How To Watch Marvel Movies in Right Order to Have Best Experience of Story play (Chronological & Release Date Based Lists)

How To Watch Marvel Movies in Right Order

Are you interested in watching movies from Marvel Series? Well, to have best possible experience of the entire interlinked storyline, we’ve curated all movies for you. And, we’ve listed this movies in two orders; one is chronological storyline-based order & another one is based on release dates.

If you don’t know, there are 23 movies in total, which are released from marvel till date. Moreover, each of these movies are internally linked with each other. So yeah, one might easily get confused about where all these movies fit together and in which order one should watch it! 

Moreover, since 2012 they’ve brought Marvel’s Avengers series which is a combination of all its individual super heroes. And, to get best experience of this series, you’re expected to watch all its individual hero’s storyline and about their existence. Yeah, you need to know about Iron man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk and many more.

Definitely, this way of storytelling was a tradition of comic books but with time media houses evolved and found a new way of expressing stories in most promising way. It adds up a lot to the experience of storyline.

So now, if you’re confused about in what order you should watch all these movies then we’ve got you covered in this article. And yeah, we’ve tried our best to provide you a most promising experience of watching these movies so please appreciate our efforts in comment section if you think it’s worth it.

Firstly, we’ll present you the list in chronological order of each event’s happening in Marvel Universe.

So, let’s get started.

Marvel Movies in Chronological Order of Storyline

How To Watch Marvel Movies in Order

1. Captain America – The First Avenger

Captain America – The First Avenger

In the MCU timeline, the first movie taken place in its chronological order is Captain America: The First Avenger. In the year of 1940, the Steve Roger’s origin story begins with Steve (Evans) & Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). Climax of this movie is awesome where Steve’s plane crashes in 1945 and him being frozen for the next half century.

2. Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel 

Next up in the chronological order is Captain Marvel. Yeah, this one is most recent movie in MCU release timeline. However, its storyline takes place before all other movies timeline so watching after previous one would add a bit of more connection and better experience. Basically, Story narrates a plane crash in 1989 where Brie Larson subsequently trained as a CREE and then she returns to the earth in 1995. Yeah, 1995 is the year when Captain Marvel takes place.

3. Iron Man

Iron Man

In order of Release date, this movie release at first. However, in story line’s chronological order, it takes place at third. And, you might not even believe that its timeline takes place in 2010 and not in 2008 when it was released. Yeah, it narrates story of two years after its releasing.

4. The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk

All the events in this movie takes place after very short time of Iron Man’s origin and existence.

5. Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2

It was further storyline-cum-sequel of iron man which takes place in 2011.

6. Thor


Key events of origin & beginning of thor might take you to the flashback of past. However, main storyline of this movie is based on the year 2011. So yeah, in chronological order it takes place after Iron Man 2 which was for 2011.

7. The Avengers

The Avengers

The team up of all the super heroes finally takes place in the year 2012.

8. Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3

This movie is highly underrated but all the occurances of events are shown for the year 2012 which deals with Tony’s PTSD.

9. Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World

This sequel of Thor was set in the year 2013.

10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The major fallback in the organization S.H.I.E.L.D is set after couple of years when it helped form the group of Avengers in 2014.

11. Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians Of The Galaxy

All the events narrated in this movie also takes place in 2014 when Winter Soldier’s events takes place. You could watch it before winter soldier too if you like.

12. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2

All events occurred in this movie takes place within very few months of its previous story. It was basically to shorten the movie length otherwise both movies are heavily coupled.

13. Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron

All Avengers teams up back again in the year of 2015 when S.H.I.E.L.D’s dismantling occurs.

14. Ant-Man


In 2015, Scott Lang was working on being an Ant Man. Yeah, while all avengers were busy in handling ol’ultron this super hero was preparing himself for a major event of future.

15. Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

THE second CA sequel’s all major events takes place in 2016. And hence this one should be followed by all others.

16. Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming

The first MCU spider man comes into the storyline after all other movies. It might be a heart breaking but yeah, till now spider man was not part of avengers but after this movie, its importance in whole storyline boosted a lot.

17. Black Panther

Black Panther

In wakanda, Black Panther takes place in the year of 2016. Yeah, the storyline might seem a bit ancient to some of you, but it’s not and actual storyline is pretty much modern. It’s just the tradition and culture shown in the movie which is ancient.

18. Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

This super hero bridges the gap between 2016 & 2017. Yeah, doctor’s transformation to a super hero is not easy and it takes time.

19. Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

In this movie, Thor visits Doctor Strange on the earth. So, we could say that it’s event might be occurring in the year of 2017.

20. Ant-Man and The Wasp

Ant-Man and The Wasp

Movie was released after Avengers: Infinity War. However, the major events of Ant Man and The Wasp are taking place in 2018 right after Thanos arrives on the earth and this film ends with an incredible Thanos snap which no one would ever forget.

21. Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

All the events filmed in this movie takes place in a very short time . Yeah, only in 24-48 hours in the year of 2018 everything that’s filmed in this movie has happened in the storyline.

22. Avengers: End Game

Avengers: End Game

The storyline of this movie takes place in 2023 and it comprises of multiple flashbacks in all the years connected with all previous movies.

23. Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home

The most recent MCU and its storyline takes place just after the end of Thanos in 2023.

Marvel Movies In Order Of Release Date

Now, if you want to watch movies in order to release dates then here you go.

  1. Iron Man – Released on 2nd May 2008
  2. The Incredible Hulk – Released on 13th June 2008
  3. Iron Man 2 – Released on 7th May 2010
  4. Thor – Released on 6th May 2011
  5. Captain America: The First Avenger – Released on 22nd July 2011
  6. The Avengers – Released on 4th May 2012
  7. Iron Man 3 – Released on 3rd May 2013
  8. Thor: The Dark World – 8th Nov 2013
  9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Released on 4th Apr 2014
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy – Released on 1st Aug 2014
  11. Avengers: Age of Ultron – Released on 1st May 2015
  12. Ant-Man – Released on 17th July 2015
  13. Captain America: Civil War – Released on 6th May 2016
  14. Doctor Strange – Released on 4th Nov 2016
  15. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 – Released on 5th May 2017
  16. Spider-Man: Homecoming – Released on 7th July 2017
  17. Thor: Ragnarok – Released on 3rd Nov 2017
  18. Black Panther – Released on 16th Feb 2018
  19. Avengers: Infinity War – Released on 27th Apr 2018
  20. Ant-Man and The Wasp – Released on 6th July 2018
  21. Captain Marvel – Released on 8th Mar 2019
  22. Avengers: End Game – Released on 26th Apr 2019
  23. Spider-Man: Far From Home – Released on 2nd July 2019

So, that’s all guys. We’ve covered these movies in both chronological as well as releasing order. Now, you could watch in whatever order you like. Happy Marvel Experience to you.


How many Marvel movies are there?

Marvel movies have a huge fan base worldwide. Every Marvel movie is packed with a great storyline, plot, action scenes, and CGI effects. For your information, there are total 23 movies in total, and all of them are linked with each other. So unless you watch them in order, it might get confusing for you to understand the storyline.

When did the first Avenger movie released?

Marvel’s Avenger series is a highly popular film franchise in the world. It is the combination of all its super heroes. The first movie in the Avenger series was released in 2012. Some of the main superheroes in the Marvel Avenger series are Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and others.

What was the first Avenger movie?

The first movie in the Avenger series was Captain America: The First Avenger. It is Steve Roger’s origin story. It features Chris Evans in the role of Steve Rogers and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes.

When was the first Iron Man movie released?

The first Iron Man movie was released in 2008. However, the timeline starts in 2010. It narrates the story two years after its release.