Zehn sehenswerte Filme aus dem Jahr 1986

16. November 2016 at 19:26

 

 

 

„It happens sometimes. Friends come in and out of our lives, like busboys in a restaurant.“

 

 

 

Es ist Zeit für eine weitere Liste in der Chronologie meiner Lebensjahre. 1986 ist an der Reihe und dieses Jahr hat unter anderem den einen oder anderen Eintrag in dem erweiterten Kreis meiner Lieblingsfilme zu bieten. Also los, betrachten wir auszugsweise ein Jahr, in welchem uralte, fernöstliche Magie San Francisco heimsuchte, Kinder ihre Kindheit verloren, abgeschnittene Ohren auf Rasenflächen lagen, bizarre genetische Mutationen auftraten und Serienmörder gejagt wurden oder Fotoreporter um ihr Leben kämpfen mussten und garstige Aliens einigen Marines nach dem Leben trachteten. Und nun geht es auch schon los:

 

 

 

10.

From Beyond (1986)
From Beyond poster Rating: 6.8/10 (15,080 votes)
Director: Stuart Gordon
Writer: H.P. Lovecraft (short story), Brian Yuzna (adaptation), Dennis Paoli (adaptation), Stuart Gordon (adaptation), Dennis Paoli (screenplay)
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree
Runtime: 86 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Released: 24 Oct 1986
Plot: A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

 

 

 

9.

Blue Velvet (1986)
Blue Velvet poster Rating: 7.8/10 (110,356 votes)
Director: David Lynch
Writer: David Lynch (screenplay)
Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern
Runtime: 120 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 30 Oct 1986
Plot: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.

 

 

 

8.

Aliens (1986)
Aliens poster Rating: 8.4/10 (496,655 votes)
Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron (story), David Giler (story), Walter Hill (story), Dan O'Bannon (characters), Ronald Shusett (characters), James Cameron (screenplay)
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser
Runtime: 137 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Released: 18 Jul 1986
Plot: The moon from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?

 

 

 

7.

Cobra (1986)
Cobra poster Rating: 5.7/10 (50,900 votes)
Director: George P. Cosmatos
Writer: Paula Gosling (novel), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay)
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson
Runtime: 87 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Released: 23 May 1986
Plot: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.

 

 

 

6.

Night of the Creeps (1986)
Night of the Creeps poster Rating: 6.8/10 (14,863 votes)
Director: Fred Dekker
Writer: Fred Dekker
Stars: Jason Lively, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow, Tom Atkins
Runtime: 88 min
Rated: R
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Released: 22 Aug 1986
Plot: Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.

 

 

 

5.

The Fly (1986)
The Fly poster Rating: 7.5/10 (101,757 votes)
Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: George Langelaan (short story), Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay), David Cronenberg (screenplay)
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel
Runtime: 96 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Released: 15 Aug 1986
Plot: A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

 

 

 

4.

Stand by Me (1986)
Stand by Me poster Rating: 8.1/10 (222,025 votes)
Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: Stephen King (novel), Raynold Gideon (screenplay), Bruce A. Evans (screenplay)
Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell
Runtime: 89 min
Rated: R
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Released: 22 Aug 1986
Plot: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

 

 

 

3.

Salvador (1986)
Salvador poster Rating: 7.5/10 (14,917 votes)
Director: Oliver Stone
Writer: Oliver Stone, Rick Boyle
Stars: James Woods, James Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage
Runtime: 122 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Released: 23 Apr 1986
Plot: An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980.

 

 

 

2.

Manhunter (1986)
Manhunter poster Rating: 7.2/10 (50,779 votes)
Director: Michael Mann
Writer: Thomas Harris (based on the book "Red Dragon" by), Michael Mann (screenplay)
Stars: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox
Runtime: 119 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Released: 15 Aug 1986
Plot: Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media.

 

 

 

1.

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Big Trouble in Little China poster Rating: 7.3/10 (84,742 votes)
Director: John Carpenter
Writer: Gary Goldman, David Z. Weinstein, W.D. Richter (adaptation)
Stars: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong
Runtime: 99 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Released: 02 Jul 1986
Plot: An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meine jeweils fünf liebsten/unliebsten Videospielverfilmungen

11. November 2016 at 13:21

 

 

 

Heute geht es um die Verfilmungen von Videospielen. Heikles Thema, schwieriges Feld, schmaler Grat. Das Videospiele ein sehr komplexes Thema sind und eine Kunstform nur für sich allein darstellen, das steht zweifellos nicht zur Diskussion. Es stellte sich mir als erstes die Frage nach der Herangehensweise. Bewerte ich die Verfilmung daran, wie nah sie sich an der Spielvorlage orientiert oder bewerte überwiegend die filmischen Aspekte losgelöst von den Spielen und deren Inhalte? Ich habe mich aufgrund der Ausrichtung des Mattscheibenvorfalls für die zweite Variante entschieden und natürlich entspricht auch diese Liste letztlich einzig und allein meinen eigenen Vorlieben und erhebt keinerlei Anspruch auf Allgemeingültigkeit. Hinzu kommt der Umstand, dass ich früher deutlich mehr Zeit mit Videospielen zugebracht habe als heutzutage und mir dementsprechend die Materie nicht mehr ganz so vertraut ist wie damals noch. Die ursprüngliche Idee waren zwei Listen mit jeweils zehn Filmen, um die gelungenen und die nicht gelungenen Verfilmungen gegenüber zu stellen, allerdings habe ich schnell gemerkt, dass es auf der einen Seite kaum für zehn reichen würde und auf der anderen Seite die Filme eines Uwe Boll deutlich überwiegen würden. Ich habe es ernsthaft und mit festem Willen versucht jeweils zehn Vertreter zusammen zutragen, aber es wollte mir partout nicht gelingen. Also habe ich mich zu etwas neuem entschieden und werde diese Liste quasi aufteilen und jeder Seite fünf Einträge widmen. Wie wollen wir das nun aufziehen? Erst die gute, dann die schlechte Nachricht oder umgekehrt? Ja, ich denke, die fünf unliebsten meinerseits dürften unterhaltsamer sein, beginnen wir also mit meinen fünf liebsten Videospielverfilmungen… Ich bin gespannt auf eure Reaktionen, Kommentare und Anmerkungen!

 

 

 

5.

Max Payne (2008)
Max Payne poster Rating: 5.4/10 (108,406 votes)
Director: John Moore
Writer: Beau Thorne (screenplay), Sam Lake (video game by Remedy Entertainment and 3-D Realms Entertainment)
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Ludacris
Runtime: 100 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 17 Oct 2008
Plot: Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a police detective whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

 

 

 

4.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time poster Rating: 6.6/10 (224,787 votes)
Director: Mike Newell
Writer: Boaz Yakin (screenplay), Doug Miro (screenplay), Carlo Bernard (screenplay), Jordan Mechner (screen story), Jordan Mechner (video game series "Prince of Persia")
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina
Runtime: 116 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Released: 28 May 2010
Plot: A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the magic sand inside to reverse time.

 

 

 

3.

Mortal Kombat (1995)
Mortal Kombat poster Rating: 5.8/10 (82,703 votes)
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer: Ed Boon (video games), John Tobias (video games), Kevin Droney
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Runtime: 101 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Released: 18 Aug 1995
Plot: Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world.

 

 

 

2.

Doom (2005)
Doom poster Rating: 5.2/10 (88,932 votes)
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Writer: Dave Callaham (screenplay), Wesley Strick (screenplay), Dave Callaham (story)
Stars: Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Deobia Oparei, Ben Daniels
Runtime: 105 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Released: 21 Oct 2005
Plot: Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.

 

 

 

1.

Silent Hill (2006)
Silent Hill poster Rating: 6.6/10 (174,674 votes)
Director: Christophe Gans
Writer: Roger Avary
Stars: Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger
Runtime: 125 min
Rated: R
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Released: 21 Apr 2006
Plot: A woman goes in search for her daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.

 

 

 

Okay, kurze Pause zum Verschnaufen. Tief durchatmen! Ich muss euch warnen: von jetzt an wird es aus filmischer Sicht nicht lustig. Ganz im Gegenteil. Weiterlesen auf eigene Gefahr 😉

 

 

 

5.

Need for Speed (2014)
Need for Speed poster Rating: 6.5/10 (138,795 votes)
Director: Scott Waugh
Writer: George Gatins (screenplay), George Gatins (story), John Gatins (story)
Stars: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Scott Mescudi
Runtime: 132 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 14 Mar 2014
Plot: Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

 

 

 

4.

Tekken (2010)
Tekken poster Rating: 4.8/10 (22,613 votes)
Director: Dwight H. Little
Writer: Alan B. McElroy (screenplay)
Stars: Jon Foo, Kelly Overton, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ian Anthony Dale
Runtime: 92 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 20 Mar 2010
Plot: Jin Kazama witnesses the death of his mother Jun by Tekken in the slums known as Anvil. After finding a Tekken ID he decides to seek out vengeance for his mother's death.

 

 

 

3.

Alone in the Dark (2005)
Alone in the Dark poster Rating: 2.3/10 (37,613 votes)
Director: Uwe Boll
Writer: Elan Mastai, Michael Roesch, Peter Scheerer
Stars: Christian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff, Frank C. Turner
Runtime: 96 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Released: 28 Jan 2005
Plot: Based on the video game, Alone in the Dark focuses on Edward Carnby, a detective of the paranormal, who slowly unravels mysterious events with deadly results.

 

 

 

2.

Wing Commander (1999)
Wing Commander poster Rating: 4.1/10 (14,816 votes)
Director: Chris Roberts
Writer: Chris Roberts (characters), Chris Roberts (story), Kevin Droney (screen story), Kevin Droney (screenplay)
Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Saffron Burrows, Matthew Lillard, Tchéky Karyo
Runtime: 100 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Released: 12 Mar 1999
Plot: Blair, a fighter pilot, joins an interstellar war to fight the evil Kilrathi who are trying to destroy the universe.

 

 

 

1.

Super Mario Bros. (1993)
Super Mario Bros. poster Rating: 4.0/10 (38,780 votes)
Director: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton
Writer: Parker Bennett, Terry Runte, Ed Solomon
Stars: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis
Runtime: 104 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Released: 28 May 1993
Plot: Two Brooklyn plumbers, Mario and Luigi, must travel to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil dictator King Koopa and stop him from taking over the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Zehn sehenswerte Filme aus dem Jahr 1985

18. Oktober 2016 at 18:20

 

 

 

„God blinked, and the whole world disappeared.“

 

 

 

Es ist an der Zeit unsere kleine cinematografische Reise durch die Jahre und Jahrzehnte fortzusetzen. Auch 1985 hat allerhand zu bieten. Von durch die Zeit reisenden Autos und Kindern, die ein altes Piratenschiff entdecken, von verlassenen Städten und verrückten, turbulenten und auch abenteuerlichen Nächten, von eher unfreiwillig haarigen Teenagern und Wissenschaftlern, die das Geheimnis des Todes entdecken und überwinden, aber auch von skurril-befremdlichen Zukunftsvisionen, polnischen Cops im Drogenkrieg in Chinatown und von einsamen durch den Wilden Westen streifenden, wortkargen und einsilbigen Revolverhelden weiß dieses Jahr zum Teil wundervolle Geschichten zu erzählen. Und den einen oder anderen kleinen Lieblingsfilm von mir hält es auch parat. Verschafft euch also gemeinsam mit mir einen kleinen Überblick über das Filmjahr 1985.

 

 

 

10.

Commando (1985)
Commando poster Rating: 6.7/10 (112,990 votes)
Director: Mark L. Lester
Writer: Jeph Loeb (story), Matthew Weisman (story), Steven E. de Souza (story), Steven E. de Souza (screenplay)
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells
Runtime: 90 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Released: 04 Oct 1985
Plot: A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter to blackmail him into starting a revolution and getting an exiled dictator back into power.

 

 

 

9.

Pale Rider (1985)
Pale Rider poster Rating: 7.3/10 (39,872 votes)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Chris Penn
Runtime: 115 min
Rated: R
Genre: Western
Released: 28 Jun 1985
Plot: A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.

 

 

 

8.

The Quiet Earth (1985)
The Quiet Earth poster Rating: 6.8/10 (20,266 votes)
Director: Geoff Murphy
Writer: Craig Harrison (novel), Bill Baer, Bruno Lawrence, Sam Pillsbury
Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace
Runtime: 91 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Released: 18 Oct 1985
Plot: A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda.

 

 

 

7.

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins poster Rating: 6.4/10 (8,762 votes)
Director: Guy Hamilton
Writer: Richard Sapir (novel), Warren Murphy (novel), Christopher Wood
Stars: Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Wilford Brimley, J.A. Preston
Runtime: 121 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Released: 11 Oct 1985
Plot: An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinarily unique assassin in service of the US president.

 

 

 

6.

Into the Night (1985)
Into the Night poster Rating: 6.5/10 (7,905 votes)
Director: John Landis
Writer: Ron Koslow
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stacey Pickren, Carmen Argenziano
Runtime: 115 min
Rated: R
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Released: 08 Mar 1985
Plot: Ed Okin's life is somewhat out of control. He can't sleep, his wife betrays him and his job is dull. One night he starts to drive through Los Angeles and he finally ends in the parking ...

 

 

 

5.

Year of the Dragon (1985)
Year of the Dragon poster Rating: 6.9/10 (9,024 votes)
Director: Michael Cimino
Writer: Robert Daley (novel), Oliver Stone (screenplay), Michael Cimino (screenplay)
Stars: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo
Runtime: 134 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Released: 16 Aug 1985
Plot: A racist Vietnam vet becomes a New York cop and cracks down on organized crime in Chinatown.

 

 

 

4.

Re-Animator (1985)
Re-Animator poster Rating: 7.3/10 (31,089 votes)
Director: Stuart Gordon
Writer: H.P. Lovecraft (story), Dennis Paoli (screenplay), William Norris (screenplay), Stuart Gordon (screenplay)
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale
Runtime: 104 min
Rated: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Released: 18 Oct 1985
Plot: A medical student and his girlfriend become involved in a bizarre experiment into reanimating the dead conducted by the student's incorrigible housemate in this campy sendup of an H.P. Lovecraft story. The emphasis is on humour but once the dead walk, there is gore aplenty.

 

 

 

3.

Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future poster Rating: 8.5/10 (569,097 votes)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover
Runtime: 116 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Released: 03 Jul 1985
Plot: A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

 

 

 

2.

Brazil (1985)
Brazil poster Rating: 8.0/10 (134,640 votes)
Director: Terry Gilliam
Writer: Terry Gilliam (screenplay), Tom Stoppard (screenplay), Charles McKeown (screenplay)
Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm
Runtime: 132 min
Rated: R
Genre: Sci-Fi
Released: 18 Dec 1985
Plot: A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

 

 

 

1.

The Goonies (1985)
The Goonies poster Rating: 7.8/10 (149,448 votes)
Director: Richard Donner
Writer: Steven Spielberg (story), Chris Columbus (screenplay)
Stars: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman
Runtime: 114 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Released: 07 Jun 1985
Plot: In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure.

 

 

 

Mein Ranking der X-Men-Filme

27. September 2016 at 19:08

 

 

 

„Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.“

 

 

 

In den letzten Tagen habe ich recht viel Zeit im filmischen Kosmos der X-Men verbracht, denn im Zuge von X-Men: Apocalypse habe ich viele der Filme erneut gesichtet. Die X-Men-Reihe ist eine meiner liebsten des Superhelden-Genres, auch weil sie lange vor Christopher Nolans Batman eine Ernsthaftigkeit an den Tag legte, welche es so vorher noch nicht gab und Themen wie Rassismus, Ausgrenzung und gesellschaftliche Isolation verhandelt. Auch mag ich sehr, dass sich die Geschichten (bis nun Apocalypse) eher im kleinen Rahmen bewegen denn im großen, und eben nicht ständig die gesamte Welt gerettet werden muss. Zudem bietet die Reihe einige sehr spannende und faszinierende Charaktere und jede Menge Konfliktpotential zwischen den Figuren. Allen voran natürlich Charles Xavier/Prof. X und Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto, die beide in ihrer jeweiligen Inkarnation grandios von James McAvoy und Patrick Stewart sowie Michael Fassbender und Ian McKellen verkörpert werden. Beide sind weit mehr als einfach nur Protagonist und Antagonist, sie verbindet mehr als das, sie haben eine lange, gemeinsame Geschichte, sind im Grunde Freunde, Weggefährten voller Respekt dem anderen gegenüber und haben beide auch das gleiche Ziel. Lediglich ihre Herangehensweise unterscheidet sich, sucht doch der eine Frieden und Koexistenz und der andere hingegen zur Not den kriegerischen Konflikt. Ich könnte an dieser Stelle noch ewig weiter machen und über Wolverine schwadronieren, über Jean Grey und Cyclops, Storm, Rogue und all die anderen, aber das führt definitiv zu weit. Deshalb jetzt mein Ranking der sechs Filme, bei dem ich die beiden Wolverine-Ableger ganz bewusst aus nur allzu offensichtliche Gründen außen vor lasse.

 

 

 

6.

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
X-Men: The Last Stand poster Rating: 6.8/10 (385,269 votes)
Director: Brett Ratner
Writer: Simon Kinberg, Zak Penn
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart
Runtime: 104 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Released: 26 May 2006
Plot: When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.

 

 

 

5.

X-Men (2000)
X-Men poster Rating: 7.4/10 (456,039 votes)
Director: Bryan Singer
Writer: Tom DeSanto (story), Bryan Singer (story), David Hayter (screenplay)
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen
Runtime: 104 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Released: 14 Jul 2000
Plot: Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

 

 

 

4.

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
X-Men: Apocalypse poster Rating: 7.3/10 (156,549 votes)
Director: Bryan Singer
Writer: Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Bryan Singer (story), Simon Kinberg (story), Michael Dougherty (story), Dan Harris (story)
Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult
Runtime: 144 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Released: 27 May 2016
Plot: After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

 

 

 

3.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
X-Men: Days of Future Past poster Rating: 8.0/10 (518,276 votes)
Director: Bryan Singer
Writer: Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Jane Goldman (story), Simon Kinberg (story), Matthew Vaughn (story)
Stars: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence
Runtime: 132 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Released: 23 May 2014
Plot: The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

 

 

 

2.

X-Men 2 (2003)
X-Men 2 poster Rating: 7.5/10 (407,921 votes)
Director: Bryan Singer
Writer: Zak Penn (story), David Hayter (story), Bryan Singer (story), Michael Dougherty (screenplay), Dan Harris (screenplay), David Hayter (screenplay)
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry
Runtime: 134 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Released: 02 May 2003
Plot: The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.

 

 

 

1.

X-Men: First Class (2011)
X-Men: First Class poster Rating: 7.8/10 (522,047 votes)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writer: Ashley Miller (screenplay), Zack Stentz (screenplay), Jane Goldman (screenplay), Matthew Vaughn (screenplay), Sheldon Turner (story), Bryan Singer (story)
Stars: James McAvoy, Laurence Belcher, Michael Fassbender, Bill Milner
Runtime: 132 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Released: 03 Jun 2011
Plot: In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III.