All 13 X-Men movies ranked from worst to best

They're all a blend of high-octane action, complex characters, and, let's be honest, a timeline more tangled than the headphones in your pocket, but which X-Men movie takes the number 1 spot?

087_ad_3690_v3099_left.1073_2 – Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), the original and most powerful mutant, embarks on a path of global destruction. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.
087_ad_3690_v3099_left.1073_2 – Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), the original and most powerful mutant, embarks on a path of global destruction. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. /
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Let's dive headfirst into the world of X-Men movies, a saga that's had more twists, turns, and time jumps than a game of Twister at a time traveler's convention.

From the dawn of mutants in 2000 with X-Men to the swan song for our favorite clawed hero in Logan (2017), this franchise has been serving up a smorgasbord of superpowered shenanigans for over two decades. They're all a blend of high-octane action, complex characters, and, let's be honest, a timeline more tangled than the headphones in your pocket. But that's part of their charm, right?

The journey kicks off with X-Men (2000), where we're introduced to a world teetering on the brink of a human-mutant war. It's here we meet the iconic Professor X, Wolverine, and the gang, all rocking those sleek leather outfits. This movie sets the stage, showing us that mutants are just like us, only with cooler party tricks. Then X2 (2003) ups the ante with a deeper dive into Wolverine's past and a villain who's not just a bad guy but a misguided missile of mutant angst. These early films mix the right amount of action, emotion, and spandex to keep us coming back for more.

As we move through the timeline, we hit some highs and lows. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) tries to juggle too many plot points and ends up dropping a few. Imagine trying to balance your soda, popcorn, and candy while leaping over a puddle - it's bound to get messy. Then there's X-Men: First Class (2011), a groovy trip back to the 1960s that hits the reset button with younger versions of our favorite characters. It's like finding an old comic book in your attic and realizing it's worth a fortune. And who could forget the absolute gem that is X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)? This time-traveling extravaganza attempts to untangle the franchise's knotty timeline, serving as a mutant-powered "Back to the Future," complete with Hugh Jackman's Wolverine as the Marty McFly of the mutant world. It's ambitious, it's fun, and it's a love letter to fans who've stuck with the series, through thick and thin, or should we say, through claws and storms.

With these movies, and a few more not mentioned, we have a total of 13 X-Men movies set in Fox's shared universe (including Deadpool). How do they rank among each other? Which one comes out on top?

Let's find out, bub.