With the new Hunger Games movie coming out this year, it’s the perfect time to revisit the Panem. Read on to find The Hunger Games movies in order.
The Hunger Games novels by Suzanne Collins is one of the most successful series that have been adopted into film series. It’s been a decade since the first Hunger Games movie was released, and ever since then, the film franchise has garnered a huge fan following.
It is set in a dystopian future in Panem, which is made up of 12 districts. As punishment for rebelling, each district has to select a boy and a girl to compete in the Hunger Games tournament. It’s an annual competition where competitors, called “tributes” try to survive until only one remains.
The Hunger Games movies generated almost $2.9 billion at the box office and now a new prequel film called ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ is coming soon on Disney.
How to Watch The Hunger Games in Order
The best way to watch The Hunger Games movies is the chronological order. If you don’t know about which movie came out first, then read on to see how the story progresses. If you want to avoid spoilers, just skip to the bottom for a list of these movies.
1. The Hunger Games (2012)
Runtime: 142 minutes
Release Date: 23 March 2012
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Elizabeth Banks, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Woody Harrelson, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig.
The first movie introduces Katniss Everdeen who volunteers to take her sister’s place in The Hunger Games. She joins Peeta, another boy from her district, and goes to the capital to compete in a fight to the death.
You can watch The Hunger Games on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
2. The Hunger Games Catching Fire (2013)
Runtime: 146 minutes
Release Date: 20 November 2013
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Sam Claflin, Liam Hemsworth, Jena Malone, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Alan Ritchson, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Jack Quaid.
After Katniss’s and Peeta’s victory, the duo finds themselves facing another Hunger Games. This time they are fighting against former victors, some of whom are friends and some enemies. Katniss brings hope to people as she conspires with other victors to rebel against the tyrannical rule with the help of a forgotten District 13.
3. The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part One (2014)
Runtime: 123 minutes
Release Date: 21 November 2014
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Sam Claflin, Julianne Moore, Liam Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Jena Malone, Willow Shields, Robert Knepper.
The third movie opens with a defeated Katniss who is struggling to keep together after fighting to death twice and being the icon of the rebellion. Her time during The Hunger Games haunts her, stopping her to connect with others. To make things worse, Peeta is psychologically reprogrammed with Trackerjacker venom.
Despite her struggles, she decides to join other soldiers at the combat zone, as the rebellion advances to the Capital.
4. The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part Two (2015)
Runtime: 137 minutes
Release Date: 20 November 2015
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Sam Claflin, Julianne Moore, Liam Hemsworth, Natalie Dormer, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Jena Malone, Willow Shields, Robert Knepper, Stanley Tucci.
As the rebellion gets closer to the Capital, President Snow instructs the construction of a labyrinth of traps across the Capital. The pressure from President Coin, and grieved by the loss of lives, Katniss and Gale are forced to plan an assassination of President Snow to end the war.
Things become more complicated as President Coin sends an unstable Peeta into the warzone to sabotage Katniss’s plan. As the series comes close to the end, we see some thrilling action and sacrifices being made.
5. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (2023)
Release Date: November 2023
Cast: Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, Hunter Schafer, Voila Davis, Peter Dinklage, Ashley Liao.
The prequel to the series follows a young Coriolanus Snow as he mentors a tribute from District 12 for the games. The movie will release in 2023. It focuses on young Snow, played by Tom Blyth, who is tasked to mentor a tribute from District 12, called Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler).
The Hunger Games Movies in Order [Spoiler-Free]
Here are all The Hunger Games movies in chronological order:
- The Hunger Games (2012)
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)
How many Hunger Games movies are there?
There are four Hunger Games movies, with the prequel movie releasing in November 2023.
Now you know about all The Hunger Games movies in order. The best way to watch these dystopian movies is the chronological order. With the fifth movie on the way, it’s the best time to watch the previous installments if you are new to the franchise.
If you like The Hunger Games, you can also watch The Divergent series, The Maze Runner, Kingsman, and Fantastic Beasts.