Before we begin, I want to remind everyone that we all have different opinions. For instance, some of you may love the worst marvel movie within the MCU, Thor: The Dark World.
With that out of the way, here is my personal list of all 23 MCU films in order of least favorite to personal favorite. I’ll add a section for the Disney+ shows at the end.
1. Thor: The Dark World
This may not come as a surprise to some. I’m not saying this movie is unwatchable, I mean it has a plot, a cool scene where Thor gets his hand chopped off, and some pretty cool action scenes to start the movie with, sprinkled with the traditional MCU type humor. But that’s it. The directors or whoever oversaw this project didn’t add to much else to this movie to make it more unique than previous films. Even Ant-Man changed it up by dialing the humor to 11, and that’s not to say that humor is the key to a successful film, but Thor 2 is simply boring. But even the worst film of a series can be watchable, so for those Thor 2 fans out there, chill.
2. Captain Marvel
I’m not saying this film is bad. I genuinely enjoyed this the first time I watched without being bored to death like Thor 2. It definitely is a rewatchable film, and it’s biggest strength would have to be it’s unexpected humor. I laughed so hard when Captain Marvel punched the grandma on the train. I also loved the reference to Blockbuster when she landed on earth and the fact that both Nick Fury and agent Colson were in the film. The biggest thing that tore this movie down to my second least favorite movie was the acting on Brie Larson’s part. She isn’t a terrible actress, and she definitely fits the looks for Captain Marvel, but as other people I know have also mentioned, she looks so stoic throughout the film; She barely changes her facial expression throughout the movie. A small detail you can get past, and this movie is good, but I definitely have to put it at my second least favorite spot.
It was difficult to choose this for number three because I actually liked this movie, but something had to go here. The movies greatest strengths include introducing us to Thor, a core member of the Avengers, and establishing the whole “realms” situation for this universe, expanding the world already built with the previous few marvel films. It’s full of great humor and definitely allows you to sympathize with Thor as he changes into a less, well, spoiled 20-30 year old brat with an inflated ego. This was a good movie, but again I have to put something here.
4. The Incredible Hulk
I love this movie, but the one thing that sucks is that it barely puts itself within the MCU, so much so that some people don’t even realize it’s connected. It also sucks that they redesigned the Hulk after this movie and completely recasted Bruce Banner, but you can’t have everything perfect in life. Still, I wish Universal and Marvel Studios could have collaborated better, and I definitely wish Universal would allow for a sequel, maybe set back in time somewhere before the whole Professor Hulk thing.
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron
The only complaint I have for this movie is that Ultrons design sucked, they gave him eyebrows and lips which looked weird, and they made hime to humorous. I loved the scene where Steve made Mjolnir budge and the action scenes in the opening and the final battle were great, especially the group shots. I’m glad they introduced the Maxamoff twins, but another complaint is that they killed off quick silver in the same movie. It fucking sucks, he could have been used well in future movies. Still a fun and epic movie, being very important for the over-arching MCU story.
6. Doctor Strange
Nothing to wrong with this movie at all. I loved the way they shot this film and it’s honestly amazing in 4K, but it’s one of those movies that I can’t watch more than a couple times, I just fall asleep. This is probably one of the movies with my type of humor, but one thing they could have done better with was, well, nothing . They did great actually, but I still fall asleep sometimes.
At this point, there is really nothing wrong with the movies, it’s just which ones I prefer to watch if given the choice at this point, so I’m just going to list most of them and explain the top 3 or 4 favorites.
7. Captain America: The First Avenger
Could have had the suit fit a bit better but still one of my favorite Cap suits. This movie introduces Cap to us.
8. Guardians of the Galaxy
These are some of the funniest MCU movies. Introduces us to the team and also the whole space side of the MCU.
A hilarious movie that introduces us to Scott as Ant-Man. I used to wish they would have made Hank Pym Ant-Man just younger in present day, but I love Scotts humor. He’s now who I think of when I think of Ant-Man.
10. Iron Man 2
Explores Tony a lot more and how his arc reactor is poisoning him, great action scenes and one of the best Iron Man suit up scenes is in this movie.
11. Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2
Hilarious and introduces us to a celestial owned by Fox at the time. Explores Peters past a bit more in terms of his mom and dad and gives us a cool fight scene at the end. 5 out of 10 though for rewatching.
12. Iron Man
The single most important movie within the MCU, as it kicks off the entire movie universe. It shows what makes Tony Stark Iron Man, and what he can do with just some scraps in a cave.
13. Ant-Man and the Wasp
I was laughing the entire way through the movie, especially the parts with Jimmy Woo and Scott. We get to see Scotts amazing magic tricks in this movie.
14. Marvel’s The Avengers
The movie where all of these core characters meat for the first time. The part where the camera pans around the entire team in a circle at the end just gives me goosebumps, it’s simply awe- inspiring.
15. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Bucky’s design in this movie is on point and simply amazing. Unlike a lot of people, I’m not a big fan of the stealth suit, but great action scenes.
16. Iron Man 3
I love the fact that it starts the movie with Blue playing as the intro music, I love that song, and the end scene with all of Tony’s suits is one of my favorite action sequences in the MCU. This wraps up part of of Tony’s over-arching hero’s journey throughout the MCU.
17. Black Panther
I love this movie so much that I actually took a girl on a date to watch it, she loved it and it was my second time in theaters watching it. Best soundtrack for any of the movies.
18. Avengers: Infinity War
Hard to rewatch because it’s long but I love this movie, it’s what the entire infinity Saga had been leading up to and shows what happens when a team is divided in a bad situation. Left us on a cliff hanger for a whole year.
19. Avengers: Endgame
Perfect conclusion to the entire infinity sage, not just Infinity war. It’s the movie of our generation, kinda like Star Wars: Episodes 5 and 6. I wish Thor wasn’t fat in the end and I wish Hulk had a rematch with Thanks, but whatever.
20. Spider-Man: Homecoming
I love Spider-Man. Who doesn’t? It was hard choosing between this and Captain America: Civil War, but I like Civil War just a bit more, but Spider-Man’s in it so thumbs up.
21. Captain America: Civil War
The movie that took number 20 from Spider-Man: Homecoming. This movie puts some of our best hero’s against each other, with half the hero’s siding with Tony and half with Steve. In terms of which aide I agree with, I’m in the middle. I think the Avengers should be more monitored, but also be able to maintain their independency. If they truly believe they should intervene in a matter, they should be able to. I was still hoping Cap would win the fight, and he did. Actually, in terms of who was right, I give Cap a 7 out of ten and Tony a 3 or 4 out of 10. If that males sense.
22. Thor Ragnarok
This movie is the most rewatchable in my opinion. From the hilarious moments to insane character development, this is nearly my favorite movie. I do with Beta Rey Bill was in the movie as a champion, but we do see his fave on the side of the tower in the city so. The posters for this movie are also some my favorite MCU posters, they’re just so colorful.
23. Spiderman: Far From Home
Honestly, it may be my favorite just because it’s the latest one I watched, but I also just simply love Spider-Man. Who doesn’t? The fact that this movie does something completely different from the previous five Spider-Man movies by going to Europe is already mind blowing enough, but to add a couple new suits on top of that and to have Peter dealing with the Death of Mr. Stark all while juggling his relationships with his friends is just a lot. And they managed it absolutely perfectly. The swinging scenes at the end were just amazing. Get it? Amazing? All right, I’ll stop now.
The movies aren’t just the end of it. We also just got Wandavision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier , with Loki coming out Wednesday, June 9th. Wandavision made it’s way to the top of my MCU list, potentially beating Civil War. Falcon and the Winter Soldier would be placed after Endgame. If I had to choose between a tv show and movie with the same budget, I would choose a tv show, as it splits it up into more digestible chunks and offers more time for character development. That’s probably why these two shows ranked so high on my list.
Again, this entire list is my personal opinion and there are definitely people out there who would disagree with my movie placements. I simply don’t care, respectfully of course.
Let me know what you think of my list, and comment your corrections for your personal list. Make sure to like this post, as it helps a lot.
P.S. chapter two of my book as well as a revised chapter one is coming out soon.