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If you’re looking for a Marvel movies in order PDF you’ve come to the right place. In case you missed it we’ve got all the Disney movie marathon checklists worked out for you. And we’ve got the Disney animated classic movies, we’ve got all the Disney sequels, Pixar movies, live action remakes, and even Black History movies. Now we’re adding the Marvel Movie marathon checklist to our lineup. So whether you want to watch the Marvel films in release order or chronological order, we’ve got you covered with free PDFs of both. And if you want a small mobile version check my Instagram highlights for that!

Marvel movie in order pdf checklist

So if you just want the checklists fast so you can get going on them you can click here to get both lists directly to your inbox. But if you want to know how I came up with the order, read on!

Unlike Star Wars, which has SO many different watch orders, Marvel has two main ones: chronological order and release order. Chronological meaning the order of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline. So Captain America takes place during WWII for example.

I’d seen all the Marvel movies in release order as they came out in theaters. And of course I stayed through the end credits to get hints about the next Marvel movie and then they connected really well together.

Then, for fun, before Avengers End Game came out I started over watching all of the Marvel movies in chronological order. Though the end credit scenes don’t line up the same, it’s fun to see the story play out as it would in a timeline.

Both orders are fun, it’s hard for me to choose a favorite because I love them for different reasons. Chronologically you’ll see the special effects and video quality jump back and forth a bit and the post-credit scenes are out of order. Why not just watch it both ways?

Marvel Movies in Chronological Order

Ultimately when it came to watching the Marvel movies with my kids we decided to go in Chronological order. It seemed easier for them to follow the timeline and they weren’t bothered by the jumps in movie quality. The end credit scenes weren’t too confusing for them either once we got near the end.

Also, a tip: We skipped the Incredible Hulk the first time through because it’s pretty slow and I didn’t want to lose momentum. We went back and watched it later. It’s not needed to understand the series. I’m hoping Disney makes a new version!

  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Captain Marvel
  • Iron Man
  • Iron Man 2
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Thor
  • The Avengers
  • Iron Man 3
  • Thor: Dark World
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Ant-Man
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Doctor Strange
  • Black Panther
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home

And you can download the chronological Marvel movies in order PDF right here.

Captain America: The First Avenger

captain america the first avenger

It is 1941 and the world is in the throes of war. Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants to do his part and join America’s armed forces, but the military rejects him because of his small stature. Finally, Steve gets his chance when he is accepted into an experimental program that turns him into a supersoldier called Captain America.

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers.

Iron Man

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A billionaire industrialist and genius inventor, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), is conducting weapons tests overseas, but terrorists kidnap him to force him to build a devastating weapon. Instead, he builds an armored suit and upends his captors. Returning to America, Stark refines the suit and uses it to combat crime and terrorism.

Iron Man 2

With the world now aware that he is Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) faces pressure from all sides to share his technology with the military. He is reluctant to divulge the secrets of his armored suit, fearing the information will fall into the wrong hands.

The Incredible Hulk

Scientist Bruce Banner desperately seeks a cure for the gamma radiation that contaminated his cells and turned him into The Hulk.

Thor

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Thor, after breaking a treaty, as punishment, Odin banishes Thor to Earth. While Loki, Thor’s brother, plots mischief in Asgard, Thor, now stripped of his powers, faces his greatest threat.

The Avengers

When Thor’s evil brother, Loki gains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract, Nick Fury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a superhero recruitment effort to defeat the unprecedented threat to Earth

Iron Man 3

iron man 3 marvel checklist

After a malevolent enemy known as the Mandarin reduces Tony Stark’s personal world to rubble, Tony must rely solely on instinct and ingenuity to avenge his losses and protect the people he loves.

Thor: The Dark World

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Jane Foster finds a dangerous weapon known as Aether and becomes its host, forcing Thor to bring her to Asgard before Dark Elf Malekith captures her and uses the weapon to destroy the Nine Realms — including Earth.

Captain America: Winter Soldier

After the cataclysmic events in New York with his fellow Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans), lives in the nation’s capital as he tries to adjust to modern times. 

Guardians of the Galaxy

Brash space adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the quarry of relentless bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

guardians of the galaxy

Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

avengers age of ultron movie list

When Tony Stark jump-starts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor, the Incredible Hulk and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble.

Ant-Man

Forced out of his own company by former protégé Darren Cross, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) recruits the talents of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a master thief just released from prison.

Captain America: Civil War

captain america civil war

Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. 

Spider Man: Homecoming

spider-man marvel movie list

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man.

Doctor Strange

Dr. Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave.

Black Panther

black panther marvel movie list

After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.

Thor: Ragnorok

thor ragnorok marvel movie list

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. 

Avengers: Infinity War

infinity war marvel movie list

Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos.

Ant Man and the Wasp

Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. 

Avengers: Endgame

Thrilling conclusion to the Avengers series. Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Peter Parker’s relaxing European study abroad trip takes an unexpected turn when Nick Fury shows up in his hotel room to recruit him for a mission. The world is in danger as four massive elemental creatures — each representing Earth, air, water and fire — emerge from a hole torn in the universe. 

MCU movies in release order

Phase One 

  • Iron Man (2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Thor (2011)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)

Phase Two

  • Iron Man 3 (2013)
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Ant-Man (2015)

Phase Three

  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Doctor Strange (2016)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
  • Captain Marvel (2019)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

And you can get the release order of Marvel movies in order PDF right here.

So tell me, which order do you prefer? Have you seen them all yet?


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Amy says:

Have you done a DC Comic Movie Checklist?

Jennifer says:

I haven’t yet but that’s a great idea! Thank you for it!

ana says:

Do you have a Marvel Movie Bracket Challenge ?

Jennifer says:

Not yet, but that’s a great idea! I’ll get working on that.

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