How to Watch the Planet of the Apes Movies In Order

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The Planet of the Apes franchise has fascinated us humans since 1968. While the classic movies introduced the concept of a world with ape rulers and human slaves, the recent ones have rebooted the franchise with more realistic storylines. Regardless of the era, the Planet of the Apes movies have revolutionised sci-fi in Hollywood with socially relevant themes, practical makeup, and subsequently motion-capture visual effects.

To celebrate the release of 2024’s Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, here are all the movies in both chronological and release order along with all the places where you can stream them. 

How to Watch the Planet of the Apes movies in chronological order

The Planet of the Apes franchise can be divided into three timelines. The first is the original series that ran from 1968 to 1973. This was then followed by a standalone remake in 2001 that was directed by Tim Burton. The series was then rebooted in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes which continues to this day with sequels.

Planet of the Apes Original Series

Planet of the Apes Remake

Planet of the Apes Reboot Series

The first Planet of the Apes movie was released in 1968 and starred Charlton Heston as an astronaut stranded on the titular planet in a dystopian future. Here, talking apes rule while mute humans are held captive. The film delved into class struggles and slavery while serving as a cutting-edge sci-fi epic for its time. Four direct sequels followed although they couldn’t replicate the first movie’s success.

In 2001, Batman director Tim Burton sought to reboot the franchise with a direct remake of the 1968 movie. Also titled Planet of the Apes, this remake found Mark Wahlberg replacing Heston’s part. Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Roth also star as the apes. The movie failed to win over critics and audiences, squashing hopes for any sequels.

The franchise found new life in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes. This movie was different from the previous ones in the sense that it was set in the present time and not a dystopian future. Through motion capture technology, Andy Serkis played Caesar, a highly-intelligent chimpanzee who is pushed to start a rebellion against humanity. The war between humans and the apes under Caesar is fleshed out further in the two sequels directed by Matt Reeves: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes.

The latest part in this reboot franchise is Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes that is set three centuries after Caesar’s lifetime. With all reboot movies gaining immensely positive reviews for its story, action, and CGI, more potential sequels are to be expected.

How to Watch the Planet of the Apes movies in release order

You can check out the release order of Planet of the Apes movies in our list below where we have also compiled all offers to stream/buy/rent these movies in India. 

Netflix
Amazon Prime Video
Apple TV Plus
Apple TV
Crunchyroll
Hotstar
Jio Cinema
Zee5
Eros Now
Google Play Movies
MUBI
Sony Liv
YouTube
GuideDoc
Netflix Kids
Tubi TV
Yupp TV
Sun Nxt
Alt Balaji
Hungama Play
Hoichoi
Curiosity Stream
EPIC ON
ShemarooMe
DOCSVILLE
Tata Play
Discovery+
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MX Player
Spamflix
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Spuul
Plex
WOW Presents Plus
Magellan TV
BroadwayHD
Filmzie
Lionsgate Play
MovieSaints
Dekkoo
True Story
DocAlliance Films
VI movies and tv
Eventive
ShortsTV Amazon Channel
Amazon Video
Cultpix
FilmBox+
Takflix
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  1. Planet of the Apes

    Planet of the Apes

    1968

    IMDB 8.0 (197k)

    #1

    Astronaut Taylor crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.

  2. Beneath the Planet of the Apes

    #2

    The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission lands on the planet of the apes, and uncovers a horrible secret beneath the surface.

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  3. Escape from the Planet of the Apes

    #3

    The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a spacecraft. Intrigued by their intelligence, humans use them for research - until the apes attempt to escape.

  4. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

    #4

    In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, a chimpanzee named Caesar resurfaces after almost twenty years of hiding from the authorities, and prepares for a revolt against humanity.

  5. Battle for the Planet of the Apes

    #5

    The fifth and final episode in the Planet of the Apes series. After the collapse of human civilization, a community of intelligent apes led by Caesar lives in harmony with a group of humans. Gorilla General Aldo tries to cause an ape civil war and a community of human mutants who live beneath a destroyed city try to conquer those whom they perceive as enemies. All leading to the finale.

  6. Planet of the Apes

    Planet of the Apes

    2001

    IMDB 5.7 (227k)

    #6

    After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade.

  7. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    #7

    A highly intelligent chimpanzee named Caesar has been living a peaceful suburban life ever since he was born. But when he gets taken to a cruel primate facility, Caesar decides to revolt against those who have harmed him.

  8. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    #8

    A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.

  9. War for the Planet of the Apes

    #9

    Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

  10. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

    #10

    Several generations in the future following Caesar's reign, apes are now the dominant species and live harmoniously while humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.

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