From ‘Black Widow’ to ‘Eternals’: Marvel’s Phase Four Movies Ranked

The fact that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been around as long as it has is a testament to itself.

With the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe coming on May 6 in the form of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, we decided to take a look back at the movies within Marvel’s Phase Four so far, ranking them from worst to best.


Eternals was unfortunate proof that not even the MCU could make 26 good films in a row (sooner or later, statistically speaking one of them is going to be subpar).

The film does contain positive aspects, including its impressive visuals, sense of inclusiveness, and the performances of the actors involved.

Black Widow

Having been introduced to the MCU way back in Iron Man 2, Marvel took way too much time developing a spin-off film properly centered around super-spy Natasha Romanoff.

The first movie in Marvel’s Phase Four, Black Widow harkens back to the more espionage-heavy style of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, featuring Cold War-era plotlines, spy thriller tropes, and a more morally gray presentation of the characters.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

In this film, Simu Liu plays Shang-Chi, a skilled martial artist who was raised to be a master assassin by his father.

The movie’s predominantly Asian cast and crew also helped break down barriers when it comes to Asian representation in the superhero genre, as well as shedding many of the more troublesome aspects of Shang-Chi’s character and backstory.

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