How to Watch X-Men Movies in Order – Release, Chronological, Mystique Timelines

By Gabriela Vatu / January 23, 2021

The X-Men were created back in the '60s, but we've also had some really cool movies to watch for the past couple of decades. Let's see how to watch X-Men movies in order.

Published by Marvel Comics, the X-Men is a team of mutant superheroes that started their journey back in 1963 thanks to Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. The X-Men fight for peace and equality, as they hope one day to be fully accepted by humans. However, not all mutants want to abide by living peacefully and not abusing their powers, so Professor X's team often goes head to head with Magneto.

The X-Men film series currently counts thirteen titles, and it's the seventh highest-grossing film series. With the budget of all movies thus far being above $1.7 billion, they managed to bring in over $6 billion at the box office.

When it comes to watching the X-Men movies, you have a few options. Let's see which one you'll like best.

Watch X-Men in Order of Release

If you want to watch the X-Men movies in the order they were released - and in the order the general public has consumed them - here's how you can do this:

Watch X-Men in Chronological Order

Watching the X-Men movies in chronological order may also be a good idea, as you get a better grasp of what happens when and how the events are linked together.

The New Mutants comes with its own timeline, and you can pretty much watch it anytime you want as it does not affect things either way. Originally, it was supposed to occur in the '90s but got moved to "present-day."

Even though the movie was released in the summer of 2020, it was filmed in 2017 and was originally supposed to premiere in 2018, but got delayed. Therefore, the movie is roughly set in 2017.

How to Watch X-Men Movies Timeline A

There's also another way to watch the X-Men movies. If you're familiar with the series already, you may want to check this out. Due to the story within Days of Future Past, there are two timelines you can go for. In Timeline A, Mystique doesn't kill military scientist Bolivar Trask, which affects the timeline (making some of the X-Men movies not fit this list).

How to Watch X-Men Movies Timeline B

Also tied to the same Days of Future Past: this time, Mystique does kill Trask and saves mutants from extinction. Here are the movies that fit this specific timeline:

It may seem like it's pretty complicated, but X-Men fans will tell you that either of these ways is great because you get to enjoy this awesome universe. Of course, each of these fans we mentioned will have their own "best" way to watch the movies, so go ahead and just enjoy the trip.

Where to Watch X-Men?

When it comes to streaming X-Men in the United States, you should know that you'll find some of the titles on Disney Plus and some on Hulu.

X-Men: The Last Stand, Logan, and The New Mutants movies are not available to stream right now.

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