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I advise watching the first Iron Man, Thor & Captain America movies before the first Avengers movie. They're the 3 main characters of the whole shtick so it'll provide a good foundation. Each has their own personality and genre tropes and supporting cast so it might inform your decision to give certain sequels a look.
Incredible Hulk is entirely skippable. They original actor got fired, legal buyout stuff prevented sequels and nothing (save one supporting character) ever gets mentioned again. It was his scene-stealing showing in the Avengers movie that finally got Hulk over. Iron Man 2 is pretty forgettable but introduces a few supporting heroes that gain prominence later on, if you like Iron Man 1 you'll like it too.
Iron Man 3 is very hit-or-miss with people as a story, but fun & explosive & basically a direct sequel to Avengers. Again, your mileage will depend primarily on how invested you are in Iron Man as a character.
Thor 2/The Dark World is even more hit-or-miss, it was my fave for a long time but that's because I liked stuff people hated about 1 and there's more of it. It also introduces the magical maguffins that Infinity War's all about and focuses the entire plot around one of them, if that's important to you.
People love Cap 2/Winter Soldier in general. Lil' more cerebral & self-serious. It sets up Avengers 2, and thus the things that Avengers 2 sets up. The directors impressed so many people with it that it landed them the Infinity War directing job, so if metacontext is you're thing there's some incentive.
Ant-Man exists. Like Hulk its production was mired in lots of politics that majorly detract from its narrative significance. Still quaint bite-size imaginative fun tho, if you have the time. Mostly it's just an origin story for his appearance in:
Cap 3/Civil War's great, and arguably a better Avengers 2 than Avengers 2. Still, it's Cap's movie at its heart. No cosmic space opera magical rock stuff whatsoever, all down-to-earth emotionally-wrought character studies to pay off ~10 movies worth of investment in these characters. The way the directors seamlessly juggle so many divergent arcs & plots is what gave me faith that Infinity War'd pull it off.
Dr Strange is KINO. Watch Dr fucking Strange. Even if it didn't introduce a focal character, a vital maguffin and several important concepts, it's just bloody awesome as a film in its own right.
Thor 3/Ragnarok is fun weaponized. Colorful, varied, creative, wacky, kick-ass, think GotG but more MANLY. Also leads directly into Infinity War (literally - by a matter of minutes) and established Thor's pretty-central character arc for it accordingly.
The Avengers movies by themselves do a fine enough job of filling you in on what's happened so you could skip allllll of this and just watch those, but that includes Avengers 3/Infinity War itself so if you really wanted to save time you could go in totally blind and would fare pretty well. It's like only watching Wrestlemania every year; you're told you should care, but still missed everything that would make you care.
>what movies feature the magical maguffins in Infinity WarCaptain America, Avengers, Thor 2 The Dark World, GotG, Avengers 2, Dr Strange
>what movies feature plot point relevant to Infinity WarThor, Avengers, GotG, Cap 3 Civil War, GotG 2, Thor 3 Ragnarok
>what movies are simply worth watching regardlessIron Man, Cap 2 Winter Soldier, Dr Strange, the 3 you've already seen
Sorry there aren't more hard-passes. Turns out they're VERY good at making everything feel must-see for one reason or another.