Movies Like Deadpool – Who Is Your Favorite Anti-Hero?

Deadpool is one of the most popular and favorite anti-heroes. He has the looks, the brains, and the humor to fall in love with him. Even people who have never read Marvel comics or any other comics loved the Deadpool movie. Luckily for all of us, there are other movies like Deadpool. For starters, Deadpool 2.

One thing the Deadpool movie does amazingly is violence. But in a comic way. When you watch the movie, you see hyper-realistic violence look like a thing of pure beauty. Deadpool is just as lethal with his moves as he is with his deadly sense of humor and witty sarcasm.

With that in mind, here is a list of movies like Deadpool. Feel free to check them out.

Deadpool 2

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We have to start with the sequel to the original Deadpool movie. The 2018 sequel is again based on the Marvel comics character. But it is also a spinoff in the X-Men film series and sequel to the original 2016 movie.

Directed by David Leitch, the movie again stars Ryan Reynolds in the main role as Wade Wilson. Even before the original movie hit theaters, there were plans for a sequel.

The sequel earned $785 million worldwide, earning more money than the original movie. At the time, Deadpool 2 was the ninth-highest-grossing film of 2018 and the highest-grossing in the X-men series.

Logan

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If you love Deadpool, you will love his nemesis. Logan, portrayed by Hugh Jackman, is an amazing movie. But what makes the movie so fun is the way Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman troll each other on social media.

The movie tells the story of Logan, formerly known as the Wolverine. He is now living in hiding as a drunk while watching over the dying Professor X played by Patrick Stewart. Everything changes when a young girl comes into his life. She is a mutant just like Logan and needs his help to reach a safe haven.

Green Lantern

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Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool troll Green Lantern as much as possible. It was the first superhero movie Reynolds appeared in. But the 2011 American superhero film based on the popular DC comics character was a bust.

One good thing that came out of that movie? The marriage between Reynolds and co-star Blake Lively. Green Lantern entered development as early as 1997. Progress remained stalled until Greg Berlanti was hired to write and direct the movie in 2007.

The movie tells the story of Hal Jordan, a test pilot who will become the first human member of the intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps. He is given a ring that grants him superpowers and must learn how to use it.

Ant-Man

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The 2015 American superhero movie was based on the characters from Marvel comics. Marvel Studios produced the movie and Walt Disney Studios distributed it.

It is another Marvel movie about a hero that is not as popular as some of the A-list heroes. Ant-Man might not be as fun and humorous as Deadpool, but he is good enough.

The movie was released during phase two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and grossed more than $519 million worldwide.

The public generally welcomed the film’s smaller stakes than other MCU films.

Harley Quinn and Birds of Prey

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DC Studios made a huge mistake with the first Suicide Squad. The only good thing to come out of that movie was the character of Harley Quinn. So, they decided to make a solo film about Harley and the Birds of Prey.

The 2020 American superhero film shares many visual similarities with Deadpool, namely the slow-motion scenes. Margot Robbie portrayed the titular character and served as producer in the movie.

She pitched the idea to Warner Bros. in 2015. It was the first DCEU film and the second R-rated DC movie.

Free Guy

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You can see many of the movies like Deadpool have Ryan Reynolds in the main role. Well, Free Guy is a 2011 American action comedy film that looks and feels a lot like Deadpool.

Reynolds plays Guy, a bank teller who discovers he is actually a non-player character in a massively multiplayer online video game. Guy becomes the hero of the story, trying to save his friends from deletion by the game’s owner.

Guardians of the Galaxy

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If you are looking for a movie that has less popular characters, look no further. James Gunn managed to make the Guardians of the Galaxy some of the most popular characters in the Marvel Cinematic universe.

There is something absolutely hilarious about these anti-heroes. The movie has several of them, including Rocket, Groot, Gamora, and many more. Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt is the lead character, but it is more of an ensemble movie cast.

Spawn

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The movie is about an assassin working for the government and getting double-crossed and killed. He goes to hell for his heinous deeds. Yet, the Devil wants to cut a deal with him.

That deal involves the assassin going back to Earth. And once he comes back, he realizes that it is not the deal that the Devil had offered him.

The assassin now sets out to kill the man who double-crossed him, but the Devil has other plans in store.

The Voices

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This movie is Deadpool before Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds just enjoys doing dark comedies. This dark comedy is about a troubled guy who thinks his cat and dog can talk to him.

Jerry is a likable character on the outside, but he is dangerous and ready to lose it. Everything seems to be going fine, but things change when the girl he met stood him up for a date.

Then the sinister voices inside his head take over. This movie can make you laugh in the darkest moments. And that is impressive.

The Punisher

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When the movie came out, not many people outside of the comic world loved it. But the gritty and dark content deserves more love.

The Punisher tells the story of an ex-FBI agent who had everything one could ask for in life. But things go south when his wife and kids are killed by the mob for witnessing a murder.

Frank transforms into an assassin who avenges the slaughter of his family. The movie is available on Netflix if you are into some dark movies.

Kick-Ass

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There is no better duo out there than Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl. The movie will make you love every second of it.

It tells the story of Dave Lizewski, played by Aaron Johnson. He is nobody but decides it is time to give himself a superhero story. He then joins up with the father-daughter vigilante duo known as Hit-Girl and Big Daddy. Fun fact: Nicholas Cage plays Big Daddy, and you must love any Cage movie.

John Wick

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If you want violence, watch John Wick. Keanu Reeves does such an amazing job in the John Vick movie franchise. You definitely do not want to cross this man. Expect things to go south if you cross him.

In the first movie, Wick enjoys his life as a retired man until his wife passed away. He doesn’t have much other than the car and the dog she left him with.

And when a group of mobsters break into his home and kill his dog, he has to avenge it. With his past connections, Wick finds out the identities of the thugs and kills them one by one.

Iron Man

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The 2008 American superhero film made superhero movies popular again. It came several years after the Tobey Maguire Spiderman movies.

And at the time, Marvel was struggling to keep its own characters. And then Robert Downey Jr. portrayed Iron Man. The rest is history.

The movie started the Marvel Cinematic Universe and allowed Marvel Studios to grow into the juggernaut and powerhouse they are today.

X-Men

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The 2000 American superhero film was directed by Bryan Singer. It is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name.

The ensemble cast consists of Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, James Marsden, Bruce Davison, Hugh Jackman, and many more.

Development of the movie started back in 1984. But it took some time to make it to the big screen.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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Any movie that has Wolverine in it is worth watching. This 2009 superhero film is the fourth installment of the X-men film series. But the first of the Wolverine trilogy.

Released worldwide in 2009, it received mixed reviews from critics. But Jackman’s performance was highly praised.

Shazam

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When we talk about funny movies like Deadpool, Shazam has to be on the list. Shazam was a delightful surprise, something lighter than the previous movies by DC Comics.

Zachary Levi played the superhero controlled by a teenager. With the movie, DC finally started to understand what type of movies fans love.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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The first Spider-Man solo movie done by Marvel and Sony was an instant hit. Marvel Studios finally got back the rights of the character. And they hit all the right boxes.

Instead of leaning on the heavy emotional side of Peter Parker, Homecoming was a high school comedy. The movie has more sight gags than set pieces. It served as a refreshing change of pace for the MCU.

The Incredibles

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Let’s put one Pixar movie on this list. The Incredibles has lovable characters and fans develop real care for them. With lots of laugh-out-loud moments, the movie was an instant hit.

The movie tells the story of a regular family that happens to have superpowers. They live in a world where superheroes have been around for years, but they’ve been declared illegal.

So, the family has to operate in hiding.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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The story of Miles Morales is another great movie like Deadpool. In the movie, Morales learns to accept himself as the new Spider-Man.

Peter Parker has been killed and Miles feels he has to fill that role. There is a lot of Spider-Man mythology in this movie. Even though it is an animated movie, it is one of the better Spider-Man movies.

Thor Ragnarok

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With Thor Ragnarok, Marvel wanted to try another funny character like Deadpool. And finally gave Thor his funny comic book side. Some fans bashed the movie for being too much of a comedy. But TaikaWaititi did a great job with this entertaining movie.

He completely threw everything Thor did before in the MCU out of the window and gave fans his own view on the Thunder God. Chris Hemsworth was amazing in the role.

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