In 1997, Men in Black beamed (down) into movie theatres. The action comedy, about a secret organisation that monitors extra-terrestrials, proved to be a smash-hit with audiences and led to a series of films.

But how many Men in Black movies are there?

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Men in Black films in order

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To date, there are four Men in Black movies. The Men in Black films – which were produced between 1997 and 2019 – include:

  • Men in Black (1997)
  • Men in Black II (2002)
  • Men in Black 3 (2012)
  • Men in Black: International (2019)

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Are all of the Men in Black movies part of the same series?

All four entries in the Men in Black 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 Men in Black films?

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Many of the cast members remain consistent across the course of the Men in Black movies. Notable actors in the series include Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D’Onofrio, Rip Torn, Tony Shalhoub, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson, Patrick Warburton, Jermain Clement, Mike Colter, Nicole Scherzinger, Josh Brolin, Will Arnett, Bill Hader, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Neeson, Rafe Spall, Rebecca Ferguson, Tessa Thompson, and Emma Thompson.

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Is the Men in Black series the work of the same director?

The Men in Black movie series was overseen by two different directors. Barry Sonnenfeld directed Men in Black I-III, while F. Gary Gray directed Men in Black: International.

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What is the best Men in Black film?

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Men in Black is regarded as the best entry in the series, although Men in Black 3 is considered a good film amongst fans. Men in Black: International is largely regarded as the weakest entry in the series.

According to IMDb the Men in Black movies are ranked as follows:

  • Men in Black (1997) – 7.3/10
  • Men in Black 3 (2012) – 6.8/10
  • Men in Black II (2002) – 6.2/10
  • Men in Black: International (2019) – 5.7/10
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