Andrew’s picks

Andrew Hodge

 Honorable mentions: “Captain America: The first Avenger” (2011), “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), “Spiderman: No Way Home” (2021), “Dr. Strange“ (2016).

#5: “Black Panther” (2018)

“Black Panther” introduces the story of a new character, T’Challa, and how he became king of Wakanda. Through the story he has great character development with stunning scenery and a great story line. The film also features one of the best villains in any Marvel movie. 

#4: “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)

“Avengers: Infinity War” sets the stage for the battle between good and evil to happen in the next movie. The dramatic ending has the antagonist Thanos winning. The main protagonists all come together to fight a common enemy. Effectively setting the scene for “Avengers: Endgame,” “Avengers: Infinity War” is a beautiful story of good versus evil where good does not win.

#3: “Avengers: Endgame” (2019)

The most successful box office movie of all time is a truly great end to a long storyline. The final battle provides the most iconic scene in all of Marvel and the death of Tony Stark (Iron Man) jerks tears every time. “Avengers: Endgame” not only brings all the MCU characters together but also displays some of the most distinguished scenes in cinematic history. 

#2: “Captain America: Civil War” (2016)

Introducing a new side to known and beloved characters with a realistic twist and adding new characters that later became beloved, “Captain America: Civil War” makes the viewer think and adds perspective to the hero’s battles. An epic battle scene between heroes at an airport shows how passionate they are about doing what they think is right. The final battle between Captain America and Bucky versus Iron Man makes the viewer pick a side and root for them like it’s a sporting event.

#1: “Iron Man” (2008)

Iron man is the best character in the MCU. The first of his movies is a terrific introduction to his storyline. He starts off as a rich jerk who sells weapons, then defeats terrorists who held him captive and reflects on his effect on the world. Tony Stark shows great character development and the other characters in the movie have to adjust to the new (better) Tony. This includes his former business partner, who becomes the main antagonist and wants to exploit Stark’s inventions for profit. The movie is well-developed and entertaining, which makes it the best one on this list.

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