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Every Mark Ruffalo Movie Ranked Worst To Best

Beginning in show business in the early 1990s, actor Mark Ruffalo has become one of the biggest names in Hollywood. His versatility and everyman persona have made him one the most sought-after actors for both blockbuster hits and indie features. His performance as Bruce Banner in the Marvel Cinematic Universe turned him into an undeniable A-lister –- a role he will continue in Disney+'s "She-Hulk."

Spanning over 30 years, Ruffalo's career continues to thrive, with several more projects still on the horizon. Whether he's playing a pensive scientist, a romantic lead, a sympathetic loser, or a hard-nosed detective, Ruffalo has the range to perform just about anything. From heavy drama to romantic comedy, Ruffalo has had many credits to his name over the years. But which ones stand out as cinematic gems, and which are best left forgotten? Here is a list of Ruffalo's most prominent film roles ranked from worst to best, with IMDb ratings as a jumping-off point.

25. View From the Top

Mark Ruffalo plays Gwyneth Paltrow's love interest, Ted Stewart, in the flyaway rom-com, "View From the Top." Paltrow is Donna Jensen, a small town girl with big dreams who is unhappy with her current lot in life. When she sees a woman named Sally Weston (Candace Bergen) on TV talking about her glamorous career as a flight attendant, Donna decides that this is the big break she's been waiting for. She gets a job first at a small commuter airport before landing a coveted position at the illustrious Royal Airlines. Donna soon discovers, however, that being a flight attendant isn't the magnificent lifestyle that she thought it would be.

Reviews for "View From the Top" were bleak, with Movie Metropolis (via Rotten Tomatoes) calling the film "a plummeting plane wreck." Co-starring Christina Applegate, Mike Myers, Kelly Preston, and with a cameo by Rob Lowe, it seems that not even an all-star cast could keep this movie afloat. 

24. In the Cut

A seedy, dark mystery starring Mark Ruffalo and Meg Ryan, "In the Cut" is part thriller, part erotic drama, written and directed by arthouse icon Jane Campion. Ryan plays Frannie Avery, a New York City English teacher and writer. When evidence of a grisly murder appears in her backyard, Avery is approached by Detective Giovanni Malloy (Ruffalo), the investigator on the case. Malloy questions Avery as a possible witness, and the two soon begin a salacious affair. As more murder victims are discovered, Avery grows suspicious of Malloy when she finds clues that could point to him as the killer.

Critics were not impressed by Ryan's foray into dark territory with "In the Cut." Many reviewers thought the film to be rather bland, in spite of steamy scenes that were considered by some to be borderline pornographic. With scattered themes that didn't quite meet the requirements for a compelling erotic thriller or suspenseful mystery, "In the Cut" left viewers shrugging their shoulders rather than gripping their seats.

23. XX/XY

In 2002, Mark Ruffalo starred in the indie romantic drama "XX/XY." The IFC film, written and directed by Austin Chick, explores the complications of romantic relationships, both past and present. Ruffalo stars as Coles, a young animator who meets the intriguing Sam (Maya Strange) and her friend, Thea (Kathleen Robertson), at a party. 

The trio hit it off immediately, resulting in a wild night which leads to the three of them having sex. Sam and Coles decide to explore their feelings for one another even further, but their relationship becomes strained when Thea starts getting possessive. Five years later, Coles and Thea have moved on to other relationships. However, when Sam reenters their lives, the three of them begin to reexamine their former connection. Coles starts to question his feelings for his current girlfriend, as old emotions begin stirring up for Sam. 

"XX/XY" received mixed reviews, with many critics saying that the film was undeservedly pretentious. Still, others were impressed by the performances from Ruffalo and Strange, and praised the movie for its modern themes.

22. 13 Going on 30

A staple of the early 2000s, "13 Going on 30" is a blast-from-the-past romantic comedy starring Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner. Released during the peak years of the ABC hit spy series "Alias," Garner traded in her secret agent skills to play fashionista Jenna Rink, a young woman who transforms from a 13-year-old to 30 overnight. The last 17 years being a blur, Jenna has no clue how she ended up the editor of a top fashion magazine in New York City. Hoping to get some answers, she attempts to find her now-grown childhood bestie, Matt Flamhaff, played by Ruffalo. Discovering that her adult life isn't thriving as she'd hoped, Jenna finds that the love she lost is far more valuable than any success she may have gained.

"13 Going on 30" was given mixed reviews from critics, though it was thoroughly enjoyable to general audiences. Many praised Garner for her comedic performance and were charmed by the chemistry of Garner and Ruffalo onscreen. Other reviewers criticized the movie's overly predictable plot. However, Ruffalo's charming portrayal of Matt in "13 Going on 30" pushed him a bit further into the mainstream spotlight. 

21. We Don't Live Here Anymore

Premiering at Sundance in 2004, "We Don't Live Here Anymore" explores the complications of marriage, fidelity, and friendships. Mark Ruffalo co-stars in this complex drama with a top-notch cast, including Laura Dern, Peter Krause, and Naomi Watts.

Ruffalo plays Jack Linden, a small-town university instructor who is married to Terry (Dern). His best friend, Hank (Krause) -– also an instructor -– is married to Edith (Watts). However, Hank has a wandering eye and participates in multiple affairs with his students. Hank is open with Jack about the affairs, which they keep secret from Edith. Yet things get even more complicated when Edith and Jack have an affair of their own. What results is a disastrous chain reaction that destroys the foundations of both marriages and longtime friendships. 

The reaction from critics for "We Don't Live Here Anymore" was fairly mixed. While some reviewers called attention to the powerful performances from the actors, others felt that the film's plot was empty and unsatisfying.

20. Thanks For Sharing

An ensemble romantic dramedy, "Thanks For Sharing" has Mark Ruffalo starring once again alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, as well as Tim Robbins and Josh Gad. The movie follows three main characters who are in various stages of sex addiction recovery. Adam (Ruffalo), Neil (Gad), and Mike (Robbins) are all in the same rehab group and are responsible for holding one another accountable. Mike leads the group, but struggles with his own troubles at home. Adam begins to date a woman named Phoebe (Paltrow), but his secrecy causes problems in their budding relationship. Neil fails to take the rehab program seriously at first but, when he loses his job, he is forced to consider the consequences of his actions.

"Thanks For Sharing" was met with mixed reviews. Peter DeBruge of Variety called the film "a feel-good look at a condition many refuse to acknowledge as a disease." Yet the New York Post's Kyle Smith gave it a dismal 1 out of 5, calling the movie "cringe-inducingly lame." It seems that not even the chemistry of Ruffalo and Paltrow was enough to impress most critics. 

19. Now You See Me 2

Thick with twists and turns from every conceivable angle, "Now You See Me 2" has Mark Ruffalo returning for an encore in this sequel crime thriller. Ruffalo plays Dylan Rhodes, a former FBI agent who has teamed up with the Four Horsemen –- a group of renowned magicians who, in the previous film, pulled off the biggest heists in history with Rhodes' help. This time, Rhodes and the Horsemen are going up against London's most brilliant minds in modern technology: Owen Chase (Ben Lamb) and Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe). Hired to steal a powerful computer chip, the Horsemen find themselves wrapped in a maze of misdirection as they struggle to evade both the authorities and vengeance-seeking foes.

The follow-up to mind-bending 2013 movie "Now You See Me" unfortunately failed to live up to the hype of its predecessor. Critics were more annoyed than thrilled with the trickery used throughout the film, stating that the misdirections resulted in a lack of any direction altogether.

18. Just Like Heaven

Mark Waters's 2005 rom-com fantasy "Just Like Heaven" has Mark Ruffalo sharing the screen with Reese Witherspoon. When workaholic ER doctor Elizabeth (Witherspoon) gets into a car accident, her spirit appears to haunt the new tenant of her old apartment. That tenant is David (Ruffalo), a man who is still grieving over the recent death of his wife. After trying unsuccessfully to exorcize Elizabeth from the apartment, the two decide to make peace and form an unusual bond. When David investigates the circumstances behind Elizabeth's accident, they discover that she is actually alive and in a coma. David races to save her before Elizabeth's well-meaning family can pull the plug and he loses her forever.

Critics were mixed about "Just Like Heaven." Some called the movie sentimental drivel. Yet others appreciated the movie for its lightweight rom-com appeal, citing it as a "great date movie" (Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat, via Rotten Tomatoes). General audiences were much more kind, and the film currently holds an Audience Score of around 75% on Rotten Tomatoes.

17. Reservation Road

"Reservation Road" is a 2007 drama teeming with suspense. Mark Ruffalo plays Dwight Arno, a lawyer who is going through a tough divorce. While driving home one evening after a ballgame with his son, Dwight accidentally hits a little boy with his car, immediately killing him. After the hit and run, Dwight covers up his tracks, though he is weighed down with guilt. Meanwhile, Ethan Learner (Joaquin Phoenix), the father of the boy who was killed, is determined to identify the driver responsible for his son's death. Unhappy with the lack of progress from the police, Ethan hires a lawyer to help find his son's killer. Unfortunately, that lawyer is Dwight Arno. While Ethan is desperate for answers, Dwight struggles between doing what is right and fighting for his survival.

The critics considered "Reservation Road" a car wreck, stating that even the stellar performances of the cast could not save the script's poor writing. John Hartl of the Seattle Times dubbed the film "a hit-and-miss drama," while Richard Roeper called it "a terrible movie with really talented people."  

16. The Brothers Bloom

Mark Ruffalo, Adrien Brody, and Rachel Weisz star in the twisty dramedy caper, "The Brothers Bloom." Ruffalo plays Stephen, an expert con man who pulls off jobs alongside his younger brother, Bloom (Brody). After years of swindling together, Bloom tells Stephen that he is tired of the dishonest life and wants to retire. Stephen convinces his brother to help him with one last job, which Bloom reluctantly accepts. Together, the brothers target an eccentric wealthy heiress named Penelope Stamp (Weisz). Things inevitably go awry when Bloom falls in love with Penelope, and Stephen gets in deep with a dangerous rival who threatens all their lives.

The majority of critics praised "The Brothers Bloom" as clever and stylish, although it sometimes fell short on substance. The overall consensus seemed to be that the film was far from perfect, but made for a fun and unpredictable ride, along with some heart-wrenching emotional moments.

15. The Kids Are All Right

Earning nominations for both Golden Globes and the Oscars, "The Kids Are All Right" is a heartfelt dramedy that earned high praise from both critics and audiences alike. Starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo, the film tells the story of a same-sex couple raising two teenagers. When their son Laser (Josh Hutcherson) starts to wonder about his origins, he hunts down his biological father, a man named Paul Hatfield. Paul was the sperm donor who helped Nic (Bening) and Jules (Moore) conceive Josh, but none of them expected he would ever make an appearance in their lives. When the family invites Paul to their home, the two women take an instant liking to him. However, the situation gets complicated when Jules and Paul end up in bed together.

"The Kids Are All Right" was well-liked by critics, who partially attributed the film's success to its high-caliber cast. They also praised the movie's clever script and well-written characters. The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw wrote: "A witty portrait of postmodern family life in which script, casting, direction and location all just float together without any apparent effort at all." 

14. Foxcatcher

"Foxcatcher" is a chilling true story, in which Mark Ruffalo plays Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz. The story begins when Dave's younger brother, Mark (Channing Tatum), is contacted by multimillionaire and wrestling enthusiast, John du Pont (Steve Carell). John offers Mark a place on his team and a chance to train at his private estate. Hoping to get out under the shadow of his older brother, Mark agrees. When John insists that Dave joins them, yet it soon becomes apparent that John's obsessive nature threatens to tear the brothers apart. The movie goes on to showcase du Pont's disturbing descent into madness and ends with the murder of Dave Schultz.

"Foxcatcher" received high acclaim from critics, with Steve Carell's dramatic performance in particular making a big impression. Carell received a Best Actor nomination at the 87th Academy Awards, among others. Ruffalo was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards, as well as a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. 

13. Now You See Me

"Now You See Me 2" may not have been the sequel hit that fans had hoped for, but its predecessor had everything moviegoers could want — and more. A thrilling heist caper and a visual feast, "Now You See Me" has Mark Ruffalo playing FBI Agent Dylan Rhodes. Rhodes is on the trail of a group of performing magicians called the Four Horsemen, consisting of Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), Jack Wilder (Dave Franco), and Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson). The four illusionists are brought together by a mysterious outside party, who gives them the means to pull off monumental robberies in true Robin Hood fashion -– stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Confounded by the mysteries of the case, Rhodes brings in an expert: Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman), an ex-magician who has earned both fame and ire for revealing magicians' secrets.

The twists and turns in "Now You See Me" kept viewers guessing until the very end, and even then they couldn't believe their eyes. While critics' reviews were mixed, general audiences were delighted with the magic and mayhem that perhaps rivaled even the biggest Las Vegas magic shows. 

12. Avengers: Age of Ultron

After the giant success of "The Avengers" in 2012, expectations for the MCU's next big project were sky-high. The 2015 sequel, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" brings the heroes together once again, this time to fight against an AI bent on the genocide of the entire human race.

After the defeat of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and the Chitauri in the first film, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) comes into possession of the Mind Stone, one of the six powerful Infinity Stones. With the stone, he hopes to create a weapon that will protect the planet from any more future hostile invasions. He enlists the help of Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), and together the two mega minds create Ultron (James Spader). Unfortunately, the conclusion that Ultron inevitably reaches is that in order to save humanity, he must first destroy it. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" introduced new integral characters to the MCU, including Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany), who would go on to have their own hit TV series on Disney+ with "WandaVision."

Critics were generous to "Avengers: Age of Ultron," praising it for its exciting action sequences and character portrayals -– even if it was just more of the same they'd already seen. Reprising his role as Bruce Banner, Ruffalo was given a bit more depth to his character, as well as the role of love interest to Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff -– a choice that is still a matter of debate for fans. 

11. Begin Again

A drama written and directed by John Carney, "Begin Again" is a poignant story about the power of music. In the film, Mark Ruffalo plays a record label executive named Dan Mulligan, who has just been fired from his job at a corporate record company. Estranged from his wife and child, Dan goes on a drinking binge when he encounters Gretta James (Keira Knightly) at a bar. Gretta is a promising young singer and songwriter who immediately catches Dan's attention with her talents. Dan convinces Gretta to allow him to produce her studio album, although she fears being a corporate sell-out. Gretta and Dan form a bond during their time spent together, yet Gretta faces a personal crisis when someone from her past returns.

Both critics and audiences fell in love with Knightley and Ruffalo's performances in "Begin Again." Reviewers praised the movie for its sincerity and unconventional storyline, even if they felt it didn't quite meet up to the success of Carney's first indie hit, "Once." The film's original song, "Lost Stars," was nominated for an Academy Award in 2015.

10. You Can Count on Me

Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, "You Can Count on Me" is an indie drama that explores the complexities of familial and romantic relationships. The film stars Laura Linney as Sammy Prescott and Mark Ruffalo as her brother, Terry. Orphaned at a young age, Sammy chose to stay in their childhood home, while Terry went off to see the world. Years later, Sammy is a single mother trying to make ends meet. Terry shows up out of the blue after a long absence, revealing that he was in jail for months. Sammy welcomes Terry into her home, allowing him to stay temporarily. Things get heated, however, when Terry chooses to intrude on her life by telling her son Rudy (Rory Culkin) the truth about his deadbeat father.

"You Can Count on Me" was a huge hit with critics, receiving a plethora of award nominations on an international scale. Ruffalo's performance as Terry was especially praised, and he received nominations from the Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the Montreal World Film Festival. 

9. My Life Without Me

Though it may have escaped the notice of the general American population, "My Life Without Me" made a splash in the independent film circuit, particularly in Spain and Canada. This tearjerker drama stars Sarah Polley as Ann, a woman who discovers that she has ovarian cancer and only months to live. At only 23 years old, Ann begins to make preparations for her husband and two daughters, as well as compiling a list of things to do before she dies. Mark Ruffalo plays Lee, a man who falls in love with Ann. The two have an affair, but Ann keeps her condition a secret from him, leaving him heartbroken when she ends the relationship.

"My Life Without Me" had mixed reviews, though they lean positive. The performance from Polley, as well as the thought-provoking subject matter, earned plenty of acclaim for the film. If you decide to check this one out, make sure you have tissues handy. 

8. Dark Waters

Mark Ruffalo added another true story to his repertoire with the 2019 legal drama, "Dark Waters." Based on shocking events that made national news, the film stars Ruffalo as corporate defense lawyer Robert Bilott. A dramatization of the real Bilott's memoirs, "Dark Waters" tells the engaging story of a 20-year legal battle against America's biggest corporate chemical company, DuPont.

The movie begins with corporate lawyer Bilott investigating the property of a West Virginia farm. He discovers that much of the farm's livestock have died due to a mysterious medical condition. Bilott connects the animal deaths to the nearby DuPont plant, which has been dumping harmful substances not approved by the FDA. Going up against powerful legal giants, Bilott fights for justice for the families who have been affected by the corporation's illegal activities.

"Dark Waters" was lauded by critics for its riveting drama and the tackle of important environmental issues. Ruffalo also received high praise, with YouTube critic Chris Stuckmann stating that "Mark Ruffalo gives one of his best performances in a long time in this movie." 

7. Zodiac

The 2007 crime thriller "Zodiac" depicts the events which surrounded the infamous serial murders of the Zodiac Killer – a case that still has police and the FBI baffled to this day. In the late 1960s, the Zodiac Killer wreaks havoc on the streets of San Francisco, beginning with the murder of Mike Mageau (Jimmi Simpson). The killer sends a puzzling letter to the San Francisco Chronicle, leaving a coded message that they claim will lead to their identity. Cartoonist Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal) and reporter Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.) team up to decipher the Zodiac Killer's messages before he can strike again. Mark Ruffalo plays Inspector Dave Toschi, the real-life detective who was put on the case.

"Zodiac" was highly recommended by the critics, and was hailed as director David Fincher's best work since the dark thriller, "Se7en." Joshua Rothkopf of Time Out called the film "a modern American masterpiece."

6. Thor: Ragnarok

"Thor: Ragnarok," Taika Waititi's directorial debut in the MCU, brought both laughs and thrills to the saga of Thor. In this film, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) teams up with his mischievous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to take down their ambitious sister, Hela (Cate Blanchett). After Hela destroys Thor's precious Mjolnir, the brothers escape via the Bifrost, only to find themselves on the strange planet of Sakaar. The garbage planet is run by a flamboyant showman known as the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). He forces Thor to enter into the gladiator-style Contest of Champions, where the god of thunder is reunited –- and forced into battle –- with none other than the Hulk.

Mark Ruffalo reprises his role as Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk, in this wild adventure. "Thor: Ragnarok" was a huge hit with critics and audiences, thanks to Waititi's unique brand of humor that resonated with its fans. 

5. Marvel's The Avengers

The 2012 feature "Marvel's The Avengers" brought together earth's mightiest heroes for the first time on the big screen. In this action-packed superhero epic, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and the Hulk must stop the evil Loki (Tom Hiddleston) from enslaving the human race. As if that task weren't monumental enough, they first have to learn to get along with each other.

Mark Ruffalo took over for "The Incredible Hulk" star Edward Norton, playing Bruce Banner, the biochemical physicist who becomes the raging titan known as the Hulk. The casting change was reportedly due to irreconcilable creative differences between Norton and MCU president Kevin Feige (via Comic Book Resources). Since then, Ruffalo has claimed the character as his own, defining the role as fans now know it.

"The Avengers" helped make the MCU the highest grossing film franchise of all time. Hailed highly by critics and beloved by audiences, the movie that started it all is still held in high esteem a decade after its original theatrical release. 

4. Spotlight

Mark Ruffalo joined an ensemble cast in yet another adaptation of a true story, 2015's "Spotlight." Also starring Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Brian d'Arcy James, the film tells the story of a massive cover-up by the Catholic Church in Boston, Massachusetts in 2001.

When investigative journalist, Walter Robinson (Keaton) of the Boston Globe, is assigned to the story of a Catholic priest who was accused of child molestation, he discovers a conspiracy that goes all the way to the Boston Archdiocese. Robinson is joined by fellow journalist Michael Rezendes (Ruffalo), and together they find that many more priests in the city of Boston have been protected by the church following child molestation allegations. The journalists rush to blow the story wide open for the public eye, but their efforts are hindered by miles of bureaucratic red tape. Things become even more harrowing as those involved in the investigation begin to fear for their families, with others beginning to question their faith.

"Spotlight" was a big hit with film critics. Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune had high praise for Ruffalo in particular, saying: "Ruffalo gets top billing in the movie, and he brings some wonderfully lived-in behavioral details to his performance — the quick, terrier-like movements of the head and the bitten-off sentences." The movie also managed to snag several award wins and nominations. Ruffalo was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2016 Academy Awards, as well as a BAFTA, Critic's Choice Award, and more.

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3. Shutter Island

Directed by celebrated filmmaker Martin Scorsese, "Shutter Island" is a mind-bending mystery thriller that keeps its audience guessing until the very end. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Edward "Teddy" Daniels, a U.S. Marshal investigating the case of a missing woman named Rachel Solando. He and his partner, Chuck Aule (Ruffalo), travel to Shutter Island to find answers, but soon learn that things are not what they seem. 

The detectives receive a tour of the ominous Ashcliffe Hospital, a home for the criminally insane, and the place where the missing woman disappeared. After questioning staff and patients, Teddy begins to uncover a conspiracy that is centered around him. The shocking conclusion of "Shutter Island" is on par with some of cinema's biggest twists, including M. Night Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense" and Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho."

Though audiences were in awe of "Shutter Island," the critics were divided on Scorsese's mystery thriller. The Los Angeles Times praised it as a "divinely dark and devious brain tease of a movie in the best noir tradition." However, Peter Howell of the Toronto Star called it an "elephantine exercise in B-movie badness." Whatever the critics think, "Shutter Island" appears to have a loyal fanbase. 

2. Avengers: Infinity War

2018's "Avengers: Infinity War" marked the beginning of the end for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Bringing together the Avengers once again -– as well as other new faces in the MCU –- the heroes face their greatest foe yet. With the Infinity Stones all acquired at last, the Titan warlord Thanos (Josh Brolin) threatens to wipe out half of the population of the entire universe. What no one could have predicted was that he would actually succeed.

Mark Ruffalo returned once again to reprise his role as Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk, but this time the big green guy is reluctant to make an appearance. After receiving a thorough thrashing from Thanos, the Hulk reverts to his human counterpart and gets a bad case of cold feet. Although troubling, this does result in a pretty awesome scene where Banner gets to don the Hulkbuster and kick some serious ass.

With the changeover from Joss Whedon to Joe and Anthony Russo at the helm of the "Avengers" franchise, critics were thoroughly impressed by what the Russos brought to the table. Not only did they make a complicated story feasible, but left audiences with a cliffhanger that guaranteed mandatory viewing of the sequel.

1. Avengers: Endgame

"Avengers: Endgame" ties "Avengers: Infinity War" for the best movie in Mark Ruffalo's filmography list. After failing to stop Thanos from snapping his fingers and removing half of the population, the remaining Avengers are forced to find alternate means to set things right. When Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), aka Ant-Man, returns from the Quantum Realm to find that he's been gone for five years, he seeks out the Avengers for answers. He is shocked to learn about the events involving Thanos — however, his knowledge of the Quantum Realm proves to be the answer that the team is looking for.

Managing to find a balance between himself and his angrier counterpart, Bruce Banner appears as a combination of both muscular green giant and learned scientist. He creates a machine to harness the power of the Quantum Realm, allowing the group to go back in time to retrieve the Infinity Stones before Thanos could get to them first.

The conclusion of the "Avengers" franchise left both critics and audiences with an ultimate sense of satisfaction. It was clear that the MCU had set the bar when it comes to superhero movies, and "Avengers: Endgame" is a tough one to beat. It appears that Mark Ruffalo has cemented himself in the hearts and minds of fans due to his iconic portrayal of Banner and the Hulk, and that is unlikely to change anytime soon.