Although the Marvel Cinematic Universe didn't debut until 2008, there were numerous sleeper Marvel films that launched in the decades preceding the meteoric rise we've come to know today. 2008's Iron Man helmed a whole new era of Marvel movies, existing under the umbrella of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Nonetheless, the X-Men franchise and other Fox Studios offerings have come out alongside the run of the MCU, so when we look at a definitive ranking of the best Marvel movies, we won't just be looking at Marvel Studios' entries.
Although there is a Captain America film from 1944, for the purposes of this article, we'll be using 1986's Howard the Duck as the first ever Marvel film. This list is comprised of 58 entries, compiling every movie made about a Marvel character. Without further ado, the best Marvel movies of all time, ranked: