So for the past 10 years, we’ve been getting like 3 Marvel superhero movies a year, most of them connected to the others in one way or another, all of them eventually meeting up on screen at some point. There are a seemingly endless amount of TV shows set in the same universe and countless movies from outside.
Many of these shows and movies are good, and many are not so good. Today, I am going to be taking a look at the Marvel movies set in the Avengers Universe and ranking them from worst to best, in my opinion.
So here we go!!
#23 Iron Man 2 (2010)
I was hoping this would be one of the best movies ever made, since all the origin stuff was taken care of in the first movie.
Nope. It was crap. And the ending was unbelievably anti-climatic. The only good thing about this movie was it introduced Black Widow, one of the hottest ladies on the planet.
#22 Iron Man 3 (2013)
Okay, so after two movies of barely having Iron Man in it, you would think they would shape up for this movie, right?
Nope. They might as well rename this trilogy Tony Stark, for he is in it almost the entirety of the time instead of Iron Man. Why bother making superhero movies if you aren’t even going to showcase them kicking butt and blowing stuff up most of the time? Though the ending is pretty cool this time around.
But the best part of the movie, I now just realized, is this poster to the left. Pepper looks sexy as heck.
#21 Thor: The Dark World (2013)
So this is the first movie that I would not consider bad, but just…okayyyyy.
It isn’t all that memorable, but it does have a few good parts, but a disappointing ending.
You know what the best part of this movie is? If you guessed Natalie Portman on the poster, then you are right, my friend!
#20 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
This is a well made movie, but if you want to see some good Spider-Man scenes, you won’t find them here. There’s really only two good action scenes, and Mysterio is the main focus on the first one. The final fight is awesome, but the villain’s motivation is more or less the same as The Vulture’s, which was already horrible, but at least in this the villain isn’t trying to kill everyone.
The plot is good, and it has you questioning a lot of the the time what it real or not. The new costumes are cool too.
But other than that, it’s just an okay movie that is easy enough to sit through. It also has a huge hard-on for Tony Stark the whole time, which takes away from the overall experience. Definitely the worst Spider-Man movie ever made though. Just barely falling short of…
#19 Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
I liked this movie, but it lacked so much that it really prevented it from being all that great. The villain seems to be just thrown into the movie for the sake of having a villain with no backstory or motivation whatsoever. He gets kicked off a job and starts killing people…okay…
Peter’s high pitched voice kind of gets annoying after a while, the fight scenes are all awful except one. Spidey is way cooler in Civil War, the whole movie is just focusing on Peter wanting to be an Avenger and him essentially becoming Iron Man .2.
But it could definitely be worse.
#18 Iron Man (2008)
This is the first movie in the Avengers Universe. Iron Man, aside from maybe Spider-Man, is my favorite hero, so I was thrilled that they started with him. It’s an interesting movie that is fun to watch, but the whole movie is about him making the suit, only giving Iron Man two or three really cool scenes.
The movie as a whole is just okay.
And there’s not even a hot girl on the poster…
#17 Thor (2011)
This is another okay movie, though it is highly more involved and entertaining than it’s sequel. It is enjoyable enough to get through, but nothing all that good.
#16 Avengers EndGame (2019)
Even though this one focuses on a smaller cast of characters than Infinity War, it manages to still feel completely overcrowded, far more so than the previous entry, especially in the end, where most of the hero’s just have a quick cameo. Even Thanos is way worse a character than he was in the first.
This is essentially a virtual yearbook, looking back on the whole Avengers universe and paying homage to most of the original Avengers. But the movie is sorely lacking in its usual humor (though there is some), and jaw dropping action. In fact, there is only one really good fight, and it isn’t all that long.
Is it a good movie? Absolutely…I would label it the best disappointment of all time.
#15 Captain Marvel (2019)
This is a solid movie, but nothing incredible or anything. It has some cool fights, an entertaining story with some awesome 90’s nostalgia. but Captain Marvel is basically a cocky, overpowered, less interesting Iron Man, so meh. And the last fight was disappointing.
#14 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
This is a weird one. It is highly enjoyable, but mostly as a comedy. There is some cool action in the movie. But really only Rocket and Star Lord are the only ones relevant to the movie. The others are just there as a romantic interest and comic relief. I just feel like nothing really happens in this movie. It mostly fleshes out Star Lord’s back story, thus making it feel more like an origin movie. But it is still excellent.
#13 The Incredible Hulk (2008)
This is the first movie on the list I can honestly say is good. This was made more in the style of old school superhero movies, meaning it was a lot more simple with only one enemy and a few epic fight scenes. Though this was more well done, making both versions of Bruce Banner very interesting. The movie kept me intrigued the whole time, and kept me entertained throughout.
#12 Black Panther (2018)
The brandy newest movie from the Marvel machine. This is a good movie, but it has so many flaws which dampen it from being a great movie. The motivation behind the main villain is stupid and out of place, and there isn’t all that much action. Somehow, the Black Panther was a way more involved character in Civil War and had better action scenes.
Overall, it suffers just as badly as all the other origin movies, though it is done a bit better.
#11 Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
This movie is both fantastic and disappointing.
As a comedy/heist movie, it is golden. It really is very funny. But as a super-hero movie…meh. There are only about two fight scenes in it, though incredible and clever ones. The Wasp is awesome, (and hot) and the villain is cool…well looks cool. What they did with the villain is lame and boring. Overall, it’s a clever and hilarious journey that is worth checking out.
#10 Ant-Man (2015)
I wasn’t really into this movie the first time I saw it, but the second time I watched it, I was very impressed. It is very unique within the Marvel universe, has great humor and action as well.
Finally, an origin movie done right!
#9 Doctor Strange (2016)
Like Ant-Man, this is another unique and truly good origin movie. This has some truly great action in it, which is what I am looking for! The story is definitely bizarre, but interesting. It is a very well put together film.
#8 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Just when I had given up on Marvel, thinking only movies with Captain America involved with them are good, my brother showed me this and my faith was restored. This is a highly entertaining, funny, unique movie, with plenty of action and other fun scenes. Very well done. Especially for an origin movie.
#7 Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
What???? An origin movie that is absolutely amazing? I never thought I would see the day until this came out. This is what an origin movie should be like. It takes just the early part of the movie to establish how he becomes Captain America, and they also take that time to develop his character, so that most of the movie is action packed, and tells a great and interesting story.
#6 Thor: Ragnarok (2018)
Wow, who would have thought…a good…no a great Thor movie. From beginning to end, this is a very funny and entertaining movie with great action to boot! I really enjoyed it!
#5 Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
This is truly a spectacular movie with tons of great action and flashy fight scenes. Everyone is awesome in it, especially Thanos. He is truly a great character who makes you wonder if he is the bad guy, or are the Avengers? The movie does suffer from an overly large cast however, giving only a little taste of everyone, instead of big awesome chunks of a few characters. Definitely one to remember!
#4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
This movie blew me away. I could not believe how good it was, raising itself high above almost every other superhero movie ever made. Tons of amazingly choreographed fights, plus a crap ton of other action, and again, an awesome story with a great villain.
Oh and then there is Black Widow. You see her on that poster, I know you do. Mmm…
#3 The Avengers (2012)
I almost cried the first time I saw this movie. This set the bar for what a superhero movie should be. Incredible action, good story and villains, and incredible action.
This is also the movie where I first laid eyes on Black Widow and fell in love.
#2 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
This is quite an amazing movie. Great action, character development for the lesser Avengers, a cool villain and story…just awesome.
And I don’t have to mention Black Widow.
#1 Captain America: Civil War (2016)
DANG! This movie is a dream come true. I was super apprehensive that this movie would be good, what with their being so many characters in it, but they somehow are all fleshed out, have a good amount of screen time, and are all interesting. But then there is the action. This movie is 90% action, 10% thought provoking story. This is the film all future superhero movies should strive to be like. It is perfect.