The Best Marvel Movies For Older Kids to Watch

Marvel has become one of the biggest entertainment franchises in the world. Aside from having great story-lines and interesting characters, an aspect of what has kept Marvel in the heart of fans year after year is its ability to appeal to many different age groups, whether it be adults, teens or even younger.

Older kids who are ages 12 to 15 have quite a lot of options when it comes to Marvel movies and TV shows. Although they are a bit too young for something like Deadpool, which has a lot of obscene language and sex-related content, they definitely are old enough to watch several other famous works from the franchise.

Which Marvel movies can teens watch?

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According to Common Sense Media, pretty much all of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe should be okay for kids in this age range to watch. They have some violence, but nothing too gory and graphic. Sex and foul language also are rare. For example, 12- and 13-year-olds might enjoy movies such as:

Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Iron Man 3 – The trilogy follows the adventure of a brilliant businessman named Tony Stark. He creates a powerful suit of armor and subsequently becomes a crime-fighting superhero called Iron Man.

Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and Thor: Ragnarok – Thor is a Norse god as well as a prince of Asgard (a fictional realm within the MCU). The trilogy sees Thor using his powers to save Earth and his world while also dealing with his villainous brother Loki.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1and 2 – These two movies centers around a group of misfits who banded together to try and save the galaxy from evil forces.

Black Panther – King T’Challa is the leader of Wakanda (a hidden kingdom in Africa), though not long after taking the throne, his rule is challenged by a distant cousin who has come to avenge an old grudge.

The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame– The Avengers are a team of superheroes in the MCU who have come together to defend mankind. Many different Marvel characters appear in Avengers movies, so fans of the franchise would not want to miss out.

Which Marvel TV shows can teens watch?

When it comes to TV shows, 12- and 13-year-old’s can also start watching the following series:

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – The show follows a group of elite agents in the Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division (S.H.I.E.L.D.) as they investigate bizarre events around the world and beyond Earth.

Agent Carter – Peggy Carter is known as Steve Roger’s love interest from the Captain America movies. The show Agent Carter features her going through life after World War II while trying to carry out secret missions and solve mysteries.

Which Marvel movies and TV shows should kids ages 14 to 15 watch?

Kids in this age range can definitely enjoy all the movies and shows listed above. However, for these groups of teens, there are two more TV series to add to the list:

Daredevil– Daredevil is the superhero alias of Matthew Murdock, a man who was blinded by chemicals. By day he works as a lawyer, but by night he becomes a crime-fighting vigilante who tries to keep his city from succumbing to the influence of evil forces.

Runaways – A group of teens discover that their parents are secretly supervillains and decide to run away from their homes. They live on their own and learn about themselves while also trying to stop their parents from carrying out evil plans.