How to Watch the X-Men Movies in Order (2024)

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    • Release Order
    • Chronological Order
    • How to Stream the X-Men Movies

    What to Know

    • To watch the X-Men movies in order of release, start with X-Men (2000) and end with The New Mutants (2020).
    • Chronological order: We recommend starting with X-Men: First Class (set in 1962) and ending with Logan (2029).
    • You can watch many X-Men movies on Disney+ or Amazon Prime Video.

    This article explains how to watch the X-Men movies in order of release or in chronological order.

    How to Watch X-Men Movies in Order of Release

    The X-Men films from 20th Century Fox (now 20th Century Studios under Disney) were trailblazers for superhero films. However, with so many changing hands and visions in the course of two decades, the viewing order for the series and the larger X-Men timeline as a whole is a bit muddy.

    By far the most coherent way to watch the X-Men films is in the order of their theatrical and home releases. From there, you can witness how the franchise evolved and changed in style.

    MovieRelease DateWhere to Watch
    X-MenJuly 2000Disney+
    X2May 2003Disney+
    X-Men: The Last StandMay 2006Disney+
    X-Men Origins: WolverineMay 2009Hulu
    X-Men: First ClassJune 2011Disney+
    The WolverineJuly 2013Disney+
    X-Men: Days of Future PastMay 2014Prime Video
    DeadpoolFebruary 2016Prime Video
    X-Men: ApocalypseMay 2016Disney+
    LoganMarch 2017FXNow
    Deadpool 2May 2018Prime Video
    Dark PhoenixJune 2019Disney+
    The New MutantsAugust 2020Prime Video

    How to Watch X-Men Movies in Chronological Order

    How to Watch the X-Men Movies in Order (3)

    Want to watch the X-Men films in the order in which they take place? It's a complicated ordeal, with retcons, time travel, and continuity errors. Here's our best shot at making sense of the tangled timeline.

    X-Men: Days of Future Past is a time travel crossover between the original X-Men trilogy and the X-Men Beginnings prequel series. The 2023 segments of the film take place several years after The Wolverine. For this list, the film counts as an X-Men Beginnings entry.

    MovieSubseriesTimingWhere to Watch
    X-Men: First ClassX-Men Beginnings1962Disney+
    X-Men: Days of Future PastX-Men Beginnings1973/2023Prime Video
    X-Men Origins: WolverineWolverine Trilogy1979Hulu
    X-Men: ApocalypseX-Men Beginnings1983Disney+
    Dark PhoenixX-Men Beginnings1992Disney+
    X-MenX-Men TrilogyEarly 2000sDisney+
    X2X-Men TrilogyShortly after X-MenDisney+
    X-Men: The Last StandX-Men TrilogyA few years after X2Disney+
    The WolverineWolverine TrilogySeveral years after X-Men: The Last StandDisney+
    DeadpoolDeadpoolTime not specified, presumably 2016Prime Video
    Deadpool 2DeadpoolA few years after DeadpoolPrime Video
    The New MutantsN/A"Present-day," according to the directorPrime Video
    LoganWolverine Trilogy2029Disney+

    How to Stream the X-Men Movies

    After Disney's acquisition of Fox, streaming the X-Men films is a much easier task, as the titles are slowly migrating to Disney Plus. Otherwise, you can rent all of these movies on digital storefronts such as iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, or Fandango at Home.

    This guide only covers the X-Men and mutant films produced by 20th Century Fox. The franchise is unconnected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is also available to stream, and consists of the original X-Men trilogy, a prequel X-Men Beginnings series, an informal trilogy of Wolverine films, two Deadpool films, and a horror spin-off called The New Mutants. X-Men TV shows such as The Gifted and Legion are not included.

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