Comic Book Movies

Comic books and graphic novels have always been a rich source of inspiration for Hollywood. But not all adaptations are created equal. This list includes our favorites, from adventures with the Man of Steel to strong female characters such as Captain Marvel to blockbusters like The Avengers. But take note, just as all adaptations aren't equal, some are also more edgy than others. For more movies check out our Best Superhero Movies for Kids list.

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Astro Boy

age 7+

Action-packed adventure a fun bet for young superhero fans.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2009)
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Big Hero 6

age 7+

Awesome origin story is action-packed, deals with grief.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Superman: The Movie

age 8+

Super-nostalgic superhero adventure still soars.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1978)
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The Adventures of Tintin

age 9+

Whirlwind animated adventure is a visual treat for tweens.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

age 9+

French comics-based adventure is engaging for tweens.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

age 9+

Excellent, intense adventure has thrills, humor, heart.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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Captain Marvel

age 10+

Powerful female superhero story has some violence, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Dick Tracy

age 10+

Artful, colorful, light comics adaptation.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1990)
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Spider-Man

age 11+

Fun movie, but may be too intense for younger kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)
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Spider-Man 2

age 11+

A popcorn pleasure with heart, soul, and insight.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2004)
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X-Men

age 11+

Comic-book adaptation has brains, brawn, and style.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2000)
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Spider-Man 3

age 11+

Kids will be dazzled, but the story falls short of No. 2.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2007)
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Captain America: The First Avenger

age 11+

Comic book adventure mixes patriotism, explosive action.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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The Amazing Spider-Man

age 12+

Action-packed series reboot has lots to offer Spidey fans.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

age 12+

Uneven Spider-Man sequel mixes action, romance.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Black Panther

age 12+

Masterful Marvel film has depth, diversity -- and violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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Doctor Strange

age 12+

Mysticism, humor, and action surround unique Marvel hero.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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Guardians of the Galaxy

age 12+

Marvel's sci-fi adventure has it all: laughs, action, charm.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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The Mask

age 12+

A bit crude, but fun and relatively harmless.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1994)
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Men in Black

age 12+

Lots of fun, but too scary for some kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1997)
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