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What Is the Best Order to Watch All Marvel and Avenger Movies?

What Is the Best Order to Watch All Marvel and Avenger Movies?

With over a decade of cinematic storytelling, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become a global phenomenon. The franchise has produced numerous movies that are interconnected, creating an intricate web of stories and characters.

If you’re new to the MCU or simply looking for the best order to watch all the Marvel and Avengers movies, look no further! In this article, we will guide you through the optimal viewing order to fully enjoy this epic superhero saga.

Chronological Order

If you want to experience the MCU in chronological order, it’s important to note that some movies are set in different time periods. Here is the recommended chronological order:

  • Captain America: The First Avenger – Set during World War II, this movie introduces us to Steve Rogers and his transformation into Captain America.
  • Captain Marvel – Set in the 1990s, this film explores the origin story of Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel.
  • Iron Man – This movie kick-started the entire MCU and introduces us to Tony Stark as Iron Man.
  • The Incredible Hulk – Though not as prominent in the MCU, this movie follows Bruce Banner’s journey as he transforms into the Hulk.
  • Iron Man 2 – The sequel delves deeper into Tony Stark’s life while introducing new characters like Black Widow.
  • Thor – We are introduced to Thor, the God of Thunder, and his complex relationship with his brother Loki.
  • The Avengers – This is the first Avengers movie that brings together Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye to form the Avengers team.

After this point, the movies generally follow their release order. However, if you prefer a more chronological approach:

  • Iron Man 3
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Ant-Man
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Black Widow (Upcoming)

Around this point in the timeline, you can also watch some of the Marvel TV shows like ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, ‘Daredevil’, and ‘Jessica Jones’ if you’re interested in expanding your Marvel experience.

Release Order

If you prefer to watch the movies as they were released in theaters, here is the recommended release order:

  1. Phase One:
    1. Iron Man (2008)
    2. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
    3. Iron Man 2 (2010)
    4. – Note: The events of ‘The Incredible Hulk’ take place around the same time as ‘Iron Man 2’.
    5. Thor (2011)
    6. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
    7. The Avengers (2012)
  2. Phase Two:
    1. Iron Man 3 (2013)
    2. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
    3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
    4. – Note: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

      2’ also take place during this time but are not essential to watch at this point.

    5. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
    6. – Note: ‘Ant-Man’ can be watched here, but it doesn’t have a significant impact on the overall storyline.

Continuing with the release order:

  1. Phase Three:
    1. – Note: Phase Three introduces multiple storylines that run parallel to each other. It’s recommended to watch them in release order rather than strict chronological order.

      Captain America Trilogy:

      Thor Trilogy:

      Guardians of the Galaxy:

      Ant-Man and the Wasp:

    2. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
    3. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
    4. Captain Marvel (2019)
    5. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Finally, we have Phase Four, which includes movies like ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ and upcoming releases like ‘Black Widow’, ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’, and ‘Eternals’. These can be enjoyed after watching the previous phases.

The Choice is Yours!

Whether you choose to watch the MCU movies in chronological order or release order, or even a combination of both, you’re in for an incredible journey filled with action, humor, and unforgettable characters. So grab some popcorn, assemble your friends or family, and get ready for an epic superhero marathon!

Note: The above orders are based on recommendations from Marvel Studios and fans alike. Feel free to adapt them according to your preferences.