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How to Watch the Marvel Movies in Order

How to Watch the Marvel movies in Order

More than 10 years later, we are in the final stretch of the Superhero Cinematic Universe par excellence as we know it. In the absence of ‘ Avengers: Endgame’. It is clear that Marvel Studios has (almost) perfected being a blockbuster machine, also has a large fan base around its Cinematic Universe. The one that has been forming since the end of the last decade. We create this guide about How to watch the Marvel movies in order.

Since the premiere of Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man” in 2008, and so far. We have been able to see thirty productions: interrelated films, series and short films between them. That’s why today we bring you a guide so you can watch the Marvel movies in order. So you don’t miss a single reference.

More than a decade being referents

Howard The duck

Marvel’s history in the cinema has been, at least, strange. The publishing house until a few years ago did not have a major betting heavily on its licenses. Until 1986 we would not see the first feature film based on a character of his: ‘ Howard, a new hero ‘. Until the dawn of the third millennium, Marvel did not have much luck the bankruptcy of the late 90s left them shivering.

In 1998 Marvel would enter a time of co-productions: ‘X-Men’ by Bryan Singer, ‘Spider-man’ by Sam Raimi and ‘Blade’ by Stephen Norrington were the hits at a time. Because of some major failures like ‘Daredevil’ or ‘ The Fantastic 4 ‘. It was obvious that marvel needs to change the strategy at that time and they did.

I still remember that great enthusiasm (nerdgasm, rather) when in the credits of ‘Iron Man’ (2008) appeared Samuel L. Jackson characterized by Nick Fury speaking to Tony Stark about an “Avengers Initiative”. In a piece of footage, we were announced that what we just saw was the beginning of something else.

A couple of months later, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) made a very brief (and strangely improvised in almost every way) appearance at the end of ‘The Incredible Hulk’ (2008). Marvel’s great nailed thorn. That was already tangible, ‘The Avengers’ began their countdown. Ten years later we have been able to enjoy about 20+ feature films, a dozen television series and a handful of short films.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe, in order (How to Watch the Marvel Movies in Order)

Peggy Carter in Captain America First Avenger
Peggy Carter in Captain America First Avenger

Usually and with some exceptions, such as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and the mess they have with Netflix. The order to watch the movies is usually equivalent to the order in which they roll it. Here we propose this guide, divided by “years” (as well as the Marvel Studios proposal ) so that you don’t have to worry about how to watch the Marvel movies in order.

past (or before “I am Iron Man”)

  • Captain America: First Avenger (1943-1945)
  • (1946) Agent Carter [T1]
  • (1947) Agent Carter [T2]
  • (1947) Agent Carter [One Shot]
  • ‘ Captain Marvel ‘ (1995, with flashbacks to 1989)
  • Iron Man (2008 | Year 0 – “2010”)

Watch Marvel Movies in order (Years Wise)

1: “Great week of Fury” (“2011”)

  • Iron Man 2 (2011)
  • (2008) The Incredible Hulk ( “Fury Week” begins)
  • (2011) The Consultant [One Shot]
  • (2011) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer [One Shot]
  • Thor (2011 | “Fury Week” ends)

2: Battle of New York (“2012”)

  • (2012) The Avengers
  • Item 47 [One Shot] (2012)
  • Iron Man 3 (2013)

3:  Aftermath (“2013”)

  •  (2013)Agents of SHIELD [1×01-07]
  • All hail The King [One Shot] (2014)
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  • (2013-2014) Agents of SHIELD [1×08-15]

Wait are you thinking about how to watch marvel movies in order only by MCU, not Tv shows? then you just have to follow the same Order but you can neglect the Tv shows.

4: Hail Hydra (“2014”)

  • Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014)
  • The Agents of SHIELD [1×16-22] (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017 | occurs 3 or 4 months after the first)

 5-6: something happens in the Kitchen of Hell (“2015”)

  • Daredevil [T1] (2015 | begins 18 months after Avengers)
  • (2014-2015)Agents of SHIELD [2×01-20]
  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • (2015)Agents of SHIELD [2×21-22]
  • Jessica Jones [T1] (2015)
  • Ant-Man (2015)
  • (2015-2016)Agents of SHIELD [T3 Eps. 1-10]
  • Daredevil [T2 | starts about six months after T1] (2016)
  • Luke Cage [T1] (2016)

7-8: the road to infinity (“2016-2017”)

  • Iron Fist [T1] (2017)
  • Agents of SHIELD [T3 Eps. 11-19]
  • The Defenders (2017)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016 | Eight years after ‘Iron Man’ according to The Vision)
  • [3×20-22] (2016) Agents of SHIELD
  • Black Panther (2018 | would take place in the weeks following the death of T’Chaka in ‘Civil War’)
  • ‘Cloak and Dagger’ [T1]
  • Inhumans [T1] (2017)
  • Agents of SHIELD: Slingshot
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017 | supposedly the course after CA: CW, but “8 years after” The Avengers)
  • Runaways [T1]
  • Runaways [T2] (starts just after T1)
  • The Punisher [T1] (2017 | at least six months after DD T2)
  • Doctor Strange (2016)
  • Agents of SHIELD [T4]
  • Jessica Jones [T2]
  • Luke Cage  [T2]
  • Iron Fist [T2]
  • Daredevil [T3]
  • The Punisher [T2] (months after the first and things from the third of ‘Daredevil’ are referenced)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017 | Two years after ‘A: AoU’)
  • Agents of SHIELD [T5 Part 2 – “of the present”, Eps. 12-13] (2017/2018)

The Infinite (2018 …)

  • Season 5-‘Agents of SHIELD’ (S5 Eps. 14-22 – Note: these episodes, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ and ‘Infinity War’ run more or less parallel)
  • ‘ Ant-Man and the Wasp ‘ (two years after ‘Civil War’)
  • ‘ Avengers: Infinity War ‘ (2018 | 2 years after ‘Civil War’, six from ‘The Avengers’)
  • ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (months after the end of the first part)


The future

  • Agents of SHIELD [T5 Part 1 – “SHIELD in space” (1-11)] (occurs in 2091)


There is a small mess with ‘Spider-man: Homecoming’, which happens according to the film itself eight years after ‘The Avengers’ but in turn the next course of ‘Civil War’, which does not end up square. Something they fixed by publishing an official chronology of the movies. Another thing is that we start with extended chronology through dialogues and flashbacks. For example, the story of Michael Douglas in ‘Ant-Man’ takes place about thirty years after ‘Agent Carter’ and a few years before the death of Howard Stark and Mrs.Due to fact SpiderMan Character plays a vital role in MCU but this character movies only shows his Character Development.

With the Netflix series we have an added complication since, although they comment on certain incidents of the movies, they are not as intricate with the rest of UMC as those of ABC. However, the clearest example is ‘Agents of SHIELD’, whose first season had a twist based on ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ and has always been concerned with commenting on what’s happening in the movies. Furthermore, due to the Netflix series, there are some complications in the MCU Timeline.

How to  Watch the Marvel Movies in Order Before Infinity War/EndGame

If you are just looking for the chronological order of Avengers to watch Block Buster Avengers EndGame then follow this Order.

To watch Marvel Movies in Order for only Avengers then neglect the post-credit scenes because all movies happened at a different time but not release in the same order. Also, these all movies follow Infinity Stones so we are mentioning all movies with stone appearance.


  1. Captain America: First Avenger(The Space Stone-Tesseract)
  2. Captain Marvel(The Space Stone-Tesseract)
  3. Iron Man
  4. Iron Man 2
  5. Thor
  6. The Avengers(Mind Stone, Space Stone)
  7. Iron Man 3
  8. Thor -The Dark World(Ether, Reality Stone)
  9. Captain America: Winter Soldier
  10. Guardian Of Galaxy vol 1(Power Stone)
  11. Gaudian of Galaxy vol 2
  12. The Avengers: Age of Ultron(Mind Stone)
  13. Ant-Man
  14. Captain America: Civil War
  15. SpiderMan Homecoming
  16. Doctor Strange
  17. Black Panther
  18. Thor Ragnarok
  19. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  20. Infinity War
  21. Avengers EndGame
  22. SpiderMan Far From Home

The future

With the premiere of ‘ Avengers: Endgame ‘ and the absolute secrecy about what will happen in the film, from Marvel they have kept a position of discretion when talking about new projects and the so-called “Phase 4”.

This means that today we only have the absolute certainty of two film premieres, with the rest in the project phase. However, the arrival of Disney + (to the detriment of Netflix) promises a good amount of series to compensate for the lack of movies.

Movie theatre


  • Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 (2021)
  • Black widow
  • Blade
  • The Eternal
  • Shang-Chi
  • Sequel to ‘Black Panther’
  • Sequel to ‘Doctor Strange’


  • Jessica Jones T3
  • Agents of SHIELD T6-7
  • Cloak and Dagger T2
  • The Vision and the Scarlet Witch
  • Loki
  • Untitled Series of Falcon and Winter Soldier
  • New warriors



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