In 1986, Critters blasted its way onto the big screen. The sci-fi comedy horror, about a group of carnivorous alien creatures known as Crites, was a mild hit at the box office and developed a cult following.

Due to the popularity of Critters, the movie spawned a series of sequels. But how many Critters movies are there?

In this post, I am answering that very question, while offering up a few additional details about the franchise.

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The Critters movies in order

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To date, there are five entries in the Critters movie series. The Critters movies are as follows:

  • Critters (1986)
  • Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)
  • Critters 3 (1991)
  • Critters 4 (1992)
  • Critters Attack! (2019)

All five films are part of the same series, with a number of entries including the same characters.

In addition to the movies, the film collection has also spawned a web series called Critters: A New Binge. The web series is a reboot of the Critters franchise.

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Who are the cast of the Critters movies?

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Notable cast members in the Critters movie series include Leonardo DiCaprio (yes, THAT Leonardo DiCaprio), Dee Wallace-Stone, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Zane, Angela Bassett, Don Keith Opper, Terrence Mann, and Scott Grimes.

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Is the Critters series the work of the same director?

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The Critters movies are the work of multiple directors.

Stephen Herek directed Critters, Mick Garris directed Critters 2, and Kristine Peterson directed Critters 3. Rupert Harvey directed Critters 4 and Bobby Miller directed Critters Attack!.

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What is the best Critters movie?

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According to IMDb the Critters movies are ranked as follows:

  • Critters (1986) 6.1/10
  • Critters 2: The Main Course (1988) – 5.5/10
  • Critters 3 (1991) – 4.5/10
  • Critters 4 (1992) – 4.1/10
  • Critters Attack! (2019) – 3.7/10
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