In 2004, Butterfly Effect flapped its way onto cinema screens. The sci-fi thriller, starring Ashton Kutcher, told the story of a college student who travels back in time in an attempt to alter the course of his life.

Although the Butterfly Effect as not a hit with the critics upon release, the film was a commercial success. As such, it was soon followed by a collection of sequels, which replicated the time-travel angle of the story.

But how many Butterfly Effect movies are there and what is the correct viewing order?

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The Butterfly Effect movies in order

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To date there are three entries in the Butterfly Effect movie series. The movies appear in the following order:

  • The Butterfly Effect (2004)
  • The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
  • The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)
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Are all of the Butterfly Effect movies part of the same series?

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The Butterfly Effect movies are ‘spiritually’ all part of the same series, but are connected mostly by name alone. The Butterfly Effect 2 does contain a very brief reference to its predecessor, but The Butterfly Effect 3 is not directly linked to either of the films that came before it.

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Are the Butterfly Effect movies the work of the same director?

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The Butterfly Effect movies are the work of multiple directors. Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber directed The Butterfly Effect, while John R. Leonetti directed The Butterfly Effect 2, and Seth Grossman directed The Butterfly Effect 3.

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Who are the cast of the Butterfly Effect movies?

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Notable cast members in the Butterfly Effect movie series include Ashton Kutcher, Logan Lerman, Amy Smart, Eric Stoltz, Callum Keith Rennie, Eric Lively, Erica Durance, Chris Carmack, and Rachel Miner.

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