Ten years, twenty movies, over two dozen characters, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t even close to coming to an end. It’s kind of incredible! Over the years the MCU has gotten better and better at creating films that are just downright awesome and now I honestly can’t imagine a year without a Marvel movie. And now as another week has passed Who’s Your Favorite is back with a new question; What’s Your Favorite Marvel Movie? Here are all of the Marvel films so far.
This is the film that started it all and that alone makes it one of the greatest Marvel films ever made.
The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk was the second Marvel movie to appear in the MCU and while it hasn’t been met with the highest praise it is still an important piece to the overall puzzle of the story.
Iron Man 2
With the booming success of Iron Man people expected Iron Man 2 to be a raging success. While some claim it to be a disappointing sequel I love it because it’s the film that replaced Terence Howard’s Rhodey with Don Cheadle (which was SO much better) and it introduced Black Widow! That’s pretty awesome.
Thor is, well, Thor’s origin story and while this is one of the few films that I’m still unfamiliar with it plays a big role in Thor’s overall story leading all the way to where he is now with the events of Infinity War. It’s kind of an awesome movie.
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America is one of the MCU’s earliest characters and this film is where his story began. It’s amazing to see how far he has come.
Before The Avengers there had never been a film that featured this many superheroes in one movie. Not only was it a groundbreaking achievement to bring so many beloved characters together in one film but it was really good too. It was the first superhero movie to make over a $1 billion at the box office and that isn’t a surprise. This movie is awesome.
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3 is an emotional film for Tony Stark. He battles PTSD as well as demons from his past that have arrived to antagonize him in the now. We also see his battle with his role as Iron Man. Does he want to remain an Avenger or is he ready to give up the suit and settle down with Pepper? Of course we know the answer but this movie does play an interesting role in his development moving forward.
Thor: The Dark World
Thor: The Dark World is another one of those Marvel movies that didn’t turn out to be as great as it could’ve been but, like The Incredible Hulk, it does present an interesting portion to Thor’s evolution.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
It’s hard to make an awesome sequel that surpasses its predecessor (well in this case it wasn’t) but The Winter Soldier clearly is one of the MCU’s best entries. It helped impact the MCU moving forward and it’s simply a great movie.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Gaurdians of the Galaxy could’ve been absolutely ridiculous but with James Gunn’s brilliant take on these characters this movie quickly became a smash hit. It’s a shame he’s gone but, oh well, he shouldn’t have been nasty. *shrug*
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron has its flaws but at the end of the day it’s still awesome seeing new and old heroes come together to defeat a powerful enemy.
Ant-Man? Who is Ant-Man? This film quickly helped introduce us to the lesser known but really cool superhero and Paul Rudd’s rendition of the character has made him easily one of the most lovable characters in the MCU.
Captain America: Civil War
Behind Avengers: Infinity War I’d have to say Civil War is the most heartbreaking film as we watch The Avengers fall apart before our very eyes. It’s a brilliantly told story that’ll keep you riveted until the end of the movie and that’s why it’s one of Marvel’s best entries.
Doctor Strange could’ve easily been a flop as it stood as one of the MCU’s trippiest installments but with the brilliant casting of Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Eijofor, etc. the movie was destined to succeed. I love this movie!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 may not have been the sequel some people wanted but it did present new challenges for the Guardians as well as some awesome new characters. And who doesn’t love Baby Groot? 🙂
Spider-Man was great in Captain America: Civil War so it’s honestly not a surprise that the movie turned out to be as good as it was.
Thor is an awesome character but when it came to his standalone films they just never were exactly up to par. Taika Waititi changed that after completely revamping the entire tone of Thor and it was one of the greatest decisions in the MCU.
Black Panther is a cultural phenomenon that has shaken the world with its brilliantly diverse cast, its powerful storytelling, and its remarkable representation of black people. Now Marvel is pushing this film for a Best Picture nomination and I can’t wait to see what happens.
Avengers: Infinity War
Infinity War is easily the MCU’s largest installment with twenty plus characters making an appearance and the film featuring a villain with almost invincible powers. It took ten years to reach this movie and thankfully it was totally worth it.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Ant-Man and the Wasp was a fantastic sequel to Ant-Man, as it kept an overall small approach to the MCU while still providing a thrilling film with new characters and challenges for the heroes. All in all, great film.
So, of these twenty films, which one is your favorite? Mine is Infinity War. Surprisingly, I enjoy it more at home than I did at the movie theaters. There aren’t a lot of films that are 100% epic but Infinity War is, in my opinion. And to see so many of my favorite heroes together in one movie is downright incredible. I. LOVE. THIS. MOVIE!!! 🙂
I can’t wait to hear which film is your favorite. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.