Chucky Movies In Order: All Child's Play Series In Details

Written By Charles Eames
Last updated: November 18, 2022

Its been 32 years since the first Child Play movie was released in 1988. Chucky is a doll possessed by the soul of Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer better known as "The Lakeshore Strangler."

After being mortally wounded in a police chase, Ray uses voodoo to transfer his soul into a Good Guys doll in order to escape death. The doll is then bought by six-year-old Andy Barclay, who becomes Chucky's first victim.

With a runtime of thirty years, the franchise currently consists of eight movies, including the upcoming ninth movie. All movies in the franchise are directed by Don Mancini, who also wrote the script for all of them.

The Chucky movie has a perfect mix of horror, comedy, and suspense, which is one of the main reasons for its popularity. The franchise has been a great success commercially as well as critically.

The Chucky Movie Series is a series of American horror films created by Don Mancini. The films focus on the fictional character Chucky, a murderous doll who comes to life through a voodoo ritual. The series is one of the most popular and enduring in the horror genre, with eight films released to date. 

The first film in the series, Child's Play, was released in 1988. After the release of the second film, Child's Play 2, the series took a hiatus for six years. It returned in 1996 with Child's Play 3 and has been released semi-regularly since then, with a new film every three to five years. The most recent film in the series, Child's Play Reboot, was released in 2019.

List of Every Single Chucky Movie in Release Order

Chucky Movies In Order
  1. Child's Play (1988)
  2. Child's Play 2 (1990)
  3. Child's Play 3 (1991)
  4. Bride of Chucky (1998)
  5. Seed of Chucky (2004)
  6. Curse of Chucky (2013)
  7. Cult of Chucky (2017)
  8. Child's Play (2019)

Child's Play (1988)

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Director: Tom Holland | Writers: Don Mancini, Tom Holland, John Lafia | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, and Brad Dourif | Country of origin: United States | Runtime: The runtime of the movie is 1 hour and 27 minutes. | Release Date: November 9, 1988 | Language: The language is English. | Genres: The movie genres are horror and thriller. | Filming | Locations: Brewster Building Apartments - 2800 N. Pine Grove Avenue, Lake View, Chicago, Illinois, USA | Production Companies: United Artists | Budget: The budget of the movie was $9 million. | Box Office: The film grossed $44 million.

The first movie in the series is Child's Play which was released in 1988. The movie's plot revolves around a mother who buys her son a doll for his birthday, not knowing that the soul of a serial killer possesses the doll.

The movie was directed by Tom Holland and written by Don Mancini, Tom Holland, and John Lafia. It stars Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, and Brad Dourif. The movie was a huge commercial success, grossing $44 million on a budget of $9 million. It was also well-received by critics and is considered a classic in the horror genre.

It is the first installment in the Child's Play franchise and follows a mother who gives her son a doll that the soul of a serial killer possesses. Charles Lee Ray is a serial killer who uses voodoo to transfer his soul into a Good Guys doll.

The story starts when Karen Barclay (Catherine Hicks) buys her son Andy (Alex Vincent) a Good Guys doll for his birthday, not knowing that Charles Lee Ray has transferred his soul into the doll.

Things get worse when the doll comes to life and starts killing people. Everyone blames Karen, and she starts to believe that maybe the doll is alive. Andy is the only one who knows that Chucky is responsible for the killings. Andy tells everyone that Chucky is responsible, but nobody believes him.

When Karen notices that Chucky is trying to kill Andy, she takes him to a voodoo priestess named Maggie (Dinah Manoff), who tells her that the only way to stop Chucky is to destroy his body. Karen destroys the doll, but Charles Lee Ray's soul escapes and enters into another Good Guys doll.

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Child's Play 2 (1990)

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Director: John Lafia | Writer: Don Mancini | Stars: Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise, and Brad Dourif | Country of origin: United States | Runtime: The runtime of the movie is 1 hour and 25 minutes. | Release Date: November 9, 1990 | Language: The language is English. | Genres: The movie genres are horror and thriller. | Filming Locations: 323 N. Canal Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA | Production Companies: Universal Pictures | Budget: The budget of the movie was $13 million. | Box Office: The film grossed $35 million.

The second movie in the series is Child's Play 2, which was released in 1990. The movie picks up two years after the events of the first film. It follows Andy Barclay as he is placed in a foster home, and Chucky returns to terrorize him once again.

The movie was directed by John Lafia and written by Don Mancini. It stars Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise, and Brad Dourif. The movie was a commercial success, grossing $35 million on a budget of $13 million.

The movie starts with Charles Lee Ray's soul entering into a new Good Guys doll. The doll is then sent to a toy store, where it is bought by Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent).

Two years have passed since the first movie's events, and Karen Barclay (Catherine Hicks) has died. Andy is now in the custody of his foster mother, Joanne Simpson (Jenny Agutter).

Chucky starts to kill people again, and everyone blames Andy. Even Joanne starts to believe that Andy is responsible for the killings. Andy knows that Chucky is alive and is responsible for the killings, but nobody believes him.

Chucky starts his game of death again, and this time he wants to kill Andy. When Chucky tries to transfer his soul to Andy, Andy's friend Kyle (Christine Elise) comes to his rescue and destroys Chucky's body. Charles Lee Ray's soul then enters into a doll called Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly).

Afterward, Tiffany and Chucky marry and have a child together, a doll called Glen (Billy Boyd).

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Child's Play 3 (1991)

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Director: Jack Bender | Writer: Don Mancini | Stars: Justin Whalin, Perrey Reeves, Jeremy Sylvers, Travis Fine, and Brad Dourif | Country of origin: United States | Runtime: The runtime of the movie is 1 hour and 30 minutes. | Release Date: August 30, 1991 | Language: The language is English. | Genres: The movie genres are horror and thriller. | Filming Locations: Kemper Military School - 702 Third Street, Boonville, Missouri, USA | Production Companies: Universal Pictures | Budget: The budget for the movie was $13 million. | Box Office: The film grossed $20 million.

The third movie in the series is Child's Play 3, which was released in 1991. The movie picks up eight months after the events of the second film. It follows Andy Barclay as he is sent to a military school, and Chucky escapes from the toy factory to once again try to transfer his soul into Andy's body.

The movie was directed by Jack Bender and written by Don Mancini. It stars Justin Whalin, Perrey Reeves, Jeremy Sylvers, Travis Fine, and Brad Dourif. The movie was a commercial success, grossing $20 million on a budget of $13 million.

This movie takes place eight years after the events of the second movie. Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) is now a teenager and is in military school.

One day, Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) and Chucky (Brad Dourif) break into the military school to find Andy so that they can transfer their souls into his body. They find out that Andy has been transferred to a juvenile detention center.

Tiffany and Chucky find Andy at the detention center, and Tiffany tries to transfer her soul into his body, but she is unsuccessful. Chucky then takes over and transfers his soul into Andy's body.

As Charles Lee Ray, Chucky starts killing people again. When the military police start to investigate, they find out that Chucky is responsible for the killings.

They finally catch up to Chucky and shoot him. However, Charles Lee Ray's soul escapes from Andy's body and enters into a doll called The Good Guy.

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Bride of Chucky (1998)

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Director: Ronny Yu | Writer: Don Mancini | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile, and Brad Dourif | Country of origin: United States, Canada | Runtime: The runtime of the movie is 1 hour and 29 minutes. | Release Date: October 16, 1998 | Language: The language is English. | Genres: The movie genres are comedy, horror, and thriller. | Filming Locations: 45 Parliament Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Midwinter Productions Inc | Budget: The budget of the movie was $25 million. | Box Office: The film grossed $50 million.

The fourth movie in the series is Bride of Chucky, which was released in 1998. The movie follows Chucky and his girlfriend Tiffany as they try to transfer their souls into human bodies. The movie was directed by Ronny Yu and written by Don Mancini. It stars Jennifer Tilly, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile, and Brad Dourif. The movie was a commercial success, grossing $50 million on a budget of $25 million.

Tiffany Valentine is the former girlfriend of Charles Lee Ray. After Charles Lee Ray's soul enters The Good Guy doll, Tiffany finds the doll and takes it back to her apartment.

Tiffany then uses voodoo to transfer Charles Lee Ray's soul into the doll. The doll then comes to life and becomes Chucky.

Tiffany and Chucky then go on a killing spree. They kill Tiffany's ex-boyfriend, Damien Baylock (Nick Stabile), and then they kidnap a young woman named Jade (Kirsten Dunst).

Jade manages to escape from Tiffany and Chucky, but she is eventually caught by them again. Tiffany and Chucky take Jade back to their apartment, where they plan to transfer their souls into her body.

However, the police arrive and shoot Tiffany. Chucky then transfers his soul into Jade's body.

Both of them want to become humans again, so they go to a voodoo priestess named Mama Odie (Jenifer Lewis) for help. Mama Odie tells them they need to find the "Heart of Damballa" to become human again.

Tiffany and Chucky then go on a search for the "Heart of Damballa." However, they are followed by the police and by Damien Baylock (who has been resurrected as a zombie).

In the end, Tiffany and Chucky are both killed, and their souls are sent to hell.

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Seed of Chucky (2004)

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Director: Don Mancini | Writer: Don Mancini | Stars: Billy Boyd, Jennifer Tilly, Redman, Hannah Spearitt, John Waters, and Brad Dourif | Country of origin: United States | Runtime: The runtime of the movie is 1 hour and 27 minutes.| Release Date: November 12, 2004 | Language: The languages are English and Japanese. | Genres: The movie genres are comedy, horror, and thriller. | Filming Locations: Bucharest, Romania | Production Companies: Rogue Pictures, David Kirschner Productions, Castel Film Romania | Budget: The budget of the movie was $12 million. | Box Office: The film grossed $24 million.

The fifth movie in the series Seed of Chucky was released in 2004. The movie follows Chucky and Tiffany's son Glen as he tries to find out about his parents. The movie was directed by Don Mancini and written by Don Mancini. It stars Billy Boyd, Jennifer Tilly, Redman, Hannah Spearitt, John Waters, and Brad Dourif. The movie was a commercial success, grossing $24 million on a budget of $12 million.

The bride of Chucky ends with the birth of a doll called Glen. Glen is then sent to live with his grandmother, Joan Rivers (yes, that Joan Rivers).

One day, Glen sees a commercial for a movie called "Chucky Goes Postal." He then decides to go to Hollywood to find his parents.

When he gets to Hollywood, he finds out that his parents are dead. However, he meets up with Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) and Chucky (Brad Dourif).

Tiffany and Chucky tell Glen that they want to transfer their souls into human bodies so that they can be together again. They also tell Glen that he needs to help them in order to become human again.

Chucky wants their child to be a Boy, but Tiffany wants their child to be a Girl. They then have a fight, and Glen runs away. While Glen is running away, he is hit by a car, and his soul enters into a toy called "Strawberry Shortcake."

Tiffany and Chucky find out that Glen's soul is now in the Strawberry Shortcake doll. They then go to Joan Rivers' house to get the doll.

However, when they get there, they find out that Joan Rivers has been killed by her daughter, Melissa (Valerie Lemercier). Tiffany and Chucky then take Melissa hostage and force her to take them to Hollywood so that they can find their son.

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Curse of Chucky (2013)

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Director: Don Mancini | Writer: Don Mancini | Stars: Chantal Quesnelle, Fiona Dourif, Jordan Gavaris, and Danielle Bisutti | Country of origin: United States, Canada | Runtime: The runtime of the movie is 1 hour and 37 minutes. | Release Date: September 24, 2013, | Language: The language is English. | Genres: The movie genres are horror and thriller. | Filming Locations: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | Production Companies: Universal 1440 Entertainment | Budget: The budget of the movie was $5 million. | Box Office: The film grossed $13 million.

The sixth movie in the series is Curse of Chucky, which was released in 2013. The movie follows Chucky as he terrorizes a family. The movie was directed by Don Mancini and written by Don Mancini. It stars Chantal Quesnelle, Fiona Dourif, Jordan Gavaris, and Danielle Bisutti. The movie was a commercial success, grossing $13 million on a budget of $5 million.

The movie starts when a mysterious package arrives at the house of Nica (Fiona Dourif). The package is a doll, and it is addressed to Nica's daughter, Barb (Danielle Bisutti).

Nica's mother, Sarah (Chantal Quesnelle), tells Nica that she needs to get rid of the doll. However, Nica decides to keep the doll, and she gives it to her daughter.

That night, Barb's husband, Ian (Miguel Sandoval), comes home, and the doll kills him. The next day, Sarah is also killed by the doll.

Nica then starts to suspect that the doll is responsible for the deaths. She takes the doll to a police station and asks for help from a detective named Mike (Brennan Elliott).

However, the doll escapes from the police station and goes back to Nica's house. Nica's niece, Alice (Summer H. Howell), is home alone, and the doll starts to kill her.

Nica comes home, and she finds her niece's dead body. She then decides to destroy the doll. However, the doll comes back to life, and it attacks Nica. Nica then falls out of a window and is paralyzed from the waist down.

The doll then takes Nica hostage and returns her to its home, an abandoned amusement park. The doll plans to transfer its soul into Nica's body so that it can have a human form.

However, Nica's family and friends come to rescue her. They battle the doll, and they eventually destroy it. Nica is then able to walk again and reunite with her daughter.

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Cult of Chucky (2017)

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Director: Don Mancini | Writer: Don Mancini | Stars: Allison Dawn Doiron, Alex Vincent, Fiona Dourif, Michael Therriault, Brad Dourif, and Summer H. Howell | Country of origin: United States, Canada | Runtime: The runtime of the movie is 1 hour and 31 minutes. | Release Date: October 3, 2017 | Language: The language is English. | Genres: The movie genres are horror and thriller. | Filming Locations: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | Production Companies: Universal 1440 Entertainment | Budget: The budget for the movie was $5 million. | Box Office: The film grossed $13 million.

The seventh movie in the series is Cult of Chucky, which was released in 2017. The movie follows Chucky as he terrorizes a group of people. The movie was directed by Don Mancini and written by Don Mancini. It stars Allison Dawn Doiron, Alex Vincent, Fiona Dourif, Michael Therriault, Brad Dourif, and Summer H. Howell. The movie was a commercial success, grossing $13 million on a budget of $5 million.

Jenifer delivers a Chucky doll to Andy and another Chucky doll to a psychiatric hospital. Andy gives the doll to his daughter, Kyla (Alex Vincent), as a present.

At the psychiatric hospital, the patients start to believe that a real demon possesses the Chucky doll. The patients then start to treat the doll like it is a real person.

The doctor in charge of the hospital, Dr. Foley (Michael Therriault), starts to believe that the patients are right, and he decides to perform an exorcism on the doll. However, the exorcism goes wrong, and Dr. Foley is killed.

One of the patients, Nica (Fiona Dourif), becomes possessed by Chucky's spirit. She then starts to kill people in the hospital. The other patients are then transferred to a different hospital.

Nica is put in a straightjacket and sent to a maximum security asylum. Chucky then starts to kill people in the asylum. He also finds out that Andy is now married and he has a daughter.

Chucky then decides to go after Andy's family. He kills Andy's wife, and he takes his daughter hostage. However, Andy comes to rescue his daughter, and he destroys Chucky's doll's body.

Chucky's spirit then enters the body of one of the patients in the asylum, Jennifer Tilly (Jennifer Tilly). He then escapes from the asylum with Nica, and they go to find Andy.

Andy confronts Chucky, and he destroys Chucky's human body. However, Chucky's spirit then enters Andy's body. The movie ends with Andy possessed by Chucky's spirit.

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Child's Play (2019)

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Director: Lars Klevberg | Writer: Tyler Burton Smith, Don Mancini, and John Lafia | Stars: Ben Daon, Zahra Anderson, Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, and Tim Matheson | Country of origin: United States | Runtime: The runtime of the movie is 1 hour and 30 minutes. | Release Date: June 21, 2019 | Language: The languages are English and Vietnamese | Genres: The movie genres are drama, horror, and sci-fi. | Filming Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Production Companies: Orion Pictures, BRON Studios, KatzSmith Productions | Budget: The budget of the movie was $10 million. | Box Office: The film grossed $44 million.

The eighth movie in the series Child's Play was released in 2019. After moving to a new city, young Andy Barclay receives a Chucky doll as a birthday present.

The movie was directed by Lars Klevberg and written by Tyler Burton Smith, Don Mancini, and John Lafia. It stars Ben Daon, Zahra Anderson, Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, and Tim Matheson. The movie was a commercial success, grossing $14 million on a budget of $10 million.

After the last movie in Chucky Franchise, we have a new storyline with different characters.

Karen Barclay (Aubrey Plaza) buys her son, Andy (Gabriel Bateman), a doll for his birthday. However, she quickly realizes that the spirit of a serial killer possesses the doll.

The doll, Chucky (voiced by Mark Hamill), starts to kill people. He also starts to terrorize Andy and Karen. However, Karen does not believe that the doll is responsible for the murders.

Chucky then kidnaps Andy and takes him to an abandoned warehouse. Chucky plans to transfer his soul into Andy's body so that he can have a human form.

However, Karen comes to rescue her son, and she battles Chucky. Karen is able to destroy Chucky's doll body. However, Chucky's spirit then enters a nearby electronic device.

The movie ends with Chucky's spirit still alive, and he vows to get revenge on Karen and Andy.

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Movies in order by IMDB Rating

MoviesRating on IMDB
Child's Play (1988)6.6/10
Child's Play 2 5.9/10
Child's Play 3 5.1/10
Bride of Chucky 5.5/10
Seed of Chucky 4.8/10
Curse of Chucky 5.6/10
Cult of Chucky 5.2/10
Child's Play (2019)5.7/10

Child's Play Franchise (Movies, Short Films, and Television Shows)

Besides Main Eight Movies in the series, there is also a short film and a television show that is part of the Child's Play franchise.

"Child's Play: The TV Series" was a television show that aired for one season in 1988. It was based on the first movie in the series.

"Child's Play 3: Look Who's Stalking" is a short film that was released in 1991. It is set between the second and third movies in the series.

Here is the list of all Movies, Short Films, and Television Shows in the order of their release :

  1. Child's Play (1988) – Movie
  2. Child's Play 2 (1990) – Movie
  3. Child's Play 3 (1991) – Movie
  4. Bride of Chucky (1998) – Movie
  5. The seed of Chucky (2004) – Movie
  6. Chucky's Vacation Slides (2005) – Short Film
  7. Curse of Chucky (2013) – Movie
  8. Chucky Invades (2013) – Short Film
  9. Cult of Chucky (2017) – Movie
  10. Child's Play (2019) – Reboot Movie
  11. Television Series (2021) – Television series

Other Movies Like Chucky Series

  • The Conjuring Universe Movies
  • Paranormal Activity Movies
  • Final Destination Movies
  • Scream Movies
  • Evil Dead Movies
  • Insidious Movies
  • The Purge Movies
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Movies
  • Saw Movies

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FAQs

Are All of The Chucky Movies Part of The Same Series?

Yes, all of the Chucky movies are part of the same series. The first movie in the series is Child's Play, and the most recent movie is Cult of Chucky. So far, there have been seven Chucky movies released.

Do You Need To Watch Chucky Movies In Order?

No, you don't need to watch the Chucky movies in order. However, it is recommended that you watch them in order so you can follow the storyline.

What Is The Best Order To Watch Chucky Movies In?

The best order to watch the Chucky movies is the order of their release.

What are the Chucky movies about?

The Chucky movies are about a doll possessed by a serial killer's spirit. The doll then goes on a killing spree.

Do all of the Chucky movies have the same cast?

No, all of the Chucky movies do not have the same cast. However, some of the main characters, such as Chucky and Andy, appear in all of the movies.

Do All Of The Chucky Movies Take Place In The Same Timeline?

No, not all of the Chucky movies take place in the same timeline. For example, the 2019 reboot movie is not part of the original timeline.

What Is The Best Chucky Movie?

The best Chucky movie is Cult of Chucky. It is the most recent movie in the series and the highest-rated movie in the series.

What Is The Worst Chucky Movie?

The worst Chucky movie is Child's Play 3. It is the third movie in the series and has the lowest rating of all the Chucky movies.

Are The Chucky Movies Connected?

Yes, all of the Chucky movies are connected. They are all part of the same series.

Do I Need To Watch The Child's Play TV Series?

No, you don't need to watch the Child's Play TV series. It is not connected to the other Chucky movies.

Do The Chucky Movies Have Any Sequels?

No, the Chucky movies do not have any sequels. However, there are seven movies in the series.

Do The Chucky Movies Have Any Remakes?

No, the Chucky movies do not have any remakes. However, the 2019 movie is a reboot of the original movie.

Conclusion

The child's play series tells the story of a possessed doll that goes on a killing spree. The franchise includes eight movies, a short film, and a television show. The best movie in the series is Cult of Chucky, and the worst movie is Child's Play 3. You don't need to watch the Chucky movies in order, but it is recommended so that you can follow the storyline. 

In this article, we have listed all of the Chucky movies in order of their release. We have also answered some frequently asked questions about the Chucky movies. So, if you are a fan of the Chucky movies or are looking for a list of all the Chucky movies in order, this article is for you.

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