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Rambo Movies In Order [What order do the Rambo movies go in]

in what order should i watch Rambo movies

Rambo aka Blood series is based on the story of John Rambo, a US army Veterans, a character that rule the 80’s and 90’s. Here is the list of all Rambo movies in order of release

  • First Blood (1982)
  • Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
  • Rambo III (1988)
  • Rambo (2008)
  • Rambo: Last Blood (2019)

About Rambo Movie Series

Inspired by David Morrell‘s novel “First Blood” the Rambo series started In 1982 with The First Blood starring  Sylvester Stallone in the role of John Rambo.

The franchise has now become one of the most Iconic Action thriller franchises with five installments and a timeline that spans out 32 years.

Rambo Movies In Order: What Order Do The Rambo Movies Go In?

John Rambo is a Vietnam War Veterans and is trained as a killing machine, Rambo series starts when after many years Rambo goes to meet John Rambo goes to meet his friend but ends up killing the police who sets up a mini militia on him.

How many Rambo movies did they make?

Currently, there are five Rambo movies and an animated television series that stars Sylvester Stallone in the role of one of the most Iconic action characters of all time, John Rambo.

Are Rambo movies connected?

Rambo movies follow the story of John Rambo as sequential events in his life after the Vietnam War. Yes, all Rambo movies are connected and follow similar characters and themes.

Is it necessary to watch all the Rambo movies in order?

It is not necessary to watch Rambo movies in order, every Rambo film can be watched as a standalone, but Rambo movies follow the same storyline. If you want to understand the story of Rambo properly then watching Rambo movies in order is recommended.

What Order Do The Rambo Movies Go In?

Rambo watch order is simple, every film sets as sequential events hence, the best order to watch Rambo movies is to watch them in release order. Here is the list of all Rambo movies in order of release

First Blood (1982)

  • Director: Ted Kotcheff
  • Writers: David Morrell, Michael Kozoll
  • Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna
  • Runtime:  1h 33min

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

  • Director: George P. Cosmatos
  • Writers: David Morrell, Kevin Jarre
  • Star: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier
  • Runtime: 1h 36min

Rambo III (1988)

  • Director: Peter MacDonald
  • Writers: David Morrell, Sylvester Stallone
  • Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge
  • Runtime: 1h 42min

Rambo (2008)

  • Director: Sylvester Stallone
  • Writers: Art Monterastelli, Sylvester Stallone
  • Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden
  • Runtime: 1h 32min

Rambo: Last Blood (2019)

  • Director: Adrian Grunberg
  • Writers: Matthew Cirulnick, Sylvester Stallone
  • Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
A still from First Blood (1982). it is the first movie on the list of all Rambo movies in order of release

First Blood (1982)

After seven years of the Vietnam War, John Rambo goes to meet his friend’s house to meet him but after reaching learns that his friend passed away one year ago. After learning about his friend John goes to a small town, Hope in Washington.

In Hope, Sheriff Will doubts Rambo and arrests him but Rambo manages to escape and hides in the forest. In search operation, a policeman locates Rambo but Rambo ends up killing him while trying to Escape. Disappointed by the incident, Rambo tries to surrender but Sheriff Will wants to kill him in retribution.

A still from Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985). it is the second movie on the list of all Rambo movies in order of release

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

After the incident in the previous film, Rambo is sent to prison. After three years colonel, Sam meets Rambo tells him that some US soldiers are prisoned in Vietnam after the war, and asks Rambo to go to Vietnam and take pictures of prisoned US soldiers under a secret mission.

After few days, Rambo goes to Thailand where he meets Marshal and begins his mission to go to Vietnam and take pictures of Us soldiers.

A still from Rambo III (1988). it is the third movie on the list of all Rambo movies in order of release

Rambo III (1988)

After the secret mission in Vietnam, Rambo continues to live in Thailand. Rambo goes to Bangkok to participate in the local fight to earn some money, after the fight colonel Sam meets Rambo and introduces him to Robert, and explains about troubles caused by Soviet Army in Afghanistan.

CIA wants, Rambo to go Afghanistan and investigate about the Soviet Army and give all information to CIA but Rambo refuses. Further, Colonel Sam goes to Afghanistan for mission but gets captured by the Soviet Army. when Rambo learns about all this, he agrees to go to Afghanistan and protect Colonel Sam.

A still from Rambo (2008). it is the fourth movie on the list of all Rambo movies in order of release

Rambo (2008)

A group of people approaches Rambo and asks him to take them to Burma but Rambo refuses to say that Burma is under War and it is Dangerous to go there but At night Sara convinces Rambo. The next day Rambo takes Sara and her group to Burma and returns back.

In Burma, while Sara is helping small children, they are attacked by Army and capture all of them. A man approaches Rambo and explains the condition of Sara and his group After which Rambo with another group of people goes to Burma to protect Sara and her group.

A still from Rambo: Last Blood (2019). it is the fifth movie on the list of all Rambo movies in order of release

Rambo: Last Blood (2019)

Rambo and Gabrielle live happily together, Gabrielle has grown up and is preparing to go to college. At a party, Gabrielle gets a call from her friend who informs her about her father after which Gabrielle asks Rambo to take her to Mexico but Rambo refuses.

The next day, Gabrielle sneaks out to Mexico without letting anyone know about her. In Mexico, she meets her Father, and that she goes to Bar where she gets kidnapped by criminals involved in human trafficking. When Rambo learns about all this, Rambo goes to Mexico to protect Gabrielle.

List of All Rambo Movies and Television Series in Order of Release

Besides five Rambo features Films, there is an animation series that tells the story of Rambo leading a group to fight with an organization called S.A.V.A.G.E. the series has one season with 65 Episodes. If you want the series in your watch order then here is the list of all Rambo films and series in order of release

Will They Make more Rambo Movies?

Rambo: Last Blood (2019) was released was the final Rambo Adventure but Stallone has been constantly talking that he in interested in making more Rambo films and has many Ideas where the story could go further.

Will there be a 6th Rambo movie?

According to franchise, the Rambo series concluded with the fifth installment, but in 2019, Stallone said that he will go for sixth installment if the fifth film succeeds. The sixth installment might be a prequel and explore the childhood of Rambo or his life before the Vietnam war.

Which Rambo Movie Is The Best?

John Rambo is one of the most iconic a character and all Rambo films are action Jam Packed. but out of all the five john Rambo movies which Rambo movie is best? Here is the list of all Rambo movies ranked from worst to best based on audience ratings on IMDb

Rambo MoviesRatings on IMDb
Rambo III (1988)5.8/10
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)6.5/10
Rambo: Last Blood (2019)6.7/10
Rambo (2008)7.0/10
First Blood (1982)7.7/10


Rambo Series is one of the most popular action series that stars Sylvester Stallone in the lead role. The series has five installments which can either be watched as standalone or in order.

Here, this article is a complete guide to the Rambo series with a list of all Rambo movies in release order, you can follow the order to watch the Rambo series. If you have any order doubt or quarry, then do ask me in the comment section.

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