Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies and TV Shows

Nobody does superhero blockbusters or epic crossovers quite like Marvel. Based on the famous comics, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) features some of kids' favorite superheroes -- including Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, and Black Panther -- teaming up together to fight against evil. But with so many movies and TV shows in the official MCU saga (and plenty more on the way), it can be hard to know where to start and what to watch next. Follow this list, which is arranged in release order to help you avoid potential end-credits-scene spoilers, and you won't miss a single second of the action.

For all things Marvel (i.e. movies, shows, and games not directly tied to the MCU story/timeline), check out our Marvel Age-by-Age Guide. And for more fun action, try our list of the Best Superhero Movies for Kids.

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Iron Man

age 13+

Great action, lots of style, some iffy stuff.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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MOVIE

The Incredible Hulk

age 14+

Bloodier action than other comic book adventures.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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MOVIE

Iron Man 2

age 13+

Downey whips out the big guns, sexy banter in fun sequel.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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MOVIE

Thor

age 13+

Surprisingly complex superhero action-adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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MOVIE

Captain America: The First Avenger

age 11+

Comic book adventure mixes patriotism, explosive action.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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MOVIE

The Avengers

age 13+

Heroes work together in explosive comic-book adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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MOVIE

Iron Man 3

age 13+

Fewer playboy antics, but still plenty of violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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MOVIE

Thor: The Dark World

age 13+

Teen-friendly comic-book sequel is brutal but not gory.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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MOVIE

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

age 13+

Heavy fantasy violence, but no sex in superhero sequel.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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MOVIE

Guardians of the Galaxy

age 12+

Marvel's sci-fi adventure has it all: laughs, action, charm.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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MOVIE

Avengers: Age of Ultron

age 13+

Superheroes reteam for entertaining, action-packed sequel.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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MOVIE

Ant-Man

age 12+

Clever, funny, cool Marvel movie has lots of sci-fi action.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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MOVIE

Captain America: Civil War

age 13+

Intense, entertaining adventure is a great threequel.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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MOVIE

Doctor Strange

age 12+

Mysticism, humor, and action surround unique Marvel hero.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

age 12+

Lots of laughs, thrills, tunes in slightly lesser sequel.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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MOVIE

Spider-Man: Homecoming

age 10+

Diverse, entertaining reboot has some language, violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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MOVIE

Thor: Ragnarok

age 12+

Funniest Thor movie has tons of style, plenty of violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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MOVIE

Black Panther

age 12+

Masterful Marvel film has depth, diversity -- and violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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MOVIE

Avengers: Infinity War

age 13+

Intense violence, strong messages in shocking Marvel epic.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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Ant-Man and the Wasp

age 12+

Funny, action-packed sequel is lighter Marvel fare.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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