Marvel Movies List – Watch MCU in Chronological Order

No one expected Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man film of 2008 was going to build up the most successful Cinematic Universe. However, the first film’s massive hit and the love from the audiences have made the MCU reach the 40 films mark under the same studio by the beginning of 2023. Right now, Phase IV has ended, and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will kick start the Phase V of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A division of Penguin Random House, DK, has announced “Marvel Studios The Marvel Cinematic Universe: An Official Timeline”. This book will answer all the biggest questions regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the help of the Marvel Studios creative team, as MCU is vast and complex with incredibly varied plot settings. The book will be released in September 2023.

All the MCU films are connected by a thread of timeline. Before Phase IV, it was easy for fans to catch up with the timeline without much explaining. However, the Multiverse Saga with the introduction of the Disney+ shows has made the MCU complex based on the timeline. So, we have decided to make things easy for the fans to understand its chronological order based on the MCU timeline before the book release. Here we have explained how to watch Marvel movies in order.

Marvel movies in order

Marvel Movies To Watch In Order Till 2023:

Here is the list of marvel movies in order.

1. MCU Phase – I

  • Iron Man
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Iron Man 2
  • Thor
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • The Avengers

2. Phase – II

  • Iron Man 3
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Agent Carter
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Ant-Man

3. MCU Phase – III

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

4. Phase – IV

  • Black Widow
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Eternals
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 
  • Thor: Love and Thunder

5. Marvel Disney+ To Watch In Order

  • WandaVision
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
  • Loki
  • What If?
  • Hawkeye
  • Moon Knight
  • Ms. Marvel
  • She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
  • Werewolf By Night
  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

How To Watch All Marvel Movies in Chronological Order?

To watch all Marvel & Avenger movies chronologically, start with “Captain America: The First Avenger” and continue with the rest of the films in the MCU timeline, ending with “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” Following this order will help to understand the overarching story and characters’ development across the films

1. Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America The First Avenger
  • MCU Phase – 1
  • Starring: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones
  • Directed By: Joe Johnston
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

This 2011 film introduced Marvel’s first member of the Avengers, Steve Rodgers, aka Captain America, who fought against Hitler and Nazi Armies. However, Red Skull was the main villain of this film.

The story revolves around the time 1942 to 1943 of MCU. With Captain and Peggy Carter, Tony’s father, Howard Stark, featured heavily to assist Steve in getting a victory in World War II.

Captain America was one of the oldest superheroes in the MCU but made his debut in the fifth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film did average from the audience’s point of view, as the film received a 75% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. The viewers also rated it 6.9 on the IMDB platform.

2. Agent Carter:

Agent Carter
  • MCU Phase – 2
  • Starring: Hayley Atwell, James D’Arcy, Dominic Cooper, Chad Michael Murray
  • Directed By: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

All the events in season 1 of Agent Carter take place in 1946 which is just after World War II. In this series, Peggy Carter was on his solo journey and took down numerous cases when there is no superhero in the U.S.

Young Howard Stark and his butler, Edwin Jarvis also heavily featured in this series to assist Agent Carter. This is a thriller spy show which is fun to watch for the fans with two seasons available for streaming on Disney+.

3. Captain Marvel:

Captain Marvel
  • MCU Phase – 3
  • Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Jude Law
  • Directed By: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
  • Where to Watch: Sling

This film of 2019 was the only film that introduced a brand new character before the Endgame. Her return to Earth as one of the strongest superwomen in the MCU gave much-needed hope to the core Avengers team. Based on the timeline, this movie actually comes second on this list in the MCU.

The story revolves around Carol Denver, aka Captain Marvel, and the galactic conflict between the Kree and Skrull races. Denver’s journey of becoming free from the Kree Empire’s bound is the primary part of this film’s plot.

This story deals with the time of 1995 in the MCU. After going through a lot of controversies, the film received a humiliating 45% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. IMDB ratings were not that excellent as well with 6.8 ratings.

4. Iron Man:

Iron Man
  • MCU Phase-1
  • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, Jon Favreau
  • Directed By: Jon Favreau
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

This was the MCU’s first film and one of the most popular Superhero films. Robert Downey Jr. played the role of billionaire Tony Stark, aka Iron Man in this 2008 film. The major success of this film gave the studio a ray of hope to build a cinematic universe.

On the other hand, this movie also revived the dying career of Robert Downey Jr. and gave him global fandom. The plot of this film takes place around the time of 2010 inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The film just reveals Tony’s journey of becoming a superhero with his genius mind and his limitless wealth. Obadiah Stane is the villain of this story. The film received a staggering 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes, as the audiences still enjoy this film.

5. Iron Man 2:

Iron Man 2
  • MCU Phase-1
  • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Jon Favreau
  • Directed By: Jon Favreau
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

After having huge success with the first film, Marvel Studios did not cause any delays to bring Iron Man 2 in 2010. Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury both made their MCU debut in this film with their extended cameo roles.

In terms of audience reviews, the film gained a 71% score on Rotten Tomatoes. The film also ended by giving away a lot of references to what Marvel is trying to build with their cinematic universe. Thor’s hammer, Black Panther’s Wakanda, and Namor’s Atlantis were all references to the hope of assembling Avengers among the fans.

6. The Incredible Hulk:

 The Incredible Hulk
  • MCU Phase-1
  • Starring: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt
  • Directed By: Louis Leterrier
  • Where to Watch: DIRECTV

At a first glance, The Incredible Hulk did seem to be a part of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. But this 2008 film’s post-credit scene connects this film with the MCU. The movie revolves around the time of 2011 in the MCU timeline.

The film is an origin story of Bruce Banner’s transformation into Hulk. Emil Blonsky, aka Abomination, played by Tim Roth, was the primary antagonist of this film.

The ending scene of Tony’s appearance of handing over a file named ‘Avengers Initiative’ to Thunderbolt Ross connects the film with the other Marvel movies.

7. Thor:

  • MCU Phase-1
  • Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston
  • Directed By: Kenneth Branagh
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

This 2011 film was the MCU’s first cosmic-themed film, with a lot of actions between Gods and a ton of thunder strikes.

After teasing Thor’s Mjollnir in Iron Man 2, Thor made his full-fledged appearance in this film. The plot primarily focused on the bitter sibling rivalry between Thor and Loki.

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This is Thor’s quest to understand his worth as a god and also get to know more about human civilization. The 2011 version of Earth and Asgard is heavily featured in this film.

8. The Avengers:

The Avengers
  • MCU Phase-1
  • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Directed By: Joss Whedon
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

After Iron Man 1, The Avengers of 2011 is the most significant film of Marvel Studios. The story connected all the previous 5 Marvel films together.

The global success of this film helped Marvel to get bolder in live-action comic book film adaptations. But the post-credit scene teased the biggest villain of Marvel Phase 3, the mad Titan Thanos.

The studios built their universe centering on Thanos as the primary antagonist of the Infinity saga.

9. Thor: The Dark World:

Thor: The Dark World
  • MCU Phase-2
  • Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard
  • Directed By: Alan Taylor
  • Where to Watch: DIRECTV

The second film of Thor was not as exciting as the other films of the MCU back then. But this film further explored the Infinity Stones. The story of MCU’s creation was also shared in this film.

Dark Elves were introduced in this movie as the main villain of this story. Other than these, the film does not offer many significant values to MCU fans. The events in this film take place in 2013 in the MCU.

Thor: The Dark World received quite an average score of 75% from fans. But critics did not like this film. However, the film earned $644.8 million at Box Office.

10. Iron Man 3:

Iron Man 3
  • MCU Phase-2
  • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Guy Pearce
  • Directed By: Shane Black
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

This 2013 film was the last solo film of Robert Downey Jr.’s Ironman. It also kickstarted the Phase II of the MCU.

The film featured a fake criminal organization, called Ten Rings. But the real Ten Rings came into light much later in the MCU. The film covers the 2012 timeline of the MCU.

This film earned a 78% audience score on Rotten Tomato and earned $1.215 billion at the Box Office. This was the first solo film of any superhero to earn this much.

11. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • MCU Phase-2
  • Starring: Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson
  • Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Where to Watch: DIRECTV

Captain America: The Winter Soldier featured the mystery of the Winter Soldier. The 2014 film’s plot explored more about the inner conflicts and corruption in the S.H.I.E.L.D. Steve’s old friend, Bucky returns as the Winter Soldier, a brainwashed Hydra agent.

The story happens around the time of 2014 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is one of the complex films of Marvel, which includes politics inside the MCU. At the end of this film, S.H.I.E.L.D. got disbanded.

12. Guardians of the Galaxy:

Guardians of the Galaxy
  • MCU Phase-2
  • Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista
  • Directed By: James Gunn
  • Where to Watch: DIRECTV

Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 Marvel film with a bunch of unknown heroes. But it attracted the general audience with its humor and great visuals.

This film gave a more detailed idea of the Infinity stones and Celestials. Thanos is also featured in this film with his want for gathering all the Infinity Stones.

The movie revolves around the 2014 Cosmic MCU. The film did great business and this bunch of superheroes became quite popular in the comics as well.

13. Guardians of the Galaxy 2:

Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • MCU Phase-3
  • Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista
  • Directed By: James Gunn
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

The second movie of the Guardians starts just after the events of the first movie. This 2017 film primarily deals with Star Lord’s mysterious origin. The plot also deals with the development of two foster sisters Nebula and Gamora.

The film ends with featuring the members of the original Guardians team. The film tracked the 2014 Cosmic MCU. The movie received positive reviews from the audiences with 87% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.

14. Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • MCU Phase-2
  • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen
  • Directed By: Joss Whedon
  • Where to Watch: DIRECTV

Avengers: Age of Ultron which was released back in 2015, is the second team-up movie of the MCU’s live-action superheroes. Ultron is featured in this film as the primary villain. Wanda and Quick Silver also assisted him to plan the destruction of the Earth. This movie ends with the death of Quick Silver, whereas Wanda ended up joining the Avengers.

The film recorded the Avengers’ battle against Ultron happens in 2015. The vision was introduced in this movie and joined the Avengers at the end of this film. But this film did not do that good in comparison to its first film. As a result, this was Joss Whedon’s last film for Marvel Studios.

15. Ant-Man:

  • MCU Phase-2
  • Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll
  • Directed By: Peyton Reed
  • Where to Watch: DIRECTV

Ant-Man of 2015 brought more romantic comedy elements than other Marvel films. Fans got surprised when they got to know that Scott Lang’s version of Ant-Man will be the primary protagonist of the film.

This film covered the origin stories of Hank Pym and Scott Lang’s Ant-Man stories. The movie ended with teasing the upcoming events of the Civil war. The film covered the events of 2015 inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

16. Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War
  • MCU Phase-3
  • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Marisa Tomei, Tom Holland
  • Director: Joe and Anthony Russo
  • Where to watchDIRECTV

Captain America: Civil War of 2016 was the last film of Chris Evans’ Captain America. Though the title had Captain America, this film had most of the superheroes in one film.

The movie covered the inner rifts between Captain America and Iron Man, which broke the whole Avengers team into two parts. This movie introduced Spiderman and Black Panther as new superheroes in the MCU.

This 2016 Civil war in the MCU helped Thanos to conquer the Earth when he was gathering the Infinity Stones across the universe. The film had a massive positive response from the audiences and the Box Office numbers proved that fact.

17. Black Widow:

Black Widow
  • MCU Phase-4
  • Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz
  • Directed By: Cate Shortland
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

Scarlett Johansson’s who is not only one of the most beautiful women but also one from the top 10 highest-paid actresses Black Widow made its debut in Iron Man 2. But MCU developed this character without revealing any kind of origin story. However, Black Widow of 2021 dives deep into more about the titular character’s origin.

Task Master and Yelena Belova are also featured in this movie beside Red Guardian. This movie tells the story of the MCU of 2017 after the split-up of Avengers in the Civil War. This is Johansson’s last film as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

18. Black Panther:

Black Panther
  • MCU Phase-3
  • Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett
  • Directed By: Ryan Coogler
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

After taking Iron Man’s side in the Civil War, Black Panther returns for action in his solo film in 2017. This film became a Pop Cultural phenomenon, as it explored African Cultures more commercially than any other film before.

Fans get to see more about Wakanda, a fictional country in East Africa, and its people. This movie’s events take place during the 2017 MCU and mainly focus on the Wakandan power struggle between T’Challa and Killmonger. The audiences’ reactions to this film were great as well just like the Box Office numbers.

19. Spider-Man: Homecoming

 Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • MCU Phase-3
  • Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Michael Keaton, Laura Harrier, Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei
  • Director: Jon Watts
  • Where to watchDIRECTV

In MCU, Tom Holland’s first solo film as Spider-Man was Spider-Man: Homecoming. Marvel Cinematic Universe did not explore the origin story of the character. That decision was well appreciated by the audience.

The events in this film take place after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Peter Parker was struggling to handle both his high school and to prove to Tony Stark that he has the quality to join the Avengers.

Homecoming also introduces the viewers to Adrian Toomes aka Vulture as the villain of this film. At end of the movie, Marvel also teased the possibility of the Sinister Six.

20. Doctor Strange:

Doctor Strange
  • MCU Phase-3
  • Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong
  • Directed By: Scott Derrickson
  • Where to Watch: DIRECTV

After teasing him for several years, Benedict Cumberbatch starred in Doctor Strange as the Sorcerer Supreme in the MCU.

Doctor Strange of 2016 was the first MCU movie that deals with magic, reality warping, and travel through different dimensions.

The movie ends with Strange becoming the Sorcerer Supreme in the MCU. The story records all the happenings between 2016 and 2017 inside MCU.

21. Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok
  • MCU Phase-3
  • Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett
  • Directed By: Taika Waititi
  • Where to Watch: DIRECTV

Taika Waititi approached the Thor franchise in a different manner. It was funny and campy which surprised a lot of fans. Despite being a mega and super powerful cosmic character, Thor did not do that great business with all its previous films.

However, Thor: Ragnarok of 2017 got a lot of positive reviews. Hela was the primary antagonist in this movie and Surtur also appeared as the secondary villain character in this movie.

The film set up the Infinity War event in the end by concluding with the Asgardians settling down on the earth. Thanos’s giant spaceship at the end of this film directly connects with Infinity war.

22. Ant-Man and the Wasp:

Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • MCU Phase-3
  • Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hannah John-Kamen
  • Directed By: Peyton Reed
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

Paul Rudd returns as Ant-Man in his second film, Ant-Man and the Wasp of 2018. The film became a very vital one, as it gave the solution to the problem of Infinity War.

The movie tracks the events of 2017 in the MCU but stretches to the end of the Infinity War events. The film introduces the Quantum realm which became a massive part of both the Infinity Saga and the ongoing Multiverse Saga in the MCU.

23. Avengers: Infinity War

 Avengers: Infinity War
  • MCU Phase-3
  • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Tom Holland, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin
  • Director: Joe and Anthony Russo
  • Where to watch: Disney+

Avengers: Infinity War was the biggest movie of 2018 and presented Thanos’s quest for Infinity stones. The events in this film took multiple movies to set up Thanos as the main villain.

The Infinity War ends with Thanos’ wiping out half of the population of the universe. However, this massive film ends with hopelessness among the MCU fans.

24. Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame
  • MCU Phase-3
  • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Tom Holland, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin
  • Director: Joe and Anthony Russo
  • Where to watchDisney+

Avengers: Endgame of 2019 is the sequel to Infinity War where all the remaining superheroes gathered up and tried their best to bring back all the remaining fallen heroes. The Avengers will travel back in time through Quantum Realm to revert the effect of the snap of Thanos.

The film ends the journey of most of the original members of the Avengers. Endgame movie covers the extended time between 2018 and 2023 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

25. Loki:

  • MCU Phase-4
  • Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
  • Directed By: Kate Herron
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

The Loki Disney Plus series introduced the next big villain of the MCU. Loki’s journey in this movie has no barrier of time. All the events in this series commence outside the main timeline of the MCU. The story of different variants of Loki will gather in this series just after the events of the first Avenger team-up movie.

26. What If…?

What If…?
  • MCU Phase-4
  • Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Hayley Atwell, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan
  • Directed By: Bryan Andrews
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

What If…? Disney Plus series was the first animated show from Marvel Studios. This series is reimagining all the superheroes of the MCU in different universes from different timelines. This was also the last MCU project with which Chadwick Boseman was associated.

27. WandaVision:

  • MCU Phase-4
  • Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris
  • Directed By: Matt Shakman
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

WandaVision was the first Disney Plus series of Marvel Studios. It shows the broken mental condition of Wanda. The story was happening around the time of 2023 at MCU and set up the events of Doctor Strange 2. This show was a successful experiment from Marvel Studios and the audiences received the series positively.

28. Falcon and the Winter Soldier:

Falcon and the Winter Soldier
  • MCU Phase-4
  • Starring: Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Daniel Bruh, Emily VanCamp
  • Directed By: Kari Skogland
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

Falcon and the Winter Soldier was the second Disney Plus series. The show presents the struggling economic and societal conditions of people who suffered the consequences of Thanos’ snap.

The plot primarily focuses on what a flawed hero is. The racial discrimination in many scenes and Buckey’s traumas were the secondary focus of this series. The events in this series happened just after the Infinity War when Steve left his Shiled behind to Sam Wilson. This is a kind of power struggle on who will take over the Captain America mantle.

29. Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • MCU Phase-3
  • Starring: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei, Jake Gyllenhaal.
  • Director: Jon Watts
  • Where to watchDIRECTV

This film is not only the last film of Phase III but also of the Infinity Saga. The film shows Peter’s struggle with habituating to the new environment after returning from Thanos’ snap. 

But things change when Mysterio appears from nowhere and claimed himself to be a man from Multiverse. Peter decided to stop Elementals with the help of Elementals. But there is something fishy going on behind Peter’s back.

30. Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings:

Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings
  • MCU Phase-4
  • Starring: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen
  • Directed By: Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings of 2021 introduce the origin story of Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings criminal organization. China’s culture is the main theme in this movie and the events of this film were happening around 2023 to 2024 in MCU. This movie has a direct connection to the She-Hulk Disney+ series. At the end of the film, Shang-Chi becomes a member of the Avengers.

31. Eternals:

  • MCU Phase-4
  • Starring: Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harrington, Gemma Chan
  • Directed By: Chole Zhao
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

Eternals of 2021 tells more about new cosmic villains called Celestials and also showed a new race of superheroes. This multi starer movie was different than the traditional Marvel films and gives a different cinematic experience to the audiences.

Marvel Studios did some experiments with this film and failed miserably. However, the movie ends with a major cliffhanger. The events of this movie started with the ancient human civilization but ended in the post-Infinity saga era in the MCU.

32. Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • MCU Phase-4
  • Starring: Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei, Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Director: Jon Watts
  • Where to watch: DIRECTV

So far, Spider-Man: No Way Home is the biggest Spider-Man film, Marvel has ever created. They brought all the previous live-action of Spider-Man into one film.

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Not only that they also brought all the previous villains like Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus, and Jamie Foxx’s Electro. On the other hand, Marvel successfully used the Multiverse concept to its fullest.

This film ended up becoming the highest-earning Spider-Man film, but the film ended on a sad note. But this was the greatest tribute to Spider-Man fans from MCU, and they enjoyed the film to its fullest.

33. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness:

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • MCU Phase-4
  • Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong
  • Directed By: Sam Raimi
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was one of the most hyped-up films of 2022 but failed to meet the fans’ expectations. The events in this film take place just after Far from Home.

From the very beginning, Doctor Strange struggles against Wanda’s “Chaos magic” and escapes to a different universe from her with the help of America Chavez. This film is fun as different variants of Doctor Strange will appear in this Multiverse journey together. The film’s massive cameo scene is the most attractive part of the whole story. The horror part of this film sometimes gives goosebumps to the audience. The film just shows how scary the Multiverse saga will become in the upcoming Phase V and VI.

34. Hawkeye:

  • MCU Phase-4
  • Starring: Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, Vera Farmiga, Florence Pugh
  • Directed By: Rhys Thomas, Bert & Bertie
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

The Hawkeye Disney Plus series is the first solo project of Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye. This show connects with Netflix’s Marvel series with MCU for the first time.

Kate Bishop, Kingpin, and Echo are introduced in this series and they will reappear again in the upcoming Marvel projects. Fans also got to see how Clint mentored young Kate Bishop and protected her from the New Yorker goons. All the fictional incidents were happening around the Christmas of 2024 inside Marvel Cinematic Universe.

35. Moon Knight:

Moon Knight

MCU Phase-4

Starring: Oscar Issac, May Calamawy, Ethan Hawke, Gaspard Ulliel

Directed By: Mohamed Diab, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead

Where to Watch: Disney+

Moon Knight Disney+ series centers on a shy and timid gift-shop employee, Steven Grant. However, blackouts make him come to the conclusion that he is having identity disorder or split personality. He shares his body with a mercenary, Marc Spector.

However, these two start to investigate a mysterious person, which unravels more secrets about the long-forgotten powerful Egyptian gods. The series is like a treasure-hunting adventure, which is new to the MCU.

36. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • MCU Phase-4
  • Starring: Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Tenoch Huerta
  • Directed By: Ryan Coogler
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was the second film of Black Panther. However, the title was vacant when the film started both on and off the screen. After the sudden demise of Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler decided not to replace the role of Black Panther with another actor to pay tribute to his former colleague.

The film also begins with paying tribute to Chadwick Boseman. However, Black Panther’s absence has made Wakanda vulnerable to outer threats. Meanwhile, a genius girl invents a device that can track vibranium’s location around the globe, which led a group of the military to Namor and his underwater kingdom, Talokan. So, Namor decides to borrow some help from Wakanda.
However, they refused to help him, which led to a war between two secret and advanced kingdoms.

37. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

  • MCU Phase-4
  • Starring: Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Benedict Wong
  • Directed By: Kat Coiro, Anu Valia
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

According to the fans, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was not just the most unrelatable show, but also the worst show of Marvel Studios.

Jennifer Walters is a cousin of Bruce Banner, but her blood came in contact with Banner due to an accident. Her complicated above-30 single life completely changed when she became a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered female hulk. The drama was supposed to be a courtroom drama as Jennifer is an attorney. However, the show lacks that kind of seriousness and is not understandable with unrelatable jokes. The series had a lot of cameo appearances and some of them will surely surprise the fans.

38. Ms. Marvel:

Ms. Marvel
  • MCU Phase-4
  • Starring: Iman Vellani, Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah
  • Directed By: Adil & Bilall, Meera Menon, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

Ms. Marvel introduces Kamala Khan, a superhero mega fan who recreates the MCU events with her imagination as a social media influencer Her favorite superhero is none other than Captain Marvel.

But her fate changes completely when she finds a cosmic-powered bracelet at her. That bracelet gives her unimaginable superpowers which she was seeking to help others.

39. Thor: Love and Thunder

Thor: Love and Thunder
  • MCU Phase-4
  • Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson
  • Directed By: Taika Waititi
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

Natalie Portman returned to the MCU after a long absence as a Mighty Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder. However, Thor has his own issues to deal with.

The film deals with Gorr and his revenge to revive his daughter from death. Blinded by his revenge, Gorr starts killing one after another Marvel Gods to reach Eternity to grant his wish. The negative part was the film’s short runtime which also does not offer that much character development.

40. Werewolf By Night:

Werewolf By Night
  • MCU Phase-4
  • Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Laura Donnelly, Harriet Sansom Harris
  • Directed By: Michael Giacchino
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

Werewolf By Night was a special Halloween show from Marvel Studios. The show dived more into Marvel’s supernatural world. This was a successful experimental side of the MCU and gained a lot of praise.

The show featured Man-thing, Elsa Bloodstone, and Werewolf By Night in a gothic background. The main focus of the story was monster hunting and the history of the Bloodstone family.

41. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special:

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
  • MCU Phase-4
  • Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillian, Kevin Bacon, Pom Klementieff
  • Directed By: James Gunn
  • Where to Watch: Disney+

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is a special 42-minute-long episode for Christmas with a light-hearted story. The show has nothing special just a celebration. However, this episode will connect to Guardians Vol. 3. This is the final show according to the current timeline of the MCU before Phase V.


MCU is expanding more as Fox’s X-Men universe and Sony’s Spider-Man universe has also become part of it. To understand all the MCU films, any fan should watch them more than once to understand all the stories accordingly. However, we have decided to not include Marvel’s One Shot series, which does not have much significance to the storyline. The “I Am Groot” mini-series is also not mentioned in this list.

This is an officially confirmed list of watching all Marvel movies in chronological order. Any superhero movie enthusiast can watch the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe by reading this article.

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