Saw Movies In Order

The Saw movie series by Lions Gate Entertainment has been terrifying its dedicated fan base for over 10 years now.  Since 2004, this horror and torture ridden film has been making fans cringe on the edge of their seat.  With seven films, a series of video games, and even a comic, it’s clear that fans like gore.  These films, considering their popularity had a relatively low budget.  However, that didn’t stop them from grossing almost a billion dollars at the worldwide box office.  This series has since went on to become legendary among people who enjoy horror flicks, on par with Friday the 13th and The Exorcist.

Like most long series, it’s necessary to watch the Saw movies in order.  Later movies have flash backs to prequels, and assume you know certain aspects of the story line.  However, I will say it’s not the end of the world if you do watch them out of order.  Each movie is technically a standalone, meaning it has its own plot line.  With that said, the story does evolve and characters do develop over the series, and you will definitely be more in the loop if you watch them in chronological order.

If you have not seen Saw, and like gore movies, this is on the top of the charts.  Without revealing too much, the movie is about a civil engineer who lost his child in a tragic accident.  He then distanced himself from everyone he knew and loved.  He was diagnosed with cancer and realized he was wasting his life away, and saw many people doing the same.  He decided to try and help people by either killing them, or making them fight to survive, thus giving meaning to their currently useless lives.


The Saw movie series was pretty successful, each film grossing about 100 million worldwide.  Not massive, but the budget for each of these flicks was capped at around 10 million.  While the movies were considered successful, they were not warmly received.  In fact, the highest Rotten Tomato rating any of the movies got is a 48%, with some of them in single digit territory.

This series has worked its way into popular culture with video games, comics, and even theme park rides.  Saw II: Flesh and Blood was released for Xbox 360 and Play Station 3, and was an attempt to boost sales for the upcoming 3d movie release.  In Thorpe Park in the UK, there is a ride that has a theme based on the actual films.  In fact, there are multiple rides all over the country, another notable one being at Universal Studios.

Despite your feelings about the film, it’s clear that Saw has carved its way into movie history.  Anyone who’s a fan of horror movies is sure to have seen this gory series.  With comics, games, and even a short film, this wildly popular franchise is here to stay.  Remember, you should probably watch them in the order in which they were released, but it’s not the end of the world if you do not!

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