We're in the middle of a deluge of comic book movies right now. 'Thor' is the no. 1 movie in the country, with 'Priest,' 'X-Men: First Class,' 'Green Lantern,' 'Captain America' and 'Cowboys and Aliens' all due this summer. (Not to mention 'The Avengers' and 'The Dark Knight Rises,' which are being shot as we speak.) Is this the golden age? It's entirely possible. Before we can decide that, though, we have to rewind and take a look at what came before. After the jump, Moviefone presents our list of the Top 25 Comic Book Movies.
Shogun Assassin
R1981
In Theaters on January 1st, 1981

Samurai Lone Wolf (TomisaburĂ´ Wakayama) pushes his son (Masahiro Tomikawa) around in a baby cart. Read More

Road to Perdition
R2002
Based on 36 critics

A Depression-era mob enforcer (Tom Hanks) and his son (Tyler Hoechlin) flee after a fatal betrayal. Read More

Spider-Man 2
PG-132004
Based on 41 critics

Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) fights a man who has mechanical tentacles. Read More

American Splendor
R2003
Based on 42 critics

Fiction and reality blend in this portrait of Cleveland-based comic-book author Harvey Pekar. Read More

Hellboy
PG-132004
Based on 37 critics

The son (Ron Perlman) of the devil fights paranormal creatures. Read More

Sin City
R2005
Based on 40 critics

Sordid characters (Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel) run amok in a crime-ridden metropolis. Read More

Ghost in the Shell
Not Yet Rated1996
In Theaters on February 20th, 1996

A cybernetic agent must stop a potent form of artificial intelligence before it becomes human. Read More

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A History of Violence
R2005
Based on 37 critics

Vicious criminals harass a man (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife (Maria Bello) and family. Read More

300
R2007
Based on 42 critics

Badly outnumbered Spartan warriors clash with the Persian army at the Battle of Thermopylae. Read More

Iron Man
PG-132008
Based on 38 critics

A wealthy industrialist (Robert Downey Jr.) builds an armored suit and uses it to fight criminals. Read More

Batman
PG-131989
Based on 21 critics

Caped Crusader (Michael Keaton) saves Gotham City from the Joker (Jack Nicholson). Read More

The Dark Knight: Closed Captions & Descriptive Video Service
PG-132008
Based on 39 critics

Batman (Christian Bale) battles a vicious criminal known as the Joker (Heath Ledger). Read More

Persepolis
PG-132007
Based on 31 critics

An Iranian girl rebels against the fundamentalist takeover of her country. Read More

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
PG1990
In Theaters on March 30th, 1990

Four superturtles and couple (Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas) vs. ninja Foot Clan. Read More

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
PG-132010
Based on 38 critics

A charming slacker (Michael Cera) must contend with his new girlfriend's many ex-boyfriends. Read More

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Blade
R1998
Based on 23 critics

A man (Wesley Snipes) with vampire blood and a mortal (Kris Kristofferson) hunt the undead. Read More

Men In Black
PG-131997
Based on 22 critics

A veteran (Tommy Lee Jones) and a rookie (Will Smith) track aliens on Earth. Read More

X-Men
PG-132000
Based on 33 critics

A team of superheroes (Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart) fights a potential tyrant (Ian McKellen). Read More

Ghost World
R2001
Based on 31 critics

Friends (Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson) meet a loner (Steve Buscemi) and go separate ways. Read More

Spider-Man
PG-132002
Based on 37 critics

Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) battles his archenemy, the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe). Read More