In early 1980s, George Lucas and Steven Speilberg created a franchise starring Harrison Ford as a thrill seeking archeologist and college professor named Indiana Jones. In this article, we are gonna look at Indiana Jones Movies in order.
How can I watch Indiana Jones Movies in order and how many of them available?
There are total of 5 Indiana Jones Movies released. There is also a TV series released for Indiana Jones which was around 1992 and 1996. You can check the full list here by release date:
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
- The Temple of Doom (1984)
- The Last Crusade (1989)
- The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV series: 1992–1996)
- The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
- The Dial of Destiny (2023)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The first Indiana Jones movies which was released in 1981 is an American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, based on a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. Set in 1936, the film stars Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, a globetrotting archaeologist vying with Nazi German forces to recover the long-lost Ark of the Covenant which is said to make an army invincible.
Teaming up with his tough former romantic interest Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), Jones races to stop rival archaeologist Dr. René Belloq (Paul Freeman) from guiding the Nazis to the Ark and its power.
The Temple of Doom (1984)
The second Indiana Jones movies which was released in 1984 is an American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz. The movie is based on a story by George Lucas. The film features Harrison Ford who reprises his role as the title character. Kate Capshaw, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone and Ke Huy Quan, in his film debut, star in supporting roles.
In the film, after arriving in British India, Indiana Jones is asked by desperate villagers to find a mystical stone and rescue their children from a Thuggee cult practicing child slavery, black magic and ritual human sacrifice in honor of the goddess Kali.
The Last Crusade (1989)
The third Indiana Jones movies which was released in 1989 is an American action adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Jeffrey Boam, based on a story by George Lucas and Menno Meyjes. Harrison Ford returned in the title role, while his father is portrayed by Sean Connery.
Other cast members featured include Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott, Julian Glover, River Phoenix, and John Rhys-Davies. In the film, set in 1938, Indiana searches for his father, a Holy Grail scholar, who has been kidnapped and held hostage by the Nazis while on a journey to find the Holy Grail.
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV series: 1992–1996)
After the three Indiana Jones movies, Indiana Jones is back with a American television series which was released between March 4, 1992 to July 24, 1993 on ABC. Filming took place in various locations around the world, with “Old Indy” bookend segments filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina and on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The series was a Lucasfilm production in association with Amblin Television and Paramount Television.
The series explores the childhood and youth of the fictional character Indiana Jones and primarily stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Corey Carrier as the title character, with George Hall playing an elderly version of Jones for the bookends of most episodes, though Harrison Ford bookended one episode. The show was created and executive produced by George Lucas, who also created, co-wrote, and executive produced the Indiana Jones movies.
Due to its large budget and low viewership ratings, the series was canceled in 1993. However, following the series’ cancellation, four made-for-television films were produced from 1994 to 1996 in an attempt to continue the series. In 1999, the series was re-edited into 22 television films under the title The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.
The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
The fourth Indiana Jones movies which was released in 2008 is an American action adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by David Koepp, based on a story by George Lucas and Jeff Nathanson. Set in 1957, it pits Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) against Soviet KGB agents led by Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett) searching for a telepathic crystal skull located in Peru.
Jones is aided by his former lover, Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), and their son, Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf). Ray Winstone, John Hurt, and Jim Broadbent are also part of the supporting cast.
The Dial of Destiny (2023)
The last Indiana Jones movies is released in 2023, an American action adventure film directed by James Mangold, who co-wrote it with Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, and David Koepp. It is the sequel to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), as well as the fifth and final installment in the Indiana Jones film series.
Featuring Harrison Ford, John Rhys-Davies, and Karen Allen reprising their roles as Indiana Jones, Sallah, and Marion Ravenwood, respectively, new cast members include Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore, and Mads Mikkelsen.
Set in 1969, the film follows Jones and his estranged goddaughter, Helena, who are trying to locate a powerful artifact before Jürgen Voller, a Nazi-turned-NASA scientist who plans to use it to alter the outcome of World War II.
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