UPDATE: Thanks to the folk over at /r/movies for all the suggestions!
One of the greatest pleasures we have in our modern civilization is the ability to pick up the phone, call in sick, and throw on an epic movie marathon.
On the huge list below, you’ll find over 43 of the best movie marathons for you to choose from. Whether it’s a themed party, you’re pulling an all-nighter over the weekend, or you’re stuck in bed, we guarantee there’s at least one marathon for you.
The list contains a range of information including all the movies titles in the marathon, the total length of the movies combined, its genre, and whether or not they’re available on Netflix, Amazon, or iTunes.
Heads up – the list is sortable (clicking on the headers). Enjoy!
Here is the list of movie marathons:
|James Bond||26||55h 09m||Action||See movies||0||1||Y||Y|
|Godzilla||30||48h 31m||Sci-Fi||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Marvel Cinematic Universe||15||31h 39m||Action||See movies||0||1||Y||Y|
|Star Trek||13||25h 18m||Sci-Fi||See movies||0||1||Y||Y|
|Harry Potter||9||21h 52m||Adventure||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|X-Men||10||20h 35m||Action||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Star Wars||9||20h 26m||Sci-Fi||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Friday the 13th||12||18h 36m||Horror||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Land Before Time||14||17h 40m||Animation||See movies||1||0||Y||Y|
|LoTR + The Hobbit||7||19h 24m||Adventure||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Ring||10||16h 54m||Horror||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Planet of the Apes||9||16h 22m||Action||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Fast & Furious||8||15h 58m||Action||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Halloween||10||15h 46m||Horror||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Ernest||10||15h 09m||Comedy||See movies||1||6||Y||Y|
|Transformers||6||14h 26m||Action||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|A Nightmare On Elm Street||9||14h 09m||Horror||See movies||1||0||Y||Y|
|American Pie||8||12h 54m||Comedy||See movies||3||0||Y||Y|
|Rocky||7||12h 48m||Drama||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Pirates of the Caribbean||5||12h 08m||Adventure||See movies||1||0||Y||Y|
|Alien||7||15h 18m||Horror||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Saw||7||11h 09m||Horror||See movies||0||1||Y||Y|
|Spiderman||5||11h 05m||Action||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Mission Impossible||5||10h 22m||Action||See movies||0||1||Y||Y|
|Police Academy||7||10h 11m||Comedy||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Die Hard||5||10h 09m||Action||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|The Terminator||5||09h 54m||Action||See movies||0||1||Y||Y|
|The Godfather||3||08h 59m||Drama||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Matrix||4||08h 33m||Sci-Fi||See movies||0||1||Y||Y|
|Indiana Jones||4||08h 02m||Adventure||See movies||0||4||Y||Y|
|Jurassic Park||4||07h 52m||Adventure||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Lethal Weapon||4||07h 49m||Action||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Shrek||5||07h 39m||Animation||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Final Destination||5||07h 35m||Action||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Ice Age||5||07h 28m||Animation||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Jaws||4||07h 08m||Horror||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Chronicles of Riddick||3||05h 47m||Action||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Back to the Future||3||05h 42m||Sci-Fi||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Night at the Museum||3||05h 21m||Adventure||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Hangover||3||05h 02m||Comedy||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Rush Hour||3||04h 39m||Comedy||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Toy Story||3||04h 36m||Animation||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|Madagascar||3||04h 28m||Animation||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
|National Treasure||2||04h 15m||Adventure||See movies||0||0||Y||Y|
- Only feature-length films have been included (both theatrical and direct to DVD, but not TV movies)
- Spin-offs have been included (e.g. Puss in Boots is included with Shrek)
- For the platforms it’s available on, if you can watch all the movies in the series on it, it gets a Y, otherwise, it gets the number available
One of the greatest sci-fi franchises ever created – The Matrix depicts a dystopian future in which reality perceived by most humans is in fact simulated by The Matrix – created by machines to subdue the human population.
All films in the marathon feature the protagonist Neo, played by the never-aging Keanu Reeves (who does an absolute killer job by the way). If you’re yet to see the Matrix trilogy, we recommend moving it to the top of your list.
- The Matrix (1999)
- The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
- The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
- The Animatrix (2003)
Fancy doing a marathon of the marathons?
It’ll take you 25 days, 14 hours, and 27 minutes of non-stop movie watching.
If you’re reading this list and browsing the web, you’ve likely already seen, or at least know of the Harry Potter series. The seven books of which the films have been adapted have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide, with the total Harry Potter brand estimated to be worth around $25 billion.
There are nine movies which you’ll watch in the marathon (as the last book was split into two films):
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Following the release of the newest sequel – Logan in 2017, the X-Men Movie Marathon will feature a huge nine movies to enjoy. The X-Men series is the seventh highest grossing film franchise of all time.
If you’re into science fiction, action, super powers, awesome CGI, and even more awesome real effects, this is the series for you. It may take you a while to watch them all, but it’ll definitely be worth it.
If you’re interested, Cinemark sometimes hold special event marathons for you to enjoy!
- X-Men (2000)
- X2 (2003)
- X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
- X-Men: First Class (2011)
- The Wolverine (2013)
- X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
- X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
- Deadpool (2016)
- Logan (2017)
Ethan Hunt = Tom Cruise. The names have become practically synonymous following the huge global success of the five Mission Impossible flicks. With over $2 billion of worldwide gross sales, it sits comfortably at number 18 on the highest grossing films of all time.
We’re a big fan of the Burj Khalifa scene in Ghost Protocol in which Tom Cruise himself scaled the tallest skyscraper in the world as a real-life Ethan Hunt.
- Mission: Impossible (1996)
- Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)
- Mission: Impossible III (2006)
- Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
- Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
The style of comedy in The Hangover series isn’t for everyone, but for those who do enjoy the Wolfpack combination, you won’t need to work your abs for a month!
Bradley Cooper, Zak Galifianakis, Todd Phillips, Ed Helms, and Ken Jeong all play major roles in the three films. Which make for an absolute killer combo.
- The Hangover (2009)
- The Hangover Part II (2011)
- The Hangover Part III (2013)
Our favorite animation movie marathon on the list – as it should be yours as well! Their rendition of “I Like to Move It” in the original film made it an instant classic.
Three films in the series have been released, with the CEO of DreamWorks – Jeffrey Katzenberg – starting there’s likely to be a fourth film added to the mix.
Notable voice actors include some of the world’s best such as Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Andy Richter. If that line-up doesn’t already release the inner giggling child in your, nothing will!
- Madagascar (2005)
- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
- Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)
Truly, one of the most amazing trilogies to ever be created. J. R. R. Tolkien, the author of which the movies were based, created one of the greatest fantasy storylines ever to seen in the movies.
The seven films in the series also feature some of the longest on this list with each reaching nearly 3 hours long. 2014 saw the final movie released which extended for 2 hours and 44 minutes. And let us tell you, every minute was gold.
After watching the LOTR + Hobbit marathon, we highly recommend you take a bit of time to read the books as well.
- The Lord of the Rings (1978)
- Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
- Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
- Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
All three of the films in this marathon are based off books as well; in this case, The Night at the Museum by Milan Trenc. The first film in the series came out in 2006 made a profit of nearly $494 million.
Ben Stiller stars are the main character in all three films, so if you’re not a Ben Stiller fan, you likely won’t enjoy these movies. Co-actors included Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steven Coogan, and Ricky Gervais.
- Night at the Museum (2006)
- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
- Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
If someone asked you if you’ve watched Star Wars, what would you say?
If you said ‘no’, they’ll likely ponder if you’ve been living under a rock for the past 20 years. Sure, you may not have watched them all, but the Stars Wars hype train is just so large practically everyone is inclined to watch at least one film in the marathon.
The sequence of the films gets a bit confusing as the original trilogy released is set after the second trilogy. Check it out for yourself:
- Stars Wars Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
- Stars Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
- Stars Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
- Stars Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
- Stars Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
- Stars Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
- Stars Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
- Stars Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)
Originally a Japanese horror film released in 1998 as Ringu as a TV movie, it’s been followed up with numerous remakes including a Korean version and the all famous American version which we’ll also be including today.
There are ten films in which the long-haired girl finds her victims 7 days after watching a cursed videotape.
- Rasen (1998)
- The Ring (1998)
- Ring 2 (1999)
- Ring (1999)
- Ringu 0: Bâsudei (2000)
- The Ring (2002)
- The Ring Two (2005)
- Sadako 3D (2012)
- Sadako 2 3D (2013)
- Rings (2017)
We got a giggle reading through the Wikipedia page for the Ice Age movie marathon. One user has added in:
“It has received some criticism for making no attempt to be scientifically accurate”.
Oh, really? Should a movie featuring a talking mammoth whose best friends with a sloth aim to be scientifically accurate? Haha!
If you’re into animated comedy and love Ray Romano’s voice (who doesn’t), you’ll definitely enjoy the five films in the series.
- Ice Age (2002)
- Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
- Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
- Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
For the purpose of creating the ultimate movie marathons list, we’ve included the original three Spiderman films, as well as the more recent Amazing Spiderman movies.
Still, Tobey Maguire was the greatest Spiderman of all time people, of all time! And we doubt anyone could live up to Kirsten Dunst’s upside raining kissing scene with the man himself.
Over $3.9 billion has been grossed internationally by all the Spiderman movies, pushing up to the eighth high grossing film franchise ever.
- Spider-Man (2002)
- Spider-Man 2 (2004)
- Spider-Man 3 (2007)
- The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
It took 14 years for Jurassic Park to add a fourth film to their series, and soon a fifth as well! Jurassic World 2 is set for release in 2018 after the success of Jurassic World.
Die-hard fans, however, won’t even call the new releases part of the series. But hey, it’s officially is, so we’re adding it to our list as well.
If you like dinosaurs, killing, awesome action, and a bit of romance here and there, you’ll love the Jurassic Park movie marathon. Sit back, grab yourself some popcorn, and don’t move a muscle.
- Jurassic Park (1993)
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
- Jurassic Park III (2001)
- Jurassic World (2015)
One of the most watched training/motivation/inspiring montages on Youtube. Rocky has helped both in the movies, on the youtube, and in real life to inspire many young individuals to pursue their dreams through the hard work Sylvester Stallone has put in himself.
The film follows the journey of a fictional character – Rocky Balboa – along his path to becoming one of the world’s greatest boxers it’s ever seen.
There is a total of seven movies in the marathon, including two of the most recent Creed I & II which depict a varying plot line.
- Rocky (1976)
- Rocky II (1979)
- Rocky III (1982)
- Rocky IV (1985)
- Rocky V (1990)
- Rocky Balboa (2006)
- Creed (2015)
One of the greatest slasher horror movies to ever hit the big screens. Period. Don’t take our word for it, though, watch each of the 12 movies in the marathon and be awe-inspired by the genius work behind them.
Over 29 years, movie-goers have had the ability to watch Jason Vorhees slash his way through his victims with on hell of a butcher’s knife, and one iconic hockey mask to go along with it.
Even though the film franchise wasn’t the most popular among critics, it’s been praised as one of the most successful media franchises in America. Why? Because of the extensive merchandising, pop-culture references, and impact it’s had on the American culture.
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
- Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
- Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
- Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
- Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
- Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
- Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
- Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
- Jason X (2001)
- Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
- Friday the 13th (2009)
Arguably the world’s most liked action movie star – Bruce Willis as John McClane – fights his way through a range of dubious villains in the Die Hard movie marathon. For a well-devised summary of the five films, check out Bruce’s best “Yippee ki yay’s” on Youtube here.
The director of Live Free or Die Hard, Len Wiseman, tweeted an image sparking rumors of a sixth film. It was a graphical title with the words – Die Hard: Year One. There are talks the movie will be a prequel set in 1979 with McClane as a young police officer.
- Die Hard (1988)
- Die Hard 2 (1990)
- Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
- Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
- A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
One of the longest marathons on the list – with all the original, next generation, and reboot films totaling up to a massive 13 films. Combined, the films have received 15 Academy Award nominations and grossed over $2.3 billion.
The film has an extremely strong cult following, with one of the languages spoken in the film – Klingon – officially being taught in some schools and colleges.
- The Original Series films
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
- The Next Generation films
- Star Trek Generations (1994)
- Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
- Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
- Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
- “Reboot” films
- Star Trek (2009)
- Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
- Star Trek Beyond (2016)
“And in the morning, I’M MAKING WAFFLES!” – A line is spoken by a donkey that will go down in history. As soon as the first Shrek movie came out, we all knew it was going to be a classic.
With voice actors including Mike Myers as Shrek, Eddie Murphy as Donkey, Cameron Diaz and Princess Fiona, and Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots, the all-star cast movies was near guaranteed to success.
There are currently four Shrek films in the marathon, starting with the first in 2001. A fifth film has been confirmed by multiple inside sources, indicating the script has been completed, and the movie is set for a likely release in 2019 or 2020.
- Shrek (2001)
- Shrek 2 (2004)
- Shrek the Third (2007)
- Shrek Forever After (2010)
Definitely coming in close with Friday The 13th as one of the best horror movie marathons out there – A Nightmare on Elm Street is a slasher that will make it very difficult to sleep afterward.
The villain – Freddy Krueger – will stalk you in your dreams so you better have some coffee on hand 24/7. Freddy’s stand out as one of the unique killers with his full body scarring and slasher gloves he adopts.
The movie franchise has grossed over $450 million worldwide, indicating the public really does love out of this world horror flicks.
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
- Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
- Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)
- Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Nicholas Cage stars in both the films of the National Treasure marathon. Although not the most popular movie amongst Rotten Tomato and IMDB users, it makes for some good light-weight, family friendly entertainment for an afternoon.
The films revolve around Ben Gates (Nicholas Cage) uncovering hidden treasures and secrets from America’s past. There are some intricate details within the plot itself, so if you want to grasp the full depth of the two films, you may have to concentrate a little.
National Treasure has been nominated for a number of awards, including Best Supporting Actress, Best Motion/Title Graphics, and Best Movie. It’s also been nominated for a number of Razzie Awards such as Worst Actor and Worst Supporting Actor.
- National Treasure (2004)
- National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
One of the longest goes movie franchises every. The first film – Alien – came out way back in 1979, and with the latest being released this year in 2017, it’s been going for nearly 40 years. Incredible.
With Alien: Covenant now released, there is be eight films you’ll be watching in the marathon with each of them being just as gory and entertaining as the last.
The Alien movies feature one main species as the killers – long tail, long head, and a huge queen most of the time.
- Alien (1979)
- Aliens (1986)
- Alien 3 (1992)
- Alien: Resurrection (1997)
- AVP: Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
- AVPR: Alien vs Predator – Requiem (2007)
- Prometheus (2012)
- Alien: Covenant (2017)
Detective James Carter and Chief Inspector Lee, otherwise known as Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, form one the best comedy duo’s to hit the big screens.
The two policemen form an unlikely bond and have a fantastic contrast whilst they take down the baddies across the four films.
Many critics have applauded the film franchise as one of the greatest comedy franchises in the world. Who cares what they think!? Watch it for yourself and you’ll see how awesome it is!
There are rumors of a Rush Hour 4, however, nothing has been officially set in stone yet.
Chris Tucker stated in November 2016:
“Yeah, we’re talking about it now doing another one, and we’re trying to get it going. I think we might be able to get one going. I love working with Jackie and I think we could do a really fun one.”
- Rush Hour (1998)
- Rush Hour 2 (2001)
- Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Arguably, The Terminator has been the movie marathon which shot Arnold Schwarzenegger into mainstream pop culture as the big Austrian dude with the accent. And we’re extremely thankful for it!
Both The Terminator franchise and Arnold himself, have proven to be great things to benefit the world. Arnold because he’s achieved so much, and The Terminator for all the millions of hours of entertainment it’s brought its viewers.
And we’re sure we can still add to it! Sit back, relax, and throw on The Terminator movie marathon for some awesome sci-fi action.
- The Terminator (1984)
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
- Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
- Terminator Salvation (2009)
- Terminator Genisys (2015)
Ah – American Pie – the classic 90’s college film in which all freshman watch at least once in their life. The dubious mischief the boys accomplish across the films is difficult to achieve.
There are four films in the original theatrical movies – which we recommend you watch first. They feature the original cast and some of the most memorable scenes.
If you’re still keen for more after them, check out some of the spin-offs. These don’t have all of the original cast, but still, come up with some hilarious skits.
There are talks about a fifth installment for the original flicks. Tara Reid has also revealed it may be possibly set in Las Vegas. Just have to keep your eyes and ears open for this one!
- American Pie (1999)
- American Pie 2 (2001)
- American Wedding (2003)
- American Reunion (2012)
- American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005)
- American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006)
- American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007)
- American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009)
Fast & Furious – the movie that everyone wonders how much more they can make before they run out of ideas and move on. The answer – never!
With The Fate of the Furious being the eighth film released this year in 2017, Vin Diesel has already confirmed the release dates for number nine and ten as well!
Number nine is set to be released on April 19, 2019, whilst number ten around two years later on April 2, 2012. Talk about an ambitious actor!
- The Fast and the Furious (2001)
- 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
- Fast & Furious (2009)
- Fast Five (2011)
- Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
- Furious 7 (2015)
- The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Likely the oldest movie marathon we are featuring on this list today. With the first coming out way back in 1975, and the last in 1987.
It’s been one of the most profitable movie franchises to date. A budget of $70 million was used for the four films which pulled in over $800 million. That’s a return on investment of 1042% – not bad for a shark movie!
Jaws was one of the first films to popularize sharks in mainstream media as being vicious deadly killers. We believe the first two films, which were the peak of its popularity, are by far the superior in the marathon.
However, if you absolutely love the first two, go on and watch the rest. It’s unlikely you’ll regret it.
- Jaws (1975)
- Jaws 2 (1978)
- Jaws 3-D (1983)
- Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Johnny Depp – even with all the trouble he’s had in the media with his wife and substance problems – still manages to get one thing right no matter what. His acting.
He plays, the now household name, of Jack Sparrow – the greatest pirate that ever lived. At least you’ve heard of him!
The films revolve around Jack and a number of wondrous adventures he must undertake in order to survive and get what he wants. All of the films have been praised by its follower as simply stunning. We couldn’t agree more.
- The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
- Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
- At World’s End (2007)
- On Stranger Tides (2011)
- Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Did you know – there’s a fourth Toy Story movie coming out in 2019? No? Know you do! And you’re welcome.
Following the first movie’s release in 1995, kids around the world have been eager year after year to get their hands on some of the actions figures, video games, and costumes of all the Toy Story characters. In particular, Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody played by Tim Allen and Tom Hanks respectively.
All of the three films currently available have received unbelievable praise from critics. As they should, as the third movie has been included in the top 15 movies of all time.
It’s the fifth highest grossing animation franchise and the 24th highest-grossing franchise of all time.
- Toy Story (1995)
- Toy Story 2 (1999)
- Toy Story 3 (2010)
Another franchise which has developed a cult-like following is Back to the Future. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Dr. Emmet L. Brown (Christopher Lloyd) combine forces with their DeLorean to travel back into the future during different periods of time.
The producers worked overtime produce the second two films after the first spread across the world like wildfire. Both the second and third films were released within a year of each other, with no noticeable drop in quality.
Worldwide box office gross is equal to around $975 million – not bad for a budget of $99 million.
If you do end up choosing Back to the Future as your movie marathon and thoroughly enjoy it, have no fear! There’s plenty of spin-off media out there waiting for you.
Television series, books, comic books, games, and even musicals have been created based on the film franchise.
- Back to the Future (1985)
- Back to the Future Part II (1989)
- Back to the Future Part III (1990)
One of the movie franchises which made Mel Gibson – Lethal Weapon. The series has been hailed as one of the greatest comedy-action films of all time.
Created by Shane Black, two LAPD detectives partner up and tackle a range of criminals across the four movies. All four films were directed by the same man – Richard Donner – and we think he’s done a damn good job as well!
Some of the actions scenes won’t look as good or sound as good as the modern day, but hey, with classic movies that’s what you get! It’s nice to see how the shot action movies back in the day as well.
The film franchise has grossed over $955 million worldwide. There were talks of a fifth installment of the series, but both Mel Gibson and Danny Glover expressed disinterest in doing one.
- Lethal Weapon (1987)
- Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
- Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
- Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
James Bond – may just be one of the longest running and most popular movie franchises of all time. Stretching nearly 60 years, on average, a new Bond movie comes out every 2.4 years.
This is a big one – wow! 25 movies it’s going to take you a pretty damn long time to watch them all! How long? More than 50 hours long. That’s 2 days straight.
- Dr. No (1962)
- From Russia with Love (1963)
- Goldfinger (1964)
- Thunderball (1965)
- You Only Live Twice (1967)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
- Diamonds are Forever (1971)
- Live and Let die (1973)
- The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
- The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
- Moonraker (1979)
- For Your Eyes Only (1981)
- Octopussy (1983)
- Never Say Never Again (1983)
- A View to a Kill (1985)
- The Living Daylights (1987)
- Licence to Kill (1989)
- GoldenEye (1995)
- Tomorros Never Dies (1997)
- The World Is Not Enough (1999)
- Die Another Day (2002)
- Casino Royale (2006)
- Quantum of Solace (2008)
- Skyfall (2012)
- Spectre (2015)
Definitely topping the list of one of the most gruesome horror movie franchises of all time. Saw quickly rose to fame through it creatively sadistic ways of torturing and playing with peoples mind.
A cult following soon came to follow the series, boosting its profits and allowing them to release a new movie every year from 2004-2010. Pretty impressive stuff.
- Saw (2004)
- Saw II (2005)
- Saw III (2006)
- Saw IV (2007)
- Saw V (2008)
- Saw VI (2009)
- Saw 3D (2010)
Michael Myers ring a bell? No, we aren’t talking about the shaggalicious Austin Powers Michael Myers, we’re talking about the knife-wielding killers Michael Myers. Quite the difference.
The plain white mask made famous by the horror franchise, Halloween, has likely gone on to sell into the hundreds of thousands.
According to IMDB, there are plans for another movie to be released in 2018, but no specific details have been released at the time of writing.
- Halloween (1978)
- Halloween II (1981)
- Halloween III: Season of the With (1982)
- Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
- Halloween 5 (1989)
- Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
- Halloween Resurrection (2002)
- Halloween (2007)
- Halloween II (2009)
One of the most talked about movie franchises due to its extremely unique story line and the amount of detail put into making each film (especially for the original ones).
After taking a break for around 30 years, the Planet of the Apes is back and making movies. With the latest being released in 2017 titled – War of the Planet of the Apes.
- Planet of the Apes (1968)
- Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
- Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
- Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
- Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
- Planet of the Apes (2001)
- Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
- War of the Planet of the Apes (2017)
We were a bit torn whether to include this one or not, simply because it doesn’t truly follow the same format of the rest – but, as you can see, we have decided to include it. Why?
Simply because all the movies are related, and can be watched in a chronological order (they’ve been made that way). There is a story to follow throughout, therefore it can be classified as a marathon. Enjoy!
- Iron Man (2008)
- The Incredible Hulk (2008)
- Iron Man 2 (2010)
- Thor (2011)
- Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
- The Avengers (2012)
- Iron Man 3 (2013)
- Thor: The Dark World (2013)
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Ant-Man (2015)
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)
- Doctor Strange (2016)
- Guardians of the Galazy Vol. 2 (2017)
11th highest grossing film series of all time – we know you know about this one if you haven’t already seem them all. Michael Bay (director) has had way too much fun putting together these movies over the past 10 years, and he continues to do so.
2017 saw the latest film added to the series – The Last Knight.
We’ll be coming back to edit this in 2018 as there is a spin off scheduled for release in 2018 titled Transformers Universe: Bumblebee.
- The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
- Transformers (2007)
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
- Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
- Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
This is going to surprise you – there are 30 Godzilla movies in its marathon. Yep, you read that right. 30.
Coming unbelievably close to claiming the number one spot as the longest marathon you can watch, only just beaten out of the top spot by the Bond films.
However, there are more movies scheduled for release in the future, so who knows. The giant monster is still climbing the ranks.
- Godzilla (1954)
- Gojira no gyakushû (1995)
- King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
- Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
- Monster of Monsters: Ghidorah (1964)
- Godzilla: Invasion of the Astro-monster (1965)
- Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)
- Kaijûtô no kessen: Gojira no musuko (1967)
- Kaijû sôshingeki (1968)
- Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Oru kaijû daishingeki (1969)
- Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
- Chikyû kogeki meirei: Gojira tai Gaigan (1972)
- Gojira tai Megaro (1973)
- Gojira tai Mekagojira (1974)
- Mekagojira no gyakushu (1975)
- The Return of Godzilla (1984)
- Gojira vs. Biorante (1989)
- Gojira vs. Kingu Gidorâ (1991)
- Gojira vs. Mosura (1992)
Gojira vs. Mekagojira (1993)
- Gojira vs. Supesugojira (1994)
- Gojira vs. Desutoroiâ (1995)
- Godzilla (1998)
- Godzilla Millenium (1999)
- Gojira tai Megagirasu: Jî shômetsu sakusen (2000)
- Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
- Gojira X Mekagojira (2002)
- Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
- Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
- Godzilla (2014)
Oh yes, there’s no way we weren’t going to include one of the highest rated film series of all time.
Don’t believe us? Head over to IMDB’s Top 250 movies of all time, and tell us you don’t see Godfather I & II sitting comfortably in the 2nd and 3rd spot.
Damn impressive stuff.
- The Godfather (1972)
- The Godfather: Part II (1974)
- The Godfather: Part III (1990)
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The second film series on the list of which Vin Diesel plays one if not, the, main character.
We’re sure you’re well aware of the second two movies, but have you seen the first one? Unlikely.
- Pitch Black (2000)
- The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
- Riddick (2013)
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Ok, we tried. Have a listen to this and tell us you aren’t ready to take on the mystical beasts running rampant in the Amazonian jungle..
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
There are common ways to die. Such as heart problems, cancer, getting hit by a car, and old age.
Then there are Final Destination ways to die. Getting hit by a nail flying through the cinema screen where you’re currently watching a movie which received its propulsion from an out of date cigarette lighter brought into America via a dingy which exploded due to a skunk falling on it from a great height.
If you’d like to see movies about what we just described, this is the one for you.
- Final Destination (2000)
- Final Destination 2 (2003)
- Final Destination 3 (2006)
- The Final Destination (2009)
- Final Destination 5 (2011)
Only 90s kids will remember this one.
We’ve always wanted to say that line, and now we feel bad we did. Back on track – have kids? Watch this. Don’t have kids? Watch this.
- The Land Before Time (1988)
- The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure (1994)
- The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving (1995)
- The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists (1996)
- The Land Before Time: The Mysterious Island (1997)
- The Land Before Time: The Secret of Saurus Rock (1998)
- The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire (2000)
- The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze (2001)
- The Land Before Time IX: Journey to the Big Water (2002)
- The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (2003)
- The Land Before Time: Invasion of the Tinysauruses (2005)
- The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers (2006)
- The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends (2007)
- The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave (2016)
We know – Police Academy is the greatest comedy series of all time. Even though it’s spammed everywhere, they’re still pretty good movies.
Classic, timeless comedy and it’s finest. Some might say they’re giving Seinfeld a run for his money.
Please don’t crucify us for that one!
- Police Academy (1984)
- Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
- Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
- Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
- Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)
- Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
- Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)
Of course – you always eat dessert after the main course. Why? Because you leave the best for last and walk out with a sweet flavor in your mouth.
As such, Ernest has been purposefully placed in the exact position it’s deserving. The final spot to leave you with a scrum-diddly-umptious taste in your mouth.
- Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1986)
- Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
- Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
- Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)
- Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
- Ernest Rides Again (1993)
- Ernest Goes to School (1994)
- Slam Dunk Ernest (1995)
- Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)
- Ernest in the Army (1998)
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