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How Long Would It Take To Watch Every Marvel Movie? MCU Total Runtime

The Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise brought Stan Lee’s artistic visions to life. There are 23 Marvel movies to date (let’s save the TV shows for later). 

If you’re planning to binge-watch all of these MCU movies, how long will it take to watch them? Let’s find out. 

How Long Would It Take To Watch All the Marvel Movies?

With 23 movies in total, the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero movies will take you more than two days to finish. And that’s without meal or bathroom breaks! Here’s a complete rundown. 


Marvel Movie Title

Official Runtimes

Iron Man

2 hours and 6 minutes

The Incredible Hulk

1 hour and 52 minutes

Iron Man 2

2 hours and 4 minutes

Thor

1 hour and 55 minutes

Captain America: The First Avenger

2 hours and 4 minutes

The Avengers

2 hours and 23 minutes

Iron Man 3

2 hours and 10 minutes

Thor: The Dark World

1 hour and 52 minutes

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

2 hours and 16 minutes

Guardians of the Galaxy

2 hours and 1 minute

Avengers: Age of Ultron

2 hours and 21 minutes

Ant-Man

1 hour and 57 minutes

Captain America: Civil War

2 hours and 27 minutes

Doctor Strange

1 hour and 55 minutes

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

2 hours and 16 minutes

Spider-Man: Homecoming

2 hours and 10 minutes

Thor: Ragnarok

2 hours and 13 minutes

Black Panther

2 hours and 14 minutes

Avengers: Infinity War

2 hours and 40 minutes

Ant-Man and the Wasp

2 hours and 5 minutes

Captain Marvel

2 hours and 3 minutes

Avengers: Endgame

3 hours and 2 minutes

Spider-Man: Far from Home

2 hours and 9 minutes


What’s the Best Order to Watch the Movies?

We recommend watching these Marvel movies in chronological order if you’re aiming for continuity of the storylines. We think it would make the most sense, too. 

1. Captain America: The First Avenger

Released: 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger

The movie introduces us to the vital points in the entire MCU - Stark Industries, SHIELD, and the Tesseract that holds one of the Infinity Stones. 

2. Captain Marvel

Released: 2019

Captain Marvel

In the movie, we get a glimpse of the young Nick Fury and his early years in SHIELD. 

3. Iron Man

Iron Man

Released: 2008

After watching Howard Stark in Captain America: First Avenger, we finally meet his son, Tony. 

4. The Incredible Hulk

Released: 2008

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk movie is connected to the first two films as it also introduces the Super Soldier program and the Avengers initiative. 

5. Iron Man 2

Released: 2010

Iron Man 2

Nick Fury recruits Tony Star to work side by side with the Avengers. We also meet Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow in the film. 

6. Thor

Released: 2011

Thor

We finally meet the God of Thunder in this film franchise. The movie also introduced the character of Hawkeye and the ongoing presence of SHIELD. 

7. The Avengers

Released: 2012

The Avengers

In the movie, we see all our Marvel Studios heroes meet for the first time. Of course, there’s also Loki and Eric Selvig. 

8. Thor: The Dark World

Released: 2013

Thor: The Dark World

The story continues for Thor, Loki, and Eric Selvig. In this MCU movie, we see the second Infinity Stone - the Reality Stone, and we are also introduced to the infamous Collector.

9. Guardians of the Galaxy

Released: 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

In Guardians of the Galaxy, we see Thanos and learn that he’s looking for the Infinity Stones. Aside from the Dark World, we get familiar with the cosmic universe of the MCU. 

10. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Released: 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The movie continues with the next adventure of the Guardians of the Galaxy. We see Quill/Star Lord meeting his alien “father” for the first (and last) time. 

11. Iron Man 3

Released: 2013

Iron Man 3

Now that the heroes are back on Earth, Tony Stark suddenly experiences bouts of anxiety attacks. 

12. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Released: 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Sharing similar aspects with Iron Man 3, this film shows exactly where SHIELD and Captain America were. We also get to meet Falcon for the first time. 

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13. Avengers: Age of Ultron

Released: 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron

In Age of Ultron, we catch our first glimpse of Vision and Scarlet Witch. Tony is also seen to be struggling with trying to protect the Earth.  

14. Ant-Man

Released: 2015

Ant-Man

We meet cat burglar Scott Lang as Ant-Man (thanks to Dr. Hank Pym’s Pym Particles), who tries to sneak into the Avengers compound. We learn that there’s a different dimension somewhere in the Quantum Realm.

15. Captain America: Civil War

Released: 2016

Captain America: Civil War

This film continues the Age of Ultron storyline and provides us more details about the Marvel characters of Scarlet Witch and Vision. We first heard about Wakanda and the Black Panther in the movie. 

16. Black Panther

Released: 2018

Black Panther

In this movie, we learn about the indestructible element Vibranium that impacted the Wakandan environment. Take note that Howard Stark made Captain America’s shield out of this element. 

17. Spider-Man: Homecoming

Released: 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

The film is set on Earth, with concurrent appearances by Captain America and Iron Man. 

18. Ant-Man and The Wasp

Released: 2018

Ant-Man and The Wasp

With Ant-Man and the Wasp, we delve a little deeper into how the Quantum Realm works. 

19. Doctor Strange

Released: 2016

Doctor Strange

The concept of time travel is further explained in this film, along with the idea of magic. We see the fourth Infinity Stone - the Time Stone here. 

20. Thor: Ragnarok

Released: 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

Just when things were finally starting to go well with Thor and Loki, Thanos invades their ship in his quest for the Infinity Stones.

21. Avengers: Infinity War

Released: 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Thanos wishes to restore balance in the universe by disintegrating half of all life forms.  Nick Fury signals an unknown hero. 

22. Avengers: Endgame

Released: 2019

Avengers: Endgame

Every hero we’ve seen from the previous films comes together to restore Earth, but sacrifices had to be made. 

23. Spider-Man: Far from Home

Released: 2019

Spider-Man: Far from Home

We see a world without Thanos and Iron Man in Far From Home. Spider-Man also reveals his identity to the public. 


So, How Long Would It Take You To Watch All MCU Films? 

It would take you around 50 hours or approximately 3,000 minutes to watch the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. If you’re thinking of a movie marathon over the weekend, make sure you have enough popcorn on the side. 

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