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The Peanut Gallery's MCU Film Rankings

4 Phases. 15 years. 30 movies. Here's how I rank every MCU film so far.

Back in 2008, it was hard to picture 30 films over 15 years that were connected in this universe created by Marvel. Through ups and downs, the good, the great, and the bad, Kevin Feige and Marvel had a vision that has entertained and captivated millions worldwide. The MCU has become a staple of American cinema, and with Phase 5 about to kick off with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, I thought it would be a good time to look back at the first four phases of films to give you my ranking of the 30 films released so far. There have been some excellent Disney+ shows to be released over the last few years, but to keep it simple, this article will only be focusing on films.

 

Ordinary


30. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

29. Thor: The Dark World (2013)

28. Iron Man 2 (2010)

27. Eternals (2021)

26. Iron Man 3 (2013)

24. Captain Marvel (2019)

23. Thor (2011)

22. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

21. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

 

Next Level


20. Black Widow (2021)

19. Doctor Strange (2016)

18. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

16. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

15. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

14. Ant-Man (2015)

13. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

12. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

 

Iconic


10. Iron Man (2008)

9. Black Panther (2018)

8. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

7. The Avengers (2012)

5. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 (2014)

3. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

2. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

 

There you have it. That's 15 years of cinema history in a nutshell. Upset? Mad? Think I got it spot on, or that I am completely off my rocker? Make sure to let us know. Opinions of this nature are always bound to be controversial, and we here at the Peanut Gallery would love to hear your thoughts on where you rank the MCU to this point. Just remember: there are no right or wrong answers. This list is ever evolving with movies going up and down the charts. Respectful disagreements are the best kind, and I'll see you at the theater.


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