Circuit 3: Comic Book Movies



It’s been a while since we ran a Circuit 3, so let’s start by refreshing everyone on how this works. We pick a category, you rank your three best and/or favorite films in that respective category. Easy enough!

With Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice hitting theaters Friday, we thought this would be a good opportunity to focus on the comic book genre. To be completely transparent, this is a category I’ve never been a huge fan of (even if I did name one of my son’s after Superman). To convey the point, I had to be told that Sin City was not a comic book movie (it’s a graphic novel, apparently), otherwise Frank Miller’s dark, gritty crime thriller would have topped my list.

In my opinion, it’s hard to measure any other comic book film up against any of the films in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. There has been nothing in the Marvel universe to top what he did with those three films. For the purposes of not being completely boring and ranking all three of his films, I’m just going to list the best of the trilogy, and then two additional films in the other two spots. Feel free to proceed as you like.

Are you seeing Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice this weekend?

My Circuit 3 for Comic Book Movies:

  1. The Dark Knight (2008)
  2. Superman: The Movie (1978)
  3. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

  • Ryan

    It returns!

    My Real Answer:
    1. The Dark Knight
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    3. Batman Begins

    My ‘Marvel’ Answer:
    1. Spider-Man 2
    2. The Avengers
    3. Thor: The Dark World

  • Kevin

    I’m going to cheat and list Nolan’s trilogy as one. Otherwise it would take up all three spots.

    1. The Dark Knight Trilogy.
    2. Captain America: Winter Soldier
    3. Iron Man

  • Manning Franks

    I’m definitely planning on seeing BvS this weekend, even though I know it’s going to be a train wreck AND I hated Man of Steel, the comic fan in me wants to see this come to life!!

    1. The Avengers
    2. The Dark Knight
    3. Guardians of the Galaxy

    Honorable Mentions: Captain America: The Winter Solider, Spider-Man 2, and Batman Begins

  • Luke McGowan

    Restricting to one per franchise

    1. The Dark Knight
    2. X2: X-Men United
    3. Iron Man (that’s one per Iron Man trilogy, I didn’t restrict myself to one per MCU)

  • Joey Magidson

    1. The Dark Knight
    2. The Dark Knight Rises
    3. Deadpool

  • NYX

    The Dark Knight Rises

    Birdman tho>>>>