How to Watch the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies in Order

Get your Captain Jack fix the right way by watching them in order

What to Know

  • Curse of the Black Pearl > Dead Man's Chest > At World's End > On Stranger Tides > Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • All films are available with bonus content on Disney+ in their respective menus.
  • All films are also available on Amazon, but a lot of bonus content must be rented separately.

This article explains what order to watch all five of the Pirates of the Caribbean films in, and where to find them. You can rent or purchase them all through Amazon Prime Video, or you can stream them and their bonus content on Disney+.

The Pirates of the Caribbean Series in Order

Movie Release date Where to Watch
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 Disney+
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 Disney+
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 Disney+
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 Disney+
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 2017 Disney+

Super Fan? Add the Secret Short Film to Your List

Watching The Pirates of the Caribbean in chronological order is easy if you stick to the main films, but there is a short film that technically acts as a prequel to the entire franchise. Pirates of the Caribbean: Tales of the Code - Wedlocked was only officially released as a special feature on the U.S. 15-disc 3D Blu-ray/2D Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy release that includes the first four films, as well as the UK five-disc set. You can watch Pirates of the Caribbean: Tales of the Code - Wedlocked on YouTube.

The Pirates of the Caribbean films have a total runtime of 726 minutes, so it would take you just over 12 hours to watch them all back to back. That doesn't account for breaks though—which you should definitely do—nor the few precious seconds it takes to navigate from one film to another in Disney+.

As common as it is for big movie franchises to jump around in time, making it all the more complicated for fans who want to watch them in the optimal order, you want to watch Pirates of the Caribbean in chronological order—it matches the chronology of the film universe too.

Starting with the original 2003 release of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, you can watch the Pirates of the Caribbean series in order and not miss out on anything. If you want more, then you might want to check out some of the extras you can find on Disney +. There are heaps of extra and deleted scenes, original trailers, blooper reels, and even CGI scene development shorts that are well worth your time.

When you're finished with Pirates of the Caribbean, consider watching the Star Wars movies in order next. You can use Disney+ for that, too.

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