How to watch Indiana Jones movies in order, both chronologically and by release date In Search of the Lost Ark (198.Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (198.Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (198.Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (200. Few people realize that the original Indiana Jones movies weren't released in the right order. Indiana Jones has been capturing ancient artifacts and our hearts for more than 40 years. The iconic film series directed by Steven Spielberg is known for its exaggerated plot lines, action-packed scenes and suspenseful John Williams' themed music.
Of course, Harrison Ford's character khaki wardrobe, wide-brimmed hat, and mischievous smile are also quite memorable. The Indiana Jones franchise is a collection of films like no other, made up of the original film plus three sequels of films that somehow don't disappoint viewers. Every archaeological adventure and every victory over the villains serves as a reminder that Indy is, and always will be, the most heroic fictional crusade in the world. This fan-favorite sequel is all about keeping up with the Jones Indiana Jones and their father, Henry Jones Sr.
After Indy's first encounter with the evil Nazis, they have returned to find the Holy Grail and kidnapped Henry along the way. Now, it's up to Indy to save his father and the world. In the definitive Indiana Jones movie, Indiana competes against a group of Nazis to find a religious relic, which would help the Nazis dominate the world. It doesn't include TV movies, TV series like The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, or animations like The Adventures of Indiana Jones.
Harrison Ford even appears in one episode (Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues) as Indiana Jones. The original Indiana Jones movie, often known simply as In Search of the Lost Ark (as originally released), is where it all began for Indiana (although it is set in 1936, a year after Temple of Doom). Despite being the second Indiana Jones film released, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a prequel to the original film (set in 193), making it the first in the franchise chronologically. One would think that this television series based on the adventures of a young Indiana Jones would come first chronologically, but the series actually takes place in the 90s, with an elderly Indiana (George Hall) starting each episode recalling an adventure from his youth.
Originally released as In Search of the Lost Ark, the first Indiana Jones film was later marketed as Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was the second Indiana Jones movie released, but it's actually the first on the timeline.