Marvel Movies in Order- The right order to watch Marvel movies to keep up with the progressing story

Follow this article to find out about the Marvel movies in order before you grab a bowl of popcorn.

Marvel movies are like a treat to movie fans and a piece of cinematic excellence. There are more than 30 Marvel movies already released with many more on the way. Most of these movies are interrelated and therefore one must know the correct sequence to watch them so that they are most enjoyable.

Marvel Movies and Their Release Date

Check out the complete list of Marvel movies in the order of their release date.

S. No.MovieRelease date
1Iron ManMay 2, 2008
2The Incredible HulkJune 13, 2008
3Iron Man 2May 7, 2010
4ThorMay 6, 2011
5Captain America: The First AvengerJuly 22, 2011
6The AvengersMay 4, 2012
7Iron Man 3May 3, 2013
8Thor: The Dark WorldNovember 8, 2013
9Captain America: The Winter SoldierApril 4, 2014
10Guardians of the GalaxyAugust 1, 2014
11Avengers: Age of UltronMay 1, 2015
12Ant-ManJuly 17, 2015
13Captain America: Civil WarMay 6, 2016
14Doctor StrangeNovember 4, 2016
15Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2May 5, 2017
16Spider-Man: HomecomingJuly 7, 2017
17Thor: RagnarokNovember 3, 2017
18Black PantherFebruary 16, 2018
19Avengers: Infinity WarApril 27, 2018
20Ant-Man and the WaspJuly 6, 2018
21Captain MarvelMarch 8, 2019
22Avengers: EndgameApril 26, 2019
23Spider-Man: Far From HomeJuly 2, 2019
24Black WidowJuly 9, 2021
25Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsSeptember 3, 2021
26EternalsNovember 5, 2021
27Spider-Man: No Way HomeDecember 17, 2021
28Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessMay 6, 2022
29Thor: Love and ThunderJuly 8, 2022
30Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverNovember 11, 2022
31Ant-Man and the Wasp: QuantumaniaFebruary 17, 2023
32Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3May 5, 2023

Order to Watch Marvel Movies

The following is the correct order to watch the Marvel movies to enjoy the series in the best way.

1. Iron Man

Main cast: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leslie Bibb, and Shaun Toub

Synopsis: Billionaire industrialist Tony Stark is captured by terrorists in Afghanistan who want him to create a missile. Along with a fellow captive Yensen who also saves Stark from dying, they begin creating something that’s not a missile. The duo together creates an armored suit and with its help, Stark is able to free himself up. He comes back home and decides to use his invention to fight crime but it is more challenging than it seems.

2. The Incredible Hulk

Main cast: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Blake Nelson, Tim Roth, Ty Burrell, and William Hurt

Synopsis: The Incredible Hulk is the story of a scientist Bruce Banner who has turned into Hulk after being exposed to gamma radiation. His life is under threat from General Thunderbolt Ross so Hulk is living his life in hiding, away from the love of his life Betty Ross. When the time comes, Bruce must come out from his hiding to face the powerful enemy The Abomination.

3. Iron Man 2

Main cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Synopsis: Tony Stark is being pressured to turn over his armored suits to the government and he also finds out that he is dying from the same arc reactor that is keeping him alive. A new villain named Vanko has learned how to make a reactor just like Stark and join hands with Tony’s rival Justin Hammer. With the help of his trusted friends and the SHIELD agency, Iron Man must save everyone from Vanko and Hammer.

4. Thor

Main cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, and Anthony Hopkins

Synopsis: All set to gain the throne of Asgard after his father Odin, Thor is banished to earth after his actions threaten the life of the Asgardians. On Earth, he is found by Dr. Jane Foster and her team with whom he eventually falls in love. Meanwhile, back on Asgard, Thor’s brother Loki is plotting something evil and Thor must stop it.

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5. Captain America: The First Avenger

Main cast: Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Derek Luke, and Stanley Tucci

Synopsis: Steve Rogers is a man of determination but his physical stature prevents him from fighting in the war. However, he is accepted into an experimental program and emerges as a superhero Captain America. Now, Captain America is the key to bringing down the HYDRA organization backed by the Nazis.

6. The Avengers

Main cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, and Samuel L. Jackson

Synopsis: Loki is planning to attack the Earth with the army he will be getting in exchange for Tesseract. To save the planet, all superheroes must come together under the SHIELD and fight the forces threatening the safety of Earth and its population.

7. Iron Man 3

Main cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Miguel Ferrer, Jon Favreau, and Ben Kingsley

Synopsis: The movie begins with a flashback when Tony Stark rejects a scientist named Maya Hansen who is the inventor of Extremis a technology to help with crippling disabilities.  In the present time, Tony is suffering from stress following the recent alien invasion of New York when a new villain emerges that is a threat to the world. Stark must soon get into his Iron Man role to save his life, his love, and moreover, the whole world.

8. Thor: The Dark World

Main cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Zachary Levi, Jaimie Alexander, and Anthony Hopkins

Synopsis: The Dark Elf Malekith is in hiding after being defeated by Odin and seeks the powerful weapon Aether to plunge the universe into darkness. Jane Foster accidentally encounters Aether which latches itself to her. Thor is forced to bring Jane to Asgard before she is captured by Malekith.

9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Main cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson

Synopsis: After fighting alongside the Avengers, Steve Rogers joins the SHIELD while trying to adjust to the modern lifestyle. When SHIELD is attacked and it is discovered that an enemy is trying to secretly reform HYDRA, Captain America along with a fellow SHIELD member Natasha Romanoff must stop his evil plans.

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10. Guardians of the Galaxy

Main cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper

Synopsis: Peter Quill, Gamora, Rocket, and Groot, everyone has their own plan regarding the mysterious orb. They all get into a fight to retrieve the orb but have to form forces with one another as the power of the orb can destroy the universe if it falls into the wrong hands.

11. Avengers: Age of Ultron

Main cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, and Samuel L. Jackson

Synopsis: Activating an old peacekeeping program goes wrong and the Avengers must come together again since the future hangs in unbalance now. They must battle the artificial intelligence villain Ultron as one since it is determined to force human extinction and no one can defeat it on their own.

12. Ant-Man

Main cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Peña, Anthony Mackie, and Michael Douglas

Synopsis: After coming out of prison, Scott Lang is desperate to provide financial help to his daughter. He agrees to a burglary and at the time comes across an old suit. After he puts it on, Lang is shrunk to the size of an ant. Later he comes into contact with Hank Pym, the inventor of the shrinking technology and they join hands in a fight against HYDRA.

13. Captain America: Civil War

Main cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, and Tom Holland

Synopsis: Due to the excessive collateral damage caused by the Avengers, there is pressure to have a system where the superheroes are held accountable for their actions. The Avengers split into two groups over the decision and now everyone must decide the side which they want to be on.

14. Doctor Strange

Main cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, and Tilda Swinton

Synopsis: After an accident leaves Dr. Stephen Strange’s hand useless he seeks treatment by visiting a mysterious place. He comes across various dark secrets and learns about a shield that is protecting Earth from dark forces.

15. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Main cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell

Synopsis: When Rocket steals the valuable batteries that the Guardians were assigned to protect, they are attacked. Quill’s father comes to their rescue and begins manipulating him in drawing his energy to activate seedlings that can be a threat. Now Quill must prevent his father from completing his sinister plans.

16. Spider-Man: Homecoming

17. Thor: Ragnarok

18. Black Panther

19. Avengers: Infinity War

20. Ant-Man and the Wasp

21. Captain Marvel

22. Avengers: Endgame

23. Spider-Man: Far From Home

24. Black Widow

25. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

26. Eternals

27. Spider-Man: No Way Home

28. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

29. Thor: Love and Thunder

30. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

31. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

32. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Watch Order for Upcoming Marvel Movies

Here is the watch order and release date for the upcoming Marvel movies:

  • The Marvels (November 11, 2023)
  • Captain America: New World Order (May 3, 2024)
  • Thunderbolts (July 26, 2024)
  • Blade (September 6, 2024)
  • Deadpool 3 (November 8, 2024)
  • Fantastic Four (February 14, 2025)
  • Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (May 2, 2025)
  • Avengers: Secret Wars (May 1, 2026)

Frequently Asked Questions

How many Marvel movies are there up to now?


Who is the most popular character in Marvel movies?

Iron Man (Tony Stark)

How many Marvel television shows are there?

There are over 30 Marvel television shows.

Are there any upcoming Marvel movies?

Yes, there are around 8 Marvel movies set to release in the coming future.

Who plays Spiderman in the Marvel movies?

Tom Holland has portrayed Spiderman in the recent Marvel movies.

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