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Can I Watch Marvel Movies Out of Order?

If you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you may have asked yourself at some point, “Can I watch Marvel movies out of order?” The answer is not a simple yes or no. In this article, we’ll explore the reasons why you may want to watch the movies in order and why it’s still possible to enjoy them even if you don’t.

Why Watch in Order?

Watching Marvel movies in chronological order can enhance your viewing experience. It allows you to follow the storylines and character arcs as they unfold, providing a deeper understanding of the overall narrative. You’ll also pick up on small details and Easter eggs that connect one movie to another.

The Chronological Order

The chronological order of Marvel movies begins with Captain America: The First Avenger, followed by Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Doctor Strange and finally Black Panther.

Watching Out of Order

Now that we’ve covered why you should watch in order let’s explore why watching out of order is still possible. Each Marvel movie has its own standalone story that can be enjoyed without any prior knowledge of other films. For example, if you were to watch Guardians of the Galaxy without seeing any other Marvel movie before it won’t spoil your enjoyment because it’s a self-contained story.


In conclusion, watching Marvel movies out of order is possible but watching them in their chronological sequence adds another layer to the viewing experience. It provides a better understanding of how each film fits into the larger narrative and allows for more appreciation for smaller details and connections within the films.

Ultimately, the order in which you watch the movies depends on your personal preference. So grab some popcorn, settle in, and enjoy the ride, no matter what order you choose to watch them in.

  • Tip: If you’re new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, start with Iron Man and follow the chronological order.
  • Fun Fact: The first Marvel movie ever made was Howard the Duck in 1986.

So there you have it. Whether you choose to watch Marvel movies in order or not, they are sure to entertain and thrill. Happy watching!