The biggest superhero movie to date has officially released and is set to destroy box office records. We’ll have to wait and see how massive Avengers: Infinity War becomes, but there’s no denying the sheer gravity of this film. I don’t know about you, but I love superhero movies. And in celebration of Marvel’s latest addition, I’ve decide to put together a definitive ranking of all their movies to date.
I ranked these movies on criteria that I found to be important so I should stress that this is entirely my opinion. And if you don’t agree, that’s okay! I’d still love to hear what you think. Feel free to shoot me a DM with your top five and we can begin our own Infinity War. Kidding.
Or am I?
Anyways, here are the five criteria that I used to rank all 19 Marvel movies to date:
Now that that’s out of the way, I present to you my definitive ranking of every Marvel movie to date. Enjoy.
#19 The Incredible Hulk
Yea, this just doesn’t have much going for it other than “Hulk smash!”
#18 Thor: Dark World
A little less meh.
#16 Iron Man 3
This could’ve been in the top five if they committed to the Mandarin.
#15 Captain America: The First Avenger
This was good, but just a little boring.
#14 Avengers: Age of Ultron
Some great action sequences but a lot of things go underdeveloped.
This was fun, even if it did deny the laws of physics.
#12 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
A sci-fi roller coaster that simply delights.
#11 Iron Man 2
#10 Guardians of the Galaxy
Quelled any concerns of this being a feature film and did it to an amazing soundtrack.
#9 Spider-Man: Homecoming
Fun, fun, fun! This is the Spider-Man we know and love.
#8 Doctor Strange
One of the most interesting uses of CGI coupled with a good story.
#7 Captain America: Civil War
While the set piece for a pivotal battle was quite bland, the cast really brings this movie together.
#6 Thor: Ragnarok
This iteration more than makes up for all the bad Thor films.
#5 Iron man
10 years ago, this movie changed the course of cinema (for better or for worse), but there’s no denying how well it holds up.
#4 Black Panther
From the cast, to sound, to visuals, and everything in between, this movie delivers on so many levels. The Michael B. Jordan steals the show and makes you give a damn for what’s at stake. I just wish the last fight scene was shot and edited better.
#3 Avengers: Infinity War
In an effort to avoid spoiling anything here, I will just say this: WOW!
#2 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
One of the tightest action movies ever with a story that keeps you engaged.
#1 The Avengers
Few origin stories can deliver the experience that the first Avengers film did. Not only does it hold up well, it captures everything that is great about superhero movies. Especially the entire third act.