Marvel Cinematic Universe Ranking

Over the past four months or so I have rewatched all of the MCU films in order. There were many highs and a few lows. I have a ranking of certain films (probably Iron Man most notably) that many would disagree. Nonetheless, here is how I would breakdown the 19 MCU films:

  1. Avengers: Infinity War
  2. Thor: Ragnarok
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
  4. The Avengers
  5. Black Panther
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy
  7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  8. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  9. Captain America: Civil War
  10. Doctor Strange
  11. Iron Man 3
  12. Ant-Man and The Wasp
  13. Ant-Man
  14. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  15. Iron Man 2
  16. Iron Man
  17. Captain America: The First Avenger
  18. Thor: The Dark World
  19. The Incredible Hulk
  20. Thor

Looking at this list, it becomes obvious that while the films of Phase 1 (IM, IH, IM2, Thor, CA) did a solid job of building towards The Avengers, they simply do not hold up against the stiff competition of the latest the MCU has had to offer. Marvel’s latest films have been knocking it out of the park for the most part and that certainly continued with Infinity War.

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2018’s Top Games

Games will be added as they are beaten or as they are played at least enough for me to have a concrete opinion of them. Remastered games or ports are excluded. I will say that at this point in the year really only the top three on this list have really grabbed me. It is no coincidence that they are the only three games I have completed so far this year, as well.

  1. God of War
  2. Far Cry 5
  3. A Way Out
  4. Detroit: Become Human
  5. Mario Tennis Aces
  6. Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
  7. Celeste
  8. Vampyr
  9. State of Decay 2
  10. Florence
  11. LEGO The Incredibles
  12. Pokémon Quest
  13. Bridge Constructor Portal
  14. Sea of Thieves
  15. Monster Hunter World
  16. Metal Gear Survive
  17. The Long Reach
  18. Fe
  19. Past Cure

2018’s Top Films

All rankings are strictly based on my opinion. If a 2018 film is not listed here it just means I have not yet seen it. Like many awards shows, I will now be considering Netflix original films among the movies that I see theatrically from now on when considering my ranking of films. In general I do not necessarily watch a lot of original films from Netflix, Hulu or Amazon, however The Cloverfield Paradox immediately peaked my interest with their surprise release after this year’s Super Bowl.

  1. Avengers: Infinity War
  2. Incredibles 2
  3. Annihilation
  4. A Quiet Place
  5. Black Panther
  6. Ocean’s Eight
  7. Ant-Man and The Wasp
  8. Tomb Raider
  9. Deadpool 2
  10. Ready Player One
  11. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  12. Tau
  13. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  14. Kodachrome
  15. Game Night
  16. Super Troopers 2
  17. A Futile and Stupid Gesture
  18. Brain on Fire
  19. The Cloverfield Paradox

Marvel Cinematic Universe Villain Ranking

  1. Thanos
  2. Loki
  3. Killmonger
  4. Winter Soldier
  5. Vulture
  6. Ultron
  7. Zemo
  8. Ronan
  9. Ego
  10. Red Skull
  11. Kaecilius
  12. Hela
  13. Ghost
  14. Iron Monger
  15. Mandarin
  16. Yellow Jacket
  17. Whiplash
  18. Abomination
  19. Malekith

Loki ranks so highly primarily for his contributions in The Avengers, not Thor.

I made the decision to only choose one villain per film. If there was ever a question of who it would be, I generally chose to select the one who is the primary opponent of the hero in the third-act.

As of right now, you can clearly see they have gotten better over the years, as most of the bottom-ranked are from earlier MCU films. Hopefully that trend continues and we will see more compelling villains throughout the latest phase of the MCU.

2017’s Top Films

All rankings are strictly based on my opinion. If a 2017 film is not listed here it means I simply have not yet seen it.

  1. Blade Runner 2049
  2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  3. The Shape of Water
  4. Logan
  5. The Disaster Artist
  6. Get Out
  7. It
  8. Thor: Ragnarok
  9. Logan Lucky
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
  11. Happy Death Day
  12. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  13. Justice League
  14. John Wick: Chapter 2
  15. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  16. The Fate of the Furious
  17. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  18. Pitch Perfect 3
  19. Baby Driver
  20. Wonder Woman
  21. Death Note
  22. Power Rangers
  23. Beauty and the Beast
  24. The Greatest Showman
  25. The Dark Tower
  26. Life
  27. Kong: Skull Island
  28. Alien: Covenant
  29. Jigsaw
  30. Transformers: The Last Knight
  31. Rings
  32. The Bye Bye Man

2017’s Top Games

Games will be added as they are beaten or as they are played at least enough for me to have a solid opinion. I have decided to exclude remastered games or ports, so games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will not be counted on my list for the year.

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  2. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  3. Injustice 2
  4. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  5. What Remains of Edith Finch
  6. Night in the Woods
  7. Friday the 13th: The Game
  8. Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  9. Super Mario Odyssey
  10. Star Wars Battlefront II
  11. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  12. South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  13. Call of Duty: WWII
  14. Snipperclips
  15. Hidden Agenda
  16. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  17. Everybody’s Golf
  18. Madden 18
  19. The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
  20. 1-2-Switch
  21. Mr. Shifty
  22. Tacoma
  23. NHL 18
  24. Blackwood Crossing
  25. Frisky Business
  26. Leaving Lyndow