marvel movies

Last updated on November 19th, 2019

Marvel have come a long way in providing movie enthusiasts with entertaining movies and they can only get better as they work on future projects which will be released sooner than later. 

It’s good news that Avengers: Endgame is now available on Blu-ray and with other new movies set to be released in a matter of time, now is the best time for folks especially newbies to watch every MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) movie from start to finish and have a taste of the Marvel excitement.

However, there are other ways through which movie enthusiasts can get to see these movies, starting with Captain America: The First Avenger. The movie started with the American Hero fighting off Nazis in the 1940s.

Movie lovers could also start by seeing these Marvel movies based on theater releases which began with the original Iron Man movie in 2008.

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Regardless, we’ll list the correct order of movies based on these two criteria, and additionally another criterium for a ranking which is based on the ratings that the movies garnered on the internet, precisely, IMDB. You’ll get to watch the movies from best to possibly worst.


This is the major list that folks yearn for as it is a list of Marvel movies that are listed chronologically from the First Avenger movie to Endgame. The major benefit of following this list is that you’ll see the events as they unfold in the universe.

You’ll be able to see the progression of the Tesseract, watch Thor’s amazing journey from zero to hero before becoming a pot-bellied drunk amongst others. 

The correct chronological order of Marvel movies is listed below for your viewing pleasure and entertainment:

  • Captain America: The First Avenger (takes place during WWII)
  • Captain Marvel (takes place in 1995)
  • Iron Man (takes place in 2010)
  • Iron Man 2 (takes place after Iron Man)
  • The Incredible Hulk (Pre-Avengers)
  • Thor (Pre-Avengers)
  • The Avengers (takes place in 2012)
  • Iron Man 3 (takes place six months after The Avengers)
  • Thor: Dark World (post-Avengers, pre-Ultron)
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier (post-Avengers, pre-Ultron)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (sometime in 2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (after Guardians)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (takes place in 2015)
  • Ant-Man (takes place in 2015)
  • Captain America: Civil War (post-Ultron, pre-Infinity War)
  • Doctor Strange (takes place in 2016)
  • Black Panther (takes place in 2017)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (post-Ultron, pre-Infinity War)
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp (post-Ultron, pre-Infinity War)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (takes place in 2017)
  • Avengers: Endgame (starts in 2017, finishes in 2022)


As we mentioned earlier, there’s also an order which is based on when the movies were released in theaters, and unsurprisingly the first on the list is the entertaining Iron Man movie. 

The movie was available in theaters in 2008 and proceeds further to Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. The latter is still available in theaters.

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You must know that embracing this order of watching Marvel movies will expose you to a rough start which improves as you go further. This is because the studio placed more emphasis on investing more on the box office behemoth, ultimately assuring an exciting walk back in time.

Phase One 

  • Iron Man (2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Thor (2011)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • Marvel’s The Avengers (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 (dates subject to change) 

  • Black Widow (2020)
  • The Eternals (2020)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
  • Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2021)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2021)

The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe 

  • Black Panther II (TBD)
  • Blade (TBD)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (TBD)
  • Untitled Captain Marvel film (TBD)
  • Untitled Fantastic Four film (TBD)


This is the last order and will spare you the tiresome experience of watching the worst Marvel movies which could make you cringe in your seat and rant.

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There is also a guide that gives you access to the numeric ratings of these movies so you can opt for the one that would suffice based on what ticks your box when it comes to movie ratings. This is where IMDB (Internet Movie Database) comes in as their rating is arguably the best on the internet.

Best Marvel movies

Do well to see these movies in your spare time and do so with any of the aforementioned listed orders to ensure that you get the best experience with regards to movie excitement. 

These are arguably the best ways to watch the Marvel movies that are currently available while you anticipate some amazing releases that will be coming up soon.

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