We recap the release and chronological order to watch all the Marvel movies and Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Catching up with the Marvel Universe is a titanic task. It involves planting your butt on the couch and making enough popcorn to get through more than 30 movies and 15 series. Plus, with so many names, there's always a question that throws most people off: in what order to watch them all? We're going to solve that question and go over how to watch everything, absolutely everything, from Phase 1 to Phase 4, with a very quick look at Phases 5 and 6 as well. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) summarized and sorted. Get out a pencil and paper because there's a lot to cut.
In what order to watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and series?
There are two ways to watch all the movies and series in the Marvel Universe:
Here we are going to show you both, including the Rotten Tomatoes ratings for each film.
Marvel movies and series in chronological order
To see all Marvel movies and series in chronological order we recommend the following list with all titles until 2022:
Marvel movies and series by release date
To see all Marvel movies and series in order of release date, the list is as follows for each of the phases:
Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 1
This period spanned from Iron Man (2008) to The Avengers (2012). Six films:
Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2
The second phase begins with Iron Man 3 (2013) and runs through Ant-Man (2015). That's another six films:
Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3
Phase 3 of the MCU is made up of 11 films. From Captain America Civil War (2016) to Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), encompassing of course the two major Marvel cinematic events, Infinity War and Endgame.
Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4
Phase 4 began in 2021, is the longest and was the first to introduce the series into the MCU:
Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 5
Phase 5 will enter fully into the Multiverse Saga in February 2023 and will run until the end of 2024. Several names remain to be added and are still under wraps, but there are already some eye-catching ones, such as the return of Captain America.
Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 6
We know, it seems far away in time, but Marvel has already confirmed that Fantastic 4 will kick off Phase 6 and will be the climax of the Multiverse, with an Avengers double-header, as in Phase 3.
What is the order to watch the Marvel series?
If you just want to catch up on the Disney+ series, here they are in order, including the ones that were made on Netflix: