Let’s accept the fact that watching the X-Men movies is messy but interesting. So, many timelines running parallel always make it difficult to catch the order. So here we are with the solution to this problem. In the article below you will find the perfect X-Men Watch order.
The X-Men, Wolverine, Jean Grey, the mutants, Deadpool, and many more are all the characters from the X-Men universe. There are almost thirteen movies released in the X-Men series and to understand the X-Men timeline properly. It is important to watch all of them in perfect order. So, here is the article that will tell you about the X-Men movies in order to watch.
Although the first movie to release in the X-Men Universe was X-Men in the year 2000. But, if you move chronologically then the correct X-Men Watch order starts from the Movie X-Men First Class, released in the year 2011.
Shocking!! Well, this is the way things happen in the X-Men universe. We have mentioned the perfect X-Men movie “watch order” in the article below.
X-Men Watch Order
Further in the article, you will be reading about the chronological X-men watch order. We have also mentioned the list of the “X-Men Movies Watch Order According To Release Date”.
1. X Men First Class
X Men First class is not the first movie to be released in the X Men Movie series but it is surely the first one to be seen if you go by the chronological order. The movie is set up in 1962 and is the prequel to the X-Man movies. The story revolves around two partners Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr. Both of them try to stop a mad Nazi Mutant Scientist.
2. X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Well, you can call Days Of Future Past the most confusing and mind-bending movie in the X-Men Universe. If seen periodically then the movie should be seen at the last but if you want a proper plot set for the first X-Men Spinoff Wolverine then it should be the second one to be seen chronologically.
The movie is set in the year 2023. But, a parallel timeline of 1973 is also seen. I know that it is confusing, we have tried to make it simpler for you. The plot of the movie is, Wolverine from the future that in 2023, goes back to 1973. The purpose of his trip was to stop Bolivar Trask from creating indestructible Sentinels, using Mystique’s blood.
3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the first spinoff in the X-Men universe. The story originally deals with the origin of Wolverine. The story starts in 1845 but the major events of how Logan lost his memory take place in 1979. So, this makes the movie third in the row of X-Men watch order chronologically.
4. X-Men: Apocalypse
If you go with the X-Men watch order chronologically then the next movie you should watch is X-Men: Apocalypse. The movie is set in 1983. The plot of the movie is, an immortal mutant has woken up and started assembling the other mutants to conquer mankind. But Professor X and Raven will lead an army of young X-men to stop the mutants from destroying the world.
5. Dark Phoenix
You can call the Dark Phoenix the Prequel of the X-Men series. If you leave the last scene of the movie where Jean Grey turns into the Phoenix. Rest everything sets the perfect plot for the X-Men movie.
The movie was set in the year 1992 that makes it the fifth in the list of the X-Men chronological watch order.
X-Men was the first movie to be released in the X-Men universe. The movie was released in the year 2000 and has the modern-day setup therefore if moved chronologically then it is the movie to be seen after the dark phoenix. However, you have to remember that Jean Grey turning into Phoenix has nothing to do with the X-Men.
7. X2: X-Men United
X2: X-Men United is the sequel of the first X-Men Movie and there is no doubt that it is the next movie to watch after the X-Men(2000). The movie was set in the present time, three years after the first X-Men, 2003. The plot of the movie revolves around the chief of the villain army getting access to the past and future of the X-Men. He tries to get the mutants back to the world and once again X-Mn will save the world from them.
8. X-Men: The Last Stand
The third in the sequence of the X-Men movies is the X-Men: The Last Stand. The movie was made three years after the X2 and set in the present time that was 2006. So, if we move chronologically its X-Men watch order would be number 8.
The story of the X-Men: The Last Stand is that the vaccine for the cure of mutants has been found, which means the mutants can now choose normal life and end the everlasting war.
9. The Wolverine
The Wolverine by 20th Century Fox can be said as a sequel of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the X-Men: The Last Stand. The movie was set up in the year 2013 that makes it the next movie to watch after X-Men: The Last Stand.
The story was set in Japan, where more than a hundred-year-old Wolverine is suffering from the trauma of Jean Grey’s death in X2. He has forgotten his powers. The story moves further as his enemies and ghosts from the past start disturbing his silence and he regains his strength.
Deadpool is not directly linked to the X-Men series but we are here to provide you the full guide on the X-Men watch series. So, it is your choice to watch the movie or not. Well, the movie was released in 2016 and is based on the present time. So, it finds its position at number 10 in the Chronological X-Men Watch order.
11. The New Mutants
Well, here is an interesting gossip about the movie. The director wanted “The New Mutant” to be set in the 1990s. But the bad box office performance of the X-men Apocalypse made them release the movie in the present day time.
The movie does not directly affect the timeline of the X-Men series but if you wish to complete the X-Men series then you can watch it.
12. Deadpool 2
Deadpool 2 is the sequel to Deadpool released in 2016. The plot of the movie was set up in the year 2016. The plot of the movie is that Deadpool travels back in the time of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Kills Ryan Reynolds who is the previous iteration of Deadpool’s Character.
Logan can be called the finale of the X-Men series. The movie is set up in the year 2029. You can call it the finale of the X-Men universe because many major characters die in the movie.
The plot of the movie is, a weary Logan finds a small girl mutant, who is just like him. He then tries to save the girl from the dark forces.
X-Men Movies Watch Order According To Release Date
- X-Men – 14 July 2000
- X2 – 2 May 2003
- X-Men: The Last Stand – 26 May 2006
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine – 1 May 2009
- X-Men: First Class – 3 June 2011
- The Wolverine – 26 July 2013
- X-Men: Days of Future Past – 23 May 2014
- Deadpool – 12 February 2016
- X-Men: Apocalypse – 27 May 2016
- Logan – 3 March 2017
- Deadpool 2 – 18 May 2018
- Dark Phoenix – 7 June 2019
- The New Mutants – 28 August 2020
That was all about the X-Men movies in order to watch. We have mentioned the X-men Watch order both in chronological order and the date of release order. We recommend you watch the movies in chronological order. This will give you a better understanding of the film. If this article on “X-Men Series in Order To Watch” is helpful to you then don’t forget to tell us in the comments section.
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