In what order to watch the Marvel movies?

Luis Rafael
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Chronological order of the Marvel movies

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we can find a wide variety of movies, and although it may not seem like it, some films have a canonical order between each franchise.

A sequence that must be respected to understand certain plots and the order of Marvel movies.

If you are planning to start a marathon with all the Marvel Studios movies, this article will be ideal to know which story to start with in the superhero sagas. Since, many people often ask on social networks ' In what order to watch the Marvel movies?'

Order Marvel movies: This is how you should see them!

Next, we are going to make known what is the chronological order to see all the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

So that all people can enjoy the best audiovisual experience without unexpected spoilers and understand the references.

1. 'Captain America: The First Avenger'

The first movie we must see to enter the history of Marvel superheroes is 'Captain America: The First Avenger'.

This is not the first filming of the franchise, but it is the first film that will help us understand the Marvel Universe set in the world wars .

The plot of the film is based on the early days of the MCU, the soldier Steve Rogers is in the second world war and makes the decision to undergo an experiment that will turn him into the super soldier 'Captain America'.

Captain America will join Peggy and Bucky Barnes to face the war against the HYDRA organization, led by the terrible antagonist Red Skull.

2. 'Captain Marvel'

This movie is the next one to follow the order of Marvel movies, the movie was released in 2019, but, its story is close to the facts of the war against HYDRA. In the film we will see the origin of ' Captain Marvel', and it explains everything that happened during phase 4.

The story is set in the 90's, recounts the life of a young woman named Carol Denvers. She is a warrior with indescribable powers who will fight against two alien races in order to achieve peace on earth.

3. 'Iron Man'

The film 'Iron Man' was the film production that marked a before and after in the Marvel Universe, presenting one of the most important characters in the 'Tony Stark' franchise.

It recounts the life of Tony Stark, a tycoon who is dedicated to selling expensive weapons and always gets everything he wants.

He apparently has it all: women, contacts, intellect and large sums of money. However, during a demonstration in Afghanistan he was kidnapped by a powerful trafficker.

During their encounter with the dealer, they fight a battle where Stark ends up seriously injured in the heart by shrapnel. Therefore, he decides to create a technological armor that keeps him alive and helps him escape from the area.

Tony Stark returns to the US and makes a big promise to the government and the nation, stating that he will use the suit to save the world in its most difficult times.

4. 'Iron Man 2'

This movie continues the adventures of Tony Stark saving the world from the heinous adversities that exist in the world. In addition, in this new filming the Black Widow played by Scarlett Johansson is presented for the first time in Marvel Studios.

In this new story, Tony Stark will be overwhelmed and harassed by the US media and government to talk about his suit technology. The point of all the pressure is for Tony to share his secret to the suit's innovation with the military.

However, the tycoon is reluctant to share his secret, as he is afraid the scheme will fall into the wrong hands. Tony will have to form new alliances to face enemies different and stronger than ever.

5 'The Incredible Hulk'

In this new Marvel filming, we will be introduced to the personal life of Bruce Banner, a boy who begins his first instances of the film in Brazil.

Bruce searches for a cure for the overexposure of gamma rays caused by his transformations into the Hulk.

Bruce decides to escape from the North American Army which is led by the irreproachable General Ross and military veteran Emil Blonsky.

The problems begin when Blonsky discovers the way to become a powerful abomination, the Hulk will only have the support of two allies to finish off 'The Abomination'.

6. 'Thor'

The order of Marvel movies continues with one of the best sagas that presents one of the 5 most relevant characters in the UCM.

The story recounts the life of Thor, a powerful and arrogant Norse warrior who is constantly committing violent acts. However, with one of his impulsiveness, he revives an ancient war, which caused great problems in the world of the gods.

As punishment, Thor was sent to planet earth to learn to live with humans and learn from their mistakes.

Throughout the film, the great threat of the most dangerous villain in his world is presented, who transfers his dark army from Asgard to earth to cause chaos and Thor will have to avoid it.

7. 'The Avengers'

Here is the culmination of 'Phase 1', where we will meet new characters from the Marvel superhero franchise. In addition, they will reveal the special abilities that they apply together, also highlighting the first appearance of the antagonist Thanos in the post-credits.

'The Avengers' involves a group of superheroes for the first time in the first special meeting of Marvel in a single filming.

The reason for the call to action for America's Mightiest Heroes is due to the appearance of a new enemy that threatens to destroy existence.

Nick Fury is the president of an international peacekeeping agency called (SHIELD) and will desperately seek a strategy to end the threat. Throughout his plan he will work with the superheroes: Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow, to fight in battle.

8. 'Iron Man 3'

A film that marked the union between Peppers Pott and Iron Man and follows the order of Marvel movies that will help us understand the events of Tony Stark after the events of the filming of 'The Avengers'.

She shows us the biological experiments created by the scientist Aldrich Killian, which are closed by the government.

Then, they decide to undertake a new mission in the Mandarin to perfect humans in the patron. However, his ambitions will find an antagonist. 'Hombre de Hierro'.

9. 'Thor: The Dark World'

This filming of the Marvel Universe shows us the continuation of the adventures of the bearer of the Thor hammer on earth.

In the story, the protagonist will have to get stronger and learn to master his powers to the fullest in order to win an unstoppable fight.

The Avenger of Asgard will have to face an old enemy that threatens to destroy the earth and the 9 kingdoms. Thor will have to finish him off once and for all, even if it costs him a heavy sacrifice.

10. 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

We are talking about a movie that was one of the highest grossing movies of 2014 and represented one of the most controversial movies from Marvel Studios. In this installment we see the Captain again with Bucky Barnes and the revelation of the true identity of (SHIELD) is witnessed.

The events of the film are set 2 years after the Avengers' victory in New York City.

On this occasion, Captain America will have to face the winter soldier in one of the most epic battles, who is an enemy that is completely related to his past.

11. 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

The film 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was the most risky proposal of the franchise, implementing a plot of action and tension with a comedic tone.

It was the first Marvel movie to showcase a completely different and unknown grouping of heroes to the public.

The story takes a closer look at the personal life of Peter Quill, an adventurer who often travels across the galaxy in search of valuable treasures.

Peter is the main target of one of the most famous bounty hunters in the universe and he will have to escape from him. In his adventure he will have to make alliances with Rocket, Groot and Gamora; who are mighty warriors escaping from the same enemy.

12. 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

The film continues in the Marvel movies order, following the events of its first installment and the adventures of Rocket, Groot, Gamora and 'StarLord'. Both films are considered independent elements of the UCM, since they do not involve well-known characters from The Avengers.

At the end of their previous adventure, they left several unfinished business and will have to undertake a new journey to help with the rescue of the planet Sovereign.

Said planet is sought after by the fearsome monster Obelisk, since the inhabitants of Sovereign are genetically perfect.

13. 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

The events of the film are set after the fall of (SHIELD), out of concern and desire to protect the world, Tony Stark creates Ultron. This will be one of the best automated security systems to protect planet earth.

However, the artificial Ultron system begins to have a consciousness and a life of its own, threatening global existence and its creator. The avengers will have to unite their forces again in order to defeat Ultron and save humanity again.

14. 'Ant Man'

'Ant-Mant' follows the life of Scott Lang, a man who has a supersuit that reduces his size by micro levels, gives him super strength and helps him communicate with insects. Throughout the story he will be the pupil of Dr. Hank Pym and will work alongside his daughter Hope Van Dyne.

Scott Lang will have to come up with a careful plan to carry out a great robbery in the laboratory of a ruthless scientist named Darren Cross.

15. 'Captain America: Civil War'

The story begins when a terrible international incident caused by The Avengers, generates the death of dozens of innocents. After the news is made public, the government and the media do everything possible to cancel the superhero group.

Therefore, the government created a new strategy that prevents the Avengers from taking action whenever they see threats. The group of superheroes is forced to divide and they will have to deal with their responsibilities while defeating an enemy.

16. 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

It chronicles the life of a new Peter Parker, who is just discovering his identity and limitations as Spider-Man.

After the brief experience he had with the avengers, the young man returns home with his aunt May, and will be in the care of his mentor Tony Stark and will give him missions tell me.

Despite his excitement about being a superhero and meeting Iron Man, Peter Parker wishes to keep his life low-key and enjoy his adolescence at school with his friends. However, the appearance of a new villain (Vulture) will turn his life upside down.

17. 'Doctor Strange'

The film narrates the life of Stephen Strange who is one of the most successful surgeons in the world, however, he suffers a traffic accident that will make his hands useless.

For this reason, he decides to undertake a spiritual and healing journey to Tibet where he will recover the mobility of his hands and learn to enter the world of dimensions.

18. 'Avengers: Infinity War'

The plot recounts the arrival of Thanos on planet earth, one of the worst and most fearsome villains who threatens to kill every person in the world to obtain peace.

The Avengers must be willing to unite all their forces with the other superheroes in the world to defeat Thanos.

Each of the heroes will have to sacrifice everything to win this battle, since Thanos has the infinity gems that have unique powers that he implements with just a click.

19 'Avengers: Endgame'

This movie is one of the most relevant in the order of Marvel movies, which continues the sequence of 'Infinity War'. In this film, one of the final stages of Phase 4 will begin, marking one of the most unforgettable moments in the world of cinema.

After the tragic battle of the previous installment, which ended up erasing the existence of more than half of the world. The Avengers will have to do everything possible to bring the rest of the world back and defeat Thanos once and for all, even if it costs them their lives.

20. 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'

This is one of the most anticipated Marvel movies by the public, again marking the return of Tom Holland's Spider-Man, being the second installment of the 'Jon Watts' Spider-Man trilogy.

The film is set after the events of 'Avengers: Endgame', while the world is adjusting to the new normal. Peter, after facing a terrible loss and undergoing so much stress, decides to take a vacation in Europe with his friends from school.

However, along his journey, the terrible threat of beasts called 'elementals' that destroy cities will manifest. Once again, Peter Parker will have to leave his life as a student to help Nick Fury fight the enemies that threaten the continent.

21 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'

This movie has been the highest grossing hit in the MCU to date and is the next movie in the order of Marvel movies that reveals the end of John Watts' Spider-Man trilogy.

The story begins after Peter Parker's identity is revealed and everyone finds out that he is Spider-Man. Overwhelmed by the press, family and school friends, Parker goes to ask Doctor Strange for help to cast a spell that will erase the news from everyone's mind.

However, the spell ends up failing and opening a portal that began to bring in the most fearsome villains from other universes, who have appeared in Sam Raimi's other Spider-Man franchises.

22. 'Eternals'

This is the most recent film from Marvel Studios and Sony, the story takes us back to the origins of everything millions of years ago where the story of the first superheroes begins.

However, throughout the film there will be several time jumps that will be set after Avengers: Endgame.

The plot teaches us a new group of vigilantes who will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It tells the story of the most powerful and ancient heroes in the universe, immortal beings who were forced from the shadows to defeat the eminent and ancient enemies called 'The Deviants'.