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.

2014 – X-Men: Days Of Future Past

★★★★★ UK / USA. 2h11m. Adventure. Directed by Bryan Singer. Written by Simon Kinberg (screenplay) and Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn (story). Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel. Edited by John Ottman. Music by John Ottman. Starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart.

The seventh installment of the X-Men film series and a sequel to X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men: First Class (2011) and The Wolverine (2013). The story, inspired by the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, focuses on two time periods, with Logan traveling back in time to 1973 to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

2009 – X-Men Origins: Wolverine

★★★☆☆ USA. 1h47m. Adventure. Directed by Gavin Hood. Written by David Benioff, Skip Woods. Cinematography by Donald McAlpine. Edited by Nicolas De Toth, Megan Gill. Music by Harry Gregson-Williams. Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Ryan Reynolds, Lynna Collins, Taylor Kitsch.

The fourth installment of the X-Men film series, the first installment of the Wolverine trilogy within the series, and a spin-off prequel to X-Men (2000). A second film, The Wolverine, was released in 2013. A third film, Logan, was released in 2017. The film’s plot details Wolverine’s childhood as James Howlett, his time with Major William Stryker’s Team X, the bonding of Wolverine’s skeleton with the indestructible metal adamantium during the Weapon X program and his relationship with his half-brother Victor Creed.

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”.