Personal Ranking for the MCU Movies:

by gxgabz | created - 04 May 2016 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

My opinion only, no point in convincing me otherwise. Since I alone will judge if one movie is better and more enjoyable than the others in this list, for me anyways.

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1. Iron Man (2008)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

79 Metascore

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 865,877 | Gross: $318.41M

The one that started it all and my personal favorite among all these comic book movies. Biased? probably.

Nevertheless, this is still a pretty solid film all around and that's not even my personal opinion anymore. Then coupling that with an outstanding lead(huge, HUGE kudos to RDJ), it just absolutely killed it for me.


2. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

PG-13 | 181 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 451,086 | Gross: $831.17M

Part of the journey is the end.

Followed this franchise since the beginning when I was a kid, roughly 10 years old with my family watching the first Iron Man. It may not be the perfect movie and it certainly has its faults but damn, the emotional investment I have in this so called "product" is just too much that it's almost a non-factor for me. Especially since they handled these fictional characters well and consistent throughout the years, even giving them a proper send off, a feat most franchises couldn't even achieve or do properly. Bravo Nola- err, I mean Russos and Marvel Studios.

This is how you make and end a cinematic universe(for now). This is the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


3. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans

Votes: 674,593 | Gross: $678.82M

"This has truly been Marvel Studio's Avengers: Infinity War" - Quote from Avengers: Infinity War

Mike Stoklasa from RedLetterMedia has the perfect description for this movie, being that "It's like a tackle box of Marvel fun". IT ALSO TOOK 10 YEARS TO MAKE!


4. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

76 Metascore

A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 950,612 | Gross: $333.18M

Fun isn't something one considers when rating movies. But this... does put a smile on my face.

It's a movie that I would rewatch a dozen times a week and would probably not get tired by it.

January 16, 2019 Update: Got a little tired of it after a hundred or so times watching it.

March 11, 2019 Update: Lowered the score by -0.1. It's now tied with The Winter Soldier.


5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

70 Metascore

As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford

Votes: 667,560 | Gross: $259.77M

The Captain America movie we deserved and absolutely needed.

If this movie needed a secondary title, I think the Honest Trailer for this nailed it right in the head with "Captain America: He's cool now".


6. The Avengers (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 1,185,081 | Gross: $623.36M

Marvel's Magnum Opus.


7. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

74 Metascore

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, and must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela (Cate Blanchett).

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo

Votes: 485,372 | Gross: $315.06M

Taika Waititi saves the Thor movies by making the most blandest franchise in the MCU(before Ant-Man) into a crowd-pleasing comedy...

And I love him for it.


8. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

PG-13 | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

Political involvement in the Avengers' affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 585,058 | Gross: $408.08M

The true Avengers (2012) sequel.


9. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

Votes: 428,395 | Gross: $334.20M

The overall best Spider-Man movie since Sam Raimi's first two Spider-Man films and in my opinion, the best adaptation of the character on the big screen.


10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

The Guardians struggle to keep together as a team while dealing with their personal family issues, notably Star-Lord's encounter with his father the ambitious celestial being Ego.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel

Votes: 484,895 | Gross: $389.81M

This movie in a nutshell: You get a character arc! and you get a character arc! EVERYBODY gets a character arc!

It's missing some of the magic that made the first one really great and some of the humor didn't stick with me as much but this is still a pretty solid film overall. James Gunn really cranked up the character development and interactions here up to eleven, it's as emotional as the first one as well, if not more.


11. Doctor Strange (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

72 Metascore

While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong

Votes: 516,202 | Gross: $232.64M

As weird as the lead actor's name.


12. Iron Man 3 (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 693,971 | Gross: $409.01M

A satisfying movie for the most part, even though some might argue that the "twist" reveal was subpar but it didn't bother me that much.

Not as good as the first Iron Man movie but at least it's an improvement from the previous one. It's more of a character-driven movie than anything and that's probably why I have a soft spot for it, despite its flaws.


13. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 669,385 | Gross: $176.65M

What I thought of America when I was younger.

The movie was cute and from my experience, I enjoyed it more than I got bored by it, which sadly did happen when the movie reached the ending of its third plot point and I was starting to get tired of it. Though, still a fun film with some heart.


14. Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 518,309 | Gross: $700.06M

Really tried to enjoy this film as much as most people did but I just can't, though I still liked some parts of it. Basically felt I was rewatching Wonder Woman again, given how I was unenthusiasthic about that movie as well, if not more.

Has things of quality for sure but for the most part, I was quite indifferent throughout watching it, even after thinking about it for a while. Rather indecisive if I'll give this a rating of 6, or judge it on how it's crafted as a film that's delivering a message and disregard my own rating system, which is mostly based on my personal enjoyment to said movie, thus giving this a higher score. Currently, I lean on the former.


15. Thor (2011)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

57 Metascore

The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Votes: 684,509 | Gross: $181.03M

Somehow enjoyable, but bland.

Tom Hiddleston's stellar performance as Loki(Hopkins' Odin is quite engaging as well) and some noteworthy scenes saved this movie from reaching the levels of mediocrity.


16. Ant-Man (2015)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly

Votes: 502,581 | Gross: $180.20M

Paul Rudd wants to do a Superhero movie: The Movie.


17. Captain Marvel (2019)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | Stars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law

Votes: 304,761 | Gross: $426.65M

It felt like I was watching Rogue One again.

For being the most politically controversial movie this year currently(a f*cking superhero movie, yikes America) and yes, I know it sounds crazy for you sane folk. And to be honest, this film isn't even that good or bad either, albeit some of the editing needed more work. It's just... out there in the MCU overall. It's nothing special, but I think fans of the franchise can appreciate this movie for what it is, the ones who actually saw it I mean.


18. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 667,229 | Gross: $459.01M

Sequel Problem Syndrome.

Watchable but not nearly as good as the first one.


19. Iron Man 2 (2010)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark must contend with both his declining health and a vengeful mad man with ties to his father's legacy.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 658,911 | Gross: $312.43M



20. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

70 Metascore

As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins

Votes: 245,648 | Gross: $216.65M

This is basically set-up fodder for the next Avengers film.

Has some stuff that the general audience would enjoy and hardcore fans to appreciate but for the most part, this movie was just a whole lot of nothing. And I was a tad bit disappointed that I expected more from it than just a passable sequel.


21. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he turns into, whenever he loses his temper.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt

Votes: 403,205 | Gross: $134.52M

Not counting the Hulk scenes, this movie would've been incredible... incredibly boring.

This film would've been better if the characters were interesting or at the very least, likable in some regards but they just make me want to fall asleep. Other than that, this is the most "stuff pop-corn in your face while staring mindlessly to the screen" movie the MCU ever has. Though in of itself isn't a bad thing considering this is a Hulk movie and the only thing you really have to get right is him smashing stuff, which the film delivered at least.


22. Thor: The Dark World (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

54 Metascore

When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 542,092 | Gross: $206.36M

The most bland and forgettable movie of the MCU.

It's not bad per se, but it's skippable for the most part. The only noteworthy stuff here is its promising yet predictable ending, and if you want to learn the certain plot device this has for the upcoming films.


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