How to watch all the Resident Evil movies in order

Are you a fan of the Resident Evil series? And want to watch all movies in order? Then this article is for you.

For many horror movie fans, the Resident Evil series is a must-watch. The intense action, scary zombies and occasional burst of dark comedy make it one of the most popular franchises in the horror genre. 

If you’re new to the Resident Evil world, or just need a refresher on the series’ plot, I’ve got you covered. Here I’ll tell you how you can watch all the Resident Evil movies in order. Read On!

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Why should you watch the Resident Evil movies in order?

If you’re a fan of the Resident Evil video game franchise, then you’ll definitely want to watch the movies in order. The movies provide backstory and context for the games, as well as character development that you won’t get from playing the games themselves. 

The movies are also just generally good horror movies, and it’s fun to see how the games were adapted for the big screen. Watching the movies in order will also keep you up to date on all the latest happenings in the Resident Evil world.

If I watch Resident Evil movies in order, will they become scarier?

How scary a movie is can vary widely depending on the viewer’s personal taste and experiences. Whether or not they’re more or less scary if viewed in order also depends on the individual.

That being said, I think that watching them in order will make them scarier because they are all interconnected to some degree. It will certainly be a richer experience to watch them in order.

The order of the Resident Evil movies according to release date

The Resident Evil movie franchise is a popular horror franchise of all time, but most people are unaware of the order of release.

When originally released, the movies were released in different countries at different times. This caused a lot of confusion for fans. To make things easier for fans, I have created a list of all the Resident Evil movies in order of their release date.

  1. Resident Evil (March 15, 2002)
  2. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (September 10, 2004)
  3. Resident Evil: Extinction (September 21, 2007)
  4. Resident Evil: Afterlife (September 10, 2010)
  5. Resident Evil: Retribution (September 14, 2012)
  6. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (January 27, 2017)
  7. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (November 24, 2021)

The chronological order of the Resident Evil movies

The Resident Evil movies have a long and complicated history. The films have gone through many different directors and writers, and the films have had a lot of names over the years. Here’s the list in chronological order of the Resident Evil films.

1. Resident Evil

  • IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
  • Cast: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, Colin Salmon

The first instalment in the popular Resident Evil movie franchise was released in 2002 and starred Milla Jovovich as Alice, a character who would go on to appear in all six movies.

The movie is set in Raccoon City, where a virus has caused the dead to come back to life and attack the living. The story follows Alice and a group of survivors as they fight to escape the city and find a way to stop the virus.

2. Resident Evil: Apocalypse

  • IMDb Rating: 6.1/10
  • Cast: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Thomas Kretschmann, Jared Harris, Mike Epps

Resident Evil: Apocalypse is the second instalment in the Resident Evil film series, released in 2004. In this movie, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only uninfected survivor of the Raccoon City outbreak and must team up with Umbrella Corporation soldiers to escape the city and get to Los Angeles. 

Along the way, they face hordes of zombies and other monsters created by the T-virus. Resident Evil: Apocalypse is a great movie for zombie fans, with lots of action and gore. If you’re a fan of the games, you won’t want to miss this one.

3. Resident Evil: Extinction

  • IMDb Rating: 6.2/10
  • Cast: Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Ashanti, Mike Epps, Christopher Egan

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) is the third film in the Resident Evil series, following Resident Evil (2002) and Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004). 

The film follows Alice as she travels across the United States in search of other survivors of the Umbrella Corporation’s T-virus outbreak. Along the way, she also faces off against the Umbrella Corporation’s forces and the Las Plagas undead.

4. Resident Evil: Afterlife

  • IMDb Rating: 5.8/10
  • Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Spencer Locke, Boris Kodjoe

Resident Evil: Afterlife is the fourth instalment in the popular Resident Evil movie franchise. In the film, Alice (Milla Jovovich) returns to Los Angeles seeking help from Wesker (Shawn Roberts) for her impending fight against the Umbrella Corporation. However, Wesker has other plans and sends Alice and her friends off to Tokyo. There, they must battle their way through hordes of zombies in order to survive.

5. Resident Evil: Retribution

  • IMDb Rating: 5.3/10
  • Cast: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Kevin Durand, Sienna Guillory, Shawn Roberts, Aryana Engineer, Colin Salmon, Johann Urb

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) is the fifth instalment in the Resident Evil film series, and a direct sequel to Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010). In the film, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is captured by Umbrella Corporation and taken to a submarine base. 

There, she learns that the Red Queen (Sienna Guillory) has been controlling the entire Umbrella Corporation from behind the scenes. Alice escapes and teams up with Ada Wong (Bingbing Li), Leon S. Kennedy (Johann Urb), Barry Burton (Oded Fehr), and Luther West (Boris Kodjoe) to stop the Umbrella Corporation once and for all.

6. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

  • IMDb Rating: 5.5/10
  • Cast: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Eoin Macken, Ruby Rose, William Levy

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the sixth instalment in the Resident Evil movie series. The film was released in theatres on January 27, 2017. 

The story follows Alice (Milla Jovovich) as she wakes up after a long sleep and returns to Raccoon City, which has been taken over by the Umbrella Corporation. Her mission is to finally end the reign of terror of the Umbrella Corporation and save what is left of humanity.

7. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

  • IMDb Rating: 5.2/10
  • Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, Neal McDonough

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is the seventh and final instalment in the Resident Evil movie series. The movie was directed by Johannes Roberts and produced by James Harris, Robert Kulzer and Hartley Gorenstein. The story is about a group of survivors trying to survive a zombie epidemic in the small town of Raccoon City.

Conclusion

The Resident Evil movies are a great series to watch, especially if you’re a fan of the video games. The movies were made in order to bring the video games to life and do a great job of doing so. If you’re looking to watch all the Resident Evil movies, I’ve outlined the best way to do so. Watch them in order and you’ll be able to follow the story perfectly!

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