving that even in modern films, you don't have to be snarky or a "bad-ass" to be...bad-ass.

That said, only one of his "solo" movies makes my list...this week. My soft spot for the Hulk really informs my choices...


IRON MAN: Marvel Studios first time at plate, knocks it out of the park. Remains, to me, the best solo/origin super-hero movie since SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE. You can come in fresh and leave a believer.

THE INCREDIBLE HULK: after the debacle that was HULK, it felt like they got it right this time. A nice blending of the mythos of the classic comic and TV show. And, Fury coda in IRON MAN aside, our first real glimpse at the MCU...Stark Weapons are used (and Tony's cameo at the end) and the references to the Super Soldier serum...laying the groundwork for...

THE AVENGERS
: four years of solo movies led up to this. And what a payoff. There wasn't much missing here. And the Hulk never looked better onscreen.

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: not quite as good as its predecessor, (or even some others that didn't make my Top 5), but a solid entry... squeaks in because of its Hulk-intensive scenes. I'm a sucker for the big green guy.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR: this movie just makes me happy. It's not perfect, but it's close (so many heroes, but no Hulk...so, can't be perfect!). Another great return on the Marvel Studios investment in universe-building. The airport battle scene is the best superhero fight scene we've seen to this point...and likely one of the best we'll ever see.

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This thread is SO depressing!
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We Forum members aim to please!  :)



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Dr. Strange (2016)
Dr. Strange (1978)
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Hmm..I feel like I'm yet to see a perfect Marvel movie but...

If we're talking only Marvel Studio Movies then:-

Avengers
Iron Man
Dr Strange
Captain America
Avengers: Age of Ultron

If we include the other studio's movies featuring Marvel characters then the list goes:-

Avengers
Iron Man
Dr Strange
Amazing Spider-man 2 (Yeah, it's a flawed movie, but I loved Garfield's Spider-man.)
X-Men First Class

And finally, If we're allowed to throw in Bluray only releases then the Directors cut of The Wolverine (Unleashed) would take up that last fifth spot. But only if it's that version. I hated the Theatrical cut's excision of the full on Ninja confrontation, And the Mariko romance was better paced in the uncut edition. (Note. It would have been even higher still if they had kept in the deleted scene of the comic costume at the end.)


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Deadpool- A genuine surprise and while the visuals are wonderfully faithful, the comics don't actually include a romantic throughline, and it's the character's relationship with Morena Baccarin that makes this movie work so well. In essence, it did everything right in bringing the characters to the screen and then improved upon that by putting a tight, well-constructed little Hollywood romance into the mix. Comics and film, working together. Who would have thought it?
Dr. Strange (2016)- If Marvel films can be said to be formulaic, this one definitely is, but it works so well otherwise. I enjoyed all of the performances and I was genuinely able to get caught up in the visuals on a level I usually don't experience. Because I'm spiritually dead inside, you understand.
Avengers- So much win. 
Captain America: The Winter Soldier- I liked the political subplot and the casting of Redford, who could once have been Captain America himself. I remember the climax of this film working for me, despite its video-game set-up. You can almost see the audience operating the joysticks that aren't there on their armrests to get Steve to jump from helicarrier to helicarrier. Usually that kills a sequence for me, but for whatever reason, this time it worked. Maybe it was just the fact that it wasn't a side-scroller the way so many film climaxes are anymore...
X3: The Last Stand- Hey, I liked it. I like Ellen Page, and I believe that while the film alters the details of the Phoenix story, it still hits the correct emotional beats to bring the characters as established in the film series around to where their comic counterparts were and make the story work. Of all the X-Men films, this is still the one that feels the most like a comic book.

And while we're clearly forbidden honorable mentions, I will tip my hat in Bob Freeman's direction and thank him for that very pleasant reminder.

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Anthony J Lombardi
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Jason how many films are you going to include on your list?
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Jason how many films are you going to include on your list?
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Just 5. But I was genuinelly unsure if Petter meant only Marvel Studio films or not. As the last two entries would change depending on that criteria.

And The Wolverine is it's own special case. In that I found it's uncut Blu-ray version to be vastly superior to the Theatrical. (I will honestly never ever watch the Theatrical cut again.) So if it was allowed, then it's just getting in there. As I slighty prefer it to First Class.

So in other words, in the interest of accuracy, I was specifying how the OP's criteria would change my choices of a top 5.
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