In 2000, author Dan Brown published his novel Angels & Demons. The book – a mystery thriller – featured the lead character Robert Langdon, a professor of symbology at Harvard University.

Langdon would become the primary character in follow-up novels, The Da Vinci Code (2003), The Lost Symbol (2009), Inferno (2013) and Origin (2017). The popularity of the character, as well as the popularity of the books, led to a series of big budget, feature-length adaptations.

But what are all the Robert Langdon movies and what is the best order to watch them in?

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The Robert Langdon movies in order

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The first Robert Langdon book to be adapted for the big screen was The Da Vinici Code, which arrived in theatres in 2006. In this movie, Tom Hanks took on the role of Langdon, alongside a cast that included Audrey Tautou, Sir Ian McKellen and Alfred Molina.

Directed by Ron Howard, The Da Vinci Code was a financial success and led to a follow-up, in the shape of 2009’s Angels & Demons. Howard returned as director and Hanks reprised the role of Langdon, alongside a cast that included Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgård.

Once again, Angels & Demons proved to be a financial hit and this led to a third adaptation – 2016’s Inferno. Felicity Jones and Ben Foster joined the cast, with both Howard and Hanks returning to their roles of director and star, respectively.

As you will note, the books were not adapted in the order they were published. As such, the timelines of the film and book series differ.

If you wish to watch the Robert Langdon movies in order, watch them as follows:

  • The Da Vinci Code (2006)
  • Angels & Demons (2009)
  • Inferno (2016)
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I hope this post about Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series has proved useful. If you wish to check out the movies, all three have been released on home video.

You can currently purchase a three-movie Blu-ray boxset of the Robert Langdon films, which includes The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and Inferno. The Blu-ray boxset is Region Free (so can be played on any Blu-ray player) and can be picked up in all good home entertainment retail stores, including Amazon UK.

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