The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Ah, it’s a personal favorite and, in our humble opinion, thoroughly deserving of sneaking into the Top 10 Marvel movies. It stars Edward Norton as Dr Bruce Banner though Louis Leterrier’s movie establishes a new back story where Banner becomes the Hulk as an unwitting pawn to a military scheme to reinvigorate the super-soldier program through gamma radiation.

A nice cast including William Hurt, Tim Roth and Liv Tyler support the always-excellent Norton and the crowds and critics appeared to be on-side. On a massive budget of $150 million, The Incredible Hulk managed to pull in an impressive $263 million worldwide.

“It won't change your life but you'll walk away smiling,” said

The Wolverine (2013)

Wolverine travels to Japan - what’s not to like? Not everyone was convinced by James Mangold’s movie though few could deny it was probably the best looking Marvel movie for years. It was the second headline outing for Wolverine – after the frankly awful X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009 – and Hugh Jackman appeared to inject life into a character that fans had speculated could be ready for the skip.

WolverineDon't make him angry - it's Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

A barnstorming commercial success, The Wolverine was made on a budget of $120 million and pulled in $413 million worldwide. The Japan idea was a masterstroke and the critics agreed. “It's a relief to come across a blockbuster that finds a location and stays there, rather than hopping desperately from one place to the next,” said Anthony Lane of the New Yorker. Read our Wolverine review here.