10 Best Marvel Movies Outside The MCU

From 2008 Iron Man, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become one of the largest, highest-grossing, and most popular film franchises of all time. Expanding to television recently, with the addition of the Disney+ series, the MCU has taken the world of film and television by storm. However, there are many great Marvel movies that aren’t in the MCU.



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Superhero movies were popular with specific audiences long before Robert Downey Jr. appeared on public screens as Tony Stark. Marvel has thrilled comic book fans and produced brilliant movies outside of the MCU for decades and continues to do so with the X-Men franchise, Sony’s Spider-Man universe, and the huge success Into the Spider-Verse series.

2005 The Fantastic Four, directed by Tim Story, may not be perfect, but many remember it as a nostalgic and enjoyable superhero adventure. Before he was known to play Steve Rogers, Chris Evans took on the role of Johnny Storm and did a great job. Evans brought an unforgettable charisma to the role and his character helped make The Fantastic Four so loved.

If the story and writing lack areas, they make up for it with a brilliant cast. Although the Fantastic Four would later become prominent players in the MCU, Evans, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, and Ioan Gruffudd will always be remembered for their roles.

9 Blade has become a cult classic

Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the 1998 film Blade follows Dhampir Eric Brooks. A human with vampire-like abilities, the film focuses on Brooks as he battles powerful vampires, specifically Deacon Frost.

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Blade received mixed reviews, but was a box office success and has since achieved a passionate cult following. One of the best parts of Blade and its two sequels are Wesley Snipes’ performance in the lead role, which has been praised by fans since the film’s release.


8 X2 continues a great story

Based on the Marvel Graphic Novel God loves, man kills, X2 follows a large cast of mutants who, despite their differences, team up against the common enemy, Colonel William Stryker. Stryker wants to rid the world of mutants and attempts to create his version of Professor X’s Cerebro to hunt down mutants across the world.

X2 builds on all the brilliant parts of the original X-Men movie: the talented cast, the incredible action sequences, and the rich mutant history. Therefore, X2 received praise from audiences and critics.

seven Spider-Man introduced many fans to Peter Parker

Tom Holland’s portrayal of Spider-Man has become popular with audiences, and Andrew Garfield’s time playing the character has seen a resurgence in popularity ever since. No coming home has been freed. However, for many viewers, Tobey Maguire will always be whoever they imagine in the role.

by Sam Raimi Spider Mantells the superhero origin story when teenager Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider. Maguire, along with Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin and Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson, give incredible performances and helped bring such an iconic story to the big screen.

6 X-Men: First Class launched a new series of mutant films

X-Men: First Class stars James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and a host of talented actors. The film is an origin story for the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants, focusing on the turbulent relationship between Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr.

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X-Men: First Class brings together a talented cast, great music, thrilling action sequences, and a well-written origin story that has won critical and audience acclaim. Due to its popularity, the film spawned three sequels, but many remember First class as their favorite.


5 deadpool is a joy

Starring Ryan Reynolds in one of his best roles, the 2016 film dead Pool changed the game for Marvel movies. The film is the origin story of the titular anti-hero, who hunts down the man who left him with burn-like scars by giving him mutant abilities.

dead Pool became one of Marvel’s first R-rated projects, and due to the cast’s performances, dark adult humor, and ridiculously fun narrative, the film became wildly popular. dead Pool became the highest-grossing R-rated film upon release and spawned a successful sequel in 2018.

4 X-Men: Days Of Future Past Brought Two Timelines Together

Before Spider-Man: No Coming Home brought multiple Marvel characters into the same movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past showed Wolverine traveling through time to change history, working with two different timelines. days of future past brought back Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen’s iconic portrayals of Charles Xavier and Magneto, with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender reprising their roles as well.

days of future past also features cameos from Shawn Ashmore, Famke Janssen and James Marsden. The filmis considered by many to be the best of the prequel series and a well-executed sequel to The last Stand.


3 Spider-Man 2 is Raimi’s most beloved Spider-Man movie

2004 Spiderman 2 was widely acclaimed upon release, being popular with critics and winning an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Likewise, many fans consider the film the best of Sam Raimi’s beloved trilogy. The film sees Tobey Maguire return as Peter Parker, who struggles to balance his normal life with his growing responsibility and public presence as Spider-Man.

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Spiderman 2Peter’s main antagonist is Peter’s mentor, Dr. Otto Octavius, which adds an extra layer of conflict to the dynamic of the duo. The film is fast and thrilling, but also incredibly human and emotional, building on everything the first film did so well.


2 Logan summed up Wolverine’s story

The last movie of Wolverine trilogy, Logan follows an older Wolverine and an ailing Charles Xavier who take a young mutant girl, Laura, under their wings to protect her from the Reavers. Logan was hailed for its deep emotion and brilliant performances by Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Dafne Keen in her breakthrough role.

Logan finds two beloved characters, Wolverine and Xavier, in different situations than audiences are used to seeing and explores their characters in new ways, far from the intensity of a x-men narrative. The film received acclaim and is considered by many fans to be the best x-men movie of all time.


1 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is a work of art

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse follows Miles Morales, who becomes Spider-Man and works alongside other Spider-People from different universes to take down Kingpin. Being the first animated film in the Spider-Man franchise, every frame feels like it’s been pulled straight from a comic book and has a vibrancy that doesn’t exist in live-action movies.

Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld and Jake Johnson led the talented voice cast and gave great performances. The characters, amazing soundtrack, vibrant animation and new story helped Into the Spider-Verse win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

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