Planet of the Apes: see order of films and where to watch online

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Since the iconic adaptation of Pierre Boulle’s book “Planet of the Apes” in 1968, the franchise Monkey’s Planet It captured the public’s attention and became a global reference on how to make films.

With a total of ten films produced, the struggle between humans and apes unfolds in a main series of five original features, a dubious remake and a profitable reboot started in 2011 – and which will gain another sequel in 2024.

If you are a fan of epic adventures, Monkey’s Planet It’s certainly on your radar. But do you know what the chronological order of the films is? Come and discover the chronology of the films and where to watch all the films in the series.

1) Planet of the Apes (1968)

The film that started the entire saga. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, Monkey’s Planet (1968) follows the journey of astronaut George Taylor (Charlton Heston) who, along with his crew, lands on a seemingly deserted planet.

When exploring the place, he comes across a society led by intelligent monkeys. The film became a box office success and a cinematic classic. for exploring profound themes about the nature of humanity.

  • Where to watch: Star+ and Oldflix.

2) Back to the Planet of the Apes (1970)

James Franciscus plays Bret, the new protagonist of the franchise.James Franciscus plays Bret, the new protagonist of the franchise.Source: 20th Century Studios/Reproduction

The sequence, directed by Ted Post, takes the audience to follow a new expedition to the Planet of the Apes through the eyes of astronaut Brent, who goes on a mission to rescue his colleague Taylor.

The second film expands the universe and reveals more about primate society. Although it didn’t achieve the same level of success as the first, it still contributed to the world-building of the franchise.

  • Where to watch: Star+ e Oldflix.

3) Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

Directed by Don Taylor, Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) reverses the narrative by going back to the past when humans still dominate the world. In the plot, simian scientists Cornelius (Roddy McDowell) and Zira (Kim Hnter) return to the 20th century in order to escape the destruction of their world.

They arrive in Los Angeles and, upon revealing their ability to speak, they become objects of human curiosity. The good relationship does not last long, as the government believes that they will dominate the Earth and so try to prevent the birth of Zira’s baby.

  • Where to watch: Star+ e Oldflix.

4) Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

The fourth chapter of the franchise gains a new director, J. Lee Thompson. In Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), we see the rise of the apes led by Caesar/Caesar (Roddy McDowall), son of Zira. The plot is marked by a revolt by primates against their human oppressors 18 years after the events of the previous film.

  • Where to watch: Star+ e Oldflix.

5) Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) is the production that ends the original series. Under the command of J. Lee Thompson, we met what remains of a post-nuclear war Earth and ruled by evolved apes.

Caesar now has a new mission: to maintain peace between species, preventing an insidious human cult and a militant ape faction from ruining everything.

It is worth remembering that in the year following the launch of Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), the franchise went to TV in series format live-action em 1974, Planet of the Apes (1974), and cartoon in 1975, Back to the Planet of the Apes.

6) Planet of the Apes (2001)

Tim Burton takes on the direction of the remake of Monkey’s Planet starring Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Roth. Despite some changes to the plot, the essence of the narrative remains: humans discovering a planet dominated by intelligent monkeys.

The film was a huge commercial success, grossing $362.2 million for Fox, but critics were not as generous. On Rotten Tomatoes, Burton’s remake only had a 44% approval rating. The harsh criticism and behind-the-scenes problems led the filmmaker to deny a continuation of the saga.

7) Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Ten years later, the franchise returns to the posters with the reboot directed by Rupert Wyatt. In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2011), we meet the origin of the leader of the apes, Caesar (Andy Serkis).

The young chimp is adopted by a scientist working on a medicine to help repair the brain and notices Caesar’s extraordinary intelligence. When the chimpanzee develops human-like emotions, he leads an ape revolt.

8) Planet of the Apes: Showdown (2014)

The sequel, directed by Matt Reeves, continues the saga with Caesar leading his people in a epic clash with humans 15 years after the revolution. Relations between the two species reach a new level of tension. In the cast, we have Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Gary Oldman e Keri Russell.

9) War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Reeves returns to the sci-fi franchise with War for the Planet of the Apes (2017). In this chapter of the modern phase, Caesar and his companions are forced to enter into war against an army of soldiers led by a merciless colonel. The lives lost in the conflict put the feeling of revenge at the center of everything, putting the future of the planet at stake.

10) Planet of the Apes: Reign (2024)

The latest addition to the franchise will be the premiere of the film Planet of the Apes: Reign (2024). The film will take place 300 years after the events of Reeves’ last production.

Caesar is now a name that remained in the past of primate society, which expanded rapidly as humans became wild creatures. Directed by Wes Ball.

  • Where to watch: in cinemas from May 23rd.

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