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’ Captain America: The First Avengers.. L to R: Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell).. ©Marvel Studios 2011 in association with Paramount Pictures /

1. Captain America: The First Avenger

To even refer to Captain America: The First Avenger as a class act still wouldn’t encompass just how wonderful a picture it truly was. Hidden in the midst of louder Phase 1 films and outshined by its espionage-themed sequels, it’s often unfairly overlooked when fans recall their favorite MCU movies, but the fact of the matter is that this might be the most important of them all.

At its heart, The First Avenger is the story of Steve Rogers – a man who, long before he ever becomes a revolutionary super soldier, exhibits qualities of the world’s greatest superhero. However, when enhanced with the serum, he’s given the tools to become the world’s greatest superhero and, in doing so, stands up to the bullies known as the Nazi and saves the world.

A period piece, the film is essentially a war film and that’s something that sets it apart from every other Marvel film, as it uses that hopeless setting in order to highlight how one man inspired a generation with just that: hope.

A strong goal and a solid antagonist, Captain America’s maiden voyage was both a triumph and a tearjerker, and it solidified Chris Evans as the beloved MCU icon that he is today. The love for Steve, however, would not be possible without his pure relationship with Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter which is, without a doubt, the greatest Marvel love story ever told.

Steve left his heart in the ’40s and it wasn’t until Endgame that he finally got it back. We, however, left a piece of our hearts right there with his because this was nothing short of an understated and heartfelt classic. And that ultimately sets it apart from all the rest.

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