How to Watch the Star Trek Movies in Order

You need multiple streaming subscriptions to watch all 13 movies

What to Know

  • All 13 movies were released chronologically.
  • Search various streaming platforms to stream the movies by release date.
  • Organized by three eras: The Original Series, The Next Generation, and Kelvin Timeline.

Unlike Star Wars, which is housed on Disney+, there’s currently no way to watch all 13 Star Trek movies on a single streaming service. Instead, you need to boldly go (sorry) to multiple platforms in order to watch every movie in the legendary sci-fi franchise.

This article only covers Star Trek movies that were released theatrically. It doesn’t include TV series like The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, or canonical adaptations across other media. Although having knowledge of The Original Star Trek Series and other Star Trek TV series is helpful, it's not essential for enjoying the movies.

A model of the Federation starship USS Enterprise from the original Star Trek series.

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How to Watch the Star Trek Movies in Chronological Order

The Star Trek movies can be separated into three distinct eras. The first era covers the “Prime” timeline started by Gene Roddenberry’s original series from the 1960s and features James T. Kirk and Spock. This era spans six films, beginning with Star Trek: The Motion Picture and ending with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

The second era is spun off from Star Trek: The Next Generation and features characters from that TV series. Fittingly, these are known as The Next Generation films. Finally, the Kelvin timeline kicked off with the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek in 2009. This era is an alternate timeline featuring a significantly different history from the “Prime” universe.

Movie Era Where to Watch
Star Trek: The Motion Picture The Original Series Amazon Prime Sling TV Paramount+
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan The Original Series Amazon Prime Sling TV Paramount+
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock  The Original Series  Amazon Prime Sling TV Paramount+
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home The Original Series  Amazon Prime Sling TV Paramount+ Hoopla
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier  The Original Series  Amazon Prime Sling TV Paramount Plus
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country  The Original Series  Amazon Prime Sling TV  Paramount Plus
Star Trek Generations The Next Generation  Amazon Prime Sling TV Paramount+ Hoopla
Star Trek: First Contact  The Next Generation Amazon Prime Sling TV Paramount+ Hoopla
Star Trek: Insurrection  The Next Generation Amazon Prime Sling TV  Paramount+
Star Trek: Nemesis  The Next Generation Amazon Prime Sling TV Paramount+
Star Trek  Kelvin Timeline  Amazon Prime Fubo DirecTV Sling TV 
Star Trek Into Darkness  Kelvin Timeline  Amazon Prime DirecTV Sling TV Paramount+
Star Trek Beyond  Kelvin Timeline  Hulu Amazon Prime DirecTV Epix Paramount+

If you watch all 13 Star Trek movies in one sitting, it takes you just over 25 hours. But if you add in the seven TV shows, that time climbs to nearly 25 days.

How to Watch the Star Trek Movies in Order of Release

The great thing about Star Trek is that the movies were released chronologically, so you’ll be following the exact same order as above if you want to watch them based on the release date.

The majority of the movies are available to stream on Amazon Prime or Paramount+, but you also need to dip into other services like Fubo or SlingTV to track down the rest.

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