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Marvel Movies to Watch Before The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

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Disney+ has kicked off the Marvel tv shows in a big way with WandaVision. Up next on the list: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. But if you are new-ish to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you might be wanting to know what marvel movies to watch before The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Here’s your complete list! If you want to know if Falcon and the Winter Soldier is safe for kids, check out this post for details. It is rated TV-14.

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About The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

In Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,” Sam Wilson/Falcon and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, who came together in the final moments of “Avengers: Endgame,” team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience. 

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Marvel Movies to Watch Before The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Who’s Bucky Barnes and why do we care?

Sam Wilson is the new owner of Cap’s shield: are we cool with all that? (yes yes we are!)

If you have #allthequestions and need to catch up on Marvel movies before The Falcon and The Winter Soldier premieres on March 19th, this is the list for you.

ps- here’s a longer list of all the Marvel movies in order just in case you make the time!

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List of Marvel Movies to Binge Before The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Premiere

Here’s the quick bullet list if you just wanted to know the names of the movies to queue up on Disney+.

Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson have a pretty great history of vying for Captain America’s BFF- and some epic one-liners and fight scenes as well.

So it will be worth the time to watch a few of these movies to prepare yourself for the fun ahead of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier!

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I also included a few reasons why some of these made the list. Caution: mild spoilers ahead.

  1. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  3. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  4. Black Panther (2018)
  5. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  6. Avengers: Endgame (2020)
  7. Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)
  8. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
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Why You Want To Watch Captain America: The First Avenger Before Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Look, I’ve heard a few friends complain that this movie is slow and boring.

I’m sorry, what?

The Making of Captain-America

This movie is one of the foundations of the MCU so you really need to sit down and watch it.

Plus you get to know exactly who Bucky Barnes is and why he’s important to Steve Rogers and the rest of the MCU.

Captain America: Winter Soldier

If you only have time for one movie to watch before The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, I’d say pick this one.

It is also in my top 5 of Marvel movies, so you should be in for a great ride!

This one brings back Bucky Barnes- with a twist. He’s now The Winter Soldier (dun dun dunnn) and also gives us the glorious right-hand man of Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon.

If you need to quick intro to the two main characters in the Disney+ series, this is the movie for you.

You’ll Definitely Want To Watch Captain America: Civil War Before Falcon And The Winter Soldier

This movie isn’t always a favorite of MCU fans, but it gives some great Sam/Bucky moments.

And isn’t that what we’re here for?

Including my favorite one that you just gotta watch to really appreciate these two dudes!

Do You Need To Watch Avengers: Endgame Before Falcon And The Winter Soldier?

I’m going to go ahead with a big fat YES on this one.

After you get to know the dynmic between the three main characters, a wolf pack of super heroes if you will, then you’ll need to know why this show matters.

If rumors are true, we’re picking up the series with the funeral of Captain America, aka Steve Rogers and you know that’s going to pack a wallop.

Sam is shown using the shield in the trailer and we find out in this movie just how he scored Cap’s legacy.

So grab your tissues (you WILL need it) and settle down for this Marvel movie before watching The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

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