RRs Rankings: X-Men franchise - Which is the best? (Updated June 2019)

We find ourselves at the precipice of another superhero franchise launching a new chapter in their anthology. With Dark Phoenix about to try to find herself in theatres, Russelling Reviews thought it might be worth revisiting a previous list of the best X-men films. 

The list will include the prequels, since they have been intermixed throughout the franchise. It might cause some fans to get anxious, but a little controversy never hurts a good conversation. Since this dates back 17 years, this will be based on entertainment value opposed to quality of effects. 

What is your favourite? 

Some have asked, "What about Deadpool?" Russelling Reviews has changed the stance on these films.  Prior X-men lists did not include Deadpool for two reasons. 
1) The utter mistreatment of the red-suited figure in the Wolverine film and at the time 
2) The comparison did not seem to be fair to the franchise, Deadpool was in a different stratum than this franchise had experienced. 

Now with the release of Logan, it would be worth including both Deadpool films in this franchise. Also, it lifts the quality of this franchise considerably. Not quite to the level of the Marvel Universe, but definitely lifts it above the current DC Universe output

RRs Ranking of the X-men franchise

6. X-Men: First Class
7. X-Men 2
8. Dark Phoenix
9. The Wolverine
10. X-Men: The Last Stand
12. X-Men Origins: Wolverine

There it is...See what you think of Russelling Reviews Ranking of the X-men franchise and send us your thoughts and passion points for your beloved heroes.  

Enjoy the films and thank you for taking the time to read the reviews and rankings!

Other RRs Rankings:

Best of the Marvel Universe

Best Batman and Superman

Best James Bond + who will be next

Rankings by Russell Matthews @ Russelling Reviews #russellingrevs


  1. Switch X-men and X-men 2 and I would wholeheartedly agree with you.


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