You might be asking if you need to have a Predator movie marathon before watching Prey. And the answer is definitely YES– butalso NO- we’ll explain. Prey comes first in the Predator franchise, so technically you should watch the other movies after you see Prey. But not all of them. Here are the three must-see Predator movies to watch after Prey to get the full impact of the film. Affiliate Links are included in this post. ps- get the best movie quotes from Prey here!
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Set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, “Prey” is the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior.
She has been raised in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters who roam the Great Plains, so when danger threatens her camp, she sets out to prove herself a worthy hunter.
The prey she stalks, and ultimately confronts, turns out to be a highly evolved alien Predator with a technically advanced arsenal, resulting in a vicious and terrifying showdown between the two adversaries.
3 Must-See Predator Movies To Watch After Prey
Prey is getting great reviews and we think it’s a pretty good slasher/horror/action-adventure flick.
If you want to make sure you get the most out of your latest Predator movie, check out this list of movies to watch after watching Prey.
You can, of course, watch in release order and see these Predator movies before watching Prey. But we think it makes more to watch them after.
This is a chronological order to watching the Prey movies (at least the only ones that are worth watching!).
If you have time for a full Predator movie marathon, GO FOR IT.
But honestly, there are plenty of movies in this franchise that are totally skippable.
Here are the three must-see Predator movies you should watch after Prey.
Prey Comes First Chronologically In The Predator Movies In Order
As noted above, Prey is set 300 years ago on Comanche lands.
So start from the beginning to get the history of The Predator on earth.
The original (and best?) Predator movie is up next.
This one comes 300 years later and pits men against alien, who quickly whittles things down to man vs alien.
It’s a solidly super manly 80s movie, so be prepared to hear it from your Gen Z kids! Eye rolls and groans will ensue. But this one is still a fun watch.
2. Predator Movies After Prey: Predator 2 (1990)
Danny Glover plays a cop hunting a Predator who’s hunting drug dealers in LA.
Honestly, are we sure hunting a bad alien who’s hunting bad humans is actually a bad thing?
This one takes the action out of the jungle and into the streets of Los Angeles.
3. Final Predator Movie To Watch: Predators (2010)
Cold-blooded killers are hunting, well, cold-blooded alien killers.
But this time on an alien planet.
This all-star cast is worth sitting through this one!
What About The Other Predator Movies? How Many Are There?
There are a total of 7 Predator movies in the Franchise.
And you can fully skip 3 of them without any guilt or concerns, trust us.
But here is the full list of Predator movies in release order in case you choose to go back and watch them all:
- Predator (1987)
- Predator 2 (1990)
- Alien vs. Predator (2004)
- Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
- Predators (2010)
- The Predator (2018)
- Prey (2022)
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Patty Holliday is a parent movie reviewer, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews. As a lifelong fangirl and pop culture connoisseur, she’s been creating online since 2009. You can find her work at No-Guilt Disney.com, No-Guilt Fangirl.com, No-Guilt Life, and as host of the top-rated No-Guilt Disney Podcast.