RANKED! Pre-Disney Marvel Movies

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It is getting hard to remember a time before Disney oversaw all things Marvel. In 2008, what would eventually be known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe was born with Jon Favreau’s Iron Man and Louis Leterrier’s The Incredible Hulk. Only the most prescient could have predicted those two movies would give way to a bloated film franchise 21 movies high with no signs of giving up its hegemonic position in the popular culture.

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But the comic book franchise has had its fingerprints in film for decades, beginning with a Captain America serial in 1944. Some are good and some are bad, but some just have to be seen to be believed. Here are the seven most worthwhile films from the pre-Disney era of Marvel films.

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