The Exorcist Movies in order | Best order to watch Exorcist Movies

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The Exorcist movies series is based on a 1971 novel, The Exorcist, by William Peter Blatty. This novel is based on a true story. It is one of the famous American horror movies. Here is the list of all Exorcist movies in order to watch.

In what order should I watch The Exorcist films?

There are two orders in which you can watch the Exorcist movies. The first one is the order of release and the second one is chronological or timeline order. We prefer you to watch the Exorcist movies in chronological sequence. It is an easy order to understand the story.

The Exorcist Movies in releasing sequence

Here is a list of exorcist movies in order of release:

  1. The Exorcist ( 1973 )

  2. Exorcist II: The Heretic ( 1977 )

  3. The Exorcist III ( 1990 )

  4. Exorcist: The Beginning ( 2004 )

  5. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist ( 2005 )

About Exorcist movies

The Exorcist (1973)
Releasing date:  26 December 1973
Runtime:  2 Hour 2 Minutes
When Father Merrin digs on a site, he found an amulet in Iraq. The Amulet belongs to the Pazuzu. There is a demon named Lamashtu who sucks the blood of children after killing their mothers. Pazuzu helps humans to fight with Lamashtu.
Chris is a famous actress in Washington. She has a twelve years old daughter. When playing with his daughter, she notices unusual changes in his daughter and sees some unusual activities in his house. Chris found that there is a demon in his daughter.
When this film was launched in theatres in 1973, there is some difference between theatre movies and original. Some scenes are missing in theatre movies.

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Exorcist II: The Heretic
Releasing Date:  17 June 1977
Runtime:   1 Hour 57 Minutes
In this film, Philip Lamont starts an exorcism to protect a girl. Father Lankester Merrin is not alive. He is killed in the last movies while performing an exorcism. Lamont is assigned for the Father Merrin death investigation.
When Lamont starts the investigation, he feels that this is a war between good and demon, and the devil will win. His research takes him to Africa, where he hears about a boy who has the powers to fight Pazuzu.

The Exorcist III
Releasing Date:   17 August 1990
Runtime:  1 Hour 10 Minutes
The movie continues from Regan’s Exorcism. After fifteen years ago, a strange incident occurs at night in the church that indicates the demon’s presence. Lieutenant Kinderman investigates a death case and finds a fingerprint on the crime side.
Thomas Kintry confirms that the fingerprint does not match. It means the victim is not a murderer. There is another man behind this. The fingerprint is compared to a serial killer Gemini who is killed fifteen years ago. 

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Exorcist: The Beginning
Releasing Date:  20 August 2004
Runtime:  1 Hout 54 Minutes
This movie is the starting of the Exorcist saga. In 1949 British Excavation found an old church they send. Merrin is an archaeologist and ex-priest who is sent to the old church to restore the church.
Merrin found that labourers are not ready to dig because local tribespeople believes evil exists in this church. When three people enter the church, they found some oddities. People think that evil grows and covert people against each other, which causes bloodshed. 


Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist
Releasing Date:   1 August 2005
Runtime:  1 Hour 57 minutes
Lankester Merrin is an ex-priest who lost his faith in God, and by profession, he is an archaeologist. He is mentally disturbed by what he did during World War II. Merrin and his team dig an old church.
When he enters the church, they see human sacrifices place in the church. The madness of killing each other starts in their mind, which is the effect of the evil presence.

Exorcist movies in chronological order

Here is the lift of Exorcist movies in timeline order or chronological order. If you want to watch The Exorcist movie in story sequence or in timeline order, you must follow the below order. 

  • Exorcist: The Beginning 

  • Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist 

  • The Exorcist 

  • The Exorcist II: The Heretic 

  • The Exorcist III 

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All Exorcist movies ranked from best to worst

Here is the list of Exorcist movies ranked from best to worst based on IMDB ratings. If you want to watch the best movie first, then follow this order:

  • The Exorcist  [ 8/10 ]

  • The Exorcist III  [ 6.4/10 ]

  • Dominion  [ 5.2/10 ]

  • Exorcist: The Beginning  [ 5.2/10 ]

  •  Exorcist II: The Heretic  [ 3.8/10 ]

All Exorcist movies, Television shows, and Cut scenes in series

Here are all exorcist movies, tv series in order. The directors cut the movie scenes in the first movie.

  • The Exorcist (1973)

  • The Exorcist ( Directors cut this version)

  • Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

  • The Exorcist III (1990)

  • Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

  • Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)

  • The Exorcist (2016–2018) [Television series]

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