2013 – The Wolverine

★★★☆☆ USA / UK. 2h6m. Adventure. Directed by James Mangold. Written by Mark Bomback, Scott Frank. Cinematography by Ross Emery. Edited by Michael McCusker. Music by Marco Beltrami. Starring Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Famke Janssen, Will Yung Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova.

The sixth installment in the X-Men film series, the second installment in the trilogy of Wolverine films after X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and a direct sequel to X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). Following the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, Logan travels to Japan, where he engages an old acquaintance in a struggle that has lasting consequences.

2003 – X2: X-Men United

★★★★☆ USA. 2h13m. Adventure. Directed by Bryan Singer. Written by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, David Hayter (screenplay) and Zak Penn, David Hayter, Bryan Singer (story). Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel. Edited by John Ottman, Elliot Graham. Music by John Ottman. Starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romijn, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Bruce Davison.

The sequel to X-Men (2000), as well as the second installment in the X-Men film series. Inspired by the graphic novel God Loves, Man Kills, it concerns the genocidal Colonel William Stryker leading an assault on Professor Xavier’s school to build his own version of Xavier’s mutant-tracking computer Cerebro, in order to destroy every mutant on Earth and to “save” the human race from them, forcing the X-Men to team up with the Brotherhood of Mutants, their former enemies, to stop Stryker and save the mutant race.

2000 – X-Men

★★★★☆ USA. 1h44m. Adventure. Directed by Bryan Singer. Written by David Hayter (screenplay) and Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer (story). Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel. Edited by Steven Rosenblum, Kevin Stitt, John Wright. Music by Michael Kamen. Starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Bruce Davison, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Ray Park, Anna Paquin.

X-Men depicts a world where a small proportion of people are mutants, whose possession of superhuman powers makes them distrusted by normal humans. It focuses on mutants Wolverine and Rogue as they are brought into a conflict between two groups that have radically different approaches to bringing about the acceptance of mutant-kind: Professor Xavier’s X-Men, and the Brotherhood of Mutants, led by Magneto.

2006 – X-Men: The Last Stand

★★★☆☆ USA / UK. 1h44m. Adventure. Directed by Brett Ratner. Written by Simon Kinberg, Zak Penn. Cinematography by Dante Spinotti. Edited by Mark Helfrich, Mark Goldblatt, Julia Wong. Music by John Powell. Starring Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Vinne Jones, Patrick Stewart.

The sequel to 2003’s X2, as well as the third installment in the X-Men film series. Loosely based on two X-Men comic book story arcs: “The Dark Phoenix Saga” and “Gifted”.