The “X-Men” Movies Ranked

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The “X-Men” Movies Ranked

By Vic

In time for the newly released blockbuster “X-Men: Days of Future Past” from Director Bryan Singer (Apt Pupil, the Usual Suspects), I thought I would rank the “X-Men” films in the order in which I like them. I have not seen “X Men: Days of Future Past” yet (I’m a bit behind on my new releases) but when I do I will put it in the appropriate place on the list. Hope you enjoy the post!

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6) “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006)

Directed by Brett Ratner

5 out of 10

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5) “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009)

Directed by Gavin Hood

6 out of 10

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4) “The Wolverine” (2013)

Directed by James Mangold

7 out of 10

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3) “X-Men: First Class” (2011)

Directed by Matthew Vaughn

8 out of 10

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2) “X-Men” (2000)

Directed by Bryan Singer

8 out of 10

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1) “X2: X-Men United” (2003)

Directed by Bryan Singer

9 out of 10

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I hope you all enjoyed my ranking of the “X-Men” movies. In which order do you rank them? Sound off below!

-Vic

31 comments

    • The bar was set pretty high with X2. I’m curious to see where I will place “DoFP” Hope to get to it this week coming. So stoked. Thanks for checking in. Much appreciated,man!

  1. also haven’t seen DFP yet and the only change I would make to your list is put X3 higher than both Wolverine movies which were both quite disappointing

    • Ah, gotcha. I believe the ranking with X3 is due to the fact that I never re-visited it (some of my friends keep urging me to see it again) and can only recall that I was not too impressed. I may have to give it a re-watch and see if the rank changes but despite the flaws the Wolverine flicks have, I like watching Jackman doing some solo work with his character.

      Thanks for checking in and the great feedback. I appreciate it. Hope you enjoy DoFP when you get around to it!

      • As someone who just viewed X3…I got to be honest and say that I completely agree with your choice. It is the worst in the series by far. Do not get me wrong…Wolverine Origins is completely awful….yet more fun due to it being laughably bad. X3 is just bad and extremely disappointing for someone who just watched the first two before it. Opinions differ of course so you may like it more than I did on your next watch! Just wanted to point out that nothing has changed for me.

        The list is accurate except I would struggle with where I put First Class. Loved it just as much as the originals!

      • Yeah, I think a re-watch isn’t going to do much in terms of my rankings and my opinion. Singer had set the bar so high with X2, that Ratner should have known to bring his A game but it didn’t seem to work on any level.

        First Class is so well done and I loved the dynamics that reflected what the Singer films established. It was a very cool entry.

        The Wolverine films are a different matter. I enjoyed the second much better but Origins, despite the silliness of it all, is a guilty pleasure for me. Thanks for stopping by, Louie! I appreciate the comment 🙂

  2. After rewatching First Class the other month I grew to like it more. I’d put 1st Class ahead of X1, but that’s just me. 🙂 Great list and looking forward to your review of DoFP.

    • First Class gets better and better with repeated viewings, doesn’t it? I still like the first X men flick a tad bit more (maybe because i re-visit it all the time) but I gave them equal scores and ranked them differently. Funny, huh?

      Hopefully I will get to DoFP this week sometime and post the review right afterwards. Glad you enjoyed the post! Thanks for checking in. I appreciate it!

  3. I haven’t seen The Last Stand or the two Wolverine movies, but my favorite is First Class. I think it’s the fact that it’s more grounded in realism that appealed to me. I should probably revisit the first two sometime though.

    • The first 2 are definitely worth a re-visit, Eric. But don’t be in any rush to catch The Last Stand unless you are very curious or need to complete the trilogy. The Wolverine movies are indeed flawed, so be warned, but they are mindless popcorn action flicks for me, so, I do enjoy re-watching them from time to time. (But, man, do they get trashed, lol).

      Thanks for stopping by and checking out the rankings! I appreciate it very much.

  4. Good choice in the rankings. I still favor the character dynamics in the first X-Men and it’s still my favorite, rough edges and all. I would put Future Past right below First Class, but those four are all 9/10 movies in my eyes, and The Wolverine drops down to a 7 and then even farther for the last two.

    • The dynamics in the first movie was indeed one of it’s major strengths. Everyone was written very well and I wish the movie had a longer running time just so I could watch them all interact more. I am very stoked to watch DoFP this week to see where I would place it. Glad you liked my rankings 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by, Bubbawheat. Always great to hear from you, man. I’ll be catching up on all of your recent posts this coming week. Looking forward to what you have up!

  5. X-2 is still my fave X-Men film as well, its really good, actually watched it again the other evening, terrific performances and storyline. A great film 😀

    • It is, hands down, the one X Men film I re-visit the most. I give that blu ray a work out all the time, lol.

      Thanks for checking in, Paul. Glad you enjoyed the post, man!

  6. Pretty much dead on with the rankings Vic! Only switch I would make would be Last Stand and Origins swap places. I think The Wolverine doesn’t get the love it should.

    • Oh yeah, totally agree. I re-watched it recently and I kind of enjoyed it much better the second go around. It isn’t a bad film in any sense. Is it a bit flawed? Maybe, but it is a strong X film and has a great performance from Jackman.

      I need to check out The Last Stand again. Been a while but I doubt I am going to like it any better. But who knows? Thanks for the re-blog Eric! And thanks for checking in, man! Always great to hear from you. Have a great week and stay in touch. I’ll see you over on Twitter later this week! 🙂

    • I was hoping to catch DoFP this week. Maybe tomorrow. I am so anxious to place it in the rankings! So, you enjoyed TLS better? That’s cool. I know many fans loved the line up of mutants in the film. I’m due for a re-watch of that entry but I am afraid I’ll still be disappointed 😦

      Thanks for swinging by, Maurice and I apologize for the late reply. Enjoy your weekend!

    • Thanks, Tim! I got the new design yesterday. I had been toying with a few new themes but I picked this new one temporarily. Later this month I will be upgrading so I can have more options to play around with.

      Thanks for checking in! Glad you liked the post. Have a good weekend, Tim!

  7. Interesting idea ranking this, Vic! Hmmm, I think I’d probably rate X-2, First Class and this latest one DOFP in my top 3. I actually like The Last Stand a lot more than any of the Wolverine movies, that character is more interesting in an ensemble instead of on his own.

    • Hi Ruth! Glad you liked the Rankings. I like your Top 3 picks! Good job 🙂

      As far as Wolverine, I have noticed that many, like yourself, enjoy Wolverine within the roster of the other characters working together, much better. I agree as well that he is much more interesting and even more dynamic when on the team facing their foes.

      The 2 Wolverine films, despite the big flaws, are guilty pleasures of mine. The second was definitely more enjoyable while Origins kind of went off the rails in places and by the end it was very pedestrian. Oh well. Thanks for stopping in, Ruth. I am always happy to hear from you! Enjoy your weekend 🙂

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