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How to Watch Transformers Movies in Order: Release Date and Chronological

Written by Gabriela Vatu
Published on January 26, 2021

It's been 14 years since we've started enjoying Transformers movies. In all this time, we've gone through quite a few changes of cast, and we've gone up and down through the timeline. Nonetheless, we're here, and we're going to figure out what options we have to watch the Transformers movies in order. 

The Transformers franchise started in the '80s, and it features numerous animated series, games, comic books, toys, and films. The film series started back in 2007 with Michael Bay at the helm. 

In the years that have passed, the movies have become extremely popular. Putting in $1 billion in production for all movies turned into a fantastic $4.8 billion at the box office. While movie critics are not that big fans of the franchise, it's clear that audiences don't really care about that and go to cinemas anyway. 

The cast for the films has included over the years names like Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Jon Voight, Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Peter Cullen, Dylan O'Brien, Tony Todd, Hugo Weaving, and others.

Michael Bay directed the first five films, while Travis Knight took on Bumblebee. 

So, which way to watch the Transformers movies in order? Let's see!

How to Watch Transformers Movies in Order of Release Date?

If you're going to watch the Transformers movies by release date, then you really have a single path here:

Things are pretty simple here as you get to watch the movies in the order the rest of the world did as they came out, and how you probably watched them too. If you're just getting into the franchise, there's also an alternate way to watch the whole thing. 

How to Watch Transformers Movies in Chronological Order?

Next, we're going to list the Transformers movies in the chronological order of their plot. In fact, we recommend you go this route as it may make it easier to understand the actual order of various plot elements. 

Basically, you really want to start with Bumblebee, as it tells the story of how the Autobot ended up on Earth. 

It seems that we're going to see a sequel to the Bumblebee movie in 2022. Plus, a sequel to The Last Knight was also in discussions - but following the not-so-great way the fifth movie was received, it is unclear when this one will come out.

Also, in the summer of 2022, the Transformers: Beast Wars movie was announced. Given the pandemic, it remains to be seen whether the timeline will be respected from here on out. 

Where to Watch Transformers Movies?

Watching the Transformers movies will have you jumping from one platform to the next. Let's see where you can stream the movies right now:

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