With 22 films over 10 years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to bring us spectacular movies. These are the top 10 Marvel Cinematic Universe films of Thomas J. Bellezza. After being a fan since the first Iron Man film till coming home after Tuesday night watching Spider-man Far From Home, it was time to put this list to the challenge! Not including the newest spider-man film, let’s see if you agree with his choices. Are your top 3 films listed below? Let us know your opinion in the comments!
10. Iron Man 3 (2012) [LINK]
Plagued with worry and insomnia since saving New York from destruction, Tony Stark, now, is more dependent on the suits that give him his Iron Man persona. So much so that every aspect of his life is affected, including his relationship with Pepper. After a malevolent enemy known as the Mandarin reduces his personal world to rubble, Tony must rely solely on instinct and ingenuity to avenge his losses and protect the people he loves.
9. Avengers (2012) [LINK]
When Thor’s evil brother, Loki, gains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract, Nick Fury initiates a superhero recruitment effort to defeat the unprecedented threat to Earth. Joining Fury’s “dream team” are Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, the Black Widow, and Hawkeye.
8. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2016) [LINK]
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker embraces his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine. Distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.
7. Iron Man (2010) [LINK]
A billionaire industrialist and genius inventor, Tony Stark, is conducting weapons tests overseas, but terrorists kidnap him to force him to build a devastating weapon. Instead, he builds an armored suit and upends his captors. Returning to America, Stark refines the suit and uses it to combat crime and terrorism.
6. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) [LINK]
Brash space adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the quarry of relentless bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by Ronan. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with four disparate misfits: gun-toting Rocket Raccoon, treelike-humanoid Groot, enigmatic Gamora, and vengeance-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when he discovers the orb’s true power and the cosmic threat it poses, Quill must rally his ragtag group to save the universe.
5. Thor: Ragnarok (2017) [LINK]
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his homeworld and the Asgardian civilization.
4. Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014) [LINK]
After the cataclysmic events in New York, Captain America lives in the nation’s capital as he tries to adjust to modern times. An attack on a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague throws Rogers into a web of intrigue that places the whole world at risk. Joining forces with Black Widow and a new ally, the Falcon, Captain America struggles to expose an ever-widening conspiracy, but he and his team soon come up against an unexpected enemy.
3. Captain America: Civil War (2016) [LINK]
Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud
2. Avengers Infinity War (2017) [LINK]
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet [the evil Thanos]. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
1. Avengers: Endgame (2019) [LINK]
Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers [Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, and Bruce Banner] must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos [the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.]
Do you agree with our list? Let us know in the comments below. What are your top 3 favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe films?
review by thomas j. bellezza [website]