The August 2023 release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, the first in a new film series that will be more true to the original comic books, promises to be the beginning of a new era for the franchise. Studios have released many excellent non-Marvel or DC movie adaptations for fans throughout the years. It’s a welcome diversion from the glut of Marvel and DC titles that now dominate the comic book movie industry. Look below for a list by Reddit, of the Best Non-Marvel/DC Comic Book Movies:
1. Dredd (2012)
Director- Pete Travis
Ma-Ma is the supreme female drug lord. He rules the slum from her penthouse perch atop the vast two-hundred-story Peach Trees complex. All in the shadowy heart of Mega-City One, a post-nuclear megalopolis. Ma-Ma locks down the entire tower block and posts a sizeable bounty for the heads of the invaders when Judge Dredd. The city’s most dreaded enforcer of justice. Along with the inexperienced new recruit, Anderson, arrive to a call to investigate a horrible triple killing inside the tall skyscraper. Dredd and his novice teammate must now fight their way out of the perilous concrete maze. One level at a time, imprisoned like mice with no help and nowhere to hide.
2. Snowpiercer (2013)
Director- Bong Joon-ho
The year is 2031, and everyone on board the Snowpiercer is trapped in a frozen planet. The world’s survivors have been travelling the world on a train for seventeen years. While developing their own class structure and economy. A group of lower-class passengers living in filth at the back of the train are driven by Curtis to make it to the front so they can share the wealth. The party must fight their way past many surprises in each segment of the train. There is a revolution going on.
3. The Rocketeer (1991)
Director- Joe Johnston
Stunt pilot Cliff Secord is conceited and in love with Jenny Blake, a stunning actress. Cliff dons a showy helmet and a rocket launcher. After finding a jet pack concealed inside a biplane. Hence, transforming him into the daring hero known as The Rocketeer. However, in this historical tale based on the comic books by Dave Stevens, when Nazis want to use the rocket as a weapon, Cliff must employ his alter identity to both defend Jenny from a bad actor and save the day.
4. Men In Black (1997)
Director- Barry Sonnenfeld
The universe’s best-kept secret, they exist. Kay and Jay are the Men in Black, who administer immigration services and control anything alien on Earth. They are employed by a well-funded but unofficial government agency. The MIB agents discover a deadly plot by an interstellar terrorist who is out to kill two ambassadors from rival galaxies. They are now residing in New York City while looking into a string of unreported close encounters.
5. The Mask (1994)
Director- Chuck Russell
Stanley Ipkiss, a shy bank employee, finds a supernatural mask that possesses the Loki spirit, and it completely transforms his life. Ipkiss transforms into a magical playboy while wearing the mask, exuding charisma and confidence, which enables him to pique the interest of Tina Carlyle, a local nightclub singer. Unfortunately, while under the influence of the mask, Ipkiss robs a bank as well, which enrages young criminal boss Dorian Tyrell and leads to him blaming his goons for the theft.
6. Sin City (2005)
Director(s)- Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
While a muscular vigilante battles his way through the criminal underground in search of his lost love, a strange salesman tells a terrible tale of codependency. A seasoned officer stops a child killer in his tracks in another area of the city, and Dwight, the ex-boyfriend of an ex-prostitute, helps her avoid her ex-pimp.
7. The Losers (2010)
Director- Sylvain White
Members of the US Special Forces Unit include Clay, Jensen, Pooch, and Roque. They are sent on a mission to take down a drug kingpin in Bolivia, but they wind up defying orders and saving kids. Codenamed Max, their irate boss, gives them the death warrant, but they manage to escape, and they wind up working odd jobs. When Aisha returns, she smuggles them to the United States on the condition that they kill Max. The group will quickly come to the realisation that she has sent them on a suicide mission, one that will take them to Mumbai, India, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. They will also acquire a mysterious encrypted hard drive while on the mission, and they will also have to deal with Max’s betrayal and an imminent, violent death.
8. Hellboy (2004)
Director- Guillermo del Toro
After defeating Adolf Hitler’s occult plot in 1944, Hellboy, a scarlet-skinned, cigar-chomping, gun-toting demon with a human heart, finds himself fighting the same evil forces over sixty years later. Hellboy was spawned in the flaming pits of Hell. Along with his equally exotic brothers-in-arms, the telepathic amphibious man Abe Sapiens and the stunning fire-starter Liz Sherman, Hellboy joins forces with FBI agent John Myers to thwart the schemes of the evil Russian mystic Grigory Rasputin as a special member of the top-secret Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defence, led by his father-figure, Trevor Bruttenholm. Future of the planet is in jeopardy once more.
9. R.I.P.D. (2013)
Director- Robert Schwentke
Detective Nick Walker of the Boston Police Department, who was otherwise honest, was killed while on duty after concealing evidence in his backyard. He joins the Rest In Peace Department as its newest member. In exchange for atonement, Nick works with Roy Pulsipher, a seasoned R.I.P.D. officer, to find and bring back to their rightful places the rebellious rogue spirits who won’t cross over. The supernatural police force as well as the tenuous cosmic equilibrium between this world and the hereafter are both in danger as a result of a malevolent plot, which is gathering dark forces against them.
10. The Crow (1994)
Director- Alex Proyas
A year after he and his fiancée are killed, a crow revives the poetic guitarist Eric Draven. In the land of the living, the crow leads him to his killers, including the crude Skank, drug-addicted Funboy, the knife-thrower Tin-tin, and the vehicle enthusiast T-Bird. Eric administers each of these guys a dose of their own medicine. They will soon discover the crow tale and the vigilante’s secret to invincibility, though, thanks to their leader Top-Dollar, a notorious crime boss who will slay his opponents with a Japanese sword and then joke about it.