Mainstream audiences may now be waking up to the beauty of post-credit scenes, but there's been one major superhero movie in-joke that everyone's been aware of for a long time; since the genre was brought to blockbuster prominence, the majority of Marvel movies have featured a cameo from the company's former President and creator of some of their best characters, Stan Lee. Normally a little burst of comedy amongst all the heroics, over the years his appearances have grown from background winks for serious fans to whole scenes where everyone watching is in on the joke. Lee was already a massive personality, being the figurehead of Marvel for decades and lending his voice to many of their cartoons, but these have made the guy who made Marvel, well, Marvel almost mythic. Although it feels to the contrary, Lee hasn't appeared in every movie on the Marvel banner; he's missed out on appearing in the majority of the X-Men movies due to location issues. The man himself, however, has a different idea as to why he didn't appear; if there's no cameo then fans will think they missed it and go back and buy another ticket to try and spot it. Crafty. He's still starred in a whopping twenty-one films, with cameos of varying creativity. Face front, true believers, because we've looked through them all and today present you our ranking from worst to best of Stan Lee's movie cameos.