How to Watch the Transformers Movies in Order

Watch the duel between the Autobots and the Decepticons in the right order

What to Know

  • To watch in chronological order, start with 2018's Bumblebee, then 2007's Transformers, and 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
  • Next, watch 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon, 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction, and 2017's Transformers: The Last Knight.
  • To watch in release order, the first five movies, beginning in 2007, follow a chronological order; 2018's Bumblebee goes back in time.

This article explains how to watch the Transformers movies in order to get the most complete viewing experience. This article covers the theatrical live-action movies in the Transformers film series. It does not include the animated Transformers television series or The Transformers: The Movie released in 1986, which was a follow-up to the animated kids' show.


No single streaming platform holds all titles in the franchise. You will spot Netflix and a lesser-known streaming platform like Fubo TV on the list.

How to Watch the Transformers Movies in Order of Release

The first Transformers movie was released in 2007. The next four movies in the series followed in chronological order. It's only in 2018 with the release of Bumblebee, the franchise went back in Cybertron time to the Cybertron Civil War. In Earth time, it is the year 1987 when the Autobot called B-127 or Bumblebee crashlands on Earth while on a scouting mission for Optimus Prime.

Bumblebee (or Transformers: Bumblebee) is a spinoff, but you can view it as a prequel too if you want to see how the alien battle came to Earth.

How to Watch the Transformer Movies in Chronological Order

The battle between Autobots, Decepticons, and humans unfolds on the big screen. The story, based on the universally popular Transformers toys, is simple. It is the formulaic battle of good vs. evil, so you won’t have a problem grasping the theme even if you start with any movie.

Movie   Timing Where to Watch
Bumblebee (2018) B-127 (Bumblebee) is on the run from the civil war with Decepticons on their home planet. Optimus Prime sends him on a scouting mission to set up a base on Earth. Here he meets Charlie, the teenage loner and they both forge a bond as they battle the adversaries. Prime Video, Sling TV, Google Play
Transformers (2007) The fabled Allspark artifact is at the center of the battle between the noble Autobots and the evil Decepticons. High-school student Sam Witwicky helps the Autobots stop the Decepticons from destroying mankind. DIRECTV, TBS, TNT
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Two years after the events in the first film, Sam Witwicky is drawn into another battle between the Transformers. Megatron is resurrected and he teams up with an ancient Decepticon called The Fallen. TBS, TNT
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) The Autobots and Decepticons battle it out in a race to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets. Sam Witwicky joins the Autobots in their desperate mission. Prime Video, Google Play
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)  Three years after the last battle, a shadowy government agency is hunting down all Transformers. A bounty hunter from Cybertron aids them while on the lookout for Optimus Prime. Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, a "robotics expert" discovers Optimus and befriends him. Google Play
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Cade Yeager, Bumblebee, an English lord, and an Oxford professor join forces to discover Merlin’s tomb and his staff which is an ancient weapon with the power to destroy Earth. Prime Video
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