If you’re a Marvel fan, then you know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is vast and complex. With over 23 movies released to date, it can be overwhelming to figure out what order to watch them in. Fear not, as we have compiled a comprehensive list of all the Marvel movies in order.
Marvel Movies in Chronological Order
The First Avenger: Captain America (1942-1943)
The first movie on our list is set during World War II and follows the story of Steve Rogers, who becomes Captain America after being injected with a super-soldier serum. The movie sets up the backstory of the character and introduces us to important characters like Peggy Carter and Howard Stark.
Captain Marvel (1995)
Captain Marvel is one of the most powerful heroes in the MCU and her origin story is set in 1995. The movie introduces us to Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D., while also setting up some key plot points for later movies like Guardians of the Galaxy.
Iron Man (2010)
The first movie in the MCU, Iron Man introduces us to Tony Stark, a billionaire genius who builds himself a suit of armor after being captured by terrorists. The movie also sets up important characters like Pepper Potts, J.A.R.V.S., and Agent Coulson.
The Incredible Hulk (2011)
The second movie in the MCU, The Incredible Hulk follows Bruce Banner as he tries to cure himself of his condition that turns him into a giant green monster when he gets angry. The movie also introduces us to General Ross who becomes an important character in later movies.
Iron Man 2 (2011)
Iron Man 2 picks up where Iron Man left off and follows Tony Stark as he deals with the fallout from his reveal as Iron Man. The movie sets up important plot points for later movies like The Avengers and introduces us to Black Widow.
Thor is the first movie in the MCU to introduce us to the cosmic side of Marvel. The movie follows Thor, the God of Thunder, as he is banished from Asgard and has to learn humility on Earth. The movie also sets up important plot points for later movies like The Avengers.
The Avengers (2012)
The first team-up movie in the MCU, The Avengers brings together all of our favorite heroes to fight off an alien invasion led by Loki. The movie sets up important plot points for later movies like Age of Ultron and introduces us to Thanos.
Iron Man 3 (2012)
Iron Man 3 follows Tony Stark as he deals with PTSD after the events of The Avengers. The movie also introduces us to a new villain, the Mandarin.
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Thor: The Dark World picks up where Thor left off and follows Thor as he tries to stop Malekith from using the Aether to destroy the universe. The movie also sets up important plot points for later movies like Guardians of the Galaxy.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier sees Steve Rogers teaming up with Black Widow and Falcon to stop Hydra from taking over S. The movie also sets up important plot points for later movies like Age of Ultron and Civil War.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
1 introduces us to a new set of heroes, the Guardians of the Galaxy, as they try to stop Ronan from using the Power Stone to destroy Xandar. The movie sets up important plot points for later movies like Infinity War and Endgame.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
2 sees the team reuniting to uncover the mystery of Peter Quill’s father. The movie also sets up important plot points for later movies like Infinity War and Endgame.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Avengers: Age of Ultron sees the team facing off against a new villain, Ultron, who wants to destroy humanity. The movie also introduces us to new characters like Scarlet Witch and Vision.
Ant-Man follows Scott Lang as he becomes Ant-Man and helps Hank Pym stop his former protege from using his technology for evil. The movie also sets up important plot points for later movies like Civil War.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Captain America: Civil War sees the Avengers splitting into two factions over a disagreement about government oversight. The movie also introduces us to new characters like Black Panther and Spider-Man.
Doctor Strange (2016)
Doctor Strange follows Stephen Strange as he becomes a sorcerer after a career-ending accident. The movie introduces us to important concepts in the MCU like magic and alternate dimensions.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Peter Parker trying to balance his life as a high school student with his duties as Spider-Man. The movie also introduces us to a new villain, Vulture.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Thor: Ragnarok sees Thor teaming up with Hulk, Valkyrie, and Loki to stop Hela from destroying Asgard.
Black Panther (2018)
Black Panther follows T’Challa as he becomes the king of Wakanda and has to defend his kingdom from outside threats. The movie also introduces us to new characters like Okoye and Shuri.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War sees the Avengers teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos from collecting all of the Infinity Stones. The movie ends on a cliffhanger that is resolved in Endgame.
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)
Ant-Man and The Wasp follows Scott Lang as he teams up with Hope Van Dyne to rescue her mother from the Quantum Realm. The movie also sets up important plot points for later movies like Endgame.
Captain Marvel (2019)
Captain Marvel is set in 1995 but introduces us to an important character, Carol Danvers, who becomes a key player in Endgame.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Avengers: Endgame sees the Avengers trying to undo the damage caused by Thanos in Infinity War. The movie serves as an epic conclusion to over a decade of storytelling in the MCU.
With this comprehensive list, you can now watch all of the Marvel movies in order and immerse yourself in the vast world of the MCU. From Captain America’s origins during World War II to the epic conclusion in Endgame, each movie builds upon one another and creates a cohesive narrative that is both entertaining and emotionally resonant. So grab some popcorn and get ready to embark on a superhero journey like no other!