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Marvel Movies To Watch In Order

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 four lists to help you decide how to watch your Marvel movie marathon- and no, it’s not too early to start your Marvel movie marathon before Captain Marvel. March will be here before you know it!


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I might have gotten excited when putting together this post of Marvel movies list in order – because, guys, I wrote 4 of them! Yep, that’s right. I’ve got 4 Marvel movies list you can follow based on your perfect order to watch Marvel movies: MCU release order, MCU chronological order, a beginners guide to the MCU and the movies I recommend based on watching Infinity War.

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

And if you haven’t seen the Captain Marvel trailer just yet, be sure to check it out. It’s amazing, guys. 


Affiliate links are included to facilitate watching the movies on Amazon (click, rent/buy/watch!), but you can also search for Marvel Netflix, Hulu, or cable on demand options! And if you do go with Amazon, consider investing in Amazon Prime: it’s a great option to save on Marvel movie marathons as well as free 2-day shipping all year.


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Oh- and if you’ve seen the movie and are ready for #allthememes, check out the best Infinity War Memes (with spoilers) on the internet. Its a super fun post so stop by after you find your perfect Marvel movies list in order to watch.


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Avengers: Infinity War Blu-ray

So— Infinity War. Whoa. I said that already, right? I mean… WHOA.

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Blu-ray is available on August 14 and everyone is talking about the Infinity War gag real and extended scenes already. 

Order your Avengers: Infinity War Blu-ray on Amazon so you don’t miss a thing!

Infinity War is one of the most recent additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) – Ant-Man and the Wasp also came out this summer- and watching all the Marvel movies in order is certainly a good idea if you need to get up to speed.

With the Infinity War Blu-ray coming out in a few days, people are going to be Marvel movie marathoning all week to get prepared.

You need a Marvel movie list and I’ve got 4 for you to choose from so you can find your perfect Marvel movies list in order before you watch Infinity War Blu-ray.



Four Marvel Movies List In Order

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

There’s so much movie packed into 2 1/2 hours of runtime that you will need to see it more than once to get all the details. I mean, even the official Infinity War Trailer is epic!



That’s exactly why you NEED the Infinity War Blu-ray. I know mine is going to get a workout trying to catch all the Marvel Easter Eggs in there!

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.

That Marvel movie list will include Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Avengers 4 just to name a few. We don’t have the name of all the Marvel movies to come, but there’s much more to come.

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 you Marvel movies timeline. Because the perfect order for a Marvel movie marathon is up to you! I’ll explain.

Here are four Marvel movies list in order for you to choose from for your Marvel movie marathon.


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1. Marvel Movies In Order: Release Order

Maybe you just started your Marvel movie love with the blockbuster hit, Black Panther.

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- and if it brought you to the Marvel fandom, welcome to the family. But it’s also the last Marvel movie in order, and you need to catch up!

So 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 Infinity War Blu-ray

Yes, you can watch them all! And it would be a Marvel movie marathon for sure, but it’s possible.

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.


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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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)
Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal
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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)

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.


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2. Marvel Movies In Order: Chronological Order

Onto the second of your 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 Avengers Infinity War 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. He 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 Infinity War Blu-ray


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  1. Captain America: The First Avenger
  2. Iron Man
  3. Iron Man 2
  4. The Incredible Hulk
  5. Thor
  6. The Avengers
  7. Iron Man 3
  8. Thor: The Dark World
  9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy
  11. Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2
  12. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  13. Ant-Man
  14. Captain America: Civil War
  15. Doctor Strange
  16. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  17. Thor: Ragnarok (same time as Spider-Man: Homecoming but in outer space)
  18. Black Panther – February 16, 2018
  19. Avengers: Infinity War – April 27, 2018
  20. Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018 (this one happens at the same time as Infinity War!)


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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 the Infinity War blueray. 

I promised you there would be a short list 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 in order 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

Civil War is technically a Cap movie, but it works for this purpose! Most of the Avengers show up in Civil War and its a great flick!

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

Then I tried seven.


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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Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK..Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2017


The 13 Marvel Movies List in Order for Beginners

I finally settled on watching these 13 Avengers movies in order. I’m calling it the beginner’s guide to the Marvel movies, aka, the short list (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 Infinity War 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 Infinity War.

And yes, it includes the Avengers movies in order!

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


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You’ll want to watch:

Iron Man
Captain America: The First Avenger
The Avengers
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1
Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange
Thor: Ragnarok
Black Panther
Avengers: Infinity War
Ant-Man and the Wasp


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Marvel movies list in order: short list of Avengers movies in order for the beginner

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We could get uber nerdy and drop in some Marvel Netflix television shows as well, but… for now, try the short list of Avengers movies in order and let me know what you think.

I don’t want the Marvel movies list in order to get too out of control and take over your life!


4. The Must See Marvel Movie List Before Infinity War Blu-ray

Since I just saw Avengers: Infinity War and guys I figured it was time to update my perfect Marvel movie order list. I was blown away. The movie is over 2 1/2 hours long, but I felt like I was just settling in when the end credit scene started playing.

By the way: stay until the very end of ALL Marvel movies. The end credit scenes, aka Stingers, are legendary and set you up for the next movie.

My Avengers: Infinity War Parent Movie Review is available for you to check out as well; please PLEASE read this before you take your youngest children. I didn’t spoil anything in the review, but you do need to know some info about this movie before you go.

The must-see Marvel movies in order before Infinity War Blu-ray (the ultimate short list!) is as follows:

  • Captain America: The First Avenger 
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Doctor Strange
  • Watch Thor: Ragnarok
  • Watch Black Panther 

I feel like if you follow this order to watch Marvel movies – just these six movies- before Infinity War, you’ll have a good understanding of who and what is going on with this movie. Without them, you might be a little lost!

And once you’ve tackled the list of Marvel movies to watch, you might be ready to hit up Marvel Netflix for the additional shows like Agents of Shield, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones.

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!


Marvel Parent Movie Reviews

Be sure to come back for more Parent Movie Reviews– they’re included in every movie review I write! 

I’m a parent of 4 kids, and we all love going to the movies. Especially Marvel movies!

For the most part, I’d say that Marvel movies can be seen for most children. There is violence in all of them (um, hello, superheroes are action stars!) but typically very little sex or language to worry about.

But it’s a question I hear often: are the Marvel movies safe for kids?

When I review the Marvel movies, I always put in my parent movie reviews at the bottom of the post.

I review almost all the movies we see- not just the Marvel ones!

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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! 

Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)


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Patty is a 40-ish mother of four living in Virginia. A bit geeky, sometimes sarcastic, lover of a candid confession. She's trying to love running, she swears. But much like her marathon, it’s taking a very long time. Ahem. She's searching for the perfect way to balance family, work, travel, and fitness. Perfect defined as high on fun, low on guilt.

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