Marvel 2-in-1 double features

Pair these MCU movies with classic films for a perfect night in.

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It’s hard to fill the time when you’re self-isolating. TV seasons can feel far too long in one go, but movies are too short.

Double features perfectly fill a day. There's a reason it used to be the standard in cinemas!

For your own double feature, we've paired 5 MCU movies with the classic films that inspired them.

Try watching The Avengers (2012) with...
The Seven Samurai (1954)

The Avengers changed the game for super squad action movies, but The Seven Samurai wrote the rulebook.

Pair Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) with...
All the President's Men (1976)

Marvel’s take on the conspiracy movie aligns perfectly with this Oscar-winning political thriller.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) perfectly complements...
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Watch the Spider-Man movie John Hughes inspired along with his teenage rebellion magnum opus.

Captain Marvel (2019) is even better with...
The Right Stuff (1983)

This Space Race drama was an influence for Captain Marvel and a VHS copy even appears in a scene.

Watch Thor: Ragnarok (2017) alongside...
Flash Gordon (1980)

The original sci-fi spoof movie adds even more fun to Ragnarok's tongue-in-cheek tone.

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