Chucky movie order: What is the proper order of the Child’s Play franchise?

Photo: Chucky in CHILD’S PLAY / Orion Pictures
Photo: Chucky in CHILD’S PLAY / Orion Pictures /

With the new Chucky TV series airing on SYFY, many fans are interested in revisiting the Child’s Play franchise. There are a lot of movies starring everyone’s favorite murderous doll, so it would help to figure out the Chucky movie order. We’ve got you covered on that front.

While you don’t have to watch the Chucky movies to enjoy the television series, the series does technically function as a direct sequel to the last Chucky movie, Cult of Chucky. There are also a lot of references, callbacks, and easter eggs for fans of the franchise to enjoy. In short, watching the movies will make your enjoyment of the show more fulfilling, even if it isn’t necessary.

Plus, if you like the show, odds are you will love the films, which were brought to life by creator Don Mancini. So keep reading to find out the official Chucky movie order.

How many Child’s Play movies are there?

There are eight Child’s Play movies in total, although many diehard fans do not count the 2019 reboot as part of the canon continuity since Mancini was not involved.

Chucky movie order

  • Child’s Play
  • Child’s Play 2
  • Child’s Play 3
  • Bride of Chucky
  • Seed of Chucky
  • Curse of Chucky
  • Cult of Chucky
  • Child’s Play (remake)

As you can see from the above list, the first three Child’s Play movies are pretty self-explanatory. It’s when you get further into the series that the films lose their numbers and start to get harder to figure out which one comes first.

At the very least, you might want to watch the first two films in the series to get a better grasp on Chucky and how the franchise originated. But later films introduce other key players in the Child’s Play mythology, like Chucky’s longtime girlfriend Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) and even his genderfluid child, Glen.

Child’s Play came out in 1988 and the latest movie in Mancini’s universe, Cult of Chucky, came out in 2017. Then in 2019, Orion Pictures released the Child’s Play remake. Again, some fans prefer to skip that version altogether, but we’ve listed it so you can make your own decision!

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