Hulk Movies in Order (How to Watch Classic & MCU Hulk Films)

Hulk Movies in Order (How to Watch Classic & MCU Hulk Films): Even though the Hulk first starred in a TV series, he’s been featured in multiple classic and MCU movies since the 80s. We’ll cover the famously jacked Lou Ferrigno in his classic Hulk films and the more recent MCU Hulk movies in order.

Hulk, with his unparalleled might, which intriguingly amplifies with his escalating anger, has become one of the most celebrated and complex characters in the Marvel realm. His resilience, boundless strength, and the intriguing dichotomy of his existence as both the genius Dr. Bruce Banner and the colossal Hulk have rendered him a character of both empathic depth and exhilarating action.

As a committed Mass fan (who was once painted all green to be Mass for Halloween), I can connect with his “consistently furious” persona.

Set out with us on an arresting excursion through time, investigating each Mass film sequentially.

What number of Mass motion pictures are there?
Dive into the multi-layered universe of the Mass, a person prestigious for his colossal strength and strong storyline, from the perspective of different true-to-life investigations. At first acquainted with crowds in two independent movies, Mass’ artistic presence has just blossomed throughout the long term, navigating various universes and stories.

Two crucial movies focus expressly on our green legend: the 2003 delivery named “Mass,” with Eric Bana epitomizing both the researcher and the beast, and its spin-off, “The Amazing Mass” (2008), highlighting Edward Norton in the nominal job. It’s urgent to take note of that these movies, while instrumental in carrying Mass to the big screen, stand separated from the Wonder Realistic Universe (MCU), offering a particular story that doesn’t mesh into the last’s sweeping embroidery.

How many Hulk movies are there?

Past his independent endeavors, Mass has additionally been incorporated into the unique universe of the MCU, adding to its complicated accounts and terrific standoffs. His appearances length different movies and series.

Most as of late, he’s likewise been highlighted in the series  “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” (2022) and made a concise appearance in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (2021).

The Mass’ impact penetrates past his realistic appearances into energized undertakings and TV stories. Remarkably, he’s vanquished the energized world in motion pictures like “Mass: Where Beasts Abide,” and aficionados of exemplary TV will review the effective series “The Unbelievable Mass” (1978-1982). The last part of the 80s likewise saw the rise of true-to-life television motion pictures.

For those setting out on a sequential survey excursion of Mass films, here’s a convenient aide:

All the Classic Hulk Movies in Order

  • The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988)
  • The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989)
  • The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990)

All the MCU Hulk Movies in Order

  • Hulk (2003)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)

1. ‘The Incredible Hulk Returns’ (1988)

The Incredible Hulk Returns | May 22, 1988 (United States) Summary: Hopefully on the verge of curing his Hulk condition, Banner meets his colleague, Don Blake, who is mystically linked to a Viking warrior, Thor.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

IMDb: 5.7/10 3.5K

Duration: 1h 40m | Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

Director: Bill Bixby, Nicholas Corea

Cast: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin

Embarking on a nostalgic journey to 1988, “The Incredible Hulk Returns” persists as a monumental chapter in Hulk’s cinematic history, as a direct sequel to the cherished 1977 TV series, “The Incredible Hulk.” While contemporary audiences might associate Mark Ruffalo with the robust and tumultuous Hulk, Lou Ferrigno’s era-defining, two-decade portrayal has been indelibly etched into the legacy of this gargantuan green hero.

2. ‘The Trial of the Incredible Hulk’ (1989)

The Trial of the Incredible Hulk | May 7, 1989 (United States) Summary: When Banner is held as a witness to a violent crime linked to the Kingpin, the fugitive is helped by lawyer Matt Murdock who is also the superhero, Daredevil.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

IMDb: 5.8/10 3K

Duration: 1h 40m | Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

Director: Bill Bixby

Cast: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Marta DuBois

Ah, 1989, a year that graced us with the second entrée in the TV film trilogy emerging in the aftermath of “The Incredible Hulk” series – “The Trial of the Incredible Hulk.” A thrilling ride of action, drama, and adventure, this flick continues the compelling narrative arches from its predecessor and introduces us to another beloved Marvel crusader – Daredevil.

3. ‘The Death of the Incredible Hulk’ (1990)

The Death of the Incredible Hulk | February 18, 1990 (United States) Summary: When Scientist Dr. Ronold Pratt and his wife are kidnapped, David Banner must become The Incredible Hulk for one last time
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

IMDb: 5.7/10 2.6K

Duration: 1h 35m | Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

Director: Bill Bixby

Cast: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Elizabeth Gracen

Let’s take a moment to travel back to 1990 when screens were graced and hearts subsequently shattered by “The Death of the Incredible Hulk.” Lou Ferrigno took his final bow as the titular green giant, concluding his striking portrayal, which had become deeply intertwined with the character. But the farewell was bittersweet, not merely for its on-screen melancholy but due to the shattering reality that followed.

Intentions to further extend the film series were tragically extinguished by the untimely death of the brilliant Bill Bixby, our beloved David Banner. This unexpected goodbye and a less-than-stellar reception to the film unequivocally sealed the fate of potential sequels like “The Revenge of the Incredible Hulk” and “The Rebirth of the Incredible Hulk.”

4. ‘Hulk’ (2003)

Hulk | June 20, 2003 (United States) Summary: Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Spanish

IMDb: 5.6/10 275K | Popularity: 2408 | Metascore54

Duration: 2h 18m | Genres: Action, Sci-Fi

Director: Ang Lee

Cast: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott

“Whoa, Hulk, slow down!” That’s probably what we thought when we first saw Bruce Banner transforming into the iconic green giant in 2003. Ang Lee gave us an intense Hulk in strength and emotion. The struggle was real, guys – Eric Bana didn’t just portray a superhero; he portrayed a man in turmoil, facing an inner beast.

Marvel’s playground was pretty spread out back then. Whether it was the X-Men or Spider-Man, each hero did their own thing. Hulk was no exception. And Lee, that genius, he didn’t just direct. He became the Hulk, doing the motion capture for our big green friend.


5. ‘The Incredible Hulk’ (2008)

The Incredible Hulk | June 13, 2008 (United States) Summary: Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he turns into whenever he loses his temper.
Countries: United States, CanadaLanguages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

IMDb: 6.6/10 513K | Popularity: 1716 | Metascore61

Duration: 1h 52m | Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Director: Louis Leterrier

Cast: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth

The 2008 flick, “The Incredible Hulk,” sure took us on a wild ride. Let’s dive into it: Edward Norton steps into the oversized shoes (well, maybe not shoes, considering Hulk’s preference for going barefoot) of Dr. Bruce Banner. On the run and trying desperately to find a cure for his rather “explosive” anger issues, he’s also got the military hot on his tail. And if that wasn’t enough, enter Emil Blonsky, portrayed by Tim Roth, who transforms into the horrifying Abomination, giving Hulk a run for his money after a heavy dose of gamma radiation.


6. ‘The Avengers’ (2012)

The Avengers | May 4, 2012 (United States) Summary: Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Russian

IMDb: 8.0/10 1.4M | Popularity: 708 | Metascore69

Duration: 2h 23m | Genres: Action, Sci-Fi

Director: Joss Whedon

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson

2012 was a banner year for Marvel fans – pun intended! “The Avengers” hit the screens, and boy, did it make waves.

Bruce Banner – the genius scientist with anger issues who’s larger than life. Portrayed by Mark Ruffalo, Banner’s hiding out, trying to keep those green outbursts under wraps. But when Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), that eye-patch-sporting director of S.H.I.E.L.D., knocks on his metaphorical door, he’s drawn into a world-saving squad known as the Avengers. Their mission? To thwart Loki, the mischievous villain bent on an otherworldly invasion.

In a pivotal scene, Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff scours India to find and recruit Banner into the Avengers Initiative. But man, that heli-carrier scene where he loses control and brings out the big green guy? Intense! Yet, Hulk wasn’t just there for the smash – he played a crucial role in taking down Loki and his alien Chitauri army during the nail-biting Battle of New York. And who could forget the cathartic moment when Hulk uses Loki as his ragdoll in Stark Tower? Pure gold.


7. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015)

Avengers: Age of Ultron | May 1, 2015 (United States) Summary: When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultro... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Korean

IMDb: 7.3/10 900K | Popularity: 1329 | Metascore66

Duration: 2h 21m | Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Director: Joss Whedon

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

Jazz hands, everyone, because in 2015, we all met Ultron, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” to be precise. Under the directorial helm of Joss Whedon, we saw our favorite misfit heroes, including the mighty Hulk, face off against some mind-boggling technology gone awry.

Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), our lovably enraged scientist, and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), the billionaire with too much time and tech, create Ultron – a program meant to shield the world.

Spoiler (not really): it didn’t go as planned. Our metallic brainchild flips the script, and what was meant to be a planetary safeguard becomes an Avenger’s nightmare.


8. ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok | November 3, 2017 (United States) Summary: Imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, Thor must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela.
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English

IMDb: 7.9/10 793K | Popularity: 792 | Metascore74

Duration: 2h 10m | Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Director: Taika Waititi

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett

The incredible, the invincible, the green warrior – Hulk finds his cosmic cage in “Thor: Ragnarok.” Landing with a bang into the vibrant world of Sakaar, our hero isn’t just smashing things this time. He’s practically ruling the roost in his own burly, belligerent way.

Under the directorial magic of Taika Waititi, Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) isn’t just a force; he’s a character – furnished with a surprising amount of comedic timing. The gladiatorial bouts on Sakaar don’t just showcase his physical prowess but unveil a Hulk who’s reveling in a place where his destructive nature isn’t just accepted but revered. The crowd chants his name, and for once, Hulk isn’t just a weapon but a champion to be cheered.


9. ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War | April 27, 2018 (United States) Summary: The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Countries: United States, NorwayLanguages: English

IMDb: 8.4/10 1.2M | Popularity: 507 | Top 250: #63 | Metascore68

Duration: 2h 29m | Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo

“Hulk SMASH!” – a phrase we eagerly anticipated yet barely witnessed in the monumental “Avengers: Infinity War.” Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) found himself toe-to-toe with the cosmic tyrant Thanos, a battle that physically pummeled the Hulk and profoundly battered his spirit.


10. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019)

Avengers: Endgame | April 26, 2019 (United States) Summary: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' action... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English, Japanese, Xhosa, German

IMDb: 8.4/10 1.2M | Popularity: 208 | Top 250: #79 | Metascore78

Duration: 3h 1m | Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

In “Avengers: Endgame”, Bruce Banner and the Hulk make peace. They meld into a new entity – Professor Hulk, a fusion of Banner’s intellect and Hulk’s brawn. This newfound harmony proves pivotal in the Avengers’ quest to obliterate the harrowing impact of Thanos’ snap.

Bruce Banner is no longer just a scientist, nor is the Hulk a mere juggernaut of chaos. Professor Hulk aids in deciphering the intricacies of time travel, an endeavor crucial for retrieving the scattered Infinity Stones. The emotional tide hits when Natasha Romanoff sacrifices herself for the Soul Stone, an act that leaves the team, especially Hulk, shrouded in grief.

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