Top Five Fan Films

August 15, 2012

I’ve recently watched a slew of fan films: some really good, some really bad. I decided to compile a list of what I would consider the top five of those that I’ve viewed. Here are the deciding factors that helped me to choose which films would make the cut:

a. Decent acting – I don’t believe that a fan film necessarily needs to have oscar quality acting; that’s unrealistic. I do believe that it is possible, however, to find decent actors who are willing to work for little to no money at all in order to build up a resume.

b. Good story and dialogue – If a fan film is to be taken seriously, it should be written seriously.

c. Good filming and editing – I’m not going to take the production seriously if it looks like it was recorded on a home camera and edited together with a vcr.

d. It makes me want to see it as a full length movie.

Warning: Some of these picks are fairly violent.
Without further ado, here is my top five list in no particular order:


1. Batman: Dead End – created by Sandy Collora in 2003 and based on the popular comic book character, it was originally presented at San Diego Comic Con.


2. Street Fighter: Legacy – created by Joey Ansah in 2010, this fan film pay tribute to one of the great fighting games of all time and has recently been picked up as a television series entitled Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist.


3. World’s Finest – Who wouldn’t want to see a movie bringing together both Superman and Batman. This fan film was created by Sandy Collora in 2004.

http://youtu.be/kZ2NA–PFbE
4. Mega Man X – This very low-budget short was created by Olan Rogers for only $700 and it makes me want to play all of the Mega Man video games ever created!

http://youtu.be/oSnTOaQgq3w
5. Soon I Will Be Invincible – Based on Austin Grossman’s novel of the same title, this film was created by Rajneel Singh and is fantastic!

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3 comments on “Top Five Fan Films

  1. Nice list!
    In the days before Nolan’s Batman and the absurdly fan-boyish AvP movies, Dead End was on endless repeat on my DVD player. Little geek note: the Joker there is played by Chekov’s son.

    May I suggest a “Best of the Fan-Edits” follow-up list?

  2. Mickey, I love that idea! I’ll get to work!

  3. Mickey, I’m putting together the list today and getting up the article hopefully by this evening or tomorrow. Shoot me an email (max.pfeffer@yahoo.com) and give me your pick for favorite fan-edit and I’ll add it in.

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