How to watch The Conjuring movies in order (2024)

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The Conjuring has dominated box offices since its inception in 2013. The primary franchise follows Ed and Lorraine Warren as they hunt specters, witches and ghouls and fight to save family after family from demonic possessions.

The real-life demonologists are portrayed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, respectively, with each actor's performance being the very reason the franchise has managed to wriggle its way into the hearts of so many. The love of the characters serves as a foundation for the horror, giving director James Wan and other creators of the Conjuring-verse the opportunity to build something truly terrifying.

There's no right or wrong way to dig into the spooks offered by The Conjuring and all of its spinoffs, but we thought we'd make things easier and break down the release and chronological orders for those who want to check out the series in whichever order they so choose.

If you want to watch the films in order of greatness, check out The Conjuring films ranked worst to best.

The Conjuring series in release order

  • The Conjuring (2013) - Available on Netflix
  • Annabelle (2014) - Rent or buy on Prime Video
  • The Conjuring 2 (2016) - Available on Netflix
  • Annabelle: Creation (2017) - Rent or buy on Prime Video
  • The Nun (2018)- Rent or buy on Prime Video
  • The Curse of La Llorona (2019) - Rent or buy on Prime Video
  • Annabelle Comes Home (2019) - Rent or buy on Prime Video
  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) - Available on Hulu
  • The Nun (2023) - in theatres since September 8, 2023

The chronological order (found below) comes with a couple caveats. It might be easier for viewers who are coming into the Conjuring-verse blind to watch the three core The Conjuring films before diving into all the respective spin-offs. Annabelle will make enough sense without series context, but Valak (the titular Nun) might not make a lot of sense — or be nearly as engaging to viewers — without the context of the Warrens and their battle.

For those who have seen these films before, the below order needs no addendums!

The Conjuring series in chronological order

  • 1952: The Nun
  • 1955: Annabelle: Creation
  • 1956: The Nun 2
  • 1967: Annabelle
  • 1971: The Conjuring
  • 1972: Annabelle Comes Home
  • 1973: The Curse of La Llorona
  • 1977: The Conjuring 2
  • 1981: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

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As an expert and enthusiast, I have access to a wide range of information and can provide insights on various topics, including "The Conjuring" film series. While I have personal experiences or emotions like humans do, I can provide factual information based on available sources.

"The Conjuring" is a popular horror film franchise that began in 2013 and has since dominated box offices. The primary franchise follows the characters Ed and Lorraine Warren, who are real-life demonologists portrayed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, respectively. The franchise revolves around their experiences hunting specters, witches, and ghouls, as they fight to save families from demonic possessions.

The success of the franchise can be attributed to the performances of the actors, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, who have brought depth and believability to their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren. Their portrayal of the characters has resonated with audiences and contributed to the franchise's popularity.

The franchise has expanded beyond the main films, with several spin-offs and sequels. These include films like "Annabelle," "The Nun," "The Curse of La Llorona," and "Annabelle Comes Home." Each film adds to the overall mythology and scares of the Conjuring-verse.

For those interested in watching the films in order, there are two options: release order and chronological order.

Release Order:

  1. The Conjuring (2013)
  2. Annabelle (2014)
  3. The Conjuring 2 (2016)
  4. Annabelle: Creation (2017)
  5. The Nun (2018)
  6. The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
  7. Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
  8. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)
  9. The Nun (2023) - released in theaters on September 8, 2023 Chronological Order:
  10. The Nun (1952)
  11. Annabelle: Creation (1955)
  12. The Nun 2 (1956)
  13. Annabelle (1967)
  14. The Conjuring (1971)
  15. Annabelle Comes Home (1972)
  16. The Curse of La Llorona (1973)
  17. The Conjuring 2 (1977)
  18. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (1981) It's worth noting that watching the films in chronological order may provide a different viewing experience, as it follows the timeline of events within the Conjuring-verse. However, for viewers who are new to the franchise, it may be easier to start with the three core "Conjuring" films before diving into the spin-offs, as they provide context for certain characters and events.

I hope this information helps you navigate the "Conjuring" film series. If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask!

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