Great Movies: Action Movies Based on Comic Book Characters

PDFPrinter friendly version

Marvel's the Avengers Marvel's the Avengers
2012-09 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
0786936819175 Check our catalog

The Avengers is the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of …More

Batman: The Movie Batman: The Movie
2005-06 - Tcfhe
0024543019541 Check our catalog

When Batman and Robin get a tip that Commodore Schmidlapp is in danger aboard his yacht, they launch a rescue mission. But the tip is a set-up by four of the most powerful villains ever, who seek to defeat the Dynamic Duo once and for all! Armed with a dehydrator that can turn humans into dust, the fearsome foursome intends to take over the world! Can the Caped Crusaders use their high-flying heroism …More

Batman Batman
2013-03 - Warner Home Video
9781419854996 Check our catalog

The Caped Crusader saves dismal Gotham City and gorgeous Vicki Vale from the freaky Joker. Directed by Tim Burton. …More

Batman Returns Batman Returns
2013-03 - Warner Home Video
9781419855009 Check our catalog

The Caped Crusader clashes with Catwoman and saves gloomy Gotham City from the foul Penguin's plot. Directed by Tim Burton. …More

Batman Forever Batman Forever
2013-03 - Warner Home Video
9781419878060 Check our catalog

The Caped Crusader woos a criminal psychologist, takes on a sidekick and battles Two-Face and the Riddler. …More

Batman & Robin Batman & Robin
2013-03 - Warner Home Video
9781419878053 Check our catalog

The fourth installment in the "Batman" movie series, Mr. Freeze aims to put the world on ice and Poison Ivy has some venomous plans of her own and only the Dark Knight, Robin and Batgirl can stop them. …More

Batman Begins Batman Begins
2013-01 - Warner Home Video
9781419802263 Check our catalog

Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents' murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses …More

The Dark Knight The Dark Knight
2013-10 - Warner Home Video
9781419861192 Check our catalog

The follow-up to the action hit "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight" reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves …More

The Dark Knight Rises The Dark Knight Rises
2014-01 - Warner Home Video
0883929212569 Check our catalog

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything …More

Captain America-First Avenger Captain America-First Avenger
2011-10 - Paramount Home Video
0097361439747 Check our catalog

Captain America: The First Avenger" focuses on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous …More

Daredevil Daredevil
2014-05 - Twentieth Century-Fox
0024543077947 Check our catalog

For Daredevil, justice is blind, and for the guilty--there's hell to pay! By day blind attorney Matt Murdock toils for justice in Hell's Kitchen. By night, he's Daredevil, The Man Without Fear--a powerful masked vigilante stalking the streets with an uncanny "radar sense" that allows him to "see" with superhuman capabilities. …More

Ghost Rider Ghost Rider
2012-01 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
9781424829774 Check our catalog

Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) was only a teenaged stunt biker when he sold his soul to the devil (Peter Fonda). Years later, Johnny is a world renowned daredevil by day, but at night, he becomes the Ghost Rider of Marvel Comics legend. The devil …More

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
2014-02 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
0043396399747 Check our catalog

Nicolas Cage reprises his role as Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. In this gritty new vision for the character, directed by Neveldine/Taylor (Crank), Johnny is still struggling with his curse as the devil's bounty hunter a but he may risk everything as he teams up with the leader of a group of rebel monks (Idris Elba) to save a young boy from the devil... and possibly rid himself of …More

Green Lantern Green Lantern
2014-01 - Warner Home Video
0883929140237 Check our catalog

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, an elite, powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. Warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him the ability to create anything his mind can imagine. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, …More

The Incredible Hulk The Incredible Hulk
2011-09 - Universal Home Video
0025195016025 Check our catalog

THE INCREDIBLE HULK kicks off an all-new, explosive and action-packed epic of one of the most popular Super Heroes of all time. In this new beginning, scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk. Living in the shadowscut off from a life he knew and the woman he loves, …More

Iron Man Iron Man
2011-02 - Paramount Home Video
0097363506546 Check our catalog

Suit up for action with Robert Downey Jr. in the ultimate adventure movie you've been waiting for, Iron Man! When jet-setting genius-industrialist Tony Stark is captured in enemy territory, he builds a high-tech suit of armor to escape. Now, he's on a mission to save the world as a hero who's built, not born, to be unlike any other. …More

Iron Man 2 Iron Man 2
2010-09 - Paramount Home Video
0097361399744 Check our catalog

In Iron Man 2, the world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and …More

Iron Man 3 Iron Man 3
2013-09 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
0786936836745 Check our catalog

Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity …More

The Rocketeer The Rocketeer
2002-09 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
0717951003195 Check our catalog

A test pilot turns superhero in 1938 Hollywood with a Nazi-coveted rocket backpack designed by Howard Hughes. …More

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
2011-09 - Universal Home Video
0025192035289 Check our catalog

Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is an unemployed 23-year-old bass guitarist in an up-and-coming garage rock band who is dating a cute 17-year-old high school girl, Knives Chau (Ellen Wong). He is having fun in life and rolling along at a nice even tempo until one day Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) roller-blades into his life. Ramona moved to Toronto from New York City to find peace and quiet …More

Spider-Man Spider-Man
2004-06 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
9781404938335 Check our catalog

A geeky high school student is bitten by a genetically enhanced spider and gains superhero powers that mimic the strengths of a spider. Now, Peter Parker can climb walls and spin spiderwebs, but he still longs for the love of his neighbor Mary Jane. When the city comes under fire of the tyrannical Green Goblin, Spider-Man comes to the rescue and the legend is born. …More

Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man 2
2006-04 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
9781404956438 Check our catalog

PETER PARKERS HAVING A ROUGH TIME. THINGS ARE SO BAD HE DECLARES THAT HE'S QUITTING & NEVER PUTTING ON THE SUIT AGAIN. HOWEVER, HIS SENSE OF DUTY FORCES HIM TO BECOME A HERO AGAIN WHEN DR OCTAVIUS IS DEFORMED IN AN ACCIDENT & BECOMES DR OCTOPUS. …More

Spider-Man 3 Spider-Man 3
2010-09 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
9781424825981 Check our catalog

Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) finally has the girl of his dreams, Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), and New York City is in the throes of Spider-mania! But when a strange alien symbiote turns Spider-Mans suit black, his darkest demons come to light changing Spider-Man inside as well as out. Spider-Man is in for the fight of his life against a lethal mix of villains - the deadly Sandman (Thomas Haden …More

The Amazing Spider-Man The Amazing Spider-Man
2013-09 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
0043396409415 Check our catalog

Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner. …More

Superman: The Movie Superman: The Movie
2001-05 - Warner Home Video
BL02943DVD000 Check our catalog

Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane—who's in love with Superman. Clark must summon his superhero alter ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world. …More

Superman II Superman II
2013-11 - Warner Home Video
9781419823961 Check our catalog

The Man of Steel gets serious with Lois Lane and fights three Krypton outcasts in league with Lex Luthor. …More

Superman Returns Superman Returns
2013-11 - Warner Home Video
9781419827174 Check our catalog

Following a mysterious absence of several years, the man of Steel returns to Earth. While archenemy Lex Luthor plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the realization that Lois Lane has moved on with her life.

 

Thor Thor
2013-09 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
0786936837506 Check our catalog

The epic adventure Thor spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor is banished to Earth, where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, …More

Thor The Dark World Thor The Dark World
2014-02 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
0786936839500 Check our catalog

Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" continues the adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel's "Thor" and "Marvel's The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. …More

Watchmen Watchmen
2010-05 - Warner Home Video
0883929057795 Check our catalog

A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the Doomsday Clock - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach …More

X-Men X-Men
2008-12 - Twentieth Century-Fox
0024543534969 Check our catalog

X-MEN is the live-action, big-screen adaptation of the most popular comic book series of the world. Outcasts since birth, the X-Men are the next step of human evolution, each born with a unique genetic mutation that gives them extraordinary powers that they've learned to harness for the greater good. But mankind fears what it doesn't understand, and the X-Men soon realize that the race they fight to …More

X2: X-Men United X2: X-Men United
2010-10 - Twentieth Century-Fox
0024543091974 Check our catalog

Professor Xavier's Mutant Academy faces continued persecution including a military attack. At the same time his troupe of young adults with special powers must stop an evil mutant who attempts to assassinate the U.S. President. …More

X-Men: The Last Stand X-Men: The Last Stand
2009-04 - Twentieth Century-Fox
0024543374046 Check our catalog

Experience the awesome power of The X-Men's epic, final battle. Join well-known mutant heroes and villains, and meet a cadre of all-new warriors -- including Angel, Beast, Juggernaut and Colossus -- in this thrilling, explosive adventure! After a controversial cure is discovered, mutants can choose to retain their superhuman abilities or give up their unique gifts and become normal. When peaceful mutant …More

X-Men Origins: Wolverine X-Men Origins: Wolverine
2014-05 - Twentieth Century-Fox
0024543602859 Check our catalog

Hugh Jackman reprises the role that made him a superstar - as the fierce fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, retractable claws and a primal fury. Leading up to the events of X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters …More

X-Men: First Class X-Men: First Class
2014-05 - Twentieth Century-Fox
0024543750871 Check our catalog

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together …More

The Wolverine The Wolverine
2014-05 - Twentieth Century-Fox
0024543833055 Check our catalog

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal …More