In 1992, Beethoven barked its way into cinemas. The family comedy, about a loveable St. Bernard, was a big box office hit and led to a series of movies.

But how many Beethoven movies are there?

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The Beethoven films in order

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To date, there are eight Beethoven movies. The Beethoven movies – which were produced between 1992 and 2014 – include:

  • Beethoven (1992)
  • Beethoven’s 2nd (1993)
  • Beethoven’s 3rd (2000)
  • Beethoven’s 4th (2001)
  • Beethoven’s 5th (2003)
  • Beethoven’s Big Break (2008)
  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011)
  • Beethoven’s Treasure Tail (2014)

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Are all of the Beethoven movies part of the same series?

The first five Beethoven films are part of the same series, and revolve around a dog called Beethoven and his interactions with the Newton family. The sixth entry,  Beethoven’s Big Break, is effectively a reboot of the series, allowing for more standalone adventures without the Newtons.

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Who are the cast of the Beethoven films?

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The cast of the Beethoven films varies across the series. Notable actors in the Beethoven series include Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Nicholle Tom, Oliver Platt, Stanley Tucci, David Duchovny, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Judge Reinhold, Frank Gorshin, Clint Howard, Kathy Griffin, John Larroquette, Rhea Perlman, Stephen Tobolowsky, Joey Fatone, John Cleese and Kristy Swanson.

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Is the Beethoven series the work of the same director?

The Beethoven films are the work of multiple directors. Brian Levant directed Beethoven, Rod Daniel directed Beethoven’s 2nd, David Mickey Evans directed Beethoven’s 3rd & 4th, Mark Griffiths directed Beethoven’s 5th, Mike Elliott directed Beethoven’s Big Break, John Putch directed Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure, and Ron Oliver directed Beethoven’s Treasure Tail.

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What is the best Beethoven film?

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Beethoven is generally considered to be the strongest film in the collection. According to IMDb the Beethoven films are ranked as follows:

  • Beethoven (1992) – 5.6/10
  • Beethoven’s 2nd (1993) – 4.9/10
  • Beethoven’s Treasure Tail (2014) – 4.6/10
  • Beethoven’s Big Break (2008) – 4.5/10
  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011) – 4.4/10
  • Beethoven’s 3rd (2000) – 4.1/10
  • Beethoven’s 4th (2001) – 4.1/10
  • Beethoven’s 5th (2003) – 4.1/10
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