Marvel Movies in Order: Your Ultimate Guide to Watching the MCU

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has captivated audiences worldwide with its intricate storytelling, compelling characters, and epic action sequences. With over 20 movies released, figuring out the best way to watch them can be overwhelming. Whether you're a seasoned fan or new to the MCU, this guide will help you navigate the Marvel movies in order, ensuring you don't miss a single detail of this superhero saga.

Why Watch Marvel Movies in Order?

Watching the Marvel movies in order allows you to follow the storyline as it unfolds, understand character development, and catch all the Easter eggs and references that link the films together. There are two primary ways to watch the MCU movies: in chronological order or in release order. Each method offers a unique viewing experience.

Marvel Movies in Chronological Order

Watching the Marvel movies in chronological order means following the events as they happen within the MCU timeline. This approach gives you a deeper understanding of the storyline and character arcs.

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - Set during World War II, this film introduces Steve Rogers, who becomes Captain America.
  2. Captain Marvel (2019) - Set in the 1990s, it follows Carol Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel.
  3. Iron Man (2008) - Tony Stark's origin story and the beginning of the MCU.
  4. Iron Man 2 (2010) - Continues Tony Stark's story and introduces Black Widow.
  5. The Incredible Hulk (2008) - Follows Bruce Banner's transformation into the Hulk.
  6. Thor (2011) - Introduces Thor, the God of Thunder, and the realm of Asgard.
  7. The Avengers (2012) - The Earth's mightiest heroes come together for the first time.
  8. Iron Man 3 (2013) - Tony Stark deals with the aftermath of the events in The Avengers.
  9. Thor: The Dark World (2013) - Thor battles the Dark Elves to save the universe.
  10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) - Steve Rogers uncovers a conspiracy within S.H.I.E.L.D.
  11. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - A group of misfits band together to save the galaxy.
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - Continues the adventures of the Guardians.
  13. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - The Avengers face off against the AI Ultron.
  14. Ant-Man (2015) - Scott Lang becomes Ant-Man to pull off a heist.
  15. Captain America: Civil War (2016) - The Avengers split into factions over the Sokovia Accords.
  16. Black Widow (2021) - Explores Natasha Romanoff's past and takes place after Civil War.
  17. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) - Follows Peter Parker balancing high school life and superhero duties.
  18. Doctor Strange (2016) - Introduces Stephen Strange, a surgeon turned sorcerer.
  19. Black Panther (2018) - T'Challa becomes the Black Panther and faces challenges as king of Wakanda.
  20. Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - Thor teams up with the Hulk to save Asgard from Hela.
  21. Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) - Scott Lang teams up with Hope van Dyne to rescue her mother from the quantum realm.
  22. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - The Avengers face their biggest threat yet, Thanos.
  23. Avengers: Endgame (2019) - The Avengers attempt to reverse the damage caused by Thanos.
  24. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) - Peter Parker deals with the aftermath of Endgame while on a school trip.
  25. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) - Introduces Shang-Chi and the mystical Ten Rings.
  26. Eternals (2021) - A group of ancient heroes reunite to protect Earth from their enemies.
  27. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) - Peter Parker faces multiverse threats.
  28. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) - Doctor Strange navigates the multiverse with new and old allies.
  29. Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) - Thor embarks on a quest for inner peace.
  30. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) - Wakanda deals with the loss of their king, T'Challa.
  31. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) - Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne explore the Quantum Realm. 
  32. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023) - The Guardians return for another cosmic adventure.
  33. The Marvels (2023) - Carol Danvers, Kamala Khan, and Monica Rambeau team up.
  34. Deadpool & Wolverine (2024) - Deadpool joins forces with Wolverine.
  35. Captain America: Brave New World (2025) - Sam Wilson takes up the mantle of Captain America
  36. Thunderbolts (2025) - A team of anti-heroes assemble.
  37. The Fantastic Four (2025) - Marvel's First Family makes their MCU debut.
  38. Blade (2025) - The vampire hunter joins the MCU.
  39. Avengers 5 (2026) - The Avengers face their next major threat.

Marvel Movies in Release Order

Watching the Marvel movies in release order offers the experience intended by the filmmakers, with each post-credits scene leading into the next movie.

  1. Iron Man (2008)
  2. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  3. Iron Man 2 (2010)
  4. Thor (2011)
  5. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  6. The Avengers (2012)
  7. Iron Man 3 (2013)
  8. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  11. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  12. Ant-Man (2015)
  13. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  14. Doctor Strange (2016)
  15. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
  16. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  17. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  18. Black Panther (2018)
  19. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  20. Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)
  21. Captain Marvel (2019)
  22. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  23. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
  24. Black Widow (2021)
  25. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
  26. Eternals (2021)
  27. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
  28. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
  29. Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
  30. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
  31. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)
  32. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)
  33. The Marvels (2023)
  34. Deadpool & Wolverine (2024)
  35. Captain America: Brave New World (2025)
  36. Thunderbolts (2025)
  37. The Fantastic Four (2025)
  38. Blade (2025)
  39. Avengers 5 (2026)

Conclusion

Whether you choose to watch the Marvel movies in chronological order or release order, you're in for an epic adventure filled with heroes, villains, and unforgettable moments. Grab some popcorn, settle in, and enjoy the journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

For more MCU updates and movie guides, stay tuned to our blog. Happy watching!

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