In 1993, Jurassic Park scared its way into cinemas and became (excuse the pun) a monster hit. The film – an adaptation of the Michael Crichton novel of the same name – told the story of a dinosaur-themed adventure park, which goes into disarray when the main attractions get loose.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic Park was extremely successful and led to a series of sequels and spin-offs. But how many Jurassic Park movies are there and what is the best order to watch them?

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The Jurassic Park films in order

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As noted above, the JP movie series began in 1993 with the sci-fi action-horror movie, Jurassic Park. The film – which starred Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough – was followed by two sequels: The Lost World: Jurassic World (1997) and Jurassic Park III (2001).

If you wish to watch the Jurassic Park films in order, it’s pretty straight forward – simply watch the films as follows:

  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001)
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The Jurassic World films in order

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In 2015, after a break of 14 years, the Jurassic Park franchise was restarted with a fourth entry: Jurassic World. The movie picked up in real-time, and focused on a new theme park which was constructed on the site of the original park.

When it opened in theatres, Jurassic World was a big box office hit and it kick-started a new run of films, which included sequels and a live-action short.*

If you wish to watch the Jurassic World films in order (including the short) then watch them as follows:

  • Jurassic World (2015)
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
  • Battle at Big Rock (2019)*
  • Jurassic World 3 (2021)
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The Lego Jurassic World movies

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In addition to the above list of films, Lego has also produced a run of animated Jurassic World shorts designed for younger viewers. These films are not essential viewing for fans of the live-action films, but are a fun diversion for the smaller viewers in the household, or those who simply adore Lego.

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The Lego Jurassic World movies (in chronological order) are as follows:

  • Lego Jurassic World: Employee Safety Video (2016)
  • Lego Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit (2018)
  • Lego Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape (2016)
  • Lego Jurassic World: Rescue Blue/Escape the Indoraptor (2018)

In addition to the shorts, Lego has also produced an animated television show based on Jurassic World. The series – Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar – follows on from the events of Lego Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit and features many of the key characters from Jurassic World.

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The Jurassic Park / Jurassic World films in order

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And finally, if you wish to watch all the Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and Lego Jurassic World movies in order, then use the following list:

  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001)
  • Jurassic World (2015)
  • Lego Jurassic World: Employee Safety Video (2016)
  • Lego Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit (2018)
  • Lego Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape (2016)
  • Lego Jurassic World: Rescue Blue/Escape the Indoraptor (2018)
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
  • Battle at Big Rock (2019)
  • Jurassic World 3 (2021)

If you watch all of the Jurassic Park / Jurassic World films in the above order, you will see events unfold in chronological order, starting with the creation of Jurassic Park, through to the opening of Jurassic World and beyond. You will also be able to immerse yourself in some exhilarating dino action!

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