Marvel Movies List In Chronological Order

What order do you watch Marvel Movies?

Since 2008, Marvel Cinematic Universe has given us hits after hits, intriguing our interests more and more with each movie.

Whether it is forerunner Avengers like Iron Man, or Captain America, or even the freshest and youngest one like Spider-Man, all of them are someone’s favorite.

Although Iron Man was the movie that started it all, according to the franchise, Captain America: The First Avenger which happened in 1943-45 was the first one in MCU’s Timeline.

So, talks about the right order in which you need to watch (or re-watch) the Marvel Movies!

Here is the List of Avengers Movies in Sequence for Marvel Fans to Watch-

Captain America: The First Avenger (1943-1945)

Captain America, played by Chris Evans, is the first movie in the list of Marvel Movies in Order.

Although Captain America is the fifth Marvel Studios film, it happens way before the first Marvel movie (Iron Man, 2008).

The events in Captain America: The First Avenger takes place first – during World War II.

The movies show the inception of the super-soldier, along with his first battle with Hydra and its leader Red Skull.

Captain Marvel (1990s)

Being the second film in the list of Marvel Films in Order of Story, Captain Marvel is set in 1995. The movie is the first Marvel Movie with a Female Lead.

This movie recently hit theatres and the titular character, Carol Danvers (played by Brie Larson) falls to Earth where she begins an expedition for the shape-shifting Skrull aliens.

The nostalgia quotient is quite high as well, especially if you’re a 90s kid and this film reeks of 90s action drama.

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Iron Man (2010)

Iron Man comes third in order of Marvel Movies in Chronology, although it was released first.

In the Marvel universe, this story takes place in 2010 where philanthropist/genius/inventor Tony Stark, (Robert Downey Jr) is captured by a terrorist group to extract weapons made by him.

Instead of giving up the weapons, Stark designs one of the most pivotal parts of the Universe- The first Iron Man suit.

The Incredible Hulk (2011)

The Incredible Hulk’s story begins with Bruce Banner on the run from General Thunderbolt Ross and the US Military.

The Incredible Hulk stars Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, who was later replaced by Mark Ruffalo in 2012.

A movie with stunning action sequences, this is one great movie to watch for a Saturday night.

Iron Man 2 (2011)

Iron Man 2 begins exactly where the first movie left off.

As a frantic Tony Stark works his way out of his Iron Man identity being revealed, the government forces him to reveal the science behind his suit.

Stark refuses to hand it over and the main antagonist, Anton Vanko grapples his way to find the technology.

This film also introduces other crucial Avengers the Black Widow and War Machine.

Thor (2011)

This is the story of the God of Lightening who has been expelled out of Asgard by his father Odin, all thanks to Loki.

Thor, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth, struggles to prove his worth and earn back his weapon- the Hammer.

Natalie Portman also plays a crucial role in the movie and the duo have to gain control before Loki dons total control over Asgard.

The Avengers (2012)

The first Avengers movie released and the rest is history!

This was the end of the so-called “Phase 1” of the MCU where all the main heroes have appeared and now, the combination of Loki, the Tesseract, and an alien group taking over New York City has forced them to work together.

The Avengers is one of the first ones where all the superheroes unite and its success can be seen in its box office collection as well.

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Iron Man 3 (2012)

The last installment of the Iron Man standalone series, where Tony Stark is seen preparing an army of Iron Man suits so he can always be prepared for a fight.

The man is seen in extreme distress as the memories of the fight 6 months back seems to haunt him.

This is the 8th movie in the list of the Marvel Movie Marathon Order.

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

The second movie about the hero Thor shows how the Lightening God is shocked after returning to Asgard after the invasion of New York City.

While he is still basking under the trauma of the war, he receives news about the return of the Dark Elves.

The elves, although thought to be extinct are now looking for the Aether, a potent stone that is later revealed to be an Infinity Stone or one of the six most important gems in the MCU.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Captain America after working for a government agency, starts doubting the motives of the organization as he learns more about the plans they have in store.

This film introduces The Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie, who is another prominent character in the MCU.

Cap releases that his closest friend comes back from the dead and becomes the main antagonist of the movie, the Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

The 11th edition in the Chronological order of Marvel Movies, Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill and various other star actors like Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, etc.

He is a scavenger who finds an Infinity Stone hidden in the depths of an unknown world.

In a time-bound, explosive setting, Peter Quill forms a dubious team comprising of outcasts that includes a raccoon, Groot the talking tree, and others.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2014)

Apart from the other Marvel movies, Guardians of the Galaxy takes place in outer space, rather than the Earth.

Peter Quill is falling deeper in love with Gamora and he is left face to face with the mysteries of his past.

He comes close with a godlike entity known as Ego, played by Kurt Russell, making it one of those most entertaining movies in the Cinematic Universe if it can be counted.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

The second version of the Avengers series where the superheroes assemble once again to save the human race from the threats of the AI known as Ultron.

The AI known as Ultron was a mistake created by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner.

In a race against time, the Avengers realize that if a single robotic version of Ultron is present in the world, the Avengers will have to keep fighting.

The biggest achievement of this film is that it also introduces new Avengers: The Scarlet Witch (played by Elizabeth Olson), Quicksilver (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson), and Vision (played by Paul Bettany).

Ant-Man (2015)

This movie brings another weighty hitter to the lineup of the Avengers!

The man who can shrink to any size imaginable must save humanity by stop the technology of a suit being weaponized.

A wondrous addition in the Marvel Universe, Ant-Man does give the whole MCU a lot of character. It comes on the 14th part of the Avengers Movies in Order.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Mostly like the whole series, Cap doesn’t receive much attention in his own film because it features almost every Avenger and the movie brings to the plate some of the most awaited superheroes of the Final Avengers Lineup- Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man

The Avengers split into different parties because of Captain America who supports Bucky Barnes, who appears to be responsible for the attack on a UN session.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2016)

The youngest and the cutest avenger gets his solo debut in this movie, where the slimy, web-laying master fighter is left to face a construction foreman who’s become a black market weapons dealer after recovering technology from the New York City battle in the first Avengers film.

Apart from the strain of being an avenger, Peter Parker also has to deal with the troubles in high school.

Doctor Strange (2016-2017)

Stephen Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, a world-class surgeon who is not embarrassed to flaunt his skills in front of anyone, takes the lead in this movie.

Stephen Strange is obnoxious to everyone until a tragic accident takes away the use of his magical hands.

He then traverses across worlds searching for a cure that will give him back the power to his hands again.

The movie culminates in a different fashion, as Strange finds the remedy for his hands in the form of some ancient magic.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

The third solo film for Thor is the 18th part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies in Order. 

In the movie, the titular character finds himself abandoned across space after his father’s death and the destruction of his hammer by his forgotten sister, Hella.

He is stuck in gladiator fights pitted against the Hulk, who went rogue after the Avengers defeated Ultron.

Thor and Hulk assemble with Loki and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie to take on Hella.

Black Panther (2017)

All we talk about are heroes here in the Marvel Universe, right. Black Panther movie showed us one of the best villains in the MCU, (apart from Thanos, of course), Eric Killmonger (Michael B Jordan), who is the main negative character in the movie.

Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa returns home to Wakanda and to be named king, where he feels time and again that Wakanda’s isolation from the world is not such a great cause after all!

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2017)

Ant-Man is once again back on the screens to save the day with his minuscule efforts!

With his simple jokes, Ant-Man is not a particularly severe character. Although it is a vital part of the franchise, you can watch the Ant-Man series anytime without paying much heed to the setting.

Avengers: Infinity War (2017)

While we were paying much attention to all the heroes and their own struggles, Thanos (voiced by Josh Brolin) has been coordinating things from behind the curtains to attain all the Infinity Stones. But he doesn’t have any intention of destroying the stones; in fact, he has a very particular purpose of snapping his fingers to eliminate half of humanity.

The Avengers are the only ones who can stop Thanos, but will they succeed in doing so, or will humanity have to pay the price?

Avengers: Endgame

After Thanos snapped off half of humanity, the Avengers try one last time to make things right.

After five years of utter chaos and worldwide depression, a chance comes up for them to undo this defeat.

 Captain America and Tony Stark need to make peace find a way to unite the Avengers one final time to see if the world and its order can be finally replaced.

This film has been accredited of being the highest-grossing movie of all time in the world, beating the previous champion, Avatar.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

After a heartbreaking end to the Avengers Endgame, Spider-Man is having trouble coping with the loss.

It’s the beginning of Phase 4 of the Marvel era, Far From Home is not spun around the Infinity Stones, but rather a completely fresh start where everyone is unsnapped again.

It’s not known for sure whether Phase 4 will be as great, the biggest fan favorite is not there in the series. Or is he?

You never are sure with the Marvel Cinematic Universe!  

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Written by Sruthi Nair

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