In 2014, Divergent arrived in cinemas. The dystopian sci-fi film, based on the book of the same name by Veronica Roth, proved popular with audiences and led to a series of movies.

But how many Divergent films are there and what is the viewing order?


How many Divergent films are there?

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To date, there are three Divergent films. The films – produced between 2014 and 2016 – include:

  • Divergent (2014)
  • Insurgent (2015)
  • Allegiant (2016)

All three Divergent films are part of the series, with events told in chronological order.

Are there any more Divergent movies?

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Each film is based on a book in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth.


While, Divergent and Insurgent are adaptations of their respective books, Allegiant is an adaptation of only half of its corresponding source material.

The book was divided into two parts, to create two films: Allegiant Part 1 & Allegiant Part 2 (aka Ascendent). The first of these films arrived in cinemas in 2016.

However, Allegiant proved to be a critical and financial disappointment and this concerned the studio. Rather than press ahead with the second part and risk another flop, the studio abruptly cancelled the movie series after three films.


Who are the cast of Divergent films?

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Notable cast members in the Divergent series include: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Kate Winslet, Ray Stevenson, Maggie Q, Ashley Judd, Mekhi Phifer, Keiynan Lonsdale, Naomi Watts, and Octavia Spencer.

Is the Divergent series the work of the same director?

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Neil Burger directed Divergent, while Robert Schwentke directed Insurgent and Allegiant.


What is the best Divergent film?

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According to IMDb, the Divergent films are ranked as follows:

  • Divergent (2014) – 6.7/10
  • Insurgent (2015) – 6.2/10
  • Allegiant (2016) – 5.7/10

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