Ranking (All) the Marvel Comics Movies

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens this Friday. It's the penultimate film of the so-called Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (the last will be Ant-Man, coming later this summer). When all is said and done, there will be 22 movies in the MCU.

Now as you may know, Marvel Studios doesn't have the rights to all Marvel Comics properties. Sony owns Spider-Man, while 20th Century Fox owns the X-Men and Fantastic Four, neither of which have any say or role in the various MCU phases. So what follows, true believers, is the definitive ranking of all 36 Marvel movies released by the various studios. I'm excluding those released pre-1986 (sorry, 1944 Captain America serial) and those not released in U.S. theaters: Captain America (1990), The Fantastic Four (1994), Man-Thing (2005), and The Punisher (1989).

No, that last one was not released in theaters. You just think it was.

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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