In 2010, How to Train Your Dragon flew into cinemas. The animated family film – about the friendship between a boy and a dragon – received praise from critics, and proved very popular with audiences too.  

Due to the success of How to Train Your Dragon the movie soon spawned sequels, as well as a number of spin-offs. But how many How to Train Your Dragon movies are there?

For all the details and more, read on!

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How many How to Train Your Dragon movies are there?

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To date, there are three entries in the How to Train Your Dragon movie series. The films include:

  • How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

The movies are accompanied by a television series, which so far includes two shows:

  • DreamWorks Dragons (2012 – 2018)
  • DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders (2019 – 2020)

And in addition to the movies and television shows, the How to Train Your Dragon franchise has also spawned a collection of animated shorts, including:

  • Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010)
  • Book of Dragons (2011)
  • Gift of the Night Fury (2011)
  • Dawn of the Dragon Racers (2014)
  • How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (2019)
  • Snoggletog Log (2019)
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Are the How to Train Your Dragon movies the work of the same director?

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The How to Train Your Dragon movies are the work of two directors. Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders directed How to Train Your Dragon, while Dean DeBlois directed How to Train Your Dragon 2 and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

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Who are the cast of the How to Train Your Dragon movies?

Notable actors in the How to Train Your Dragon movie series include Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill, David Tennant, Ashley Jensen, Cate Blanchett, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington, Robin Atkin Downes, and F. Murray Abraham.

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What is the best How to Train Your Dragon movie?

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According to IMDb, the How to Train Your Dragon movies are ranked from best to least-best as follows:

  • How to Train Your Dragon (2010) – 8.1/10
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) – 7.8/10
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) – 7.5/10
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