10 best non-superhero comic book movies, according to Rotten Tomatoes
Comics as a visual and entertainment medium have always been used to tell fantastic stories, but thanks to the rise of giants called Marvel and DC over the past 50 years or so, they have become synonymous with superheroes. . Therefore, it has come to a point where comic book movies and superhero movies are seen as one and the same. While this is a flawed assumption, it is not without merit. Among those billion dollar superhero movies that are universally popular, it’s not hard to forget that other types of comic book stories exist as well, and they also fit the bill. movies.
Some of these movies are the ones that a lot of people have heard of, such as Men in black, while others like My friend Dahmer never really enjoyed great popularity because of the niche target population. With all of that in mind, the following list ranks some of the best non-superhero comic book movies.
ten Scott Pilgrim versus. The World (2010) – 82%
Accompanied by the fantastic comedic style of writer-director Edgar Wrights, Scott Pilgrim versus. The world is one of the most faithful comic book adaptations of all time, and its visually stunning and iconic flair has made it a cult classic.
Michael Cera plays the eponymous Scott Pilgrim who falls in love with a girl Ramona Flowers, and in a comedic turn of events, it is revealed that in order to date her he must defeat seven of her evil ex-boyfriends. The inspiration for the film came from the comics written by author Bryan Lee O’Malley.
9 My Friend Dahmer (2017) – 86%
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was a convicted serial killer who not only murdered 17 people in the late 1900s, but committed a plethora of other unspeakable acts. My friend Dahmer is a biopic about him, written and directed by Marc Meyers starring ex-Disney star Ross Lynch in the lead role.
The film was adapted from the 2012 graphic novel by artist John “Derf” Backderf, who went to high school with Dahmer and was real-life friends with him, giving the comics an entirely different take on it.
8 Snoopy & Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (2015) – 87%
A creation by designer Charles M. Schulz, Peanuts is one of the world’s most iconic comics that ran for 50 years from 1950 to 2000 in more than 2,600 newspapers and 75 countries. The comics have been adapted into many animated films and TV shows that are considered timeless classics, and the 2015 film was the first feature film in 35 years.
Strange things actor Noah Schnapp voices the titular Charlie Brown, while voice recordings from Bill Melendez were used to bring Snoopy to life in this computer-animated film.
7 Blue is the warmest color (2013) – 89%
Adele is an introverted teenager whose life is forever changed when she begins to properly explore her sexuality upon meeting an aspiring female artist, Emma. Over the years, the film follows them from the early stages of their relationship until the heartbreaking moments when they go their separate ways.
The behind-the-scenes interaction between the actresses and the director has sparked some serious controversy, but the fact remains that this adaptation of Jul Maroh’s 2010 French graphic novel is one of the best LGBTQ + films of recent years. years.
6 Men in Black (1997) – 92%
While the films themselves were an instant hit when they were first released in 1997 and have now become a household name and iconic symbol built into pop culture, what many don’t know is that the Men in black first appeared in a comic book in 1990.
Created by Lowell Cunningham with artist Sandy Carruthers and originally published by Aircel Comics, the comic book series was relatively short with just six issues. Movies starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones differ greatly from the comics, which are darker.
5 Ghost World (2001) – 93%
Created by Daniel Clowes in the mid-90s, Ghost world is a cynical and witty coming-of-age tale that follows the daily lives of two teenage girls. With nothing useful to do, they spend all of their time talking (often in a negative light) about society as a whole and the people around them.
Working with Clowes, director Terry Zwigoff brought the story of these two girls to the big screen with critical success, starring Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson in one of the first roles of her career.
4 American Splendor (2003) – 94%
American splendor is a slice of life comic book series that can also be considered autobiographical in nature, created by Harvey Pekar and focused primarily on his life, the people around him, and his comedic and relatable interactions with them.
Cinderella man Actor Paul Giamatti stars as Paul Giamatti Pekar in the film, but as part of his many fourth wall breaking moments, author Harvey Pekar himself makes appearances. The comic book series has shown that stories about the normal life of normal people can also be fun to read and are considered one of its best qualities.
3 Snowpiercer (2013) – 94%
All Oscars win in 2020 for Parasite brought Bong Joon-ho widespread international fame, as well as well-deserved attention to his previous films, including Snowpiercer, his first film in English. Starring MCU stars Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, it takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity’s attempts to stop global warming have backfired and destroyed the planet.
The small fragment of the population that survived lives on a train that runs constantly around the world, and discrimination between social groups has never been worse. It was based on the French graphic novel The Transperceneige by author Jacques Lob.
2 A History of Violence (2005) – 94%
A black hardcore story, A history of violence is about a local business owner and father who becomes famous in his community after successfully stopping an attempted theft.
News of his heroic achievement attracts disreputable people, and the actions of his past life as a professional hitman endanger his well-being and that of his family. Based on the graphic novel of the same name by John Wagner and Vince Locke, this Oscar-nominated film was the last major Hollywood film to be released on VHS.
1 We’re the best! (2013) – 96%
Taking place in Stockholm in the 1980s, We’re the best! tells the story of Bobo and Klara, two teenage girls whom people around them blame their punk rock fans for. Joined by a third member, shy and religious, the trio try to create their own rock group for despite the opposition they face from everywhere.
A Swedish production, it was written and directed by Lukas Moodysson and based on the graphic novel Never good night, written by his wife Coco Moodysson.
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