Ranking The Marvel Movies

All of the films based on Marvel Comics.
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X-Men: First Class (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III. (132 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ This film does for the X-Men franchise what Batman Begins accomplished. Everything from the cast to the story, set around the Cuban Missle Crisis, makes this throughly entertaining and a refreshing spectacle. ” - dirty_dutchman
Blade (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. (120 mins.)
“ It's a sentimental favorite more than anything. Still, before the big comic book movie boom of the last few years, Blade proved to be exceedingly entertaining as an action movie. ” - dirty_dutchman
Hulk (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry. (138 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ I can understand why this one is so unpopular. Personally, I think Ang Lee did a fantastic job of creating a comic book movie that is more of a character study than it is an action movie. ” - dirty_dutchman
The Avengers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ I'll give Joss Weadon credit. He managed to take every cliche in the book and make it interesting. Take the sum of all of the Avengers movies to this point and it's exactly what you'd hope for: pure entertainment. ” - dirty_dutchman
The Punisher (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An undercover FBI agent becomes a vigilante assassin and sets out to unleash his wrath upon the corrupt businessman who slaughtered his entire family at a reunion. (124 mins.)
“ Much like Blade, The Punisher doesn't have the same feel as the other Marvel movies. It is dark, gritty and extremely violent. But what else would you expect from the Punisher? ” - dirty_dutchman
Blade II (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires. (117 mins.)
“ Guillermo del Toro keeps the awesomeness of Blade alive, throwing some unique visuals and exciting action into the mix. ” - dirty_dutchman
X-Men 2 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces. (134 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ X2 continues the story of the X-Men with a bit more patience and intrigue than the first movie. With a superb ending that leaves you hungry for more, it's a shame that hunger has yet to be satisfied. ” - dirty_dutchman
Thor (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. (115 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ Thor is an interesting character in the Marvel universe, mainly because he isn't just any other comic book hero: he's the freakin' god of thunder! The movie is dazzling and epic, though it probably should be another half hour longer. ” - dirty_dutchman
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization. (124 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
“ Captain America is an icon, plain and simple. Fortunately, Joe Johnston uses his talent of creating a vintage backdrop to present this origin story the way it should be done. Thanks to a lot of camp and a lot of action, this is a solid entry in the Marvel movie universe. ” - dirty_dutchman
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he turns into, whenever he loses his temper. (112 mins.)
Director: Louis Leterrier
“ It isn't vastly different from Hulk, but it is much more lighthearted than the Ang Lee version. Edward Norton plays the part of Bruce Banner well, though he doesn't get much help from Liv Tyler. ” - dirty_dutchman
Iron Man (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil. (126 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
“ As pure entertainment value is concerned, it's hard not to like Robert Downey Jr. as the sharp-witted and arrogant Tony Stark. But the movie never seems to "take off" after the first half hour or so. ” - dirty_dutchman
X-Men (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers. (104 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ It wasn't the first Marvel comic book movie, but you might as well say it is. Aside from the Punisher and Blade movies, every other Marvel comic book movie has followed in the same vein as X-Men. The movie itself is good, but not amazing. ” - dirty_dutchman
Iron Man 3 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. (130 mins.)
Director: Shane Black
“ Kiss Kiss, Iron Man. Shane Black might have had his high points in the 80's and 90's, but he missed the target on this one. As a movie, it is plenty of fun, even if the story is wildly incoherent. It's a step up from Iron Man 2, but a huge step down after The Avengers. ” - dirty_dutchman
Daredevil (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero. (103 mins.)
“ It isn't easy to defend this movie, most notably because of Ben Affleck. But the story manages to work just well enough to keep your attention. ” - dirty_dutchman
Blade: Trinity (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Blade, now a wanted man by the FBI, must join forces with the Nightstalkers to face his most challenging enemy yet: Dracula. (113 mins.)
Director: David S. Goyer
“ This is not how the Blade series should have ended, even though it has plenty of positive moments. Ryan Reynolds has some of the funniest lines, which probably shouldn't be repeated in proper company. ” - dirty_dutchman
Fantastic Four (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the plans of their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom. (106 mins.)
Director: Tim Story
“ There isn't a whole lot to cling to with this movie, except for maybe a few well-choreographed moments and an extremely hot Jessica Alba. ” - dirty_dutchman
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto. (104 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ Again, not a fitting end to the series. While attempting to introduce more characters to the fray, Brett Ratner just convolutes what could have been the best X-Men movie in the franchise. ” - dirty_dutchman
Iron Man 2 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark must contend with both his declining health and a vengeful mad man with ties to his father's legacy. (124 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
“ This is what happens when production problems and a bad screenplay get forced through just to make money. ” - dirty_dutchman
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius. (127 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Calling it the "best" of the Spider-Man movies isn't that great of an honor. Alfred Molina gives the film some character, but in the end it suffers the same problems as the first movie. ” - dirty_dutchman
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years. (107 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
“ When I read the comics as a kid, the thought of knowing Wolverine's origin story would have been exciting. But if I knew it was this, I would have been just as disappointed. Note to Marvel: do Deadpool right or not at all. ” - dirty_dutchman
Spider-Man (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ So what's wrong with it? The visuals are annoyingly corny, Kirsten Dunst can't act to save her life, and Tobey Maguire constantly fails to reach an emotional peak. Spider-Man was my favorite character as a kid, but now I see why: he's a character for children. ” - dirty_dutchman
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
After hunting down and killing hundreds of violent criminals, Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, faces his most deadly foe yet: Jigsaw. (103 mins.)
Director: Lexi Alexander
“ You know who's not a character for children? The Punisher! I like Ray Stevenson, but this movie is an appalling failure. It's more comic than the Tom Jane movie, but it's still very stupid. ” - dirty_dutchman
Elektra (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins. (97 mins.)
Director: Rob Bowman
“ This movie could have been a lot better, even more so than Daredevil. But it never attempts to be anything more than a spin-off of something that wasn't that great to begin with. ” - dirty_dutchman
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge. (139 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Everything is wrong in this movie. It follows the same formula as the first two. There are far too many characters to create any sort of flow. Above all, they ruined one of the coolest villains in all of Marvel, primarily because they thought Topher Grace could do him justice. ” - dirty_dutchman
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death. (136 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ The effort is meh. The execution is okay. The acting is appalling. The story lines vanish. The villain is weak. Overall, there isn't much that makes this reboot any different than the train wreck that is Spider-Man 3. ” - dirty_dutchman
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Story
“ Much like Spider-Man 3, this movie tries to do too many silly things that just bring the whole thing down. Whether it's a budget issue or what have you, the poor handling of Galactus was the icing on the cake of disappointment. ” - dirty_dutchman
Ghost Rider (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze gives up his soul to become a hellblazing vigilante, to fight against power hungry Blackheart, the son of the devil himself. (114 mins.)
“ Marvel has given us so many unique and cool characters. But so many of them will likely be ruined by poor development choices. Case and point: Ghost Rider, a truly awesome character, should never, ever, EVER have been played by Nicolas Cage. Beyond that mistake, the movie is an utter catastrophe from the get-go. ” - dirty_dutchman
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form. (96 mins.)
Director: Neveldine, Taylor
“ I haven't seen it. Probably better that way. ” - dirty_dutchman