20 Graphic Novels That Were Made in to Really Good Movies

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20. The Losers by Andy Diggle and Jock
> Movie: The Losers (2010)
> Director: Sylvain White
> Starring: Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 54
> IMDb average rating: 6.3

This high-energy blockbuster with an ensemble cast involves a Special Forces black-ops team, a Bolivian drug lord, and a mysterious woman bent on revenge. The Rotten Tomatoes consensus describes it as “loud, fast, and unrelentingly violent.”

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19. John Constantine, Hellblazer by Jamie Delano and Garth Ennis
> Movie: Constantine (2005)
> Director: Francis Lawrence
> Starring: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 72
> IMDb average rating: 7

Keanu Reeves stars as underworld detective and “demonologist” John Constantine in this take on the popular DC Comics “Hellblazer” series. The film revolves around an investigation into a mysterious suiсide, pitting Constantine against supernatural forces.

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18. From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
> Movie: From Hell (2001)
> Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
> Starring: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 66
> IMDb average rating: 6.8

Brothers Allen and Albert Hughes co-directed this loose adaptation of the serial graphic novel of the same name. Johnny Depp stars as Inspector Frederick Abberline, investigating the infamous Jack the Ripper murders in Victorian London. The film’s box office gross more than doubled its $35 million budget, earning $74.6 million.

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17. Ciudad by Ande Parks
> Movie: Extraction (2020)
> Director: Sam Hargrave
> Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Bryon Lerum, Ryder Lerum, Rudhraksh Jaiswal
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 69
> IMDb average rating: 6.7

“Extraction” marks the directorial debut of Sam Hargrave, best-known as a stuntman and stunt man for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hemsworth plays a mercenary charged with rescuing a drug kingpin’s kidnapped son. Almost 100 million households watched it in its first four weeks on Netflix – a record for the streaming service.

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16. The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart
> Movie: Atomic Blonde (2017)
> Director: David Leitch
> Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 64
> IMDb average rating: 6.7

This action-filled Cold War spy thriller features Charlize Theron in the title role. The film was in development for five years before its release, during which time Theron trained extensively for the numerous fight scenes – including sessions with Keanu Reeves.

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