The dino franchise is divided into two loosely connected trilogies that are separated by huge intervals in both actual and fictitious times. While the chronology isn’t particularly challenging, the naming practises are. The movies were distributed with a confusing mix of subtitles and intermittent numbering instead of a simple numerical system. However, if you want to go through the information in the most logical order possible, we’ve got you covered.

Begin with Jurassic Park (1993) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Watching Jurassic Park films in the right order
Jurassic Park (1993) / The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Unlike the other series mentioned, if you wish to see the “Jurassic Park” series in “proper” or chronological order, you must begin with the first picture, directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1993. This is the first time we see the partially completed dinosaur-cloned amusement park, and we hear everything about how Attenborough’s John Hammond came up with the idea. We’ve all seen how one lousy decision or bad egg (like Wayne Knight’s Dennis Nedry) may trigger off a chain of catastrophic Jurassic events.

“The Lost World: Jurassic Park” is next, and it directly follows the events of the first instalment. The focus shifts to Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcom and a crew of researchers as they proceed to examine the now free-roaming dinosaurs that had taken over what was left of the former dinosaur amusement park after it was abandoned, with Grant and Satler absent. They cross paths with InGen once more, who have other ideas for bringing dinosaurs to San Diego. The dinosaurs are returned to Isla Sorna after a few deaths and widespread destruction. Not only is this film chronologically true, but it also shows the evolution of man’s ambition to continue tinkering with the natural cycle of life.

Jurassic Park III (2001)

Watching Jurassic Park films in the right order
Jurassic Park III (2001)

Because it takes place years after the events of the first two movies but before the “Jurassic World” trilogy, this is the only reasonable film to watch next. Despite the lack of a subtitle, the film reintroduces Alan Grant and Ellie Satler after the tragedy of their initial encounter with the genetically modified dinosaurs.

The new trilogy: Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom, and Dominion

Watching Jurassic Park films in the right order
The Trilogy

“Jurassic World,” starring Christ Pratt as Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, would be the next film in the “proper” order after a 14-year break. Grady’s capacity to talk with and understand velociraptors is introduced as fans return to find a theme park on the original island that has finally been constructed and appears to be operational with no concerns. After the events of “Jurassic Park III,” he’s basically a dinosaur Dr. Doolittle, which makes sense. Some familiar faces make cameo appearances, and the film primarily serves as a satisfying continuation of the plot with a fresh cast of characters who face the same difficulties stemming from scientific arrogance in general and genetically produced dinosaurs in particular.

“Fallen Kingdom” does not have a number, although it continues Grady and Dearing’s journey.

Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)

Watching Jurassic Park films in the right order
JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION

The narrative of the sixth film in the series is unknown, but it’s a good bet that you’ll want to watch it after you’ve seen the first five. Our heroes were placed in a vulnerable position in “Fallen Kingdom,” with the actual fate of the planet on the line.

Whether you watch the movies in order or not, it should be very simple to grasp the basic concepts and navigate your way through each episode to understand what’s going on in the “Jurassic Park” universe. Also, there are no “Jurassic Park” prequels to the originals, which makes things simple – every new film in the series is a sequel, though completists can cram the Netflix animated series “Camp Cretaceous” wherever they see fit inside the second trilogy’s chronology.

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