List of All X-Men Movies in Order

Have you watched all the X-Men movies? There are 13 movies in the X-men film series. There are three original X-Men movies (2000-2006), three Wolverine spin-off films (2009–2017), four X-Men prequels with a new cast (2011–2019) and two Deadpool spin-off films (2016–2018). The newest, thirteenth movie (August 2020), The New Mutants, is set to conclude X-Men film series.

Now, since Marvel created all these characters, you may be wondering how come X-Men series is not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The answer is simple. Marvel had financial problems during the 90s so they sold the rights for some of their characters (X-Men, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four). Those days are over now. In the future all movies based on Marvel characters will most likely be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (which means these characters may overlap in the future movies).

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X-Men film series is among the highest-grossing film series out there.

Here is the list of all X-Men movies in order of release:

1. X-Men (2000)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry

The story follows mutants Wolverine and Rouge who find themselves in the middle of a clash between two mutant-kind organisations. One of them is X-Men under the guidance of Professor X who advocates peaceful coexistence with the human world. The other one is the Brotherhood of Mutants, whose leader, Magneto, has more sinister and hostile plans for mankind.

2. X2: X-Men United (2003)

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Rebecca Romijn

Human fear of the mutants inseifies when one attacks the President in the White House. Maniacal military man William Stryker is prompted to break into Professor X’s school, kidnap him and use his invention, Cerebro, for his ultimate goal – to wipe out mutants from the face of the earth once and for all. The dire situation forces X-Men to seek help in alliance with their sworn enemies, the Brotherhood of Mutants and their leader, Magneto.

3. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Brett Ratner
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Rebecca Romijn, Famke Janssen

The mutant community is given a choice in a form of a cure which could erase their mutations and make them human. While the X-Men group are not exactly thrilled by this opportunity, Magneto decides to go for a more extreme response to the offer. He teams up with Jean Grey, now a deadly force called the Dark Phoenix, in order to destroy the mutant-hating humanity. The X-Men have a double task in front of them: take on the Brotherhood and deal with Jean as an even bigger threat.

4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Gavin Hood
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds

The film recounts the story of Wolverine’s childhood and younger years. Logan and his mutant half-brother Victor wander around the world for almost two centuries, surviving wars and harsh times thanks to their mutant regenerative abilities. Under the shield of Colonel William Stryker and his Weapon X team, Logan eventually decides to leave in search of a better life. Consequently, Stryker will not let that go and will send Logan’s half-brother after him.

This is part four of the X-Men film series and part one of the Wolverine trilogy contained within the X-Men film series. In terms of chronology, it is a prequel and a spin-off to X-Men from 2000.

5. X-Men: First Class (2011)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

The story is set in the 1960s and it recounts the first meeting and a budding friendship between Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr, later known as Professor X and Magneto. Drawn together to form a special unit of mutants, they will need to join forces in the fight against Sebastian Shaw, a mutant himself and a murderous one as well. On top of that, Eric considers him to be his arch-enemy and his drive for revenge will create a crack in his and Charles’ friendship.

This is another prequel to X-Men from 2000 and part five of the X-Men film series.

6. The Wolverine (2013)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto

Mourning the death of Jean Grey, Logan will be invited to Japan on the last request of a dying man who he befriended during the Second World War. Refusing the man’s offer to make him immortal, Logan will soon realize how wrong perhaps he was. His healing powers are waning and he at the same time has a task: protect a young girl who happens to be his dead friend’s granddaughter and deal with murderous samurai.

This is part two of the Wolverine film series following X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and a sequel to X-Man: The Last Stand (2006).

7. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence

The story deals with the horrifying consequences of creating Sentinels – the robots whose primary purpose was to exterminate the mutants but who have turned on the humankind as well. To save the world from the impending doom, Professor X and Magneto have to collaborate with the past versions of themselves, along with some other X-Men, and prevent the disaster. Wolverine gets chosen to be sent to 1973 to nip the war in its bud.

This is the sequel to X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men: First Class (2011) and The Wolverine (2013).

8. Deadpool (2016)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Tim Miller
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller

The story deals with the horrifying consequences of creating Sentinels – the robots whose primary purpose was to exterminate the mutants but who have turned on the humankind as well. To save the world from the impending doom, Professor X and Magneto have to collaborate with the past versions of themselves, along with some other X-Men, and prevent the disaster. Wolverine gets chosen to be sent to 1973 to nip the war in its bud.

This is the sequel to X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men: First Class (2011) and The Wolverine (2013).

9. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

When one of the first mutants, En Sabah Nur also known as Apocalypse, gets accidentally woken from his thousand-years’ sleep in 1983, he immediately dislikes the state of the world and goes on a quest to destroy and rebuild it again with the help of a few mutants. While actually having the destruction of mankind on his mind, Apocalypse will clash his frightening powers with those of Professor X and his associates who battle to save the world.

The movie is the sequel to X-Men: Days of the Future Past (2014).

10. Logan (2017)

Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen

It is the year 2029 and there are presumably no mutants left in the world anymore, except for Logan, who now works as a limo driver and has lost a lot of his meta-human abilities, and Charles Xavier, 90 years old and suffering from dementia which manifests itself in a form of seizures and who is in permanent care of Logan. Things will take an unexpected turn when Logan is approached by a mysterious woman and asked to smuggle a young girl, a mutant herself, across the Canadian border.

This is the tenth X-Men film in the series and the third and final part in the Wolverine Trilogy, the other two being X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and The Wolverine (2013).

The movie was critically acclaimed and reviewed as the best film in the X-Men franchise and also as one of the best superhero films ever made. It earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, which makes it the first live-action superhero film to have gained that particular nomination.

It was a financial success as well, grossing more than $619 million globally and thus becoming the third highest-grossing R-rated movie ever made.

11. Deadpool 2 (2018)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director: David Leitch
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin

Wade Wilson’s almost perfect life gets ruined when a man he was supposed to kill survives and goes after him, killing his wife Vanessa. Giving up on everything, he decides to commit siucide. However, his blown-up body is assembled again by Colossus and he is left to recuperate at the X-Men mansion. There he will meet an exceptional mutant boy in a dire need of protection from a time-travelling cyborg named Cable.

The film is a direct sequel to Deadpool (2016) and the eleventh part of the X-Men film series. After its release, it was considered to to be the highest-grossing X-Men film ever and also the highest-grossing R-rated film (it was outdone in this category the following year, when Joker was released).

12. X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Simon Kinberg
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

The plot follows Jean Grey, first being under the care of Professor X at his school for mutants and later going on a space rescue mission. It is there where a dangerous and formidable power will possess her, turning her into Dark Phoenix and causing her to unleash anger and destruction upon the world. The X-Men will find themselves in front of a terrible task: save humanity or their friend Jean.

The film is a sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), part seven of the mainline X-Men film series and its twelfth part in general.

All X-Men Movies Ranked According to IMDb

  • Logan (2017) – 8.1 with 620,000 votes
  • Deadpool (2016) – 8.0 with 875,000 votes
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) – 8.0 with 647,000 votes
  • X-Men: First Class (2011) – 7.7 with 634,000 votes
  • Deadpool 2 (2018) – 7.7 with 455,000 votes
  • X-Men (2000) – 7.4 with 560,000 votes
  • X2: X-Men United (2003) – 7.4 with 501,000 votes
  • X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) – 6.9 with 382,000 votes
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) – 6.7 with 473,000 votes
  • The Wolverine (2013) – 6.7 with 420,000 votes
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) – 6.6 with 457,000 votes
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) – 5.8 with 142,000 votes

All X-Men Movies Box Office Performance

  • Deadpool 2 (2018) – $786 million
  • Deadpool (2016) – $782 million
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) – $748 million
  • Logan (2017) – – $619 million
  • X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) – $544 million
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) – $460 million
  • The Wolverine (2013) – $415 million
  • X2: X-Men United (2003) – $408 million
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) – $373 million
  • X-Men: First Class (2011) – – $354 million
  • X-Men (2000) – $296 million
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) – $252 million

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