HA Bytes is reader supported - So if you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. More

HomeHow-ToHow to watch Marvel movies in Chronological Order or Release Order

How to watch Marvel movies in Chronological Order or Release Order

A question that always confuses many of us is “How to watch marvel movies in order?” I know you are just here for the sake of answers.

But lemme generate interest in those people who are new here and don’t know anything about marvel cinematic universe movies.

So, Marvel movies are the superhero series in which there are movies, tv serials and comics that are connected to each other, and watching them in order helps us to understand the real meaning and story of each movie.

Marvel movies have been in production since 2007, and it has the highest-grossing film franchise of all time having grossed over $22.5 Billion at the global box office.

Avengers endgame became the highest-grossing films of all time upon release. There are a total of 24 movies on the list until April 2021 and many movies are listed to release this year. Shang-chi and Marvel’s eternal are set for later in this year.

Image Source: Google Search

With phase 4 starting with Wanda Vision we have got many more years of great new superhero stories ahead.

The easiest way to watch those movies is on Disney plus Tv where every movie is streaming in 4k. But still, some movies aren’t on Disney plus because SONY has their copyright and you can access them just by using premium accounts. 

Ways to watch marvel movies

A marvel movie’s evolution is no longer something you can do in a couple of days. So here we have broken down MCU into a few easy to digest lists. Hence, there are two primary ways of watching Marvel movies.

One is Chronological Order and the other is Release Order. Both the ways are highly recommended and ideal ways to watch the series.

Watch Marvel Movies in Chronological Order

Watch Marvel Movies in Chronological Order
Image Credit: Google Search

In chronologically ordered Marvel movies you can enjoy each movie with a complete story that comes after one and another so there is a full understanding of events happening from start till end.

Beginning with Roger’s origin in WW2 With Captain America and ending with Peter’s high school trip in spider man far from home you’ll see them play out events as they happened.

So, here we are telling you the sequence of MARVEL CINEMATIC MOVIES in chronological order.

  • Captain America, The First Avenger (takes place during WW2)
  • Captain Marvel (takes place in 1995)
  • Iron man (takes place in 2010)
  • Iron man 2 (takes place exactly after Iron man)
  • The incredible hulk (time unspecified)
  • Thor ( takes place 6 months before avengers)
  • The avengers (2012)
  • Iron man 3 (six months after avengers)
  • Thor: Dark World (post-avengers)
  • Captain America: winter soldier (post avengers)
  • Guardian of galaxy (2014)
  • Guardian of galaxy volume 2 (after the first part, in 2014)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Ant-man (2015) 
  • Captain America: civil war ( pre-infinity war)
  • Spiderman (post-civil war)
  • Doctor strange (2016)
  • Black panther (2017)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  • Avengers infinity war (2018)
  • Ant-man and the wasp (2018)
  • Spiderman far from home (2019)

WandaVision, meanwhile, actually takes place mere weeks after Endgame. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which’s releasing now, is shown to be set six months after Endgame – so each indicates take place before Spider-Man: Far From Home if you’re factoring those into your marathon. Here they are,

  • Wandavision (three weeks after endgame)
  • The falcon and winter soldier (around six months after end game)

Here was the chronologically defined order. If you previously had watched the Marvel movies in release order you can now enjoy the whole series in chronological order.

So, you may understand the whole concept of making the story about infinity stones, hulk, spiderman in fact the complete Marvel movies.

Watch Marvel movies in Release order

Watch Marvel movies in Release order
Image Source: Google Search

Looking to watch the MCU films in release order? You’ll want this list, which starts with Iron Man in 2008 and leads to 2019 with Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Watching the Marvel movies in release order is a better choice in case you need a pleasant nostalgia trip, and you’ll see how the MCU movies are supercharged after the Disney acquisition with bigger and better budgets. 

The MCU story was meant to be loved in this order, after all. We’ve additionally covered the destiny MCU Phase four release dates below for your reference, updated as of March 2021 with Loki and Black Widows release dates.

So, here are the phases include the whole sequence of movies according to release dates.

Phase One

  • Iron man (2008)
  • The incredible hulk (2008)
  • Iron man 2 (2010)
  • Thor (2011)
  • Captain america: The first Avenger (2011)
  • Marvel’s the avenger (2012)

Phase Two

  • 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)

Phase Three

  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Doctor Strange (2016)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
  • Captain Marvel (2019)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Phase Four

  • WandaVision (TV show)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (TV show – March 19, 2021)
  • Loki (TV show – June 11, 2021)
  • Black Widow (July 9, 2021)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (September 3, 2021)
  • The Eternals (November 5, 2021)
  • Ms Marvel (TV show – late 2021)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (December 17, 2021)
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (March 25, 2022) 
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6, 2022)
  • Black Panther 2 (July 8, 2022)
  • Captain Marvel 2 (November 11, 2022)
  • The future of the Marvel

Best Marvel cinematic movie until now

What are the best Marvel movies? We’ve all got an opinion (Civil War, Infinity War and The Avengers are the winners for us) – but below, we’ve let the people have their opinion, ranking the Marvel movies based on user scores from IMDb.

The list gets some things right (Thor: The Dark World and The Incredible Hulk are definitely below-average), and other things extremely wrong (Ant-Man and the Wasp is surely worse than Captain America: The First Avenger?). Curiously, it’s a tie between the last two Avengers movies, Endgame and Infinity War, for the best film of the MCU so far.

  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – Rating: 8.4
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019) – Rating: 8.4
  • The Avengers (2012) – Rating: 8.0
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) – Rating: 8.0
  • Iron Man (2008) – Rating: 7.9
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – Rating: 7.9
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016) – Rating: 7.8
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – Rating: 7.7
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) – Rating: 7.6
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) – Rating: 7.5
  • Doctor Strange (2016) – Rating: 7.5
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) – Rating: 7.4
  • Black Panther (2018) – Rating: 7.3
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – Rating: 7.3
  • Ant-Man (2015) – Rating: 7.3 
  • Iron Man 3 (2013) – Rating: 7.2 
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) – Rating: 7.1 
  • Thor (2011) – Rating: 7.0 
  • Iron Man 2 (2010) – Rating: 7.0 
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) – Rating: 6.9
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013) – Rating: 6.9
  • Captain Marvel (2019) – Rating: 6.9 
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008) – Rating: 6.7

With BLACK WINDOW releasing in July 2021 we’ll update this list at release.

HA Staff
HA Staffhttps://thehabytes.com/
HA Staff is a team of writers that work together, researching new products everyday, buyer's guides, fact-checked, and daily life problem solving toturials.

Leave a Reply