In 2000, Pitch Black arrived in movie theatres. The film introduced audiences to the character of Richard B. Riddick – a criminal with surgically altered eyes that allow him to see in the dark.

Pitch Black was a sleeper hit and kicked off a series of movies about Riddick. But how many Riddick movies are there?

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Riddick films in order

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To date, there are three live-action Riddick movies, as well as one animated movie. The Riddick films – which were produced between 2000 and 2013 – include:

  • Pitch Black (2000)
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004)
  • The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
  • Riddick (2013)
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Are all of the Riddick movies part of the same series?

All four entries in the Riddick collection are part of the same series. The films are told in chronological order and feature a number of the same characters and themes.

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Who are the cast of the Riddick films?

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The cast of the Riddick movies retain some of the same actors, but largely differ across the course of the series. Notable actors in the series include Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Keith David, Claudia Black, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton, Judi Dench, Karl Urban, Matthew Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine, and Dwight Schultz.

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Is the Riddick series the work of the same director?

The live action Riddick movies were overseen by David Twohy. The animated movie, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, was directed by Peter Chung.

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What is the best Riddick film?

Pitch Black is regarded as the best entry in the series, while Riddick is generally seen as the weakest film in the collection.

According to IMDb the Riddick movies are ranked as follows:

  • Pitch Black (2000) – 7.1/10
  • The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) – 6.7/10
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004) – 6.6/10
  • Riddick (2013) – 6.4/10
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If you wish to check out the Riddick films, you should be able to view almost all of them on DVD and Blu-ray.

Titles are available individually, including The Chronicles of Riddick Dark Fury. However, Dark Fury is currently available on DVD only.

You can track Dark Fury down from most DVD retailers, but is usually very reasonably priced on Amazon UK.

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