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Marvel Movies To Watch In Order Before Eternals

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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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(L-R): Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), Makkari (Lauren Ridloff), Gilgamesh (Don Lee), Thena (Angelina Jolie), Ikaris (Richard Madden), Ajak (Salma Hayek), Sersi (Gemma Chan), Sprite (Lia McHugh), Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry) and Druig (Barry Keoghan) in Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

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 beginner’s 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. 

And Phase 4 with the Disney+ series like WandaVision, Loki, and Falcon and The Winter Soldier are just blowing us all away.

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 drops into theaters on Feb 15. Is black panther kid friendly? This parent's guide will help you decide.
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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 The Eternals

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.

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Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME..Thor (Chris Hemsworth)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019

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

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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 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

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Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff and Florence Pugh as Yelena in Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW. Photo by Jay Maidment. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.

MARVEL PHASE 4
Black Widow

Shang-Chi and The Legend Of The Ten Rings

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 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.

This 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 Eternals

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. Black Widow
  17. Doctor Strange
  18. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  19. Thor: Ragnarok (same time as Spider-Man: Homecoming but in outer space)
  20. Black Panther 
  21. Avengers: Infinity War 
  22. Ant-Man and the Wasp – (this one happens at the same time as Infinity War!)
  23. Avengers: Endgame
  24. Spider-Man: Far From Home
  25. Shang-Chi and The Legends Of The Ten Rings

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

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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 Eternals. 

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!

And for the Horror fans: how to watch the Halloween movies in order before Halloween Kills.

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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!

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