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How to watch the Riddick movies in order

Check out our complete guide on how to watch the Riddick movies in order and where you can stream the classic Vin Diesel horror action movie series now.

How to watch Riddick movies in order

How do you watch the Riddick movies in order? Fans of the Vin Diesel series are always keen to revisit the action, so the news of a potential new Riddick movie is very welcome indeed.

Before becoming the leading star of the Fast and Furious movies as the famous Dom Toretto, Vin Diesel was busy making a name for himself in the science fiction movie scene with Riddick. These Vin Diesel movies sees the actor starring as Richard B. Riddick, a notorious and highly-dangerous criminal, who has surgically altered eyes which allow him to see in the dark while causing him pain in the daylight.

As it stands, there are three live-action Riddick movies and one short animated movie in the series of action movies. There are no sneaky prequels or spin-offs, so the best way to watch the Riddick movies is always in release order too. Handy, eh? So, here’s how you can watch the Riddick movies in order.

How to watch the Riddick movies in order:

  • Pitch Black
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury
  • The Chronicles of Riddick
  • Riddick
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Pitch Black (2000)

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, and Apple TV Plus

The story of Riddick was first introduced to us with the cult classic Pitch Black. In this action horror movie, Riddick is being transported to a prison planet when the transport ship is struck by space debris, causing it to crash land on a terrifying desert planet where flying predator aliens are eager to feast on the survivors of the crash. Violence ensues.

How to watch Riddick movies in order: The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black

The Chronicles of Riddick Dark Fury (2004)

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, and Apple TV Plus

This short animated movie acts as a stop-gap between Pitch Black and its sequel, The Chronicles of Riddick. It’s a mini adventure movie, where Riddick and the two fellow survivors (Jack and Imam) are confronted by a powerful mercenary ship captained by a warlord.

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The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, and Sky Store

Set five years after the events of Pitch Black and after the action-packed adventure in Dark Fury, The Chronicles of Riddick is a bigger movie on every level. A more expansive budget means this movie — which follows Riddick as he escapes from the prison on Crematoria and his subsequent battle with the terrifying Necromonger fleet — has more action, more characters, and, thankfully, more Riddick.

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Riddick (2013)

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Apple TV Plus

Almost a decade after the release of the Chronicles of Riddick, another sequel came along. This time, it was simply called Riddick, and once again Vin Diesel’s character is forced to survive through extreme conditions and fight fearsome foes. Action movie perfection, really. What more could you want?

That’s it on how to watch the Riddick movies! For more Vin Diesel goodness, take a look at our Fast X review, or learn about his final outing as Groot in our Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 review.

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