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Marvel Movies in Order PDF: Release Order and Chronological Order

Wondering how to watch all the Marvel movies in order in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) before Black Panther: Wakanda Forever? This is your complete guide to all the Marvel movies in the MCU.

Is the best order to watch Marvel movies in chronological order or release order? Here you’ll find lists of Marvel movies in order of release date, a list of Marvel movies in chronological order, and a short Marvel movies list to watch before Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. 

The best order to watch Marvel movies before Avengers: Endgame!

Lists of All the Marvel Movies in Order

You get a Marvel movies list, you get a Marvel movies list, and you get a Marvel movies list! There are so many ways you can watch the Marvel movies, but these lists are based on your interests.

How many Marvel movies are there in total? Right now, there are 30 Marvel movies released in the MCU, including Wakanda Forever. Phase 3 ended in 2019 with Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home and Phase 4 will end with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Well technically Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.

Phase 4 of the MCU started with some of the Disney+ Marvel TV Shows like WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Loki

What order should YOU watch the Marvel movies? Here are your options. I recommend watching Marvel movies by release date for new Marvel movie watchers and chronological order or timeline order if you’ve already seen most of the Marvel movies.

Black Panther Wakanda Forever Poster

List of Marvel Movies in Order of Release Date 

So you’re all in and want to watch all the Marvel movies? Release date is the way I recommend watching the Marvel movies in order for the first time. They jump around in a timeline, but half the fun is figuring out how they intertwine. 

If you watch them in the order they were released, then you’ll start to piece together things on your own.

Here is the MCU Release Order List. 

  • Iron Man (2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Thor (2011)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • 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)
  • 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 (July 2018)
  • Captain Marvel (March 2019)
  • Avengers: Endgame (April 2019)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (June 2019)
  • Black Widow (July 2021)
  • Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings (September 2021)
  • Eternals (November 2021)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (December 2021)
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 2022)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (July 2022)
  • Black Panther Wakanda Forever (November 2022)

Click on the image below for a free printable Marvel Movies in Order PDF. 

Marvel Movies in Release Order PDF

Complete List of Marvel Movies in Chronological Order

If you really like watching Marvel movies in the perfect order, then check out the Marvel movies in chronological order. This Marvel movies list is by the year the events happened. Remember how I mentioned that Avengers movies like to jump around? Well this is the list of Marvel movies in order by year to watch in real time sequence or as Disney+ likes to call it – Marvel movies in timeline order

You can watch most of the Marvel movies on Disney+ with the exception of The Incredible Hulk and the Spider-Man films. You can rent those on Amazon. However, you’ll want to watch the Disney+ shows WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier which happened after Avengers: Endgame if you really want to understand some things that happen in Phase 4.

Phase 4 is the post-Thanos snap. Iykyk.

How to watch the Marvel movies in chronological order

Marvel Movies List in Chronological Order

Captain America: The First Avenger (1943-1945)
Captain Marvel (1990s)
Iron Man (2010)
Iron Man 2 (2011)
The Incredible Hulk (2011)
Thor (2011)
The Avengers (2012)
Iron Man 3 (2012)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 (2014)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Ant-Man (2015) 
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Black Widow 
Black Panther (2016-2017)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2016)
Doctor Strange (2016-2017)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Ant-Man and the Wasp -Happening the same time as Infinity War
Avengers: Endgame (2023)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2023)
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings 
Eternals
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Thor: Love and Thunder

Click on the printable Marvel Movies in Chronological Order List PDF below to print your own copy for future reference!

Marvel Movies in Chronological Order Printable PDF

Phase 4 Marvel TV Shows:
WandaVision
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Loki
Hawkeye
Moon Knight
Ms. Marvel
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

MCU Official Timeline

I mostly agree with the MCU timeline order on Disney+, but moved a few around, because of end credits. 

If you get technical, Spider-Man: Homecoming should be set in 2020, which is impossible, because those events happen before Avengers: Infinity War. Also, Spider-Man: Homecoming happens a few months after Captain America: Civil War. 

Marvel has said Black Panther is set in 2017, but a news segment in the film mentions T’Chaka died a week earlier which happens in Captain America: Civil War, so I moved Black Panther after Civil War, because it makes more sense.

I added Ant-Man and the Wasp after Avengers: Infinity War, even though they are happening at the same time, too. Ant-Man and the Wasp mentions Scott has been on house arrest for 2 years.

You’ll need to watch Avengers: Infinity War first to understand the end credits of Ant-Man and the Wasp

Then there’s the whole when does Avengers: Endgame take place? Technically Avengers Endgame takes place in 2023, since it’s supposed to happen 5 years after Avengers: Infinity War. So it’s not all a perfect matchup.

What Marvel Movies to Watch Before Black Panther 2

Before watching Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, I recommend watching at least:

  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Black Panther
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Avengers: Endgame

Those 4 movies will at least give you an introduction to Black Panther, Wakanda, and his importance. 

Is watching Marvel movies in a certain order important? To my husband, yes. He does not like watching things out of sequence. It drives him crazy to not put the Marvel puzzle together ahead of time. 

For someone like me, no. I like being entertained, and it doesn’t bother me if I have to backtrack.

If you are someone who needs all the details, then watch the Marvel movies in chronological order.

Marvel Movies for Kids

Some Marvel movies are not for all kids. If you’re a parent and you want to screen the movies before going with your children, check out my list of the most kid friendly Marvel movies.

MCU watch order before Doctor Strange 2

I recommend screening the film or reading parent reviews first, because not all Marvel movies are created equally for kids, in my opinion. Black Panther was more violent than most and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had more language and sexual references than most Marvel films. And Doctor Strange 2 is crazy violent and horror based. 

If you need snacks to get through your Marvel movies list marathon, here are some Marvel drink recipes you can make – Spider-Man Drink, Captain American Drink Recipe  or a Black Panther Frozen Drink.

Happy Marvel Movies watching!

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The Best Order to Watch All the Marvel Movies, especially before Avengers: Endgame. Here are Marvel movie lists of how to watch Marvel movies in chronological order, by release date, and a short list when you don't have much time to get caught up.

 

 

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