How (and Where) to Watch Wolverine Movies in Order

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While Wolverine might be a surly loner, he is also one the most beloved Marvel superheroes of all time. Hugh Jackman marked Wolverine’s live action debut in 2000 in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men. The actor's portrayal quickly became a fan favourite, and Jackman would become synonymous with the role for the next 24 years. If you are looking for how (and where) to watch every Wolverine movie in release and chronological order, you can use this JustWatch guide to find out everything you need to know.

How to watch Wolverine movies in chronological order

Wolverine's adventures on the big screen include time-traveling (in Days of Future Past) and complications due to the Deadpool trilogy's meta-narratives. This means you can't simply watch Wolverine's movies chronologically according to the year in which they are set. Instead, the best way to watch them in order is to following the original timeline, then Wolverine's journey throughout Fox's rebooted timeline, and then finally his adventure with Deadpool.

The Original Timeline:

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • X-Men
  • X2
  • X-Men: The Last Stand
  • The Wolverine

The Fox reboot timeline:

  • X-Men: First Class (cameo)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • X-Men: Apocalypse (cameo)
  • Logan

The Deadpool timeline:

  • Deadpool & Wolverine

Wolverine's story begins with X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which includes an opening credits sequence that follows him through the years before his memory loss. The movie then shows his attempt to lead a normal life, years before he meets Charles Xavier and the X-Men. The next movie to watch is X-Men, showing how a chance encounter with Rogue leads him to teams up with the X-Men. The story continues in X2, which sheds lights on how Wolverine got his adamantium skeleton and his traumatic history with William Stryker. You can then watch X-Men: The Last Stand, followed by the standalone Wolverine movie, The Wolverine – which follows Logan as he travels to Japan to face his traumatic past. From here, the timeline of Wolverine-related movies get a little more complicated.

In 2011, 20th Century Fox released an X-Men prequel film, X-Men: First Class, set in the 1960s. Wolverine only features in a very brief cameo, so it's not essential to Logan's storyline – but watching the film will prove useful to fully understand its sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past, in which Wolverine is an important character. In Days of Future Past, Wolverine is transported back to the 1970s to try and stop an assassination which has helped create a dystopian world for mutants all over the world.

An enraged Wolverine technically appears next in X-Men: Apocalypse while suffering from the Weapon X experiment, but this is a short cameo that doesn't relate to the film's overall plot. He then does not appear in Dark Phoenix at all, marking the first time Wolverine isn't in an X-Men movie.

In 2017, Wolverine got his third solo film, Logan, which saw The Wolverine director James Mangold return for the character's supposed swan song. While it's unclear whether Logan takes place in a separate timeline entirely, it takes place decades after his days with the X-Men. It shows a Wolverine who is past his prime, as he secretly takes care of Charles Xavier in dire conditions. A shocking discovery related to his own past gives Wolverine one last mission to complete.

Although Logan was intended to be the last Wolverine movie starring Hugh Jackman, these plans changed when Jackman agreed to return to the role for Deadpool & Wolverine. It is unclear how the movie fits into the X-Men timelines – especially due to the Deadpool franchise's meta-narratives – but it makes sense to watch Deadpool & Wolverine as the final movie chronologically.

How to watch Wolverine movies in release order

If trying to work out the X-Men timelines has left you feeling dizzy, another option is to watch them all in release order. This will give you the same experience viewers had when watching Wolverine movies in theaters for the first time between 2000 and 2024.

If you'd like to watch every Wolverine movie in release order, check out the list below. We've also included the latest streaming options so you can find where to watch them all on streaming services in the United Kingdom.

Disney Plus
Amazon Prime Video
Apple TV Plus
Apple TV
Amazon Video
Paramount Plus
Channel 4
Sky Go
Crunchyroll Amazon Channel
BBC iPlayer
Google Play Movies
BFI Player
Sky Store
Microsoft Store
Curzon Home Cinema
Arrow Video Amazon Channel
Talk Talk TV
Rakuten TV
Netflix Kids
YouTube Premium
BFI Player Amazon Channel
Hayu Amazon Channel
BritBox Amazon Channel
MUBI Amazon Channel
STV Player
Curiosity Stream
Flix Premiere
Now TV
Dogwoof On Demand
WOW Presents Plus
Magellan TV
Acorn TV
AcornTV Amazon Channel
True Story
DocAlliance Films
Now TV Cinema
CuriosityStream Amazon Channel
DocuBay Amazon Channel
Discovery+ Amazon Channel
Fandor Amazon Channel
Full Moon Amazon Channel
ITV Amazon Channel
Pokémon Amazon Channel
Shout! Factory Amazon Channel
Shudder Amazon Channel
Eros Now Amazon Channel
FilmBox Live Amazon Channel
MotorTrend Amazon Channel
Pluto TV
ShortsTV Amazon Channel
Yupp TV
Paramount+ Amazon Channel
Curzon Amazon Channel
Icon Film Amazon Channel
Hallmark TV Amazon Channel
Studiocanal Presents Amazon Channel
Sundance Now Amazon Channel
Sooner Amazon Channel
Sun Nxt
Netflix basic with Ads
Paramount Plus Apple TV Channel
OUTtv Amazon Channel
HistoryPlay Amazon Channel
Crime+ Investigation Play Amazon Channel
Shahid VIP
Univer Video
Acorn TV Apple TV
Tastemade Apple TV Channel
CuriosityStream Apple TV Channel
BFI Player Apple TV Channel
Amazon Prime Video with Ads
ODEON Cinemas
Showcase Cinemas
MGM Plus Amazon Channel
Tubi TV
Plex Live TV
  1. X-Men



    IMDB 7.3 (649k)


    Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

  2. X2



    IMDB 7.4 (580k)


    Professor Charles Xavier and his team of genetically gifted superheroes face a rising tide of anti-mutant sentiment led by Col. William Stryker. Storm, Wolverine and Jean Grey must join their usual nemeses—Magneto and Mystique—to unhinge Stryker's scheme to exterminate all mutants.

  3. X-Men: The Last Stand

    X-Men: The Last Stand


    IMDB 6.6 (545k)


    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 organised under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.

  4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine


    After seeking to live a normal life, Logan sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by undergoing the mutant Weapon X program and becoming Wolverine.

  5. X-Men: First Class

    X-Men: First Class


    IMDB 7.7 (728k)


    Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.

  6. The Wolverine

    The Wolverine


    IMDB 6.7 (496k)


    Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis - and tests of his physical, emotional, and mortal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan.

  7. X-Men: Days of Future Past


    The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

  8. X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse


    IMDB 6.9 (456k)


    After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

  9. Logan



    IMDB 8.1 (842k)


    In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

  10. Deadpool & Wolverine

    Deadpool & Wolverine


    IMDB 8.3 (11k)


    A listless Wade Wilson toils away in civilian life with his days as the morally flexible mercenary, Deadpool, behind him. But when his homeworld faces an existential threat, Wade must reluctantly suit-up again with an even more reluctant Wolverine.

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