Comics they are a peculiar art form. With well-structured drawings and dialogues in “balloons”, they manage to emit different sensations for readers. The success of these is so great that it was decided to take the comics to the cinema. Check out the 10 best movies inspired by comics.
Best movies inspired by comics
Directed by Todd Phillips, the film tells an origin for one of the main characters in cinema and comics (in this case, DC Comics). In it, Arthur Fleck (played by Joaquin Phoenix) is a failed man isolated by society. After murdering three men in a subway, Fleck unwittingly initiates an action against the great tycoons of Gotham City.
The film was nominated for a total of 11 Oscars at the 2020 ceremony, winning in the categories of ‘Best Actor’ (Phoenix) and ‘Best Original Soundtrack’ (Hildur Guðnadóttir).
In the second film in the Christopher Nolan trilogy, the hero of DC comics, Batman (interpreted by Christian Bale), you need to face the Joker (Heath Ledger) an anarchist criminal who creates chaos in Gotham City.
For the film, Heath Ledger won a posthumous Oscar for ‘Best Supporting Actor’. The actor passed away on January 22, 2008, before the film was released. In addition, he was nominated for another six Academy Awards.
Adapted from cartoonist Alan Moore’s DC comic series, the film, directed by Zack Snyder, tells the story of an alternative reality from 1985.
Superheroes exist and tensions against the Soviet Union are strong. Meanwhile, vigilante Rorschach (played by Jackie Earle Haley) investigates the murder of his professional colleague, known as “Comedian” (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan).
Also adapted from a Alan Moore DC comic book, it sets the viewer in a fascist England, transformed after a World War.
In the fight for freedom, the vigilante, known as V (played by Hugo Weaving), uses terrorism to face oppression. While fighting, save young Evey (Natalie Portman), which becomes a new ally.
Directed by Zack Snyder.
This film by director Matthew Vaughn is adapted from the Marvel Comics comics, made by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar.
In it, the young rebel Eggsy (Taron Egerton) is recruited by a secret spy organization by agent Galahad (Colin Firth). After undergoing intense training, Eggsy needs to help fight Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson), a tech genius who wants to eradicate global warming through large-scale killing.
In this film by director Sam Mendes, Tom Hanks plays Mike Sullivan, an employee of gangster John Rooney (Paul Newman). Rooney’s son, jealous of the relationship, decides to murder Sullivan’s family, generating several conflicts.
The work, adapted from Max Collins’ eponymous DC comic, was nominated for a total of six Oscars, winning one, for ‘Best Photography’ (delivered posthumously to Conrad Hall).
Ryan Coogler’s film tells the story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), prince of Wakanda. After his father’s death, T’Challa must fight to gain his position as king after the arrival of Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan).
was nominated for seven Oscars, including ‘Best Film’, and won in the categories of ‘Best Costume Design’, ‘Best Original Soundtrack’ and ‘Best Production Design’.
The work is adapted from the comic books of the eponymous Marvel character, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
The film, based on HQ, by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, marks the last appearance of Hugh Jackman as the Marvel character Wolverine / Logan. It takes place in 2024 and, in it, the hero, like all mutants, is in decline. Meanwhile, an organization turns mutant children into murderers and Laura Kinney (Daphne Keen), one of those children, must be protected by Logan.
Directed by James Mangold, Logan was nominated for an Oscar for ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’ in 2018.
Adapted from Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comics, this Edgar Wright film tells the story of young Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) who, after starting to date Ramona (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), must face the girl’s seven evil ex-boyfriends.
Oscar winner for ‘Best Animation’, the film tells the story of Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), a teenager who, after being bitten by a radioactive spider, gains superpowers. After living with Peter Parker, Miles discovers that he came from a parallel dimension, like other versions of Spider-Man.
The film, directed by Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti and Rodney Rothman, is based on different HQs of the character, created by Stan Lee.