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Every Single Final Destination Movie (In Release Order)

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What if you knew when you are going to die? That’s what the final destination series is all about! A group of friends tries to cheat death, but death doesn’t likes cheaters. Here is the list of all Final Destination movies in order of release.

  • Final Destination (2000)
  • Final Destination 2 (2003)
  • Final Destination 3 (2006)
  • The Final Destination (2009)
  • Final Destination 5 (2011)

About Final Destination Movie Series

Final Destination franchise is one of the most popular horror franchises in which death itself is the villain.

The First Installment of the Final Destination movie was released in 2000 and became an icon in the horror genre.

The critical and commercial hit of the first Installment made the way for four more films were produced that explore different stories of where a group of people escapes out of their death design and are further chased and killed by Death.

What order do you watch final destination movies

Final DestinationMovies In Order: How To Watch Final Destination?

The Final Destination series is focused on a group of people who avoid Death after one of them gets a horrifying vision of all of them getting killed. But there is a death design for all, and Everybody is going to die to balance life and death. Final Destination movies are based on the concept of predestination and precognition.

Are all the Final Destination movies connected?

Yes! All Final Destination movies are based on five different events that happen in order and are connected to each other in terms of storyline.

Do You Need To Watch Final Destination Movies In Order?

Final Destination movies can be watched as standalone but if you watch to understand the connection between all movies and various subplots in the movies, watch them in order if must. further, there are many events which will not make any sense if you haven’t watched them in order.

What order do you watch final destination?

There are two ways if you want to watch final destination movies in order, release and chronological order. The best way to watch Final Destination movies is to follow the release order otherwise you will miss the suspense and thrill of how every movie is connected. Here is the list of all Final Destination movies in order of release

Final Destination (2000)

  • Director: James Wong 
  • Stars: Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, Kristen Cloke
  • Written By: James Wong, Jeffrey Reddick, Glen Morgan
  • Runtime: 98 minutes

Final Destination 2 (2003)

  • Director: David R. Ellis 
  • Stars: A.J. Cook, Ali Larter, Tony Todd, Michael Landes
  • Written By: J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress
  • Runtime: 90 minutes

Final Destination 3 (2006)

  • Director: James Wong 
  • Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Kris Lemche, Alexz Johnson
  • Written By: James Wong, Glen Morgan
  • Runtime: 93 minutes

The Final Destination (2009)

  • Director: David R. Ellis 
  • Stars: Nick Zano, Krista Allen, Andrew Fiscella, Bobby Campo
  • Written By: David R. Ellis, Eric Bress, Jeffrey Reddick
  • Runtime: 82 minutes

Final Destination 5 (2011)

  • Director: Steven Quale 
  • Stars: Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell, Arlen Escarpeta, Miles Fisher
  • Written By: Eric Heisserer
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
Final Destination (2000) first movie on the list of all Final Destination movies in order of release
still from Final Destination (2000) | Image© WarnerBros

Final Destination (2000)

Alex sees a dream in which his plane in which he is going to fly explodes and everybody dies. Awaking from the nightmare, Alex finds that everything is happening the way he saw in his dream and starts to scream that the plane is going to crash.

Alex and his friends get off the plane and soon the plane crashes and everyone starts to doubt Alex. After 39 days of the crash, a memorial is arranged in which Alex’s friends start to thank him for saving their life. Alex and his friends have cheated The Death Design but their death is Destined.

Final Destination 2 (2003) second movie on the list of all Final Destination movies in order of release
still from Final Destination 2 (2003) | Image© WarnerBros

Final Destination 2 (2003)

The movie sets after one years of Plane Car incident in the previous film where Kimberly and her friends are going for vacation. While on their way, Kimberly starts to feel as if something wrong is going to happen and suddenly a massive accident occurs which kills many but Kimberly and her friends survives.

All this was Kimberly’s imagination and they all are still on the Highway. After the nightmare, Kimberly starts to tell about what she has just seen in her dream and suddenly the accident occurs and kills all of her friends. Because of Kimberly, many have disturbed the Death Design but soon Death starts to kill everyone.

Final Destination 3 (2006) third movie on the list of all Final Destination movies in order of release
still from Final Destination 3 (2006) | Image© WarnerBros

Final Destination 3 (2006)

Wendy gets a vision that the roller coaster in which she and her friends are about to ride is going to crash, frightened from her nightmare, Wendy decides to get of the Roller coaster, soon the Roller Coaster crashes and everyone dies.

Further, Kevin explains to Wendy about the plane crash accident and how all the survivors of the plane crash later died horribly but Wendy ignores Kevin. Wendy starts to see pictures of her friends and finds clues of their dead, after realizing that Kevin was right she meets Kevin and starts to plan how to survive.

The Final Destination (2009) fourth movie on the list of all Final Destination movies in order of release
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The Final Destination (2009)

The movie starts with Nick and his friends sitting in area 180 and enjoying Car race. Everybody is happy and enjoying but Nick is feeling as if something wrong is about to happen and gets a vision about an accident that will kill all about them.

After the horrifying vision, Nick starts to notice that everything is happening in the same series as he just visualized. Nick starts to shout and takes all of his friend out of the stadium, further the accident happens and kill everyone but Nick and his friends survives.

Final Destination 5 (2011) fifth movie on the list of all Final Destination movies in order of release
still from Final Destination 5 (2011) | Image© WarnerBros

Final Destination 5 (2011)

The movie starts with Sam going on a journey with his colleagues. When the Bus reaches a bridge, Sam gets a vision that the bridge will collapse and everyone will die. When Sam wakes up, he notices that everything is happening similar to the vision he just saw.

Sam further, starts to tell everyone that the Bridge is going to collapses and moves out of the Bus. further Sam learns everything about the Death Pattern and the only way to survive is to kill anyone.

Final Destination In Chronological Order

The chronological order of the Final Destination movies is different from the release order, the last Final Destination movie is a prequel and sets before the first final destination movie.

If you want to watch Final Destination movies in chronological order, (not recommended) here is the list of all Final Destination movies in chronological order

  1. Final Destination 5 (2011)
  2. Final Destination (2000)
  3. Final Destination 2 (2003)
  4. Final Destination 3 (2006)
  5. The Final Destination (2009)

Is Final Destination 6 coming out?

The Ending of Final Destination 6 indicates the ending of the series and its been twelve years the last installment was released and still there is no sign from the production about the sixth installment in the series.

Which part of the final destination is best?

Final Destination series made a huge fan base around the world the entire franchise has made more than 6 billion dollars and is considered to be one of the best horror series ever produced. But out of all Final Destination movies, which one is best? Here is the list of all Final Destination movies ranked from worst to best based on audience ratings on IMDb

Final Destination MoviesRatings On IMDb
The Final Destination (2009)5.2/10
Final Destination 5 (2011)5.8/10
Final Destination 3 (2006)5.8/10
Final Destination 2 (2003)6.2/10
Final Destination (2000)6.8/10

Other Movie Series Like Final Destination


Final Destination is a fantastic movie series that is based upon the death pattern. The movie series is based on the story of a group of people who skips Death but Death has a different plan for them. Final Destination is a blockbuster horror American franchise that started in the year 2000 and currently has five featured films, two comics, and nine novels.

Here in this article, I have provided a brief guide about all the Final Destination movies with a list of all final destination movies in order of release and chronology that you can follow to watch them.

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