All 4 Avengers movies ranked from worst to best

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019
Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019 /
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Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Pepper Potts in Rescue Suit (Gwyneth Paltrow), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Shuri (Letitia Wright)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019 /

Avengers movies ranked

There have been four Avengers movies so far, and even more movies are on the way in the very near. As we wait for more news about the upcoming movies, we thought it would be a great time to rank the Avengers movies.

There have been 31 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of those 31 movies, it’s hard to argue that many have been as impactful as the four Avengers movies. In terms of scale, the Avengers movies, overall, have much higher stakes and many more heroes and villains involved than most of the other MCU movies. For that reason, it made it much harder to rank these movies. Three out of the four movies on this list are very, very good movies. One is not so much, but we’ll get into that shortly.

We shared the list of the Avengers movies in order:

  • Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Let’s get the ranking of the Avengers movies started with, sadly, the worst Avengers movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. 

4. Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron..L to R: Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel 2015 /
  • Release Year: 2015
  • Directed by Joss Whedon
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Linda Cardellini, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the worst Avengers movie, and it’s not even close. The other three Avengers movies are far superior in every way. Overall, Age of Ultron is not bad, necessarily. It’s just not up to the standard that Marvel set with The Avengers, Infinity War, and Endgame, and that’s what we’re comparing today.

In Age of Ultron, Tony Stark and the others are still dealing with the damage and toll of Loki’s invasions of New York City. While the heroes pulled together and won the battle, Tony is focused on making sure that never happens again. Using tech from Loki’s scepter, Tony uses it in his Ultron system, which is basically supposed to keep Earth and everyone on it safe from outside attacks. Well, it doesn’t go to plan. Ultron, voiced by James Spader, turns on humans and tries to wipe out humanity to save the Earth. It’s like Thanos’s plan, but instead of achieving balance, Ultron’s plan is just to kill everyone, and it almost does.

Age of Ultron is a necessary part of this larger story, and it includes some incredible introductions (Wanda Maximoff). But, I think that’s the problem. It feels too much like a stepping stone to get into some of the later drama of the MCU instead of a complete story.

Enough about this movie, let’s talk about the third-best Avengers movie.