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Episode 1736 Talkback - Top 5 MCU Movies

Now that Avengers: Endgame has capped off an eleven-year sequence of 22 Marvel movies, the Geeks revisit the question of which ones they like best--and, just for cheek, we rank 'em, too! Excelsior!! (WARNING: Various spoilers may occur!) (2:07:33)

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  • TheOriginalGManTheOriginalGMan Posts: 1,763
    5) Captain America: The First Avenger
    4) Avengers: End Game
    3) Avengers: Infinity War
    2) Captain America: Winter Soldier
    1) The Guardians of the Galaxy

    Also, I forget who said it - either Feige or the Russos, but they went on the record that Cap *could* lift the hammer in Age of Ultron but pretended not to be able to, so as not to upstage Thor.
  • TheMarvelManTheMarvelMan Posts: 159
    This is a terrific topic!! I am so happy to hear so many Geeks involved!! I know that all of our answers will change day to day! How can anyone possibly choose their Top Five?!?

    Thus, because I like to cheat, here is the gestation of my selections...organized via the criteria that resonate most strongly with me (in no particular order):

    Criterion #1: Most likely to make me cry
    Captain America: The First Avenger
    Avengers: Endgame
    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Criterion #2: Most likely to make me cheer
    Avengers: Endgame
    Captain America: The First Avenger
    Avengers: Infinity War

    Criterion #3: Most faithful to the comics
    Thor: The Dark World
    Doctor Strange
    The Incredible Hulk

    Criterion #4: Most likely to make me laugh
    Guardians of the Galaxy
    Thor: Ragnarok

    Criterion #5: Most surprising plot twists
    Thor: The Dark World
    Captain Marvel
    Iron Man 1

    Criterion #6: Best action sequences
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    Captain America: Civil War
    Avengers: Endgame

    In conclusion, based on the films that appeared most frequently in the above lists, it seems that my Top Five MCU Films (for the moment!) are:

    1) Avengers: Endgame
    2) Captain America: The First Avenger
    3) Guardians of the Galaxy
    4) Thor: The Dark World
    5) is...ummm... 9 films tied for the fifth slot

    Geez, this is difficult!!
  • EdChambersEdChambers Posts: 59
    Loved this Episode! Fantastic discussion, and I'm happy to hear a good number of geeks were on this episode.
  • TheMarvelManTheMarvelMan Posts: 159
    Yes, the skrull reveal was one portion of the twist. Simply stated, I was very surprised that the bad guys (the skrulls) were really the good guys, and the good guys (her Kree friends) turned out to be the bad guys.
  • DmanDman Posts: 161
    I haven't listened to the episode yet but here's my list:

    5. Captain America: Winter Soldier
    4. Captain America: Civil War
    3. Avengers: Endgame
    2. Avengers: Infinity War
    1. Black Panther
  • LeeNovaLeeNova Posts: 13

    These are the MCU movies I think are the top 5 most rewatchable, which is pretty much my standard for "best" when it comes to genre films (there are many amazing films that are so emotionally taxing and/or disturbing that I would never want to see them more than once, but I recognize their artistic merit).

    1. Guardians

    2. Ragnarok

    3. Infinity War

    4. Endgame

    5. Guardians 2

  • MattMatt Posts: 4,427

    I’ve come to realize I’m the ‘Hawkeye’ of the original CGS crew*. This makes me happy:

    *I’m mentioning CGS here, but I’d say that definition defines me in each of my group of friends.

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