Ben & Matt’s Big List of MCU Lists

MCU Lists

The Reel World’s long-standing tradition of listicles discussing the latest superhero movies continues… with a twist. Ben & Matt couldn’t quite settle on a singular list so instead decided to bombard you with lots of them! A list of lists, if you will, ranging from Top Musical Cues to Best Villains, from Biggest Continuity Issues to the low-hanging fruit of the best Avenger, Hawkeye’s Best Moments.

Top 10 Villains

Loki Villain

  1. Loki (The Avengers)
  2. Killmonger (Black Panther)
  3. The Vulture (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
  4. Helmut Zemo (Captain America: Civil War)
  5. Ulysses Klaue (Black Panther)
  6. Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
  7. Justin Hammer (Iron Man 2)
  8. Ego (Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2)
  9. Hela (Thor: Ragnarok)
  10. Red Skull (Captain America: The First Avenger)

Top 10 Wasted Actors in the MCU


  1. Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World)
  2. Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  3. Idris Elba (Thor 1-3)
  4. Michael Stuhlbarg (Doctor Strange)
  5. Adewale Akkinuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World)
  6. Djimon Honsou (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  7. Judy Greer (Ant-Man)
  8. Rene Russo (Thor 1 & 2)
  9. Corey Stoll (Ant-Man)
  10. Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3)

Top 20 Action Scenes

Airport Fight

  1. The Airport Fight (Civil War)
  2. The Third Act of The Avengers (The Avengers)
  3. Nick Fury vs Hydra in D.C. (Captain America: The Winter Solider)
  4. The Elevator Scene (Captain America: The Winter Solider)
  5. Hulk vs The Hulkbuster (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
  6. Tony vs Cap & Bucky (Captain America: Civil War)
  7. Yondu’s Arrow vs. The Ravagers (Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2)
  8. Cap storms the Lumurian Star (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
  9. Thor vs. Hulk (Thor: Ragnarok)
  10. Banner on the Run in Brazil (The Incredible Hulk)
  11. “Dormmamu, I’ve come to bargain” (Doctor Strange)
  12. Tony’s First Flight (Iron Man)
  13. Black Widow escapes ‘capture’ (The Avengers)
  14. Tony storms Mandarin’s compound (Iron Man 3)
  15. The Car Chase (Black Panther)
  16. The Prison Break (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  17. T’Challa vs Killmonger (Round One) (Black Panther)
  18. Monaco Fight (Iron Man 2)
  19. Tumbling Monkeys (Iron Man 3)
  20. Thor vs Surtur’s Army (Thor: Ragnarok)

Top 10 Emotional Moments

Civil War Ending.jpg

  1. The Third Act of Civil War (Captain America: Civil War)
  2. Yondu’s Death & Funeral (Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2)
  3. Steve and Peggy say goodbye (Captain America: The First Avenger)
  4. Loki’s illusion drops in prison (Thor: The Dark World)
  5. Coulson’s Death (The Avengers)
  6. Loki’s plea to Odin on the bridge (Thor)
  7. The Avengers Assemble (The Avengers)
  8. Cap’s Dream Sequence (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
  9. Peter motivates himself to lift the rubble (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
  10. Star-Lord shoots Ego a LOT after he reveals he killed his mother (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)


Top 20 Funny Moments

Loki Smashed

  1. Hulk smashes Loki (The Avengers)
  2. Hulk kicks Blonsky into a tree (The Incredible Hulk)
  3. The Mandarin Reveal (Iron Man 3)
  4. Thor’s story about Loki turning into a snake (Thor: Ragnarok)
  5. Luis’ ‘Telephone Game’ stories (Ant-Man)
  6. Baby Groot dances to The Jackson 5/ELO (Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2)
  7. Joss Whedon banter on the Helicarrier (The Avengers)
  8. The Physical Humour of Thor: Ragnarok (Banner Falls very, very far, Thor tosses a cup in Loki’s face, Thor knocks himself out, Valkyrie falls off the ramp of her ship)
  9. “Mew-Mew!” (Thor: The Dark World)
  10. The Avengers try to lift Mjolnir (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
  11. “Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast. I would catch it” (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  12. Falcon and Bucky’s hate/hate relationship (Captain America: Civil War)
  13. Thomas the Tank Engine crashes into Yellowjacket (Ant-Man)
  14. “We are vegetarians” (Black Panther)
  15. Peggy shooting Cap after he kisses Natalie Dormer (Captain America: The First Avenger)
  16. Cap’s PSA’s (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
  17. Groot’s Murder Grin (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  18. Prisoners with Jobs (Thor: Ragnarok)
  19. “I’m sorry…” (Tony in The Hulkbuster) (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
  20. “Cause we’re connected” (Tony drives off) (Iron Man 3)

Top 10 Musical Cues


  1. Assemble – Alan Silvestri (The Avengers)
  2. Come and Get Your Love – Redbone (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  3. Blue (Da Ba Dee Da Ba Di) – Eiffel 65 (Iron Man 3)
  4. Immigrant  Song – Led Zeppelin (Thor: Ragnarok)
  5. Father and Child – Cat Stevens (Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2)
  6. Star Spangled Man – David Zippel & Alan Menken (Captain America: The First Avenger)
  7. Mr. Blue Sky – E.L.O. (Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2)
  8. Shoot to Thrill – AC/DC (The Avengers/Iron Man 2)
  9. Captain America March – Alan Silvestri (Captain America: The First Avenger)
  10. Pure Imagination – Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (Thor: Ragnarok)


Top 10 Surprises


  1. The Mandarin (Iron Man 3)
  2. Nick Fury (Iron Man)
  3. Hulk Smashes Loki (The Avengers)
  4. Hydra runs most of SHIELD (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
  5. The Vulture is Liz’s Dad (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
  6. “I am Iron Man” (Iron Man)
  7. Black Widow’s Message (Thor: Ragnarok)
  8. Falcon (Ant-Man)
  9. Thanos (The Avengers)
  10. The MCU Worked

In a perfect world: Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok

Top 10 Cameos

Nick Fury Iron Man

  1. Samuel L. Jackson (Iron Man)
  2. Chris Evans (Thor: The Dark World & Spider-Man Homecoming)
  3. Matt Damon, Sam Neil & Liam Hemsworth (Thor: Ragnarok)
  4. Community cast members (Winter Soldier/Civil War)
  5. Mark Ruffalo (Iron Man 3)
  6. Gwyneth Paltrow (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
  7. Chris O’Dowd (Thor: The Dark World)
  8. Howard the Duck (Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2)
  9. The Original Ravagers (Miley Cyrus) (Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2)
  10. Comic book creators who aren’t Stan Lee (JMS, Walt Simonson, Ed Brubaker)



Top 10 Continuity Issues & Dropped Plot Lines


  1. Tony Stark meeting Thaddeus Ross (Incredible Hulk)
  2. The ending of Iron Man 3 being ignored in Age of Ultron and beyond
  3. Thor destroys the Bifröst & Odin’s ‘Dark Energy’
  4. The Timeline of Spider-Man: Homecoming
  5. The date of Doctor Strange’s accident
  6. Lack of consequences for Tony after creating Ultron
  7. The Leader Tease (The Incredible Hulk)
  8. Tony and Pepper breaking up and getting back together off-screen
  9. Jane Foster’s general existence post-Thor: The Dark World
  10. The lack of interaction between Tony Stark and Scarlet Witch

Top 5 Hawkeye Moments


  1. Every time he shoots an arrow without looking (The Avengers)
  2. Contemplating shooting Quicksilver (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
  3. “You and I remember Budapest very differently” (The Avengers)
  4. The Farm (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
  5. The motivational speech to Scarlet Witch (Avengers: Age of Ultron)


Published by

Matt Waters

Brit dude who likes both things AND stuff and has delusions of being some kind of writer or something. Basketball, video games, comic books, films, music, other random stuff.

5 thoughts on “Ben & Matt’s Big List of MCU Lists”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s