In 1974, Death Wish opened in cinemas. The violent action movie, about a man who becomes a vigilante following the death of his wife and the rape of his daughter, struck a chord with audiences and led to a series of films.

But how many Death Wish movies are there?

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The Death Wish films in order

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To date, there are six Death Wish movies. The Death Wish movies – which were produced between 1974 and 2018 – include:

  • Death Wish (1974)
  • Death Wish II (1982)
  • Death Wish 3 (1985)
  • Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
  • Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)
  • Death Wish (2018)

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Are all of the Death Wish movies part of the same series?

Death Wish I-V are all part of the same series, with events told in chronological order. Death Wish 2018 is a remake of the original movie and is not connected to the other movies in the series.

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Who are the cast of the Death Wish films?

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The lead actors in the Death Wish films are Charles Bronson and Bruce Willis. Bronson played the lead character, Paul Kersey in Death Wish I-V, while Willis played Kersey in 2018’s Death Wish.

Notable actors across the Death Wish series include Hope Lange, Jeff Goldblum, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia, Martin Balsam, Alex Winter, Marina Sirtis, Danny Trejo, Lesley-Anne Down, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Elisabeth Shue.

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Is the Death Wish series the work of the same director?

The Death Wish films are the work of multiple directors. Michael Winner directed Death Wish, Death Wish II and Death Wish 3, J. Lee Thompson directed Death Wish 4, Allan A. Goldstein directed Death Wish V, and Eli Roth directed Death Wish 2018.

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What is the best Death Wish film?

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Death Wish and Death Wish 2018 are generally considered to be the strongest film in the collection. According to IMDb the Death Wish films are ranked as follows:

  • Death Wish (1974) – 7.0/10
  • Death Wish (2018) – 6.4/10
  • Death Wish II (1982) – 6.1/10
  • Death Wish 3 (1985) – 5.9/10
  • Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) – 5.4/10
  • Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994) – 4.9/10

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