The movie, Avengers: Infinity War, has been years in the making with various other movies providing the background and motivation that are key to understanding this latest movie. Watching the various movies in the Marvel universe that led to Infinity War is important in order to catch the full significance of each of the Marvel characters. If you’ve already seen Infinity War, now is the perfect time to watch these Marvel movies and televisions shows before you watch Infinity War again. If you haven’t seen the latest Avengers movie, here are the film, in order, you’ll want to watch to get ready.
Remember, there is nothing better than watching a buddy (and, in some cases, not so buddy-buddy) movie with your own friends. Gather your gang of super heroes together to watch these fabulous Marvel movies. Don’t forget to set the stage by purchasing a few life-sized Marvel character cardboard cutouts to impress and entertain your friends.
As with all Marvel movies, make sure you watch the movie through the final credits to catch all the scenes of related upcoming films that are hidden there.
Iron Man (2008)
Fans who grew up reading Marvel Comics may not think of Iron Man of being this much of the central figure within the Avengers but in the movies, Tony Stark and Stark Industries are pivotal. This is the movie where Marvel began revamping characters and producing them through Marvel Studios. This took the Marvel universe in an entirely new direction. Plus, Robert Downey, Jr. does an amazing job portraying the heart and humour that are central to Marvel’s appeal. He’s a rich, spoiled bad boy who overcomes problems to become a better person….but still remaining an entertaining bad boy.
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry so don’t miss this movie. Bruce Banner and the Hulk both receive the credit they deserve as complex characters.
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Tony Stark is back and this movie provides key insights to other super heroes who will be key parts of the Avengers to be.
He’s hunky, he’s royalty, and he’s got family issues. There is something in this movie for everyone. There is even a little romance. Yum!
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
This movie can actually be watched before Iron Man or any of the other movies that were released earlier. That’s because this movie is set during World War II. Just make sure you watch it before The Avengers movie.
The Avengers (2012)
The gang is finally together. See how these distinct personalities react to each other and the challenges they face. ….and…ACTION!
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Usually by the third film in any series they have run out of ideas. Not this time!
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Perfect for a little break from the Earth and our typical problems.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
This movie takes place two years after The Avengers. It provides more insight into Captain America’s early days while he faces challenges in the modern world. Enjoy the teamwork with Black Widow and Falcon.
Don’t miss Part Two of our Avengers viewing guide.