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Each year brings a new installment (or more) to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, meaning audiences finally ready to catch up on the phenomenon and fans wanting to revisit the full story may be looking for ways to do before the next chapter. That includes, namely, the upcoming 2021 new movies releases of Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Eternals. That is not even counting the Disney+ Marvel TV shows that have already come out this year.
Thankfully, if you keep up with your streaming services, there are lots of readily-available ways you can watch or rewatch the best Marvel movies. There are also a few ways you can rent them, too, if you're not as inclined to pay for streaming services like Amazon Prime and Disney+. In either case, we are here to help.
We've listed all of the Marvel movies in order of their theatrical release, including where you can stream or rent them.
Iron Man (2008)
It's the one that started it all. The blockbuster that built the Marvel Cinematic Universe empire. In Iron Man, billionaire genius and mechanical mastermind Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) builds a mechanized suit of armor and becomes the world-saving superhero.
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
In The Incredible Hulk, we're reintroduced to scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) and his alternate rage-filled persona, The Hulk, as he attempts to cure himself while also on the run from government officials. Unfortunately, The Incredible Hulk is not streaming anywhere at this time.
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Following his announcement at the end of Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) must battle Russian scientist Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke), who has developed similar technology and uses it to pursue his vendetta against the Stark family for past grievances in Iron Man 2.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
In Captain America: The First Avenger, we're introduced to Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), a plucky young patriot who, in the midst of World War II, becomes the super soldier known as Captain America, who must use his newfound muscle-bound powers in order to defeat the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).
The Avengers (2012)
In The Avengers, their first team-up movie, the world-saving superhero group —Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) —assemble in order to stop Loki (Tom Hiddleston) from bringing havoc onto the world.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America (Chris Evans) teams up with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and The Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to uncover the dark conspiracies surrounding insidious activity within S.H.I.E.L.D., while also fighting against a mysterious assassin with a connection to Cap's past known as The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
In Guardians of the Galaxy, an unlikely band of social misfits and outlaws (Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper) reluctantly form a heroic team after stealing a powerful artifact and going on the run across the galaxy.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
In Avengers: Age of Ultron, their second team-up movie, the titular superhero group must stop Ultron (James Spader), an artificial intelligence being who wishes to wipe out humanity entirely.
In Ant-Man, ex-convict Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) teams up with scientist Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) who gives him access to his incredible shrinking technology, which he must use to embark on a dangerous heist with worldwide consequences.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
In Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers are internally fractured over opposing viewpoints - one led by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and the other led by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans).
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the Guardians (Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper) try to help Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) when a mysterious figure from his past (Kurt Russell) returns. They also come in contact once again with Nebula (Karen Gillan) while also meeting with Mantis (Pom Klementieff).
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Following his introduction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with an appearance in Captain America: Civil War, we follow Peter Parker (Tom Holland), a bright, socially-awkward high schooler. He tries to balance his life as a student and his obligations as Spider-Man under the tutelage of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) while living with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) in New York City and fighting the Vulture (Michael Keaton) in Spider-Man: Homecoming. At present, the movie does not have a proper streaming home, but will once the Sony Spider-Man movies hit Disney+ in 2022.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
In Thor: Ragnarok, the titular demigod (Chris Hemsworth) faces his biggest challenge yet when Hela (Cate Blanchett), Thor's half-sister, threatens his home planet of Asgard and nearly everything else he holds dear.
Black Panther (2018)
T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the crowned king of Wakanda, is challenged by Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), who wants to build a global revolution in Ryan Coogler's box office record-breaking, Best Picture-nominated Black Panther.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
In Avengers: Infinity War, the massive, multi-movie-connecting cinematic experience finds the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and several other characters within the MCU banding together against Thanos (Josh Brolin), as he attempts to collect all six Infinity Stones for a nefarious plan to create balance within the universe.
Ant-Man And The Wasp (2018)
Scott Lang, a.k.a. Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and Hope van Dyne, a.k.a. The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), work together with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) in order to save Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) from the quantum realm in Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
In the climatic, three-hour extravaganza known as Avengers: Endgame, the remaining few Avengers must reverse the universal, life-altering damage caused by Thanos (Josh Brolin) at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
In Spider-Man: Far From Home, the final installment of the MCU's Phase 3, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) hopes to take a break from being Spider-Man by embarking on a European school trip. But as you'd expect, trouble soon finds him. For non-Starz subscribers, the Spider-Man sequel, which will one day be available to stream on Disney+, can only be purchased on Amazon, but not rented at the moment.
Well, there you have it. Now, as long as you have access to Disney+ or an Amazon account, you should have no problem catching yourself up with what is going on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you are already caught up, what's your favorite MCU movie?