65+ Best Movie Marathons | An Ultimate List

Nothing better than hoping on the long rides of a movie marathon to rekindle your love for classics, cinematic universes, or various fandoms. 

Any movie fan can set themselves up for trilogies like The Dark Knight or even long fantasy sagas like Harry Potter movies, but can you put your love for movies to the real test? 

How about sitting through the longest movie marathons that ask for not just true passion for movies but also calls for sleep deprivation. 

But you know what! The Longer the movie marathon you get, the more fun you can make out of it. 

Imagine camping out in your living room with a huge supply of snacks & drinks with your movie pals, going over days, not just a few hours on movie series. 

These long movie marathons can be bonding times for you with your friends. 

It shows not just you enjoy the extreme joy of reliving the best movie moments but also whether you go through the excruciating low points of the franchise together or not. 

So, if you are ready for these particularly longest and the best movie marathons in the history of cinema fighting against intense tiredness or exhaustion, here you go with the 50+ best movie marathons. 

Harry Potter

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Whether you are a real sucker for the Harry Potter series books or just grown up watching Harry Potter movies, you wish to get that Hogwarts letter. It was intoxicating, the fantasy, the characters and that iconic music in all Harry Potter movies.

Harry Potter is most certainly a brand with a huge fan-base of readers, geeks and movie lovers. They have covered books, movies, merchandise, tourist places, and whatnot.

It’s time to revisit the fantasy land, and if you never watched a Harry Potter movie. Well, you are lucky to go for this for the first time.

Number of movies: 8

Theme: Wizardry, Magic, Good vs Evil, Fantasy

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)


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Well, With the last X-Men release ‘Dark Phoenix’ in 2019 and the upcoming X-Men spin-off movie ‘ The New Mutants’ to be released in April 2020, there is a long line of movies to catch up. X-Men is the seven highest-grossing movie franchise of all time, for a reason.

Since the comics, X-men has been the part of the core superhero culture of people. X-Men movies just added up all the fun into the great adventure, full of action, science fiction, and great CGI. It’s time to put all movies into a perspective while watching it in a marathon.

Number of Movies: 13

Themes: Superhero, Superpowers, Mutants, Action,

  • X-Men (2000)
  • X2 (2003)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
  • X-Men: First Class (2011)
  • The Wolverine (2013)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  • X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
  • Deadpool (2016)
  • Logan (2017)
  • Deadpool 2 (2018)
  • Dark Phoenix (2019)
  • The New Mutants (2020)


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One of the most popular and cult sci-fi classic franchises – The Matrix is a perfect dystopian movie franchise to give a run for.

It sets in a dystopian future where what is perceived as a reality for humans is actually stimulated by The Matrix – a program created by machines to control the human population.

The conflict between the blue pill and red pill for protagonist Neo played by Keanu Reeves is so exciting to watch.

The evolution of his character-building his abilities on willpower in the Matrix. The Matrix trilogy deserves a great place for this best movie marathon list.

Number of Movies : 3

Themes: Robots, Earth Domination, Dsytopia, Future

  • The Matrix ( 1999)
  • The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
  • The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

Lord Of The Rings + Hobbit

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Lord of the rings is known as one of the best trilogies. The franchise is based on novels written by J.R.R Tolkein.

He created the greatest fantasy storylines in the history of cinema.  There are seven films in this franchise and it has 3 hours longest-running which later on turned into 2 hours and 44  minutes in 2014.

Number of Movies: 4 + 3

Theme: Good vs Evil, Fantasy

  • The Lord of the Rings (1978)
  • Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  • Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Ice Age

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Ice age is an animation comedy centering the group of mammals in the Paleolithic ice age. 

The movie franchise realized five series so far which shows the survival and adventurous journey of manny, sid, and Diego.  Also, it’s a great treat for those who love to listen to Ray Romano’s voice!

Number of Movies:  5

Theme: Animation

  • Ice Age (2002)
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
  • Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

Jurrasic Park

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Jurrasic park which later turned into Jurrasic world is based on the novel by Michael Crichton.

However, the rights were bought before the book published. The franchise released five movies so far, however they took 14 years to release the fourth film.

It’s a  great choice for people who love to watch science fiction adventure film, especially when it’s about Dinosaurs!

Number of Movies: 6

Theme: Dianasaurs, Adventure, Disaster

  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001)
  • Jurassic World (2015)
  • Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
  • Jurrassic: World Dominion (2021)


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Rocky is about the character Rocky Balboa and his journey to become the greatest boxer in the world. The movie not just inspired the youth but also aspire individuals to pursue what they want. 

Also, the montages from the film are the most-watched clips on Youtube for training and motivational purpose. 

There are seven movies from this franchise, however, the Creed series shows the different plotline from the rest.

Number of Movies: 7

Theme: Boxing, Sports, Motivation, Victory

  • Rocky (1976)
  • Rocky II (1979)
  • Rocky III (1982)
  • Rocky IV (1985)
  • Rocky V (1990)
  • Rocky Balboa (2006)
  • Creed (2015)

Mad Max

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Mad Max franchise will be always special effect in pop-culture and the impact is impeccable even in modern movies. Those dusty and sandy dystopian backdrops with all those kickass action scenes. The first film in the series was released in 1979 followed by further three sequels. The Fury Road, the fourth film in the series released in 2015 became the first film of Mad Max to receive Academy Award.

Number of movies: 4

Themes: Dystopian, Action, Post-Apocalyptic

  • Mad Max (1979)
  • Mad Max 2 (1981)
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

The Dark Knight

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The dark knight trilogy is directed by Christopher Nolan which showcase the journey of Bruce Wayne, a billionaire socialite turned into vigilant to save the Gotham city. 

There are three movies with the cast of Christian Bale,  Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Micheal Caine, and Morgan Freeman. 

Also, the trilogy is considered as best Batman movie so far. This is one of the best movie marathons you can give yourself now.

Number of Movies : 3

Themes: Vigilante, Superhero, Batman, Comics, Good vs Evil

  • Batman Begins ( 2005)
  • The Dark Knight ( 2008)
  • The Dark Knight Rises ( 2012)

Mission Impossible

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Surely, one of the most popular action movie franchise making the Tom Cruise as what we know him today for.

Who can forget Ethan Hunt? This franchise enjoys global success in sales as well as being setting the world for mission movies.

It surely enjoys a seat at one of the highest-grossing movie franchises of all time. In the name of jaw-dropping action sequences and every time you edged on your seat stunts, you need to run for this movie marathon for sure.

Number of movies: 6

Themes: Mission-based movies, Action, Espionage, Saving the World

  • Mission: Impossible (1996)
  • Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)
  • Mission: Impossible III (2006)
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Star Wars

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Well, if you are still tired of saying ‘No’ to everyone who asks you whether you have watched Star Wars or not, it’s the time you see it.

If you are thinking whether it’s worth it or whether it will live up to the hype you are listing about, well it will. Even if you watched one or two of them or a few of them, you can go for the Star war marathon as it is going to much better this time.

If you never watched Star Wars before, like anything, I will suggest to watch it in the order the movies are released. If you’ve already watched all the movies or most of the movies and want a revisit, chronological order will give you a new perspective about everything.

Number of movies: 11

Themes: Space, Adventure, Good vs Evil

  • Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
  • Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • Star Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
  • Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  • Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
  • Stars Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Stars Wars Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Die Hard

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We never get tired of watching Bruce Willis doing anything whether him blowing up stuff and saying ‘ Yipee Ki Yay, motherfu*ker’ or even in a serious drama like in ‘The Sixth Sense’.

But he always will be known as the most liked action movie star, for his ‘Die Hard’ film series.

Die Hard movie marathon is going to be so much fun as edge-of-the-seat action, sassy dialogues, and awesome fight scenes.

Except for the last movie, the First 4 movie in the franchise was bang-on, a must-watch. This will be the most fun movie marathons to go for.

Number of movies: 5

Themes: Hostage, Action,

  • Die Hard (1988)
  • Die Hard 2 (1990)
  • Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
  • Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
  • A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

A Nightmare On Elm Street

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A Nightmare on Elm Street is an American slasher film, released its first installment in 1984.  The story is about a young girl and her friends who live in the streets of Springwood in Ohio. Soon she releases that a killer with a burnt face and bladed leather glove is brutely murdering them by invading in their dreams. To avoid the killer, there is only one way to save themself and i.e. stay awake at any cost.

Number of Movies: 9 (Including the crossovers)

Themes : Horror, Slasher

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
  • Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
  • Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)
  • Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)


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Spider-Man was that first superhero which every 90s teen madly fall in love with, this and later the X-men, that was all!

It was a door towards this universe of Marvel and even other superheroes as well. Spider-Man has a special place for a lot of 90s kids as well. Remember the animated series?

However, here we are going to movie marathon the Spider-Man feature films and how it changed over the years.

It is going to be an awesome ride meeting different peter parkers. One of those movie marathons which features great superhero nostalgia and the missing memory of Iron Man as well.

Number of movies: 9

Themes: Superhero, Superpowers

  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  • Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

Rush Hours

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Rush Hours is directed by Brett Ratner starring Jackie Chan and  Chris Tucker.  The story was written by Ross LaManna and Jim Kauf.

The film is action-comedy about two mismatched police officers who team up to find the daughter of a Chinese diplomat. The film was released in 1998, September 8.

After three successful installments, the movie is rumored to make its fourth installment. However, nothing is confirmed yet.

Number of movies : 3

Themes : Action, comedy

  • Rush Hour (1998)
  • Rush Hour 2 (2001)
  • Rush Hour 3 (2007)


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Godzilla is itself a complete movie marathon as you get 30 movies in this franchise.   The story focuses on the immense lizard who wracks the whole New york city. To stop and solve the mystery behind this creature, US Army and investigation team start to work together.

Gozilla is one of the close movies to claim the title of the longest-running franchise after Bond films.

So if you can, go for this longest-running movie marathons but do take care of yourself. Have a break once in a while.

Number of movies: 32

Themes: Sci-fi

  • Godzilla (1954)
  • Gojira no gyakushû (1995)
  • King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
  • Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
  • Monster of Monsters: Ghidorah (1964)
  • Godzilla: Invasion of the Astro-monster (1965)
  • Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)
  • Kaijûtô no kessen: Gojira no musuko (1967)
  • Kaijû sôshingeki (1968)
  • Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Oru kaijû daishingeki (1969)
  • Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
  • Chikyû kogeki meirei: Gojira tai Gaigan (1972)
  • Gojira tai Megaro (1973)
  • Gojira tai Mekagojira (1974)
  • Mekagojira no gyakushu (1975)
  • The Return of Godzilla (1984)
  • Gojira vs. Biorante (1989)
  • Gojira vs. Kingu Gidorâ (1991)
  • Gojira vs. Mosura (1992)
    Gojira vs. Mekagojira (1993)
  • Gojira vs. Supesugojira (1994)
  • Gojira vs. Desutoroiâ (1995)
  • Godzilla (1998)
  • Godzilla Millenium (1999)
  • Gojira tai Megagirasu: Jî shômetsu sakusen (2000)
  • Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
  • Gojira X Mekagojira (2002)
  • Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
  • Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
  • Godzilla (2014)
  • Godzilla: Planet of the monsters ( 2017)
  • Godzilla: King of the monsters (2019)
  • Godzilla vs Kong (2021)

Star Trek

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Star Trek is one of the longest movie marathons here in the list including all the reboot movies. These ‘Star Trek’ movies have known to be received 15 Academy Award nominations with a box-office success grossing over $2.3 billion. Do you want more reasons to watch?

Just like movie franchises ‘Star Wars’ or ‘James Bond’, these movies are followed by a strong cult. And Surprisingly, one of the languages spoken in the film called ‘Klingon’ has been now officially taught in some schools and colleges. Fascinating, isn’t it?

Number of movies: 13

Themes: Space, adventure

  • The Original Series films
    • Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
    • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
    • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
    • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
    • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
    • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
  • The Next Generation films
    • Star Trek Generations (1994)
    • Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
    • Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
    • Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
  • “Reboot” films
    • Star Trek (2009)
    • Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
    • Star Trek Beyond (2016)

James Bond

Even longer than the MCU movie marathon, James Bond certainly finds its place in the longest-running movie marathon for you to catch up. 

This would be even perfect if you have seen some Bond movies from different times and Bond actors. 

With a total number of 25 movies giving you a runtime of a whopping 53 hours and 15 minutes, this marathon is the biggest binge-watching marathon. 

You can end it with the recently released Daniel Craig bond movie No Time To Die. If you are not a fan of a particular Bond actor, you can just skip their set of movies too. 

But the actual fun is in the adventurous ride from the beginning of this franchise across different bond actors and enjoying the best parts. 

Who knows how many references you will be able to pick up in the Daniel Craig Bond versions if you have

The film is based on MI6 agent James Bond aka 007 who is a fictional character and first appeared in books written by Ian Fleming.   

The franchise completed its 60 years, and almost every 2.4 years, they release one James bond movie.

Number of Movies: 25

Themes: Espionage, Action

  • Dr. No (1962)
  • From Russia with Love (1963)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • You Only Live Twice (1967)
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
  • Diamonds are Forever (1971)
  • Live and Let die (1973)
  • The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
  • The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
  • Moonraker (1979)
  • For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  • Octopussy (1983)
  • Never Say Never Again (1983)
  • A View to a Kill (1985)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)
  • License to Kill (1989)
  • GoldenEye (1995)
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • The World Is Not Enough (1999)
  • Die Another Day (2002)
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Quantum of Solace (2008)
  • Skyfall (2012)
  • Spectre (2015)
  • No Time to Die (2020)

The Terminator

The first installment of terminator movie based on a cyborg assassin who is sent from the future to kill Sarah.   

So, They can stop the war that will be caused by her son in the future.  Also, the movie introduced Arnold Schwarzenegger into mainstream movies.

Not just the movies but The terminator did good as a television series, novel, books, videogames and web series as well.  Liberty of Congress also selected the film for National Film Register for preservation.

Number of Movies: 6

Themes: Time-Travel, Action, Apocalyptic

  • The Terminator (1984)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
  • Terminator Salvation (2009)
  • Terminator Genisys (2015)
  • Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

Pirates Of The Caribbean

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One of the most popular films of Johnny Depp and highly praised by critics for his acting.

The movie itself a complete package of fantasy and adventure, with comedy and a bit of romance. 

Johnny who played the character of Jack Sparrow, the greatest pirate with a witty sense of humor. 

The film revolves around the different adventures led by him and what he had to do in order to get what he wants.

Number of Movies: 5

Themes: Pirates, Adventure

  • The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  • At World’s End (2007)
  • On Stranger Tides (2011)
  • Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)


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Based on the story written by O’ Bannon and Ronald Shusett, Alien is counted as a movie franchise that is running for the longest time. The first installment of the movie was released in 1979 and the latest movie came out in 2017, completing almost 40 years.  Well, the movie features the killer alien species with long head and tail.

Number of the Movies: 8

Theme: Aliens

  • Alien (1979)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Alien 3 (1992)
  • Alien: Resurrection (1997)
  • AVP: Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
  • AVPR: Alien vs Predator – Requiem (2007)
  • Prometheus (2012)
  • Alien: Covenant (2017)

Planet Of The Apes

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Well, its the most talked franchise due to various reasons including the unique plot and detailing. The movie focuses on the world where the apes and human clash for controlling and ruling.

Well, the story is inspired by the French book La Planète des singes ( In English as Monkey planet or Planet of the apes), written by  Pierre Boulle in 1963.

Number of the movies: 9

Theme: Humans vs Apes, Sci-fi

  • Planet of the Apes (1968)
  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
  • Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
  • Planet of the Apes (2001)
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
  • War of the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Toy Story

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Toy story is about anthropomorphic toys where they become real when there is no presence of a human.

The story focuses on the friendship between the toys and their affection for their owner. 

However, before this movie,  Pixer released a short film  Tin Toy in 1988.  Disney approached the company to make a feature film based on small toys and their perspective.

Number of Movies: 4

Themes: Animation, Drama

  • Toy Story (1995)
  • Toy Story 2 (1999)
  • Toy Story 3 (2010)
  • Toy Story 4 (2019)

Back To The Future

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Back To The Future is my one of my favorite trilogies hands down. This is the all-time classic and never going to be old. So, if you haven’t seen the movie or all three of them, you just don’t know what you are missing here.

The story is about Marty Mcfly who travels back to 1955 from 1985 where he meets his future parents. 

In order to come back to the present, Marty needs to help his teenage father and mother to fall in love with each other. And things got more bizarre as the story. progresses to further sequels.

Number of movies: 3

Themes: Time Travel

  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Back to the Future Part II (1989)
  • Back to the Future Part III (1990)

Twilight Saga

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Based on Novel with the same name, and written by author Stephenie Meyer, The Twilight saga consist series of five films. 

The movie is about Belle Swan who starts living with her father in a new town. Belle meets Edward Cullen with whom she felt attracted. Later on, she discovers that Edward has powers that resemble Vampire.

Number of Movies: 5

Themes: Fantasy, Romance

  • Twilight
  • The Twilight Saga: New moon
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

The Hunger Games

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The hunger games is an adaptation of a novel written by Suzanne Collins, an American author.  The film is a dystopian adventure with a sci-fi element starring Jennifer Lawerence,  Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson.

The movie was also listed in the 21st highest-grossing film franchise. Also, the movie was highly appreciated for its performance, messages, and themes.

Number of movies: 4

Theme: Post-Apocalypse

  • The  Hunger Games (2012)
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

Friday The 13th

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Friday The 13th was not just a franchise, more of a rage, a cult that hits the slasher horror genre in the 1980s. And since then, nothing beats it. It is one of the greatest slasher horror movie franchises in cinema.

If you are a true fan of the slasher genre, this marathon will be just so much for you. For some reason, if you haven’t watched it yet but you do enjoy slasher movies, then I envy you because you are going to get this experience for the first time.

However, not all movies are equally good but as a marathon, it will take you for a great ride. It tells you this great saga of greatest slasher villains Jason Vorhees with his iconic hockey masks and butcher’s knife.

It wasn’t entirely appreciated by critics but known as the most successful franchise ever. It just took the world by the storm of merchandise and pop-culture references, which had a huge impact on American culture.

Number of movies: 12

Themes:  Horror, Slasher, Murder

  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
  • Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
  • Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
  • Jason X (2001)
  • Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
  • Friday the 13th (2009)

Lethal Weapon

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Lethal Weapon counts as one of the best movie franchises featuring Mel Gibson.

There are four movies in this marathon known to be one of the greatest comedy-action movies of all time.

It is the story of two LAPD detectives partnering up fighting against a lot of criminals across these four movies.

All of these four movies are directed by Richard Donner. It is a perfect classical action movie as sometimes a few sequences might give you feel of that old-school technique going on there. This movie franchise grossed over $955 million worldwide.

Number of movies: 4

Theme: Cops, crime, action

  • Lethal Weapon (1987)
  • Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
  • Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
  • Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Hands down, the longest movie marathons you can set yourself up for, are none other than MCU movies. 

Starting right from the first release in the MCU phase I, that is Captain America: The First Avenger to Avengers: Endgame makes up for this absurdly challenging movie marathon. 

With the past year’s massive additions of the Marvel Disney+ Series and more movies, you can even extend this movie marathon outrageously long. 

There are more MCU movies like Spider-Man: Far From Home, Eternals, Shang-Chii, Black Widow, and recently released Spider-Man: Far From Home which doesn’t fit the sequence here. 

Because it would make more sense if you watch this long saga of heroes right from its first avenger to the epic conclusion in Endgame. 

Since you know that the new marvel phase is going to be all about the ‘multi-verse’ theme evident by Disney+ series Loki, No Way Home, and upcoming film Doctor-Strange: Multiverse of Madness. 

Anything past that, would not give you the sense of conclusion as all the post-endgame MCU movies are Marvel phase IV, and yet establish new storylines. 

This movie marathon can give any Marvel fan the satisfaction of going through the journey of avengers from beginning to the epic end. 

It deserves a re-watch where you are going to pick up so many easter eggs and details.

And also the movies can be watched in a chronology so you can understand more about the universe, timeline, and superheroes.

Number of movies/Show: 40+

Theme: Superhero, Action, Vigilante, Sc-fi, Good vs Evil

  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011 – movie)
  • Captain Marvel (2019 – movie)
  • Iron Man (2008 – movie)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010 – movie)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008 – movie)
  • Thor (2011 – movie)
  • The Avengers (2012 – movie)
  • Iron Man 3 (2013 – movie)
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013 – movie)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014 – movie)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 – movie)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017 – movie)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015 – movie)
  • Ant-Man (2015 – movie)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016 – movie)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017 – movie)
  • Doctor Strange (2016 – movie)
  • Black Panther (2018 – movie)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017 – movie)
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018 – movie)
  • Black Widow (2021 – movie)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018 – movie)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019 – movie)
  • Loki (2021 – Disney+ TV show)
  • What If…? (2022 – Disney+ TV show)
  • WandaVision (2021 – Disney+ TV show)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019 – movie)
  • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (2021 – Disney+ TV show)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021 – movie)
  • Eternals (2021 – movie)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021 – movie)
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022 – movie)
  • Hawkeye (2021 – Disney+ TV show)
  • Moon Knight (2022 – Disney+ TV show)
  • Mrs Marvel (2022 – Disney+ TV show)

Other Non-Canon Marvel Movies/Shows :

  • Daredevil ( Disney+ show)
  • Jessica Jones ( Disney+ show)
  • Luke Cage( Disney+ show)
  • Iron First( Disney+ show)
  • Marvel’s Agent Carter (Disney+ show)
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (Disney+ show)
  • Marvel’s Inhumans (TV show)
  • Marvel’s The Defenders (TV show)
  • Marvel’s The Runaways (TV show)
  • Cloak & Dagger (TV show)

The Godfather

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The classic of the classic film and also highly rated as the best film from all the time. The Godfather focuses on the head of the mafia family, Don Vito Corleone who decides to let his youngest son Micheal handle his empire. However, his decisions turn deadly for his own family and loved ones.

The trilogy is regarded as the most influential film ever made especially in the Gangster genre.  Also, it was selected by the Library of Congress for US National Film Registry for preserving in 1990.

Number of movies : 3

Theme: Classics, Crime, Drama

  • The Godfather (1972)
  • The Godfather: Part II (1974)
  • The Godfather: Part III (1990)

Indiana Jones

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Indiana Jones sets the adventure tone for all the fantasy adventure, quest or treasure hunt movies for further decades to come.

It always reminded back to you that cowboy hat protagonist with one of the great minds on earth to come out any trap in those deadly adventures. It always going to be classic and fun to go back to those adventures.

And for some reason, like when you are living under the rock, if you haven’t watched it. then you are lucky to all that experience firsthand.

Well, make the most of it by going full throttle. Just don’t stop the fun happening, and run for the Indiana Jones movie marathon.

Number of movies: 4

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Land Before Time

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This is specifically something that only 90s Kid is going to remember. Those animated adventure movies by Universal Pictures featuring on Dianasaurs was one of the best things to watch in those times.

Now, especially you have kids, this will be the time to get nostalgic but with your kids showing them what you watch growing up.

Number of movies: 14

Themes: Adventure, Animation, Dinosaurs

  • The Land Before Time (1988)
  • The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure (1994)
  • The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving (1995)
  • The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists (1996)
  • The Land Before Time: The Mysterious Island (1997)
  • The Land Before Time: The Secret of Saurus Rock (1998)
  • The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire (2000)
  • The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze (2001)
  • The Land Before Time IX: Journey to the Big Water (2002)
  • The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (2003)
  • The Land Before Time: Invasion of the Tinysauruses (2005)
  • The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers (2006)
  • The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends (2007)
  • The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave (2016)


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Michael Bay who directed the Transformers even never knew how huge will that become. Transformers franchise became one of the most popular franchises, not just limited to movies but extended towards animations, merchandise, action figures, and whatnot. If you haven’t watched Transformers yet, well, now is the best time to go for the marathon.

Number of movies: 7

Themes: Alien, Action, Invasion, Sci-fi

  • The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
  • Transformers (2007)
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
  • Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
  • Bumblebee (2018)


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One of the most popular and profitable movie franchises was none other than  Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’ released in 1975 where the last movie in the franchise released in 1987.

The total budget of the four movies in this franchise was $70 million where it grosses over $800 million on box-office. It was one of my favorite horror movies, not a convention but horror in so many sense.

If you haven’t watched all the Jaws, it is totally worth it. Well, let me tell you the secret, I ‘ve’ only watched the first one. So I might be going for all too. 🙂

Number of movies: 4

Themes: Shark, Horror, Thriller

  • Jaws (1975)
  • Jaws 2 (1978)
  • Jaws 3-D (1983)
  • Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

American Pie

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If you haven’t seen American Pie movies with your friends in high-school or college days, you haven’t truly lived ( yes we are judging you!). It was such fun to watch all the movies about this classic 90s sex comedy at night stays. It was one of those ‘boys’ things to do back at that time.

So this can be really fun and real nostalgic ride to remind your old days in the corniest and cringy way possible. But seriously, it’s fun overall! If you are already into sex comedies or high-school or college dramas, then you will love it. Just give it a try, if you haven’t already!

Number of movies: 8

Themes:  High-school, college, adolescence, sex, comedy

  • Original
    • American Pie (1999)
    • American Pie 2 (2001)
    • American Wedding (2003)
    • American Reunion (2012)
  • Spin-off
    • American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005)
    • American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006)
    • American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007)
    • American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009)

National Treasure

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We just loved the first ‘National Treasure’ movie featuring Nicholas Cage going on a quest for treasure. However, it was surprising why it didn’t become one of the most popular movies or movie franchises. The sequel did better than a lot of other sequels of movie franchises, according to us.

If you haven’t watched it, just go for it! Nicholas Cage playing Ben Gates who is uncovering hidden treasures and deep secrets from the history of America. So much fun! but sadly, it stopped at the second movie. We are really hoping to get more in this franchise.

Number of movies: 2

Themes: Treasure hunt, adventure, mystery

  • National Treasure (2004)
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)


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The movie franchise ‘Saw’ blown my mind when I first SAW it. Did you see that Pun coming?  or maybe you did! Well, I became a huge fan of James Wan after this. It was one of the most gruesome slasher thriller movies I ever watched.

All those sadistic torturing and bloodshed, twisted traps and the ‘Jigsaw’ killer was just some best part about this movie franchise. When you go through all the movies in the marathon, you will know how these movies are connected, makes it even cooler.

Number of movies: 7

Themes: Murder Mystery, Thriller, Pscyopath, Slasher

  • Saw (2004)
  • Saw II (2005)
  • Saw III (2006)
  • Saw IV (2007)
  • Saw V (2008)
  • Saw VI (2009)
  • Saw 3D (2010)

Oceans 11

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Oceans 11 was undoubtedly one of the best heist films ever, and not just that also a great heist trilogy to go for a marathon.

It was edited, directed and produced by Steven Soderberg. All four films made a gross total of $1.416 billion where the total budget was only $350 million.

If you love heist movies to watch and you haven’t watched Ocean’s 11, well then you might not love heist movies enough, I guess.

It is also a great time to go back and watch all those films in this series in one run including the most recent one Ocean’s 8 released in 2018.

Number of movies: 4

Themes:  Heist, Action

  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
  • Ocean’s Twelve (2004)
  • Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)
  • Ocean’s 8 ( 2018)

Step Up

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For all who love dance movies or dance in general, Step Up was such a dance drama franchise to explore.

This franchise includes five primary films, one spin-off movie, and a TV series as well. As a collective, the franchise totals $650 million.

I am not adding Step Up series here, not because it gained mixed reviews but just the fact, it is a series, not a movie.

Number of movies: 6

Themes: Dance, Drama

  • Step Up (2006)
  • Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
  • Step Up 3D (2010)
  • Step Up Revolution (2012)
  • Step Up: All In (2014)
  • Step Up: Year of the Dance (2019)

Fast & Furious

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Fast & Furious is the movie franchise which makes Hollywood look like Hollywood. Remember that line from Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel ” I don’t have friends, I got family”? Man, that was touching!

I loved Fast & Furious movies straightaway. Even towards the end, they just keep on making movies, there was a question – whether they should keep on going or not because it started lacking that quality in the script and its originality.

But I think, it doesn’t matter because the franchise is always going to be a part of us watching films.

So this time, you can relive those times and start from Dominic’s journey making this family. Also, wait for the upcoming Fast & Furious movie titled ‘F9’ in 2020.

Number of movies: 9

Themes: Racing, Action, Bromance, Cars

  • The Fast and the Furious (2001)
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
  • Fast & Furious (2009)
  • Fast Five (2011)
  • Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
  • Furious 7 (2015)
  • The Fate of the Furious (2017)
  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Night At The Museum

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Night At The Museum series feature three movies to watch in the row, all of them were based on books. The first film was released in 2006 titled ‘Night at the Museum’.

Ben Still starrer this quirky fantasy comedy is great to ride for the adventure just inside a Museum. It’s a fun movie to enjoy where you will have a great time, also ideal for family watching.

You are more likely to enjoy the film if you are a Ben Stiller fan. There are more actors such as Steve Coogan, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais and none other than Robin Williams to make this more interesting.

Number of movies: 3

Themes:  Fantasy, Magic, Adventure

  • Night at the Museum (2006)
  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)


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The iconic Michael Myers wielding the knife in the plain white mask made one of the most popular horror franchise ‘Halloween’. It also inspired a lot of other popular slasher movies till now.

Number of movies: 9

Themes: Horror

  • Halloween (1978)
  • Halloween II (1981)
  • Halloween III: Season of the With (1982)
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
  • Halloween 5 (1989)
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
  • Halloween Resurrection (2002)
  • Halloween (2007)
  • Halloween II (2009)


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The ‘Hangover’ movies are surely strengthened buddy movies genre, making Vegas even crazier than we could think of. The Hangover movie franchise is great, total adventure ride and with of bizarre and crazy sh*t happening to these three friends.

This movie marathon becomes even more fun to watch when you watch these with friends. It features Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Zak Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Ken Jeong in primary roles.

Number of movies: 3

Themes:  Hangover, Buddyfilm, Bromance

  • The Hangover (2009)
  • The Hangover Part II (2011)
  • The Hangover Part III (2013)


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One of the most fun animation movie marathons, you can find it here in the list, is Madagascar.

It is always a delight to give it a break from all those serious drama and action movies going on and get indulge in this new world full of talking animals.

Their characters are backed by such great voice acting coming from Hollywood actors like Ben Stiller, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chris Rock, Andy Richter, and David Schwimmer. Lots of fun and emotional movements to tickle your inner child.

Number of movies: 3

Themes: Animation

  • Madagascar (2005)
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)


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Ring originally comes from a Japanese horror TV film released in 1998 titled ‘Ringu’.

Later, it was followed by numerous remakes, also adapted in the Korean version and finally in Hollywood making it the most popular as we know today. I recommend also to watch ‘Ringu’ and the Korean version as well.

But for this movie marathon, it begins from Rasen released in 1998. These 10 movies show that a cursed videotape gives a long-haired ghost girl who targets her victims after watching that videotape.

Number of movies: 10

Themes: Horror

  • Rasen (1998)
  • The Ring (1998)
  • Ring 2 (1999)
  • Ring (1999)
  • Ringu 0: Bâsudei (2000)
  • The Ring (2002)
  • The Ring Two (2005)
  • Sadako 3D (2012)
  • Sadako 2 3D (2013)
  • Rings (2017)


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It’s the best time to open your wardrobe and find the door to the magical world. You know what I am saying if you have the seen ‘Narnia’. It’s the story of these three siblings Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace finds this new mystical world ‘Narnia’ and fight against an evil queen.

This will be the best time to escape with these perfect fantasy trilogy where it surely gives you some nostalgia if you have enjoyed the first film at your young age.

Number of movies: 3

Themes: Fantasy, Magic

  • Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)


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Remember the popular line “And in the morning, I’M MAKING WAFFLES!” said the Donkey. The film features voice actors like Mike Myers who voiced Shrek along with Eddie Murphy, Princess Fiona, Antonia Banderas, and Cameron Diaz. 

The talented voice actors behind these awesome characters made it even more fun to watch.

This is one of the perfect animation movie marathons you are looking to watch with your kids or family. So, start bingeing the four movies in the row from this franchise.

Number of movies: 4

Themes: Animation

  • Shrek (2001)
  • Shrek 2 (2004)
  • Shrek the Third (2007)
  • Shrek Forever After (2010)


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Hellraiser is another classic horror franchise with 10 movies to watch if you already love with horror movie marathons such as Friday The 13th or Scream. The franchise is based on a novella titled ‘ The Hellbound Heart’  penned by Clive Barker.

To make it more interesting, it is the story about a puzzle box that opens the gateway to a realm like Hell where human monsters harvest on the human soul.

Apart from movies, their franchise scaled largely towards books and comics as well.

Number of movies: 10

Themes: Horror, Slasher

  • Hellraiser (1987)
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
  • Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
  • Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
  • Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
  • Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002)
  • Hellraiser: Deader (2005)
  • Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)
  • Hellraiser: Revealations (2011)
  • Hellraiser: Judgement (2018)

DC Extended Universe

First of all, I do want to mention here that DC Extended Universe is an unofficial term to refer all those DC Comics Cinematic Universe movies that started from Man of Steel released in 2013.

Unlike Marvel Cinematic Universe, you won’t find much-organized film series in DC but if you are a fan of DC universe like Me, this marathon will fun.

Especially, the Man of Steel, BVS and Justice League will give you some sense of ‘franchise’ feel like in Marvel. We all wish better for DC movies, and it is getting better with single movies like Wonder Woman and Shazam.

Number of movies: 12

Theme: Superhero, Comics, Action

  • Man of Steel (2013)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of  Justice (2016)
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Justice League (2017)
  • Aquaman (2018)
  • Shazam (2019)
  • Birds of Prey (2020)
  • Wonder Woman 1984
  • The Suicide Squad (2021)

Non-Canon/ Non-DCEU :

  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) 
  • The Batman (2022) 

Child’s Play

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Child’s Play or Chucky franchise are the movies every fan love to see back to back and it is so much fun like that, especially if you are into horror slasher movies. It features eight slasher films featuring Chucky, an evil soul possessed doll voiced by Brad Dourif.

It is the story of a notorious serial killer who escapes from death by transferring his soul to a ‘Good Guys’ doll. All those sassy but evil one-liners from Chucky made this movie franchise more fun to watch.

If you are fan of horror slasher movies, then this comes along the best movie marathons such as Friday the 13th, Halloween, Scream or Nightmare on Elm Street.

Number of movies: 8

Theme: Horror, Slasher

  • Child’s Play (1988)
  • Child’s Play 2 (1990)
  • Child’s Play 3 (1991)
  • Bride of Chucky (1998)
  • Seed of Chucky (2004)
  • Curse of Chucky (2013)
  • Cult of Chucky (2017)
  • Child’s Play (2019)

Final Destination

‘Final destination’ was among those movies that must have blew your my mind back in days when you were young, because these are films from 90s.

Also, for young teen, these films were scary at that time and made everything weird around you those days.

If you have watched Final Destination, you know what we are talking about. This can be one of the most fun movie marathons in case you haven’t watched these movies.

Final Destination, as movie franchise is also quite entertaining and fun to watch. Do you know that it was based on a spec script by Jeffery Reddick originally written for ‘The X-Files’ TV series? The story is about the mystical deaths of people who get survived in a tragedic accident.

Number of movies: 5

Themes: Thriller, Death, Premonition, Supernatural

  • Final Destination (2000)
  • Final Destination 2 (2003)
  • Final Destination 3 (2006)
  • The Final Destination (2009)
  • Final Destination 5 (2011)

Police Academy

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Undoubtedly, Police Academy is one of the greatest comedy film series of all time. Well, if you haven’t watched it in a long time, that’s even better. Because of this movie marathon, you will be having more fun for this classic and timeless comedy.

Number of movies: 7

Themes: Comedy, Action

  • Police Academy (1984)
  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
  • Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
  • Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
  • Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)
  • Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
  • Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)

DC Animated Movie Universe+ (All Movies)

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Well, this one will be quite a long movie marathon, actually one of the longest movie marathons. And this is for those who love DC comics or movies but couldn’t really get much from the DC movies Extended Universe.

You can watch these movies with breaks, for sure or can dodge some of them according to your taste. I excluded the low-rated movies from the animated movie universe.

If you want to see these animated DC movies, more in continuity and bit more mature and detailed as feature films, all these movies in BOLD are DC Animated Movie Universe (DCAMU) best to watch.

You can marathon these movies which have a continuity, common plot elements, characters, and cast introduced in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.

Number of movies: 50+

Themes: Superhero, Vigilante, Action, Animation

  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
  • Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero (1998)
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)
  • Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003)
  • The Batman vs. Dracula (2005)
  • Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006)
  • Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (2006)
  • Superman/Doomsday (2007)
  • Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
  • Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)
  • Wonder Woman (2009)
  • Tales of the Black Freighter (2009)
  • Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)
  • Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)
  • Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)
  • Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
  • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)
  • All-Star Superman (2011)
  • Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)
  • Batman: Year One (2011)
  • Justice League: Doom (2012)
  • Superman vs. The Elite (2012)
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 (2013)
  • Superman: Unbound (2013)
  • Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)
  • JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time (2014)
  • Justice League: War (2014)
  • Son of Batman (2014)
  • Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)
  • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)
  • Batman vs. Robin (2015)
  • Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015)
  • Batman: Bad Blood (2016)
  • Justice League vs. Teen Titans (2016)
  • Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
  • Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)
  • Justice League Dark (2017)
  • Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (2017)
  • Batman and Harley Quinn (2017)
  • Batman vs. Two-Face (2017)
  • Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2018)
  • Batman: Gotham By Gaslight (2018)
  • Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (2018)
  • Batman Ninja (2018)
  • Teen Titans Go! to the Movies (2018)
  • The Death of Superman (2018)
  • Reign of the Superman (2019)
  • Justice League vs the Fatal Five (2019)
  • Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019)
  • Batman: Hush (2019)
  • Teen Titans Go! Vs Teen Titans (2019)
  • Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (2019)
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