Taken as a whole, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is an undeniable achievement in cinema. It began with a simple idea, thrown in after the credits of the first, risky movie: “You’ve become part of a bigger universe. You just don’t know it yet.” That idea blossomed into movies that crossed over with each other, sometimes with incredible results and other times with diminished returns. With the latest installment in the MCU, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, set to arrive this week, I decided to look back at the films in the universe and rank them from worst to best.