Ranked: The Marvel Cinematic Universe

When Marvel Studios debuted their first feature, Iron Man, in 2008, it was considered a major risk. While superhero films had broken through in the 2000s thanks to Marvel creations like the X-Men and Spider-Man, those films were created by major studios where the final decisions weren’t made by Marvel. On top of that, other characters licensed out by the publisher were critical and/or commercial flops. On top of that, by producing the films in-house, they assumed the costs of any failures.

Fortunately, Iron Man was a major hit. On top of that, it paved the way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where each film from the studio ties into a larger universe. That initial slate of films, now known…

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    1

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    2

  • Black Panther

    3

  • Iron Man

    4

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    5

  • Captain America: The First Avenger

    6

  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    7

  • Iron Man 3

    8

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    9

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    10

  • Avengers: Endgame

    11

  • Captain America: Civil War

    12

  • Captain Marvel

    13

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    14

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    15

  • The Avengers

    16

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    17

  • Ant-Man

    18

  • Doctor Strange

    19

  • Thor

    20

  • Iron Man 2

    21

  • Thor: The Dark World

    22

  • The Incredible Hulk

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