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4 reasons to binge every Marvel movie rn

If you're anything like us, your TikTok FYP is probably full of Spider-Man content rn. So we were thinking: Wouldn't it be fun to go down a rabbit hole bingeing all of our fave superhero movies? And the best part is, you can totally catch them all on Disney+. Look no further for our top reasons why you need a Marvel binge ASAP.

1. Catch up before you see Spider-Man: No Way Home

In case you haven't seen it yet (or haven't run into any spoilers online...oops) there's still time for you to see the new Spider-Man in theaters. Even if you haven't seen any of the prior movies, that's A-OK. And if you have seen them, why not do a little rewatch to remember Spider-Man's place in the Marvel cinematic universe?

2. The amazing female role models 

We love a good female hero, and luckily Marvel has quite a few. Black Widow (AKA Natasha Romanoff) is a fierce assassin who chooses to use her talents for the good guys. Captain Marvel (AKA Carol Danvers) loved space so much that she ends up working for NASA before becoming the ultimate female superhero. And of course, Scarlet Witch (AKA Wanda Maximoff) severed herself from a world of evil in order to join the Avengers and fight for good. We can't help but feel inspired by the strength and power that these female characters showcase throughout their movies.

3. The eye candy

We can't help but address how *dreamy* the superheroes in the MCU are. Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and Spider-Man represent the goodness in people who save others...while also being, well, easy on the eyes. We're just saying, in case you needed a little motivation to watch these movies, just give Chris Evans (Captain America) a brief Google. You're welcome.

4. It’s an amaze way to chill with your friends

You can totally plan a fun girls' night around the Marvel movies. Having a list to stick to can be a fun way to decide what movies you're going to watch. Grab some popcorn and a fuzzy blanket, because a good movie binge sesh *never* fails to make your night cozy and fun. Your friends will love it, and you can even discuss that eye candy we mentioned previously.

The best way for newcomers to watch: Release order

Marvel releases movies in phases. The beginning of a new phase means that there will be new characters. Below is the list of Marvel movies in the order that they were released and by phase, which also includes Disney+ series like WandaVision and Loki.

Phase One:

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 Two:

7. Iron Man 3 (2013)
8. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
9. Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014)
10. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
11. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
12. Ant-Man (2015)

Phase Three:

13. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
14. Doctor Strange (2016)
15. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2017)
16. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
17. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
18. Black Panther (2017)
19. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
20. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
21. Captain Marvel (2019)
22. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
23. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

Phase Four:

24. WandaVision (Disney Plus series)
25. Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+ series)
26. Loki (Season 1) (Disney+ series)
27. Black Widow (2021)
28. What If...? (Disney+ series)
29. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
30. Eternals (2021)
31. Hawkeye (Disney+ series)
32. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

How to watch movies in chronological order:

Marvel has released the years in which each movie is set to have occurred. The following list is the chronological order of all the Marvel movies:

1. Captain America: The First Avenger (1942-1943)
2. Captain Marvel (1995)
3. Iron Man (2010)
4. Iron Man 2 (2011)
5. The Incredible Hulk (2011)
6. Thor (2011)
7. The Avengers (2012)
8. Iron Man 3 (2012)
9. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
11. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
12. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (2014)
13. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
14. Ant-Man (2015)
15. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
16. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2016)
17. Doctor Strange (2016-2017)
18. Black Widow (2017)
19. Black Panther (2017)
20. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
21. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2017)
22. Avengers: Infinity War (2017)
23. Avengers: Endgame (2018-2023)
24. Loki (outside of our time)
25. What If...? (also outside of our time)
26. WandaVision (2023)
27. Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings (2023-2024)
28. Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2023-2024)
29. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2024)
30. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2024)
31. Eternals (2024)
32. Hawkeye (2024)

Show us how you're binging the Marvel movies on Insta @girlslifemag!

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by Olivia Brown | 1/22/2022