Marvel movies have changed the way we look at superheroes and shared universes now. With 23 movies under its belt spanned over a decade, Marvel Studios has given us some widely popular live-action comic-book feature films. From Iron Man to Guardians of Galaxy, the best Marvel films have a distinct style that dabbles equally with science as it does with fiction. New Marvel movies have also been frontrunners in portraying diversity charting a course for future Marvel Phase 4 films.
Back then, nobody would have imagined the humble beginnings laid by Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark would set the course of 23 Marvel movies culminating in an epic comic-book-esque showdown with Avengers Infinity War in 2018 and Endgame in 2019.
There's been a lot of debate on ranking the top Marvel films and you'll find many marvel movies lists on the internet. As such, it's very difficult to pick out one film from the entire roster to say it's the best Marvel film till date, but the top Marvel movies surely increase the benchmark for what it takes for a film to be comic-book accurate and fun to watch for everyone, regardless of age.
With that in mind, we at Digit decided to pick our favourite Marvel movies and arranged them in chronological order. And there can never be a better time to watch the best Marvel movie, now more than ever. And if time permits you to do a Marvel movie marathon, go ahead and read this list first. Also, definitely skip out on The Incredible Hulk and Thor The Dark World, for reasons you already know of.
So here's a list of our favourite Marvel movies that you can watch in 2020. We'll be updating this list as and when upcoming Marvel movies release. As for The Infinity Saga, you can watch all the 23 Marvel films on Disney+ Hotstar that's launched just recently in India.
Iron Man 3 wasn’t the best Marvel film out there but it did further the character of Tony Stark in a mature and important way. It was the first time we saw a superhero facing PTSD. Tony Stark almost died fighting off the Chitauri in the Avengers and this film deals with that fallout.
If you remember the awesomeness of Blade, then you’ll also know that Blade was one of the first financially profitable films for Marvel. And, it was rated a hard R! The second film was even better as Guillermo Del Toro took on directing duties and really pushed the film to the next level. Blade 2 is one of the best action/horror films ever made!
People tend to forget that Spider-man and the original X-men were the first real financial successes for Marvel and for good reason. Those films were great and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man is a huge part of that. Raimi truly understood comics and gave us a superhero that was just right for his time.
While not the most popular film out there, Ant Man was originally supposed to have visionary director Edgar Wright at the helm, but Marvel does what it does best and quashes individual visions to create a bland product that mindless drones consume. But, parts of Wright’s script did make it into the final film and it really shows what he could have done with the character.
A sequel to Homecoming, Far From Home sees Peter Parker truly embrace the mantle of Spider-Man and how he has to deal with the loss of Tony Stark after the events of Endgame. It’s a great little middle film to the eventual trilogy. I just wish we got a better Mysterio.