Marvel’s mutant series ‘X-Men’ has been one of their most popular stables of comic book franchises. The first feature-film debuted in 2000 and was labelled as the first superhero film to break into mainstream success, since the downfall of the superhero genre in the mid-90’s. As of 2016, the ‘X-Men’ series consist of 9 films (with 3 being spin-offs), so here is our countdown in ranking the ‘X-Men’ films, however like other countdown lists, we haven’t reviewed all the ‘X-Men’ films.
1) X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) – 97
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ reunites the original cast with the prequel characters for an action-packed time-travelling film with stakes and plenty of tension.
2) X-Men (2000) – 80
‘X-Men’ may be short for standard superhero fare, although despite that, it is an exciting action-packed film that introduce this mutant universe.
3) X-Men 2 (2003) – 80
‘X-Men 2’ is a sequel that is equally as good as it origin predecessor. It improves on character development and action sequences.
4) The Wolverine (2013) – 77
‘The Wolverine’ improves from its disappointing first outing and creates a solo film that is filled with action sequences within the film’s setting of Japan.
5) Deadpool (2016) – 72
‘Deadpool’ pushes the boundaries for R-rated superhero fare filled with meta-humour, strong acting and solid action directing.
6) X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) – 70
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ may not have raised the bar that the previous films have, but it checks enough boxes as an entertaining superhero flick, just slightly messy.