Avengers: Endgame is now in some theaters internationally and you can read MCU Comic’s full review here, but it’s still not going to hit US theaters for another day. People are wondering what movies to watch before seeing the final installment of the Infinity Saga, and after seeing the film these are the most essential to get the most out of the story. Don’t worry, this doesn’t have any major spoilers for the film.
The Avengers (2012)
The original Avengers movie is really where it all began, and even though every Marvel fan has seen this one multiple times; it’s worth watching one more time prior to seeing Avengers: Endgame. In this movie you see both the Space Stone (Tesseract) and Mind Stone (Loki’s Staff).
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
A lot of Marvel fans don’t like this installment, but it’s personally one of my favorites due to it being the first time the word “Infinity Stone” is mentioned in the MCU. This is where the Reality Stone, or Aether, is introduced and you should watch it again before Endgame.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Here’s where the Power Stone is introduced to the MCU and was a crucial element of the plot.
Doctor Strange (2016) – Optional
We saw a lot of Doctor Strange in Avengers: Infinity War, and he did have the Time Stone there, but if you never saw his origin movie this would be an optional one to check out in your re-watch.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War leads directly in Endgame, as they are two parts of one larger story. If you haven’t seen this one…what are you doing watching Endgame?
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)
People like to joke about skipping this movie in their MCU rewatch…don’t. It’s perhaps one of the most important installments to Endgame. Definitely watch this one before heading to the theater.
Captain Marvel (2018)
If you haven’t seen Captain Marvel yet, you might want to. Not just for her origin, but without watching this movie and seeing the post-credit scene you’re missing a big introduction in the MCU.
Agent Carter (TV Series)
A TV series in a MCU movie re-watch? Uh oh, those people who think the TV shows aren’t canon to the movie won’t like that. It’s very minor but you might want to watch just an episode or two of Agent Carter as well.
There you have it. If you watch these MCU movies (optionally Doctor Strange) and an episode or two of Agent Carter, you’ll definitely get the most out of Avengers: Endgame.