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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Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Captain America (Chris Evans) in b/g Hulk (Mark Ruffalo, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019 /

2. Avengers: Endgame

How do you pull off the official conclusion to a 22-chapter series? That’s been the question that has been on the collective minds of fans for years – and it’s one that Marvel Studios found themselves having to answer this year.

Avengers: Endgame provided the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the closure that it had been building towards for quite some time, and it did so by pulling together a number of different elements.

Focused primarily on the events in the present, it dealt with the fallout of Thanos’ infamous snap, as the survivors sought out a way to undo the damage he caused. However, it also wasn’t afraid to call upon faces from its past (through a series of time-travel tributes) and its future (Captain Marvel and Spider-Man) in order to give fans the star-studded smackdown they had been waiting for.

The fact that it relies heavily on its predecessors may render it virtually unwatchable to those who haven’t seen Infinity War (at least), but therein lies the charm of the movie. No one thing functions on its own, as the majority of the story is an ensemble narrative in which every moving part relies on the other. And the emotional rollercoaster is worth every single laugh, tear and look of awe, as the final battle exceeds expectations and could very well be the greatest cinematic showdown of all time.

So just how do you pull of the conclusion of a 22-chapter series? Well, the answer to that question is a tricky one but it probably looks something like Avengers: Endgame. It may not be a perfect movie, but it is, without a doubt, the perfect conclusion to this awe-inspiring tale – and one that does justice to almost every major character involved.