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Marvel Movies To Watch In Order Before Black Widow!

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Looking for the perfect way to watch the Marvel movies in order? How about a list of all the Marvel Avengers movies in order? I’ve got you covered! Here you’ll find three lists to help you decide how to watch your Marvel movie marathon.

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I might have gotten excited when putting together this post of Marvel movies list in order – because, guys, I wrote 3 of them! Yep, that’s right. I’ve got 3 Marvel movies list you can follow based on your perfect order to watch Marvel movies: MCU release order, MCU chronological order, and a beginners guide to the MCU.

How to watch the Marvel movies in order: lists, list, and more lists!

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Three Avengers Marvel Movies List In Order

Avengers Infinity War was HUGE. There’s no other way to put it.

And Avengers: Endgame? Yup. 

EVEN BIGGER. 

For those of you new to the MCU here’s a little background information.

In the Marvel movies timeline, there’s Before Avengers Infinity War: the 10 years of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies so far.

Think Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor- all the Avengers movies in order.

And in the Marvel movies timeline, there’s going to be After Avengers Infinity War: a whole new MCU. And that’s where we are right now. 

That Marvel movie list will include Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Avengers: Endgame just to name a few.

Want to know more about the Marvel movie lineup? Check out that post for all the known details. 

Marvel Movie Lineup & MCU Release Schedule. Follow the Marvel movies in order over the next few years!

It will be interesting to see how the Marvel movie timeline plays out in the After!

If you’re going to do the homework of watching the Avengers movies in order, you actually have a few options for your personal Marvel movies timeline. Because the perfect order for a Marvel movie marathon is up to you! I’ll explain.

Here are three Marvel movies lists for you to choose from for your Marvel movie marathon.

List of Avengers Marvel Movies in Order

1. Marvel Movies In Order: Release Order

Maybe you just started your Marvel movie love with the blockbuster hit, Black Panther. It definitely brought a lot of new Marvel fans to the fold! 

If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out my Black Panther Parent Movie Review so you know if it’s a good fit for your kids.

You can also check out this post- 5 things you need to know about Black Panther.

Black Panther is a fantastic movie- don’t believe me? Do you believe the OSCARS?

Wakanda forever, indeed. 

If it brought you to the Marvel fandom, welcome to the family. 

If you are just getting back from Wakanda, here is your first Marvel movies list.

Marvel Movies List in Order of Release to Watch Before Black Widow

Yes, you can watch them all! And it would be a Marvel movie marathon for sure- and guys, it’s so worth investing the time to watch them all. 

So get down to business if this is the perfect Marvel order for you.

This is the release order of the Marvel movies as they came to the big screen.

Marvel Phase One
Iron Man 2008
The Incredible Hulk 2008
Iron Man 2 2010
Thor 2011
Captain America: The First Avenger 2011
The Avengers 2012

 

Marvel Movies to Watch In Order Before Avengers Infinity War of release in the theaters! A beginners guide to Marvel Movies and the MCU. Avengers Age of Ultron avengers movies in order

 

Marvel 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

 

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Marvel’s Ant-Man
Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)
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Marvel Phase Three
Captain America: Civil War 2016

Doctor Strange 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  May 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming  July 2017
Thor: Ragnarok November 2017
Black Panther February 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (April 2018)
Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 2018)
Captain Marvel
Avengers: Endgame
Spider-Man: Far From Home

If you need to see all of the Marvel movies for a Marvel movie marathon like everyone who saw them in the theaters: the release order way to do it.

(Click on the image to download this free printable PDF Marvel movies list in order)

 

Need a list of Marvel movies to watch in Release Order? Download this free printable PDF of Marvel Movies in Order!

 

2. Marvel Movies In Order: Chronological Order

Onto the second of your Avengers Marvel movie lists!

The cool thing about the Marvel movies is the timeline: they bounce a bit back and forth through time.

It is one of the favorite parts of the Marvel storytelling for me, but I know it can muddy the waters for some.

If you start watching them in release order and find yourself a bit confused- or that is just not the way you think a story should work-  the alternate option of watching Marvel movies in order before Black Widow is in chronological order.

Follow the actual timeline of events instead of the release dates.

Which means Captain America is up first, not Iron Man. Cap is the first Avenger, after all!

 

 

If you want to watch the Marvel movies in order of the correct historical timeline of events, this is the Marvel movie list for you.

Marvel Movies List in Order of Chronological Action to Watch Before Black Widow

Marvel Movies In Order Before Avengers Infinity War: historical timeline. A beginners guide to Marvel Movies and the MCU.

 

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger (set in the 40s)
  2. Captain Marvel (set in the early 90s)
  3. Iron Man
  4. Iron Man 2
  5. The Incredible Hulk
  6. Thor
  7. The Avengers
  8. Iron Man 3
  9. Thor: The Dark World
  10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  11. Guardians of the Galaxy
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2
  13. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  14. Ant-Man
  15. Captain America: Civil War
  16. Doctor Strange
  17. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  18. Thor: Ragnarok (same time as Spider-Man: Homecoming but in outer space)
  19. Black Panther 
  20. Avengers: Infinity War 
  21. Ant-Man and the Wasp – (this one happens at the same time as Infinity War!)
  22. Avengers: Endgame
  23. Spider-Man: Far From Home

(Click on the image to download this free printable PDF Marvel movies list in order)

printable PDF of Marvel Movies in Chronological Order

Like things in chronological order? Then this is the Avengers Marvel movies list for you. Download this free printable PDF of Marvel Movies in Order!

3. Marvel Movies In Order: The Beginner’s Guide to the Marvel Movies

If you are brand new and need a beginner’s guide to the Marvel movies, I’ve broken it down for you.

Here is your Marvel movies list in order for beginners- watch these before you watch Black Widow. 

I promised you there would be a shortlist for those that might not have tons of free time to invest in Marvel Movie Marathons every week.

Here’s the scoop: the list isn’t *exactly* short. I’m sorry- I tried!

First I tried to narrow this down to four movies.

I guess you could just watch the Avengers movies if you needed to make this short and sweet.

The List of Marvel Avengers Movies in Order

  • The Avengers
  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Avengers: Endgame

Civil War is technically a Cap movie, but it works for this purpose.

Most of the Avengers show up in Civil War and it’s a great flick!

Is that enough? Nope. I think you are still missing some major background.

Then I tried seven.

Nope.

It was making me feel a little like this guy right here. (psst- that’s the Incredible Hulk in case you really are new to MCU – and you won’t like him when he’s angry!).

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The 12 Marvel Movies List in Order for Beginners

I finally settled on watching these 12 Avengers movies. I’m calling it the beginner’s guide to the Marvel movies, aka, the shortlist (I know, I know, not quite, but trust me on this!).

I feel like these movies will set you up to know who is who when Avengers: Endgame goes down.

You’ll have most backstories, some introduction to the Infinity Stones, and at least a grasp on what relationships in the Marvel Cinematic Universe look like if you watch these Avengers movies in order.

I’ve had a few of my friends, brand new babies to the MCU, try this order and all three gave me the thumbs up.

These movies get you interested in the characters, give you some storylines that are easy to follow, and leave you wanting more!

This is the beginner’s guide to the Marvel movies that will get you up to speed before Black Widow

And yes, it includes the Avengers movies in order!

Here’s the “shortlist” of Marvel Movies in Order:

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You’ll want to watch:

    1. Iron Man
    2. Captain America: The First Avenger
    3. Thor
    4. The Avengers
    5. Captain America: Winter Soldier
    6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1
    7. Ant-Man
    8. Captain America: Civil War
    9. Black Panther
    10. Avengers: Infinity War
    11. Captain Marvel
    12. Avengers: Endgame

(Click on the image to download this free printable PDF Marvel movies list in order)

 

free printable PDF of Marvel Movies in Order

Need a short list of Marvel movies to watch in order? Download this free printable PDF of Marvel Movies in Order!

More Movie Lists You’ll Love

Then get super nerdy and move onto another fandom or two: the Star Wars & Harry Potter movies!

Check out the list of Harry Potter Movies in Order before Crimes of Grindelwald and the complete list of Star Wars movies in order!

The Ultimate Guide to Watching Movies in Order

 

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After you watch all the Marvel movies in order, come back and let me know who is your favorite superhero! I love them all, but my top 2 are secure: Team Cap and Thor, all the way!

Marvel Movies in Order Black Widow

How To Watch The Marvel Movies In Order Before Black Widow

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This list of Marvel movies in chronological order will help you get up to speed before Black Widow.

Materials

  • Your TV

Tools

  • Disney+ Streaming App
  • Amazon Prime

Instructions

How to Watch the Marvel Movies in Chronological Order

    1. Captain America: The First Avenger (set in the 40s)
    2. Captain Marvel (set in the early 90s)
    3. Iron Man
    4. Iron Man 2
    5. The Incredible Hulk
    6. Thor
    7. The Avengers
    8. Iron Man 3
    9. Thor: The Dark World
    10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    11. Guardians of the Galaxy
    12. Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2
    13. Avengers: Age of Ultron
    14. Ant-Man
    15. Captain America: Civil War
    16. Doctor Strange
    17. Spider-Man: Homecoming
    18. Thor: Ragnarok (same time as Spider-Man: Homecoming but in outer space)
    19. Black Panther 
    20. Avengers: Infinity War 
    21. Ant-Man and the Wasp - (this one happens at the same time as Infinity War!)
    22. Avengers: Endgame
    23. Spider-Man: Far From Home

Notes

The chronological order may not be the BEST way to watch the Marvel Movies in order. If you want the best order, check this one out.

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