Ranking The MCU Films

As we come upon Avengers: Endgame, the start of a next phase, what a wonderful legacy to look back on. Also, I haven't been to see a lot of new movies so might as well post what everyone else is doing too. Here's my ranking of the MCU films. I think it's slightly different than a lot of the other lists I've read, at least when it comes to the lower ranked films. 

The Best

1) Captain America: Civil War

This remains my favorite Marvel film. I absolutely love the arcs Steve and Tony get and it was a great introduction to Black Panther and the newest version of Spider-man. It also give us the first taste of a bigger team coming together.

2) Infinity War

I've re-watched this so many times within the past year and it keeps rising up on my list. I'm not sure it will ever bump Civil War from the top, but this film is so special.

3) Thor: Ragnarok

It turns out Thor, who was already a pretty great character just needed to get in touch with this ridiculous side. This was hilarious. 

4) Black Panther

Rarely does an origin story come together as well as Black Panther. The characters, the costumes, the rich villain, this has it all.

5) Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Chris Evans plays Captain America so well I can't help but love his set of films the most. This works as a wonderful spy film and I loved the rapport Steve and Natasha have in this one.

6) Avengers: Age of Ultron

Everyone hates on Age of Ultron but it's still one of my favorites. I love the introduction of Wanda, Pietro, and Vision. Ultron was one of the better villains they've had too. The scene of all of them fighting by the cradle is still one of the most stunning things they've filmed.

7) Avengers

While the original movie feels a tad dated due to Cap's suit. (Seriously, who's idea was the hood?) I still have fun with this. 

8) Iron Man 

The film that started it all. It bothers me that I don't enjoy the sequels as much because I really loved this.

9) Captain America: The First Avenger

Ugh, Cap and Peggy. I miss them.

10) Spider-man: Homecoming

I've always had a soft spot for Spider-man, and this was a great follow up to Civil War

The Rest

11) Captain Marvel
This felt like a phase one film, but one we definitely needed. I went back and forth with this and Spider-man for the #10 spot. 

12) Ant-Man & The Wasp
I thought this was even better than the first. Scott and Hope just work so well together.

13) Thor: The Dark World
This is another one that gets shit on a lot, but I dug this. Sure, the villains are kind of a mess but overall, I enjoyed the story.

14) Ant-Man
I still can't believe I almost didn't go see this in theaters. It was such a delight

15) Doctor Strange
I think Doctor Strange really shined in Infinity War more than he did in this film. I will say, until Black Panther came along this had the coolest score.

16) Guardians of the Galaxy
I knew nothing about the Guardians and it turned out so much fun. And it was before Chris Pratt turned into an annoying twat. I miss those days.

17) Thor
I actually didn't like Thor the first time I saw it, it was only after watching Avengers that I went back and appreciated it a bit more. 

18) Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Half of this movie is excellent, but the main plot with Star Lord is awful, which brings it down. 

19) Iron Man 2
I don't hate this movie as much as others do, but it does rank low. I really like Tony here and Don Cheadle picking up as Rhodey is perfect. It's just slightly lacking

20) The Incredible Hulk
This one is usually last on a lot of lists I read. Which I get, because it's very unmemorable and Ruffalo is so much better in the role. I can't even imagine Edward Norton playing Banner anymore. Especially in Ragnarok. You know he would've tried to take over that script.

21) Iron Man 3
This is the only MCU movie I flat out hate. I wanted so badly to like Iron Man 3 and I did until that annoying kid showed up and Pepper did...whatever she did. They also under utilized the great Rebecca Hall and the villain was lame. Upon first watch, I was just medicore, but on the second watch....nope. Just hatred. 

17 comments:

  1. great list. I so agree on Doctor Strange too. The movie for me was fine... but that's all it was. But I really enjoyed him so much more in IW.

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    1. Infinity War is what made me excited for the next Doctor Strange movie.

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  2. I'm loving all these MCU lists, because everyone's is SO different! Some we've ranked really similarly and others are on complete opposite ends of the scale haha!
    I can't believe how close Endgame is now!

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    1. NEXT WEEK! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh

      I was worried this was getting too repetitive but I can't help it. lol

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  3. Oh I knew that kid you hate will drag IM3 to the bottom of that list :D

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  4. Good stuff. I did this several days ago and we share several in our top tens. In fact I think a total of seven! That's pretty good.

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  5. THIS IS.... THE WORST COMMENT SECTION I HAVE EVER READ! EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THIS FILM IS BETTER OR THAT FILM OR THIS FILM OR THAT FILM! EVERYONE IS GABBING ABOUT SUPERMAN, AQUAMAN, STAR WARS, TWILIGHT! THOSE FILMS SUCK! GOD I WANT MORE FROM THE MCU! MCU!!!!!!

    I just needed to do that whenever someone mentions the MCU!!!! Blame it on Frankie Kazarian, Christopher Daniels, and Scorpio Sky of SoCal Uncensored SCU!!!! Here is my list pre-Endgame. Got my ticket for the weekend. So hyped for it.

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    1. Just watch this clip and you'll understand why I needed to do this comedic rant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxf8bzL-8B8

      I love these guys. They're so funny.

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    2. Ha I've never heard of those guys before.

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    3. You will get to know them soon when AEW comes to town and DELETES the WWE!!!!!!

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  6. Love these MCU lists. I've given up quibbling with people over them, though. But to admit that I love seeing Civil War in your top spot. I think I am going to wait until after Endgame before doing mine.

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    1. That probably would've been the smartest idea to wait but I'm just so excited.

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  7. Awesome picks! I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes Ultron. Some of it is a little messy (Natasha and Bruce), but it's an interesting sequel coming down from the high of the first Avengers. The fight on Sokovia is massive, and the action is well-paced.

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