With the release of Thor: The Dark World in the U.S. this week, we thought we'd take a look back into Marvel's movie history and put together a list of its Top 10 finest moments. Ok so a couple of the movies weren't actually made by the studio, but all feature characters from the Marvel comics. 

The Thor sequel pulled in $8.7 million over its debut weekend in the UK - more than four times the amount that it's nearest rival grossed - and with Ender's Game the vulnerable reigning champion of the stateside box-office, things are looking good for Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman this weekend. Read our Thor 2 review here.

So, relax, grab yourself a cool drink and mull over our list of the Top 10 Marvel movies. Do you agree?

Thor 2: The Dark World (2013)

Development on the Thor sequel Thor: The Dark World began in April 2011 when Kevin Feige announced the project, though he did so without original director Kenneth Branagh, who withdrew. Kill The Poor’s Alan Taylor jumped aboard and production on the big-budget sequel to the first movie – which grossed $449 worldwide – began.

ThorChris Hemsworth stands tall as Thor

With the movie likely to storm the U.S. box office this weekend, Thor 2: The Dark World will no doubt be considered a huge success for Marvel, particularly for its star-making of British actor Tom Hiddleston – who plays Thor’s adoptive brother and nemesis Loki. Hiddleston has become the unlikely poster-boy for the franchise following a stunning turn in the sequel and his tireless promotional work. “Too much hammer time, not enough fun, except when Loki's onscreen,” said the Hollywood Reporter in its review of the movie.