If you're like me then you love the Marvel Universe super hero movies, but have gotten lost in the multiple story lines. Well the website CNET.com has compiled the ultimate chronological list to watch them in order.

OK so that's confusing. But I'll explain the best that I can. There are story lines that tie together all of the movies, and even the TV shows from Netflix and broadcast TV. I'm not going to include the TV stuff because that's just overload for my brain. If you want to full list with the TV series too, you can find it here.

But the movies, which I have seen almost everything that's been released, are also tied together with plot points. If you just watch the movies in the order they were released, it skips around the Marvel world's timeline. So you need to watch them in a different order for the story lines to mesh properly. Or at least I think that's what you're supposed to do. This is what the "real world" would have been if the movies had been released according to where they supposedly happen in reality, not just how they were really released, to our reality. Get it? Me neither. And obviously the movies overlap, and maybe this order could have some of the movies change place, but mostly this is the timeline, or order of movies, for the Marvel characters world.

Here is that order, with the associated trailers for each movie.

It all starts with Captain America: The First Avenger. This shows you how this list will be out of the order the movies were released, since technically Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iran Man 2, and Thor were all released prior to the first Avenger. But Captain America fought in WWII, which is way before any of the other super heroes were made.

So again, #1 movie to watch is Captain America: The First Avenger

  • 2

    Iron Man


  • 3

    The Incredible Hulk

    Even though the movie Hulk, the first one with Eric Bana, was horrible, this one isn't better. But it does fall into this current Marvel world, so its on here. But you can skip it since Mark Ruffalo's third version of the Hulk is the best one anyway.


  • 4

    Iron Man 2


  • 5



  • 6

    Marvel's The Avengers


  • 7

    Iron Man 3


  • 8

    Thor: The Dark World


  • 9

    Captain America: Winter Soldier


  • 10

    Guardians Of The Galaxy


  • 11

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


  • 12

    Avengers: Age Of Ultron


  • 13



  • 14

    Captain America: Civil War


  • 15

    Doctor Strange


  • 16

    Spider-Man: Homecoming


  • 17

    Thor: Ragnarok

    This is a great movie by the way.


  • 18

    Black Panther


  • 19

    Avengers: Infinity War

    The trailer I'm posting isn't official, but it does look really good!


  • 20

    Ant-Man And The Wasp

    No trailer for this yet. But here's some leaked video stunt footage.


  • 21

    Captain Marvel

    No trailer for this yet. But there was a leaked video of something Marvel-ish.


  • 22

    The as of yet un-titled Avengers movie that will include a lot of characters.

    No trailer for this yet.

  • 23

    The as of yet un-titled Spider-Man sequel movie, with no trailer available yet.

    No trailer for this yet.

    So take some quality time this holiday season and catch up on all the awesome Marvel movies, in the order they should be watched, and catch all the extra plot points in there too.

    And if you've been too quick to leave the theater and have missed a lot of plot points from the after-credits scenes, here is a video showing most of those up through 2016.