Marvel Movies in Order: Which MCU to watch Chronologically

Marvel Movies In Order

If you’re a superhero freak and haven’t stumbled on the Marvel movies yet, you are missing a lot. Currently, there are 24 Marvel movies, with new movies adding up every year. Moreover, all these movies are connected by events and characters. Therefore, we recommend you to watch Marvel movies in order so that you don’t lose track of the events happening in the series.

Keeping up with the correct order with such a big number of movies can be difficult, and we don’t blame you for this; we know it’s overwhelming. So in this article, we have created a list of all 24 Marvel movies to watch in chronological order so that you don’t miss any part and binge-watch to your heart’s content.

Without further ado, let’s get started with the list of Marvel movies in order:

Marvel Movies In Order: Chronologically

Captain America (2011)


Director: Joe Johnston

Writer: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely

Cast: Chris Evan, Sebastian Stan,  Hayley Atwell

It’s the year 1964, the world is amidst War. Steve Rogers wants to join the American armed forces but he is rejected because of his physique & stature. He somehow manages to enter an experimental program that converts him into a Superhero called Captain America. He then joins the forces with Bucky Barnes & Peggy Carter and plays his incredible role in the fight against the Nazi-supported HYDRA organization.

Captain Marvel (2019)

Captain Marvel

Director/ Writer: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan

Captain Marvel who is a Kree, one of the Nobel warrior heroes, is constantly fighting the bad guys Skrulls. However, she keeps having flashbacks of another life as U. S. Airforce pilot Carol Danvers. Watch as she unfolds the secrets of her past with the help of Captain Fury while fighting with the evil Skrulls, ending the War using her special powers.

Iron Man (2008)


Director: Jon Favreau

Writer: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow

The Story is about Tony Stark, who is an industrial tycoon and a genius mastermind. Tony is performing weapon tests away from his own country, but the bad guys abduct him and force him to create a deadly weapon to be used against the human race. Stark is smart enough to build an armoured suit instead and defeats his enemies rather. He then returns to America, improvises his armoured suit and uses it to lid the crimes & terrorism.

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Iron Man 2

Director: Jon Favreau

Writer: Justin Theroux

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Tony’s armoured suit is no longer a secret now. And, his new identity is creating new hurdles in his life. The U.S. army is bulldozing him to share his latest technology with them. However, Stark is apprehensive about this idea. He fears that the technology will fall into the wrong hands. Therefore, Stark, along with “Rhodey” & “Pepper Pots,” creates a new gang to fight off the evils of a new, more potent enemy.

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

The Incredible Hulk

Director: Louis Leterrier

Writer: Stan Lee

Cast: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth

Bruce Banner, a renowned scientist, genius, and medical doctor, is researching gamma radiations. Unluckily, instead of finding the cure, he ends up contaminating his cells with gamma radiation that turns him into the Hulk. He desperately wants to get rid of his situation. Soon Banner comes across a new, more significant threat, a powerful and agile enemy called “The Abomination.” Watch as Hulk smothers him with his mighty powers.

Thor (2011)


Director: Kenneth Branagh

Writer: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Thor,  the son of Odin who is the king of Norse gods, is about to inherit the throne of Asgard from his father. However, things started to go wrong as he reacts with brutality and violated their treaty with the god’s enemies, the Frost Giants, as they entered the palace on the day of his coronation. His father Odin sends him to earth as punishment. Meanwhile, Loki his brother is planning against him in Asgard. Watch how he faces the biggest threats of his life without his superpowers.

Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)


Director/Writer: Joss Whedon

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L Jackson, Robert Downey Jr.

Nick Fury who is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. starts recruiting superheroes for a special mission. Thor’s brother Loki has now gained access to the unlimited powers of the energy cube called the Tesseract. He is the biggest threat to Earth right now that has to be stopped. To carry out the mission, Fury has selected Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, the Hulk, Hawkeye, and Loki’s own brother Thor. Watch how these super warriors save the world with their superpowers.

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thor - The Dark World

Director: Alan Taylor,

Writer: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

The Asgards were disarmed after winning a battle against the evil race called the Dark Elves. Their superweapon, the Aether is taken from them and buried in an unknown secret place. Hundreds of years passed when Jane Foster gets her hands on Aether and becomes its host. She also forces Thor to take her to Asgard. Soon after reaching there, she is held captive by the Dark Elf Maleikth, who uses the Aether to destroy the Universe.

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Iron Man 3

Director: Shane Black

Writer: Shane Black, Drew Pearce

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Tony Stark is relying more on his armoured suit, so much so that everything in his life is affected. His relationship with Pepper is also going down the hill. His worry and sleeplessness to save New York from destruction is also a part of the problem. Therefore, when a notorious enemy Mandarin challenges him, Stark must rely on his intuition and powers to combat Mandarin and save the people he loves.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)


Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo

Writer: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie

Following the devastating battle in New York between the Avengers and Loki, Steve Rogers, who is known as Captain America, tries to settle down in Washington, adjusting to the norms of modern times. After an attack on a S.H.I. E.L.D. Colleague Roger gets stuck in a conspiracy that puts the whole world at risk. Watch how Captain America, along with the black widow and a new fellow, the Falcon struggles to expose the scheme.

Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)


Director: James Gunn

Writer: Nicole Perlman

Cast: Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana

Space adventurer Peter Quill steals an orb that a powerful villain Ronan wants. After stealing the Orb, Peter finds himself running from the bounty hunters. To get away with the orb, Quill is forced into a treaty with four different eccentrics: Rocket Raccoon, Groot, enigmatic Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer. However, when Quill discovers the true powers of the orb, he must work with his gang to save the world.

Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol. 2


Director/Writer: James Gunn

Cast: Chriss Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana

The Sovereign, a mighty Alien race, hired Peter Quill and his gang to protect their batteries from attackers. However, after discovering that Rocket is the thief who stole the items, the Sovereign sends their fleet to retrieve the batteries to take revenge on the Guardians. And on their way to escape, guardians also find out about the mystery of Peter’s parentage.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Avengers - Age of Ultron

Director/Writer: Joss Whedon

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen

Tony Stark tries to start a pacifist program; things go terribly wrong. Stark is left with no other choice but to gather the Avengers to fight off Ultron, a technological terror. The earth’s future is at risk due to Ultron, which has an intent of human extinction. On their way to fight off this technological evil, the Avengers also come across two powerful newcomers, Pietro & Wanda Maximoff.

Ant-Man (2015)


Director: Peyton Reed

Writer: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, & Adam

Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll

Dr. Hank Pym is expelled from his own company by one of his proteges. Afterwards, he hires a thief mastermind, Scott Lang, to carry out his experiment. Scott becomes Ant-man with superpowers of shrinking in size. Along with that, he is also armed with a suit and carries an army of ants. Ant-man must stop Cross, a.k.a. Yellowjacket, from improvising the same technology and using it for his evil deeds.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)


Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo

Writer:  Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Political pressure is rising to have an accountability system for the Avengers to determine the collateral damage caused by their actions. This new situation ends up dividing t[the team. Captain America believes that Avenger’s actions should be free from any interference from the government. However, Iron Man strongly supports the opposite. He thinks that everyone should be accountable for their deeds, be it the superhero. As the debate fumes up, Black Window & Hawk-Eye must also choose a side.

Black Widow (2021)

Black Widow

Director: Cate Shortland

Writer: David Hayter

Cast: Scarlet Johansson, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour

Natasha Romanoff unfolds the darker secret of her past when a dangerous conspiracy related to her past arises. Followed by a force, whose only goal is to bring her down, Natasha must find out her history as a spy, and the broken relations that left her long before becoming an avenger.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Spider Man - Homecoming

Director: Jon Watts

Writer: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley

Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei

The young Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spiderman, is thrilled by the recent experience of working with the Avengers. He returns home to live with his aunt May. His mentor is carefully advising him as to how he can adjust to his new identity as Spiderman. He is also trying to get back to his daily routine. However, the thoughts of proving himself as a superhero are quite distracting for him. Soon he gets a chance to test his superpowers against the deadly villain “Vulture,” who threatens to destroy everything he loves.

Black Panther (2018)


Director/ Writer: Ryan Coogler

Writer: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’O, Michael B. Jordan,

T’Challa comes back home to the Wakanda nation after the death of his father. He comes to claim his right to be the King. However, all of a sudden, a strong & robust enemy resurfaces. T’Challa’s strength as a king and Black Panther is put to the test when he comes face to face with the most notorious Villian Killmonger.T’ Challa must save the world from the dangers of his enemies by using the full powers of Black Panther.

Doctor Strange(2016)


Director: Scott Derrickson

Writer: Jon Spaihts

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton.

Dr. Stephen Strange lost the power to use his hand in an accident. Despite complete medical attention, he remained unable to use his hands. Dejected by traditional medicine, Dr. Strange tries to heal himself in an abandoned territory. Soon he realized that the enclave is at the frontline of a war against the mysterious dark forces, hell-bent on destroying the real world. Strange is given two choices and forced to choose one. He may select a life with fortune and status or give up on all of this and move forward to defend the world as the most powerful wizard.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)


Director: Taika Waititi

Writer: Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompon, Cate Blanchett

Thor is detained on the other side of the universe, where he finds himself in a deadly battle against his former ally and part of the Avenger gang. Thor’s run for survival takes him in a race against time to stop the powerful Hela from destructing his homeland & the civilization of Asgard.

Ant-Man & the Wasp (2018)

Ant-Man & the Wasp

Director: Peyton Reed

Writer: Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari

Cast: Evangeline Lilly, Paul Rudd, Michelle Pfeiffer

Scott Lang is witnessing the consequences of his decisions both as a father and a superhero. When he is approached once again by Hope Van Dyne and Dr. Pym, he must wear his Ant-man suit and battle alongside his ally the Wasp. The mission ends up unfolding the secrets buried in the past and the super duo faces an epic war against a powerful enemy.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers - Infinity War

Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo

Writer: Stephen McFeely, Christopher Markus

Cast: Scarlett Johannsson, Tom Holland, Chris Hemsworth

The Avengers have ganged up to start a war against their most notorious and evil enemy of all times, “Thanos.” He is on a mission to gather all six infinity stones and then use these artefacts of incredible powers to inflict his twisted desire on all of reality. The future of earth has never been more uncertain. Therefore, the Avengers must fight to save the world from the hands of Thanos.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)


Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo

Writer: Stephen McFeely, Christopher Markus

Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth.

Floating in the space with no water or food, the Iron man sends a message to Pepper Potts when his oxygen supply begins to deplete. In the meantime, the rest of the Avengers must find a way to bring back their remaining allies for a showdown with their most potent enemy Thanos.

Spiderman: Far From Home (2019)

Spiderman - Far From Home

Director: Jon Watts

Writer: Stephen McFeely, Christopher Markus

Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal

Peter Parker is enjoying his vacations in Europe when Nick Fury bangs on his hotel room door and asks for his help in an urgent mission against four massive creatures made up of elements. Each of them representing water, earth, air & fire emerged from a hole, hell-bent to destroy the universe. Parker puts on his superhero suit and decides to help fury and his ally superhero Mysterio in fighting off the evil elemental creatures.

Take Away Note

In the end, we want to let you know that whichever order you select to stream the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, whether it’s in the release date order or chronological order, it will be an unforgettable and distinctive experience. Furthermore, since each film holds a story of its own, interlinked with the series, it can also be enjoyed as a standalone movie.

Lily Bart

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