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News movies & tv series 12 February 2024, 01:40

How Many Planet of the Apes Movies are There? Here are All the Films in Chronological Order

Planet of the Apes is a popular movie series that was launched in 1968. How many films have been made since then?

Source: Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Wes Ball, 20th Century Studios, 2024

Planet of the Apes is a huge science fiction series that includes not only movies, but also books, comics and TV shows. It tells the story of the clashes between humans and intelligent apes, who fight each other for control. And while it all started with a book by French writer Pierre Boulle, we’ll now focus on the films themselves, of which there have been quite a few – including this year's upcoming one there are as many as 10.

Planet of the Apes films: chronological order

Planet of the Apes has a complicated chronology, and while you can watch the movies as they came out, you won't then know the events in the correct order. Therefore, for those who would prefer to see, one by one, how the war between humans and intelligent apes developed, we have a complete list of films from the Planet of the Apes series in chronological order:

  1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes – 2011
  2. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – 2014
  3. War for the Planet of the Apes – 2017
  4. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes – 2024
  5. Planet of the Apes – 1968/2001
  6. Beneath the Planet of the Apes – 1970
  7. Escape from the Planet of the Apes – 1971
  8. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes – 1972
  9. Battle for the Planet of the Apes – 1973

So as you can see, ahead of the release of the latest installment, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, due in theaters on May 10, 2024, there are several films you can watch in preparation for the continuation of the story.

Below you can watch the new trailer for Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.

Edyta Jastrzebska

Edyta Jastrzebska

A graduate of journalism and social communication as well as cultural studies. She started at as one of the newspeople in the films department. Currently she oversees the Gamepressure movie&TV newsroom. She excels in the field of film and television, both in reality-based and fantasy themes. Keeps up with industry trends, but in her free time she prefers to watch less known titles. Has a complicated relationship with popular ones, which is why she only gets convinced about many of them when the hype around them subsides. Loves to spend her evenings not only watching movies, series, reading books and playing video games, but also playing text RPGs, which she has been into for several years.


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