Marvel Movies Ranked: The Best and Worst MCU Films

Essentially, the blockbuster is simply a matter of watching people you already like arrive in a string of scenes for over two and a half hours, but that does not make the process any less enjoyable, and that end battle against Thanos and his hordes could have been ripped straight from an Avengers event comic. From the death of Vision, to our heroes’ feeble attempts to thwart the Mad Titan, to the shocking demise of Black Panther, Spider-Man et al, Infinity War unveils an end sequence like no other. It’s still a punch in the gut even now, and it’s hard not to hit play on Endgame straight afterwards as a kind of tonic for your grief.

Team Cap in Captain America: Civil War

5. Captain America: Civil War

Often less of a Captain America movie than Avengers 2.5, Captain America: Civil War asks you to pick a side between two of the most popular characters in comic book history and it makes valid points for choosing either, as Tony Stark collects together a found family of superheroes only for co-parent Steve Rogers to be torn between making it “ Sokovia Accords official ”or betray his values ​​and the only brother he ever really knew. Marvel’s first Phase 3 film boasts a character roster the likes of which a normal action movie would struggle with, but returning Winter Soldier directors the Russo brothers make it all look easy, and even throw the MCU introductions of Black Panther and Spider-Man into the mix.

More than a rehearsal for their Infinity War spirit Endgame double bill, Civil War makes you watch a family of beloved but broken individuals disintegrate before your very eyes while Daniel Brühl’s villainous Helmut Zemo views the brawl passively from the sidelines, knowing that whoever loses will ultimately make him the winner.

Chadwick Boseman as Marvel's Black Panther

4. Black Panther

Black Panther is the only Marvel movie to be nominated for Best Picture. That kind of intense recognition both spotlights and obscures its cultural relevance. The first (overdue) Marvel movie to be led by a Black superhero was immediately celebrated for elevating often marginalized voices. But what Ryan Coogler, Chadwick Boseman, and company did with that voice is where it truly transcends.

Disguised as a superhero movie, Black Panther presents a global allegory about the legacy of African diaspora, and a comic book drama where the supervillain’s motivations are painfully righteous. When brought to life by a kinetic cast, it becomes one of the best movies of its genre.

Chris Evans in Avengers: Endgame.

Avengers: Endgame

It was one of the most highly anticipated films of all time, and it delivered on that promise – and more than 20 films’ worth of epic world-building and storytelling – in ways that make it easy to see why it became the second-highest grossing movie of all time. The finale to Marvel’s Infinity Saga did not just resolve the cliffhanger at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, but it concluded the journeys of several characters, including Iron Man, Captain America, and Black Widow, whom the world had grown to love over the previous 11 years. Full of warmth, huge fan and character moments, and an irresistible energy that made it soar through its three hours, Endgame was a worthy capstone to the MCU’s first decade.

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