What Order Should I Watch the Marvel Movies In?

Before you head to see Avengers: Endgame in theaters, you may be wondering what order you should watch the Marvel movies in.

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MCU movies in chronological order

Here is a list of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in chronological order:

-Captain America: The First Avenger (1942)
-Captain Marvel (1995)
-Iron Man (2010)
-Iron Man 2 (2011)
-The Incredible Hulk (2011)
-Thor (2011)
-The Avengers (2012)
-“Phase Two” begins
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Thor: The Dark World(2013)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier(2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy(2014)
Avengers: Age of Ultron(2015)
Ant-Man(2015) better with some knowledge of the comics. “Phase Three” begins

Theatrical release order

Theatrical release order is the order in which the Marvel movies were originally released in theaters. This is the most straightforward timeline, and it’s the order we recommend if you’re just getting started with the MCU.

-Iron Man (2008)
-The Incredible Hulk (2008)
-Iron Man 2 (2010)
-Thor (2011)
-Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
-Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
-Iron Man 3 (2013)
-Thor: The Dark World (2013)
-Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
-Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
-Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015

If you’re starting from scratch

If you’re starting from scratch, we recommend watching the Marvel movies in the following order:

1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
2. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
3. Iron Man (2008)
4. Iron Man 2 (2010)
5. Thor (2011)
6. The Avengers (2012)
7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
8. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
9. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
10. Ant-Man (2015)
11. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
12. Doctor Strange (2016)
13. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
14. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
15. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
16. Black Panther (2018)
17. Avengers: Infinity War

If you’re caught up with the MCU

If you’re caught up with the MCU, you can watch the movies in release order:

-Iron Man (2008)
-The Incredible Hulk (2008)
-Iron Man 2 (2010)
-Thor (2011)
-Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
-Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
-Iron Man 3 (2013)
-Thor: The Dark World (2013)
-Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
-Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
-Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
-Ant-Man (2015)
-Captain America: Civil War (2016)
-Doctor Strange (2016)
-Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
-Spiderman: Homecoming(2017)

If you want to watch them in chronological order, you can follow this timeline:

If you want to watch the movies with the best stories

The best way to watch the Marvel movies, if you want to watch them with the best stories, is in this order:

1) Iron Man
2) The Incredible Hulk
3) Iron Man 2
4) Thor
5) Captain America: The First Avenger
6) The Avengers
7) Iron Man 3
8) Thor: The Dark World
9) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
10) Guardians of the Galaxy
11) Avengers: Age of Ultron
12) Ant-Man
13) Captain America: Civil War
14) Doctor Strange
15) Spider-Man: Homecoming
16) Black Panther
17) Thor: Ragnarok
18 Avengers: Infinity War
19 Captain Marvel — released March 8, 2019!

If you want to watch the movies with the best action

The MCU movies are all connected, so it’s best to watch them in order. However, if you’re only interested in the action, then these are the ones you should watch:

-Captain America: The Winter Soldier
-Thor: Ragnarok
-Black Panther
-Avengers: Infinity War
-Captain Marvel
-Avengers: Endgame

If you want to watch the movies with the best characters

Iron Man- Captain America: Civil War- Black Panther- Spiderman: Homecoming- Thor: Ragnarok- Avengers: Infinity War

If you want to watch the movies with the best humor

The MCU movies are full of humor, but some have more than others. If you want to watch the movies with the best humor, in chronological order, they are:
1) Thor: Ragnarok
2) Spider-Man: Homecoming
3) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
4) Ant-Man and the Wasp
5) Captain America: Civil War

If you want to watch the movies with the best visuals

If you want to watch the movies with the best visuals, in order, you should watch them like this:

1. Captain America: The First Avenger
2. Captain Marvel
3. Iron Man
4. Spider-Man: Homecoming
5. Black Panther
6. Avengers: Infinity War
7. Ant-Man and the Wasp
8. Captain America: Civil War
9. Doctor Strange
10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
11. Thor: Ragnarok
12. Avengers: Endgame

If you want to watch the movies in order of how much they made at the box office

This guide is for people who want to watch the Marvel movies in order of how much money they made at the box office.

1. The Avengers (2012) – $1,518,812,988
2. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – $1,405,413,868
3. Captain America: Civil War (2016) – $1,153,304,495
4. Iron Man 3 (2013) – $1,215,439,994
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – $715,026,958
6. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) – $773,328,629

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