In 2010, some of the biggest action stars of cinema came together for The Expendables. The film received mixed reviews, but was a box office hit, kick-starting a franchise.

But how many Expendables movies are there?

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The Expendables movies in order

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The Expendables movies are as follows:

  • The Expendables (2010)
  • The Expendables 2 (2012)
  • The Expendables 3 (2014)
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Are all of the Expendables movies part of the same series?

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All three Expendables movies are part of the same series, with events told in chronological order.

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Who are the cast of the Expendables movies?

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This is quite an exhaustive list… so prepare yourself.

Notable actors in the Expendables film series include Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz, Arnold Schwarzenegger….

*Takes deep breath*

…Mickey Rourke, Charisma Carpenter, Steve Austin, Robert Davi, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Kelsey Grammer, Harrison Ford, Eric Roberts, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Mel Gibson.

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Is the Expendables series the work of the same director?

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The Expendables films are the work of multiple directors. Sylvester Stallone directed The Expendables, Simon West directed The Expendables 2 and Patrick Hughes directed The Expendables 3.

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What is the best Expendables movie?

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

  • The Expendables 2 (2012) – 6.6/10
  • The Expendables (2010)- 6.5/10
  • The Expendables 3 (2014) – 6.1/10
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