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[MCU] Rewatching & Ranking The Infinity Saga


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Here's my order, broken down by tiers (and ordered somewhat within those tiers, though ask me tomorrow and some of these might shift around a little, particularly in the middle tiers)

The favorites/hall of fame, the very best the MCU has to offer and among the best superhero movies ever made
Captain America; The Winter Soldier
Iron Man
Avengers: Infinity War
The Avengers

The hall of very good, the movies I really liked but don't necessarily rewatch all that frequently
Black Panther
Captain America: Civil War
Spider-man: Homecoming
Guardians of the Galaxy

Totally solid but not really that special imo, the "disposable" entries that I enjoyed well enough without falling in love with
Captain America: The First Avenger
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Thor: Ragnarok
Doctor Strange
Captain Marvel
Iron Man 3

The mediocrities. No MCU films are egregiously bad, but these are about as close as it gets, seriously flawed or just uninspired and totally forgettable.
Ant-man and the Wasp
Avengers: Age of Ultron
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2
Thor: The Dark World


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I'll toss my rankings into the mix. Honestly, a lot of these are kind of wibbly amongst each other. I probably divide them into four tiers, with the ones inside each tier sort of jostling with each other:

The top tier are the ones I found most emotionally connecting or just downright impressive:

1) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2) Avengers: Infinity War
3) Spider-Man: Homecoming

The second tier were the ones that were a lot of fun, but just not quite as overwhelming awesome as the three above:

4) Thor: Ragnarok
5) The Avengers
6) Guardians of the Galaxy
7) Captain Marvel
8) Black Panther
9) Iron Man
10) Thor

Then there's the ones that were just generally fun and neat:

11) Ant-Man and the Wasp
12) Doctor Strange
13) Ant-Man
14) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
15) Captain America: Civil War
16) Captain America: The First Avenger

And finally, the ones that had some noticeable flaws even during a first watch:

17) Iron Man 3
18) Avengers: Age of Ultron
19) The Incredible Hulk
20) Iron Man 2
21) Thor: The Dark World

But really, I don't think there's been any movie that I didn't at least generally enjoy.


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I've seen fifteen of the twenty-one out so far. Its hard for me to rank them because my viewing has been spread out. I haven't rewatched a lot of them since they originally came out. I couldn't finish the ranker thing because choosing between a movie I love and a movie I haven't seen isn't really a good way to rank things.


Guardians 2
Infinity War
Thor Ragnarok
Doctor Strange
Guardians 1

These are the ones that stood out to me the most. This is most likely the order i'd put them in.

Somewhere in the middle
Thor 2
Age of Ultron
Winter Soldier
Thor 1
Captain America: The first avenger
Captain Marvel

I can't really put them in any kind of order because i haven't watched any of them recently except Captain Marvel. That would probably fall closer towards the bottom I think. My gut says I prefer Thor movies to the Avengers movies to the Captain America movies, and that I prefer the second movies to the first in all three cases but I couldn't say that with absolute certainty if I actually rewatched them. They're all roughly on par with each other and were a lot of fun to watch.

My bottom 3:
Ironman 1
Civil War
Ironman 2

These are the ones I just thought were okay. This is definitely the order i'd put them in.

I haven't seen the Hulk, either antman movie, Ironman 3, Spiderman Homecoming, or Black Panther. I plan on catching the latter two at some point, and maybe the antman movies.

I'm largely coming at this as someone with basically no experience with the avengers before the MCU. I'd never even heard of Guardians of the Galaxy, had no idea Thor was a thing outside of norse mythology and the only Captain Marvel I knew of before the announcement of the movie was in the Young Justice cartoon. Seriously, I'd never heard of MCU's Captain Marvel character until last year.
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My rankings from the "quiz" (which actually uses a randomized version of my usual methodology).

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

I think Infinity War and Iron Man could easily swap places, and Captain Marvel and The Avenger as well, but I'm pretty happy with this ranking.

Void Elemental

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Using the tool...

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

...which appears to check out pretty well at a glance.

Have not watched
  • Captain Marvel
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

Qwa'ha Xahn

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I was getting set to start a thread like this myself the other day. Here’s what I’d come up with:

Rank of the Phases: Three, One, Two (Damn, if you’d have told me during it that Phase Two that I’d view it as a Sophmore Slump? I’d have called you crazy.)

Phase One ranking:
1. The Avengers
2. Iron Man
3. Captain America
4. Thor
5. The Incredible Hulk
6. Iron Man 2

Phase Two ranking:
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. Ant-Man
4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
5. Thor: The Dark World
6. Iron Man 3

Phase Three ranking:
1. Avengers: Infinity War
2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
3. Thor: Ragnarok
4. Captain America: Civil War
5. Black Panther
6. Doctor Strange
7. Captain Marvel
8. Ant-Man and the Wasp
9. Spider-Man: Homecoming

The Whole Thing (with even the last being what A.I. consider a good movie.)
1. Avengers: Infinity War
2. Captain America: Civil War
3. Marvel’s The Avengers
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
6. Guardians of the Galaxy
7. Thor: Ragnarok
8. Iron Man
9. Black Panther
10. Captain America: The First Avenger
11. Captain Marvel
12. Doctor Strange
13. Ant-Man
14. Ant-Man and the Wasp
15. Spider-Man: Homecoming
16. Avengers: Age of Ultron
17. The Incredible Hulk
18. Thor: The Dark World
19. Thor
20. Ironman 2
21. Ironman 3

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

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My top tier is almost all of the films.

The only ones I downgrade are:

Iron Man 2: This is better than a lot of people claim, but it's very overstuffed. If the average Marvel movie has three acts, I think IM2 has about six. The combination of Tony having an entire arc about refining a new element to prevent himself from being poisoned by the arc reactor and the Whiplash/Justin Hammer plotline is just too much.

Thor: The Dark World: It's basically fine. Again, not as bad as people think, but Christopher Eccleston is wildly underused and it's a little overstuffed, though not as much as Iron Man 2.

Dr. Strange: There's a lot to like about this one. I downgrade it solely for the tone deafness of casting Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One. Sure, she's a progressive darling, but everything in the movie is clearly coded that the Ancient One is Asian--her dress, where she lives, the shaved head, fighting with fans--except for a single line that seems to have been added as an afterthought that she's Celtic.

Thor: Ragnarok: There's a lot to like in this movie. I just think it went too far in making everything a joke.

The Incredible Hulk: It's also fine. Just fine.


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Matchstick Matchstick , thanks for the link to that ranker. Much appreciated. :)

Here's my results.

  1. Captain Marvel
  2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  3. Avengers: Infinity War
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy
  5. Black Panther
  6. Captain America: The First Avenger
  7. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  8. Captain America: Civil War
  9. The Avengers
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  11. Thor: Ragnarok
  12. Iron Man
  13. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  14. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  15. Thor
  16. Ant-Man
  17. Doctor Strange
  18. Iron Man 2
  19. Thor: The Dark World
  20. Iron Man 3
  21. The Incredible Hulk
Admittedly, I've never seen the Hul. Although it's the only one I haven't seen. Not sure if I ever am going to see it, either. :p


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I'm pretty sure of the order of my top and bottom tiers. Middle tiers, could just depend on how I feel at the time. One thing I have noted, just about every movie gets better on a second viewing.

Tier 1
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
The Avengers (2012)
Black Panther (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Tier 2
Iron Man (2008)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Ant-Man (2015)

Tier 3
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Doctor Strange (2016)
Thor (2011)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Captain Marvel (2019)
Iron Man 2 (2010)

Tier 4
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
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