Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films are a series of American films that are based on superheroes. All characters in MCU movies are based on Marvel Comics. MCU produced his first movie in 2007. And since then, MCU produced 23 films, and also they produce many more films in the future. Watching all marvel movies in order is very difficult, but we’ve made it easy for you.
MCU released its film in groups and called them phases. The first film of MCU is Iron man which is released in 2008 and distributed by the Paramount Pictures. And also, there are many other MCU films distributed by the Paramount Pictures. Such as Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Therefore, MCU has released 23 movies, which is divide into three Phases. Phase one consists of 6 films, including Iron man. And phase two consists of 6 films. Therefore, Phase 3 consists of 11 movies, including the most popular and the highest-grossing film at the box office. All films of Phase One through Phase Three are collectively known as “The Infinity Saga.”
So here are two types of orders to watch all Marvel movies in order. The first one is the release date order, and the second one is the chronological order.
In Chronological order, we are arranging film events to the time they occurred. In this order, you only see films from phase 1 to phase 3. Because phase 4 not released yet. So we cannot guarantee you which of those film take place in it.
All Marvel Movies in Order: Chronological Order
|Position||Title||IMDb Rating||Runtime (mins)||Year||Release Date||Directors|
Captain America: The First Avenger
|6.9||123||2019||2/27/2019||Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck|
The Incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
|7.7||136||2014||3/13/2014||Anthony Russo, Joe Russo|
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Captain America: Civil War
|7.8||147||2016||4/12/2016||Anthony Russo, Joe Russo|
Avengers: Infinity War
|8.5||149||2018||4/23/2018||Anthony Russo, Joe Russo|
Ant-Man and the Wasp
|8.4||181||2019||April 26, 2019||Jon Watts|
Spider-Man: Far From Home
|7.5||160||2019||July 2, 2019||Jon Watts|
Marvel Movie Phases:
You saw above chronological order of marvel movies. But Actually, marvel Release his Films in phase. Phases are the way of grouping films in MCU together. The MCU categories his film into 4 Phases.
Phase 1: introduces each of the Avengers to us. Phase 2: Handle the consequences of The Avengers. And Phase 3: Features an uneasiness between the superheroes after Avengers: Age of Ultron. They are also including the new Superhero’s and leading us into showstopping Avengers: Infinity War And Avengers Endgame. Phase 4: it starts at the end of 2020.
|1||Iron Man||4/14/2008||Jon Favreau|
|2||The Incredible Hulk||6/6/2008||Louis Leterrier|
|3||Iron Man 2||4/26/2010||Jon Favreau|
|5||Captain America: The First Avenger||7/19/2011||Joe Johnston|
|6||The Avengers||4/11/2012||Joss Whedon|
|1||Iron Man Three||4/12/2013||Shane Black|
|2||Thor: The Dark World||10/22/2013||Alan Taylor|
|3||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||3/13/2014||Anthony Russo, Joe Russo|
|4||Guardians of the Galaxy||7/21/2014||James Gunn|
|5||Avengers: Age of Ultron||4/13/2015||Joss Whedon|
|1||Captain America: Civil War||5/6/2016||Anthony and Joe Russo|
|2||Doctor Strange||10/13/2016||Scott Derrickson|
|3||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2||4/10/2017||James Gunn|
|4||Spider-Man: Homecoming||6/28/2017||Jon Watts|
|5||Thor: Ragnarok||10/10/2017||Taika Waititi|
|6||Black Panther||1/29/2018||Ryan Coogler|
|7||Avengers: Infinity War||4/23/2018||Anthony and Joe Russo|
|8||Ant-Man and the Wasp||6/25/2018||Peyton Reed|
|9||Captain Marvel||2/27/2019||Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck|
|10||Avengers: Endgame||4/26/2019||Anthony and Joe Russo|
|11||Spider-Man: Far From Home||7/2/2019||Jon Watts|
Phase Four (Not Release yet):
|1||Black Widow||TBA||Cate Shortland|
|2||The Eternals||November 6, 2020||Chloé Zhao|
|3||Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings||February 12, 2021||Destin Daniel Cretton|
|4||Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness||May 7, 2021||TBA|
|5||Untitled Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel||July 16, 2021||TBA|
|6||Thor: Love and Thunder||November 5, 2021||Taika Waititi|
In the Release date order, we are arranging a film when they release.
All Marvel Movies in Order – Release Date Order
Iron Man (May 2, 2008)
Iron Man is the first film of MCU. It is an Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi film based on marvel comics. In this movie, the main role played by Robert Downey Jr known as Tony Stark. Tony Stark is the son of the Howard Stark. Howard Stark is a scientist and businessman who invented the Stark industry, and then the stark industry is inherited to tony stark. Moreover, Tony Stark is an engineer who builds a mechanized suit of armor and becomes a superhero (Iron man).
A terrorist Group captured him and imprisoned in a cave in Afghanistan. The terrorist group also captured a doctor known as Yinsen. Tony Stark and Yinsen build a small and powerful generator called arc reactor. In this cave, tony stark builds a prototype of the mechanized suit of armor to escape. When he manages to escape. Tony Stark Decide to use his mechanized suit of armor to fight with terrorists and evil minds of people to save the world.
The Incredible Hulk (June 13, 2008)
Hulk is the second film of MCU. It is also based on Marvel comics. The main character in this movie is Dr. Bruce Banner, also known as hulk. This role is played by Edward Norton. In this movie, Dr. Bruce Banner performed an experiment of gamma radiation on his self. This experiment transformed Dr bruce banner into a huge green creature. Whenever Dr. Bruce Banner’s heart rate rises above 200 beats per minute, he transforms into a green creature called The Hulk.
Iron Man 2 (May 7, 2010)
Six months later, After events of iron man when everybody knows that tony stark is the iron man. Tony Stark is resisting by the American government to hand over iron man technology. while tackling his declining health from the arc reactor in his chest. Meanwhile, in Russia, a scientist developed the same technology as an iron man and built a weapon to pursue a vendetta against the tony stark family.
Thor (May 6, 2011)
Thor is God of thunder in the movie. It is the most powerful character in the MCU. In this movie, Thor is exiled by his father(Odin). Odin is the King of Asgard. After exiled to the earth, he becomes one of their finest defenders. Also, on earth, his trusted weapons are lost, and some people find his weapon known as Mjolnir. His weapon emitted too much energy. Whose reason S.H.I.E.L.D find thor’s weapon and captured it.
Captain America: The First Avenger (July 22, 2011)
Captain America is the First Avenger of MCU. This role is played by Chris Evans knowns as Steve Rogers Or Captian America. It is 1942, During World War II, Steve Rogers wants to join the military, but because of various health and physical problems, he was not eligible to join the military. Many times he rejected by Military, Everything change when Dr. Abraham Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. This project is providing wits, courage, and conscience. In this experiment, Dr gives him a dose of a “Super-Soldier serum”. And then his weak body is enhanced into the maximum human potential.
The Avengers (May 4, 2012)
In 2011, Loki attack on earth to get Tesseract, which is a powerful source of unknown potential. Then Nick Fury, which is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. He reactivates the Avengers initiative. Avengers initiative is an idea to make a team of superheroes in case if the earth is in danger, but Fury’s boss declines the Avengers initiative.
After the Loki threat, Fury reactivates the Avengers initiative. Then Fury sent Natasha Romanoff to Kolkata to recruit Dr. Bruce Baner(Hulk) to trace Tesseract through its gamma radiations. Further, Fury sent Coulson to Tony Stark(Iron man) to review Dr. Selvig’s research. And also, Fury approaches Steve Rogers (The Captain America) to retrieve tesseract.
Iron Man Three (May 3, 2013)
In 1999, At a new year eve, Tony Stark met a girl who is scientist Maya Hansen. Maya Hansen invents an experimental regenerative that allows recovery from crippiling injuries. Disabled scientist Aldrich Killian offers Tony Stark to join his company Advanced Idea Mechanics, but Tony Stark rejects him.
After several blasts, a terrorist known as the Mandarin took responsibility. The Stark’s security chief Happy Hogan is severely injured because of the blast of the Mandarin in TCL China theatre. And then Stark threatens to Mandarin on television. After Tony Stark threatens Mandarin sent gunships helicopters to Destroy Tony House. After that tony stark makes many Iron Man suits.
Thor: The Dark World (November 8, 2013)
Thousands of years ago, Dark Elvis was want to send the universe into darkness using Ethar weapon. Ether is a powerful weapon that has the power to carry a universe into darkness. Asgard warrior stops Dark Elvis to did this. But the leader of Dark Elvis successfully escaped to waiting for the next opportunity to sent the universe into Darkness.
Warriors are finding a place to hide the Aether because it is not possible to destroy. Present Day, Jane Foster is awaiting of thor because they don’t saw each other for two years.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014)
After the Battle of New York, Captain America(Steve Rogers) works in the Capital city of America (Washington DC) with S.H.I.E.L.D, and also he’s trying to adjust to modern times. Nick Fury sent Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff with S.H.I.E.L.D.’s counter-terrorism S.T.R.I.K.E, which is led by Agent Rumlow.
Fury is attacked by assailants led by an assassin called the Winter Soldier. Fury successfully escapes to Steve Rogers’ apartment, and warns Steve Rogers that S.H.I.E.L.D. is compromised.
Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014)
In 1988, After his mother’s death, Peter Quill abducted from earth by a group of alien thieves knowns as Ravagers and smugglers led by yondu Udonta. And then 20 Years later Peter Quill steals a mysterious orb on the abandoned planet Morag but is attacked by Korath. But they successfully escape from Morag.
Now Peter Quill is the man target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan. When Peter Quill attempts to sell the ORB on Xandar, Xandar is the Capital of the Nova Empire, Gamora ambushes him and takes the Orb.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015)
In European country Sokovia, Avengers raid a hydra facility. This Facility commanded by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker. Baron Wolfgang von Strucker using scepter to experiments in humans. Stark retrieves Loki’s scepter. while retrieving scepter they encounter two to Strucker’s test subjects—twins Pietro Maximoff, Who has superspeed and Wanda Maximoff has telepathic and telekinetics ability. Then they arrest Strucker.
Tony Stark and Bruce banner discover an AI(Artificial Intelligence) within the scepter. Then Tony stark secretly decide to use it to complete Stark’s Global defence program known as “ULTRON”. But unexpectedly sentient Ultron believing that he kill humanity to save the earth. So, Ultron eliminates Tony Stark’s AI J.A.R.V.I.S and attack the Avengers.
Ant-Man (July 17, 2015)
In 1989, scientist Hank Pym resigned from S.H.I.E.L.D, after discovering that they replicate his ant-man technology. Hank believes that his technology is dangerous is replicated.
In the present day, Pym’s daughter, Hope van Dyne and former protégé, Darren Cross, forced him to out of his company because Cross is very close to making an ant man suit of his own.
But hank Pym knows that if Cross makes an Antman suit he will sell it out and that is too dangerous because bad people Will misuse it. So, Hank gives his suit to Scott Lang to stop Cross.
Captain America: Civil War (May 6, 2016)
After one year, Ultron’s defeat at the hand of the Avengers. In Sokovia, Brock Rumlow stealing a biological weapon from a lab in Lagos. When Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Sam Wilson, and Wanda Maximoff try to stop him. He blows himself to kill Rogers. Wanda Maximoff diverts the explosion with telekinetically but accidentally killing several Wakanda workers in nearby a building.
Due to this incident, Govt decides to limit a hero’s actions through law using the hero’s registration act. Here friction arises between the Avengers when one group, including Rogers, Wilson, Maximoff, Clint Barton, and Scott Lang supports the govt’s decision to implement a law to control their powers. while the other opposes, including Stark Romanoff, T’Challa, Rhodes, Vision, and Peter Parker.
Doctor Strange (November 4, 2016)
Stephen Strange is a arrogant but talented neurosurgeon. One day he had an accident that caused a lot of injuries to his hands. His fellow surgeon Christine Palmer tries to help him, but he is not able to do this because there are many injuries that could never be healed.
The Strange heard a lot of rumours about Jonathan. Jonathan Pengorn is a paralytic who mysteriously reused his legs. Jonathan Pangborn instructs the strange to go to Kamar-Taj. He goes to visit Kamar-Taj to heal himself. The Ancient One demonstrates her power to Strange. She agrees to train Strange, That how he uses his hand with the help of magic.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 (May 5, 2017)
After Xandar saved by Guardians of the galaxy from Ronan’s wrath, the guardians meet a man Ego who claims to be a Peter Quill’s Father. Ego invites Quill, Gamora, and Drax to his home planet. Ego tells that, he hired Yondu to collect Quill from the earth after his mother’s death, but Quill never delivered to him and he never stops searching for his Quill.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7, 2017)
After the New York war, Adrian ‘The Vulture’ Tomas and his salvage company are contracted to clear the city, but the Department of Damage Control has taken their operation. It is a partnership between the U.S. government and Tony Stark.
Tomas Hide some of the Chitauri technology and use this technology to create and sell weapons. Peter Parker tries to stop Tomas from selling weapons.
Thor: Ragnarok (November 3, 2017)
After two years of Sokovia battle, Thor is imprisoned by the Demon of fire Surtur. Surtur tells that Odin father of thor is no longer in Asgard. And also, Surter says that Asgard will soon be destroyed during predicted Ragnarok. Thor frees himself and kills Surtur and take his crown. When thor return to Asgard, he sees that Odin was not there.
Thor insists Loki to find their father and then with the direction of Dr strange they see their father. Thor’s father says he’s dying, and his death will free his firstborn child Hela. Hela was the leader of Asgard’s army. And also, she is a goddess of death.
Black Panther (February 16, 2018)
After his father’s death, T’challa returns to his nation Wakanda to serve as his country’s new king. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged by its cousin for the throne.
Avengers: Infinity War (April 27, 2018)
The Avengers are busy to save the world, and a new threat emerges that is Thanos, his goal is to collect six Infinity Stones and destroy half the universe. Thanos is prepared to go to any limits to carry out his insane plan.
Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6, 2018)
After two years, Scott Lang was placed on housing arrest due to involvement with The Avengers in Sokovia. Hank and Hope are trying to open a tunnel a to the quantum realm. They think that Hank’s wife Janet van Dyne is alive and trapped in the quantum realm after shrinking to sub-atomic levels in 1987. And Dr Hank sent Scott Lang to a new mission.
Captain Marvel (March 8, 2019)
Amidst a mission, Captain Marvel gets separated from her team and is Stucked on the Earth. However, her life takes an unexpected turn after she teams up with Nick Fury, a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
Avengers: Endgame (April 26, 2019)
When Thanos Destroy the half universe, including some Avengers. The other Avengers must reunite and defeat Thanos and restore the balance
Spider-Man: Far From Home (July 2, 2019)
A beloved superhero Spider-Man faces four destructive element monsters when school trip in Europe. Soon a superhero is known as Mysterio help peter Parker to kill those monsters.
So this is the release date: Marvel Movies In order list. This list is based on the three-phase of marvel. When marvel releases any new movie, it will be added in this list.
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Source: Marvel Cinematic Universe