Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Series Watch Order: How to Watch the Films Chronologically

Most of us are familiar with popular film series like Harry Potter, X-MEN, Twilight, Transformers, and more. One more popular franchise that is loved by people around the world is Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean Series. It introduced us to one of the most iconic film characters: Johhny Depp’s quick-witted pirate lord, Captain Jack Sparrow. The series has 5 full-length feature films and one short film that was released between 2003 and 2017.

For those of you who don’t know the order in which they can watch the Caribbean movies, dive right in.

Chronological/ Watching Order of Pirates of the Caribbean Movies

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

The first Pirates of the Caribbean Movie is Curse of the Black Pearl. It was released in 2003 and focused on the love story of Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth and Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner. Curse of the Black Pearl kickstarted their epic high-seas romance as well as showing how Will and Elizabeth met as children.

  • Starring- Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley & others
  • Director- Gore Verbinski
  • Release Date- 9 July 2003
  • Runtime- 143 minutes
  • Collection- 654.3 million dollars
  • Language- English, Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 8/10

2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

A sequel to the first movie, this was released in 2006 and upped the franchise level of jaw-dropping spectacle. It follows the events of Curse of Black Pearl and fleshes out a significant amount of pre-movie PotC lore. It introduced Will Tuner’s father Bootstrap Bill, and revealed his fate as an eternal servant of the Flying Dutchman under the command of the inimitable Davy Jones.

  • Starring- Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley & others
  • Director- Gore Verbinski
  • Release Date- 7 July 2006
  • Runtime- 151 minutes
  • Collection- 1.066 billion dollars
  • Language- English, Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 7.3/10

3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

The 3rd in the series tied up the initial trilogy and enriched the surprisingly deep mythos, earning 2 Oscar nominations doing so. At World’s End reveals how Davy Jones went from human to octopus sometime between 1600 and 1660 when he fell in love with Calypso and received the Flying Dutchman. This is around the time that he betrayed Calypso and ended up carving out his own heart and locking it in the Dead Man’s Chest. This could have been the end of the Caribbean timeline, two more movies followed.

  • Starring- Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley & others
  • Director- Gore Verbinski
  • Release date- 25 May 2007
  • Runtime- 169 minutes
  • Collection- 963.4 million dollars
  • Language- English, Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 7.1/10

4. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

There was a shift from the 4th movie in the franchise. This one neither features Knightley nor Bloom but has a romantic subplot between mermaid Syrena and missionary Philip. The movie also introduced Angelica, Jack Sparrow’s former love interest. The story focused on the hunt for the Fountain of Youth, and Stranger Tides was another runaway success financially. The 4th movie was released in 2011.

  • Starring- Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz & others
  • Director- Rob Marshall
  • Release Date- 20 May 2011
  • Runtime- 136 minutes.
  • Collection- 1.045 billion
  • Language- English, Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 6.6/10

5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the 5th PotC movie and also the last in the current Pirates of the Caribbean order. It is the most recent installation to date and continues the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise’s use of nautical legends and the supernatural. The story takes place one year after the previous movie, meaning its place in the timeline was 1751. In it, Captain Armando Salazar, a literal pirate hunter seeks revenge, as Jack tricked him into the Devil’s Triangle in 1708. This was ironically also the same year Will Turner was born. The movie was released in 2017.

  • Starring- Johnny Depp, Kaya Scoldelario, & others
  • Director- Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg
  • Release Date- 26 May 2017
  • Runtime- 129 minutes
  • Collection-794.9 million
  • Language- English, Hindi
  • IMDb Rating- 6.5/10

Pirates of the Caribbean Series: Upcoming Movies

Pirates of the Caribbean 6: The Margot Robbie Spinoff

Disney has not officially announced anything about its plans for the Caribbean franchise. There are theories that Pirates of the Caribbean 6 might be a reboot or a spin-off. Back in 2018, Disney confirmed that there will be a new Caribbean movie but no details have been made official to date. It is confirmed that Joachim Ronning will direct the upcoming film and Craig Mazin and Ted Elliot will pen the script.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Margot Robbie Spin-off

Apart from the 6th movie, a franchise spinoff starring Margot Robbie and scripted by Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hodson was announced in 2020. But ever since then, there has been no news about this one as well.


1. Will Jack Sparrow return to the 6th Pirates movie?

No, it has been confirmed that Jack Sparrow will not be returning to the Caribbean 6 film. At the time of the announcement, he was a part of things, but later on parted ways due to unknown reasons.

2. Is there a short film in the Caribbean series?

Yes, Tales of the Code: Wedlocked released in 2011 is a short film that is a part of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series.

3. Where can one watch the 5 Caribbean series films?

The movies can be streamed on the Disney+Hotstar OTT Platform.

4. Are there supernatural elements in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies?

Yes, the Pirates of the Caribbean movies incorporate some supernatural elements, including cursed Aztec gold in the first film, ghostly pirates in the 2nd and 3rd movies, sea monsters like Kraken, and the supernatural reign of Davy Jones Locker including cursed individuals and monstrous sea creatures.

5. What is the total budget of the 5 released movies in the series?

The budget lies between 1.274 billion dollars and 1.364 billion dollars.

6. What is the total collection of the 5 released Caribbean movies?

4.524 billion dollars.

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