We know these days folks from across the globe have to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Understand this, our goal in this space is to provide a different service: a list of the top movie franchises on Netflix so you can find a satisfying movie without wasting time with endless scrolling. Movie franchises like MCU, “Fast & Furious”, “Godzilla” or “007” will take a lot of time if viewers want to watch the entire franchise.
Star Wars is a “specialty” of American popular culture with the beginning of the film trilogy in the period 1970s and 1980s. Star Wars has hitherto had countless television works, cartoons, games, novels, and comics follow. If only 9 major movie works about the Skywalker family and two Rogue One side stories (2016) and Solo (2018) are taken into account, the audience needs to spend nearly 25 hours constantly to watch them all.
Star Trek is another sci-fi monument of American popular culture, present on both television and movie theaters. The audience has enjoyed a total of 13 movies alone. The series is about 25 hours long. The future of Star Trek on the big screen was questioned after Star Trek: Beyond (2016) did not achieve the expected revenue.
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Through 23 movies, MCU is the most successful movie franchises of all time. To watch the whole process from Iron Man (2008) to Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019), viewers need to spend more than 50 hours. The MCU was supposed to be extended by Black Widow, but Scarlett Johansson’s solo movie had to be postponed because of Covid-19.
DC superhero universe
Not until 2013 that MCU’s biggest rival officially started with Man of Steel. Experiencing myriad difficulties and criticisms, DCEU has released a total of 8 works, the latest being Birds of Prey (2020). More than 18 hours is the time you need to watch the entire series.
Fox’s mutant series ended after Disney had acquired it in early 2019. In addition to the main storyline with two old and young versions, X-Men also includes sub-stories about Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds). Before waiting for the mutants to re-appear in the MCU, the audience will need more than 24 hours to watch everything Fox has done, from X-Men (2000) to X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019).
The audience now has to wait until November to watch the 25th episode about the pompous spy James Bond. 007 is acknowledged as one of the most successful franchises ever. For more than half a century, the public has witnessed Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig respectively starred in the role of Mr. Bond. To continuously watch all 24 episodes of 007 before No Time to Die is not a simple task, because the audience will have to spend a total of 53 hours.
Fast & Furious
From a hit action movie in 2001, Fast & Furious has grown into a powerful franchise, with 8 main works and a side story. Fast & Furious 9 was supposed to open on May 22 but now moves to 2021 due to Covid-19. With 9 films released, the total duration is over 18 hours. According to Vin Diesel, the main storyline is expected to close in Fast & Furious 10. However, Hobbs & Shaw can continue to stretch as an independent franchisee, according to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Rocky & Creed
Rocky is a boxing series about the character Rocky Balboa associated with the career of Sylvester Stallone. The first episode in 1976 even won an Academy Award for Best Feature Film, which helped open the franchise to this day. Rocky himself has 6 episodes. In 2015, the producer released a series of side stories about the character Aldonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan). Creed has two parts so far, and chapter 3 is on the process. A total of 8 works have been released that require the audience about 15 hours to watchfully.
A series of literary works on the witch boy by J.K. Rowling lasted 7 books, but when she stepped onto the silver screen was made into 8 movies, by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was divided into two parts. 8 film adaptations will cause viewers to spend about 20 hours to watch the whole. In addition, viewers can also take an additional 4 hours to watch two sub-series Fantastic Beasts. The new series is currently not over and is expected to be 5 episodes long.
The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings series is a monument to the fantasy film series, and then the Hobbit series has been added to the screen. If you choose to watch the full franchises, only three films The Lord of the Rings have spent more than 12 hours. For The Hobbit, you’ll need an additional 8 and a half hours.
The Dinosaur Park series has so far spanned 5 parts and is expected to close with Jurassic World: Dominion in the summer of 2021. If you want to review the entire event in the previous 5 episodes, the audience will take about 10 hours sitting in front of the screen. If Dominion is still popular, Universal probably won’t let the series stop here.
Planet of the Apes
The monkey planet series has the first 5 episodes from 1968-1973. By 2001, director Tim Burton restarted the franchise, but the plan only lasted one episode. It was not until 2011 that the series truly revived and added another trilogy. A total of 9 Planet of the Apes movies cost the viewers more than 16 hours.
A monument in the genre of a horror movie (slasher), Halloween was born in 1978. The initial success caused the producers to erode the name, making 7 more episodes. In 2007, the franchise was restarted and got 2 more episodes. However, it was not until 2018, when Halloween returned to the direct sequel of the work in 1978, that the public was thrilled again. Viewers need to “burn” over 17 hours for the 11 Halloween movies released. This year, the brand was extended with Halloween Kills.
A Nightmare of Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street is another horror franchise that has been “worn out” by the manufacturer. The story of the “nightmare of the night” Freddy Krueger began in 1984 and only stopped with the 9th film (including Freddy vs. Jason) in 2010. The entire series is longer than 11 hours.
Friday the 13th
If Freddy Krueger or Michael Myers are mentioned, we can miss out on Jason Voorhees of the bloody series Frida the 13th. The notorious murder in one of the most horrifying franchises in this list has spread panic to generations with 12 works, with a total duration of nearly 19 hours. Since 2009, many producers and directors have attempted to revive Friday the 13th. But so far the plan has still been on the sketch.
Including the entire film produced by both Japan and the US, the “king of monsters” has a total of 35 cinematographic works. The numbers are about to increase by the end of the year thanks to Godzilla vs. Kong. Nearly 57 hours is the time it takes to see the entire franchise. Godzilla currently holds the Guinness record for being the longest film franchise in history.