If you have not seen Avengers Endgame yet you are in luck especially if you are a fan but not a die-hard fan. There are 21 films in total that precede this Endgame. I would say watch all but that may be an OD so I’d say watch the essential 7 and here they are in no particular order.
The Avengers original
The Avengers was released in 2012 and it sets up the Avengers world in terms of characters and style Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Hawkeye and Captain America all come out to join in the fight of good over evil… In Avengers time round they are fighting Thor’s step-brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) here. The connection to Endgame Loki got his power to fight the Avengers and threaten to take over the Universe from a sceptre that was given him by fellow titan Thanos.
Thor: The Dark World
Thor The Dark World was released in 2013, the second film in Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe takes place between Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as well as preceding the events of Guardians of the Galaxy.
IN the story Thor’s brilliant physicist girlfriend Jane Foster played by Natalie Portman find the Aether a secret weapon that leads her and Thor to the Dark Elf leader Malekith played by Christopher Eccleston. He captures her to take control of the Nine Realms a bloody war ensues to reclaim Aether. Its tie into the Avengers Endgame is that in fact, Aether is an Infinity stone that now rests in Thanos’s gauntlet.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Released in 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy is about brash space scavenger Peter Quill played by Chris Pratt finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting racoon played by Bradley Cooper, Groot Vin Diesel, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer played by Dave Bautista. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Collapse This orb is indeed an Infinity Stone and is of utmost importance to Thanos.
Avengers Age of Ultron
Then in 2015 came Avengers Age of Ultron Robert Downey Jr who plays Ironman spearheads a peacekeeping program that goes very very wrong. This forces him to call on Thor that is Chris Hemsworth, the Incredible Hulk played here by Mark Ruffalo and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble As they battle Ultron, a technological terror hell-bent on human extinction they realize that there is a much bigger more potent force of evil out there who is actually behind the quest for human extinction. Thanos is not spelt out there but those who know, know by now its Thanos.
Captain America: Civil War
Released in 2016, the story follows the devastation caused by Ultron in the nation of Sokovia, after a mission that goes wrong in Lagos, Nigeria, the United Nations is forced to create the Sokovia Accords. This accord seeks to put in place a system of accountability. This deeply divides members of the team. Captain America played by Chris Evans believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr is on the UN’s side as he says that there could be a case of oversight by the superheroes. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow Scarlett Johansson and Hawkeye played by Jeremy Renner must pick a side.
This leads to the civil War and disbanding of The Avengers. What follows is a vulnerability that exposes Earth to the forthcoming threat in Avengers Infinity War and the emergence to Thanos
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Released in 2018, this is the eighth film takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War and mostly before the events of Avengers: Infinity War.
Scott Lang Antman is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by the Red queen Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, entomologist and physicist and the Godfather of Ant man Antman must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy. ANy guesses who the new enemy is.
Avengers: Infinity War
Remember we saif that before you watch Avengers Endgame there are 7 Movies you must watch this is the final one, Avengers Infinity War. After many, a covert attempt to procure the Infinity Stones, the titan Thanos decides to take on the Avengers Along with his henchman known as the Black Order. He is hellbent on using the combination of the Infinity stones in a Gauntlet to wipe out the Avengers and half of all living creatures, all to bring balance to the universe as he put it and he almost succeeded. .
In the final scenes of Infinity War Thanos is given the Time Stone by Doctor Strange, who says it was the only way for these events to play out, putting them on the path to the titular Endgame.
And this is how the stories before Avengers End Game lead to the final film in the 10-year saga
So there it is the most important films from the MCU that will help you fill in the blanks and make the watching of the Avengers Endgame a fuller experience for you.