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The Best Movies In The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked 

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The best Marvel Cinematic Universe movies recreate the enduring characters for a whole new generation, using the classic comic book storylines to tell narratives that remain relevant today. Currently in Phase Three, the first two MCU Phases brought us Iron Man, The Avengers, and Captain America: Winter Soldier. Marvel sagas have a timelessness about them as morality tales of good versus evil will always be an overarching cultural concern. Out of all the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which ones do the best job of revamping these iconic characters for modern times? 

Which Marvel films have struck a chord with audiences? Black Panther has received nearly universal critical acclaim and been lauded for using the characters and setting to make allegorical points about race relations in America. The Iron Man franchise shows how modern technology - if used responsibly - can serve humanity's benefit, as an iron suit and electromagnet give Tony Stark his power. The Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers franchises illustrate the necessity of harmony and cooperation between allies to face down larger threats. Other good MCU movies include Ant-Man, Thor: Ragnarok, and Doctor Strange.

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Avengers: Infinity War ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies In The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked
Photo:  Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

World Wide Box Office: $2.048 billion

Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, + more

Released: 2018

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies In The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked
Photo:  Paramount Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

World Wide Box Office: $585.2 million

Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, Gwyneth Paltrow, + more

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

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Captain America: The Win... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies In The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

World Wide Box Office: $714.3 million

Actors: Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Elizabeth Olsen, + more

Released: 2014

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies In The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

World Wide Box Office: $854 million

Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, + more

Released: 2017

Directed by: Taika Waititi

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