With The Dark Knight breaking every box office record and a plethora of comic book movie coming out in the next few years. I wonder…. which comic book movie is the best and worst of them all right now?

Now I haven’t seen all of them. So word of mouth will play some part into my selections, but I have seen most of them. The selection will only come from english live-action movie, so no Oldboy or Akira for example.

Let’s start with the obvious, the worst movies. This list isn’t as easy as you may think. They’re are a lot of bad comic book movies out there.

Worst Comic Book Movie (10 is the worst)

  1. Supergirl (1984)
  2. Judge Dredd (1995)
  3. Batman & Robin (1997)
  4. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
  5. Catwoman (2004)
  6. Steel (1997)
  7. Punisher (1989)
  8. Son of the Mask (2005)
  9. Fantastic Four (1994) (never official released)
  10. Captain America (1991)

other notable bad comic book movies are (in no particular order)

Elektra, Pathfinder, Virus, Alien vs Predator, The Crow: City of Angels, Monkeybone, Tale From the Crypt: Bordello of Blood, Ghost Rider, Superman III, Howard the Duck, Spawn, Barbwire, TMNT 2 – The Secret of the Ooze, Garfield, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Popeye’s, The Phantom, The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green, Denice the Menace, Richie Rich, and The Shadow.

The Best Comic Book Movie of All-Time (20 is the best)

  1. Superman Return (2006)
  2. Batman Return (1992)
  3. X-men (2000)
  4. Hellboy (2004)
  5. Men In Black (1997)
  6. The Crow (1994)
  7. X2: X-men United (2003)
  8. V for Vendetta (2005)
  9. Spider-man (2002)
  10. Superman (1978)
  11. American Splendor (2003)
  12. Road to Perdition (2001)
  13. Batman Begins (2005)
  14. Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (2008)
  15. Ghost World (2001)
  16. Sin City (2005)
  17. A History of Violence (2005)
  18. Spider-man 2 (2004)
  19. The Dark Knight (2008)
  20. Iron Man (2008)

other notable good comic book movies are (in no particular order)

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 300, The Incredible Hulk, Hulk, The Rocketeer, Dick Tracy, Swamp Thing, Barbarella, Adams Family Values, Batman, The Mask, Blade, and Flash Gordon.

As always, you may or may not agree with my selections. There are a lot more comic book movies that I didn’t even mention that you might think should be on the list or at least get a notable mention, and by all mean, please do. This is just my opinion acquired by my personal experience as a filmmaker, film critic, and film enthusiast.

For now, I will be looking forward to the comic book movies coming out in the near future. My two most anticipated movies as of now are The Spirit and Watchmen.

To those mad that I didn’t include foreign, animated , or manga comic, here are the best ones

Metropolis, Lone Wolf & Cub, Oldboy, Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Akira, Batman: Mask of Phantasm, Ichi The Killer, Heavy Metal, The Princess Blade, Uzumaki, Azumi, TMNT, and Appleseed.