he new study was conducted by creative resource Design Bundles, which analysed every film in Marvel’s cinematic universe and DC’s extended universe to discover the top 10 based on IMDB ratings.
The movies with the joint highest IMDB rating are Marvel’s Avengers Infinity War, and Avengers Endgame, which each score a rating of 8.4 on the film review site. The movies, released in 2018 and 2019 respectively by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures are separated in their popularity by the number of Google searches they receive each month.
The study found that Avengers Endgame, Marvel’s final instalment in the trilogy receives an average 267,000 Google searches per month – more than five times as many searches as the second instalment, which generates an estimated 51,000 Google searches per month.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is the third highest rated movie on the list, with an IMDB rating of 8.1 after being released in 2021 by Warner Bros. This ‘Snyder’s cut’ version of Justice League receives 22,000 Google searches per month.
Marvel/DC Movies and IMDB Ratings Data Table:
|Movie:||Year of Release:||Distributor:||IMDB Rating:||Search Volume:|
|Avengers: Infinity War||2018||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures||8.4||51,000|
|Avengers: Endgame||2019||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures||8.4||267,000|
|Zack Snyder’s Justice League||2021||Warner bros||8.1||22,000|
|Marvel’s The Avengers||2012||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures||8||35,000|
|Guardians of the Galaxy||2014||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures||8||150,000|
|Iron Man||2008||Paramount Pictures||7.9||177,000|
|Thor: Ragnarok||2017||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures||7.9||92,000|
|Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings||2021||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures||7.9||47,000|
|Captain America: Civil War||2016||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures||7.8||14,000|
|Captain America: The Winter Soldier||2014||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures||7.7||13,000|
The original and beginning of the Avenger trilogy, Marvel’s The Avengers, is the fourth highest rated movie on IMDB with a rating of 8. The film was released in 2012 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and receives 35,000 Google searches per month.
Guardians of the Galaxy takes the fifth highest IMBD rated movie spot, also scoring 8, and receiving 150,000 Google searches per month.
The sixth highest rated movie from the Marvel and DC stables is Iron Man with an IMDB rating of 7.9. The film was was released in 2008 by Paramount Pictures and still receives 177,000 Google searches per month.
Thor Ragnarok and Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are in seventh and eighth with an IMDB rating of 7.9 each. The third dedicated Thor film was released in 2017 and receives 92,000 Google searches per month.
Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which is the most recent Marvel release following its September 2021 premiere, and it has already achieved a 7.9 rating on IMDB, with 47,000 Google searches per month.
In ninth is Captain America Civil War which was released in 2016 and has an IMDB rating of 7.8. The movie has also received 14,000 Google searches per month.
Finally, in tenth place is Captain America the Winter Soldier, which was released in 2014 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and has an IMDB rating of 7.7. The last instalment of Captain America receives 13,000 Google searches per month.
A spokesperson for Design Bundles commented on the study: “The Marvel and DC rivalry is decades old, but when it comes to films, this data shows that Marvel is the clear winner, with nine of the top ten highest rated films. It’s also fascinating to see the average number of monthly searches for each movie, with Avengers: Endgame proving to be the most Googled by a considerable margin. The ‘Snyder’s cut’ version of Justice League is the sole representative for DC, but they will be hoping that upcoming films such as Black Adam, starring The Rock, will help break Marvel’s dominance of the top ten.”