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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4. Deadpool 2 (2018)

Deadpool came back in 2018, and this time, he's didn't just breaking the fourth wall; he smashed it to bits with a sledgehammer of humor, action, and heart.

Deadpool 2, landing at a solid number 4 among the 13 X-Men cinematic marvels, is like that one friend who knows exactly how to throw a bigger, badder party just when you thought the last one couldn't be topped. This sequel isn't just riding on the coattails of its wildly successful predecessor; it's wearing those coattails with a cape, soaring through a sky of expectations and doing loop-de-loops around them. Why? Because it takes everything that made the first Deadpool movie a hit - Ryan Reynolds' amazing and incredible portrayal, razor-sharp wit, breakneck pacing, and an anti-hero you can't help but root for - and dials it up to eleven.

Now, let's sprinkle in more characters who bring their own flavors to the mix, like Cable, a time-traveling cyborg with a grudge and a heart, and Domino, whose superpower is literally luck, making for some of the most entertainingly unpredictable action scenes you've seen. The movie expands Deadpool's universe in ways that feel both organic and outrageously fun, blending emotional depth with its signature humor. It's like Deadpool 2 knew exactly what the audience wanted: bigger action sequences that defy physics in the best way, jokes that land with the precision of a laser-guided missile, and a storyline that ties it all together without taking itself too seriously.

This blend of elements secures its spot as the fourth-best X-Men movie, proving that sometimes, more is indeed more, especially when it's packed with heart, hilarity, and a healthy dose of explosions.

Oh, and if you haven't heard yet, Deadpool will be back this year in Deadpool & Wolverine, along with our favorite cranky mutant man, Wolverine.