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I have yet to see Captain America: Civil War or Spider-Man: Homecoming. Do I need to see both of these, one of them, or neither before watching Thor: Ragnarok?

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    Nope. But you might want to check out Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Doctor Strange. – Paul D. Waite Nov 18 '17 at 11:38
  • Even Doctor Strange isn't necessary, it isn't referenced at all, and doesn't add to your understanding or enjoyment of Thor: Ragnarok. – J Doe Nov 18 '17 at 18:23
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    @JDoe I disagree. The premise of the beginning of the movie references the search for the Infinity Stones, one of which happens to be hanging around the neck of Dr. Strange and used to great effect in the Doctor Strange movie. – Derek Nov 19 '17 at 4:50
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No. From what I can remember neither Captain America: Civil War or Spider-Man: Homecoming are directly referenced. Thor: Ragnarok takes place around the same time as both of those movies. Besides, the main characters have been away from Earth since Age of Ulron (which took place before both of those movies).

It is helpful to have seen Thor, Thor: The Dark World, and Avengers: Age of Ultron for some background on what happened before this movie started. It is nice (but by no means necessary) to see The Avengers and Doctor Strange as well.

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