Ghostbuster Movies In Order [What Order Are The Ghostbuster Films]

The Ghostbuster Franchise narrates the story of a team of Paranormal Investigators known as the Ghostbusters who use high-tech equipment to capture Ghosts. Here is the list of all Ghostbuster movies in order of release 

  • Ghostbusters (1984)
  • Ghostbusters II (1989)
  • Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (2016)
  • Ghostbusters Afterlife (2021)
list of all Ghostbuster movies in order of release

About Ghostbuster Film Series

In 1984, the supernatural horror comedy film, Ghostbusters arrived in cinemas. Written by Dan Aykroyd and directed by Ivan Reitman, the movie focused on the team of a paranormal investigator who catches Ghosts.

The film became a huge hit and received a positive response from critics and audiences. The popularity of the Ghostbusters film led to an entire franchise consisting of sequels, reboots, multiple animated shows, games, toys, and more.

Ghostbuster Movies In Order: What Order Are The Ghostbuster Films?

Dr Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, with their new hire, lives in New York City and is known as the Ghostbusters. They are masters at their work, but the only problem is that they cause a lot of destruction.

Currently, There are three Ghostbusters films with one direct sequel and one complete reboot film. Besides, the fourth installment in the franchise is titled “Ghostbusters Afterlife” and is set to release on 11 November 2021.

First, two Ghostbuster films are based on the same storyline and are connected. However, the third Ghostbuster film is a reboot. You can watch and enjoy Ghostbuster films as standalone, but watch them in order will add to your viewing experience.

Ghostbuster Films doesn’t have any prequel or Jumps in the series. Hence the watch order is simple. the best way to watch Ghostbusters films to watch them in release order. Here is the list of all Ghostbusters movies in order of release

Ghostbusters (1984)

  • Director: Ivan Reitman
  • Writers: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
  • Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
  • Runtime: 1h 45min

Ghostbusters II (1989)

  • Director: Ivan Reitman
  • Writers: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
  • Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
  • Runtime: 1h 48min

Ghostbusters (2016)

  • Director: Paul Feig
  • Writers: Katie Dippold, Paul Feig
  • Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon
  • Runtime: 1h 57min

Ghostbusters Afterlife (2021)

  • Director: Jason Reitman
  • Writers: Gil Kenan, Jason Reitman
  • Stars: Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon
  • Releasing on: 11 November 2021 (UK)
Ghostbusters (1984) first movie on the list of all Ghostbusters movies in order of release
Edited Still from Ghostbuster film | Image: ©Sony Pictures Entertainment

Ghostbusters (1984)

A team of paranormal investigators consists of Dr Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore is popularly known as “Ghostbusters.”

When Dana Barrett’s house gets haunted by an evil spirit called Zuul, she hires Ghostbusters to get rid of it. When Ghostbusters reaches Dana’s house, Zuul, the servant of God of destruction, possesses Dana, and she starts to declare herself as the gatekeeper.

Meanwhile, the Neighbor of Dana, Lewis, also gets possessed by another demon declares himself as key master.

Ghostbusters II (1989) second movie on the list of all Ghostbusters movies in order of release
Edited Still from Ghostbuster film | Image: ©Sony Pictures Entertainment

Ghostbusters II (1989)

Ghostbusters separates because they get sued for property damage while protecting Dana and Lewis in the previous film, making their company bankrupt. After five years of the incident, Dana, while working on a portrait of Vigo, experiences paranormal activity and contact Ghostbusters.

The Ghostbusters start their investigation but get arrested by police for causing City-wide Blackout. Meanwhile, the Spirit of Vigo, which is within the painting, is trying to possess someone to come out of the painting.

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (2016) third movie on the list of all Ghostbusters movies in order of release
Edited Still from Ghostbuster film | Image: ©Sony Pictures Entertainment

Ghostbusters (2016)

This movie is the reboot of Ghostbusters (1984). Physicists Aron Gilbert learns that her Book on paranormal existence co-authored with another Physicist Abby has been republished. Aron gets Threatened for her Tenure at Columbia University.

Abby asks Aron to help her in the paranormal investigation of a presumed hunted building in exchange for her removing the Book from publication. Aron reluctantly agrees, and they start their research.

Will there be a Ghostbusters 4?

The fourth instalment in the Ghostbusters franchise is titled “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”. the film will be a direct sequel to the first two Ghostbusters and Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson would reprise their roles.

List of All Ghostbuster Films & Television Series In Release Order

Besides, Three main Ghostbuster films, there are two Animation Television series in the franchise. Besides a full-length featured film with the title Ghostbusters Afterlife is set to release in 2021 and another Television series is under production. Here is the complete list of All Ghostbuster Films & Television Series In Release Order

Is Ghostbusters afterlife a sequel?

After the success of the reboot film, Ghostbusters Afterlife is set to release on 11th November 2021 and will be a direct sequel to Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. The film will contain many references to previous films hence, it is recommended to watch the first two Ghostbusters before you watch Ghostbusters Afterlife.

Ghostbuster Films Ranked From Worst To Best

Ghostbuster films are filled with action and Comedy, all Ghostbuster films received a huge amount of love and appreciation from the viewers but, which Ghostbuster film is the best? Here is the list of all Ghostbuster films ranked from worst to best based on audience ratings on IMDb.

Ghostbuster FilmsRatings on IMDb
Ghostbusters II6.6/10
Extreme Ghostbusters 6.9/10
Ghostbusters7.8/10

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Conclusion

Ghostbuster franchise is based on the story of a team of paranormal investigators whose profession is to catch Ghosts. There are currently three films in the series and you can watch them as standalone or can watch them in order.

this article is a complete guide to the Ghostbuster franchise with a complete list of all Ghostbuster films in best watch order. If you still any other quarries do let me know in the comments!

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