The Expendables Movies In Order [List of All The Expendables Films]

The Expendables series tells the tale of a group of elite mercenaries called “The Expendables” who fights for good. Here is a list of all The Expendables movies in order of release

  • The Expendables (2010)
  • The Expendables 2 (2012)
  • The Expendables 3 (2014)
list of all The Expendables movies in order of release

About The Expendables Movie Series

In 2010, written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, The Expendables film made its way into cinema, the film based on the story of a group of elite mercenaries called “The Expendables” proved entertaining and became an iconic action film.

After the success, the film got spawned into two direct sequels and kick-started a popular action franchise.

The Expendables Movies In Order: List of all The Expendables Films in release order

Expendables is a band of highly skilled mercenaries which includes knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. the team is lead by Barney Ross.

How many Expendables movies did they make?

To date, there are three films in the Expendable series: The Expendables (2010), The Expendables 2 (2012) and The Expendables 3 (2014), with a fourth, fifth and spin-off film scheduled to be released in the future.

In what order should I watch Expendables movies?

Expendables movies are connected to each other and have many references to previous plots, hence to properly understand and enjoy the series, it is important to watch Expendables movies in order.

All the three Expendable movies sets in a linear timeline, hence the best order to watch Expendable movies are release order. Here is the list of all Expendables movies in order of release

The Expendables (2010)

  • Director: Sylvester Stallone
  • Writers: Dave Callaham, Sylvester Stallone
  • Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li
  • Runtime: 1h 43min

The Expendables 2 (2012)

  • Director: Simon West
  • Writers: Richard Wenk, Sylvester Stallone, Ken Kaufman
  • Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture
  • Runtime: 1h 43min

The Expendables 3 (2014)

  • Director: Patrick Hughes
  • Writers: Sylvester Stallone, Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt
  • Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
A still from The Expendables (2010). it is the first movie on the list of all Expendables movies in order of release
A still from The Expendables | Image: ©Lionsgate

The Expendables (2010)

Mr Church learns about the successful mission of saving hostages from pirates in Somalia conducted by a group of elite mercenaries, the Expendables and calls the team for a meeting. Mr church asks expandables to kill the corrupt General Garza, the dictator of the Vilena Island in the Gulf of Mexico for five million dollars.

Barney Ross accepts the mission and with his team goes to Vilena to learn more about the place. At Vilena the team meets one of their local contacts Sandra and learns that Mr Church is from the CIA and is using them to get his dirty work done.

A still from The Expendables 2 (2012). it is the second movie on the list of all Expendables movies in order of release
A still from The Expendables 2 | Image: ©Lionsgate

The Expendables 2 (2012)

Expendables, after their successful rescue mission of a Chinese millionaire in Nepal, gets a call from Mr Church explains about a secret plane that crashed in Albania and explains them about their new mission to retrieve the content of a safe that was in the plane.

Mr church sends Maggie to Join Expendable who will help them in their mission. The Expendables successfully retrieves the content but while escaping one of Barney’s men gets hostage by a mysterious group of people.

A still from The Expendables 3 (2014). it is the third movie on the list of all Expendables movies in order of release
A still from The Expendables 3 | Image: ©Lionsgate

The Expendables 3 (2014)

While Doc was getting transported to a high-security prison through a train, the Expendables rescues him after eight years of being in a prison. Doc explains to Barney about dealer Victor Mins who is going to make a transection of the bomb and teams up with Expendables to prevent it. 

They start their mission but soon learns and gets shocked that the dealer is a former Expendable Conrad Stonebanks.

List of all Films & Spin-off in The Expendable Franchise

In addition to the three main full-length feature films, the franchise also produced a television spin-off of the film series that was aired at the beginning of 2016 on various networks and streaming services. Besides, the fourth and fifth instalments and a spin-off film are announced by the franchise without a release date.

Here is the list of all films, Spin-offs and television films in The Expendable franchises.

  • The Expendables (2010)
  • The Expendables 2 (2012)
  • The Expendables 3 (2014)
  • Expendables (2016) – Television Spin-off
  • Untitled spin-off film (TBA)
  • The Expendables 4 (TBA)
  • The ExpendaBelles (TBA)

Is there going to be an Expendables 4 movies?

The fourth installment in the Expendables series is already announced and is under production. According to the producers, the film would release in 2022.

Which The Expandable Movie is Best?

The expandables series has three movies and all of them have good modern action sequences and amazing CGI work with Jokes and comedic elements throughout the series but which Expandable movie is best?

Here is a list of all Expandable movies ranked from worst to best based on audience ratings on IMDb.

FilmsIMDb Ratings
The Expendables 3 (2014) 6.1/10
The Expendables (2010)6.5/10
The Expendables 2 (2012)6.6/10

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Conclusion

The Expendables is a popular Action franchise that started in 2010 and currently has three full-length feature films. All three movies prove more entertaining if you watch them in order. Here in this article, we have listed all the three movies in the correct order which you can follow to watch the series.

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