This article is about the film franchise. You may be looking for the mutant team or 2000 film of the same name.
X-Men is a superhero film franchise based on the Marvel Entertainment intellectual property of the same name. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner bought the X-Men film rights for 20th Century Fox in 1994. Starting with the release of X-Men in 2000, the franchise expanded to include multiple sequels and spin-offs that had varying levels of critical and financial success.
In 2019, 20th Century Fox was sold off to The Walt Disney Company as part of an acquisition of 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets. The X-Men film rights were subsequently transferred to Marvel Studios, with all X-Men films in development at 20th Century Fox being cancelled in the process. The X-Men film franchise is set to conclude with The New Mutants in 2020.
X-Men, X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: The Last Stand comprise the "original trilogy", while X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse comprise the "beginnings trilogy".
By the time X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released on home media in 2009, 70% of American moviegoers had seen at least one of the X-Men films.
X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand were filmed mostly in Vancouver, Canada.
X-Men: The Last Stand and Logan are the only films to have a Marvel fanfare that solely features pages from X-Men comics.
A recurring motif in the opening credits of the main X-Men films is the "X" in the 20th Century Fox logo lingering for a few seconds before fading away with the rest of the logo. X-Men: First Class is the only film of the main franchise not to feature this. X-Men: Dark Phoenix has a variation of the motif, with the "X" glowing a fiery orange.