With Avengers: End Game almost here, there has never been a better time to sit yourself down and catch up on the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. So how can you do that? It’s easy.
Why search all the different streaming platforms when we can just put them all in one place for you! Behold, your complete guide to where to stream every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. We’ve even put them in order of release, so you know which order to watch them in.
Iron Man (2008)
The first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie remains one of the best. This plants the seeds for everything that comes after, and rocketed Robert Downey Jr. to a new level of stardom. Essential by any measure.
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
And don’t forget about The Incredible Hulk. While Ed Norton is now less familiar as Bruce Banner thanks to the arrival of Mark Ruffalo in the role for The Avengers and beyond, this 2008 film was a fine piece of world-building and a first step in the larger cinematic universe.
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Believe it or not, Iron Man 2 is a little better than you remember. In particular, it’s one of the best looking Marvel movies, and that final showdown is still pretty thrilling. Plus, it’s an essential piece in the road to Avengers.
Thor is Marvel’s first cosmic offering and helps give fans an indication of what this corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe would look like going forward. And how can you miss the introduction of Tom Hiddleston as Loki?
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Overshadowed by its more high profile follow-ups, Captain America: The First Avenger is still one of the most effective superhero origin stories ever put on film.
The Avengers (2012)
Does this really need any introduction? Joss Whedon’s first foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe shattered box office records and made superhero movie fans realize that anything was possible in this brave new world. Avengers assemble!
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Another underrated entry in the franchise, Iron Man 3 answers the question of “how do you follow up something as high profile as The Avengers?” by telling a more personal story…and one with Shane Black’s trademark sense of humor behind the camera.
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
OK, so Thor: The Dark World probably isn’t anybody’s favorite Marvel movie, but it benefits from taking a chunk of the action offworld, and gives us a better sense of Asgard and the Nine Realms.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Arguably the best Marvel Studios movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier played with everybody’s expectations by telling a smaller story more akin to a thriller than a superhero movie for most of its running time. Absolutely essential viewing.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Another one that makes the case for “best Marvel Studios movie.” Offbeat, weird, and full of infectious tunes (not to mention an incredible cast), Guardians of the Galaxy is unlike any other entry in the studios’ output.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
The Avengers begin to splinter after good intentions go awry. Notable for James Spader’s voice giving life to the evil android, Ultron!
In some ways, Marvel’s “little movie that could.” Its troubled production isn’t visible on screen as its smallest, most unlikely hero takes on a case that’s more of a caper than a world saving adventure.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Perhaps Marvel’s most ambitious offering, with the largest assembly of superheroes ever put on screen together, Captain America: Civil War surpasses its source material and manages to tell a real story amid all the fisticuffs.
Doctor Strange (2016)
The origin story of the Sorcerer Supreme is full of some of the most eye-popping visuals to grace screens since The Matrix. Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a memorable performance, too.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Peter Quill and friends return in the follow-up to Marvels most unexpected hit. The Awesome Mixtape Vol. 2 scores the continued adventures of Quill, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora and Baby Groot as they race to save the galaxy yet again and uncover some of their uncomfortable lineage and legacies in the process.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man comes back to the Marvel Cinematic Neighborhood in a high school-centric, charming standalone story. Tony Stark and Adrian Toomes factor in heavily in the continue maturation of Queens student Peter Parker.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Thor returns in easily the best movie bearing hs name. As directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Ragnarok borrows from the Planet Hulk storyline in crafting an epic ’80s tinged heavy metal cover masterpiece.
Black Panther (2018
Black Panther, Marvel’s first feature-length excursion into Wakanda is a fun, exciting feast for the eyes. In Ryan Coogler’s film, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is prepared to ascend to the throne of Wakanda, following his father’s death. Unfortunately for him, however, there’s a cold-blooded American assassin (Michael B. Jordan) who has a different vision for Wakanda’s future.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Ten years and 17 movies were all leading up to this. The Mad Titan Thanos is sick of manipulating things behind the scenes and springs into action to find all the Infinity Stones himself. Avengers: Infinity War features the largest cast of Marvel heroes yet and finds a way to incorporate them all perfectly into one spectacular story with a hell of a cliffhanger ending.
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
What does Marvel do after the enormous events of Avengers: Infinity War? Why scales down, of course. Scales WAY down…like quantum level. Paul Rudd returns as Scott Lang a.k.a. Ant-Man and this time he’s joined by his partner, Hope van Dyne a.k.a. The Wasp. Ant-Man and the Wasp is a refreshingly small scale superhero film with personal, meaningful stakes for its characters.
Captain Marvel (2019)
Let’s say you’re in charge of Marvel Studios. Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp just came out, getting your target audience pumped for the Infinity Saga conclusion in Avengers: Endgame. What do you do next? If your name is Kevin Feige, the answer is to go all the way back to the early ’90s to spin a yarn about the very beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain Marvel is a Marvel prequel of sorts. The story of Carol Danvers (played by Brie Larson) picks up in 1995 when the amnesiac maybe-alien crash lands on a mysterious planet filled with Blockbusters and Nirvana t-shirts. While on this weird, alien soil, the woman known as “Vers” will meet a young Nick Fury, unlock the mystery of her identity, and give the future Avengers a powerful new ally.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Avengers: Endgame is the conclusion to Marvel’s sprawling Infinity Saga and it’s hard to imagine a better wrap up to over a decade and 23 films worth of storytelling. Directors the Russo Brothers inherit the cliffhanger from Avengers: Infinity War (also directed by the Russos), in which Thanos has wiped out half of all life in the universe.
Unfortunately for Thanos, he left behind Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Thor, Natasha Romanoff, Clint Barton, Scott Lang, Jim Rhodes, Rocket Raccoon, Nebula, Carol Danvers, and a host of other talented individuals. The survivors of The Snap set off on a sprawling, years-long effort to undo the damage done and revisit important parts of their own history in the process.