Number 2: The Avengers
The result of meticulous planning and years of patience paid off with Marvel Studios’ crown jewel. From bombastic, blockbuster action, humor, epic enemy and great characterization, The Avengers has it all.
From Coulson swooning to Galaga and Hulk surprisingly stealing the show, The Avengers was a true work of fan service. Had the MCU ended there, fans would still be hailing it as one of the greatest franchises of all time. But that post-credit teaser showed fans there was still plenty of incredible cinematic moments to come.
It’s hard to find much to complain about here. This is about as good as epic comic book movies get. Maybe the only reason it doesn’t take the top spot is the ‘limited’ number of Avengers, which gets addressed in subsequent films.