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Marvel Movies to Watch In Order Before Avengers Infinity War

Excited for the next Avengers movie? Yep, me too. I suggest a little homework before April 27 (it’s all fun, I swear!). Here are the Marvel Movies to Watch In Order Before Avengers Infinity War. If you are looking for the ultimate Marvel movie lists, this is YOUR post. Do you need to see all the Marvel movies in order? Do you need to see the Avengers movies in order? Here are 4 Marvel movies timeline options you can follow in handy Marvel movie lists that include MCU release order, MCU chronological order or a beginners guide to the MCU.  Affiliate links included. 

 

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The Avengers are absolutely my favorite people in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). And I love them all.

Don’t get me wrong: the Guardians of the Galaxy are close behind, but man, I just love this team of superheroes and the movies where they are all working together.

And if you are super new here- you probably just said, “Who?!”

I get it. We’re going to fix all that, though!

 

Marvel Movie Lists

In this post, you’ll find links to the movies on Amazon. You can find a lot of these streaming on Amazon Prime, Netflix, or Hulu. If you subscribe to those services, be sure to check there as well.

If you have a lot of time to watch all the movies to watch before Infinity War in order: GREAT! There are two Marvel movie lists here for you folks with tons of time.

If you don’t have a ton of time: GREAT! I have a Marvel list of movies to watch before Avengers Infinity War that will catch you up to speed before April 27 in less time.

And now that I’ve seen the movie, I’ve added a Marvel Movie List that is specific to preparing for this movie. If you need a bottom line list of movies to see, this one is for you! You can scroll to the end of the post to find this one. I’m calling it the Must See Marvel Movie List Before Infinity War.

Let’s go to the movies!

But first, go check out the new Infinity War Trailer.

 

Marvel Movies to Watch In Order Before Avengers Infinity War

Infinity War is rumored to play an important part in the Marvel Movies timeline. Such an important part that things will be known as Before and After.

This movie is going to be HUGE.

 

 

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, The Avengers movies, etc.

And in the Marvel movies timeline, there’s After Avengers Infinity War: a whole new MCU.

This Marvel movie list will include Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Avengers 4 just to name a few. 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 movies before Avengers Infinity War in order, you actually have a few options for you Marvel movies timeline.

Here you’ll find the Marvel movies list in order to watch before Infinity War with four Marvel movie list options.

The first two MCU list options mean you need to get started NOW. The third and fourth MCU list allows a little more flexibility with your time.

 

Marvel Movies to Watch In Order Before Avengers Infinity War: Release Order

This idea is proving pretty popular right now – at least in my circles, it is.

Maybe you just started your Marvel movie 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 before February 16.

 

 

You know what? Come to think of it, this post also answers the question, “what movies to watch before Black Panther?” since it’s the movie that comes right before Avengers Infinity War.

But back to the basics: here is your first Marvel movie list.

Marvel movies in order of release to watch before Infinity War

It’s not too late to get them all in!

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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Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)
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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

If you need to see all of the Marvel movies in order, this is the release order way to do it.

 

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Marvel Movies to Watch In Order Before Avengers Infinity War: 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 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 in order of chronological action to watch before Infinity War:

 

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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 WarApril 27, 2018

 

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Marvel Movies to Watch In Order Before Avengers Infinity War: The Beginner’s Guide to the Marvel Movies

And the final Marvel movie list you might need.

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 to watch before Infinity War for beginners.

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 Avengers Movies in Order

The Avengers
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Captain America: Civil War 

That last one is technically a Cap movie, but it works for this purpose!

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 11 Marvel Movies in Order for Beginners

I finally settled on these 11 movies to watch before Avengers Infinity War 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.

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 movies to watch before Avengers Infinity War in order:

 

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You’ll want to watch:

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

 

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

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

 

The Must See Marvel Movie List Before Infinity War

I just saw Avengers: Infinity War and guys… 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 (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 watch 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!

 

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!

After you watch all the Avengers 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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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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