Marvel has earned a special stature in the cinematic world. The anticipation around each one of its releases has moved on to be safely termed unmatched. The production house has delivered prolific films consistently within the last few years. And not only has it fascinated the audience, but it has been successful in appealing to the critics as well. The universe is entering a bigger realm with the expansion of the Multiverse. Let’s take a look at the highest-rated films on Rotten Tomatoes from the production house.
Top 5 Best Marvel Rated Movies
5. Thor: Ragnarok
Straying away far from its previous installments, the unique retelling of Thor ventured into the comic realm. And director Taika Waititi’s telling of the story of this superhero acted as a much-needed differential factor from Kenneth Branagh and Alan Taylor’s serious storytelling. Starring Chris Hemsworth as the titular Superhero and Tom Hiddleston as Loki, the film attracted the audience.
Ragnarok earned a rating of 93% from Rotten Tomatoes. And the critic’s consensus addressed the funny element of the Marvel project. “Exciting, funny, and above all fun, Thor: Ragnarok is a colorful cosmic adventure that sets a new standard for its franchise — and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” said the consensus about Waititi’s Thor.
4. Iron Man
Where it all started, Marvel’s first step into MCU was from Tony Stark’s story. Directed by Jon Favreau and starring none other than Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man was released in 2008. Downey acted as the best working factor for the film and consequently became the face of one of the most powerful Marvel Superheroes.
The MCU is well set by Marvel with many superheroes coming along and getting their stories. Moreover, they all converged and are standing on the verge of further expansion in the multiverse. And still, the first film of the universe has a rating of 94%, way more than many of them. “Powered by Robert Downey Jr.’s vibrant charm, Iron Man turbo-charges the superhero genre with a deft intelligence and infectious sense of fun,” reads the critic’s consensus about Iron Man.
3. Spiderman: No Way Home
The latest Marvel release enthralled the world cinema battling with the pandemic lull. Starring Tom Holland and Zendaya, this film proved the perfect content for Marvel’s comeback to the big screen. Moreover, Marvel locked in the success when they conceived the idea of all the Spidermen coming along in this one.
No Way Home was released in December 2021 and has since garnered a rating of 93% on the Tomatometer. The critics termed this one as a good platform to push the Universe’s expansion. “A bigger, bolder Spider-Man sequel, No Way Home expands the franchise’s scope and stakes without losing sight of its humor and heart,” it says.
2. Marvel Avengers: Endgame
There’s no doubt that the Avengers series stuck the most with the audience. The coming together of multiple superheroes in the series was helmed most compellingly. However, the film that wrapped all the drama and touched every point in the emotional spectrum is rated the best among the others in the series. Critics consensus terms this one as, “Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel’s epic Infinity Saga.”
Moreover, the reception of the film at the box office broke all records as it became the highest grosser of all time. The reception of the film by the audience and critics are justified as Endgame perfectly concluded the build-up of the previous movies, especially Infinity War. And the plot didn’t sit too soft as expected by a Superhero flick and worked as a surprising positive factor for its ultimate success.
1. Black Panther
The 2018 film starring Chadwick Boseman in the titular role stands at the top of the rating chart. Marvel laid the basis of its Cinematic Universe back in 2008 and still, it took a decade for them to feature a black Superhero in its film. However, as they did, no matter how late, it proved to be a cinematic masterpiece. The film falls nowhere short in any of the departments. The landscapes are visually appealing and Ryan Coogler’s direction flows smoothly. “Black Panther elevates superhero cinema to thrilling new heights while telling one of the MCU’s most absorbing stories — and introducing some of its most fully realized characters,” tells the consensus.
Moreover, plot-wise, the film’s villain Erik Killmonger has the potential to be a real threat to TChalla. His motives are personal and his ways are dangerous enough to be considered a dangerous threat by the superhero. Not to mention, Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan play their parts as perfectly as expected from a film like this one.