Big List of Movies based on Comicbook Characters

Discussion in 'Misc. Comics Films' started by Figma, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. Figma

    Figma Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any more... I keep forgetting all the "LIVE-ACTION" movies out there that are based, or partially based on comicbooks. I should probably kick the Shadow out of there, I dunno. More, less? What do you think? I'm trying to steer clear of made-for-tv movies. There's a Justice League of America and Flash I'd put up. I remember the Dr. Strange, Spiderman, and Hulk series of made-for-tv's too. Cool stuff.

    CURRENT "BOX-OFFICE" MOVIES:

    (1966) BATMAN: The Movie
    (1966) MODESTY BLAISE
    (1967) ---- no comic-based movies released ----
    (1968) BARBARELLA
    (1969-1977) ---- no comic-based movies released ----
    (1977) THE INCREDIBLE HULK [note: limited theatrical release / tv]
    (1978) SUPERMAN: The Movie
    (1979) ---- no comic-based movies released ----
    (1980) POPEYE
    (1980) SUPERMAN II
    (1980) FLASH GORDON
    (1981) ---- no comic-based movies released ----
    (1982) ANNIE
    (1982) CONAN the BARBARIAN
    (1982) SWAMP THING
    (1983) SUPERMAN III: Superman Vs. Superman
    (1984) CONAN the DESTROYER
    (1984) SUPERGIRL: The Movie
    (1985) RED SONJA
    (1986) HOWARD THE DUCK
    (1987) SUPERMAN IV: The QUEST FOR PEACE
    (1988) ---- no comic-based movies released ----
    (1989) BATMAN
    (1989) BRENDA STARR
    (1989) PUNISHER
    (1989) RETURN OF THE SWAMP THING
    (1990) DICK TRACY
    (1990) TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
    (1991) THE ADDAMS FAMILY
    (1991) CAPTAIN AMERICA
    (1991) THE ROCKETEER
    (1991) TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II: THE SECRET of the OOZE
    (1992) BATMAN RETURNS
    (1993) DENNIS THE MENACE
    (1993) TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III: TURTLES IN TIME
    (1993) ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES
    (1994) THE CROW
    (1994) FANTASTIC FOUR [note: unreleased]
    (1994) RI¢HIE RI¢H
    (1994) THE MASK
    (1994) THE SHADOW [note: comics came after the radio prog.]
    (1995) BATMAN FOREVER
    (1995) CASPER
    (1995) FIST of the NORTH STAR
    (1995) JUDGE DREDD
    (1995) TANK GIRL
    (1996) BARB WIRE
    (1996) THE CROW: CITY of ANGELS
    (1996) THE PHANTOM
    (1997) BATMAN & ROBIN
    (1997) MEN IN BLACK
    (1997) SPAWN
    (1997) STEEL
    (1998) BLADE
    (1998) DARK CITY
    (1999) MYSTERY MEN
    (1999) VIRUS
    (2000) GHOST WORLD
    (2000) X-MEN
    (2001) JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS
    (2001) FROM HELL
    (2001) MONKEYBONE [note: based on comic-strip "Dark Town"]
    (2002) BLADE 2
    (2002) MEN IN BLACK II
    (2002) ROAD TO PERDITION
    (2002) SPIDER-MAN: The Motion Picture
    (2003) AMERICAN SPLENDOR
    (2003) BULLET PROOF MONK
    (2003) DAREDEVIL
    (2003) HULK
    (2003) LEAGUE of EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
    (2003) X2: X-MEN UNITED
    (2004) HELLBOY
    (2004) PUNISHER
    (2004) GARFIELD: THE MOVIE
    (2004) SPIDERMAN 2
    (2004) BLUEBERRY

    ** LIST UPDATED **

    FUTURE "BOX-OFFICE" MOVIES (planning/production stages):
    (2004) BLADE: TRINITY
    (2004) CATWOMAN
    (2004) MAN-THING
    (2005) BATMAN BEGINS
    (2005) CONSTANTINE
    (2005) FANTASTIC FOUR
    (2005) GHOST RIDER
    (2006) IRON FIST
    (2006) SUPERMAN
    (2006) X-MEN 3
    (xxxx) SPIDERMAN 3
    (xxxx) BLACK PANTHER
    (xxxx) PUNISHER 2
    (xxxx) HULK 2
    (xxxx) WONDER WOMAN
    (xxxx) BOOKS OF MAGIC
    (xxxx) IRON MAN
    (xxxx) NAMOR
    (xxxx) SHAZAM
    (xxxx) LUKE CAGE

    ~ Figma
     
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  2. 3dman27

    3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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    pretty complete i'd say
    good work
     
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  3. Figma

    Figma Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, 3dman.

    To anyone: did 1981 and 1988 really exist as the two years (post Superman) with NO comic/cartoon2film releases? They seem so lonely up there. Things definitely seemed to HEAT UP after the debut of the Hulk & Superman the following year. I'm guesing 1988 was the calm before the next storm. :p

    ~ Figma
     
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  4. FrankMillerTime

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    you missed out like a bjillion Dick Tracy moives, and if you count Peanuts/Charlie Brown thats almost 2 a year since 1950 or somthing stupid like that.
     
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  5. Figma

    Figma Well-Known Member

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    No cartoons. Only counting live action. Also, no serials. They're not "feature-length" films. They're a dime a dozen. Also, no "made for tv" movies either. Maybe that makes more sense?

    ~ Figma
     
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  6. skorponok

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    Added Luke Cage since it's in pre production and DD2 now that there's real talk of it all of a sudden ;)
     
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  7. WarBlade

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    I think you mean " (1968) Barbarella"

    Asterix and Obelix is missing too

    Come to think of it, your list is probably only half way complete . . .

    The Addams Family
    Addams Family Values

    Damn, I wish I could remember more, but some of the films are pretty obscure in include a number of French and Italian titles.

    Edit: removed entry
     
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  8. combocaz

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    what about THE FLASH
     
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  9. combocaz

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    tarzan
     
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  10. Superman

    Superman The Man Of Steel (Is #1)

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    Ummm No. Sorry, not even close.

    Karate Kid is actually Val Armorr, a citizen of 30th-Century Earth and a member of DC's Legion of Super-Heroes. That movie had nothing to do with the comics.

    [​IMG]

    :)
     
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  11. C. Lee

    C. Lee I'm not old...I'm ancient

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    Blueberry (starring Vincent Cassel)....based on the comic Lt. Blueberry is awaiting release.
     
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  12. WarBlade

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    Hmm ok. I read it somewhere. :o
     
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  13. Pink Ranger

    Pink Ranger Happy Mothers' Day

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    Good job, but don't forget the execrable Dennis the Menace movie.
     
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    WarBlade Well-Known Member

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    3dman u forgot Elektra 2005
     
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  16. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    Superman and myself are currently working on a project that will detail every single movie ever made based on a comic. There are waaaaaay more than you'd think.
     
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  17. Superman

    Superman The Man Of Steel (Is #1)

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    Speaking of which, Where have you been? What's up?:)
     
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  18. Figma

    Figma Well-Known Member

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    The second you enter movies that are "Direct-to-Video", "Made-for-TV", "Animated", Manga-based Anime, and Foreign films, it virtually mushroom clouds. I agree (especially regarding the more obscure items).

    My reason for the list was looking specifically at live-action feature films, to see what impact comics in the United States have had on the creation of feature films. BoxOfficeMojo is nice. So much data out there. Always nice to see how someone else collects and displays it.

    ~ Figma
     
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  19. skorponok

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    TIMECOP was based on a Dark Horse comic.

    ...and it got a short lived series on ABC and a direct to dvd sequel.
     
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  20. Superman

    Superman The Man Of Steel (Is #1)

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    Well for right now all we are doing is live action movies, TV shows and serials based on comics from the US.

    We haven't started on the live action foreign films. Nor are we doing animated or anime yet.

    It's still a very long list.:eek: :)
     
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  21. Figma

    Figma Well-Known Member

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    Especially with serials and the legions of TV shows. Some of those old serials were really short, but must have been something special to grab the imagination. It's fun to talk to the older folks about how that used to be.

    ~ Figma
     
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  22. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    Sent you a PM old buddy.
     
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  23. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    True. However, there are plenty of books and resources which attempt to list every horror or sci-fi film; and there must be more of either genre than superhero/comicbook movies.
     
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  24. Superman

    Superman The Man Of Steel (Is #1)

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    Tried to send one back but your box is full.:(


    Anyway. It sounds great, Love the title. Need any help with anything?:)
     
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  25. FlameHead

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    This is awesome folks. I've been lookin' for a list like this! Thanks.
     
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