Questions tagged [suggested-order]

For questions regarding the order in which a sequence of related works should be viewed. In particular, where the chronological order of release may not match the order of events within the related works.

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In what order to watch the alien franchise?

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 ...
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X-Men Chronological Order

What order should the X-Men franchise (including Deadpool 1 & 2, Logan and the Wolverine) be watched in? Different sites give me different answers (due to the time travel in Days of Future Past).
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How much should I know before jumping into The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder?

Recently I got to know that The Fairly OddParents had a newer spinoff called The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder. But I didn't watch the newer seasons of The Fairly OddParents and have seen only 1 of ...
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Will I miss anything by not watching The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions?

I think I'd like to check out The Matrix Resurrections in the theatre. I watched the original when it came out in 1999, and the new one seems to have a lot of similar elements to it. I never watched ...
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Do I need to watch other movies from franchise to understand Spiral?

I have followed Saw franchise long ago (decade kind of) and didn't even check Jigsaw yet and wanted to catch Spiral: From the Book of Saw but can I understand it? Is this film able to be ...
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What is the suggested viewing order of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her, Him and Them?

I am planning to watch The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. I have Him, Her and Them. What is the suggested viewing order?
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How much is original Jumanji important to the sequel?

I didn't see the original 1995 Jumanji, but was asked to watch the sequel from 2017. I don't have time to watch the first one before that. Will I understand the sequel? If I want to see the original ...
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How to be ready for The Rise of Skywalker?

The next Star Wars film is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and I want to watch it sooner. But I have seen only Episode I to VII, not Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Episode ...
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How to be ready for the ongoing crisis?

In Arrowverse, they are doing the crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths. I heard it's connected to a lot of shows from Arrowverse and out of Arrowverse. So I wanted to know how much I should know ...
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How to prepare for The Mandalorian?

I was thinking to start The Mandalorian but not sure how much Star Wars I should watch before it to prepare. There are so many sequels, prequels, midquels and series etc.
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How much of Downton Abbey (TV) should you watch to prepare for the movie?

The Downton Abbey movie is out. I haven't watched the TV series yet and I am cueing up to binge-watch it before I see the movie. It departs my local theater in 6 days. Does it help at all to have ...
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Is Batwoman self contained?

The latest entry in Arrowverse universe is Batwoman, I wanted to jump into it but I am not up to date with Arrowverse shows. Like I have not seen Legends of Tomorrow from the last 2 seasons and Arrow'...
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Is it necessary to watch all the previous Rambo films before watching "Rambo: Last Blood"?

I watched first two Rambo films. I wanted to watch Rambo: Last Blood in theatres, is it necessary to watch the other films?
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In what order should a newcomer watch the Pokémon series?

I am planning on watching the Pokémon series but I would like to know what is the correct order to watch the series.
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How much should I know before jumping into Raven's Home?

Recently I got to know that That's So Raven had a newer spinoff called Raven's Home. But I remember I didn't finish That's So Raven and barely know about Cory in the House. So I wanted to know how ...
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What do I need to see before Spider-Man: Far From Home?

I have seen Spider-Man: Homecoming, but have not yet seen several other MCU movies (including Civil War, Black Panther, Infinity War, Endgame and many more). However I gather from various Internet ...
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Is it required to watch Godzilla (2014) to understand Godzilla: King of the Monsters?

I and a group of colleagues are planning to watch Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) this weekend. However, none of us has watched its prequel film, Godzilla(2014). Do we have to watch this film ...
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Do I need to watch Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel before watching Avengers: Endgame?

I am going to watch Avengers: Endgame soon but I have not seen Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel yet so I wanted to know if I can skip them and still have no issue to understand Avengers: ...
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Is it necessary to watch "The LEGO Ninjago Movie" to appreciate "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part"?

As a direct codicil to Can I watch "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" without watching the first one? Is The LEGO Ninjago Movie required watching before seeing The LEGO Movie 2: The Second ...
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Can I watch "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" without watching the first one?

Can I watch The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part without watching The LEGO Movie? Are they tightly connected? Will I lose context if I walk into the movie?
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Is Glass self-explanatory?

I know Glass is the third part of a trilogy. Since I am planning to watch it, I want to know if it is self-explanatory enough to skip previous films. Do I need to watch both Unbreakable and Split ...
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Is there a suggested viewing order for the Trois Couleurs trilogy?

I am aware that they were released tightly close to each other but is there a suggested viewing order for the Trois Couleurs trilogy?
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Watching guide for DS9

This may be somewhat too subjective a question, but I'll try anyways. I'm not a trekkie, but I do like me some Star Trek. I'm most familiar with TNG and Voyager. I want to like DS9, and there are ...
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Do I need to see The Incredibles to understand Incredibles 2?

I want to show Incredibles 2 to my girlfriend, but she hasn't seen the first one. Does she need to see it first? Or maybe, what information from the first part is necessary to understand the second?
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Do I need to watch any of the previous Karate Kid films for better understanding of Cobra Kai?

I wanted to start watching Cobra Kai but I have only seen The Karate Kid (1984) and The Next Karate Kid (1994). Do I need to see any other previous films before watching Cobra Kai for better ...
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Suggested viewing order for complete DC Arrowverse to date?

I expect to complete the first season of Arrow today after purchasing it on BD and would appreciate some tips on where to go next. I am aware that a similar question has been asked and answered with ...
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Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 5 - does it spoil Avengers: Infinity War?

I have had the pleasure this last week on catching up on the MCU films that followed Guardians of The Galaxy: Vol. 2, Spider-man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther I have just started ...
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What is the best order to watch The Lion King films?

I have only watched The Lion King and I want to watch The Lion King II and The Lion King 1½, probably in a marathon with the original film, which neither I nor my wife have seen for more than 10 years ...
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Which Star Wars movies are required to understand characters and plot elements of Solo: A Star Wars Story?

Can Solo: A Star Wars Story be appreciated by a "novice" viewer, i.e. someone who hasn't seen any previous Star Wars movie? Or do they need to watch any other movies in the series in order to ...
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Is it necessary to watch Black Panther before watching Avengers-Infinity War

I watched all the movies related to Marvel Cinematic Universe except Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War and now I am planning to watch the latter. Does Black Panther have that much influence on ...
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Is it necessary to watch older Coronation Street episodes to understand episodes from 2018?

I've never seen Coronation Street, but planning to watch it. Is Coronation Street produced in the 21st century somehow related to those series made in the 60s - 90s? Is it necessary to watch the older ...
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Marvel TV Series chronology question

I recently discovered that there is some new TV series around the X-men Universe (MARVEL): The gifted, Iron Fist, The defenders and Legion. There is only 1 season for each of them for now. I know ...
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Can I watch Hellraiser Judgement without watching the previous installments?

I was wondering if it was something like Star Wars or the Saw series where events are interrelated. So, can I watch Hellraiser: Judgment without watching the previous installments?
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Do I need to watch the other Cloverfield movies before watching The Cloverfield Paradox

The Cloverfield Paradox is the third installment in the franchise. Do I need to watch the first two to make sense of the third?
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Where does "The Blacklist: Redemption" appear in the canonical viewing order for "The Blacklist"?

I'm currently working my way through The Blacklist from the beginning. At which point should I leave the main show and watch episodes of the spin-off series?
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What is the correct watch order of Arrowverse in 2017?

I'm trying to keep up with four shows in the Arrowverse: Supergirl, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow. In past years, the air dates of Supergirl were a month or so after all the other ...
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What films to watch before Avengers: Infinity War for better understanding?

Can anybody tell me what movies I should watch before Avengers: Infinity War for better understanding?
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Is it necessary to watch the Blade Runner short films before Blade Runner 2049 to understand the story?

I am planning to watch Blade Runner 2049 soon, and I'm going to watch the original Blade Runner (1982) film soon, too, to prepare for this film, but what about the three short films made in the same ...
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Suggested order for X-Men animated series

I would like to watch the X-Men animated series, from the beginning to end, to get to know it better. I mean, there are several series out there, but I don't know which one starts it all, to begin ...
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Is knowing Cars 2 required to fully enjoy Cars 3?

I have a DVD with the first Disney/Pixar Cars movie. My nearly 3 years old son watches it all over again. We did not see Cars 2. I'd like to take him to cinema for Cars 3. Are there many references ...
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Is it necessary to watch Episodes 1-3 before watching "The Force Awakens" and "The Last Jedi"?

I have seen the original Star Wars trilogy (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi). I started watching Episode 1, but didn't finish it and didn't watch its sequels. But now I ...
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Can I watch Battlestar Galactica 2003 without knowing the original 1978 series?

Is it possible to follow Battlestar Galactica 2003 TV series without watching 1978 original Battlestar Galactica series?
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Is it needed to watch the previous Wolverine movies to understand Logan?

Is there any movie of the X-Men universe needed to fully understand the Logan movie? Or is it a independent (or prequel) story?
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Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986) watching order confusion between theatrical and director's cut [closed]

I'm going to watch Alien 1979 and Aliens 1986, but I don't know which one to watch without missing out on the suspense and the actual charm of these movies. I'm confused on whether to watch theatrical ...
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Do I need to watch the first John Wick to understand John Wick 2?

From my understanding, John Wick is a rather plot-light action movie (a guy goes on a rampage after someone kills his dog), but some friends of mine want to see John Wick 2 tonight and I haven't seen ...
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Should I watch Dawn of the Dead before watching Shaun of the Dead?

Given the names and zombie-themes, I'm guessing Shaun of the Dead might have some satirical relations with Dawn of the Dead or Night of the Living Dead. Should I watch DotD or NotLD (or any other ...
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In what spot would the new Star Wars movie "Rogue One" go in the Machete Order?

Last time I watched all Star Wars movies in one go was a couple of years ago. I then watched them in the Machete Order, which is IV, V, II, III, VI. Then I watched Episode VII, without seeing any of ...
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Which of the previous Star Wars films does one need to watch before Rogue One?

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes place between the original and prequel trilogies and looks like it has some old and new characters in it. But which films are necessary to watch before seeing Rogue ...
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Is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them understandable without watching any other Harry Potter film?

I am planning to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and asking this question in place of a friend who might give me company. But he has not seen any HP film before. Can we understand ...
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Watching order for the Dan Brown films?

The novel Angels & Demons was published in 2000 and followed only in 2003 by the mega-bestselling sequel The Da Vinci Code. But the order was reversed for the film adaptations: the film of The Da ...
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