Alex Cross Movies In Order
Like many successful movies, Alex Cross was initially a book series. Originally written and produced by James Patterson, the Alex Cross movie series has three book to movie adaptations over the last decade with the latest released in 2012. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, Detective Cross is an expert detective, who catches every criminal he crosses paths with. Even the most random ruthless serial killers are no match for Alex. In total the trilogy has earned around 200 million dollars, making it a relatively successful series. However, the critical reception was fairly negative, earning universally bad reviews across all three films. As someone who has read the Alex Cross books, I enjoyed the movies, perhaps they were geared towards fellow book readers.
It does not matter if you watch the Alex Cross series in order. Each film has its own separate plot and they are each standalones. However, as you know, the characters are kept consistent over the trilogy, and it does follow a chronological timeline. Because the movies are chronological, if you’re looking to watch the entire series, I recommend you watch them in the order by release date. If you’re looking to just get your feet wet, try “Along Came a Spider” which is the second movie in the series, and my personal favorite.
The book series of this bad to the bone detective has been wildly successful. There are currently 21 published books, and another one in the process of being written. The latest book is entitled “Hope to Die” and will be released at the end of this year. It will give an ending to the latest book, “Cross My Heart” which ended in a cliffhanger. The books in general have been warmly received by both critics and the general public as well. Almost every book release has been featured on the New York Times bestselling list, with the exception of just a few.
|Movie Order||Trailers||Book Order|
|Kiss the Girls (1997)||Along Came a Spider (1993)|
|Along Came a Spider (2001)||Kiss the Girls (1995)|
|Alex Cross (2012)||Jack & Jill (1996)|
|Cat and Mouse (1997)|
|Pop Goes the Weasel (1999)|
|Roses Are Red (2000)|
|Violets Are Blue (2001)|
|Four Blind Mice (2002)|
|The Big Bad Wolf (2003)|
|London Bridges (2004)|
|Mary, Mary (2005)|
|Double Cross (2007)|
|Cross Country (2008)|
|Alex Cross' Trial (2009)|
|I, Alex Cross (2009)|
|Cross Fire (2010)|
|Kill Alex Cross (2011)|
|Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (2012)|
|Alex Cross, Run (2013)|
|Cross My Heart (2013)|
|Hope to Die (2014)|
Initially before the release of the 2012 movie “Alex Cross”, James Patterson had plans for a sequel. However, after the film was received negatively by the public and critics, the future is currently unknown. Despite the box office flop, James Patterson is vocal about wanting to adapt “Double Cross” to the big screen. However, despite his comments, nothing concrete is in the making.
If you enjoy the Alex Cross books, you’ll almost certainly enjoy the movies. The actors portray Alex and his partner John Sampson exactly how I had imagined. All of the movies were action packed, and had fun to watch plot twists towards the end. James Patterson did an excellent job of keeping viewers on the edge of their seats until the very end.