tv & Film

12 Lesser-Known Comic Book Movie Adaptations

When you think about comic book movie adaptations, blockbuster films from Marvel and DC likely come to mind.

If you’re interested in graphic novel and comic book movie adaptations but are looking for something other than the men-in-tights kind, this list is for you.

A History of Violence (1997)

This is the story of mild-mannered café owner Tom McKenna, whose long-hidden past as a mob hitman comes to light when he easily defends his store from a robbery.

Led by Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz, the film was a zany comedy that cemented its leads’ star status and was the most successful comic book film at that time.

The Mask (1987-2000)

This comic with an eponymous anti-heroine inspired other pop culture icons, like Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Tank Girl in Deadline (1988-2007)

Created by Jean-Claude Forest, Barbarella was a sci-fi comic featuring an alluring space adventurer whose travels mostly featured sex.

Barbarella  (1962-1978, 2017-)

The movie trilogy cemented Will Smith’s status as a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood.

The Men in Black (1990-1997)

The comic books feature a whole host of fascinating and sometimes wacky supervillains, including The Doll-Master and Johnny.

Wanted (2003-2005)

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