5 ways to watch the Marvel movies

 

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Marvel Studios has spent the last eleven years building a universe of interconnected films that, so far, includes 22 movies and is waiting on the release of the 23rd, Spider-Man: Far From Home, in July 2019.

 

If you want to get into the world of the Avengers, but do not know where to start or you have already watched them, but would like to experience the saga in a new order, here you have the TOP 5 ways to see Marvel movies according to My Family Cinema.

 

Read our Avengers: Endgame (spoilers free) review here.

 

 

5. By Phases

 

 

Marvel Studios 11-year-old action plan is divided into three phases, each one with differently goal-oriented. Phase 1 introduced us to the characters and ended with the formation of the Avengers, Phase 2 delved into the Marvel universe and Phase 3 brought the Infinity Stones into picture and a closure for the whole story. At the same time, these three phases are part of the narrative arc titled the Infinity Saga. Up to now, it consists of 22 released films, the last one being Avengers: Endgame, and a 23rd, Spider-Man: Far From Home, which will come out in July 2019.

 

This first option follows the order of each film by date of release, to enjoy the story as it was originally conceived:

 

Phase 1

 

     1. Iron Man (2008)

     2. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

     3. Iron Man 2 (2010)

     4. Thor (2011)

     5. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

     6. The Avengers (2012)

 

Phase 2

 

     7. Iron Man 3 (2013)

     8. Thor: The Dark World (2013)

     9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

     10. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

     11. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

     12. Ant-Man (2015)

 

Phase 3

 

     13. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

     14. Doctor Strange (2016)

     15. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

     16. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

     17. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

     18. Black Panther (2018)

     19. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

     20. Ant-Man & the Wasp (2018)

     21. Captain Marvel (2019)

     22. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

     23. Spider-Man: Far From Home (to be premiered in July 2019)

 

 

4. Chronologically

 

 

The MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) is a universe where the actions in a movie have serious consequences in others. Because of that, although it was Iron Man (2008) the movie that inaugurated the universe, some entries that came out later occur years before the first film.

 

Here is a chronological list according to the years in which each story of the Infinity Saga happens.

 

     1. Captain America: The First Avenger (between 1943-1945)

     2. Captain Marvel (in 1995)

     3. Iron Man (in 2010)

     4. Iron Man 2 (in 2011)

     5. The Incredible Hulk (in 2011)

     6. Thor (in 2011)

     7. The Avengers (in 2012)

     8. Iron Man 3 (in 2012)

     9. Thor: The Dark World (in 2013)

     10. Captain America: Winter Soldier in 2014)

     11. Guardians of the Galaxy (in 2014)

     12. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (in 2014)

     13. Avengers: Age of Ultron (in 2015)

     14. Ant-Man (in 2015)

     15. Captain America: Civil War (in 2016)

     16. Spider-Man: Homecoming (in 2016)

     17. Doctor Strange (in 2016-2017)

     18. Black Panther (in 2017)

     19. Thor: Ragnarok (in 2017)

     20. Ant Man & The Wasp (in 2017)

     21. Avengers: Infinity War (in 2017)

     22. Avengers: Endgame in 2017)

     23. Spider-Man: Far From Home (to be premiered in July 2019)

 

Read our Captain Marvel review here.

 

 

3. By director

 

 

A large number of directors have paraded through Marvel Studios, each with a unique vision to contribute to the great compilation of stories that builds up the MCU. If you want to check out directing styles or specific narrative forms, either in search for good dialogues or better action sequences, here we have a list of Marvel films according to their most important directors.

 

Jon Favreau:

     Iron Man (2008)

     Iron Man 2 (2010)

 

James Gunn:

     Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

     Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

 

Joss Whedon:

     The Avengers (2012)

     Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

 

Joe and Anthony Russo:

     Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

     Captain America: Civil War (2016)

     Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

     Avengers: Endgame (2019)

 

 

2. By characters

 

 

One of the fundamental reasons for the success of Marvel Studios lies in the construction of its characters. Each one stars their own story, grows and develops within a universe shared with other heroes with whom they may ally or fight against.

 

If you are interested in the story of a particular hero, here we leave you a list of the films ordered according to the individual story of the most outstanding characters.

 

Iron Man:

 

     1. Iron Man (2008)

     2. The Incredible Hulk (2008) (Post-credit scene)

     3. Iron Man 2 (2010)

     4. The Avengers (2012)

     5. Iron Man 3 (2013)

     6. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

     7. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

     8. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

     9. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

     10. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

 

Captain America:

 

     1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

     2. The Avengers (2012)

     3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

     4. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

     5. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

     6. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

     7. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

 

Thor:

 

     1. Thor (2011)

     2. The Avengers (2012)

     3. Thor: The Dark World (2013)

     4. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

     5. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

     6. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

     7. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

 

Spider-Man:

 

     1. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

     2. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

     3. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

     4. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

     5. Spider-Man: Far From Home (to be premiered in July 2019)

 

Black Panther:

 

     1. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

     2. Black Panther (2018)

     3. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

     4. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

 

Thanos:

 

     1. The Avengers (2012) (Post-credit scene)

     2. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

     3. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) (Post-credit scene)

     4. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

     5. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

 

 

1. By the Infinity Stones

 

 

The Infinity Saga focuses on the Avengers fight against Thanos, a villain who seeks the Infinity Stones to end half the life in the universe.

 

If you want to know what the Infinity Stones are and what is the general arc of this great story, we made a list according to the appearance of each stone and the most crucial points of the fight against Thanos.

 

 

The Tesseract Arc:

 

     1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

     2. Captain Marvel (2019)

     3. Thor (2011) (Post-credit scene)

     4. The Avengers (2012)

 

Spacial Arc:

 

     5. Thor: The Dark World (2013)

     6. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

     7. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

     8. Doctor Strange (2016)

     9. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

     10. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

 

 


 

These are new ways to continue enjoying the Marvel Cinematic Universe while we await the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home in July 2019 and what Marvel Studios has prepared for us in Phase 4.

 

Learn what comes in Phase 4 of Marvel Studios here.