Rank the Films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Here is the still-growing corpus.

Phase One: Avengers Assembled
Iron Man
The Incredible Hulk (2008, Mark Ruffalo version)
Iron Man 2
Thor
Captain America: The First Avenger
Marvel’s The Avengers

Phase Two:
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Ant-Man

Phase Three:
Captain America: Civil War

Coming up next are Doctor Strange (this year) and three films in 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarock.

8 Responses to “Rank the Films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe”


  1. Mitchell

    Feel free to use a tiered ranking system. I can see why someone would want to with a body this large, especially since the films tend to run together in one’s memory.

    I’m going to rank them according to how I remember them, and then compare that to the scores I gave them when I first reviewed them.

    Captain America: Civil War
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    Iron Man 3
    Captain America: The First Avenger
    Iron Man
    Thor
    Iron Man 2
    Thor: The Dark World
    Guardians of the Galaxy
    Ant-Man
    The Incredible Hulk
    Marvel’s The Avengers
    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Okay. According to my ratings when I reviewed them:

    85 Iron Man
    79 Captain America: Civil War
    78 Iron Man 2
    78 Iron Man 3
    76 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    74 Captain America: The First Avenger
    74 Guardians of the Galaxy
    74 Ant-Man
    74 The Incredible Hulk
    72* Thor
    72 Thor: The Dark World
    70 Avengers: Age of Ultron
    64 Marvel’s The Avengers

    Apparently, I never reviewed Thor, so the 72 is the rating Criticker predicts for me.

  2. Reid

    What happened to the Spider-man, X-Men, or Wolverine films? Also, the Ang Lee Hulk. Did you want to exclude TV shows–Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Agent Carter, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

  3. mitchell

    The films I’ve listed are the ones in the official Marvel Cinematic Universe (I’m typing this on my tablet, so it’s too much trouble to link, but there are two Wikipedia articles on it). The other films you mention aren’t in it, but the TV shows are, sorta. Although maybe not Daredevil.

  4. Reid

    Oh, I wonder if these are the films that Marvel made versus another studio. (I believe Marvel started a studio, making their own films, if I’m not mistaken.) If this is correct, are you only rating the films made by Marvel?

  5. mitchell

    I’m not sure what the delineation is (it might be the studio), but my question here is about those films. I mean, feel free to rank whatever you want, but I’m curious about what people think of the films in the MCU.

  6. mitchell

    Okay. Here. Turns out you’re right. It’s the films produced by Marvel Studios.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Cinematic_Universe

  7. Reid

    I’m going to add how I’d rate these films now.

    75 Iron Man
    72 Captain America: Civil War
    71 Iron Man 2
    71 Ant-Man
    70 Iron Man 3
    66 The Incredible Hulk
    65 Guardians of the Galaxy
    64 Captain America: The First Avenger
    64 Thor
    64 Marvel’s The Avengers
    62 Avengers: Age of Ultron
    40 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    36 Thor: The Dark World

  8. Mitchell

    Updated corpus. I’ll update my ranking later.

    Phase One: Avengers Assembled
    Iron Man
    The Incredible Hulk (2008, Mark Ruffalo version)
    Iron Man 2
    Thor
    Captain America: The First Avenger
    Marvel’s The Avengers

    Phase Two:
    Iron Man 3
    Thor: The Dark World
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    Guardians of the Galaxy
    Avengers: Age of Ultron
    Ant-Man

    Phase Three:
    Captain America: Civil War
    Doctor Strange
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
    Spider-Man: Homecoming
    Thor: Ragnarok

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