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The order of the Transformers movies: how to watch them in chronological order

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(Pocket-lint) – Transformers has its own cinematic universe. It includes his six live-action films that have grossed over his $4.8 billion at the box office worldwide.

The Transformers franchise is based on Hasbro’s hugely successful series of transforming toys launched in 1984. Although it has spawned several animated series and films, this guide focuses exclusively on contemporary live-action films. They follow the lore behind the toys, animated series and comics and focus on his two groups of robots, the Autobots and the Decepticons, who arrived on Earth following the destruction of their home planet Cybertron. .

The world of Transformers is set to expand once again with Transformers: Rise of the Beast, which debuts in 2023. Ron Perlman stars as Optimus Primal, a transformer who turns into a guerrilla instead of a car. Before watching the new movie, it’s worth catching up on the previous Transformers movies. The latest in the series, his 2018 Bumblebee is actually the first film chronologically.

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I’ve ordered the Transformers movies chronologically by events rather than by release date. However, if you want to see the film before it hits theaters, we’ve included that as well.

How to watch the Transformers movies in chronological order

There may be spoilers below. For a spoiler-free bulleted summary version, skip to the end of this guide.

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Bumblebee (2018)

  • directed by: Travis Knight
  • Screenplay: Christina Hodson
  • starring: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena
  • based on: hasbro transformers
  • Entertainment office: allspark pictures
  • Wholesaler: paramount pictures
  • Execution time: 114 minutes
  • box office: $468 million
  • Where to stream: amazon prime video

The latest Transformers movie should be the first to be seen in the series, as it explains the Transformers’ arrival on Earth. More specifically, it serves as the origin story for Bumblebee, which is the only film in the Transformers film series not directed by Michael His Bay, although he served as a producer.

Set in 1987, Bumblebee stars Hailee Steinfeld as teenage Charlie coping with the death of his father. She discovers a battered yellow Volkswagen her Beetle in a junkyard and soon learns that the old car is actually a damaged yellow Transformer called Bumblebee (Dylan Brien).

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Transformers (2007)

  • directed by: Michael Bay
  • Screenplay: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
  • starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox
  • based on: hasbro transformers
  • Entertainment office: DreamWorks Pictures, Hasbro
  • Wholesaler: paramount pictures
  • Execution time: 143 minutes
  • box office:$709 million
  • Where to stream: amazon prime video

Transformers is the first film in the series to be released, but it is set in modern times (2007) and stars Shia Lubeuf as Sam Witwicky. He is in his teens looking for his first car. Luckily for him, the old Camaro he purchased is a Transformer known as Bumblebee, who helps Sam get the girl he’s always wanted: Mikaela Banes, played by Megan Fox.

The three get into a war over an object called the Allspark. The Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, want the Allspark to rebuild their home planet Cybertron. The Decepticons, on the other hand, are the Autobots’ nemesis and want to use the Allspark to create a new army of Transformers from Earth’s machines in order to defeat the Autobots.

The first Transformers movie was directed by Michael Bay. He will go on to direct his next four Transformers films. Another interesting point is that Peter Cullen, who voiced Optimus Prime in the Transformers animated series, has returned to voice Optimus Prime in the live-action movies.

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Transformers: Revenge (2009)

  • directed by: Michael Bay
  • Screenplay: Arlen Kruger, Roberto Orci
  • starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox
  • based on: hasbro transformers
  • Entertainment office: DreamWorks Pictures, Hasbro
  • Wholesaler: paramount pictures
  • Execution time: 149 minutes
  • box office: $836 million
  • Where to stream: amazon prime video

Shia Lubeuf and Megan Fox reprise their respective roles, returning to star in the Transformers sequel film directed by Michael Bay. Sam has visions since he had the Allspark shard in the previous game. Meanwhile, the original Decepticons, the Fallen, believe they can pave the way for Sams to discover an entirely new source of energy.

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

  • directed by: Michael Bay
  • Screenplay: Ehren Kruger
  • starring: Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel
  • based on: hasbro transformers
  • Entertainment office: Hasbro
  • Wholesaler: paramount pictures
  • Execution time: 154 minutes
  • box office: $1.1 billion
  • Where to stream: amazon prime video

Dark of the Moon takes place four years after the Autobots defeated the Fallen. Sam Witwicky is no longer working with the Autobots and is having trouble finding work, while Optimus and the rest of the gang are working with the US government to stop the Decepticons attack.

But when the Autobots learn that a Cybertron ship has crash-landed on the moon in the early 1960s, they must tell Sam the truth (importantly, the Decepticons will launch a devastating attack on Earth). in front).

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Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

  • directed by: Michael Bay
  • Screenplay: Ehren Kruger
  • starring: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci
  • based on: hasbro transformers
  • Entertainment office: Hasbro
  • Wholesaler: paramount pictures
  • Execution time: 165 minutes
  • box office: $1.1 billion
  • Where to stream: amazon prime video

Age of Extinction opens with Transformers living as outlaws following the events of Dark of the Moon. Optimus Prime, horribly disfigured, lives in Mexico City and is found by Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) and his daughter Tessa (Nicola Peltz).

When Cade and his daughter are nearly killed for helping Optimus, you have no choice but to help the Autobots unravel a mystery that goes back to the extinction of the dinosaurs.

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Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

  • directed by: Michael Bay
  • Screenplay: Art Markham
  • starring: Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel
  • based on: hasbro transformers
  • Entertainment office: Paramount Pictures, Hasbro
  • Wholesaler: paramount pictures
  • Execution time: 149 minutes
  • box office:$605 million
  • Where to stream: amazon prime video

Previous movies have touched on Transformers’ involvement in the pyramids, the moon landing, and the extinction of the dinosaurs, so you might be wondering where this next movie will go. and the court of King Arthur.

The U.S. government is after Cybertrons and has gone so far as to have a special task force to hunt them. Soon, he discovers that in the distant past, a group of Transformers gave Merlin a staff to help King Arthur. Now Cade must work with the rest of the Autobots to track down their staff before the government or Megatron do.

Where does the new Transformers movie fit in this order?

Rumor has it that the next film will be set in the 90s. So come back here after release to see if it fits with other movies.

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Transformers: Rise of the Beast (2023)

  • directed by: Stephen Caple Jr.
  • Screenplay: Joby Harold
  • starring: Anthony Ramos, Dominic Fishback, Ron Perlman
  • based on: hasbro transformers
  • Entertainment office: paramount pictures
  • Wholesaler: paramount pictures
  • Where to stream: Scheduled to be released in 2023

The next movie in the Transformers universe is set for release next year and should excite fans of the late 1990s Beast Wars: Transformers series. That’s because the film is expected to include Transformers that transform into animals instead of cars and planes.

With that said, Optimus Prime and Megatron are both set to return to the movies.

Anthony Ramos and Dominic Fishback are also set to star in the upcoming film. Directed by Stephen Caple Jr.


No Spoiler Version: Transformers Movie Order

chronological transformers movies

Ok so this is the summary version of the above guide. No spoilers.

  • Bumblebee (2018)
  • Transformers (2007)
  • Transformers: Revenge (2009)
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
  • Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
  • Transformers: Rise of the Beast (2023)

Transformers movies in order of theatrical release date.

And here’s a list of all the movies that were ordered when they were released in cinemas.

  • Transformers (2007)
  • Transformers: Revenge (2009)
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
  • Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
  • Bumblebee (2018)
  • Transformers: Rise of the Beast (2023)

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By Maggie Tillman.

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