How to Watch Marvel Movies in Order Online

Most of the films are on Disney+ and Amazon Prime for now

What to Know

  • Chronologically: Watch Captain America: The First Avenger, then watch Captain Marvel, Iron Man, and Iron Man 2.
  • Release order: Watch Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, then Iron Man 2 and Thor.
  • You can find and watch most Marvel movies on Disney+ and Amazon Prime.

This article explains how to watch Marvel movies either in chronological order or in order of release. It covers core Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies connected to the overall Avengers storyline, starting with Iron Man.

Watch Marvel Movies in Chronological Order

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

Watch Marvel Movies in Order of Release

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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+, Amazon Prime
The Incredible Hulk June 2008 Amazon Prime, Vudu
Iron Man 2 May 2010 Amazon Prime, Disney+
Thor May 2011 Amazon Prime, Disney+
Captain America: The First Avenger July 2011 Amazon Prime, Disney+
The Avengers May 2012 Amazon Prime, Disney+

Marvel Movies Phase 2

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

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

Marvel Movies Phase 4

The next set of Marvel movies—Phase 4—expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe in numerous ways. Some of these titles aren't available for streaming because they haven't yet been released in theaters.

Movie Release Date Where to Watch
Black Widow  November 2020 Disney+, Amazon Prime, Apple TV
Eternals  February 2021 Disney+, Amazon Prime, Apple TV
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings May 2021 Disney+, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Play
Spider-Man: No Way Home December 2021 Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Vudu, Google Play
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness May 2022 Disney+, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Apple TV, Vudu, YouTube
Thor: Love and Thunder July 2022 not yet released on streaming platforms

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 might change. We'll update this as Marvel confirms more details.

Movie Release Date Where to Watch
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever November 2022 not yet released
The Marvels February 2023 not yet released
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 May 2023 not yet released
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania July 2023 not yet released
Blade TBD not yet released
Ironheart TBD not yet released
Captain America 4 TBD not yet released

Pre-MCU Marvel movies, like Spider-Man (either the Toby McGuire or Andrew Garfield versions) aren't included in this article, and neither are the Spider-Man spinoffs that don't cross over with the MCU, like Venom.

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