The Chronicles of Riddick Movies In Order

The Chronicles of Riddick is an awesome science fiction series that combines edge of your seat action with your imagination to create a one of a kind movie series. It takes place in a fictional universe in a time where man has figured out interplanetary travel. The star of the series is Vin Diesel who plays Riddick, a self-described bad to the bone character who can fight, outwit, and outlast his way through any situation. He’s an ex-con and has used those street smarts to fight even the most seasoned veteran killers. This relatively successful trilogy has grossed over 200 million in box office earnings, and key actors also want to create additional movies as well.

The Riddick series, especially the latest in the trilogy doesn’t really need to be watched in order. In fact, many people who saw the latest release in 2013 were unfamiliar with earlier movies. However, I prefer to watch The Chronical of Riddick movies in order that they were released, chronologically. Even though the beginning of Riddick gives a little pre-face, it’s always optimal to start at the first and work your way down. However, if you’re aren’t looking to invest a lot of time into the series, you can also watch the latest one without starting with the first release.

This series has an interesting past, and most people thought it was dead with the second release in the series. The Chronicles of Riddick which was released in 2004 was definitely considered a box office flop. It drew in roughly the same amount of money that was invested into it, and many thought the series would end there. However, Vin Diesel proceeded to complete the trilogy in 2013 and it saw enough success to warrant a potential fourth film. Earlier this year Diesel expressed his interest in creating a new film, but no concrete dates were given.


I really enjoyed the premise of this series and the tough guy role that Vin Diesel played. I’m typically not a fan of space movies like Star Trek or Star Wars, but the intergalactic criminal aspect of these films was really a turn on for me. I think Diesel did an excellent job at portraying Riddick and it definitely exceeded my expectations.

While this movie series didn’t exactly receive the warmest welcome, I enjoyed it for the most part. The first movie Pitch Black, and the latest were probably the best. The second in the series definitely left something to be desired. Either way, with the success of the latest film, and Diesel’s interest in continuing the series, it’s likely we’ll see a fourth movie. If you’re trying to get into this trilogy, I suggest watching the first one, and finishing it out in order by release date.

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18 Comments

  1. Steve Starr February 21, 2017
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    We’ll put it this way I have 1 Pitch Black in VHS, 2 in DVD, 2 VHS Chronicles of Riddick 3 in DVD and 2 Riddicks in DVD I think I almost wore out the pitch black VHS and have watched all the DVDs at least 10 times. I guess you could say nobody love’s the Chronicles of Riddick movies more than me , I’m certainly hoping and waiting for the fourth one too come out soon, I can hardly wait.

  2. Steve January 12, 2017
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    Bring on more Riddick _ please!

  3. AZ August 27, 2016
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    I have all three dvd / blue ray movies. Watched them over and over., amazing!!! Can’t wait to see 4th and 5th movies soon..

  4. Anthony January 23, 2016
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    All 3 are pretty gud as far as they go, chronicles is best for me thou !! Riddick ‘s a cool dude you gotta admit : He did a great job too !!!!
    Let’s have more of Vin the man :
    Ant.

  5. Justin January 10, 2016
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    The Riddick series is one of my all time favorite movie series. I even like the animated short movie dark fury. I can’t say how many times I just sat and watched them all in order, that’s the only way to see them in my opinion. Vin Diesel is a total badass, I love the whole thing with his eyes.

  6. Simstim December 20, 2015
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    I watched each movie over and over, that’s how much I enjoyed them. I believe perfect casting, set designs and story lines. No this is not like any other movie/series. This has a completely unique feel with Vin Diesel, being blind and almost genius and abilities to survive are basic yet satisfying. Super-Curious

    Just this week I watched “Riddick” back to back on TV!

  7. anthony butera (@anthonybutera5) December 20, 2015
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    Vin Diesel as Riddick reminds me of my favorite cowboy actor Yule Brenner. The Riddick series has a modern science fiction feel that Brenner’s characters always portrayed in the western films of his day.

  8. sean powers December 9, 2015
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    i would love to see another Riddick. I read they were not only making a 4th but a 5th as well and being a Riddick fan that got me excited. so im really looking forward to the series continueing. and seeing Riddick put an end to his aganizing pain and suffer from being hunted his whole and finds peace

  9. Shirley Little October 25, 2015
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    I love all of them and am looking forward to more. I liked the 2nd movie very much as you learned more about where he came from and why he is so “indestructible.”

  10. ports October 13, 2015
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    Waiting to visit the underverse

  11. Maxamillion October 12, 2015
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    Riddick!!…. We all stand in anticipation for your next galactic action packed block buster…. Bring it on …. And hurry up…

  12. Darrin Miller August 28, 2015
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    To my surprise I really enjoyed these movies. I’m usually not into the indestructable anti-hero type science-fiction movies, but there is something about the Riddick character and the movies that I find entertaining. I will buy all three for sure.

  13. sonja sharp July 21, 2015
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    I got into the series awhile ago but in a disjointed manner. This type of series really appeals to me, moreover, I think that vin Diesel is underestimated in his ability to portray character depth and development. I sincerely I hope we get some more ..”bad days, and some more legendary bad days. And [that] the whole damn planet wants […more] piece[s] of [him]”. Roll on number 5…or 4 depending on viewpoint!!!!!

  14. Archer July 18, 2015
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    Honestly i thought Chronicles Of Riddick was the best with Pitch Black following as second. The 2013 Riddick was sort of disappointing. Either way looking for a fourth!!! Great part Vin Diesel has had in this series! Definately one of my favorite “badass tough guy” series.

  15. Grinandbearit July 1, 2015
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    Want more of the animal side great series

  16. pat June 13, 2015
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    I enjoyed watching all of them plus I also went and got them so that we all can watch them and enjoy them.

  17. Hendrina Engelbrecht May 14, 2015
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    I LOVED THEM ALL!!!! Vin Diesel makes any movie EPIC!!!!!! A 4th movie will definitely be welcomed by me!!!

  18. Vance A. Adams March 1, 2015
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    Vintage Diesel was excellent in portrayal of Riddick, bringing constancy to the character throughout the series. The film was successful in presenting a high level of energy; supplying continuing action which did not suppress the development of the plot. The presentation of the fourth installment will be widely anticipated.

What did you think of the series?