Chris Hemsworth’s Thor Odinson is now the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) superhero with the highest number of solo films after his newest venture, “Thor: Love and Thunder” in 2022. However, if you count all four Avenger movies he has appeared in as well, this mighty God of thunder truly exemplifies hard work!
Thor’s journey has taken him from a brash, exiled heir to an anguished brother and son. The Blip brought about his decline as he plunged into a hermit-like existence of carbs and gaming, before ultimately emerging as a roving cosmic pirate searching for where exactly he belonged in the universe. Through it all, Thor persevered through love gained (and lost), suffering great losses such as losing an eye only to triumphantly save everyone once more; so what lies ahead?
Although Chris Hemsworth stated that may take some time away from acting, there are plenty of opportunities for Thor across upcoming Marvel movies in order should they opt not to pursue another solo movie.
Ready to embark on Thor’s remarkable journey? We’ve gathered it all right here, arranging the timeline of his entire story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – from start to finish in chronological order. See below for an orderly listing of every step along Thor’s incredible path!
How Many Thor Movies Are in the MCU Film Series?
After the screening of “Thor: Love and Thunder”, audiences were left with a tantalizing hint that Thor would soon return. But in what form? The mid-credit sequence teased an upcoming nemesis, leaving viewers to speculate on its validity as well as if Chris Hemsworth’s iteration of Thor will be involved. With Marvel’s Multiverse Saga looming ahead, all possibilities remain open – prompting us to eagerly await confirmation!
Thor Movies in Chronological Order
#1 Thor (2011)
- RT Meter – 77% / RT Audience Score – 76% / IMDb – 7.0
- Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston
Chris Hemsworth made his grand entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thor, God of Thunder in Kenneth Branagh’s space and magic-filled adaptation. The film follows Thor, an untested prince who is taught humility and heroism after being betrayed by his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and falling for Earth scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). This Shakespearean family drama showcased not only Chris Hemsworth’s talent but also Tom Hiddlestone’s stellar performance which gave us a glimpse at just how far the MCU was willing to go with its biggest early gamble – introducing cosmic “science” to this ever-growing saga.
#2 Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
- RT Meter – 91% / RT Audience Score – 91% / IMDb – 8.0
- Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor partnered up with Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye to stop Loki’s alien invasion of Earth. While the film wasn’t focused primarily on Thor, his story revolved mostly around coming to terms with his family’s villainous ways. The Marvel movie was a triumphant success that gave fans their first peek of the MCU’s potential in bringing together grand characters and plots.
#3 Thor: The Dark World (2013)
- RT Meter – 66% / RT Audience Score – 75% / IMDb – 6.8
- Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard
After the events of “The Avengers,” Thor faced off against Dark Elves and suffered a devastating defeat. Jane, after coming into contact with an alien substance known as the Aether (otherwise known as the Reality Stone), found herself in Asgard for the first time ever, while Loki began his long journey down the path toward redemption. Although it’s not one of Marvel’s most beloved films, “Thor: The Dark World” still contains some incredibly important character developments that shouldn’t be overlooked.
#4 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- RT Meter – 76% / RT Audience Score – 82% / IMDb – 7.3
- Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans
Thor, unfortunately, suffered with the overwhelming amount of characters featured in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” His story, which was cut from the final film, detailed his vision of the Infinity Stones and how he’s a “destroyer”. Although Thor does still come together to help save everyone from Ultron during the climax, this turned out to be his least effective performance yet.
#5 Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
- RT Meter – 93% / RT Audience Score – 87% / IMDb – 7.9
- Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba
Taika Waititi’s direction of the third Thor movie, “Thor: Ragnarok,” was groundbreaking. It not only included big deaths and major MCU reveals, but it also resulted in destruction across realms – all while offering a laugh-fest! This welcomed change from dreary melodrama to jovial escapades proved beneficial for the character and led directly into “Avengers: Infinity War.” Though at first glance it may be difficult to comprehend how this venture could come together so seamlessly – somehow it did.
#6 Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
- RT Meter – 85% / RT Audience Score – 92% / IMDb – 8.4
- Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Josh Brolin, Chadwick Boseman
In “Avengers: Infinity War,” Thor maintained the comedic wit from Ragnarok, while still inserting into a momentous narrative with far-reaching effects. In an attempt to conquer Thanos, he formed Stormbreaker – an axe of cosmic power. Did he make it in time? Did his heroic strike land its mark? His decisions during this film shaped his fate for future movies and left him questioning if destiny had greater plans for him ahead.
#7 Avengers: Endgame (2019)
- RT Meter – 94% / RT Audience Score – 90% / IMDb – 8.4
- Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
Heroes in the “Avengers: Endgame” reacted differently to the tragedy of half of all life being wiped away, but Thor was particularly despondent and felt a great deal of guilt for what had happened. Through time travel and an emotional reunion with his beloved mother, however, he found the strength to participate in one last showdown against Thanos that would decide destiny itself. Despite featuring numerous characters within its extensive runtime, Thor’s story stood out as particularly memorable among viewers.
#8 Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
- RT Meter – 63% / RT Audience Score – 77% / IMDb – 6.3
- Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson
As Thor’s fourth movie, Taika Waititi and Natalie Portman returned with a thrilling story about two Thors as well as an emotional yet devastating love. Iconic actor Christian Bale stepped into the villainous role of Gor the God Butcher, a desperate alien trying to murder all gods while Ms. Portman transformed herself for her new title – The Mighty Thor! It was complete with thrilling action scenes, hilarious jokes, and tender moments alongside Guns N’ Roses tunes that had everyone on their toes until the very end!
How to Watch the Thor Movies in Order by Release Date
If you want to watch all of the movies in release order, then look no further! The following list has everything that you need:
- Thor – May 6, 2011
- Avengers – May 4, 2012
- Thor: The Dark World – November 8, 2013
- Avengers: Age of Ultron – May 1, 2015
- Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017
- Avengers: Infinity War – April 27, 2018
- Avengers: Endgame – April 26, 2019
- Thor: Love and Thunder – July 8, 2022
Thor Movies in Order List [Sortable Table]
Order – Chronological Order
Release – Official Release Date
Box Office – Worldwide Box Office Gross
RT Meter – Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer
RT Score – Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score
IMDb – IMDb Rating
|Movies/Shows||Order||Release||Box Office||RT Meter||RT Score||IMDb|
|Marvel’s The Avengers||2||2012/5||$1,520,538,536||91||91||8.0|
|Thor: The Dark World||3||2013/11||$644,783,140||66||75||6.8|
|Avengers: Age of Ultron||4||2015/5||$1,405,018,048||76||82||7.3|
|Avengers: Infinity War||6||2018/4||$2,052,415,039||85||92||8.4|
|Thor: Love and Thunder||8||2022/7||$760,928,081||63||77||6.3|