How to watch the Marvel movies in order

19th January 2023 | by Naveen M

Find out the order in which you have to watch the Marvel and Avengers movies in this post. All the 26 MCU movies are listed in chronological order.

watch the Marvel movies in order
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is quite huge and the list of movies released to date is long and there are many more to come. All marvel creations are astonishing and the movies carry a lot of references and explanations that only close followers of Marvel can understand. If you watch the movies in the right order, the chances for you to understand all the hidden details are greater. For this, we have listed all the Marvel movies in chronological order in this article.

Starting from Captain America’s WWII origins and ending with the introduction of Eternals. This list contains all the MCU movies for you to binge.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

An old fashioned drama that takes place during WWII with some admirable retro feel.

Starring: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones
Directed By: Joe Johnston

Captain Marvel (2019)

With some next level visual effects MCU introduced one of its most powerful super heroes with a history and shows how important this character is in future.

Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou
Directed By: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Iron Man (2008)

A rich genius industrialist (Tony Stark) conducts weapon tests and faces off a terrorist group. A solid performance from the leads and the beginning of what can turn out to be a great character.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges
Directed By: Jon Favreau

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Takes place after Iron Man. A complete action package with very good visuals and screenplay. Tony Stark is introduced to Black Widow in this part.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson
Directed By: Jon Favreau

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

An intelligent scientist (Bruce Banner) tries his best to find a cure for the contamination made by gamma radiation to his cells and himself. There is both action and a good love story within this superhero film.

Starring: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt
Directed By: Louis Leterrier

Thor (2011)

An important story that you should know and this happens just six months before The Avengers. The story happens outside the earth and Thor is banished to Earth by Odin (His father).

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston
Directed By: Kenneth Branagh

Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)

When Loki, Thor’s brother, gets the ultimate power of the Tesseract, Nick Fury makes an effort to gather all the superheroes and make a dream team to defeat the threat towards Earth.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
Directed By: Joss Whedon

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Iron man, Tony Stark, faces new challenges in his life since he saved New York from destruction. His relationships and people he loves have to be protected by him from Mandarin the bad guy.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce
Directed By: Shane Black

Thor: Dark World (2013)

Thousands of years after the Asgards won the evil race Dark Evils, Jane Foster finds the Aether and becomes the host of it. Now Thor has to bring an end to this and save the Nine Kingdoms.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard
Directed By: Alan Taylor

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Captain America tries to adjust to the modern times and teams up with Black widow, Falcon and a new ally to clear a conspiracy. Before this he is made to face an unexpected enemy.

Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

A fun, thrilling and a different Marvel ride which will entertain you with great visuals and a comic story.

Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel
Directed By: James Gunn

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

In an action packed plot Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign. As the guardians try to escape at the end, the mystery of Peters percentage is revealed.

Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista
Directed By: James Gunn

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Things go horribly wrong when Tony Stark starts a program and to bring back normalcy all the superheroes get together and fight a battle against Ultron. They also get introduced to two new powerful heroes named Pietro and Wanda Maximoff.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans
Directed By: Joss Whedon

Ant-Man (2015)

Lang becomes Ant-Man trained by Pym, and the power of his suit allows him to shrink in size, possess superhuman strength and control an army of ants. The visuals of this movie is great as the graphic work is superb

Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll
Directed By: Peyton Reed

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Captain America thinks that superheroes must work with their own will and should not be under the government. But Iron man disagrees and they fight for it and  finally Black Widow and Hawkeye are made to make a choice.

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Black Widow (2021)

Black Widow shares her history as a spy and confronts the dark side when a dangerous conspiracy of her past arises.

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz
Directed By: Cate Shortland

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Peter Parker (Spider man) returns home to live with Aunt May after his experience with the Avengers and has Tony Stark as his Mentor. Trying to return back to normal Peter finds out he is not just a friendly neighborhood when he faces off the evil Vulture.

Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei
Directed By: Jon Watts

Doctor Strange (2016)

The life of Dr. Strange takes a turn after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. This movie is a thoroughly superhero flick that will keep you engaged throughout.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong
Directed By: Scott Derrickson

Black Panther (2018)

Introducing some of the new characters, Black Panther widens the MCU world and takes us to another new superhero story with a new dimension. The story is very gripping and all the stars would have done a great job.

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira
Directed By: Ryan Coogler

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok is an exciting and colorful cosmic adventure that raises the standards of superhero films. The Marvel Cinematic universe widens up and Thor finds enemies to fight against.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba
Directed By: Taika Waititi

Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)

Ant-Man is back with a brighter and stronger super hero movie that puts extra responsibilities on Scott Lang both as a superhero and a father. An urgent mission opens up new challenges and introduces new villains.

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña
Directed By: Peyton Reed

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

All superheroes including Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet, Mighty Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones everyone faces their own challenges.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Chadwick Boseman
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

An exciting action packed thriller that brings an end to  Marvel’s epic Infinity Saga. This movie will be a satisfying finale if you had loved all the movies above. One exception is that there will be an emotional twist in the end.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Peter Parker takes a breezy trip to Europe with his schoolmates and faces some unexpected turns there. Mysterio, the evil guy causes some havoc because of his bad past.

Starring: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei
Directed By: Jon Watts

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is one of the latest releases from Marvel and introduces us to a new world and superheroes. The story is super entertaining with interesting action sequences and a  new set of stars.

Starring: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen
Directed By: Destin Daniel Cretton

Eternals (2021)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has introduced a new set of superheroes with some epic powers and long history. This movie shows how some ancient Aliens living on Earth in secret for thousand years come out of their shadows as a consequence of the Avengers Endgame.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington, Gemma Chan
Directed By: Chloé Zhao

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