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.
Ghost in the Shell Movie Poster
Ghost in the Shell
In Theaters on February 20, 1996

In this Japanese animation, cyborg federal agent Maj. Motoko Kusanagi (Atsuko Tanaka) trails "The Puppet... Read More

Batman Movie Poster
Based on 21 critics

Having witnessed his parents' brutal murder as a child, millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Michael... Read More

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
In Theaters on March 30, 1990

In New York, mysterious radioactive ooze has mutated four sewer turtles into talking, upright-walking,... Read More

Blade Movie Poster
Based on 23 critics

A half-mortal, half-immortal is out to avenge his mother's death and rid the world of vampires. The modern-day... Read More

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Men in Black
Based on 22 critics

They are the best-kept secret in the universe. Working for a highly funded yet unofficial government... Read More

X-Men Movie Poster
Based on 33 critics

They are children of the atom, homo superior, the next link in the chain of evolution. Each was born... Read More

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Ghost World
Based on 31 critics

The story of neo-cool Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) who, faced with graduation... Read More

Spider-Man Movie Poster
Based on 38 critics

"Spider-Man" centers on student Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) who, after being bitten by a genetically-altered... Read More

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Road to Perdition
Based on 36 critics

Mike Sullivan (Tom Hanks) is an enforcer for powerful Depression-era Midwestern mobster John Rooney (Paul... Read More

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Spider-Man 2
Based on 41 critics

When a failed nuclear fusion experiment results in an explosion that kills his wife, Dr. Otto Octavius... Read More

American Splendor Movie Poster
American Splendor
Based on 42 critics

Underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar, portrayed by Paul Giamatti but also appearing as himself,... Read More

Hellboy Movie Poster
Based on 37 critics

At the end of World War II, the Nazis attempt to open a portal to a paranormal dimension in order to... Read More

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Sin City
Based on 40 critics

In this quartet of neo-noir tales, a mysterious salesman (Josh Hartnett) narrates a tragic story of co-dependency,... Read More

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A History of Violence
Based on 37 critics

When a pair of petty criminals attempt to rob his small-town diner, Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) quickly... Read More

300 Movie Poster
Based on 42 critics

In 480 B.C. a state of war exists between Persia, led by King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Greece. At... Read More

Iron Man Movie Poster
Iron Man
Based on 38 critics

A billionaire industrialist and genius inventor, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), is conducting weapons... Read More

Persepolis Movie Poster
Based on 31 critics

Based on Satrapi's graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe.... Read More

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Movie Poster
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Based on 38 critics

As bass guitarist for a garage-rock band, Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) has never had trouble getting... Read More

Shogun Assassin Movie Poster
Shogun Assassin
In Theaters on 1981

Medieval samurai Lone Wolf (TomisaburĂ´ Wakayama) pushes a baby cart holding his son (Masahiro Tomikawa),... Read More