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Best To Worst: Every Marvel Movie Ranked

by Oliver Lyttelton
April 3, 2014 4:00 PM
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30. “Elektra” (2005)
You’d have thought that the odds of “Elektra” ever getting made were slim; not only did no one really give a shit about “Daredevil,” in which Jennifer Garner’s character first appeared, but she died at the end of it. But historically, such things have never been obstacles to poor studio decision-making, and so we ended up with this 2005 spin-off, in which Elektra is resurrected by ninja master Terence Stamp for some reason, goes on to become a contract killer, and then swiftly finds a conscience after being asked to kill hansome Goran Visnjic and his OCD-suffering daughter. It’s a plot you’ve seen a dozen times before, this time with a smattering of superpowers (highlight/lowlight: a guy who can turn his wolf tattoo into an actual wolf), and is pretty much uninvolving from the first frame to the last. Garner can be a gifted comic actress in the right role, but she’s completely adrift here, and the rest of the no-name cast can’t even match her uncomfortable level of engagement with the material. In theory, a superhero-ish martial arts film (the action cribs from then-recent wushu hits like “Hero” in places) could have been fun, but director Rob Bowman, whose “Reign Of Fire” was so guiltily entertaining a few years earlier, pretty much half-asses this throughout. When the nicest thing you can say about something is that it probably didn’t cost that much, you might be in trouble. [D-]

Punisher Thomas Jane

29. “The Punisher” (2004)
The best thing you can say about 2004’s reboot of “The Punisher,” in comparison to its predecessor is that it’s well-cast. Thomas "I Just Want My Kids Back" Jane is reasonably charismatic and handles the action well, John Travolta chews scenery (even if it’s a reprise of the villains he’d played better in other movies), and reliable character actor types like Ben Foster and Will Patton pop up, alongside a slumming-it Roy Scheider. And there’s a moderately crunchy satisfaction to some of the action, though little of it is well-handled. But otherwise, it’s something of a washout. Writer/director Jonathan Hensleigh (behind “Die Hard With A Vengeance” and “Armageddon,” among others) wanted the film to be a throwback to '70s-style no-nonsense action films, but even those had a little more going on upstairs: so much of the dialogue might as well be replaced by “bla bla bla revenge bla bla” with no real weight or emotion to it, and there’s little invention to the way the combat’s staged. More than anything, it’s just unrelentingly and upsettingly dour, not as unpretentious and unapologetic as its successor, and pretty boring to watch as a result. It could have been worse, sure, but it certainly could have been better. [D]

Fantastic Four 1994

28. “The Fantastic Four: The Movie” (1994)
Look, no one around is going to tell you that the 1994 edition of “The Fantastic Four” is a good movie. That’s what happens when you make a film on a dime in order to hang on to the rights to the character: producer Bernd Eichinger had picked up the rights to one of Marvel’s most beloved properties, but had to put something into production before the end of 1992, and he teamed with B-movie legend Roger Corman to get something done in only three months. The finished product (never officially released, but available on YouTube) is unbelievably cheaply made, probably written in less time than it would take to read, badly acted by an uncharismatic cast, and generally pretty mockable (indeed, it inspired one of the best gags in the fourth season of “Arrested Development”). But for all its “Power Rangers” production value and inadvertently funny dialogue, there’s something charming about it that elevates it above some of its more expensive and self-aware competition. You sense that, despite the craven intentions of its producers (which worked — Eichinger produced the two big-budget “Fantastic Four” films before his death in 2011), it’s been made with a certain level of love, if not necessarily competence. [D]

Daredevil, affleck

27. “Daredevil” (2003)
Blind attorney-turned-crimefighter Matt Murdoch, aka Daredevil, has always been one of Marvel’s very best characters, enabling a certain level of grittiness and heft without necessarily losing his sense of fun, so when the superhero movie was revived in the early '00s, it was natural that he’d be one of the first to arrive. It’s a shame that it was in this form, though. Writer/director Mark Steven Johnson was something of an unknown quantity, but had reportedly won over 20th Century Fox through sheer passion, so in advance, there was every reason to think it could be something fun, especially with a likable cast: Ben Affleck as the lead, Jennifer Garner as his love interest, Michael Clarke Duncan and Colin Farrell as the villains, and ringers like Joe Pantoliano and Jon Favreau in support. But Johnson’s script is superhero-by-numbers, and the execution is worse: there’s something thoroughly naff about the look and feel of the action, aiming for Frank Miller stylization, but not really committing to it. Some will tell you that the Director’s Cut is superior, but it doesn’t add much except a subplot involving Coolio. Fingers crossed the upcoming Drew Goddard-penned Netflix series gets it right. [C-]

The Amazing Spider-Man Emma Stone Andrew Garfield

26. “The Amazing Spider-Man” (2012)
Rebooted only five years after the last Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire film (a fourth installment of that series, with John Malkovich and Anne Hathaway as villains got close to production before it was canned), Peter Parker swung back onto screens in 2012 with a new youth-friendly take, spiked with added "darkness" inspired by Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” films, courtesy of “Zodiac” writer James Vanderbilt and “(500) Days Of Summer” director Marc Webb. Webb did some things right: the casting is pretty much bang on, with Andrew Garfield making an excellent Parker and Spidey, Emma Stone a spunky Gwen Stacy, and the pair sharing plenty of chemistry together. Indeed, when it’s just the two of them hanging out (or scenes with Aunt May and Uncle Ben, nicely played by Sally Field and Martin Sheen), the film displays promise of matching or even topping the Raimi pictures. The trouble is everything else: the story (hacked up heavily in the cutting room, with entire sub-plots or characters left dangling) is nonsensical and unsatisfying, the villain (Rhys Ifans) weakly motivated and underdrawn, and the action pretty poor. If the imminent sequel were just Garfield and Stone in a rom-com, we’d be delighted, but we’re a lot warier of the villain overload promised by the bajillion trailers. [C-]

Blade Trinity Reynolds Posey

25. “Blade: Trinity” (2004)
David Goyer, the man arguably involved with more modern-era superhero movies than anyone bar Stan Lee, finally gets to direct one, and the result pretty much sunk the franchise that Goyer had helped to create. The script feels like Goyer neglected it in favor of preparing to direct, with a silly story involving Dracula (Dominic Purcell) that doesn’t do much to differentiate itself from its predecessors. But that would suggest that the film’s well-directed, and here, the action is choppy and unsatisfying throughout. Then again, given that star Wesley Snipes was apparently perma-stoned, trying to fire and/or kill the helmer, and only on set for his close-ups, it’s something of a feat that Goyer got it made at all. And there is some fun to be had here thanks to the supporting cast, most notably a scenery-chewing Parker Posey and an entertainingly smarmy Ryan Reynolds, who gets some of the best insults we can remember in modern times. If nothing else, the film added “cock-juggling thundercunt” to the lexicon... [C-]

Thor: The Dark World

24. “Thor: The Dark World” (2013)
At this point, it feels a little like “Thor” is the runt of the Marvel Studios litter, not least because the character’s second solo outing is the weakest film since the company started making their own movies. What worked about the first film —the strong performances by Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, the unexpected humor — is generally retained, and there are a few moments of spark, most notably an inventive, world-hopping final action sequence. But the much-mooted hiring of “Game Of Thrones” director Alan Taylor doesn’t do all that much to bring specificity to Thor’s homeworld of Interchangeable Fantasy Land, wastes the now Academy Award-winning Natalie Portman (and most of the other returning-by-contractual-obligation co-stars like Idris Elba and Anthony Hopkins), fails to find much good reason to bring back Hiddleston’s Loki (although he is responsible for some the rare moments when the film feels engaging), and generally has a messy, messy script. Worst of all is villain Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), who doesn’t have anything resembling a personality, or even all that much screen time. [C]

Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance Nicolas Cage

23. “Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance” (2012)
Speaking of things that were made in haste in order to hang on to rights: “Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance.” The original film was, like we said above, irredeemably terrible, but appeared to perform just well enough that it was worth Sony continuing on, with “Batman Begins” writer David S. Goyer hired to pen a script. It took nearly five years to get it together, but, just before the rights were set to revert to Marvel, they went into production, with “Crank” madmen Neveldine and Taylor at the helm. And the result is something... very slightly better. The script remains as dumb as anything, and some of the casting is questionable (someone called Johnny Whitworth plays the second-tier villain, and is terrible), but Neveldine and Taylor have the right approach to material as ridiculous as this, which is to fully acknowledge that it’s silly, and get on with having fun (which is how the Rider ends up pissing flames at one point). They bring real energy to the action sequences (which also benefit from improved effects), while the only direction they seem to have given their actors is "bigger," which in this case, feels appropriate: Cage actually seems to be having fun this time. As a story, it’s eminently and entirely disposable, but there’s a lot more to like here. [C]

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  • John Navarro | August 24, 2014 8:48 AMReply

    1. Guardians Of The Galaxy
    2. Avengers
    3. Captain America The Winter Soldier
    4. Days Of Future Past
    5. X2
    6. Spider-Man 2
    7. X-Men First Class
    8. Thor
    9. Iron Man 3
    10. The Amazing Spider-Man(you may not agree with me)

  • wolf | August 23, 2014 7:03 PMReply

    This list sucks. Out of 36 films, Iron Man 3 should not even be in the top 40, (never mind top 4). Go away, don't come back until you have a clue.

  • Tyler | August 23, 2014 5:06 AMReply

    Ridiculous, this list has Xmen First Class behind Fantastic Four 2... Come on.

  • Kevin | August 22, 2014 11:30 PMReply

    1. Avengers
    2. Days of the Future Past
    3. X2
    4. Iron Man
    5. Guardians of the Galaxy
    6. Spider-Man 2
    7. X-Men First Class
    8. Captain America First Avenger
    9. Thor
    10. Captain America Winter Soldier

  • JIMMY C | August 21, 2014 6:20 PMReply

    1. X-Men Days Of Future Past
    2. Spider-Man 2
    3. The Avengers
    4. Guardians Of The Galaxy
    5. X2 X-Men United
    6. Thor
    7. Iron Man
    8. Captain America Winter Soldier
    9. Blade II
    10. The Incredible Hulk

  • james | August 21, 2014 4:26 AMReply

    Iron Man 3 really? Movie should have been called Smart guy with gadgets.

  • خريد و فروش خودرو | August 19, 2014 7:21 AMReply

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  • mike | August 17, 2014 8:15 PMReply

    2014 is going to be a big year for comic cinema, but its also going to be a ‘fix-it’ year. So while the advent of a new spidey series may seem like overload, it also feels necessary. I hated the last three…the only aspects that didn’t disappoint me completely was the adaptation of the newspaper owner. It was cheesy and not the same flavor as the cheese found in the original comics. MORE IMPORTANTLY, you have Bryan Singers return to the X-men series, and what better way to fix-it then by doing the Days of Future past story. Definitely the second most popular story told in the original Uncanny X-men run, behind the Dark Phoenix Saga which nearly got ruined after Singer walked away from the series. The coolest thing about marvel to me was how heroes appeared in other comics, so it pisses me off when Quicksilver appears in two totally different adaptations by the avengers and the x-men. YOU CANT DO THAT!! The comics overlap!!! After Beast leaves the X-men he joins the Avengers, yes that actually happened in the late 70s early 80s…I feel as if the directors of these movies have more inconsistencies then the original comic writers, who did write contradicting stories, but not as bad as these directors…

  • خريد و فروش خودرو | August 17, 2014 3:12 AMReply

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  • wolf | August 23, 2014 7:21 PM

    @Mike... you do realize *why* there is two Quicksilvers? And *why* you can't have Beast in The Avengers? The comics may overlap, but the film universes do *not*. Marvel doesn't own the *movie rights* to Spiderman, Sony does. They don't own X-Men or Fantastic Four either, Fox does. That why these three titles are not a part of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). While it's possible (remotely) that waaay down the road, Disney, Sony & Fox might sit down and work out some sharing arrangement, (for perhaps even some cameos), it's not gonna happen now or any time soon. We can hope that the Spiderman movies keep sucking enough, that Sony will sell it back, and maybe the same for the FF with Fox, but I don't see that happening with X-men. Too much success over too much time. Too many characters and too many stories. But, who knows? Maybe... *just maybe*, one of these days these greedy corporate fat-cats will actually think of the fans and have these universes co-mingle, somehow... (yeah, I know... I couldn't keep a straight face as I wrote it either...)

  • Jesus | August 17, 2014 12:45 AMReply

    Iron Man 3 was almost as bad as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

  • wolf | August 23, 2014 7:21 PM

    @ jesus;


  • Jack | August 14, 2014 2:23 AMReply

    Top 10:

    1. Spider-Man 2
    2. X2
    3. Captain America The Winter Soldier
    4. X-Men Days of Future Past
    5. Blade 2
    6. X-Men First Class
    7. Iron Man
    8. Amazing Spider-Man
    9. Thor
    10. Blade

  • mike | August 17, 2014 8:23 PM

    what!? Spidey with tobey sucked.

    1. X-Men Days of Future Past
    2. Iron Man
    3. Batman Begins
    4. X2
    5. The Watchmen
    6. Amazing Spider-Man
    7. Iron Man 2
    8. Thor
    9. X-Men First Class
    10.The Avengers

  • Eric | August 12, 2014 1:02 PMReply

    I also agree that avengers is number 1 at this point,
    But the rest of the list is way off. You must not be a
    Fan of marvel films. Why do they have people write
    Articles on things that they don't enjoyed. Like
    Comparing bad films to the first did hard or Armageddon .

  • Ray | August 10, 2014 3:03 AMReply

    I will definitely agree with Avengers being number 1. It was pretty much solid> But the rest of the list? Your opinion. Ang Lees Hulk, should of been way lower in rank. Too dark. X-Men franchise way lower. Just waiting and hoping for Marvel Studios to get back the rights to all the Marvel Characters. Marvel studios really needs to get Spiderman, Xmen, Fantastic Four rights and they will make some great reboots. They finally figured out the recipe.

  • Steven | August 14, 2014 2:24 AM

    Unfortunately the recipe is same old s**t. X-Men destroys the MCU

  • Bob | August 5, 2014 6:38 PMReply

    The rating on Amazing Spider Man 2 in this list completely makes this list a failure.

  • bittu | August 5, 2014 5:51 AMReply

    1. everything written here is fake cause how can you tell iron man 2 disappointing it had realistic villain,unlimited action and what the hell do you need.
    2. spider man 2 was also so much good and you should not count the no of villains except watching how spidey takes them off.
    3. how the hell can you say x men series disappointment as all the series were outstanding.

  • venky | August 5, 2014 5:39 AMReply

    common man this list is horrible all the marvel movie are outstanding.
    1. avengers
    2. iron man
    3. iron man 2
    4. iron man 3
    5. thror
    6. thor 2
    7. captain america
    8. captain america 2
    9. hulk
    10. hulk 2
    11. guardians of the galaxy
    12. green lantern (worst movie ever made)
    all these movies except green lantern made so much money so no one can tell these movies bad as they were superb.

  • Beastinrocks | August 19, 2014 2:18 AM

    The fact that you ranked Guardians of the Galaxy as the worst MCU movie really shows how stupid you are. And there's not even a "Hulk 2" for christ's sake. Guardians of the Galaxy should be 4th behind Cap 2, Iron Man, and The Avengers

  • Michael | August 15, 2014 9:19 AM clearly are not a marvel fan, and you are clearly a child

    1 - Green Lantern is DC, not MARVEL
    2 - Blade 2 isn't on your top 10, you are clearly too young as you've just listed all the newer movies.

  • Steven | August 14, 2014 2:26 AM

    Obvious MCU fanboy is obvious

  • Troy | August 6, 2014 6:04 PM

    Did you actually just say a movie can't be bad if it made a lot of money? Are you a child?

  • M M | August 4, 2014 8:14 AMReply

    You are so wrong. I completely disagree with this list.

  • M | August 4, 2014 2:23 AMReply

    To all those who insult list writers for their opinions: You would be equally derided by the other 99.99999% of the internet if you were to create a similar list. There's no pleasing people when it comes to ranking movies. So shaddap.

    ... btw Iron Man 3 sucked lulz

  • Giofra | August 2, 2014 4:57 AMReply

    Not sure if 'best', but Hulk (2003) would be my n.1. I enjoy watching all Marvel movies, but hardly ever have a need to watch any of them again (also knowing there will be a new one soon....), except that green bastard. Thanks to Ang Lee the movie is piece of art.

  • chris | July 25, 2014 7:52 PMReply

    guardians of the galaxy should be #1 Who agrees with me

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  • | July 24, 2014 11:20 PMReply

    The list is probably disorganized or personal preferences, there's no need for insults when its PROBABLY AN OPINION.

  • Corbin Burdette | July 22, 2014 1:31 PMReply

    I personally prefer spider man 2 over the avengers it was more fun to me. But how is x-men days of future past not in the top 3! Heres my order:

    1. X-men: Days of Future Past
    2.Spider-Man 2
    3.Iron Man

  • Jack | August 14, 2014 2:27 AM

    Excellent top 3

  • Frost | July 27, 2014 6:42 PM

    This list was horrible. And list not too much better. Spider-man 2?? The only time that movie was any good was when you saw spider-man, the rest was horrible! All the emo Peter Parker parts! YUCK!

  • come on son | July 16, 2014 2:11 AMReply


  • TheDevil | July 4, 2014 5:43 PMReply

    Rise of Silver Surfer above X-Men: First Class??? The f***??

    Incredible Hulk should be higher, First Class should be top 10. Punisher & Daredevil ere actually pretty damn good films. Days of Future Past should be #1. I agree that Iron Man 3 was great but top 3. I don't think so....

    Besides that I agree with most of it. X-Men 1 should be lower tho.

  • Raymond Cestra | June 25, 2014 8:55 AMReply

    This list is pretty terrible. Why did X-Men First Class get such a bad rating of C? The Wolverine was a dreadful film, one of the worst X-men based films out there. There are so many things I want to change on this list, I can't even type it all without filling the website without spewing hate and disagree.

  • Brandon | June 17, 2014 8:32 PMReply

    Update requested: Days of Future Past should be in the top 3.

  • Raymond | June 15, 2014 7:54 PMReply

    I know everyone has their opinions and perspectives of cinema, I have mine, and you have yours.

    But what i've learned from this is art to acknowledges information, quite easy and obvious points but there's one thing and I know I'm true my family agrees with me on this inevitable fact, and I'm being offense when I say: YOU HAVE HORRIBLE TASTE IN MOVIES!!!

  • Jean | June 13, 2014 7:28 AMReply

    Disappointed that the 1978 Dr. Strange, 1979 Captain America and Captain America II: Death Too Soon and 1998 Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.were not included. Not theatrical films you say? Neither is the 1994 Fantastic Four, and at least these four were given official releases. Anyway, my ranking:

    1 Blade
    2 The Punisher '04
    3 Iron Man Three
    4 The Avengers
    5 The Wolverine
    6 Thor
    7 Spider-Man
    8 Iron Man
    9 X-Men
    10 X-Men: First Class
    11 X2: X-Men United
    12 Spider-Man 2
    13 Spider-Man 3
    14 Captain America: The First Avenger
    15 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    16 Blade II
    17 The Incredible Hulk
    18 Hulk
    19 Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
    20 Daredevil (Director's Cut)
    21 The Punisher '89
    22 Thor: The Dark World
    23 Iron Man 2
    24 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
    25 X-Men Origins: Wolverine
    26 X-Men: The Last Stand
    27 Blade Trinity
    28 Elektra
    29 Fantastic Four '05
    30 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
    31 Ghost Rider
    32 The Amazing Spider-Man

  • dan | June 11, 2014 7:07 PMReply

    You seriously put Spider-man 3 higher than Amazing Spider-man 1?? Thats a joke of a movie, and the sand man??? WTF worst motivated, portrayed, insignificant, superflous character in any of these films, Raimi is clearly just adding more subplots to a weak and empty script. Just the emo scene should be enough to walk out of the theater and ask for a refund. What a sad finish to the trilogy. The second managed to up the anties but the third failed to meet its expectations completely. SHIT LIST

  • corey | June 15, 2014 10:52 PM

    i prefer spiderman 3 to TASM by leaps and bounds. TASM has no soul

  • AJ Easton | May 28, 2014 1:19 PMReply

    Horrible list. You only nailed the obvious which was Avengers. The first (youtube version) of Fantastic Four could have been left off the list all together but to have it ranked above any other Marvel film is a bigger joke than the movie itself. Howard the Duck should have also been at the bottom of the list.

  • Sonicjrjr | May 26, 2014 3:31 AMReply

    Thor 2 is WAY too low on this list! In some ways it's even better than the 1st movie.

  • Tommy Rankin | May 22, 2014 3:24 AMReply

    Wow, this is list is wacky. So many questionable choices. Cap 2 should definitely be in tops 3 and IM 3 should be behind IM 1 and far from the top 3. Ang Lee's Hulk also belongs way lower than Incredible Hulk and the Wolverine despite its horrible third act should definitely be better placed. So many strange choices, lol

  • WingsStef | June 5, 2014 3:37 AM

    It would take too time for for me to figure out the order, right now, so it's so late here now, but I agree Captain America: The Winter Solider was very good, and should be high (or is that low) on the list.

  • Chrispy | May 28, 2014 7:55 AM

    This list is so screwed up, it's ridiculous.

  • YayaYaya | May 18, 2014 9:06 AMReply

    I honestly stopped taking this list seriously when you put The Incredible Hulk ahead of The Amazing Spiderman, Thor 2, Fantastic Four 2 and X-Men First Class. There hasn't been a decent Hulk film to date and Mark Ruffalo was the first Hulk character that i actually liked and Iron Man 3 at #4? I'd put that film well away from the top 20 let alone the top 5? I mean it's bad enough that you put the four that i mentioned so low but to put Iron Man 3 AHEAD OF THEM? Nah this list is b*******

  • SONICJRJR | June 11, 2014 12:11 PM

    Would you like some cheese to go with that whine?

  • leshi | May 16, 2014 11:41 PMReply

    The Avengers always #1

  • DannyJane | May 16, 2014 3:16 PMReply

    About the only one I agree with is The Avengers, which isn't just the best Marvel movie, but the best of the entire genre. For the rest, Oliver Littleton, you couldn't be more wrong! It's true that which is the absolute WORST will be open for discussion forever, but Ghost Rider--ANY film--lower thant HOWARD THE DUCK?? Really?

  • Chris | May 16, 2014 1:01 PMReply

    I agree with quite a few of these, but First Class behind Fantastic Four 2? The most offensive? The first Hulk movie being anywhere near the top. It was a borderline offensive snooze-fest.

  • What | May 16, 2014 3:47 AMReply

    X-men first class ... Worst than Fantastic 4 2 ... Just go and fap this bullshit in another world will ya

  • Josh Snow | May 15, 2014 7:15 PMReply

    Sorry but probably the worst list I've ever read on the internet. No idea what kind of criteria that this list was based on but it was just BAD.

  • John Snow | May 15, 2014 4:10 PMReply

    what kind of half blind retard put this list in order?

  • Chrispy | May 28, 2014 7:59 AM

    I agree. Terrible article.

  • PRetty Accurate | May 15, 2014 1:54 PMReply

    I thought this list pretty good.

    However, I would've put Winter Soldier at 4, and Iron Man 3 nowhere near the top 5. Or 10, possibly.

  • Angelo Elevado | May 14, 2014 4:04 AMReply

    I agree with #37 and #1-3. But with the rest, hell no.

    Iron Man 3 above the first? And Amazing Spider-Man lower than Blade: Trinity, Spirit Of Vengeance and... Spider-Man 3? Seriously? O_o

  • Angelo Elevado | May 14, 2014 4:07 AM

    Correction: I meant "I *kind of* agree with #36 and #1-3."

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  • That Other Marvel Guy | May 13, 2014 10:09 PMReply

    Yeah totally agree! I also think Captain America: The Winter Soldier is better than Spider-Man 2 and Iron Man 3!!!!

  • That Marvel Guy | May 13, 2014 10:06 PMReply

    The Amazing Spider-Man was WAY BETTER than both of the Fantastic Four movies and Spider-Man 3 and deserves a MUCH higher spot. Plus The Incredible Hulk (2008) was better than Hulk.

  • Trevor | May 13, 2014 5:51 PMReply

    Blade II and Iron Man 3 are in the Top 10???? There's complimentary nods for under-appreciated films and then there's undeserved placements that ruin the validity of an entire list.

  • Shiiiity | May 12, 2014 11:37 PMReply

    what a shitty ranking.

  • the ken | May 12, 2014 11:15 AMReply

    Oh, and I forgot, what they did to the Mandarin , one of Ironman's greatest enemies in Ironman 3 was a crime against the Marvel universe!

    Sad, sad, sad , when good actors give bad performances in the name of money and attention whore seeking.

    All I can say about Ironman 3 thats good is it may be the last one that has these weak assed actors in it.

  • the ken | May 12, 2014 11:10 AMReply

    This list is so way off base it looks as if you're trying to steal second but got your foot caught in the sand... IronMan 3 as being good?

    And Thor 2 as bad?

    What industrial cleaning products have you been sniffing? Apparently you like NCIS type shows because that is all Ironman 3 was.

    Robert Downey playing detective. Crying about anxiety attacks to a boy, blowing up million dollar suits for special effect fanboys such as yourself , and Being Ironman for I think a total of 3 minutes in the whole movie.

    Oh and lets remember, Ironman can fly. so why the hell did he keep getting close enough to be burned? constantly...same with the guy in the first what 10 minutes of the movie? with the shotgun, running up next to the firewoman so she can burn his gun too? smart people these characters.. all

    So in the end , Ironman 3 was and is Robert Downey's r'esum'e for any future film so he could show his moodly, self involved, upstaging , "look its really me Bob under this suit" , jealous of his own Armor getting all the attention, William Shatner ranting about Spock getting more air time them himself , side!

    You should be banned from making any future lists involving any type of Super Powered Beings, and should stick to the Overblown and Over used , on TV , Smarmy , badly acted, wait till the last fives minutes detective series that are all the rage with the 50 year olds.

  • Ash | May 12, 2014 3:11 PM

    I totally agree...this rating just too wrong

  • HeadHurts | May 12, 2014 1:32 AMReply

    You have lost all credibility, simply by placing "Hulk" number 8 on this list. I do not even have to go past that and address the countless flaws in this list.

  • Ash | May 12, 2014 3:13 PM

    I mean the first hulk movie....

  • Ash | May 12, 2014 3:12 PM

    Yup totally agree 100% the incredible hulk is 10 times better than the first movie duhhh doyy

  • Franka | May 12, 2014 6:33 AM

    You have gained all credibility, simply by placing "Hulk" number 8 on this list. It's the best.

  • Mattie Appleyard | May 11, 2014 12:27 PMReply

    Without question, Spiderman 2 is the greatest comic book character movie ever made. Period.

  • matt | May 11, 2014 1:55 PM

    Seconded. And Doc Oc is easily the one of the greatest and most sympathetic comic book characters ever brought to the big screen, in my opinion.

  • Jack | May 11, 2014 2:45 AMReply

    Not a bad list - I would have put X-Men First Class a bit higher, and the original Hulk a lot lower (I wasn't even aware people liked that movie) along with the Blade films, but all in all the list is fine.

  • Pete | May 10, 2014 4:51 PMReply

    Clearly, being drunk was a requirement at the time this list and it's 'opinions' were compiled. Iron Man 3 "sucked" and Shane Black should be flogged for what he did the iconic villain that is the Mandarin...there's your # 36. To hold back an A+ rating from the Avengers shows the list was compiled by DC employees. I suggest you sit down and rethink your rankings & ratings............NOW!

  • Felip Serra | May 9, 2014 12:37 AMReply

    You know... I think this list is well thought out, reasonably argued, very knowledgeable, and wholly accurate. Were it mine I think I'd have switched #2 and #3, and maybe placed "X-Men: First Class" a little higher. Otherwise, no disagreements. I think the author should be commended. Excellent work.

  • brian | May 8, 2014 11:04 AMReply

    This is the worst list! Iron man 3 sucked, Iron man 2 sucked, x-men first class was amzing

  • Troo.l.s | May 7, 2014 3:51 PMReply

    THIS IS GARBAGE!! holy s**t.....

  • An actual Marvel comics fan | May 7, 2014 12:02 AMReply

    Other than some exceptions, like the Avengers at #1, this list is almost completely backwards.

  • Mathew | May 6, 2014 3:58 AMReply

    this list is garbage

  • mellymel | May 6, 2014 9:21 PM

    Exactly what Mathew said.

  • Moe Getz | May 5, 2014 10:37 PMReply

    "Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son." — Dean John Vernon, Animal House

  • holyphawk | May 5, 2014 10:03 PMReply

    Are you phucking retarded?

  • Cellistic | May 5, 2014 5:50 PMReply

    I largely agreed with this list and appreciated many of its observations. *fuels fedora rage*

  • Chris | May 5, 2014 10:27 AMReply

    I normally don't fly into a rage over hastily compiled internet lists, but goddamn this one is bad. Ang Lee's 'Hulk' gets better placement than either Thor, the original X-Men, The Wolverine, Captain America, and Blade? First Class coming in behind all of those in addition to falling behind both Punisher: Warzone and Rise of the Silver Surfer? This is a bad, bad list.

  • Stan | May 4, 2014 11:39 PMReply

    This list is for shit. You actually had the nerve to put Ang Lee's abortion of an adaptation BEFORE Thor 2?!? Don't know who you really are, but your lack of knowledge of the Marvel Universe (and movies in general) is so staggeringly ignorant, all I can say is to give your laptop back to your mommy and daddy and ask them to take you to a comic book shop and ask for an encyclopedia of the Marvel Universe. Not only will you gain insight on the subject, but maybe, (just maybe) you might make better decisions about anything Marvel related, such as thinking before publishing your stupidity for all to read on the internet.

  • Bruno | May 4, 2014 1:54 PMReply

    This is one of the worst lists I have ever read. If you have read this list don't listen to any of it. A list like this should be made from a poll, not one persons opinion. Complete crap

  • Z-berg | May 4, 2014 12:33 PMReply


    Nerd blab.

  • Miffy | May 3, 2014 4:41 PMReply

    For me it will always be the first Spider Man movie.... Kirsten Dunst is the reason, in Spider Man 2 she just had eyes like she was on drugs, why I don't like that movie, never bothered with the third.

  • Robert Clark | May 3, 2014 12:56 PMReply

    This list is complete crap. I can not even start to list the reasons. I mean wow!

  • Bruno | May 4, 2014 1:50 PM

    I agree with you completely.

  • Hector | May 3, 2014 8:52 AMReply

    I'm curious, who made this list? Was there a poll? The reasons sound pretty one sided. It shows when you see movies like Ghost Rider: Spirit top over First Class and Amazing Spider-Man. It almost seems like it was more of a personal distaste for certain movies and reboots(ASM) over the movies have great dialogue, cinematography and acting.

  • Mike | May 3, 2014 7:20 AMReply

    Just curious... but why did #1 only get an A- ? I mean, if it sets the bar for the other films then shouldn't it be at least an A? I understand it not being A+ because then it'd be silly if a future movie surpassed it, but still

  • Jorge | May 3, 2014 12:52 AMReply

    I stopped reading when I realized that IM3 was above Winter Soldier and actually above the original Iron Man, that makes no sense, I disagree with some positions of the list, Daredevil belongs to the up 15 movies with the Directors cut and the fact that it delivers the first tragic ending of these movies, Incredible hulk is superior to Hulk tough both are good, Spirit of Vengeance should be the last one, First Class is the second best X-men film, but to have Iron Man 3 this high is stupid not only because of the Mandarin, but because of the many plotholes, the comedy killing all sense of danger, the unremarkable villain and the stupid ending among many little details.

  • John | May 2, 2014 10:01 PMReply

    Sooo Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Period. It isn't just oddly/poorly acted, the cinematography makes the film look homemade at some points. In addition, its almost impossible to tell whats going on. Add on to that the fact that the special effects got worse since the last film and they gave up on anything resembling character development. I don't think anyone who saw both Ghost Rider films would say the second is better (not that the first is good, but its not nearly as bad) This list is poorly constructed by people who disliked certain films and exaggerate how bad they were to the point where they illogically say the 90s Fantastic Four movie is better than X-Men Origins or Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is better than the Amazing Spider-Man. Give me a break.

  • John | May 2, 2014 10:07 PM

    Also, The Hulk being better than the Incredible Hulk is one of the most laughable ideas I have ever heard. I don't know if you are idealizing the movie because its old or something, but its special effects are piss poor and acting is questionable at best. At least the Incredible Hulk tried and wasn't that boring and abominable Ang Lee creation.

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