Cross Over: Films

  • Alien vs. Predator
  • The 2005 animated film The Batman vs. Dracula.
  • Too many Godzilla movie crossovers to list as many of his adversaries (including King Kong and Mothra) had starred in their own films previously. He even had a smackdown with his own the American Godzilla (from the 1998 film) in Godzilla Final Wars.
  • There is an old film, Hercules, Samson and Ulysses which features the two strong men of the bronze age coming to blows. It's also So Bad, It's Good.
  • This was the entire premise of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemengraphic novels and movie both.
  • The sequel to Man of Steel will revolve around the first live-action team-up between Batman and Superman. For bonus points, it's going up against Avengers: Age of Ultron at the box-office.
    • Well, it was meant to, but the release date has been pushed forward. It will now be going up against Captain America 3.
      • which is, effectively, The Avengers 2 1/2
  • Danny Trejo has stated that the Machete Cortez in Machete is what the Machete Cortez from Spy Kids does when he's not taking care of the kids. As Robert Rodriguez intended to make a Machete movie years before he was able to, he inserted a more family-friendly version of the same character into Spy Kids in the meantime, so this is technically canonical.
  • The Marvel Cinematic Universe films, starting in 2008, built up a series of increasingly obvious crossovers (using the same actors in almost all cases):
    • The Stinger in Iron Man 2 shows a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent finding Thor's hammer
    • Iron Man 2 includes news footage of events from The Incredible Hulk.
    • Tony Stark appears in The Stinger in The Incredible Hulk (the 2008 one) to comment on those events.
    • Captain America's shield appears in three separate movies:
    • S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury and Agent Coulson play roles in several films:
      • Agent Coulson is a minor character in Iron Man, and Nick Fury has a cameo, where he name-drops "The Avengers Initiative", in The Stinger.
      • Both play more significant roles in Iron Man 2, where Fury reveals Howard Stark's S.H.I.E.L.D. connection and Coulson gives Tony Stark Captain America's shield.
      • Black Widow also plays a key role in Iron Man 2.
      • It is Coulson that finds Mjolnir at the end of Iron Man 2, and contacts Fury about it.
      • Coulson plays a major role in Thor, and Nick Fury has a brief cameo.
      • Nick Fury plays a minor role in Captain America: The First Avenger, where he greets a newly-awakened Steve Rogers and invites him to join the Avengers.
    • By the time they got to Thor and Captain America, the crossovers were pretty blatant, as the Avengers movie was starting production and public knowledge:
      • S.H.I.E.L.D. plays a major role in both films, and is shown to be obviously "collecting" superhero-related artifacts and information.
      • Tony Stark's father is a major character in Captain America and gets a name-drop in Thor.
    • And all of the crossovers up to that point lead to the feature-length Avengers movie (though they presumably will not stop there)
    • It has been confirmed that the Collector from Guardians of the Galaxy will debut in Thor: The Dark World.
    • Both Fury and Black Widow have appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
  • Monster Mash films including:
  • The View Askewniverse movies are all connected, mostly by Jay And Silent Bob appearing in every movie. Aside from that, there are numerous events, elements, and secondary characters that intertwine throughout all six films. It also helps that the movies take place in the same state.
    • Jay and Bob also pop up in Scream 3.
  • Possibly the largest-scale example of this was when Disney, Warner Bros. , and Turner Entertainment teamed up for the 1988 hit movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
    • And now, Disney has done it again with Wreck-It Ralph. Although all the characters from existing videogames usually appear for a short period of time, it still counts.
  • The Cinema Snob reviewed two crossover films that matched an Old West gunslinger with a classic horror character: Billy The Kid Vs. Dracula and Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter.