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Captain America: The Steve Rogers MCU Watch Order

Captain America, also known as Steve Rogers, is one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). His journey from a scrawny kid from Brooklyn to the super-soldier leader of the Avengers is an essential thread in the MCU’s intricate narrative. If you’re interested in watching the MCU movies that prominently feature Steve Rogers in a starring role, this chronological guide is for you. Let’s dive into the Captain’s adventures, step by step.

1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

PG-13 | 124 MIN | RT: 80% / 75% | IMDB: 6.9

Begin your journey with Captain America: The First Avenger. This film serves as Captain America’s origin story, depicting his transformation into the super-soldier and his early battles during World War II.

2. The Avengers (2012)

PG-13 | 143 MIN | RT: 91% / 91% | IMDB: 8.0

In The Avengers, Steve Rogers joins forces with other superheroes, including Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk, to save the world from Loki’s invasion. This film marks the official formation of the Avengers, with Steve playing a central role.

3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

PG-13 | 136 MIN | RT: 90% / 92% | IMDB: 7.8

In this sequel, Captain America faces a new enemy, the Winter Soldier, and uncovers a deep conspiracy within S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s a crucial installment in his character arc.

4. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

PG-13 | 141 MIN | RT: 76% / 82% | IMDB: 7.3

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Steve Rogers, as Captain America, plays a vital part in the battle against Ultron and the evolution of the Avengers.

5. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

PG-13 | 147 MIN | RT: 91% / 89% | IMDB: 7.8

Captain America: Civil War features Captain America in a starring role as he faces off against fellow heroes over the Sokovia Accords. This film has a significant impact on his character’s journey.

6. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

PG-13 | 149 MIN | RT: 85% / 92% | IMDB: 8.4

Steve Rogers plays a key role in Avengers: Infinity War as the Avengers face the formidable threat of Thanos, showcasing his unwavering determination to protect the universe.

7. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

PG-13 | 181 MIN | RT: 94% / 90% | IMDB: 8.4

Conclude your Captain America marathon with Avengers: Endgame. This film marks a poignant moment for Steve Rogers as he takes on a central role in the climactic battle against Thanos and experiences a touching conclusion to his arc.

8. Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)

TV-14 | 5 HR | RT: 85% / 82% | IMDB: 7.1

As an optional epilogue, this Disney+ series focuses on the aftermath of Steve Rogers giving up the mantle of Captain America and explores what it really means to carry the shield as Sam Wilson works to be worthy to step into the role.

Watching the MCU movies starring Captain America in chronological order is an exhilarating experience, allowing you to follow the evolution of this iconic character from a humble soldier to a legendary Avenger. From his early days in Captain America: The First Avenger to his emotional farewell in Avengers: Endgame, Captain America’s journey is a testament to heroism, sacrifice, and the enduring legacy of one of the MCU’s most beloved characters. Enjoy your Captain America marathon and relive the adventures of the First Avenger!

Last Updated: November 7, 2023
All images used in this article are courtesy of Marvel Studios.

Station Manager of LTN Radio and co-host of "Rise & Shine, Nerds". Matt is a third-generation radio station manager who has done pretty much every job in the radio industry. Matt is the father of two boys and a little girl. It's probably the best thing about him.

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