MCU: All 33 Marvel Cinematic Universe films ranked from worst to best

Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron..L to R: Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel 2015
Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron..L to R: Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel 2015 /
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20. Ant-Man and The Wasp

Hitting theaters in the same year as the jaw-dropping war spectacle that was Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp was never going to be 2018’s most memorable MCU offering, but it might just be its most enjoyable. Granted, the former is a near-perfect film, but there’s a charm to Scott Lang’s second outing that just captured everything about the superhero genre to perfection.

Ant-Man was an unexpected mix of both comedy and heart that it almost seemed unlikely that they could recapture that – and yet that’s exactly what the sequel accomplished.

Our hilarious supporting characters played an even greater role as they attempted to set up their own private security firm, while the film’s central family of Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas were both as heartwarming and hilarious as ever – a dynamic that was ultimately enhanced by the arrival of Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet van Dyne.

Using that delicious tongue-in-cheek tone it’s now renowned for, the film managed to provide a worthwhile conclusion to Janet’s long-running vanishing arc, while also proving that it learned from its predecessor’s mistakes by featuring a layered villain that we could actually care about in Ghost.

It was funnier than its predecessor in just about every way imaginable. And much like Spider-Man: Far From Home was to Endgame, it was a delightful reminder of just how ridiculous the Marvel Cinematic Universe could be and, for a moment, it allowed us to forget the harrowing events of Infinity War.

Damn good light-hearted superhero fun.