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Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and series in chronological order and by release date

We recap the release and chronological order to watch all the Marvel movies and Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

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:

  • Chronological order of the story
  • Release date order of the movies

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:

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - Rating: 80
  2. Captain Marvel (2019) - Rating: 79
  3. Iron Man (2008) - Rating: 94
  4. The Incredible Hulk (2008) - Rating: 67
  5. Iron Man 2 (2010) - Rating: 72
  6. Thor (2011) - Rating: 77
  7. The Avengers (2012) - Rating: 92
  8. Iron Man 3 (2013) - Rating: 79
  9. Thor: The Dark World (2013) - Rating: 66
  10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) - Rating: 90
  11. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Rating: 91
  12. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2017) - Rating: 85
  13. The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - Rating: 77
  14. Ant-Man (2015) - Rating: 83
  15. Captain America: Civil War (2016) - Rating: 90
  16. Black Widow (2021) - Rating: 80
  17. Black Panther (2018) - Rating: 96
  18. Doctor Strange (2016) - Rating: 89
  19. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) - Rating: 92
  20. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) - Rating: 87
  21. Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - Rating: 93
  22. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - Rating: 85
  23. Avengers: Endgame (2019) - Rating: 94
  24. Wandavision (2021) (Disney+ Series) - Rating: 91
  25. Falcon and The Winter Soldier (2021) (Disney+ Series) - Rating: 83
  26. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) - Rating: 90
  27. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) - Rating: 94
  28. Loki (2021) (Disney+ Series) - Rating: 92
  29. Eternals (2021) - Rating: 78
  30. Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings (2021) - Rating: 92
  31. Hawkeye (2021) (Disney+ Series) - Rating: 92
  32. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) - Rating: 75
  33. Moon Knight (2022) (Disney+ Series) - Rating: 86
  34. Ms. Marvel (2022) Marvel (2022) (Disney+ Series) - Rating: 98
  35. Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) - Rating: 68

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:

  • Iron Man (2008) - Rating: 94
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008) - Rating: 67
  • Iron Man 2 (2010) - Rating: 72
  • Thor (2011) - Rating: 77
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - Rating: 80
  • The Avengers (2012) - Rating: 92

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:

  • Iron Man 3 (2013) - Rating: 79
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013) - Rating: 66
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) - Rating: 90
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Rating: 91
  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - Rating: 77
  • Ant-Man (2015) - Rating: 83

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.

  • Captain America: Civil War (2016) - Rating: 90
  • Doctor Strange (2016) - Rating: 89
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2017) - Rating: 85
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) - Rating: 92
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - Rating: 93
  • Black Panther (2018) - Rating: 96
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - Rating: 85
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) - Rating: 87
  • Captain Marvel (2019) - Rating: 79
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019) - Rating: 94
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) - Rating: 90

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4

Phase 4 began in 2021, is the longest and was the first to introduce the series into the MCU:

  • WandaVision (2021, Disney+ Series) - Rating: 91
  • Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021, Disney+ Series) - Rating: 83
  • Loki (2021, Disney+ Series) - Rating: 92
  • Black Widow (2021) - Rating: 80
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) - Rating: 92
  • Eternals (2021) - Rating: 47
  • Hawkeye (2021, Disney+ Series) - Rating: 92
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) - Rating: 93
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) - Rating: 75
  • Ms. Marvel (2022, Disney Series`) - Rating: 75 Marvel (2022, Disney Series`) - Rating: 98
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) - Rating: 68
  • She-Hulk (Disney+ Series) - August 17, 2022
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - November 11, 2022

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.

  • Ant-Man 3: Quantumania - February 18, 2023 (Movie)
  • Secret Invasion - Spring 2023 (Disney+ Series)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 - May 5, 2023 (Movie)
  • Echo - Summer 2023 (Disney+ Series)
  • Loki Season 2 - Summer 2023 (Disney+ Series)
  • The Marvels - July 28, 2023 (Movie)
  • Blade - November 3, 2023 (Movie)
  • Ironheart - Fall 2023 (Disney+ Series)
  • Agatha: Coven of Chaos, Winter 2023-2024 (Disney+ Series)
  • Daredevil: Born Again - Spring 2024 (Disney+ Series)
  • Captain America: New World Order - May 3, 2024 (Movie)

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.

  • Fantastic 4 - November 8, 2024
  • Avengers: The Kang Dynasty - May 2, 2025
  • Avengers: Secret Wars - November 7, 2025
  • Deadpool 3 - Date to be announced

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:

  1. Daredevil (2015, 3 seasons) - Rating: 92
  2. Jessica Jones (2015, 3 seasons) - Rating: 83
  3. Luke Cage (2016, 2 seasons) - Rating: 87
  4. Iron Fist (2017, 2 seasons) - Rating: 37
  5. The Punisher (2017, 2 seasons) - Rating: 64
  6. The Defenders (1 season) - Rating: 78
  7. WandaVision (2021) - Rating: 91
  8. Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021) - Rating: 83
  9. M.O.D.O.K. (2021) - Rating: 86
  10. Loki (2021) - Rating: 92
  11. What If...? (2021) - Rating: 94
  12. Hawkeye (2021) - Rating: 92
  13. Moon Knight (2022) - Rating: 86
  14. Ms. Marvel (2022) - Rating: 86 Marvel (2022) - Rating: 98
  15. I Am Groot - August 10, 2022
  16. She-Hulk - August 17, 2022
  17. The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special - December 2022
  18. What if...? Season 2 - 2023
  19. Secret Invasion - Spring 2023
  20. Echo - Summer 2023
  21. Loki Season 2 - Summer 2023
  22. Ironheart - Fall 2023
  23. Agatha: Coven of Chaos - Winter 2023, early 2024
  24. Daredevil: Born Again - Spring 2024
  25. Armor Wars - Date to be announced
  26. Black Panther: Kingdom of Wakanda - Date to be announced
  27. Spider-Man: Freshman Year - Date to be announced

Where can I watch Marvel movies and series?

Marvel series can be watched from Disney+, but due to rights issues, certain Marvel movies are not yet available on this platform. To learn more, you can check our following article with all the series and movies with characters coming from the Marvel Universe, as well as the Marvel release schedule with all the series and movies announced in 2022 and 2023.