List Of X-Men Movies [Chronological Order]

Updated On September 5, 2014 by Pradeep Kumar | Short URL: http://movie.sc/1iJf7rD  

With few days left for “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, we think we need to revisit previous X-Men movies for better clarity. Being a big fan of X-Men movies (thanks to Wolverine), I started to watch some X-Men animation movies as well, then I realised this is a big network full of interesting characters. Each and every character has an interesting past, like how they became mutant and how they ended up as X-Men.

List Of X-Men Movies

We thought of making a list of X-Men movies in chronological order, so that you can check these movies first before watching the latest one. Bryan Singer directed most of the X-Men movies and he is also taking control of “Days of Future Past”.

List of X-Men Movies [Chronological Order]

1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

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Interesting Fact about “X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)”

In the flashback to Africa, a young black girl with white hair can be seen. This is the young Ororo Monroe (Storm), the future X-Men member.

X-Men Origins- Wolverine (2009)

Storyline: A look at Wolverine’s early life, in particular his time with the government squad Weapon and the impact it will have on his later years.


2. X-Men: First Class (2011)

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Interesting Fact about “X-Men: First Class (2011)”

To prepare for his role as Charles Xavier, James McAvoy shaved his head… and learned that the filmmakers wanted Xavier to have a full head of hair in the prequel. Throughout the first month of filming McAvoy had to wear hair extensions.

X-Men- First Class (2011)

Storyline: In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start world war III.


3. X-Men (2000)

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Interesting Fact about “X-Men (2000)”

Hugh Jackman took ice cold showers every morning of filming in order to help get into character.

X-Men (2000)

Storyline: Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.


4. X2: X-Men United (2003)

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Interesting Fact about “X2: X-Men United (2003)”

Most of the actors from the scene in the museum where Professor X freezes everyone were actually mimes, who are used to not moving.

X2- X-Men United (2003)

Storyline: The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President’s life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.


5. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

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Interesting Fact about “X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)”

The number tattooed on Magneto’s arm is 214782. This identifies him as a survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex of Nazi concentration camps.

X-Men- The Last Stand (2006)

Storyline: When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier’s former ally, Magneto.


6. The Wolverine (2013)

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Interesting Fact about “The Wolverine (2013)”

To prepare for the role, Hugh Jackman contacted Dwayne Johnson for advice on bulking up for the movie.

The Wolverine (2013)

Storyline: When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.


7. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

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Interesting Fact about “X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)”

A life-size model of a 1973 Sentinel robot was constructed for filming.

X-Men- Days of Future Past (2014)

Storyline: The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.


I hope this list of X-Men movies will help you. Make sure you watch all the movies to understand the storyline much better. I’m pretty sure a movie with such a dream cast will make you awestruck.

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13 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Freeman July 23, 2014 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
    5. X-Men: First Class (2011)
    1. X-Men (2000)
    2. X2: X-Men United (2003)
    3. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
    6. The Wolverine (2013)
    7. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

    This is the chronological orders of the X-Men.

  2. Tim (@Anon4Tim) September 5, 2014 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Almost, just switch X-Men Origins and First Class. Origins, I am pretty sure, takes place in the 70’s while First Class takes place in the 60’s.

  3. aleshia Lewis April 13, 2015 at 5:53 am - Reply

    I’m still trying to figure out how Charles came back to life because the Phoenix Jean Grey killed him in the 3rd one so how did he come back?

  4. SteelPhoenix April 14, 2015 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    This is actually quite difficult to pin down, as a number of the movies take place over long periods of time (like Origins: Wolverine) or in multiple time periods (like Days of Future Past).

    However if you base the list on when the majority of the film takes place I belive the list should run as follows:

    1 – First Class
    2 – Days of Future Past
    3 – Origins: Wolverine
    4 – X-Men
    5 – X2: X-Men United
    6 – X-Men – The Last Stand
    7 – The Wolverine

    This is just my best guess, but it is worth noting at this point that I have come across rumors around the web that the original trilogy (numbers 4, 5 and 6 in the above list) are set in a different version of the Marvel universe to the later iterations of the franchise, meaning that a chronological list of all 7 movies is effectively irrelevant.

  5. James December 15, 2015 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    The correct order is
    First Class – the x-men are not assembled yet, that’s the beginning, or at least as these directors are telling it, because it’s not the true original story, but that’s ok, so for this discussion it’s the beginning.

    Origins (Wolverine) – this tells the story of wolverine, his beginning as these directors choose to tell it. close to the end of the movie professor x-men recruits Cyclops and other mutants (this is the old professor x, years after first class, but before x-men 1 which came out in 2000.) Also wolverine gets shot in the head and loses his memory which leads to events in x-men 1.

    X-men – Cyclops and storm and Jean are already with Professor X, Mystique is with Magneto (results of first class) and they recruit Wolverine.

    X-men 2 – self explanatory

    X-men 3 – self explanatory (also you have to watch the end credits to realize Professor X doesn’t actually die in this movie, which is why he smiles as Jean is fighting her internal battle with her other personality (the phoenix) which was by the way a horrible way to tell the story since the phoenix is an entity, not her other personality, but these director chose this story, so we have to go with it)

    The Wolverine – Wolverine, devastated by Jeans death in x-men 3 he goes on a journey of self discovery, then at the end the professor finds him, to seek his help.

    Days of future past –

    hopefully this helps!

  6. kylie December 28, 2015 at 4:50 am - Reply

    that can’t be right , @james , in origins , they approached logan in a bar

  7. kylie December 28, 2015 at 4:55 am - Reply

    the order would be (i think)
    1- x men : first class
    2-x men the wolverine
    3- x men origins
    4- x men
    5- the wolverine
    6- x men united(x2)
    7- x men : the last stand
    8- x men days of future past

    also the movie Deadpool happens between first class and origins with deadpool making his last stand at the ending of origins

  8. Vanessa February 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    1.first class/origin:Wolverine
    2.apocalypse(coming soon)/days of the future past
    3.xmen
    4.xmen United
    5. Wolverine 2
    6. Last stand

  9. Terrika May 30, 2016 at 4:07 am - Reply

    James- you are correct! That is the correct order as director Bryan Singer has also stated chronologically this is how they would have occurred.

  10. Terrika May 30, 2016 at 4:11 am - Reply

    Kylie- Deadpool actually occurs after Days of Future’s past because once Wolverine changed the course of history, everything that happened AFTER Logan left the military unit in Origins is obsolete. Remember he left the camp in 1973 and was found 6 years later which would be 1979, but since the events of days of future past was in 1973, everything after he left the military camp was changed. So the fight will dead pool and all that actually never happened. So the Deadpool movie takes place in after the fact which would make it post apocalyptic

  11. Aly1369 June 3, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

    What you people fail to realize, all moves made After days of future past, are down a different timeline, when Logan went back through time, he let proff. X know what happened wrong, and told him to “save them” so 1. Origins/2first class/3X men/4 X2/5 the last stand/6 the wolverine/7 days of future past/8 Deadpool/9 Apocalypse

  12. Aly1369 June 3, 2016 at 11:28 am - Reply

    OR maybe since Logan didnt know Hank in last stand, it would be Origins/ X-Men/X2/Last stand/the wolverine/ days of future past/ (which resets to a new timeline, because Wolverine gets back and doesnt remember the past of the timeline he’s now in) first class/deadpool/apocolypse..with marvel and its jumping around who knows, maybe they will make Logan into a Hydra agent…THAT also seems to be going around >.<

  13. Diane M Douglas September 1, 2016 at 2:34 am - Reply

    I am 63 years old and have been following the X-Men from about 1963. I truly enjoyed the cartoons of them. Take my old lady’s advice and do not worry about what order or if someone is here now and gone and back. Just set back and enjoy the show. A lot of work went into it for us to enjoy. It’s just a movie. Apocalypse was great, don’t you think………….. I wish all of you the best.

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