These fan films in this article are hands-down the best fan movies ever made, and many of them are better than their Hollywood counterparts.
There are a whole host of great fan films on the Internet.
There are also a lot of bad ones out there, and it can at times be difficult to find the good ones.
People have made Batman, Star Wars, Star Trek, Power Rangers and The Punisher fan movies.
Think of some Hollywood franchise and it’s most likely got a fan movie out there on the Internet somewhere.
It’s really interesting to see the films that people make based on their favourite pop culture and Hollywood properties.
I never thought I’d see a Power Rangers fan film that was genuinely any good until I saw the one that’s going to be in this list (spoilers).
Why are fan films so fun to watch?
There is even a certain pleasure to watching bad fan films.
Then again, some fan movies are just utterly terrible.
However, the real joy of watching fan movies is that people often make things that Hollywood studios would be afraid to make.
An R-rated Star Wars or Power Rangers movie, for instance.
That actually exists. To be honest, most of these fan pictures are very violent and that’s something that most Hollywood studios have been very averse to doing.
The movie that kind of ended that trend was 2016’s Deadpool, which could almost be considered a fan film.
It was a movie that fans really wanted made, and it was actually made by fans of the character.
It almost never saw the light of day because 20th Century Fox was really worried about releasing an R-rated comic book movie.
Thank God Ryan Reyno… I mean, that anonymous person leaked Deadpool’s test footage.
What makes a good fan film?
But what actually makes a good fan film?
There are a whole host of things that make a good fan movie.
It all starts with the script. The very best fan films are the ones which have genuinely good scripts.
There has to be a good idea behind the fan film.
The very best fan films are the ones with the best ideas, followed up by a great script.
Then there’s budget. There are some great fan films made on a shoestring budget, yet most of the really good ones tend to have a bit more money behind them.
The actors are also important. Often fan films are let down by stale performances.
So, in order to make a great fan film, you have to make sure your actors are up to the challenge.
Finally, the very best fan films are the ones that actually have a purpose.
Why did someone make this fan film? Because, it’s something that we would never see a Hollywood movie studio do.
Because, it’s something that honours the source material.
It’s also something that fans want to see. That’s what makes a really good fan film.
Here are the best fans films ever made
Anyway, that’s enough chatter. It’s time to go over the very best fan films ever made.
There are probably a bunch that I’ve missed in this article.
So, if you know any other good ones, then please let me know in the comments below.
Without any further ado, here are the best fan films ever made (according to me):
Batman: Dead End
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Darth Maul: Apprentice
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Vader Episode 1: Shards Of The Past
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Batman Versus The Terminator
Spawn: The Recall
I’m pretty sure I’ve missed a few in this list, but these are the fan movies that I love the most.
Each of these fan movies is worth watching, and I think you should watch each and ever one of them.
Then you should tell me which one’s your favourite in the comments below.
Is there a fan film that you think should be made?
I’m almost certain that there’s been a Harry Potter fan film made, but I haven’t seen a genuinely good one so far.
I’d love to see a great Harry Potter fan movie at some point.
What do you make of this list?
Do you agree with our choices? Are there any fan films we’ve missed out?
Let us know in the comments below.
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