In 2012, The Hunger Games opened in cinemas. The sci-fi adventure movie, based on a novel by Suzanne Collins, was a hit with audiences and the beginning of a collection of movies.

But how many Hunger Games movies are there?

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The Hunger Games films in order

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To date, there are five Hunger Games movies. The Hunger Games movies – which were produced between 2012 and 2023 – include:

  • The Hunger Games (2012)
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)
  • Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (2023)
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Are all of The Hunger Games movies part of the same series?

The five Hunger Games movies are all part of the same series, with the events of Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay Part 1 & Part 2 all following on from each other in chronological order. Hunger Games: Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes is a prequel, set before the events of The Hunger Games (2012).

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Who are the cast of The Hunger Games films?

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The cast of The Hunger Games films are consistent across the course of the series. Notable actors in the series include Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci, Willow Shields, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Clafin and Julianne Moore.

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Is The Hunger Games series the work of the same director?

The Hunger Games films are the work of two directors. Gary Ross directed The Hunger Games, while Francis Lawrence directed Catching Fire, Mockingjay – Part 1, Mockingjay – Part 2 and Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes.

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What is the best Hunger Games film?

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Catching Fire is generally considered to be the strongest film in the collection. According to IMDb The Hunger Games films are ranked as follows:

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) – 7.5/10
  • The Hunger Games (2012) – 7.2/10
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) – 6.6/10
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) – 6.5/10
  • Hunger Games: Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes (2023) – NOT YET RATED
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If you’re a fan of the Hunger Games movies, but have never read the books, then you may wish to know that a boxset of the Hunger Games book trilogy is currently available.

The boxset includes all three books, in a neatly designed case, which keeps the books looking uniform on any book shelf.

The Hunger Games trilogy book boxset is available from all good book stockists, however, I find Amazon UK and Amazon US to be competitively priced.

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