Where Does ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Officially Rank in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

I have seen Multiverse of Madness twice so now I can officially rank it in the MCU. Enjoy!

34. The Incredible Hulk

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I actually haven’t seen this movie in a while. Maybe I’ll watch it again and give it a better ranking…or not.

33. Thor

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Thor has its moments but overall it’s pretty subpar.

32. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Decent, not great.

31. Ant-Man and the Wasp

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A somewhat boring sequel that I have lost interest in.

30. Captain Marvel

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Great poster, not a great movie.

29. Iron Man 2

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I get it now, Iron Man 2 is the worst entry in the Iron Man trilogy.

28. Iron Man 3

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It’s not a great trilogy finale for the MCU’s first superhero but it has its moments.

27. Thor: The Dark World

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So 2013 was the year of damsel in distress female character poses on posters. Hmm. Anyway, this movie used to be one of my least favorite Marvel movies but it actually grew on me, thanks to Loki.

26. Avengers: Age of Ultron

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The trailers made this movie seem like it was going to be way darker than it actually was. But, in hindsight, this movie did set up a lot of storylines in the MCU, primarily Wanda Maximoff’s.

25. Ant-Man

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The best thing about Ant-Man is that absolutely phenomenal climactic action scene between Ant-Man and Yellow Jacket. It’s creative, it’s funny, and it’s got some really awesome moments that I wish I had been to see in a theater.

24. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

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I wanted to love this show and there are some things I’ll always remember fondly about this series but ultimately, it’s the worst installment in Phase 4 so far. Maybe if it had a better villain I would’ve enjoyed it more.

23. Captain America: The First Avenger

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I used to not like this movie but as Captain America’s story continued this film got better and better and better. And the end always makes me cry.

22. Iron Man

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The first Iron Man film is clearly written very well and manages to be an engaging superhero origin story. I’m sure there are many people who would see Iron Man being so low on this list as an absolute travesty but I’ve just never thought this film was a masterpiece.

It’s a good superhero film and it did a great job starting off the MCU but there are better movies in this franchise.

21. Eternals

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Chloe Zhao’s footprint is all over this movie with its striking visuals and slowed-down storytelling to create a more profound origin story than most superhero movies produce. Unfortunately, this is one of the most boring MCU films to date which puts it so low on this list.

20. Moon Knight

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Moon Knight is a good show with some great moments but overall, after the series’ conclusion, I feel like the show could’ve definitely been better. But it is a rather fascinating and detailed introduction to a character who is now one of the most intriguing in the MCU.

19. Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is a good movie with one of the best plot twists in the MCU but it’s twenty-thirty minutes too long.

18. Hawkeye

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I knew Hawkeye deserved more storytelling! This show did not prove me wrong. It was great during the holidays and yeah, it was way more emotional than I expected. This was a welcome surprise.

17. Captain America: Civil War

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Captain America: Civil War is a good film, through and through. And yet…I just can’t watch this movie anymore. There’s something incredibly flat about this film that keeps me from being as invested as I could be, hence its spot on this list.

16. Spider-Man: Far from Home

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Spider-Man: Far from Home is good but it isn’t spectacular. It’s ultimately Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio that keeps me coming back to see this film over and over again.

15. WandaVision

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WandaVision was an experience, for better and worse. And this story only becomes more interesting after seeing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

14. Spider-Man: No Way Home

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Like Han Solo would probably say, “This movie has it where it counts, kid.” The first half is pure fun, and the second half is depressing as heck, with some moments of genuine sunshine.

13. Black Panther

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Black Panther is an iconic movie and yes, the only MCU film to be nominated for Best Picture. And whenever I watch it I am reminded why.

12. The Avengers

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This is the only Phase 1 MCU film that has aged exceptionally over the years (well, Captain America’s suit is still awful but we can deal with that.) It balances great action scenes with a phenomenal story that brings these incredible heroes together in a way that was cohesive and profoundly enjoyable.

11. Black Widow

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I didn’t think this was going to be a top MCU film for me but it turned out to be just that. They worked really hard on this movie and provided Black Widow a solo film to be proud of. Hopefully, this is the beginning of an amazing Black Widow trilogy, continuing with Yelena Belova.

10. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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This film’s opening eight minutes or so are the best in the MCU next to Infinity War, hands down. The rest of the movie is pretty good too.

9. Thor: Ragnarok

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Funny as heck and with plenty of heart, Thor: Ragnarok was the revamp Thor desperately needed.

8. Avengers: Endgame

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Avengers: Endgame isn’t a perfect film thanks to its convoluted time-travel shenanigans or its underwhelming second act but it makes up for it with an incredible third act that still brings happy tears to my eyes to this day.

7. What If…?

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What If…? was a fun, creative show that blew my mind every week. I absolutely cannot wait for Season 2.

6. Loki

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Loki is a great series because it stays true to the character of Loki while finally giving him the character development he needed and simultaneously introducing us to the multiverse and Kang the Conqueror. Plus, it gave us Sylvie. I love this show.

5. Doctor Strange

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Doctor Strange is a great character and this movie, a gripping origin story that has become one of the most rewatchable films in the MCU, is near-perfection.

4. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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Maybe it’s just because I’m a Doctor Strange fan but I honestly really liked this movie. The editing is a bit jumbled, and some of the humorous moments don’t exactly land quite right (which is strange for a Marvel movie) but ultimately, this movie is fun to watch and to look at. And you kind of can’t beat a movie that has Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch in it.

3. Guardians of the Galaxy

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This was the first Marvel movie to take things outside of the box and offer viewers something they would never forget. It was a risk, for sure, but it was well worth the reward.

2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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This movie is one of the ones that never get old. It’s perfect from start to finish.

1. Avengers: Infinity War

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Avengers: Infinity War lived up to every version of the hype I could imagine and that’s why it’s still my favorite film in the MCU.

Well, there’s my updated ranking. Next up, Ms. Marvel and Thor: Love and Thunder.

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

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