The Resident Evil Movies in Order for Horror Fans


The Resident Evil movies in order are a horror-action film series loosely based on the Capcom survival horror video game series of the same name. These resident evil movies in order on Netflix have been distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment since 2002 and produced by Screen Gems.

There are six resident evil movies in the series, with one more slated for release. This post will be discussing these resident evil animated movies from oldest to newest.

Let’s get to the details.

Resident Evil (2002)

Resident Evil (2002)

Director: Paul W. S. Anderson

Writer: Paul W. S. Anderson

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Eric Mabius, Michelle Rodriguez

Alice awakes in Raccoon City’s underground lab with her new abilities and no memory of who she is or how she got there. When the T-Virus starts spreading throughout the city, everyone that gets infected turns into a zombie. Alice is now the only person who can stop this infection before everyone in Raccoon City turns into flesh-eating monsters.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

Resident Evil Apocalypse (2004)

Director: Alexander Witt

Writer: Paul W. S. Anderson

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Eric Mabius

When Alice returns to where the nightmare began in Raccoon City, she finds that the Umbrella Corporation is up to no good once again. This time they are testing their new T-virus on the inhabitants of Raccoon City. With more Alice clones lurking around and a brand new foe, Umbrella’s deadliest bioweapon yet, it seems that everywhere you turn, an enemy is waiting to attack.

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

Resident Evil Extinction (2007)

Director: Russell Mulcahy

Writer: Paul W. S. Anderson

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter

After a rescue mission in the Nevada desert goes wrong, Alice finds herself alone in Las Vegas to face an army of deadly zombie mutants. These zombies are the ones created by Umbrella’s T-virus. She must team up with a group of survivors to escape the city before being destroyed by a nuclear bomb. Please note that this was the first Resident Evil film not based on any game in the series and also introduced Alice’s clone, Becky, into the franchise.

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

Resident Evil Afterlife (2010)

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Writer: Paul W. S. Anderson

Cast: Ali Larter, Milla Jovovich, Wentworth Miller

Alice returns to find that the T-virus has spread throughout Los Angeles, turning everyone into flesh-eating zombies. Now it is up to her, Claire, Chris Redfield, and remaining survivors to escape the city before the military destroys it. This Resident Evil was the first Resident Evil film to be filmed in native stereoscopic sound and presented in RealD Cinema. It is also the first one not based on a video game and draws inspiration from the book Extinction: The Final Chapter.

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Resident Evil Retribution (2012)

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Writer: Paul W. S. Anderson

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez

After saving the life of her former enemy Jill Valentine from Wesker’s control, Alice joins a team to travel around the world to find those responsible for the outbreak. They will uncover dark secrets during their travels and fight a war against an evil that threatens to destroy the entire human race. Retribution was the first film in the franchise to be released on IMAX. It also introduced new characters like Leon S. Kennedy, Rebecca Chambers, and Ada Wong into this series.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Resident Evil The Final Chapter (2016)

Director: Paul W.S Anderson

Writer: Paul W. S. Anderson

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Iain Glen

In this Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Movie, Alice is approached by the Red Queen, who tells her that she must return to where it all began if she wants to survive. In Raccoon City, zombies have taken over, and the entire city is now a giant trap. They must escape this trap before the T-virus spreads to the rest of the world. This was Jovovich’s final film as Alice due to her contract with Screen Gems/Sony Pictures after filming wrapped up.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City ( For Release)

Resident Evil Welcome to Racoon City ( For Release in 2021)

Director: Johannes Roberts

Writer: Johannes Roberts

Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Robbie Amell, Hannah-John Kamell

This is an upcoming film which is set to be released later this year. The movie is based on the first two Resident Evil plays and explains how Racoon City changed from a dynamic city to a Midwestern town. It also describes how the city became from ground zero on the T-virus break. Make sure to watch it once it releases in November 2021.


The resident evil movies in sequence are among the films you need to watch in 2022 and beyond. You can watch the Resident Evil movies in order on Netflix, starting with the first movie: The Resident Evil, produced in 2002, to the latest one released: Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City (2021). This will ensure you get the flow of the story and enjoy every bit of the movie.

Joshua Garner

Joshua calls himself nerd+geek who is also passionate about football. He enjoys comics, animes, and science fiction. He finds his comfort in writing about suspense, thrillers and science fiction shows and movies.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *