Captain America is one of the most popular Marvel superheroes ever created. That is why this character has appeared in many MCU movies throughout the years. In 2011, the first ‘Captain America’ movie provided us with Captain America’s origin story, and he has been a symbol of hope, bravery, and wisdom ever since. In that regard, we bring you all Captain America movies in order.
Editor’s Note: This post is regularly updated to bring you the latest news regarding the Captain America movie franchise.
How many Captain America movies are there?
There are currently three Captain America movies. ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ was released in 2011, the second Captain America movie called, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ hit theaters three years later in 2014, and the third Captain America movie called, ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ was released in 2016. However, Steve Rodgers appeared as Captain America in other Marvel movies like ‘The Avengers,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ Captain America’s character is also a big part of ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ miniseries.
Captain America movies are centered around Steve Rodgers, who was administered a super soldier serum that enhanced his abilities and turned him into a superhero known as Captain America. He did not just turn out to be one of Earth’s greatest protectors but also a symbol of honor, bravery, and wisdom.
Captain America movies in order – at a glance
The first Captain America movie was released in 2011, and it provided an origin story of Steve Rodgers becoming Captain America. When Steve woke up at the end of the movie, after being frozen for nearly 70 years, it was also clear that he was about to become an important character and a big part of MCU’s future plans. So, it was only a matter of time before the sequel was released. In 2012, ‘The Avengers’ movie hit theaters, and we get to see Captain America leading Avengers in the battle against Loki and the Chitauri army.
After that, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ had Chris Evans once again portraying the character of Steve Rodgers in 2014, and a year later, Captain America fought Ultron alongside the Avengers in the movie ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ His story continued in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and culminated in the most important battles of his life, those against Thanos in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ After that, Steve Rodgers decided to pass his shield over, and we get to see what happens next in the show The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
So here are the Captain America movies in order, including Avengers movies and ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ miniseries:
- ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ (2011)
- ‘The Avengers’ (2012)
- ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ (2014)
- ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015)
- ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (2016)
- ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2019)
- ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2020)
- ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ (2021)
Captain America played an important part throughout history as a superhero and a symbol of hope and valor. After the events during WW2, Cap continued to fight for a better world also 70 years later when he woke up after being frozen.
When that happened, he had to face some ghosts from the past, confront alien threats, and sometimes stand up against his friends. After Thanos was defeated. Steve Rodgers decided to pass his shield to someone else, and the new Captain America had a difficult task trying to fill Steve’s shoes, and we get to see that in the show ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.’
What is the best way to watch Captain America movies?
The best way to watch all the movies where Captain America appears is by watching them in order of release. This means starting with the first Captain America movie, then the Avengers movie, and after that, you should watch: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ and finally ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.’
Captain America movies in order by release date, including all appearances
Captain America movies, including other movies where the character appears, are released as follows:
1. ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ (2011)
This Captain America origin story follows Steve Rodgers, a skinny kid from Brooklyn that wants nothing more than to serve his country in WW2. After showing some remarkable personality traits, he is selected to be a part of the government program and is administered the super soldier serum. The serum enhances Steve’s abilities immensely, and he becomes first America’s superhero.
2. ‘The Avengers’ (2011)
Loki comes to Earth looking for Tesseract and brings a fleet of Chitauri’s army alongside him. The Avengers initiative is activated as the first line of defense against the threats like that, and Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk, Hawkeye, and Thor has to fight together to defeat Loki and prevent him from subjugating Earth.
3. ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ (2014)
In ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier,’ Steve Rodgers finds out that the S.H.I.E.L.D. has been compromised and has to find the culprit behind Nick Fury’s attempted assassination. Captain America and Black Widow team up with the United States Air Force Pararescueman veteran Sam Wilson in order to stop Winter Soldier. This turns out to be somewhat complicated when Steve finds out who the Winter Soldier really is.
4. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015)
Tony Stark’s plan to protect the world goes sideways as the product of his creation, Ultron, turns against humanity. The Avengers must assemble to defeat Ultron and prevent world destruction.
5. ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (2016)
After the events in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ the world started to have mixed feelings regarding the Avengers’ actions. They are presented with Sokovia Accords, which state that the Avengers will have to operate under supervision. The Avengers have to decide on whether to sign the Accords or retire. Iron Man and Captain America find themselves on different sides of this important decision.
6. ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2019)
Thanos is on a mission to collect all of the Infinity Stones, so he comes to Earth where the rest of them are. Captain America and Iron Man have to put aside their differences and fight together against the most powerful enemy they have ever encountered.
7. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2020)
Five years after Thanos wiped half of the Universe from existence, the Avengers have found a way how to undo that and restore the balance to the Universe. Captain America is determined that they have to take the chance, no matter how minimal it may seem, and try to make things right once again.
8. ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ (2021)
After the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ the world is still recuperating. Sam Wilson and Bucky have lost their friend and are still trying to find peace with that, but when a new threat arises and the government appoints a new Captain America, The Falcon, and the Winter Solider have to team up to stop the Flag Smashers.
Where to watch Captain America movies?
You can watch all Captain America movies on the Disney Plus streaming platform. The other movies and shows where Captain America appears, like ‘The Avengers,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ and ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,’ are also available on Disney Plus.
Are Captain America movies connected? Do you need to watch them in a specific order?
All Captain America movies are connected, and the other movies and the show mentioned in this article also directly connect with the Captain America movies. It is preferable that you watch all movies, including all the other movies and shows where Captain America appears in order of their release.
In that way, you will get a well-rounded story from Captain America’s origin story to his passing his shield over to new generations. By watching the movies and the show in order of their release, you will also get a deeper insight into Captain America’s character, which is great.
Will there be more Captain America movies?
There will be more Captain America movies in the future. Captain America: Brave New World is scheduled to be released on July 26, 2024.
Originally the movie was titled ‘New World Order’ and was scheduled to be released in May. However, due to the recent WGA strike, almost all Marvel projects have been affected. The movie is set to introduce several new villains to Captain America’s storyline and provide important plot points for future Avengers crossover movies.
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