X-Men (2000)

Our top Marvel movie masterpiece – somewhat controversially – is X-Men. Taking Marvel’s most beloved and best known story and translating it to the big screen would have been a daunting task, and one that should be respected. We take it for granted now, but if films like X-Men weren’t done right, we might not be looking at new Thor and Avengers films in 2013/15.

Psychic Professor Xavier, played to perfection by Patrick Stewart led a school of skilled mutants called X-Men. And from this groundbreaking moment of comic book movies, we got Jackman as Wolverine, Ian McKellen as Magneto and Halle Berry as Storm.

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With X-Men: Days of Future Past set for release in May 2013, X-Men’s influence is still felt, even 13 years after it was released in 2000. “The most beautiful, strange, and exciting comic-book movie since the original Batman,” said The New Yorker’s David Denby. Other critics agreed, which saw the film land on 82%.