Pirates of the Caribbean: see the correct order to watch

Inspired by a Disney theme park attraction, Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the studio’s most successful franchises. Altogether, the five films grossed more than $5 billion.

For those who are thinking of revisiting the saga, this guide presents the correct order to watch the feature films. Also discover small trivia about the productions starring star Johnny Depp.

Pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is the protagonist of the five adventures.Source: Disney Enterprises/Disclosure

The correct order of movies

Pirates of the Caribbean follows the chronological order of release in theaters. However, as the titles do not use any form of numbering, this can confuse viewers. So, the list below presents the exact sequence to accompany the extensive plot full of treasures, betrayals and lots of adventure. Check out!

The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

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In The Curse of the Black Pearl, blacksmith Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) teams up with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) to save girlfriend Elizabeth (Keira Knightley). However, the governor’s daughter was kidnapped by the crew of the old pirate’s ship.

The production ran counter to critics’ expectations and became a great commercial success. Dispelling the myth that productions about pirates do not attract audiences, the film earned $654.3 million at the worldwide box office.

The chest of death (2006)

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The chest of death shows Jack Sparrow on a quest to retrieve the heart of Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) and prevent his own soul from being enslaved by the legendary pirate. However, the protagonist’s enemies want to use the artifact for other purposes.

The second adventure in the saga had a worldwide box office of US$ 1.066 billion. In addition to being the highest grossing of 2006, the feature film was the fastest film to reach more than $1 billion that year.

In the end of the world (2007)

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A plot of In the end of the world accompanies Will and Elizabeth traveling to the Orient to rescue Jack Sparrow from Davy Jones’ “Purgatory”. On the other side, the Companhia das Índias uses the Dutch Flying ship to make the seas “safer”.

The third installment of the franchise grossed $960.9 million in theaters. The production is also the last film in the saga directed by North American director Gore Verbinski.

Navigating Mysterious Waters (2011)

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Fourth movie in the franchise, Navigating Mysterious Waters follows Jack Sparrow in search of the Fountain of Youth. What the protagonist doesn’t expect is that the famous pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane) also wants to find the mythical spring.

Despite mixed reviews, the film earned $1.046 billion at the box office. The production was also the first feature film released in 4DX, with seats that move and effects of wind, fog and smells during the screening.

Salazar’s Revenge (2017)

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Salazar’s Revenge is the latest release in the series. In this chapter, Captain Jack Sparrow travels the seas in search of the Trident of Poseidon, an artifact capable of controlling sea creatures and breaking curses.

Grossing US$ 794.9 million, the film did not have a good reception among fans of the saga and specialized critics. Factors that may have interfered with plans for the sixth film in the franchise.

Actor Johnny Depp will not return in the next releases of the saga.Actor Johnny Depp will not return in the next releases of the saga.Source: Buena Vista Pictures/Disclosure

Future of Pirates of the Caribbean

With performance below expectations of Salazar’s Revenge, the franchise must follow a new path. In 2020, Disney confirmed a reboot of the series without Johnny Depp, a star involved in several scandals.

With no premiere forecast, the new project will have the script written by the duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool). Furthermore, rumors suggest that Scottish actress Karen Gillan (Jumanji) must be the new star of the next feature.

Finally, Pirates of the Caribbean must win a spin-off starring Margot Robbie (The Suicide Squad). Also without a release date, the production must have a mostly female cast and will not be related to the reboot of the saga.

Where to watch movies?

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While the reboot and spin-off of Pirates of the Caribbean don’t make it to theaters, fans can revisit the full saga in streaming Disney+. In addition to watching the five feature films of the franchise, viewers have access to various extra content from the productions.

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