Marvel has delivered some really great Movies for us to enjoy. However, when we speak about the Top 23 among them all, there is always a heated debate. Due to this, I have decided to bring down my own Top 10 list of best Marvel movies, will probably make one for the best series after this. Before you start reading into this, I just want to say this is my personal opinion, and I’m certain some people will disagree with it. With all that said, let’s get down to the list.
Spoiler Alert: I will try to keep it as spoiler-free as I can for those who have not seen the movies, though there might be slight hints of what is going on in the movies.
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Best Marvel Movies
23. The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk isn’t really the fan-favorite as it usually gets glossed over when talking about the best Marvel movies. This is proven by the Box office data, too, as it didn’t make as much as the other movies.
However, I was pleasantly surprised by all the character development. The CGI of our big green friend was done really well, and all the actors played their parts with a lot of passion. This was, truly, an incredible movie—one of the OG best Marvel movies.
22. Thor: The Dark World
I wouldn’t say that this is much, much better than the original ‘Thor’ movie, but it’s a really fun movie to watch. Chris Hemsworth is amazing; no surprise there. Tom Hiddleston topped his performances as Loki as well.
However, I felt that Christopher Eccleston, the actor who plays the villain Malekith, was a bit of a disappointment in comparison. Nevertheless, each character gets to shine, and that makes this movie really enjoyable.
21. Avengers: Age of Ultron
This movie was an absolute marvel. This is one of the rare occasions where a sequel is actually excellent and may even be better than the first edition.
There’s something about watching the mightiest heroes band together to fight for peace that just gets you so excited. You’ll definitely enjoy every minute of it. Even though superhero movies come out all the time, this stands out as it has all the elements you could possibly want.
20. Captain Marvel
Okay, this is a bit controversial. I know many people are divided on this movie as they either hate it or love it. There’s no in-between. But if you really give the movie a chance, I think you’ll love the character and her powers.
The origin story was well done in terms of production, acting, and direction. Samuel L Jackson was a treat in this Marvel installment. The action was well constructed, and its connection to the Marvel Universe is really deep, so you might want to watch it if you don’t want to miss out on Easter eggs.
19. Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain Marvel may have been a good origin story, but nothing beats the origin story of Captain America in this movie. It’s a walking trope of the whole ‘weak guy becomes powerful and saves the day.’ But it’s the best interpretation of the trope.
The casting is perfect, and there are so many iconic moments that every Marvel fan should know. Joe Johnson directed the film, and he has a special knack for depicting the past.
18. Iron Man 3
Anything that Robert Downey Jr. touches turns to gold. Okay, that may be a bit biased. But it’s incredibly hard not to find his sarcasm incredibly charming. He’s one of the best superheroes that has great chemistry with everyone. Iron Man 2 failed in certain areas that Iron Man 3 improved. It digs deeper into the psyche of Tony Stark.
Additionally, the movie’s villain is really promising, and the action scenes were pumped up to the next level. Intense, utterly daunting, and hilarious; it is hands down one of the best Marvel movies to come across and enjoy in your life.
The quality of the Ant-man instantly doubled when Paul Rudd was cast. Initially, I didn’t think it would work, but he is extremely hilarious and believable. The storytelling and humor were brilliant as they will actually make you laugh out loud.
The training sequence felt a bit overused to me, but I suppose it’s necessary for an origin story. The CGI of Ant-man shrinking down is done really well. It’s a great addition to the Marvel Universe.
16. Ant-man and the Wasp
This movie came out after Avengers: Infinity War, so it was tough to live up to the standards and expectations people were holding. But, it knocked the ball out of the park as it had lots of wonderful action scenes.
There was drama, comedy and the supporting cast was really strong too. Ghost is one of the best villains or antagonists in the Marvel Universe as there is a lot of emotion in this character. Overall, a well-executed movie.
15. Spider-Man: Far from home
This sequel was much better than Spider-Man: Homecoming. The chemistry between Peter and MJ finally got a chance to develop. Zendaya truly adds a different kind of flavor to the movie when compared to the rest of the Marvel collection.
Tom Holland’s version of Peter is the best one, yet the humor, action, and character progression are extremely entertaining to watch. This has earned a spot at the top.
14. Captain America: Civil War
This movie’s plot may be the best one out of all the Marvel movies just because of how realistic it is, incorporating the political agendas of all the countries. It picks up right after Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the result is immense collateral damage.
Now, there’s international concern about the power that these heroes hold and whether they should be allowed to run amok. It has all the makings of a blockbuster, and it’s an unforgettable movie with great characters.
13. Spiderman: Homecoming
The charm of Spider-Man is one of the qualities of the superhero that makes comic readers and Marvel fans fall in love with him. Well, this movie paid homage to that fact as it oozes with amazing performances.
There’s a great cast, and the worldbuilding contains a lot of attention to detail. Most people hated the fact that Garfield or Maguire didn’t play spiderman, but Tom Holland and his quirks were necessary to make the character alive. Its action scenes could’ve been a little bit better, but it’s great to watch.
12. Thor: Ragnarok
Thord: Ragnarok is a bit of a downplay from the other Thor movies as there is less action. But, there is a ton, and I mean a ton, of humor. If you like comedy, then this movie will be right up your alley.
The villain was underwhelming, but I loved watching the dynamics between Thor and Loki play out. Taika Waititi is a great director and brought a lot more fun and laughs to this Marvel movie.
11. Avengers: Endgame
All eyes were on the Russo brothers as the expectations and hopes for this movie were building up exponentially. There were so many places where it could’ve gone wrong, but they beautifully executed the movie.
The action, characters, design – everything will give you chills. They tied up a lot of stories and left teasers for upcoming and new stories. This is an experience that you’ll remember forever as it’ll go down in history as one of the best Marvel movies ever made.
10. Black Panther
Black Panther is a movie recently released (2018). I liked how Chadwick Boseman played T’Challa (Black Panther). The movie’s setting was not that classical New York type of a movie, so I really enjoyed the setting of Wakanda. However, the action was mediocre, and I think the show lacked a bit of humor. Though overall, I did enjoy it. So regardless of the flaws, I would still put this movie on my favorite Marvel movies list.
09. Spiderman 2
Spiderman 2 is a classic Marvel movie that has been released in 2004. I remember watching it when I was younger, I re-watched it a couple of times later as well. And the movie still stuck with me, definitely my favorite in the first Spiderman movie series. Due to this, I put Spiderman 2 as one of my best Marvel movies.
08. Guardians of The Galaxy
I always love crazy shows filled with action and wild characters. And Guardians of The Galaxy really delivered in that aspect. The show was fun to watch, it had a good comedy, and the story was consistent. I have to admit that at first when a friend recommended this movie, I was a bit skeptical. However, now I would definitely recommend it as one of the best Marvel movies.
07. Doctor Strange
When I first started watching Doctor Strange, I have to say that the movie felt a bit strange to me. I have not followed many Marvel comics, so this was my first strange encounter with Doctor Strange. And the reason I started watching the movie was that Benedict Cumberbatch played Doctor Strange. And I really liked him in Sherlock (a great series, watch it if you didn’t). To my surprise, I found out a great movie unintentionally, and it became one of my favorite Marvel movies.
06. Thor: Ragnarok
I loved Thor and The Dark World; however, in my opinion, Ragnarok brings much more seriousness to the story. The pace of the movie was good. There were a lot of good fighting and action scenes (just like all Marvel movies). Overall, compared to the first two movies, I loved Thor: Ragnarok much more; however, I would suggest watching the first two if you have not already.
05. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
When I first watched Captain America The Winter Soldier, I did not expect much from it as the first movie did not really captivate me. I still gave this one a try, and I have to say it surprised me; it was thrilling to watch, full of action, adventure, and conspiracy. I loved how they expanded more on the characters’ stories, and I’m glad they showed more of Nick Fury in this movie. Overall, I’d recommend this as one of the best Marvel movies.
04. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
I always loved Spiderman movies; however, most of the new movies felt like remakes of the same story after the first trilogy. And that is what Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse changes. It moves out of our classical Spiderman Universe and moves to a different one where there are many spidermen. It brings forth a new and fresh story that all fans have been waiting for, and it gives us its own unique charm. Due to this, I would recommend this as one of the best Marvel movies so far.
Deadpool is crazy, adventurous, and totally out of the box when it comes to our classical Marvel superhero movies. It brings us a great anti-hero Deadpool played by Ryan Reynolds. Who I gotta say did a really great job at bringing Deadpool to life. The movie is filled with action, humor, and gore. Which is one of my favorite things about movies? So without any question in mind, I’d definitely recommend Deadpool as one of the best Marvel movies.
02. Avengers: “Infinity War”
What makes Avengers Infinity Wars one of the best Marvel movies is the fact that this movie has been planned for almost 10 years. Hints to the movie’s plot were shown in 18 different Marvel movies and features over 30 characters, each with unique background stories and motivations. They all come together to stop Thanos from amassing all the “infinity stones” that would help him wipe out half of the life in the universe.
Logan is currently the best Marvel movie for me, and it’s packed with action, violence, and emotion. The story is mostly character-driven which makes it very appealing. I always love a good story over action, and Logan gives us a great combination of both. The character development is really well portrayed throughout the whole movie. Let’s not forget the iconic Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman who really brings up the well-written character to life.
Thanks for reading. You can leave me your opinion on the list in the comments and things you would change about it.