Marvel Cinematic Universe films, ranked

This blog wasn’t originally supposed to be just about politics, but regardless of how it’s turned out thus far, I still hold the reins. After seeing Avengers: Infinity War on Wednesday, I figured I’d rank all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. My overall sense of the series is that none of the films are bad, but not all of the films are great. Even I’m feeling a bit of superhero film fatigue, but I still contend that they’re all worth watching at least once.

I only included films that fall within this specific universe. Therefore other Marvel films, such as Deadpool and X-men, are not included, nor are other films that use Marvel characters, such as Tobey McGuire or Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man films. I also only focused on feature length films, so no web series, TV shows, or DVD extras.

UPDATE (December 2018): I finally got around the watching Ant-Man the Wasp, so I added it to the list.

UPDATE (March 2019): Updated for Captain Marvel.

  1. Black Panther
  2. Iron Man
  3. Avengers: Infinity War
  4. Thor: Ragnarok
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy 
  6. The Avengers
  7. Captain America: Civil War
  8. Thor
  9. Captain America: The First Avenger
  10. Captain Marvel
  11. Doctor Strange
  12. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  13. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  14. Ant-Man
  15. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  16. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  17. Thor: The Dark World
  18. The Incredible Hulk
  19. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  20. Iron Man 2
  21. Iron Man 3