In 1958, The Fly transported its way into cinemas. The sci-fi monster movie, about a scientist who transforms into a human-fly hybrid, was a box office hit and led to a series of movies.

But how many The Fly movies are there? If you stick with me, I can give you all the buzz on this popular horror franchise.

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The Fly films in order

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To date, there are five Fly movies. The Fly movies – which were produced between 1958 and 1989 – include:

  • The Fly (1958)
  • Return of the Fly (1959)
  • Curse of the Fly (1965)
  • The Fly (1986)
  • The Fly II (1989)
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Are all of The Fly movies part of the same series?

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The Fly ’58, Return of the Fly, and Curse of the Fly are all part of the same series. The Fly ’86 and The Fly II are part of a separate series of movies.

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Who are the cast of The Fly films?

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The cast of The Fly films varies across the five movies. Notable actors in The Fly series include David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, Brett Halsey, Ed Wolff, Brian Donlevy, George Baker, Burt Kwouk, Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Eric Stoltz, and Daphne Zuniga.

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Is The Fly series the work of the same director?

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The Fly films are the work of multiple directors. Kurt Neumann directed The Fly ’58, Edward Bernds directed Return of the Fly, Don Sharp directed Curse of the Fly, David Cronenberg directed The Fly ’86, and Chris Walas directed The Fly II.

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What is the best Fly film?

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The Fly ‘86 is generally considered to be the strongest movie in the collection, while The Fly ’58 has a strong following amongst fans of classic horror films. Personally, I’m a big fan of the 1986 movie… even though it is a total gross-fest.

According to IMDb The Fly films are ranked as follows:

  • The Fly (1986) – 7.5/10
  • The Fly (1958) – 7.1/10
  • Return of the Fly (1959) – 5.8/10
  • Curse of the Fly (1965) – 5.3/10
  • The Fly II (1989) – 5.0/10
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