These Are the Rotten Tomatoes Scores for the Movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; from Worst to Best

Yesterday, while watching the Michigan State vs. Duke game (yes, Duke lost!!! Woo!) I went to Rotten Tomatoes and started looking at all of the Rotten Tomatoes scores for every single Marvel movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and I had a blast.

First off, I was super excited (and actually kind of surprised) to see that there hasn’t been a single MCU film that has received a rotten score on Rotten Tomatoes. Wow! That’s impressive. And while there are movies that are clearly better than others it’s very interesting seeing which films, according to Rotten Tomatoes, reign supreme.


21. Thor: The Dark World-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%


This score makes all the sense in the world because Thor: The Dark World is truly one of the worst Marvel movies of all time.

Audience Score: 76%

Obviously, audiences liked it a little more than the critics.

20. The Incredible Hulk-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%


The Incredible Hulk is personally my least favorite film in the MCU but I’m relieved to see that it is next to last on this list because it is awful.

Audience Score: 70%

While it managed to crack 70% with audiences it wouldn’t go any higher.

19. Iron Man 2-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%


I am utterly shocked by this score. I happen to really enjoy Iron Man 2 but, according to critics, it is the third worst Marvel film made to date. Wow.

Audience Score: 71%

And what’s even more shocking is the audience disliked it worse than the critics. I am truly baffled.

18. Avengers: Age of Ultron-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%


Avengers: Age of Ultron may have its flaws but this is still a surprising score because there are clearly several Marvel movies worse than Age of Ultron but, oh well.

Audience Score: 83%

Now, this makes total sense. I saw Avengers: Age of Ultron on opening day in New York City and the entire theater was very into the movie. They loved it, I loved it, and it got resounding applause at the end. It was easily one of the greatest movie experiences I have ever had.

17. Thor-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%


I went to see Thor when it came out. I didn’t like it very much. There were several scenes that I did enjoy but overall it was definitely one of the MCU’s weakest films.

Audience Score: 76%

Once again, totally reasonable.

16. Captain Marvel-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%


While I still haven’t gotten around to seeing Captain Marvel yet it’s pretty clear that the movie was received well by most it’s not one of Marvel’s greatest masterpieces.

Audience Score: 60%

I don’t know whether this score is inflicted by the trolls or is simply how people reacted to this movie but…ouch.

15. Captain America: The First Avenger-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%


Captain America: The First Avenger is a decent film and definitely worthy of this score.

Audience Score: 74%

Also understandable.

14. Iron Man 3-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%


Iron Man 3 isn’t a horrible movie but it isn’t great either so this score is totally sensible.

Audience Score: 78%

Yep, makes sense.

13. Ant-Man: Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%


Ant-man was a decent origin story superhero movie with enough likability to garner this decent score.

Audience Score: 86%

Clearly audiences like Ant-Man just a little more which also is very understandable. While Ant-Man clearly isn’t the greatest superhero movie ever made it is very fun to watch.

12. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2– Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is one of my least favorite Marvel films for plenty of reasons; there’s too much hollering, the jokes aren’t very funny, and the emotional storylines aren’t that compelling. But, clearly, it managed to make the critics happy, to a certain degree.

Audience Score: 87%

Obviously the audience loved it.

11. Avengers: Infinity War-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%


Now, this score is outrageous. Avengers: Infinity War is clearly one of the best superhero movies ever made and only 85% of the critics liked it? WHAT?! That is straight up laughable.

Audience Score: 91%

Now that score makes more sense. Let’s hope Endgame can garner a better score. *crossing my fingers*

 10. Ant-Man and the Wasp-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%


This is a perfect score for the Ant-Man sequel. It managed to get a higher score than the first film (yippee) and that’s for a good reason. With Wasp added to the action there was no denying this movie would turn out to be a hit.

Audience Score: 76%

Wow, I am very surprised by this score. I guess audiences like Ant-Man more than that its sequel. *shrug*

9. Doctor Strange-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%


I love Doctor Strange and obviously, I’m not the only one. This film was an amazing origin story for the magical superhero and I cannot wait to see the sequel.

Audience Score: 86%

While the audience score isn’t greater than the critics’ score it’s still reasonably impressive.

8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%


I remember when I went to watch this on opening day. I didn’t think it was going to be that good but I went to see it anyway. I came away from that theater wide-eyed and beaming. Until Black Panther, it was my favorite Marvel superhero film and it’s still, easily, one of the greatest superhero movies ever made.

Audience Score: 92%

This is a totally accurate score. I love this movie!

7. Captain America: Civil War-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%


Captain America: Civil War just manages to edge out The Winter Soldier for the critics and that makes all the sense in the world. I still remember the first time I watched Captain America: Civil War. I was utterly riveted. And when Ant-Man turned into Giant-Man I literally yelled with pure elation. This is a great film that deserves a high score.

Audience Score: 89%

It seems like audiences liked The Winter Soldier just a little more than Civil War. That’s also very logical.

6. Guardians of the Galaxy-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%


Guardians of the Galaxy is one of those films that seem super odd and has the serious potential of being horrible. However, with James Gunn’s brilliant storytelling and a clear vision of how he wanted to bring this ragtag band of heroes to life, Guardians of the Galaxy would turn out to be one the best films ever created.

Audience Score: 92%

And audiences agree, this movie is off the chain!

5. Thor: Ragnarok-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%


Thor was one of my least favorite superheroes because despite being an amazing character the writers couldn’t seem to find a way to make him cool. But, with Taika Waititi at the helm of Thor: Ragnarok, he took the golden-haired God of Thunder and made him a cool superhero worth loving.

This movie is fun, vibrant, filled to the brim with lovable characters, and it perfectly leads into Infinity War.

Audience Score: 87%

While the audience may not love it as much as the critics it’s still a decent score.

4. Spider-Man: Homecoming-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%


Spider-Man is one of the most saturated superheroes out there. With so many renditions of the character, it’s very difficult to make a good movie featuring the hero but Marvel managed to bring the character back to life in a truly exciting way with Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Audience Score: 88%

This is still a great score for a great movie.

3. The Avengers-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%


When The Avengers came out eight years ago it was a powerful moment in cinematic history. For the first time ever, a single film featuring the team-up of the decade (at the time) was brought to life on the big screen, and it was amazing. To see so many incredible heroes interacting with one another and saving the world was something that previously couldn’t be achieved.

Now, looking back, it’s just a thrilling reminder of how far these movies have come.

Audience Score: 91%

I would’ve been surprised if this movie received anything less than a ninety-something percent score.

2. Iron Man


Iron Man is what started this fascinating journey. It could’ve been a flop, Robert Downey Jr. in the title role could’ve been a terrible casting choice, but Marvel knew they had a gem on their hands. Even eleven years after its creation it still manages to stand the test of time.

Audience Score: 91%

This score isn’t surprising at all.

1. Black Panther-Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%


Yeah, 97% on Rotten Tomatoes! That is absolutely amazing! And this film deserves such high praise. It’s an astounding movie with beautiful storytelling, plenty of compelling characters, and it presents something we’ve never seen in cinema before.

Black Panther is easily my second favorite Marvel film just behind Avengers: Infinity War.

Audience Score: 79%

This has got to be the trolls at work because Black Panther is nowhere near deserving a score beneath 90%.

So, these are all of the Rotten Tomatoes scores for the films in the MCU. Amazing, isn’t it? What’s really astounding and impressive is that not a single one of these movies has a rotten score. Not even the worst ones.

Compare that to the DC Universe which has four out of seven films with rotten scores on Rotten Tomatoes (Man of SteelBatman vs. Superman: Dawn of JusticeSuicide Squad, and Justice League). Ouch.

I can’t wait to see what Avengers: Endgame ends up getting. Hopefully 100%. 😁

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

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