ByKurt Arthur, writer at
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Kurt Arthur

*Any Marvel movie can make this list no matter the studio*

Everyone's taste in movies varies and this rings especially true in comic book adaptations. I've recently read a list of the best Marvel movies and I disagreed with the majority of the ranking of movies on that list. The only logical option was to create a list of my own and share it with the public to see if my taste in Marvel movies matches with the general public.

The main factor I took into account while creating this list was how many times I've watched each movie and if I would recommend it to a friend. You will not agree 100% with my list, but I hope you do not disagree 100% as well, enjoy! Before you read my list of favorite Marvel movies, please read my list of movies I cannot wait to see in the upcoming months!

The Five Most Anticipated Movies for 2016. I've all ready seen Deadpool!

5. X-Men: Apocalypse
4. Doctor Strange
3. Suicide Squad
2. Captain America: Civil War
1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

There's no reason for me to include this list, but I am a fan boy. I just wanted to share what movies I am most excited with the five people that might read this list of mine. Let me know if you agree with the order of my most anticipated list!

10. X-Men: First Class

First Class had the monumental task of making X-Men appealing once more after the horrendous Last Stand and Wolverine: Origins. Fox brought in immensely talented actors and created a truly entertaining film while re-creating certain histories. Another amazing accomplishment is that they did all this with only a cameo from Wolverine.


I had no clue of what I was getting myself into when I first saw this badass movie at the theaters. I would be lying to you if I didn't mentioned I spent weeks on trying to put sunglasses on the coolest way possible just to find a way to emulate Wesley Snipes. How can you not enjoy watching Blade kill hordes of vampires with his sword and I didn't know until years later that Blade was a Marvel character.

8. Iron Man

This movie started off the immaculate Marvel's shared-universe and we the fandom are currently drooling with anticipation over each adaptation. Marvel movies are coming out more regularly than the Activia lady and we cannot get enough. Tony Stark built his first suit in a cave and that alone is worthy of a top ten spot on this list.

7. Ant-Man

Paul Rudd made one of the most absurd characters in Marvel's pantheon of characters and made him a formidable opponent against any evil-doer. Another reason why this movie deserves this spot, Hope Van Dyne, she will be absolutely amazing as The Wasp. Lastly, I enjoyed the emotional connections between the daughters of this movie. (I am still sad for Lang's lil' buddy Antony)

6. Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron

This movie was the follow-up to the one of the biggest movies ever and for the most part AOU succeeded. When Vision lifted Mjolnir and made the born yesterday joke, I was instantly smitten with the android. This film also gave us the extremely powerful Scarlet Witch and she has me on edge on whatever she'll do next in Captain America: Civil War. Lastly, I must give props to Quicksilver because his death actually made me sad and he was barely in the movie.

5. X-Men: Days of Future Past

This movie did the best possible thing for the X-Men franchise by erasing certain events that were universally panned. This movie also gave us one of the coolest scene ever filmed with Quicksilver's Pentagon antics. When Magneto dropped a baseball field on the White House and used the Sentinels against the humans was epic in every sense of the word. Thank god, this movie awoke one of the greatest villains in the history of comics for the X-Men to battle in the next move.

4. Marvel's The Avengers

Yes this is from AOU
Yes this is from AOU

This was the movie that proved a shared-universe could bring in over a billion dollars and soon had every other studio envious at Marvel success at the box office. This movie mixed humor and action so well together that Marvel should have created their own genre. When Hulk smashed Loki into the floor a dozen times and called him a puny god; this made me wonder how this movie didn't become the highest-grossing movie ever!

3. Deadpool

I went to see this the day after it opened and I was shocked at how something could be so damn funny. His baby-hand and what he planned to do with it was worth the price of admission alone. I won't go further into any other details, but the action was top-notched and with a budget of only 60 million. The movie Deadpool made me believe anything is possible in this world and that Willa Holland from Arrow might date me!

2. Guardians of the Galaxy

I was sold by the movie when the first trailer was released and I've never even heard of Star-Lord until the movie came out. This movie was a rarity in show business and I never thought a talking tree would be the soul of a movie. Thanos had one of the best rants I've ever heard when scolding Ronan. I could write paragraph after paragraph about what made this movie so awesome. This movie boiled down to a bunch of outcasts who came together and saved the galaxy. This is one of the rare movies that will probably never be duplicated successfully ever in a million years!

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Steve Rogers became my second favorite superhero after this movie, he's only behind Spider-Man (Spidey is my favorite hero since the age of three and no one even comes close to the love I have for Spider-Man!). The friendship that ignites between Steve and Falcon is something that I've never seen in these types of movie. Furthermore, the last fight scene with Bucky and Steve was one of the most emotional scenes I have ever witnessed in any movie ever. This movie stands out as a political thriller, with top-tier action, and an emotional punch that hits harder than Mike Tyson ever did in his prime. This movie set the stage for Civil War to be the most epic movie Marvel Studios will ever produce.


I cannot tell you if movies just got better in recent years, or since the shared-universe introduction increases the stakes in each additional entry. I truly hope that Batman vs Superman is brilliant so that the DCEU can reach the entertaining heights that Marvel have all ready climbed. I only wish the best for both universes because at the end of the day we all just want to be entertained!

Captain America: Civil War hit theaters on May 6th, 2016 in the United States!

Dr. Strange hit theaters on November 4th, 2016 in the United States!


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