8 MCU Movies Better Than Avengers: Endgame

Even for Marvel Studios, biggest doesn't always mean best.

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Avengers: Endgame was one of the biggest and most anticipated movies in recent memory, and in many ways lived up to the hype. It was emotional, funny, exhilarating and a satisfying conclusion to 11 years and 22 films worth of storytelling.

However, whilst the grandiose finale was fantastic, it was also littered with many flaws preventing it from being one of the Marvel Universe's best movies. These flaws included plot holes bigger than Titan, a Thanos that felt rather ordinary, a lack of action and an exposition-heavy first hour. Though these weaknesses never completely derail Endgame, they do make other Marvel movies feel tighter and more enjoyable by comparison.

Endgame is certainly easy to admire, but not necessarily one that is easy to love. That's understandable when so many narrative threads and emotional payoffs needed to be crammed into its 3 hour run time. As a result, it is undoubtedly Marvel's most important film, just not necessarily its best. However, that is just as much a testament to how many stellar entries Marvel has in its canon, as it is about Endgame's shortcomings.

So now that the infinity saga has taken its final bow, which films in the Marvel Universe are even better than the 'biggest' Marvel movie ever made?

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