Nate’s picks

Natalo Maggiolino

Honorable Mentions:  “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014), “Captain America: Civil War” (2016)

#5:  “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (2021)

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” was one of the most anticipated Marvel movies ever. The excitement and hope fans felt going into the theater were unmatched with all the theories of which multiverse Spiderman would show up in, with all the favorite villains returning. Nostalgia aside, the struggle Peter Parker goes through in this movie, losing everyone he loves, and having to start a completely new slate alone is incomparable to any other Marvel character before. It was a perfect way to end Tom Holland’s first trilogy and set up for the other movies to come.

#4: “Black Panther” (2018)

This movie starred the late Chadwick Boseman, who stole the hearts of all Marvel fans right away as King T’Challa, or the Black Panther himself. He played the character so well, with a standout cast by his side. The chemistry between all the characters makes this movie so memorable. With my personal favorite villain Eric Killmonger, and the future of Wakanda on the line, there is constant action. The directing and score are perfect; when you think of Wakanda, you think of its iconic theme. The music and action go so well together to make an unforgettable film.

#3: “Iron Man” (2008)

This was the start of it all, the first movie made in the MCU. Marvel took a chance on a troubled Robert Downey Jr, who soon became the most loved figure in Hollywood. While bringing a generational favorite hero to life, they filled the movie with action and great characters. Iron Man was introduced to the big screen after appearing in the comics for the first time in 1963. This movie set the standard for every movie in the MCU after it, and is considered worldwide one of the best superhero movies ever.

#2: “Avengers: Endgame” (2019)

Eleven years built up to this movie, and it was most likely the most anticipated movie of all time! “Avengers: Endgame” proved its power by taking the #1 spot of highest grossing movies for a while before the re-release of “Avatar.” Every character introduced over the 11-year span was brought together on the big screen. Fans around the world loved it, and it did not disappoint, and the film capped off the “Infinity saga” in the greatest, yet saddest way possible.

#1: “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)

It’s the only superhero movie in recent history where the villain wins. The long awaited battle between the Avengers and Thanos was here at last, after being teased since 2012. The original Avengers were teamed up with new Avengers, creating new character chemistries and dynamics. The movie was all action from start to finish, with one goal in mind: to stop Thanos from getting all the infinity stones. The world turned upside down when the goal eventually failed and half of our favorite heroes were snapped out of existence. It set the stage for Marvel’s biggest movie of all time, “Avengers: Endgame.”