X-Men
2000
****
Director: Brian Singer
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen

A small proportion of the human population are mutants, who have different special abilities. While some of them come together to form a team of superheroes, others are at odds with humanity. This adaptation of a Marvel comic book is a highly enjoyable origin story. There are some nice action set pieces and a strong lead performance by Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Followed by X-Men 2.