The Best Marvel Movies For Kids to Watch
All of the attention may be on Avengers: Endgame and the end of the Avengers franchise, but while the newest movies have gained the most attention as of late, Marvel has released a large collection of movies for fans of all ages.
Though fans of comic books will want to devour each and every Marvel movie that is released, there are some movies and television shows that are better suited for children than others.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to dig through the expansive Marvel library, we’ve put together a list of some of the most kid-friendly Marvel movies out there. These are the best movies for ages 5 through 11 according to Common Sense Media.
For ages 5-7
‘Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel’
Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel is a single episode crossover that takes place in season 4 episode 13 of the popular Disney Channel series Phineas and Ferb. Phineas and Ferb are called to help when the entire Marvel superhero crew loses their superpowers.
The episode brings on the Hulk, Spider-Man, Nick Fury, Iron Man, and other Avengers characters. It even features a Stan Lee cameo. Mission Marvel is available to purchase on Amazon or can be found on YouTube.
‘Marvel’s Rocket and Groot’
Disney’s original series Marvel’s Rocket and Groot features the popular characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy series. The show premiered in 2017, airing 12 episodes. The television show takes place before Rocket and Groot became part of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Each episode is two minutes long, meaning it can be binged in one sitting or is a great distraction when your little one just can’t sit still. Don’t be afraid to sit down and watch this one with your kids; the show was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program. Check out Marvel’s Rocket and Groot on Disney Now.
‘Marvel Superhero Adventures’
Marvel Superhero Adventures premiered in 2017. In the show, Spider-Man teams up with other superheroes to handle problems around them. Common Sense Media says that the show offers life lessons and fun. Each episode is 3-4 minutes long, making it great for those with shorter attention spans. Your kid can watch Marvel Superhero Adventures directly through Disney.
For ages 8-9
‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse’
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse is a great animated film for older elementary school kids. Into the Spider-verse features five different realities in five alternate universes, also known as the Spider-verse.
These superheroes must join together to protect the city against Kingpin. The movie is packed with action and humor that is sure to entertain your youngster. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse will be available on Netflix June 26.
‘Marvel’s Avengers Assemble’
Another animated series from Disney, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble premiered in 2013 and is still airing on Disney XD. In the popular series, new Avenger Falcon teams up with the rest of the Avengers to fight villains across the globe.
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble is available for purchase through various online streaming services.
For ages 10-11
‘Captain America: The First Avenger’
Captain America: The First Avenger is an entertaining mix of comic books and history. It’s a great intro into the Avengers franchise for pre-teens. The 2011 movie tells the story of Steve Rogers as he is transformed from a sick child into the first Avenger.
The movie generated two sequels and is the fifth movie in the Avengers franchise. Captain America: The First Avenger is available to rent on Amazon.
Captain Marvel is one of the most recent movies in the Marvel franchise. The movie tells the story of how Carol Danvers becomes a superhero after the earth is caught in conflict between two alien races. The movie premiered in 2019 and received praise from critics. It’s a great film for older children but is sure to please their parents as well.
Captain Marvel is still available in some theaters and is set to be one of the first movies to hit Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+ when it debuts in November.