We’ve compiled a list of all 24 MCU films in chronological order, starting with Captain America: The First Avenger, which is set during World War II. While Iron Man is the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was set and released in 2008, and Chris Evans has Robert Downey Jr. beat in terms of story. Evans’ origin story as Captain America is set in 1942 because Captain America: The First Avenger is set in 1942. There’s also the first full introduction of the Tesseract, an energy cube that kicks off the Infinity Saga, which culminates in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.
Captain America 2011
It is 1941, and the entire world is at war. Steve Rogers wants to join the military to help his country, but he is turned down due to his small stature. When Steve is accepted into an experimental program that transforms him into Captain America, a supersoldier, he finally gets his chance. Along with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter, Captain America leads the fight against the Nazi-backed HYDRA organisation.
Captain Marvel 2019
Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself in the thick of a cosmic war between her people and the Skrulls. While residing on Earth in 1995, she has recurrent recollections of a previous existence as Carol Danvers, a US Air Force fighter. Captain Marvel strives to unravel the secrets of her history with the assistance of Nick Fury, all while using her extraordinary talents to put an end to the wicked Skrulls’ conflict.
Iron Man 2008
Tony Stark, a wealthy businessman and brilliant scientist, is conducting weapons testing abroad until he is abducted by terrorists who force him to develop a devastating weapon. Instead, he builds an armored suit and turns his prisoners inside out. Stark improves the suit and uses it to fight crime and terrorism when he returns to America.
Iron Man 2010
Now that the world knows he is Iron Man, Tony Stark, the wealthy inventor, is under pressure from all sides to share his technology with the military. He is hesitant to reveal the secrets of his armored armor for fear that the information may fall into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts and “Rhodey” Rhodes on his side, Tony must forge new alliances and face a formidable new foe.
The Incredible Hulk 2008
Bruce Banner, a scientist, is anxious to find a treatment for the gamma radiation that tainted his cells and transformed him into The Hulk. Cut apart from his true love Betty Ross and forced to hide from his antagonist, Gen. Thunderbolt Ross, Banner is soon confronted with a new threat: The Abomination, an immensely strong foe.
Thor, the son of Odin, the Norse gods’ king, will take over his father’s throne in Asgard in the near future. On the day of Thor’s coronation, the gods’ foes, the Frost Giants, assault the palace in violation of their contract, he retaliates brutally. As a punishment, Odin sends Thor to Earth. While Loki, Thor’s brother, plots mayhem in Asgard, Thor, who has lost his powers, confronts his greatest danger.
When Loki, Thor’s evil brother, gains access to the Tesseract’s unlimited power, S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury organizes a heroic recruiting drive to avert the unprecedented threat to Earth. Fury’s “dream squad” includes Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, the Black Widow, and Hawkeye.
Thor The Dark World 2013
The gods of Asgard fought and defeated an evil species known as the Dark Elves in ancient times. The survivors were defeated, and the Aether, their ultimate weapon, was buried in a secret place. Jane Foster discovers the Aether and becomes its host hundreds of years later, requiring Thor to transport her to Asgard before Dark Elf Malekith captures her and uses the weapon to destroy the Nine Realms, including Earth.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014
Tony Stark has been plagued with stress and sleeplessness since saving New York from destruction, and his reliance on the suits that give him his Iron Man persona has become so strong that it has impacted every area of his life, including his relationship with Pepper. Tony must depend exclusively on instinct and resourcefulness to avenge his losses and protect the ones he loves when a malignant opponent known as the Mandarin destroys his personal world.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2014
After stealing an orb desired by Ronan, a powerful villain, brash space explorer Peter Quill becomes the target of persistent bounty hunters. To avoid Ronan, Quill is forced to form an uneasy alliance with four misfits: the gun-wielding Rocket Raccoon, the treelike humanoid Groot, the mysterious Gamora, and the vengeance-driven Drax the Destroyer. Quill must unite his motley crew to defend the universe when he realizes the orb’s full power and the cosmic threat it represents.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
A powerful extraterrestrial species, the Sovereign, hires Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians to secure its valuable batteries from intruders. The Sovereign deploys their armada to seek revenge after it is found that Rocket has stolen the treasures they were ordered to guard. The secret of Peter’s parentage is exposed as the Guardians try to flee.
Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015
Things go horribly wrong when Tony Stark reactivates a dormant peacekeeping program, requiring him, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, and the rest of the Avengers to reunite. The crew is pushed to the ultimate test as they face Ultron, a technological horror hell-bent on human extermination, while the destiny of Earth hangs in the balance. Along the journey, they meet Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, two strange and strong newcomers.
Ant Man 2015
Dr. Hank Pym, forced out of his own firm by former protégé Darren Cross, enlists the help of Scott Lang, a skilled thief just released from jail. Lang is transformed into Ant-Man, thanks to Pym’s training and the suit he wears, which allows him to shrink in size, possess superhuman strength, and command an army of ants. Cross, also known as Yellowjacket, must utilize his new talents to prevent the tiny hero from completing the same technology and utilizing it as a weapon of evil.
Captain America 2016
When the Avengers’ efforts result in collateral harm, political pressure grows to establish a system of responsibility. Members of the squad are severely divided by the current situation. Superheroes, Captain America thinks, should be free to defend mankind without intervention from the government. Iron Man, on the other hand, is vehemently opposed to supervision and strongly supports it. Black Widow and Hawkeye must choose a side as the argument develops into a full-fledged war.
Black Widow 2021
When a sinister plot with connections to her past surfaces, Natasha Romanoff, nicknamed Black Widow, is forced to confront the darkest pieces of her history. Natasha must deal with her past as a spy and the damaged relationships she left in her wake long before she became an Avenger, while she is pursued by a force that would stop at nothing to bring her down.
Spiderman: Homecoming 2017
Young Peter Parker goes home to live with his Aunt May after his adventure with the Avengers. Parker begins to accept his newfound identity as Spider-Man under the careful eye of mentor Tony Stark. He also attempts to get back to his usual routine but is sidetracked by ideas of demonstrating that he is more than simply a nice neighborhood superhero. When the terrible Vulture appears to harm all Peter loves dear, Peter will have to put his abilities to the test.
Black Panther 2018
T’Challa goes home to the African country of Wakanda after his father’s death to claim his rightful throne. As a formidable foe reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — is put to the test when he’s pulled into a war that puts Wakanda’s and the world’s fates in jeopardy. Faced with betrayal and peril, the young king must gather his friends and unleash Black Panther’s full might to destroy his adversaries and ensure the safety of his people.
Doctor Strange 2016
Dr. Stephen Strange’s life is turned upside down when he loses his hands in a vehicle accident. When standard treatment fails him, he turns to a secret enclave for healing and hope. He immediately discovers that the enclave is in the midst of a war with hidden evil powers bent on destroying reality. Strange is soon forced to choose between his life of money and prestige and his duty to safeguard the world as the world’s most powerful sorcerer.
Thor Ragnarok 2017
The powerful Thor, imprisoned on the opposite side of the cosmos, is pitted against the Hulk, his erstwhile comrade, and fellow Avenger, in a brutal gladiatorial fight. Thor’s fight for life propels him into a race against time to stop the all-powerful Hela from annihilating his homeworld and Asgardian civilization.
Ant man and the Wasp 2018
As a superhero and a father, Scott Lang is wrestling with the repercussions of his decisions. When Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym approach him, Lang must assume the Ant-Man suit once more and battle with the Wasp. As the dynamic partnership finds itself in an epic struggle against a formidable new opponent, the urgent mission eventually leads to secret discoveries from the past.
Avengers: Infinity war 2018
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, and the rest of the Avengers get together to face Thanos, their most formidable foe yet. Thanos is on a journey to acquire all six Infinity Stones in order to impose his warped will on reality. Everything the Avengers have battled for has led up to this point, and the destiny of the world and life itself has never been more unclear.
Avengers: Endgame 2019
Tony Stark, alone in space with no food or water, delivers a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply runs out. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, and Bruce Banner — must work out a method to resurrect their defeated comrades in time for an epic battle with Thanos, the terrible demigod who wiped out the world and the cosmos.
Spiderman: Far from home 2019
When Nick Fury comes up in Peter Parker’s hotel room to enlist him for a mission, his peaceful European vacation takes an unexpected turn. The planet is in peril when four gigantic elemental animals emerge from a hole in the cosmos, each symbolizing Earth, air, water, and fire. Parker quickly dons the Spider-Man costume to assist Fury and fellow superhero Mysterio in stopping the evil spirits from spreading devastation throughout the continent.