I am a Sci-fi fan but not that much into horror and that is probably why I have seen Alien (1979) just a few months ago. I enjoyed it and was going to watch the next one but am know puzzled because there are so many movies and I don't know where to start.
As far as I get it right there are four storylines:
- 4 movies in original series: Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992) and Alien Resurrection (1997)
- 4 movies in the Predator series: Predator (1987),Predator 2 (1990), Predators (2010) and The Predator (2018)
- 3 movies in Crossover series: Alien vs. Predator (2004), Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) and The Predator (2018)
- 2 movies in the Prequel series: Prometheus (2012) and Alien: Covenant (2017)
But in what order to watch this all? Does the order even matter that much?
So far I am quite confused where to start. For example, wiki does not even list the Predator as part of the Alien franchise but only the Alien vs. Predator movies. This seems odd to me. Further, I found lists that recommend in what order to watch the movies but the lists refer to the different storylines individually. For example, see here a list that only says how to watch the original Alien series, leaving out everything else or see here a source that says how to watch the alien movies, the Predator movies and the Alien vs. Predator movies, i.e. this source makes suggestions for each storyline individually. But in what order to watch all this movies listed above?