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 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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How far back do I need to watch Doctor Who for it to still make sense?

Doctor Who is a pretty old series going back to 1963. I have not watched any of it, but it looks very promising. The age of this series is slightly scary and I am thinking about watching later series ...
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In what order should a newcomer watch Star Wars episodes?

I have a friend who has never seen Star Wars and he wants to watch it. I am unsure which order I should suggest. Should he watch the old or new Trilogy first? Or some kind of mixed order? I am ...
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What is the best order to watch LotR/Hobbit franchise?

I have not watched any of the entries in the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit franchise and as per my knowledge The Hobbit's story occurs before LotR but the release order is different. So for better ...
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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 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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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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Does it matter in which order I watch the “Man With No Name” trilogy?

I've never watched a classic western, so I'm looking to give the genre a try. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly seems to be the most popular (and rated #4 on IMDB's top 250) so I thought I'd watch that ...
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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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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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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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Can I watch “Now You See Me 2” without watching the first film?

I hope that this kind of question is appropriate here. I didn't watch the first movie, Now You See Me, but I liked the summary of the movies, both Now You See Me and Now You See Me 2. Is the second ...
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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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In what order should I watch The planet of the Apes franchise?

Basically, I ended somewhere on the reboot film made in 2001. I would like to get back to Planet of Apes series and watch it again. With Star Wars franchise, there is famous order of how should one ...
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Do I have to watch Star Trek TV and movie series before watching Star Trek Beyond?

There have been many Star Trek movies as well as TV series and I didn't watch any of them. So, do I have to watch complete or any Star Trek TV and movie series to watch Star Trek Beyond or just the ...
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In what order should I watch the X-Men movies?

I am looking for the best order for "plot" or continuity where I don't get too many disjunctive stories, not necessarily the order they came out in - how should I arrange the X-Men movies? I would ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Best order to watch the Underworld movie series

The Underworld series of movies currently has four movies. According to Wikipedia, the movies were released 1, 2, 3, 4: but chronologically, they are ordered 3, 1, 2, 4 (3 is a prequel). In what ...
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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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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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Do I need to watch the Hannibal movies before I watch the show?

I want to watch the TV show Hannibal (2013). Do I need to watch the movies before I watch it, or are they independent?
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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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Is there any particular order in which one should watch the movies of Marvel Cinematic Universe? Why?

I have watched all parts of the Avengers (including Civil War) and Hulk series. I am planning to watch rest of the movies of MCU. I intend to get a fine experience of Marvel movies and most ...
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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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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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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 have to watch The Bourne Legacy to watch Jason Bourne?

I just found out there's another Bourne Series, but it looks unoriginal. I'm going to be busy and I want to watch Jason Bourne in the cinema before I do, but I'm not sure if I can skip The Bourne ...
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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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What is the best order to watch Batman animated movies?

I really like Batman movies but I never watched any animated movie. So is there an order to watch them and better understand about the Batman?
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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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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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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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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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Battlestar galatica movies and series watch order

I want to watch Battlestar Galactica. I already watched this movie (three hours long): Then I noticed there is also a TV series with many seasons. 1. Are there other movies? If yes, how can I refer ...
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Any significance to watching The Originals for understanding The Vampire Diaries and if yes then in which order?

Is there any significance to watching The Originals for better understanding of The Vampire Diaries and its story or is there no need for it? If yes, is there any recommended chronological order for ...
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Universal Soldier franchise: order of watching the sequels

I recently saw Universal Soldier (1992) and got interested in the other parts of the franchise. As far as I can see the franchise contains the following movies: Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?