Marvel Movies In Order: Understanding the MCU Timeline

Marvel Movies In Order: How should you watch Marvel movies? If so, we will help. We’ll discuss the two greatest ways to watch every MCU film and TV programme. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is in cinemas now. After seeing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, read our post-credits scene and closing explanation.

You’re here because you need assistance figuring out the MCU chronology, including which Phase 4, Marvel Phase 5, and Phase 6 projects are yet to be released in theatres and on Disney Plus.

Marvel Movies in Order (Chronological)

How to watch Marvel movies by year. Start with Captain America’s WWII origin and conclude with 2025’s Werewolf by Night.

Without an accurate breakdown from Marvel, it’s tricky to determine where each movie sits on the MCU chronology (thanks, Avengers: Endgame). We’ve also added the Marvel TV series and Special Presentations.

  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Captain Marvel
  • Iron Man
  • Iron Man 2
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Thor
  • The Avengers
  • Iron Man 3
  • Thor: Dark World
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • I Am Groot
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Ant-Man
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Black Widow
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Doctor Strange
  • Black Panther
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Loki
  • What If…?
  • WandaVision
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Eternals
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • Hawkeye
  • She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
  • Moon Knight – unspecified
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Ms Marvel
  • Thor: Love and Thunder
  • Werewolf by Night
Marvel Movies In Order

Marvel Movies in Order (Release Date)

Want to watch Marvel films in order? Here’s a list. Start with 2008’s Iron Man and end with 2022’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Marvel newcomers should follow this plan instead of streaming every MCU production chronologically.

  • 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 (2018)
  • Captain Marvel (2019)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
  • WandaVision (TV show, 2021)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (TV show, 2021)
  • Loki (TV show, 2021)
  • Black Widow (2021)
  • What If…? (TV show, 2021)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
  • Eternals (2021)
  • Hawkeye (TV show, 2021)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
  • Moon Knight (TV show, 2022)
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
  • Ms Marvel (TV show, 2022)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
  • I Am Groot (TV show, 2022)
  • She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (TV show, 2022)
  • Werewolf by Night (TV special, 2022)
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

How should first-timers watch Marvel movies?

First-time viewers should stream Marvel movies in order of release date. So, you may follow the MCU’s primary plotline and overlapping subplots.

Established fans should attempt streaming MCU films and TV programmes sequentially. This strategy might seem messy for MCU timeline beginners.

If you follow chronology, Captain America’s narrative begins in WWII. Steve Rogers wakes up in late 2000s New York and encounters Nick Fury. The first time we’re meant to see the ex-SHIELD director is in 2008’s Iron Man, which comes before Captain America. This makes the superhero movie series hard to follow.

Fans of the MCU will have their own recommended viewing sequence. Watch the MCU flicks in release date sequence, says us.

Marvel Movies in Order ( The Avengers)

In our release date section, we covered how to stream Avengers movies. Read on to learn how to watch these Marvel movies in order.

  • Avengers Assemble (2012)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Marvel Movies in Order (Netflix Tv Shows)

Marvel Movies In Order: She-Hulk episode 8 revealed Daredevil is canon in the MCU. Because Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil is the same version as in Netflix’s Marvel world between 2015 and 2019.

If Daredevil’s Netflix series is canon, then so are the others. You can watch every Netflix Marvel programme on Disney Plus if you missed them.

  • Daredevil season 1 (April 2015)
  • Jessica Jones season 1 (November 2015)
  • Daredevil season 2 (March 2016)
  • Luke Cage season 1 (September 2016)
  • Iron Fist season 1 (March 2017)
  • The Defenders (August 2017)
  • The Punisher season 1 (November 2017)
  • Jessica Jones season 2 (March 2018)
  • Luke Cage season 2 (June 2018)
  • Iron Fist season 2 (September 2018)
  • Daredevil season 3 (October 2018)
  • The Punisher season 2 (January 2019)
  • Jessica Jones season 3 (June 2019)

Upcoming MCU Films and TV Series

Marvel Movies In Order: This is a list of all upcoming MCU films and television programmes:

  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (TV special, November 25)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17, 2023)
  • What If…? season 2 (TV show, early 2023)
  • Secret Invasion (TV show, early 2023)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5, 2023)
  • Echo (TV show, mid-2023)
  • Loki season 2 (TV show, mid-2023)
  • The Marvels (July 28, 2023)
  • Ironheart (TV show, late 2023)
  • X-Men 97 (animated TV show, late 2023)
  • Agatha: Coven of Chaos (TV show, late 2023)
  • Daredevil: Born Again (TV show, early 2024)
  • Captain America: New World Order (May 3, 2024)
  • Marvel Zombies (animated TV show, mid-2024)
  • Thunderbolts (July 26, 2024)
  • Spider-Man: Freshman Year (animated TV show, 2024)
  • Blade (September 6, 2024)
  • Deadpool 3 (November 8, 2024)
  • Fantastic Four (February 14, 2025)
  • Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (May 2, 2025)
  • Avengers: Secret Wars (May 1, 2026)
  • Armor Wars (TBA)

Marvel Movies: How Many are There?

There are 30 MCU films. Iron Man began in 2008, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the newest. By 2026, the MCU will have 41 movies.

Marvel Movies In Order: To watch all the Marvel movies in sequence, you’ll need 3,973 minutes, or 2.75 days. Adding TV series and specials will take 6,141 minutes (102.3 hours or 4.27 days).

Marvel Movies: How to watch?

Marvel Movies In Order: Disney Plus streams Marvel movies and TV episodes in sequence, but there’s a catch. Universal and Sony control the distribution rights to The Incredible Hulk and several Spider-Man flicks, therefore they’re not on Disney’s streamer.

The Incredible Hulk is on HBO Max. A new Marvel-Sony arrangement puts certain Spider-Man movies on Disney Plus.

Disney Plus has the Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse films. Disney’s UK streaming service also has Spider-Man 3 and Into the Spider-Verse. Netflix has them for US viewers.

Venom and Morbius may possibly come to Disney Plus, although it’s unknown. TechRadar has more.

All MCU Movies Ranked

Marvel Movies In Order: The Avengers movies are the best MCU films, but that’s subjective. Read our best Marvel movies article for more.

We ranked Marvel movies and shows by IMDb user ratings. We’ve added Netflix Marvel shows since they’re canon. Sony’s Spider-Man spin-offs aren’t included. We’ve left out Marvel and Sony until they join the MCU.

  • Daredevil (2015 – 2018) – Rating: 8.6
  • The Punisher (2017 – 2019) – Rating: 8.5
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019) – Rating: 8.4
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – Rating: 8.4
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) – Rating: 8.3
  • Loki (2021) – Rating: 8.2
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) – Rating: 8.0
  • The Avengers (2012) – Rating: 8.0
  • WandaVision (2021) – Rating: 7.9
  • Iron Man (2008) – Rating: 7.9
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – Rating: 7.9
  • Jessica Jones (2015 – 2019) – Rating: 7.9
  • Agent Carter (2015 – 2016) – Rating: 7.9
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016) – Rating: 7.8
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – Rating: 7.8
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) – Rating: 7.6
  • Hawkeye (2021) – Rating: 7.5
  • Doctor Strange (2016) – Rating: 7.5
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) – Rating: 7.4
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) – Rating: 7.4
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) – Rating: 7.4
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) – Rating: 7.4
  • Black Panther (2018) – Rating: 7.3
  • Moon Knight (2022) – Rating: 7.3
  • Ant-Man (2015) – Rating: 7.3 
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – Rating: 7.3
  • Luke Cage (2016 – 2018) – Rating: 7.3
  • Werewolf by Night (2022) – Rating: 7.2
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021) – Rating: 7.2
  • The Defenders (2017) – Rating: 7.2
  • Iron Man 3 (2013) – Rating: 7.1
  • Thor (2011) – Rating: 7.0 
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) – Rating: 7.0
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) – Rating: 6.9
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) – Rating: 6.9
  • Iron Man 2 (2010) – Rating: 6.9
  • Captain Marvel (2019) – Rating: 6.8
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013) – Rating: 6.8
  • Black Widow (2021) – Rating: 6.7
  • I Am Groot (2022) – Rating: 6.7
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008) – Rating: 6.6
  • Iron Fist (2017 – 2018) – Rating: 6.4
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) – Rating: 6.3
  • Eternals (2021) – Rating: 6.3
  • Ms Marvel (2022) – 6.2
  • She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (2022) – 5.1

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