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The Ultimate Guide to Watching Movies in Order

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I’ve put together the ultimate guide to watching movies in order lists from my blog- check these posts out when you have questions on what to watch next! These lists cover Marvel movies in order, Star Wars movies in order, Harry Potter movies in order, Disney Halloween movies and Disney Christmas movies— and more. 


Blogging about entertainment over the years means I get a lot of emails and requests from my community of movie lovers.

One of the biggest requests I’ve received revolves around the best way to watch movies in order when discovering a new fandom. 



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The Ultimate Guide to Watching Movies in Order

Believe it or not, there are people who haven’t jumped on board the Millennium Falcon just yet!

Gasp, I know.

We’re talking things like Star Wars and Marvel, though there are others that make the movies lists I’ve put together. 

Here are a few links to check out that will hopefully help your next movie marathon go smoothly. 


How to watch movies in order


Movies in Order Lists

The first thing to know is that most of these movies in order lists come with options. 

There’s really no bad way to watch a Marvel movie marathon or to catch up on the Harry Potter movies. Trust me, I’ve tried them all!

But sometimes you might be short on time or looking to follow in a specific order such as chronological order or release order. 

These movies in order lists try to provide you with the reasons why you might want to watch a new fandom in a specific order. 


Marvel Movie Lineup & MCU Release Schedule. Follow the Marvel movies in order over the next few years!


Start Your Marvel Movie Marathon 

Marvel is HUGE right now. 

YUUGEEEEE I tell you! 

And it’s about to get even bigger in 2019. 

Captain Marvel is out now and Avengers: Endgame comes out next week. You want to get caught up before you see these movies!  




And if you want to stay up to date on the upcoming Marvel Movie Lineup, be sure to stop by and check this post periodically. As releases are announced, I’ll make sure this list is up to the minute!

Mark Your Calendar With The Marvel Movie Lineup & 2019 Marvel Movie Schedule

The first post I wrote along these lines came about just over a year ago. 

I was lucky enough to attend the Thor: Ragnarok red carpet premiere and a few friends, family, and blog readers were interested in all things Marvel leading up to my trip. 

They wanted to know what movies to watch before Thor: Ragnarok. 


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To help them follow along and get ready for all things Thor, I started with this post:

Movies to Watch Before Thor: Ragnarok | Plus Bonus Featurette

Turns out, it was super helpful!

And to date, it’s the most popular Marvel Movies in Order post I’ve written. 


Marvel Avengers Movies List: Marvel Avengers Movies In Order before Infinity War #Marvel #InfinityWar #Avengers #MarvelMovies #MCU


I figured if this was a good starter post, then maybe I could write another one with more details and ways to watch Marvel movies in order.

This mega Marvel movie marathon post was born!

Get your Marvel Movie Marathon started with Marvel Movies in Order

It’s all there for you, laid out with a variety of movie watching options. 

You can watch the Marvel movies in chronological order, Marvel movies in release order, and there’s even a short list for folks with less time. 

But really, you just want to watch them all!


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Start Your Star Wars Movie Marathon

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… I watched my first Star Wars movie in the theaters. 

My parents couldn’t wait for a babysitter to see The Empire Strikes Back, so there I was, 3-years-old, watching my first Star Wars film. 

Parenting done right: because I was hooked and have been a life-long fan of the franchise!

Just like with Thor, I started with a primer for The Last Jedi:

Movies to Watch Before Star Wars: The Last Jedi | New Last Jedi Trailer

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And in case you didn’t know, we’ve got a Star Wars movie coming in December 2019- so you’ll want to start your Star Wars movie marathon now to get prepared!

This sounds like it’s going to be the last Star Wars movie for a while, so I’m going to be soaking it in when it hits theaters next year. 

What better way than a deep dive into the various lists of Star Wars movies in order?

Complete List of Star Wars Movies in Order

Searching for the perfect way to watch the Star Wars movies in order? I have lists! Different ways to find your perfect Star Wars movies order. From New Hope to Solo! #starwars #starwarstimeline #solo #hansolo #starwarsmovies #moviemarathon

From a New Hope to Solo, you’re going to need these lists to see which way makes sense to you. 

Are you a Star Wars chronological order watcher? Or maybe a Machete Order watcher? 

Wait? What is the Star Wars Machete Order? Check that post to find out! 


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Start Your Harry Potter Movie Marathon

The big news surrounding Harry Potter right now is the controversial 2nd Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Critics are mixed; some are loving the movie and the characters. 

Harry Potter movies order includes the Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindlewald Dumbledore and Newt Scamandar
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
(L-R) JUDE LAW as young ALBUS DUMBLEDORE and EDDIE REDMAYNE as Newt Scamander in Warner Bros. Pictures’ fantasy adventure “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Others are questioning JK Rowling and her vision. 

The good news? There are more Harry Potter movies coming, so I’m hopeful that some of those answers will be revealed. 

Until then, be sure to watch this list of Harry Potter movies in order before you head to the theaters for Crimes of Grindelwald. 

Harry Potter Movies in Order Before Crimes of Grindelwald

Use this Harry Potter movies in order list to pick the perfect way to watch your Harry Potter movie marathon! From Sorcerer's Stone to Crimes of Grindelwald, and everything Hogwarts in between. #harrypotter #harrypottermovies #movies #moviemarathon

You’ll be sure to find your perfect Harry Potter movie list there!

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Disney Movie Lists You Need In Your Life

I have a lot of fandoms, but the one I love the most has a pair of mouse ears attached to it. 

Yup, I’m a Disney person. 

And chances are, you are too. Or at least you might be easily persuaded to become one with a few Disney movie marathons under your belt!

I have a couple of Disney movie lists to choose from, with more to come in the future. 

Get your Disney movie marathon started now!


Disney Halloween Movies

70 of the Best Disney halloween movies


Love Halloween? Love Disney?

Then you probably live for Disney Halloween movies lists like this. 

Over 70 of the Best Disney Halloween Movies

If I can’t be at the parks seeing this: 

Giant mickey shaped pumpkin at Disneyland

I’ll definitely fire up the TV at home and watch some Disney Halloween movie marathons instead!

Disney Christmas Movies

But what about Christmas, you might say?

Don’t worry: Christmas is also my jam. And yup, a Disneyland Christmas is right up there with things I pretty much live for. 

Sleeping Beauty Castle Christmas Lights
photo: @kingdomscastlesandmagic on Instagram

If this sounds like you, too, then I’ve got a list of Disney Christmas movies just for you. 

Plus I threw in the Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movies list this year as well. Hopefully, that helps you plan out some good Christmas movie binge watching!

The Ultimate Disney Christmas Movies List

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More Movie Lists You Might Want to Check Out

One last section to include other “catch-all” movie lists posts. As I dig more up, I’ll include them here. 

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As you can see, there’s a ton out there in the movies in order list realm. And the great news is: you never have to leave this blog to find it all!

Pin, bookmark, PM to yourself and come back often. 

Happy movie marathon watching! 

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