Every Non-MCU Marvel Movie RANKED From Worst To Best

The Good, the Bad, and the Blatant Cash Grabs - who needs a shared universe??

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has dominated both the box office and the cultural conversation for years now. This is fair enough - on the whole, they are fantastic, beloved, and wholly entertaining films.

However, they are not the only option. Even if you completely ignore the DC movies, there is still a wealth of places you could go to get your comic book film fix. Today, we're focusing in on one specific category of superhero movie that is in real danger of extinction: the non-MCU Marvel movies.

With Disney snapping up the rights to anything and everything from the House of Ideas, it won't be long until everything printed in a Marvel comic book ends up sharing the screen with Chris Pratt and a talking raccoon. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, we shouldn't simply forget the many worthwhile films that came before this new era.

We have painstakingly put together the definitive ranking of the "other" Marvel movies, from the worst of the worst to the best of the rest. With one worthy exception (you'll know it when you see it), we are only including movies that received a cinematic release - our apologies in advance to David Hasselhoff, star of TV's Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD.

Strap in: it's going to be a bumpy ride.

38. Captain America (1990)

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You've heard of a "so bad it's good" movie - well, here's a "so bad it's good that nobody's heard of this" movie.

This bizarre 1990 movie reimagines Steve Rogers as a chilled-out beach bum who has no qualms about stealing cars if he thinks it'll get him out of a bind. It's poorly made, with a terrible script, and altogether too dull to even be an interesting curio.

The costumes also defy explanation, with the Captain America mask including weird rubber ears for some reason. Stand up for practical effects over CGI all you like, but seeing Red Skull with a nose is never a good look.

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Jimmy Kavanagh is an Irish writer and co-founder of Club Valentine Comedy, a Dublin-based comedy collective. You can hear him talk to his favourite comedians about their favourite comics on his podcast, Comics Swapping Comics.