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Comic Vine Question of the Week: Favorite Marvel Studios Movie

We're now well into Marvel Studios' Phase Two, but which movie has been your favorite so far? Come vote and support your top one!

Marvel Studios made its debut back in 2008 with Iron Man. After the credits rolled, we were hit with one hell of a tease: Nick Fury talking about the Avengers. At this point, many of our brains exploded in sheer joy and we had a crazy amount of fun speculating about Marvel's cinematic future. Well, we're now nine movies in and the Studio has recently unleashed Steve Rogers' sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now that many of us have had the opportunity to see it at least once, we want to know if it's your top Marvel Studios movie... or if another one earns that award. Well, which will it be, Viners? Click the link below and get your vote on.

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Voting will stay open until Thursday morning (ET). That's two full days to pick a favorite and let us know why you think it deserves your praise. That's plenty of time for you to make up your mind, right? Of course it is. Make your post awesome enough and there's a chance we'll highlight it in Thursday's results article. It's time to bring your A game, Viners.

Check the homepage on Thursday to see which movie wins and if your post is featured. In the meantime, you're totally welcome to suggest questions for the segment's future below or via Twitter. Now, go vote!

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Edited by Sammo21

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. The Avengers
3. Captain America: The First Avenger
4. Thor 2: The Dark World
5. Iron Man
6. Thor
7. The Incredible Hulk
8. Iron Man 2
9. Iron Man 3

That's my list. I feel pretty confident about it.

Posted by ClawFist

1. The Avengers

2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

3. Thor 2: The Dark World

4. The Incredible Hulk

5. Iron Man

6. Thor

7. Iron Man 2

8. Captain America: The First Avenger

9. Iron Man 3

Now that I have voted, that's my list. I do feel that Avengers should be in its own Team Based catagory, but until Guardians of the Galaxy comes out it would pretty much be by itself lol.

Edited by PunyParker

Although i loved the Winter Soldier and Avengers,Iron Man is the one that holds my 1st spot.

Posted by kennybaese

@clawfist: Cap 2 might as have been a team movie. You've got Cap, Black Widow, Falcon, and Nick Fury.

Posted by KaliboooStew
  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  2. The Avengers
  3. Iron Man
  4. Thor 2: The Dark World
  5. Thor
  6. Iron Man 3
  7. Captain America: The First Avenger
  8. The Incredible Hulk
  9. Iron Man 2
Posted by ClawFist

@kennyshat: Yeah I get what you're saying, but then you can say Iron Man 2 and 3 were team movies too cause they had extra characters. Thor is a team movie cause of the Warriors Three, The First Avenger because of the Howling Commando's, but really who is the focus on? The Winter Soldier is a Captain America movie with Nick Fury, Black Widow, and Falcon, know what I mean?

Posted by Captain13

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (I really liked the tone, character moments, and politics)

2. The Avengers (Obviously groundbreaking)

3. Iron Man (I really liked the tone and dialogue)

4. The Incredible Hulk (I really like the tone and character moements)

5. Iron Man 3 ( loved the tone in the 1st half, and liked how fun it was)

6. Thor (The scenery and design were amazing. I wanted to be on Asgard for the entire thing. Great character moments

7. Captain America: The First Avenger (A heartwarming underdog story; I want to see the montage portion turned into a TV show like Band of Brothers.)

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8. Thor: The Dark World (Too goofy and not enough substance)

9. Iron Man 2 (Poor pacing, poor adlib, forces the Avengers set-up too hard, pretty boring at times)

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Posted by kennybaese

@clawfist: Mm, yes and no. In those movies, the side characters were basically just there. They're glorified comic book references. In Cap 2, all four of the characters I mentioned have distinct character arcs. The focus might be on Cap, but Black Widow especially and Fury and Falcon all develop in distinct ways. The movie leaves all of them in distinctly different places than when it started. The Warriors Three are still just the Warriors Three at the end of either Thor movie.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Couldn't decide, so I went with Avengers by default.

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Posted by ClawFist

@kennyshat: Oh I agree, that's what really makes it such a better movie than the others, but it's still Cap's movie in my opinion. He has the center floor. So I don't really count it as a team-based movie, as where in The Avengers everyone was spotlighted at the sacrifice of those story arcs you mentioned that a smaller cast has the advantage of doing.

Edited by SupremeHyperion

1.Captain America: The Winter Soldier

2.Avengers

3.The Incredible Hulk

4.Iron Man

5.Thor

6.Captain America

7.Thor 2

8.Iron Man 3

9.Iron Man 2

Posted by Erik

Winter Soldier. Slaughterhouse.

Posted by Black_Arrow

1. Winter soldier

2. Ironman

3. Avengers

4. First avenger

Posted by EdBlank

Iron Man
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The First Avenger
The Avengers
Iron Man 3
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2
Thor
Thor 2: The Dark World
Posted by MrDirector786

This is how I would rank every single one of them.

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

2. The Avengers

3. Iron Man

4. Captain America: The First Avenger

5. Thor

6. The Incredible Hulk

7. Iron Man 2

8. Thor: The Dark World

And that's it.

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Wait, what? I missed a movie? I have no idea what you're talking about. :P

Posted by QuantomMan

Avengers

Cap 2

Thor 2

Iron Man 2

Thor 1

Hulk

Cap 1

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 1

Posted by Novemberx2
  1. Captain America Winter Soilder
  2. Avengers
  3. Captain America
  4. Iron Man 1
  5. Hulk
  6. Thor
  7. Thor 2
  8. Iron man 2
  9. Iron man 3

My reasoning is that the top three films don't try to do everything. While Iron man 2,3 and Thor 2 try to be all things to all people.

Iron man 3 is a bad film because its all over the place, it wants to be a political thriller with constructed war of terror. It wants us to think it rebellious in portrayal of Iron man and the Mandarin, yet it also wants to be a generic superhero film with Ironman having a love interest aka damsel in distress. It tries to be funny with it awful awkward humour but at same time wants to take the plot seriously. It asks the audience to swing between all these different tones and the result it is confusing. Thor 2 does all these things aswell but doesn't feature as poor writing as ironman 3.

both Captain America films and Avengers keep it focused. Captain America is a superhero film with lite political elements and that's it. it doesn't force humour on the audience and it doesn't resort to the females being solely there to be rescued. Avengers is a big action blockbluster and a team film, it focuses on big action and bringing all the colourful personality of team together to overcome insurmountable odds to succeed.

Edited by kriminal

cap 2, avengers, thor, iron man 2, thor 2, hulk, iron man, iron man 3.

Posted by Farkam

Captain America the First Avenger. One of my favorite movies in general.

Edited by reaverlation

This is how I would rank every single one of them.

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

2. The Avengers

3. Iron Man

4. Captain America: The First Avenger

5. Thor

6. The Incredible Hulk

7. Iron Man 2

8. Thor: The Dark World

And that's it.

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Wait, what? I missed a movie? I have no idea what you're talking about. :P

Posted by Skyfire

Avengers is still the best MCU movie for me, Iron man 1 and Winter soldier take second and third.

Although I have to say thank god Winter Soldier was as good as it was, Iron man 3 and Thor 2 were fairly terrible, nice to see them get back on track.

Posted by Pokeysteve

Origin stories are great the first time and then bore me. There's little rewatch value to me which is hugely important. The exception on my list is Thor and Thor 2. Dark World was boring and generic and predictable as f**k. It had so much potential. I don't Iron Man in the comics so the Mandarin incident didn't ruin the movie for me and it was a lot of fun. We got to see more of Tony's smarts.

  1. Winter Soldier (Widow and Cap make a great team)
  2. Avengers
  3. The Incredible Hulk (I was surprised at how much I liked this)
  4. Iron Man 3
  5. Iron Man 2
  6. Thor
  7. Iron Man
  8. First Avenger
  9. Thor 2
Posted by War Killer

Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The movie had a great balance of plot and action, giving all of the characters a time to shine and allowing the story to breath, while still weaving some epic action scenes into it perfectly. The storyline itself also felt like it mattered, not only giving you an idea of how big of a threat Cap was facing, but even after the threat was defeated you could feel the impact it would have on not only the characters, but the entire Marvel Universe.

Posted by Transformers1024

This is a tough call...Marvel has yet to disappoint me...

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Posted by FearTheLiving

1. The Avengers

2. Iron Man

3. Captain America: The First Avenger

4. Thor

5. The Incredible Hulk

6. Iron Man 3

7. Thor: The Dark World

8. Iron Man 2

Haven't seen Winter Soldier yet.

However Marvel Studios has yet to disappoint me with any of their flicks, and if any of them are on TV I'll end up watching them.

Edited by buttersdaman000

Great films

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

2. Iron Man

3. The Incredible Hulk

Average - Above Average films

4. The Avengers

5. Captain America: The First Avenger

6. Thor

Mediocre - Bad films

7. Iron Man 2

8. Iron Man 3

9. Thor 2

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

CA:TFA, though I haven't seen Winter Soldier or all of Thor 2. These movies are really overrated IMO.

Edited by laabitres

they should do a least favorite as well

Posted by dreamfall31

Winter Soldier is the better movie, but Avengers is a bit more fun to watch!

Posted by PopRock123

I'm going to vote for the winter soldier while I do like the avenger I think winter soldier was a better film.

Posted by GodDamnIronMan

CA:TFA, though I haven't seen Winter Soldier or all of Thor 2. These movies are really overrated IMO.

Nice joke! you had me lol.

Posted by Gotham331

It's between Iron Man and Cap 2 for me. If you put a gun to my head, I'm picking Iron Man. It was such a great movie. Shame all the sequels don't quite measure up.

Posted by Rebel_Leader1

1. The Avengers

2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

3. Iron Man

Posted by blazinasian112

1. Avengers

2. Thor the Dark World

3. Captain America Winter Soldier

4. Iron Man 1

5. Thor 1

6. Captain America 1

7. Hulk

8. Ironman 3

9. Iron Man 2

Posted by spideybigtime

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I thought it was the best film Marvel Studios has made so far because the action was great, all of the scenes were visually stunning, and the storyline surprised me by being so much more than I expected. There were so many twist and turns. The movie felt like a comic book movie and an '80s political thriller and it was a really awesome feeling knowing how much this was going to affect the MCU and how epic it felt seeing Cap go up against this bigger than imagined threat with only a small group of allies. If Marvel Studios has the same combination of all these different elements (action, twists and turns in a surprising storyline, and awesome characters) then either Guardians of the Galaxy or Avengers:Age of Ultron might be my new favorite Marvel Studios movie! :)

Posted by J_HickmanIsGod

1. the Avengers

2. Thor 1

3. Thor 2

4. Iron Man

Posted by JediXMan

Winter Soldier.

Moderator
Posted by Experio

The Winter Soldier

Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

2. The Avengers

3. Iron Man

4. The Incredible Hulk

5. Iron Man 3

6. Thor

7. Thor: The Dark World

8.Captain America First Avenger

9. Iron Man 2

While i love most of Marvel the last 2 movies on this list i straight up didn't like. Still better then anything DC has put out outside of Nolans movies which i barely consider part of WBs quality with DC but more of how good Nolan is. I'm mixed on Thor 2 i liked it at first but the more i think about it the more i realise Thor 2 is kind of a piece of crap kids comedy.

Edited by Deathstroke19

Haven't seen WS yet.