The top 8 highest rated Marvel movies on Rotten Tomatoes

There are lots of Marvel movies out there now, and let’s face it: Some are way better than others. So we here at Pure Fandom decided to round up the best-rated Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to see if we agreed with the critics on Rotten Tomatoes! Without further ado, here are the top 8 Marvel Movies Rotten Tomatoes rankings.

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1. ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Score: 95%
The critics have spoken, and what they have to say changes the Marvel game. So far, the upcoming Thor movie (featuring his bestie Hulk and troublemaker Loki) is the highest critically-rated Marvel movie of all time. That includes non-Marvel Cinematic Universe movies as well. So if you were looking forward to this seemingly-hilarious fall flick you’re in luck: it’s shaping up to be one of the best Marvel movies yet.

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2. ‘Iron Man’

Score: 94%
Usually found near the top of most rankings of Marvel movies, the first Iron Man movie is many fans’ favorite. It was the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was funny and a thrill to watch. In particular, critics loved Robert Downey Jr.’s portrayal of the genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist.


3. ‘The Avengers’

Score: 92%
This is one of the highest-grossing movies of all time, and it’s not hard to see why. The Avengers finally brought together several of Marvel’s best heroes and pitted them against an enemy. Critics generally loved its humor and action, and applauded director Joss Whedon’s ability to pull off such a huge movie.


4. ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Score: 92%
This summer we got the chance to see something fans have been wanting to see for a long time: Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Critics and fans alike praised Tom Holland’s performance and ability to bring something new to the character. Homecoming was a funny, heartwarming film that let Spider-Man interact with MCU characters, and it was well worth the wait.


5. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Score: 91%
Guardians came out of the gate guns blazing; when not many people are familiar with the source material, you don’t have nearly as much to lose. Audiences loved the movie’s hilarity and its ability to pair top-notch action with humor. Critics loved director James Gunn’s approach to the movie and many praised the movie’s stunning visuals.


6. ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Score: 90%
Tackling a legendary storyline such as Marvel’s “Civil War” wasn’t going to be an easy feat, but in recent years this has become a favorite of Marvel fans. Many critics called the action scenes in Civil War some of the best in all Marvel movies prior, and it’s easy to see why. Throw in the introduction of Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and you’ve got one of the best Marvel films to date.


7. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Score: 89%
One of the best thing about The Winter Soldier (in the minds of critics and fans) is that it’s a much-needed break from the typical superhero movie-formula. Packed with action, tension, and amazing performances from the actors, Winter Soldier was proof that sometimes change is exactly what a franchise needs.


8. ‘Doctor Strange’

Score: 89%
Doctor Strange is very weird. But it’s weird in the best way that a Marvel movie can be. The movie introduced audiences to the more mystical side of the MCU, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of the character really helped it succeed. Many critics applauded the movie’s thrilling visual effects and several appreciated its humor.


What do you think? Do you agree with the critics? Let us know in the comments!

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Claire Cicero

Claire Cicero is a college student and an aspiring entertainment journalist. Writing about things she loves makes her happier than Dean Winchester when he sees pie or Deadpool when he sees chimichangas (so, a lot). You can find her binge-watching shows on Netflix, scrolling through Marvel news, and waiting impatiently for the next installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise.

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