Marvel Movies To Watch In Order Before Avengers: Endgame!

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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- and no, it’s not too early to start your before Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. The new movies will be here before you know it- time to get that Marvel movie marathon kicked into high gear!


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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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If you’ve seen Avengers: Infinity War 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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Three Avengers Marvel Movies List In Order

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

But Avengers: Endgame? I think this one is going to be even bigger. Yup. 


Check out the Avengers: Endgame trailer and let me know what you think! April isn’t that far away, now!



GAH! I’m a little gutted over this trailer, I won’t lie.

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 last year 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 Avengers: Endgame

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


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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’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 (March 2019)
Avengers: Endgame (April 2019)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (July 2019)


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 Avengers: Endgame 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 Avengers Endgame


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!)


(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 Captain Marvel or Avengers Endgame.

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 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 it’s 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 11 Marvel Movies List in Order for Beginners

I finally settled on watching these 11 Avengers movies. 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 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 Avengers: Endgame.

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:

  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


(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


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!

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