MCU Superlatives

Just about every year, I rewatch the entire MCU thus far (minus The Incredible Hulk, which is not cannon). Of course, now you have to watch the various Disney+ series in order to fully understand what’s going on. I try my best to watch everything as it is released, so here’s a superlative/ranking post for the films (too much to unpack in the shows). 

MCU Films Ranked

  1. Avengers: Endgame 
  2. Avengers: Infinity War
  3. Black Panther
  4. Iron Man
  5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  6. The Avengers
  7. Spider-Man: Far From Home
  8. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
  9. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3
  10. Captain America: Civil War
  11. Thor: Ragnarok
  12. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  13. Doctor Strange
  14. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  15. Shang-Chi & The Legend of the Ten Rings
  16. Guardians of the Galaxy
  17. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  18. Captain Marvel
  19. Iron Man 3
  20. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  21. Captain America: The First Avenger
  22. Iron Man 2
  23. Thor
  24. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  25. The Eternals
  26. Ant-Man
  27. Thor: Love & Thunder
  28. Black Widow
  29. Ant-Man & the Wasp
  30. Thor: The Dark World
  31. Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania

MCU Villains Ranked

  1. Thanos (Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1, Avengers: Infinity War, & Avengers: Endgame)
  2. Loki (Thor, Avengers, & Thor: The Dark World)
  3. Killmonger (Black Panther)
  4. Ego (Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2)
  5. Hela (Thor: Ragnarok)
  6. Namor (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
  7. The High Evolutionary (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3)
  8. Quentin Beck/Mysterio (Spider-Man: Far From Home)
  9. Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
  10. Scarlet Witch (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness)
  11. Wenwu (Shang-Chi & The Legend of the Ten Rings)
  12. Kang (Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania)
  13. Gorr the God Butcher (Thor: Love & Thunder)
  14. The Green Goblin, Doc Ock, etc. (Spider-Man: No Way Home)
  15. The Mandarin/Killian (Iron  Man 3)
  16. The Red Skull/Hydra (Captain-America: The First Avenger/Winter Soldier)
  17. Helmut Zemo (Captain America: Civil War)
  18. Ikaris (Eternals)
  19. Vulture (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
  20. Kree (Captain Marvel)
  21. Kaecilius (Doctor Strange)
  22. Justin Hammer (Iron Man 2)
  23. Obadiah Stane (Iron Man)
  24. Whiplash (Iron Man 2)
  25. Ghost (Ant-Man & The Wasp)
  26. Dreykov (Black Widow)
  27. Yellowjacket (Ant-Man)
  28. Dark Elves (Thor: The Dark World)

Best Relationships (Platonic & Romantic) [Ranked]

  1. Steve Rogers & Peggy Carter (Captain America [all], Avengers: Endgame)
  2. Steve Rogers & Bucky Barnes (Captain America [all], Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame)
  3. Thor & Loki (Thor 1-3, Avengers, & Avengers: Infinity War)
  4. Rocket & Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy Vols. 1 & 2, Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame)
  5. Tony Stark & Pepper Potts (Iron Man 1-3, Avengers [all])
  6. Scott & Cassie Lang (Ant-Man 1-2, Avengers: Endgame)
  7. Peter Parker & Ned (Spider-Man 1-3, Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame)
  8. Wanda & Vision (Avengers: Age of Ultron & Infinity War)
  9. Carol Danvers & Maria Rambeau (Captain Marvel)
  10. Natasha & Yelena (Black Widow)
  11. Tony Stark & Peter Parker (Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame)
  12. Peter Parker & MJ (Spider-Man 1-3)
  13. Peter Quill & Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy Vols. 1 & 2, Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame)
  14. Tony Stark & Jarvis (Iron Man 1-3, Avengers, & Avengers: Age of Ultron)
  15. Shang-Chi & Katy (Shang-Chi & The Legend of the Ten Rings)
  16. Carol Danvers & Nick Fury (Captain America, Avengers: Endgame)
  17. Drax & Mantis (Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2; Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame)
  18. T’Challa & Shuri (Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

Best Lines

Captain America: The First Avenger: “I can do this all day.” (Steve Rogers)
Captain Marvel:
“My name is Carol.” (Carol Danvers)
Iron Man:
“The truth is…I am Iron Man.” (Tony Stark)
Iron Man 2: “She did quite the spread on Tony last year.” (Pepper Potts)
Thor: “It’s a good look.” (Jane Foster)
The Avengers: “If it’s all the same to you, I’d like that drink.” (Loki)
Iron Man 3: “Oh my God, that was really violent!” (Pepper Potts)
Thor: The Dark World: “You must be truly desperate to think you can come to me for help.” (Loki)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: “On your left.” (Steve Rogers)
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: “We are Groot.” (Groot)
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: “I’m Mary Poppins, y’all.” (Yondu)
Avengers: Age of Ultron: “He’s fast and she’s weird.” (Maria Hill)
Ant-Man: “Scott, I need you to be the Ant-Man.” (Hank Pym)
Captain America: Civil War: “I don’t know if you’ve ever been in a fight before, but there’s usually not this much talking.” (Falcon/Sam)
Black Widow: “You’re such a poser.” (Yelena)
Doctor Strange: “Forget everything you think you know.” (The Ancient One)
Black Panther: “Wakanda Forever.” (T’Challa)
Spider-Man: Homecoming: “If you’re nothing without the suit, then you shouldn’t have it.” (Tony Stark)
Thor: Ragnarok: “He’s a friend from work!” (Thor)
Ant-Man and the Wasp: “You can do anything. You’re the world’s greatest grandma.” (Cassie Lang)
Avengers: Infinity War: “We’re in the endgame now.” (Doctor Strange)
Avengers: Endgame: “Avengers…assemble.” (Captain America)
Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings: “My name is Shang-Chi.” (Shang-Chi)
The Eternals: “When you love something, you protect it.” (Thena)
Spider-Man: Far From Home: “Don’t ever apologize for being the smartest one in the room.” (Quentin Beck)
Spider-Man: No Way Home: “You can take the guy out of the chair, but you can’t take the chair out of the guy.” (Ned Leeds)
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: “Do not speak to me of sacrifice, Stephen Strange.” (Wanda Maximoff)
Thor: Love & Thunder: “He went from Dad Bod…to God Bod.” (Kong)
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: “T’Challa is dead, but that doesn’t mean he’s gone.” (Queen Ramonda)
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania: N/A
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: “We’ll all fly away together…one last time…into the forever and beautiful sky.” (Rocket)

Funniest Lines

Captain America: The First Avenger: “I’m not kissin’ ya.” (General)
Captain Marvel: “We talkin’ cheek swab or urine sample?” (Nick Fury)
Iron Man: “Let’s face it: this is not the worst thing you’ve caught me doing.” (Tony Stark)
Iron Man 2: “Sir, I’m gonna have to ask you to exit the donut.” (Nick Fury)
Thor: “Whoa, does he need CPR? ‘Cause I totally know CPR.” (Darcy)
The Avengers: “I understood that reference.” (Steve Rogers)
Iron Man 3: “Is this the forehead of security?” (Tony Stark)
Thor: The Dark World: “Look at you, all muscly and everything. How’s space?” (Darcy)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: “Hey fellas, either one of you know where the Smithsonian is? I’m here to pick up a fossil.” (Natasha)
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: “There’s a little pee comin’ out of me right now.” (Quill)
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: “You just need to find someone who is pathetic, like you.” (Drax)
Avengers: Age of Ultron: “Steve, he said a bad language word.” (Maria Hill)
Ant-Man: “Is that a camera on an ant? Sure, why not?” (Scott Lang)
Captain America: Civil War: “So, you like cats?” (Sam/Falcon)
Black Widow: “It’s a shit plan.” (Yelena)
Doctor Strange: “Any late fees I should know about — maiming, perhaps?” (Doctor Strange)
Black Panther: “Can we wrap it up? This corset is really uncomfortable.” (Shuri)
Spider-Man: Homecoming: “Do you lay eggs?” (Ned)
Thor: Ragnarok: “We are not doing “get help!” (Loki)
Ant-Man and the Wasp: “Hiya, champ, how was school today?” (Hank Gym)
Avengers: Infinity War: “Dude, you’re embarrassing me in front of the wizards.” (Tony Stark)
Avengers: Endgame: “That is America’s ass.” (Steve Rogers)
Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings: “What happened to your shirt?” (Katy)
The Eternals: “You know what has never saved the world? Your sarcasm.” (Phastos)
Spider-Man: Far From Home: “Let me help! I’m really strong and I’m…sticky!” (Peter Parker)
Spider-Man: No Way Home: “Yes, my spider lord.” (MJ)
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: “No shit, genius!” (Doctor Strange)
Thor: Love & Thunder: “If you don’t shut up, you won’t be invited to the orgy!” (Zeus)
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: “A colonizer in chains. Now I have seen everything.” (Okoye)
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania: “My name is Darren, and I am not a dick!” (M.O.D.O.K.)
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: “Open the f**king door!” (Peter Quill)

Best Fights

Captain America: The First Avenger: Captain America vs. Red Skull
Captain Marvel: Captain Marvel vs. the Kree
Iron Man: Iron Man vs. Ten Rings & vs. Obadiah Stane
Iron Man 2: Iron Man vs. Whiplash
Thor: Thor vs. Loki
The Avengers: Thor vs. Iron Man; Natasha vs. Clint; Avengers vs. aliens
Iron Man 3: Tony Stark vs. scarred mutant
Thor: The Dark World: Thor & Loki vs. Dark Elves
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Captain America vs. secret Hydra agents & vs. Winter Soldier
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Guardians vs. each other; Groot vs. anyone
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Yondu vs. ravager trailers; Quill vs. Ego
Avengers: Age of Ultron: Iron Man vs. Hulk; Avengers vs. Ultra & his bots
Ant-Man: Ant-Man vs. Yellowjacket
Captain America: Civil War: Team Cap. vs. Team Iron Man
Black Widow: Natasha vs. Yelena
Doctor Strange: Strange vs. Kaecilius’ minion in astral plane
Black Panther: Black Panther vs. Killmonger
Spider-Man: Homecoming: Peter Parker vs. Vulture
Thor: Ragnarok: Thor vs. Hulk; Loki vs. Valkyrie
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Wasp vs. bad guys
Avengers: Infinity War: Avengers vs. Guardians; Avengers & Guardians vs. Thanos
Avengers: Endgame: Steve vs. himself; everyone vs. Thanos & his minions
Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings: Shang-Chi vs. Ten Rings (on bus)
The Eternals: Good eternals vs. bad eternals
Spider-Man: Far From Home: Peter Parker vs. Quentin Beck
Spider-Man: No Way Home: Peter Parker (x3) vs. Green Goblin etc.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Strange vs. himself
Thor: Love & Thunder: Thor, Mighty Thor, & kids vs. Gorr the God Butcher
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Shuri as Black Panther vs. Namor
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania: N/A
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: High Evolutionary vs. Guardians

Best Crying

Captain America: The First Avenger: Hayley Atwell
Captain Marvel: Brie Larson
Iron Man: N/A
Iron Man 2: Mickey Rourke
Thor: Chris Hemsworth
The Avengers: N/A
Iron Man 3: N/A
Thor: The Dark World: N/A
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Scarlett Johansson
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Chris Pratt
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Pom Klementiff, Chris Pratt
Avengers: Age of Ultron: N/A
Ant-Man: Evangeline Lilly
Captain America: Civil War: N/A
Black Widow: Scarlett Johansson
Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch
Black Panther: Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Sterling K. Brown
Spider-Man: Homecoming: Tom Holland
Thor: Ragnarok: N/A
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Evangeline Lilly
Avengers: Infinity War: Zoe Saldana
Avengers: Endgame: Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Don Cheadle
Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings: N/A
The Eternals: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden
Spider-Man: Far From Home: Tom Holland
Spider-Man: No Way Home: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Elizabeth Olsen
Thor: Love & Thunder: Tessa Thompson
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania: N/A

Saddest (Sometimes Supposed) Deaths

Captain America: The First Avenger: Bucky*
Captain Marvel: N/A
Iron Man: Yinsen
Iron Man 2: N/A
Thor: Loki*
The Avengers: Phil Coulson*
Iron Man 3: N/A
Thor: The Dark World: Frida, Loki*
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Nick Fury*
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Groot*
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Yondu
Avengers: Age of Ultron: Quicksilver
Ant-Man: Antony (ant)
Captain America: Civil War: T’Chaku
Black Widow: N/A
Doctor Strange: Ancient One
Black Panther: Zuri, Killmonger
Spider-Man: Homecoming: N/A
Thor: Ragnarok: Odin, Thor’s friends
Ant-Man and the Wasp: N/A
Avengers: Infinity War: Heimdall, Loki, Gamora; dusted heroes*
Avengers: Endgame: Natasha, Tony
Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings: Shang-Chi’s mom
The Eternals: Ikaris
Spider-Man: Far From Home: N/A
Spider-Man: No Way Home: Aunt May
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Wanda/Scarlet Witch
Thor: Love & Thunder: Jane Foster
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: T’Challa; Queen Ramonda
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania: N/A
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: N/A

* = not really dead

Best Scenes

Captain America: The First Avenger: Steve running as his new Captain America self for the first time
Captain Marvel: Carol on Earth, crashing into and wandering through Blockbuster
Iron Man: Tony’s escape as Iron Man
Iron Man 2: Natasha showing off her Black Widow moves for the first time
Thor: Thor sadly realizes he’s not worthy of the hammer
The Avengers: Black Widow’s interrogation and putting Coulson on hold while she fights
Iron Man 3: Iron Man saving all 13 passengers from the plane
Thor: The Dark World: Thor & Loki semi-secretly escaping Asgard
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Steve’s elevator fight
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: The Guardians’ arrival at the prison
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Yondu, Rocket, & Groot’s escape
Avengers: Age of Ultron: The Avengers trying to pick up Mjolnir
Ant-Man: Luis’ montage/story telling how he found out about the job
Captain America: Civil War: Introduction of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker
Black Widow: Natasha and her adopted family quickly leaving and escaping
Doctor Strange: The Ancient One introducing Strange to sorcery
Black Panther: T’Challa in Shuri’s lab
Spider-Man: Homecoming: Peter and Vulture (aka his date’s dad) in the car before Homecoming
Thor: Ragnarok: Thor & Bruce in hiding
Ant-Man and the Wasp: The Pyms reuniting in the quantum realm
Avengers: Infinity War: The Avengers meeting the Guardians
Avengers: Endgame: Tony getting closure with his dad
Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings: Flashback to Shang-Chi’s parents meeting
The Eternals: Kang doing a documentary of his fellow Eternals
Spider-Man: Far From Home: Quentin Beck’s illusion reveal
Spider-Man: No Way Home: The three Peters teaming up
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Strange and America Chavez traveling through different universes
Thor: Love & Thunder: Zeus’ entrance and speech
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: The introduction to Namor’s underwater kingdom
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania: Scott reading aloud from his book 
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: The Guardians save all of the animals being tested on

Stan Lee Cameos

Captain America: The First Avenger: “I thought he’d be taller.” (At medal of valor ceremony)
Captain Marvel: Practicing his lines for ’90s film Mallrats
Iron Man: Hugh Hefner
Iron Man 2: Larry King
Thor: Man driving a truck trying to pick up Mjolnir
The Avengers: “Superheroes? In New York? Give me a break.” (After the battle in New York)
Iron Man 3: Holding up his number at an auction on TV
Thor: The Dark World: “Yeah. Can I have my shoe back?” (After Selvig gives a talk)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: “Man, I am so fired!” (Security guard, after noticing Cap’s uniform is gone)
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Flirting with a woman on Xandar
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Telling a story to a group of aliens 
Avengers: Age of Ultron: “Excelsior!” (Drunk man at Avengers’ party)
Ant-Man: “Yeah, crazy stupid fine.” (In Luis’ story)
Captain America: Civil War: “Tony Stank?” (FedEx delivery to Tony)
Black Widow: N/A
Doctor Strange: “Ha ha, that is hilarious.” (On a bus while Strange is in the mirror dimension)
Black Panther: At a club in South Korea
Spider-Man: Homecoming: “Don’t make me come down there, you punk!” (Yelling at Peter)
Thor: Ragnarok: Cuts Thor’s hair
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Remarking about the ’60s after he sees a car shrink
Avengers: Infinity War: “What’s the matter? You kids never seen a spaceship before?” (Bus driver)
Avengers: Endgame: “Make love, not war, baby!” (In ’70s)
Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings: N/A
The Eternals: N/A
Spider-Man: Far From Home: N/A
Spider-Man: No Way Home: N/A
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: N/A

Stan passed away in 2018, so his final appearance was in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame

Mid-Credits Scenes

Captain America: The First Avenger: N/A
Captain Marvel: The Avengers, post-snap, looking at Fury’s pager, then Carol shows up
Iron Man: N/A
Iron Man 2: N/A
Thor: N/A
The Avengers: Thanos’ introduction
Iron Man 3: N/A
Thor: The Dark World: Sif bringing the infinity stone to The Collector
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Introduction to the Maximoff twins at Hydra facility
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: N/A
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: 1-Ravager gang get-together; 2-High Priestess’ new creation, “Adam”; 3-Quill admonishing teenage Groot
Avengers: Age of Ultron: Thanos says, “fine, I’ll do it myself.”
Ant-Man: Hank shows Hope the Wasp suit
Captain America: Civil War: Bucky goes under [asleep] again thanks to T’Challa, Wakanda briefly shown
Black Widow: N/A
Doctor Strange: Strange talking to Thor about Loki
Black Panther: T’Challa formally introduces Wakanda to the world
Spider-Man: Homecoming: Vulture in jail, says he doesn’t know who Spider-Man is
Thor: Ragnarok: Thor & Loki see Thanos’ ship approaching
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Pyms get dusted while Scott’s in the quantum realm
Avengers: Infinity War: N/A
Avengers: Endgame: N/A
Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings: Katy & Shang-Chi talking to Wong, Bruce Banner, & Carol Danvers
The Eternals: The remaining Eternals meet Thanos’ brother
Spider-Man: Far From Home: Spider-Man’s identity is announced via Quentin Beck’s last video
Spider-Man: No Way Home: Venom has been transported to another universe, goes back home but bad guy stays behind
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Strange meets Charlize Theron’s Clea
Thor: Love & Thunder: Zeus speaking to his son, Hercules
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Nakia introducing Shuri to T’Challa’s son
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania: Kangs from various universes meet up to join forces
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: The new Guardians (led by Rocket) listening to “Come & Get Your Love” while fighting

Post-Credit Scenes

Captain America: The First Avenger: Fury talking to Steve, who destroys a punching bag
Captain Marvel: Goose throws up the Tessaract
Iron Man: Fury shows up in Tony’s house to talk about “the Avengers Initiative”
Iron Man 2: Coulson calling someone to say they’ve found Thor’s hammer
Thor: Selvage seeing the Tessaract and saying “it’s worth a look” (via Loki mind control)
The Avengers: The Avengers, tired, eating shwarma
Iron Man 3: The reveal that Tony’s narration was told to Bruce, who wasn’t listening
Thor: The Dark World: Jane happily reuniting with Thor, weird creature runs through a parking lot
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Bucky goes to the Cap museum and sees his memorial
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: The Collector talking to Howard the Duck
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Stan Lee’s character being stuck on a planet with no ride home
Avengers: Age of Ultron: N/A
Ant-Man: Sam tells Bucky & Steve, “I know a guy”
Captain America: Civil War: Peter returns from the fight and enjoys new tech from Tony
Black Widow: Yelena goes to Natasha’s grave, receives new mission to kill Clint
Doctor Strange: Mordo takes power away from Benjamin Bratt’s character and vows to get rid of sorcerers
Black Panther: Bucky is revealed to have been cured (called the “White Wolf”) in Wakanda
Spider-Man: Homecoming: Cap filming a video about patience, asks “how many more of these” he has to do
Thor: Ragnarok: The Grandmaster congratulates citizens on their rebellion
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Ant playing the drums in Scott’s house while a TV fuzzes
Avengers: Infinity War: Fury & Hill getting dusted (after Fury sends uses his pager to send message to Captain Marvel)
Avengers: Endgame: N/A
Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings: Shang-Chi’s sister getting involved with the [new] Ten Rings
The Eternals: Kit Harrington’s character being warned not to pick up a blade
Spider-Man: Far From Home: The reveal that Talos and his wife (Skrulls) have been acting as Fury & Hill, real Fury is off-world
Spider-Man: No Way Home: Teaser for Doctor Strange 2
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Bruce Campbell’s character’s spell finally being broken
Thor: Love & Thunder: Jane Foster meets Heimdell in Asgardian heaven
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: N/A
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania: Loki and Mobius watching a performance by an alternate version of Kang
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: Peter Quill has breakfast and talks with his grandfather on Earth, followed by the message “Star Lord will return”

Best Needle Drops

Captain America: The First Avenger: N/A
Captain Marvel: “Crazy On You” (Heart); “Only Happy When It Rains” (Garbage); “Come As You Are” (Nirvana); “Just a Girl” (No Doubt)
Iron Man: “Back in Black” (AC/DC); “Iron Man” (Black Sabbath)
Iron Man 2: “California Love” (Tupac Shakur & Dr. Dre); “Another One Bites the Dust” (Queen); “It Takes Two” (Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock)
Thor: “Walk” (Foo Fighters)
The Avengers: “Shoot to Thrill” (AC/DC)
Iron Man 3: “Blue” (Eiffel 65); “Mambo No. 5” (Lou Bega)
Thor: The Dark World: N/A
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: N/A
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: “Come & Get Your Love” (Redbone); “Hooked On a Feeling” (Blue Swede); “Fooled Around & Fell In Love” (Elvin Bishop); “Cherry Bomb” (The Runaways); “Ain’t No Mountain High” (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell); “I Want You Back” (Jackson 5)
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: “Mr. Blue Sky” (Electric Light Orchestra); “The Chain” (Fleetwood Mac); “Southern Nights” (Glen Campbell); “My Sweet Lord” (George Harrison)
Avengers: Age of Ultron: N/A
Ant-Man: N/A
Captain America: Civil War: N/A
Black Widow: “American Pie” (Don McLean); Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Nirvana cover); “Cheap Thrills” (Sia)
Doctor Strange: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On it)” (Beyonce)
Black Panther: “Pray For Me” (Kendrick Lamar ft. The Weeknd); “All the Stars” (Kendrick Lamar ft. SZA)
Spider-Man: Homecoming: “Blitzkrieg Bop” (The Ramones)
Thor: Ragnarok: “Immigrant Song” (Led Zeppelin)
Ant-Man and the Wasp: N/A
Avengers: Infinity War: “The Rubberband Man” (The Spinners)
Avengers: Endgame: “Dear Mr. Fantasy” (Traffic); “Come & Get Your Love” (Redbone)
Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings: “Hotel California” (The Eagles)
Eternals: “Juice” (Lizzo)
Spider-Man: Far From Home: “I Will Always Love You” (Whitney Houston); “Back in Black” (AC/DC)
Spider-Man: No Way Home: “No Sleep till Brooklyn” (Beastie Boys)
Thor: Love & Thunder: “Sweet Child of Mine” (Guns ‘N Roses); “Only Time” (Enya)
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: “Lift Me Up” (Rihanna)
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania: N/A
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: “Creep” (Radiohead cover); “Crazy On You” (Heart); “Dog Days Are Over” (Florence & the Machine)

Best Twists (Ranked)

  1. Avengers: Infinity War: Thanos wins
  2. Avengers: Endgame: The Avengers fail to retrieve the stones from Thanos in the present, then 5 years pass
  3. Spider-Man: Far From Home: Mysterio isn’t real (it’s all in illusion), an elaborate plot by Quentin Beck & some former Stark employees
  4. Captain Marvel: The Skrulls only wanted to find the energy core to reunite with their families
  5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Hydra has infiltrated and been hiding among the ranks of SHIELD for decades
  6. Spider-Man: Homecoming: Vulture is Liz’s dad
  7. Iron Man 3: The Mandarin isn’t real, and is played by British actor Trevor
  8. Iron Man: Tony deciding to out himself as Iron Man
  9. Spider-Man: No Way Home: Peter opts to have Strange create a spell causing everyone to forget him
  10. Captain America: Civil War: Bucky (as the Winter Soldier) killed Tony’s parents
  11. Captain Marvel: The Kree are the bad guys
  12. Black Panther: T’Chaka killed his own brother; Killmonger is Wakandan
  13. Avengers: Age of Ultron: Clint has a secret family (wife and kids)
  14. Thor: Loki is actually evil and was helping the Frost Giants, and he is one of them
  15. The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Ego is actually a bad guy and killed all of his other children
  16. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: After Shuri takes the herb to become Black Panther, instead of seeing a family member, she sees Killmonger 
  17. Thor: Ragnarok: Asgard gets destroyed
  18. Eternals: The Eternals aren’t human, and have been regenerating in order to destroy planets to create more celestials
  19. Doctor Strange: The Ancient One has been drawing power from the dark dimension


Funniest Characters (Ranked)

  1. Tony Stark
  2. Rocket 
  3. Drax
  4. Yelena 
  5. Thor (Ragnarok onwards)
  6. Okoye 
  7. Peter Quill 
  8. Shuri (Primarily Black Panther)
  9. Luis 
  10. Ned
  11. Sam aka Falcon
  12. Katy 
  13. Quiksilver 
  14. Scott Lang 
  15. Kang 
  16. Grandmaster
  17. Darcy
  18. Peter Parker 
  19. Dr. Strange 

Best Cry-Enducing Moments (Ranked)

  1. Avengers: Endgame: Tony’s sacrifice, the funeral, and especially the “proof that Tony Stark has a heart” reference from Iron Man
  2. The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: “We are Groot” — when Groot sacrifices himself to save his friends
  3. The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Yondu sacrifices himself to save Peter, who then gives him a tearful eulogy 
  4. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022): Shuri reliving her memories of T’Challa, and then learning he has a child (her nephew)
  5. Avengers: Endgame: Steve & Peggy get their happy ever after 
  6. Captain Marvel: A tribute to Stan Lee in the Marvel Studios logo, featuring all of his previous cameos, with the tag, “Thank you, Stan”
  7. Captain Marvel: The reveal that Talos & the Skrulls were just trying to be reunited with their families 
  8. Captain Marvel: After Carol’s memory has been retrieved, Maria tells her BFF why she loves her & they reconnect 
  9. Captain America: The First Avenger: When Peggy & Steve plan a future date they both know won’t happen
  10. Avengers: Endgame: Tony reuniting with Pepper 
  11. Ant-Man and the Wasp: The Pyms are reunited 
  12. Iron Man 3: Tony miraculously saves all 13 people from the plane by getting them to hold onto each other 
  13. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: (In a flashback) Rocket’s friends get killed after he tries to get them out of the animal testing facility 

Best Scene-Stealers

Captain America: The First Avenger: Hayley Atwell
Captain Marvel: Samuel L. Jackson
Iron Man: Paul Bettany (voice)
Iron Man 2: Samuel L. Jackson
Thor: Kat Dennings
The Avengers: Clark Gregg
Iron Man 3: Ben Kingsley
Thor: The Dark World: Kat Dennings
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Anthony Mackie
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Dave Bautista
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Dave Bautista
Avengers: Age of Ultron: Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Ant-Man: Michael Pena
Captain America: Civil War: Tom Holland; Anthony Mackie
Black Widow: David Harbour
Doctor Strange: Strange’s cloak
Black Panther: Danai Gurira; Letitia Wright
Spider-Man: Homecoming: Zendaya
Thor: Ragnarok: Jeff Goldblum
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Michael Pena
Avengers: Infinity War: Tom Holland; Dave Bautista
Avengers: Endgame: Bradley Cooper (voice)
Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings: Ben Kingsley & Morris
The Eternals: Kit Harrington
Spider-Man: Far From Home: Zendaya
Spider-Man: No Way Home: Jon Favreau
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: Benedict Wong
Thor: Love & Thunder: Russell Crowe
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Winston Duke
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania: Bill Murray
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: Pom Klementiff