Marvel Cinematic Universe is a grand fictional place that keeps getting bigger and bigger as time passes. There are over thirty movies in the franchise, and in this article, you can find a ranked list of them all, from the longest movie to the shortest. So, without further ado, let’s get to it.
|‘Avengers: Endgame’||3 hours 1 minute|
|‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’||2 hours 41 minutes|
|‘Eternals’||2 hours 36 minutes|
|‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’||2 hours 30 minutes|
|‘Avengers: Infinity War’||2 hours 29 minutes|
|‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’||2 hours 28 minutes|
|‘Captain America: Civil War’||2 hours 27 minutes|
|‘The Avengers’||2 hours 23 minutes|
|‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’||2 hours 21 minutes|
|‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’||2 hours 17 minutes|
|‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’||2 hours 16 minutes|
|‘Black Panther’||2 hours 14 minutes|
|‘Black Widow’||2 hours 14 minutes|
|‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’||2 hours 13 minutes|
|‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’||2 hours 12 minutes|
|‘Thor: Ragnarok’||2 hours 10 minutes|
|‘Iron Man 3’||2 hours 10 minutes|
|‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’||2 hours 10 minutes|
|‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’||2 hours 6 minutes|
|‘Iron Man’||2 hours 6 minutes|
|‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’||2 hours and 5 minutes|
|‘Iron Man 2’||2 hours 4 minutes|
|‘Captain America: The First Avenger’||2 hours 4 minutes|
|‘Captain Marvel’||2 hours 4 minutes|
|‘Guardians of the Galaxy’||2 hours 2 minutes|
|‘Thor: Love and Thunder’||1 hour 59 minutes|
|‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’||1 hour 58 minutes|
|‘Ant-Man’||1 hour 57 minutes|
|‘Thor’||1 hour 55 minutes|
|‘Doctor Strange’||1 hour 55 minutes|
|‘The Incredible Hulk’||1 hour 52 minutes|
|‘Thor: The Dark World’||1 hour 52 minutes|
|‘The Marvels’||1 hours 45 minutes|
1. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ – 3 hours and 1 minute
The longest movie in the MCU franchise is ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ which lasts three hours and one minute. This movie presents the culmination of everything that’s been going on in the MCU up to that point, and Joe Russo explained that the movie was so long because there were many characters in it. They all needed adequate runtime and a proper story with high emotional stakes.
2. ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ – 2 hours and 41 minutes
This movie is two hours and forty-one minutes long, making it the second-longest movie in the franchise. With Chadwick Boseman’s demise in real life, many things needed to be adapted in the movie for the succession of the new Black Panther and the introduction of new characters.
3. ‘Eternals’ – 2 hours and 36 minutes
‘Eternals’ lasts two hours and thirty-six minutes, making him among the franchise’s longest ones. Many critics consider this movie too long due to its slow pace, but a vast cast needed an adequate runtime and introduction to the franchise.
4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.’ – 2 hours and 30 minutes
The most recent installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy is two hours and thirty minutes long. This is what the movie’s director, James Gunn, had to say about its runtime: ‘It was necessary to experience the full arc for every major Guardians character, not only for this film, but for the trilogy (or, I should say, trilogy plus).’
5. ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ – 2 hours and 29 minutes
Infinity War is two hours and twenty-nine minutes long, making it also one of the longest ones in the franchise. Just like in Endgame, the complex storyline needed adequate runtime to be presented adequately.
6. ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ – 2 hours and 28 minutes
The latest Spider-Man movie is two hours and twenty-eight minutes long. The movie was shorter than initially intended but needed this long runtime to connect all the dots with so many villains involved, including all three Spider-Mans.
7. ‘Captain America: Civil War’ – 2 hours and 27 minutes
The movie ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is two hours and twenty-seven minutes long. Several events needed to happen before the ultimate clash between the Avengers’ ranks, and that took time.
8. ‘The Avengers’ – 2 hours and 23 minutes
‘The Avengers’ movie is also among the longest ones in the franchise and is two hours and twenty-three minutes long. This was the first Avengers’ assembly, so it makes sense that the movie is longer than many in the franchise.
9. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ – 2 hours and 21 minutes
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ movie is two hours and twenty-one minutes long, and it was originally planned to be over three hours long.
10. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ – 2 hours and 17 minutes
The second installment of Guardians of the Galaxy is two hours and seventeen minutes long, putting him among the top ten longest movies in the franchise.
11. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ – 2 hours and 16 minutes
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier is two hours and sixteen minutes long. The movie is considered one of the best in the franchise in terms of combining themes like politics, thrill, conspiracy, etc.
12. ‘Black Panther’ – 2 hours and 14 minutes
‘Black Panther’ is two hours and fourteen minutes long. The movie is praised for its outstanding celebration of black culture and won the Academy Awards for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.
13. ‘Black Widow’ – 2 hours and 14 minutes
‘Black Widow’ is also two hours and fourteen minutes long, like ‘Black Panther.’ Some critics consider it too long as it did not fill out all that runtime with quality content. One thing is for sure, though: Natasha deserved her standalone movie way sooner.
14. ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ – 2 hours and 13 minutes
The first Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker is two hours and thirteen minutes long. Many critics agree this was the perfect length for this movie, considering it was the first solo movie with the famous web-slinger in the main role in MCU (before all the multiverse stuff happened).
15. ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ring’ – 2 hours and 12 minutes
This movie is two hours and twelve minutes long. The interesting fact about this movie is that Marvel took 20 years to make it. The first idea of making a movie about Shang-Chi emerged over two decades ago, in 2001, and was planned to be a part of Marvel’s Phase One movies.
16. ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ – 2 hours and 10 minutes
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is two hours and ten minutes long. The movie’s director, Taika Waititi, initially intended for this movie to be a hundred minutes long, but that changed later. The first cut he was happy with was a hundred and eighty minutes long.
17. ‘Iron Man 3’ – 2 hours and 10 minutes
The third Iron Man movie is two hours and ten minutes long. The original cut was three hours and fifteen minutes long, and it included some extra scenes like car chases and other villains alongside Aldrich Killian and Mandarin.
18. ‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ – 2 hours and 10 minutes
Tom Holland’s second Spider-Man solo movie is two hours and ten minutes long. Many critics agree that the runtime was more than enough because the movie did not have that much to offer and was, at moments, boring and uninspired.
19. ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ – 2 hours and 6 minutes
Doctor Strange’s second solo movie is two hours and six minutes long. The movie is shorter than initially expected because its runtime was reported to be two hours and twenty-eight minutes before the movie was released.
20. ‘Iron Man’ – 2 hours and 6 minutes
‘Iron Man’ was one of the first movies in the MCU; its runtime is two hours and six minutes. It’s about Iron Man’s origin story and the beginning of Robert Downey Jr.’s ten years of journey in the MCU.
21. ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ – 2 hours and 5 minutes
With its duration of two hours and five minutes, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ is the longest Ant-Man standalone movie.
22. ‘Iron Man 2’ – 2 hours and 4 minutes
The second Iron Man solo movie is two hours and four minutes long. The critics think that the movie may be too short or wanted to show too much in insufficient time. Either way, the movie was not as successful as intended.
23. ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ – 2 hours and 4 minutes
The first Captain America standalone movie is also two hours and four minutes long. The movie introduced Steve Rodgers to the MCU and his origin story.
24. ‘Captain Marvel’ – 2 hours and 4 minutes
‘Captain Marvel’ runtime is two hours and four minutes. The movie critics had a lot to say about this movie and complained, but the movie’s length was not one of those things. However, some plot details were revealed too soon in the movie.
25. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ – 2 hours and 4 minutes
This movie’s runtime is two hours and two minutes; it is the last movie on this list to last over two hours. Peter Quill, Rocket, Gamora, Groot, and Drax team up for the first time in this one.
26. ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ – 1 hour and 59 minutes
The fourth Thor movie is one hour and fifty-nine minutes long. The expectations from this movie were high, and unfortunately, those expectations weren’t met. Some fans also think that the movie was too short, among other things.
27. ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ -1 hour and 58 minutes
‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ is one hour and fifty-eight minutes long, just a minute longer than the first Ant-Man standalone movie.
28. ‘Ant-Man’ – 1 hour and 57 minutes
The first standalone movie featuring Ant-Man is one hour and fifty-seven minutes long. The movie follows Scott Lang and his journey to becoming an unusual superhero.
29. ‘Thor’ – 1 hour and 55 minutes
‘Thor’ is one hour and fifty-five minutes long. It follows the Asgardian god of thunder and his banishment to Earth, where humans become aware of alien existence.
30. ‘Doctor Strange’ – 1 hour and 52 minutes
‘Doctor Strange’s runtime is one hour and fifty-two minutes. This makes it one of the shortest movies in the whole MCU franchise.
31. ‘The Incredible Hulk’ – 1 hour and 52 minutes
‘The Incredible Hulk’ is one of the shortest movies in the franchise and is also one hour and fifty-two minutes long. It was the first movie in MCU that kickstarted everything, even though many consider ‘Iron Man’ to be the Kickstarter.
32. ‘Thor: The Dark World’ – 1 hour and 52 minutes
33. ‘The Marvels’ – 1 hours and 45 minutes
‘The Marvels’ is officially the shortest movie so far clocking in at 1 hour and 45 minutes. Luckily, the movie managed to convey both the overall message of the movie and set up good grounds for MCU’s future overall.
‘Thor: The Dark World’ is also one hour and fifty-two minutes long. The movie is the shortest among all Thor movies and among the shortest in the overall MCU franchise.
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