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Marvel Cinematic Universe

From Iron Man to Captain America to Daredevil, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jessica Jones, and more, the MCU brings some of the most legendary comic heroes -- and some lesser known ones -- to vibrant, colorful, action-packed life.
Highest Rated TV Show: 95% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Highest Rated Movie: 96% Black Panther

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Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen
Director: Scott Derrickson
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman
Director: Taika Waititi
WandaVision (TV Show, 2021 - )
Starring: Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Teyonah Parris
Number of Seasons: 1
Starring: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Eternals (2021)
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani
Director: Chloé Zhao
Black Widow (2020)
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh
Director: Cate Shortland
Critics Consensus: A breezily unpredictable blend of teen romance and superhero action, Spider-Man: Far from Home stylishly sets the stage for the next era of the MCU.
Starring: Tom Holland (II), Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya
Director: Jon Watts
Critics Consensus: Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel's epic Infinity Saga.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson
Director: Anthony Russo
Critics Consensus: Packed with action, humor, and visual thrills, Captain Marvel introduces the MCU's latest hero with an origin story that makes effective use of the franchise's signature formula.
Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn
Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger (TV Show, 2018 - 2019)
Synopsis: Two teens in a budding romance discover they both have special powers that complement each other's. Based on the Marvel comic-book series.
Starring: Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth
Number of Seasons: 2
Critics Consensus: A lighter, brighter superhero movie powered by the effortless charisma of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man and The Wasp offers a much-needed MCU palate cleanser.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña
Director: Peyton Reed
Critics Consensus: Avengers: Infinity War ably juggles a dizzying array of MCU heroes in the fight against their gravest threat yet, and the result is a thrilling, emotionally resonant blockbuster that (mostly) realizes its gargantuan ambitions.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
Director: Anthony Russo
Black Panther (2018)
Critics Consensus: Black Panther elevates superhero cinema to thrilling new heights while telling one of the MCU's most absorbing stories -- and introducing some of its most fully realized characters.
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o
Director: Ryan Coogler
Marvel's Runaways (TV Show, 2017 - )
Synopsis: Six teenagers with nothing in common join forces after discovering their parents are evil-doers.
Starring: Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta, Ariela Barer
Number of Seasons: 3
Marvel's The Punisher (TV Show, 2017 - 2019)
Synopsis: After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York's criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.
Starring: Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ben Barnes
Number of Seasons: 2
Marvel's Inhumans (TV Show, 2017 - 2017)
Synopsis: "Marvel's Inhumans" explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where they are greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them. Now they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever.
Starring: Anson Mount, Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan
Number of Seasons: 1
Marvel's The Defenders (TV Show, 2017 - 2017)
Synopsis: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage team up to protect New York City.
Starring: Krysten Ritter, Charlie Cox, Mike Colter
Number of Seasons: 1
Marvel's Iron Fist (TV Show, 2017 - 2018)
Synopsis: A billionaire New Yorker returns home to battle crime after a long stint in Asia studying kung fu.
Starring: Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham
Number of Seasons: 2
Critics Consensus: Exciting, funny, and above all fun, Thor: Ragnarok is a colorful cosmic adventure that sets a new standard for its franchise -- and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo
Director: Taika Waititi
Critics Consensus: Spider-Man: Homecoming does whatever a second reboot can, delivering a colorful, fun adventure that fits snugly in the sprawling MCU without getting bogged down in franchise-building.
Starring: Tom Holland (II), Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr.
Director: Jon Watts
Critics Consensus: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's action-packed plot, dazzling visuals, and irreverent humor add up to a sequel that's almost as fun -- if not quite as thrillingly fresh -- as its predecessor.
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista
Director: James Gunn (II)
Marvel's Luke Cage (TV Show, 2016 - 2018)
Synopsis: After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city--forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Starring: Mike Colter, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick
Number of Seasons: 2
Critics Consensus: Doctor Strange artfully balances its outré source material against the blockbuster constraints of the MCU, delivering a thoroughly entertaining superhero origin story in the bargain.
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams
Director: Scott Derrickson
Critics Consensus: Captain America: Civil War begins the next wave of Marvel movies with an action-packed superhero blockbuster boasting a decidedly non-cartoonish plot and the courage to explore thought-provoking themes.
Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
Director: Anthony Russo
Marvel's Jessica Jones (TV Show, 2015 - 2019)
Synopsis: A PTSD-stricken superhero hangs up her costume and opens her own detective agency in this superhero drama.
Starring: Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, David Tennant
Number of Seasons: 3
Marvel's Daredevil (TV Show, 2015 - 2018)
Synopsis: A blind lawyer fights crime by day in the courtroom and by night as a superhero with extraordinary senses in this adaptation of the Marvel Comics character Daredevil.
Starring: Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll
Number of Seasons: 3
Ant-Man (2015)
Critics Consensus: Led by a charming performance from Paul Rudd, Ant-Man offers Marvel thrills on an appropriately smaller scale -- albeit not as smoothly as its most successful predecessors.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly
Director: Peyton Reed
Critics Consensus: Exuberant and eye-popping, Avengers: Age of Ultron serves as an overstuffed but mostly satisfying sequel, reuniting its predecessor's unwieldy cast with a few new additions and a worthy foe.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
Director: Joss Whedon
Marvel's Agent Carter (TV Show, 2015 - 2016)
Synopsis: An action-adventure series following Peggy Carter as she does undercover work for Howard Stark while also holding down a routine office job for the Strategic Scientific Reserve. Based on characters from Marvel Comics.
Starring: Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Chad Michael Murray
Number of Seasons: 2
Critics Consensus: Guardians of the Galaxy is just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista
Director: James Gunn (II)
Critics Consensus: Suspenseful and politically astute, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a superior entry in the Avengers canon and is sure to thrill Marvel diehards.
Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson
Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Show, 2013 - )
Synopsis: An action-adventure series based on the Marvel Comics secret-intelligence organization headed by Agent Phil Coulson.
Number of Seasons: 0
Critics Consensus: It may not be the finest film to come from the Marvel Universe, but Thor: The Dark World still offers plenty of the humor and high-stakes action that fans have come to expect.
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Director: Alan Taylor
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Critics Consensus: With the help of its charismatic lead, some impressive action sequences, and even a few surprises, Iron Man 3 is a witty, entertaining adventure and a strong addition to the Marvel canon.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle
Director: Shane Black
Critics Consensus: Thanks to a script that emphasizes its heroes' humanity and a wealth of superpowered set pieces, The Avengers lives up to its hype and raises the bar for Marvel at the movies.
Critics Consensus: With plenty of pulpy action, a pleasantly retro vibe, and a handful of fine performances, Captain America is solidly old-fashioned blockbuster entertainment.
Starring: Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving
Director: Joe Johnston
Thor (2011)
Critics Consensus: A dazzling blockbuster that tempers its sweeping scope with wit, humor, and human drama, Thor is mighty Marvel entertainment.
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Critics Consensus: It isn't quite the breath of fresh air that Iron Man was, but this sequel comes close with solid performances and an action-packed plot.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle
Critics Consensus: The Incredible Hulk may not be quite the smashing success that fans of Marvel's raging behemoth might hope for, but it offers more than enough big green action to make up for its occasionally puny narrative.
Starring: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth
Director: Louis Leterrier
Iron Man (2008)
Critics Consensus: Powered by Robert Downey Jr.'s vibrant charm, Iron Man turbo-charges the superhero genre with a deft intelligence and infectious sense of fun.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

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