When it comes to Marvel movies it’s really hard to pick favourites. Some people have been fans of particular superheroes since childhood so when a movie with their favourite character in the lead comes out chances are it’s either going to become their favourite movie or they’ll hate it because it’s not how they imagined it in their head for years. Some movies do really bad with the fans but the general public loves them and vice-versa. But here we are, trying our best to give you a (subjective) list of best Marvel movies. Keep in mind, all of these are the best and the order in which they’re mentioned isn’t meant to rank them in any way.
1. The Avengers
We’re going to start with Avengers because for many people this was the first movie that roped them into the Marvel Universe. There’s a lot of Marvel fans who might disagree but for the general public – this was the movie that got the ball rolling when it came to watching Marvel movies. It was the great cast, the right superheroes, the charisma, the humour, the cheeky villain. It gave us all a taste for this superhero world and we haven’t been able to stop ever since.
2. Iron Man
We’re not even going to specify which of the Iron Man movies is the best because opinions vary. Clearly, none of this would’ve been possible if Robert Downey Jr wasn’t cast in the first Iron Man, even if it wasn’t the best of Iron Man movies. But can you imagine anyone else playing Tony Stark? Nope, Robert Downey Jr is at the center of the Marvel Universe and we can’t imagine our lives without this sassy, handsome man.
3. Black Panther
Black Panther was definitely a first in many ways, and the importance of this movie is hard to undermine. It was brilliant and unique. The cast is phenomenal, the story is great, the humour in this movie will make you giggle and yet there’s so much soul in it that you will actually feel your heart swell with pride.
We love all Thor movies, seriously how could you not with Chris Hemsworth playing Thor and the brilliant Tom Hiddleston playing his evil and cheeky little brother Loki. But Thor: Ragnarok is just on a whole other level. Taika Waiti did such a good job directing this movie, bringing even more humor to the already funny movie, and making the characters so much more self-aware. We love superheroes who don’t take themselves too seriously.
Speaking of superheroes who don’t take themselves too seriously, Deadpool is probably the best movie to see if that’s what you’re into. Is he classified as a superhero? He has special abilities in the sense that he can’t die, but he’s hardly a hero. He’s just a guy, which his quirks and goofy traits and sometimes very selfish motives. We’d say he’s a chaotic neutral and we absolutely love his silly humour and filthy mind.
6. Guardians Of The Galaxy
No one, literally no one expected Guardians of the Galaxy to blow up the way it did. Who could’ve thought that Chris Pratt is superhero material? And that name – Star-Lord, I mean come on. And the talking racoon? And a plant that just says Groot with different inflictions? It shouldn’t have worked, but it did and in the best way possible. They’re the lamest yet the best superheroes. They might not be the superheroes we imagined but they’re the superheroes we deserve.
7. Spiderman Homecoming
Old school fans will stan the Tobey Maguire Spiderman movies, some will never stop loving the Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone times, but in our opinion, Spider-Man played by Tom Holland is the closest depiction of Spiderman to the way it is in the comics that we’ve seen.
He’s meant to be a teen, not a grown man. And Tom did such a good job being Spiderman.
8. Ant-Man and The Wasp
Ant-Man is another kind of superhero that sounds so bizarre yet works on the big screen so well. Casting Paul Rudd as Ant-Man was the best thing in the world, that man is a comedy genius and honestly, it seems like he was put on this earth to play this part. The movie is hilarious, well-paced and just a joy to watch.