Released: March 3
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook
Director: James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma)
Why it’s great: Before the "MCU," Christopher Nolan's Bat-movies, and all three Spider-Man screen incarnations, there was the growing, gallant Wolverine from 2000's X-Men. Seventeen years of unwavering ferocity later, Jackman ends his warrior's story on a bedrock of history: in 2029, Wolverine is now a tall tale hero lionized in paperback; Logan is a whiskey-guzzling drunk numbing the past and courting death. Stewart's Professor X, a decaying psychic warhead, and Laura, a genetic prototype with claws like Logan, force him to become protector once more. While Mangold grants the gruesome, R-rated dreams of X-fans, Logan stands as one of the best comic book movies of all time by slicing through fatalistic philosophy and the true definition of healing. Wolverine's body can mend five-minute-old bullet wounds in a flash, but a lifetime of loss? Not in his mutant DNA.
Where to see it right now: In theaters (watch the trailer)