How to Watch Marvel Movies in Order Online

Most of the films are on Disney+ for now

If you're going to watch Marvel movies, you should watch them in chronological order (that is, in the order that events take place in the story) or in order of release. Most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies are available to stream on Disney+; some are on Amazon Prime and cable channel websites like FX.

If you don't have one of those accounts, or a cable subscription, you can rent nearly all the Marvel movies from iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and other online movie rental services.

This article only covers the core MCU theatrical releases that are connected the overall Avengers storyline, starting with Iron Man. Pre-MCU Marvel movies, like Spider-Man (either the Toby McGuire or Andrew Garfield versions) aren't included, and neither are the Spider-Man spinoffs that don't cross over with the MCU, like Venom.

How to Watch Marvel Movies in Chronological Order

Avengers movie posters
Disney

Want to watch the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the order that the story takes place in the world of the characters? Then here's the order you should follow.

Movie Chronology Where to Watch
Captain America: The First Avenger Takes place in 1940s Amazon Prime
Disney+
EPIX
Captain Marvel Takes place in 1995 Disney+
Iron Man Takes place in 2010 Disney+
Iron Man 2 Time not specified, but before Avengers Amazon Prime
Disney+
The Incredible Hulk Time not specified, but before Avengers not available
Thor Takes place 6 months before Avengers Amazon Prime
Disney+
EPIX
The Avengers Takes place in 2012 Amazon Prime
Disney+
EPIX
Iron Man 3 Takes place 6 months after Avengers Disney+
Thor: The Dark World Takes place after Avengers, but before Age of Ultron Disney+
Captain America: Winter Soldier  Takes place after Avengers, but before Age of Ultron Disney+
Guardians of the Galaxy Takes place in 2014 Disney+
FX
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  Takes place after vol. 1 Disney+
Avengers: Age of Ultron Takes place in 2015 Disney+
Ant-Man Takes place in 2015 Disney+
Captain America: Civil War Takes place after Age of Ultron, but before Infinity War Disney+
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Spider-Man: Homecoming Takes place after Civil War FX
Doctor Strange  Takes place in 2016 Disney+
Black Panther Takes place in 2017 Disney+
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TNT
Thor: Ragnarok Takes place after Age of Ultron, but before Infinity War Disney+
Avengers: Infinity War Takes place in 2017 Disney+
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Ant-Man and the Wasp Takes place before Endgame Disney+
Avengers: Endgame Takes place in 2017 and 2022 Disney+
Spider-Man: Far From Home Takes place after Endgame Starz

How to Watch Marvel Movies in Order of Release

marvel phase 1 movie posters
Disney

Prefer to watch Marvel movies in release order, just like those of us who went to the theater to see them? Then here's the order you should follow.

Marvel Movies Phase 1

Movie Release Date Where to Watch
Iron Man May 2008 Disney+
The Incredible Hulk June 2008 not available
Iron Man 2 May 2010 Amazon Prime
Disney+
Thor May 2011 Amazon Prime
Disney+
EPIX
Captain America: The First Avenger July 2011 Amazon Prime
Disney+
EPIX
The Avengers May 2012 Amazon Prime
Disney+
EPIX

Marvel Movies Phase 2


Movie
Release Date Where to Watch
Iron Man 3 May 2013 Disney+
Thor: The Dark World November 2013 Disney+
Captain America: The Winter Soldier April 2014 Disney+
Guardians of the Galaxy August 2014 Disney+
FX
Avengers: Age of Ultron May 2015 Disney+
Ant-Man July 2015 Disney+
Marvel Movies Phase 3 Posters
Disney 

Marvel Movies Phase 3

Movie Release Date Where to Watch
Captain America: Civil War May 2016 Disney+
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Doctor Strange November 2016 Disney+
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 May 2017 Disney+
Spider-Man: Homecoming July 2017 FX
Thor: Ragnarok November 2017 Disney+
Black Panther  February 2018 Disney+
TBS
TNT
Avengers: Infinity War April 2018 Disney+
TBS
TNT
Ant-Man and the Wasp July 2018 Disney+
Captain Marvel  March 2019 Disney+
Avengers: Endgame April 2019 Disney+
Spider-Man: Far From Home July 2019 Starz

Marvel Movies Phase 4

The next set of Marvel Movies—Phase 4—will expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe in numerous ways. These titles aren't available for streaming yet because they haven't even been released in theaters yet. COVID-19 may delay the listed release dates here.

Movie Release Date Where to Watch
Black Widow  November 2020 not yet released
The Eternals  February 2021 not yet released
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings May 2021 not yet released
Untitled Spider-Man movie December 2021 not yet released
Thor: Love and Thunder February 2022 not yet released
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness March 2022 not yet released

Marvel Movies Beyond Phase 4

The set of Marvel movies beyond Phase 4 is a little hazy right now. There are just basic names and rough release dates, so a lot of this may change (especially due to COVID-19). We'll update this as Marvel confirms more details.

Movie Release Date Where to Watch
Black Panther 2 May 2022 not yet released
Captain Marvel 2 July 2022 not yet released
Untitled Marvel movie 2022 not yet released
Blade TBD not yet released
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 TBD not yet released
Untitled Fantastic Four film TBD not yet released