Marvel Cinematic Universe is the hardcore film series of superhero produced by the Marvel Studious for the last so many years. MCU is the highest grossing film franchise of all time with a business of over $22 billion and it also includes the highest grossing movie of all time “Avenger: Endgame”. Not only this but there are lot of other movies of the franchise which makes to enter in the Top 100 highest grossing movies of all time, that is because the viewers loved it more than any other movies franchise.
How to watch marvel movies in order?
This is the most common query by the viewers that Which is the correct order of all marvel movies to watch?, How to watch marvel movies in order? So, here we made a list for the correct order of all marvel movies by release dates. This list includes all marvel movies which are released so far not the upcoming ones.
It is better if you watch all the movies in correct order without skipping because every movie relate its story with the end of “The Infinity Saga”. During the creation of the list we also keep in mind that nothing will create a spoiler for all you, so that, you can enjoy them better.
Order of all Marvel Movies by release dates
RELEASE DATE: May 2, 2008
Iron Man is officially the first movie in the “Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)” released on May 2, 2008. The first entry in the “Iron Man” Franchise was loved by the viewers and got the 7.9 IMDb Ratings with good critics reviews. So, from this movie you can start the correct order of all marvel movies.
The movie starring “Robert Downey Jr.”, “Gwyneth Paltrow” and more and directed by “Jon Favreau”. In this movie the great billionaire engineer “Tony Stark” made the armor with amazing weapons loaded in it. The armor was made by stark to fight the evil and to make the earth a better place to live.
Release Date: June 13, 2008
The Incredible Hulk
“The Incredible Hulk” is the only movie based on the character Hulk in the “MCU” till now but it is amazing movie to watch. In this movie the main character “Bruce Banner” aka Hulk have to find the cure of the problem by which he turns into a big creature whenever he is angry with extra ordinary power and strength.
The movie starring “Edward Norton”,”Liv Tyler” and it is directed by Louis Leterrier and got the 6.7/10 IMDb ratings.
Release Date: May 7, 2010
Iron Man 2
After 2 years the sequel “Iron Man 2” is released in 2010 to continue the story of Iron Man. In this part the storyline takes few more turns and reveal more about coming MCU stories. Movie starring “Robert Downey Jr.”, “Scarlett Johanson” “Samuel L. Jackson” and more, directed by Jon Favreau.
The story starts where the “Tony Stark” is now known in the world as Iron Man and everyone impressed by his amazing technologies and wants to consume them. But many anti social elements wants to grab his technologies or dirty deeds. Two main chacters of MCU has been introduced in the movie, Nick Fury and Black widow.
Release Date: May 6, 2011
Thor is the first entry in the “Thor” franchise representing one of the most powerful character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thor is the son of Odin and the god of thunder. In this movie we also introduced to one more important character and that is Thor’s brother Loki.
“Thor” released in 2011 with 7.0\10 IMDb ratings, directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Natalie Portman and more.
Release Date: July 22, 2011
Captain America: The First Avenger
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is the first movie in the franchise “Captain America” in the MCU, released in 2011 with 6.9\10 IMDb ratings. The movie starring “Chris Evans” as Captain America, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes and more.
The movie’s storyline introduced us to one of the most important character of the MCU in which we saw “Steve Rogers” who then transform into Captain America with extraordinary strength due to some science experiment.
Release Date: April 11, 2012
“The Avengers” is the first entry in the franchise with the same name, released in 2012 with 8.0\10 IMDb ratings. Avengers is simply a term known for the team of the the superheroes in MCU. In this movie we saw many of the superheroes that we introduced before and also some of them are new to us.
“Nick Fury”, the man behind the Avengers who approach every known superhero in the world to fight with evil to save the world. This movie includes the characters as follows: Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Scarlett Johanson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and more.
End of Phase 1
Release Date: May 3, 2013
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3 is the last entry in the franchise “Iron Man”, released in 2013 with 7.1\10 IMDb ratings. As we saw in the last 2 parts “Tony Stark” is developing and made more hi-tech machines every time, also this time he made more powerful and automatic suit to fight against more powerful enemies.
Release Date: November 8, 2013
Thor: The Dark World
The second entry in the franchise “Thor” with continuation of the story of Thor where he fights with another enemy with more powers to save the nine realms. The movie released in 2013 with 6.9\10 IMDb ratings, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and more. Actually this is the only movie you can skip in the MCU.
Release Date: April 4, 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Second entry in the franchise “Captain America” released in 2014 with 6.9\10 IMDb ratings, starring Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan and more. The movie introduced us to a new avenger “Winter Soldier” with the existing character Bucky Barns. The storyline is based on the previous times where Steve Rogers have to fight with Nazi’s organisation.
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy
In the movie we introduced to the new characters in the MCU who were from the another planet and save the galaxy from the enemies but very soon they were includes into the Avengers. The movie is released in 2014 with 8.0\10 IMDb ratings
This movie is the another success to the Marvel Studious as it was very much loved by the fans. The new characters introduced in the movie are as follows: Star Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Nebula (Karen Gillan) and more. Vin Diesal also plays a role in the movie as the voice artist of the character “Groot”.
Release Date: May 1, 2015
Avengers: Age of Ultron
The Age of Ultron is the second entry in the Avengers Series released in 2015 with 7.3/10 IMDb ratings. Again in this movie we introduced to new super heroes which are going to be a part of Avengers.
In the movie Stark and Banner try to run a peace making program called as ultron but due to some faults the things go wrong and then the ultron that is actually a machine, try to destroy the mankind but again the Avengers assemble to face this tragedy and save the world. We also see some of the scenes which leads us to the war happened in the future.
Release Date: July 17, 2015
Ant Man is another movie based on the single character in the MCU “Scott Lang” who then known as Ant Man because of his advanced suit which turns him into very small size. The movie was released in 2015 with 7.3\10 IMDb ratings, starring “Paul Rudd” as Ant Man, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll and more.
End of Phase 2
Release Date: May 6, 2016
Captain America: Civil War
The starting of the 2016 comes with one of the most hyped movie in the MCU where Captain America and Iron Man is against each other due to government involvement in their work. This movie is also in the hype because we introduce to one of the most popular superhero “Spider Man” and also a new character Black Panther.
In the movie we saw there were two teams which were lead by stark and rogers but unfortunatly we haven’t see Hulk and Thor in the movie because as per the storyline they are in the asgard.
Release Date: November 4, 2016
Now, its the end of 2016 and again Marvel Studious came with the another movie based on the new character in the MCU “Doctor Strange” with 7.5\10 IMDb ratings. One of the most powerful character in the MCU and as well as the important one.
In the movie the role was played by the amazing actor “Benedict Cumberbatch”. The movie shows how the Doctor Strange got its powers and one infinity stone out of six in the universe.
Release Date: May 5, 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
The second entry in the movie series released in 2017 with 7.6\10 IMDb ratings. Well, this is one of the most amazing movie to watch because of its storyline and dialogues. The story continues where the last part ends. Nothing much related to the avengers or the future of the MCU but as individually its worth watching this movie.
Release Date: July 7, 2017
Spider Man: Homecoming
Finally, Marvel Studious comes up with on of the most loved super hero’s individual movie, “Spider Man: Homecoming”. The movie was released in 2017 with 7.5\10 IMDb ratings and loved by the fans and critics. The story of the Spider Man is shown by the creators in which he try to hide his powers from world but wanted to be a real super hero.
Release Date: November 3, 2017
Marvel Studious released its third movie in the year 2017 in the Film series Thor named as “Thor: Ragnarok” with 7.9\10 IMDB ratings. This is one of the most amazing movie in MCU but its disappointing for some die hard Thor fans. I can’t you the reason because it will create a spoiler for you but after some you will realize that after losing something he will gain more than that.
Release Date: February 16, 2018
The starting of the amazing year for MCU is starting with the release of the amazing movie “Black Panther” with 7.3\10 IMDb ratings, starring “Chadwick Boseman” as Black Panther. In the movie we introduced to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda lead by Black Panther. The story of this movie is so amazing to experience and is connecting us to the MCU. You must watch amazing movie of the Late Chadwick Boseman.
Release Date: April 27, 2018
Avenger: Infinity War
Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Directed by Rupert Wyatt. With Andy Serkis, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Richard Ridings with the most amazing concept where Caesar, a chimpanzee, has been with Will since the time he was conceived, and, with another medication, he can think and respond like people. At the point when Caesar ends up exposed to foul play, he chooses to revolt.
Release Date: July 6, 2018
Ant Man and the Wasp
Now, Marvel Studious released the second part of the “Ant Man” series released in 2018 with 7.0\10 IMDb ratings where we introduced to a new allies of the Ant Man, The Wasp. The movie continues the story from the previous part and got good critics reviews.
Release Date: March 8, 2019
Before the “Avengers: Endgame”, Marvel releases its another movie based on the super powerful character in the MCU “Captain Marvel”, released in 2019 with 6.8\10 IMDb ratings. In the Movie we saw the story of Carol Danvers that how she became one of the most powerful character in the MCU. Captain Marvel also plays a crucial role in the Endgame.
Release Date: April 26, 2019
Finally, the end of the phase 3 of MCU has arrived with the second last movie and the most awaited movie for the last one year, “Avegers Endgame” was released in April 2019 with 8.4\10 IMDb ratings and broke many records like “Avengers: Endgame” is the most Grossing movie of all time by holding the number 1 position in the world.
There are so many twist and surprises in the movie with an emotional ending. As its name its really been an endgame to the iconic Avengers team, So, without crating any spoilers I left this here.
Release Date: July 2, 2019
Spider Man: Far from Home
Spider Man: Far from Home is the last movie of the phase 3 and the last movie of “The Infinity Saga” (All the three phases combined). The movie is released in 2019 with 7.5\10 IMDb ratings. The movie continues with the story after the endgame where spider man must take steps to face the coming threats.
End of Phase 3
End of "THE Infinity Saga"
So, here we mentioned all marvel movies in order list or you can say this is the correct order of all marvel movies by release dates. This list is based on movies included in “The Infinity Saga” released so far, updates will held time to time. Marvel movies Chronology is different from other movies franchise because it includes that breath taking suspense which connects a viewer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
There are 25 movies released so far in the marvel cinematic universe including the recently released first movie of the phase 4 “Black Widow”. Even we mentioned all marvel movies by released dates, so that, you do not have any confusion in your mind. Follow us on Instagram @thehubcinematic for more Movies and Web series updates and reviews