Top 10 Movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Top 10 lists will be a list of 10 movies that will be published once a week and will either have to do with a movie coming out that week or just what I want to do at the time.

With the release of Ant-Man upon us, I thought it was a good time to look at the top 10 movies in the MCU (yes, I know there are only 11 of these movies). These are just movies, so the Netflix Daredevil series won’t be on here even though it is really good.

10. Iron Man 2

-I’ll be honest- I don’t like this movie at all.  But it’s a little better than Thor 2 so it makes the list.

9. Thor

– It’s not terrible but some of the CGI isn’t great and it’s realllllly boring at times.

8. The Incredible Hulk

– It’s a completely different actor in the title role then in the Avengers movies but it is still part of the universe and some of the fights are entertaining.  Not to mention it’s far better than the other solo Hulk movie.

7. Captain America: The First Avenger

– I think it could have been executed a little better but it’s good enough and is a decent origin story for Captain America.

6. Iron Man 3

– Some great actions scenes can be found in this one but I didn’t like the twist very much.  I didn’t hate it as much as some of the comic book geeks, but I didn’t love it.

5. Iron Man

– The disparity between 10-6 and 5-1 is incredible.  Most of those are decent films but these films are really good or even great.  Iron Man is far better than Iron Man 3 despite being only one spot higher.  Robert Downey Jr. kills it and this was the one that kicked this whole MCU thing off.  Without it, we don’t have the rest of the movies on this list.

4. Avengers: Age of Ultron

– Disappointing to my extremely high expectations, but still a very good and entertaining movie.  It really expands the universe and gets me excited for the future installments.

3. Guardians of the Galaxy

– I didn’t think I would like this one based on the trailers and in fact never saw it in theaters.  I’m kicking myself for that because it’s wildly entertaining.  Chris Pratt is awesome and it’s probably the funniest movie out of all of these, not to mention has the best soundtrack.

2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

– This is so close to being number one.  I loved it and how it was more of a spy movie than a superhero movie.  That genre crossover really worked.  It’s probably a better overall movie than the #1 movie but that one slightly beats it with the entertainment value.  It’s a virtual tie but we don’t do ties here.  There’s gotta be a winner.

1. The Avengers

– And that winner is the first time we get to see all the superheroes team up in the same movie.  It’s endlessly rewatchable and just a ton of fun.  The chemistry between all the characters is one of the best parts of the movie, beat out only by the great actions sequences.

What are your top MCU movies? Let me know in the comments.

Check out some of my other top 10 lists: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Worst Movies, Animated Movies

Check out my recent reviews (and look for my Ant-Man review this weekend): Terminator Genisys, Max, Inside Out