X-Men is an American superhero film series based on the fictional superhero team of the same name, who originally appeared in a series of comic books created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and published by Marvel Comics. 20th Century Fox obtained the film rights to the characters in 1994, and after numerous drafts, Bryan Singer was hired to direct the first film, released in 2000, and its sequel, X2 (2003), while Brett Ratner directed X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).
After each film earned higher box office grosses than its predecessor, several spin-off films were released, including three Wolverine films from 2009 to 2017, four X-Men prequels from 2011 to 2019 and two Deadpool films in 2016 and 2018. X-Men, X2, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Deadpool, Logan and Deadpool 2 were all met with positive reviews from critics. X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Apocalypse received mixed reviews, while X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Dark Phoenix were met with negative reviews.
With twelve films released, the X-Men film series is the seventh highest-grossing film series, having grossed over $5.9 billion worldwide. It is set to conclude with the release of The New Mutants in 2020.