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The Best Movies From The 'Divergent' Franchise

Updated July 13, 2020 108 votes 39 voters 1.2k views3 items

There is no doubt that all these movies are classics or at least memorable but one of them has to be the best of the Divergent movies, based on the worldwide best selling novels. Will it be the first Divergent film that started it all in 2014 or maybe one of the sequels in the series such as Insurgent that will make it to the top of the list?

If you've ever asked yourself, how many Divergent movies are there? Or, what is the second Divergent movie? Look below to see all the films featuring your favorite dystopian society listed with the year they were released so you can watch them chronologically or in order of best to worst. While it looks as though the Divergent series is done, fans can still hold out hope with the rash of reboots and franchise revivals that are currently being put out by Hollywood.

Your votes will help determine the best movies in the Divergent series. Vote up your favorites and vote down the Divergent films you didn't think were good to ensure the right movie makes it to the top of the list. When you're don, be sure to also check out more shows and movies like Divergent!

  • Divergent
    Photo: Summit Entertainment, Lionsgate
    Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in The Divergent Series and was produced by Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shabazian, and Douglas Wick, with a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor. It stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q and Kate Winslet. The story takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic version of Chicago where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Beatrice Prior is warned that she is Divergent and thus will never fit... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd, Maggie Q, Zoë Kravitz
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Neil Burger
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  • Insurgent
    Photo: Lionsgate
    The Divergent Series: Insurgent is a 2015 science fiction adventure film directed by Robert Schwentke, based on Insurgent, the second book in the Divergent trilogy, written by Veronica Roth. It is the sequel to the 2014 film Divergent and the second installment in The Divergent Series, produced by Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shabazian and Douglas Wick, with a screenplay by Brian Duffield, Akiva Goldsman and Mark Bomback. Robert Schwentke took over from Neil Burger as director, with Burger serving as the executive producer of the film. Along with the first film's returning cast, the sequel features supporting actors Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Suki Waterhouse, Rosa Salazar, Daniel Dae Kim, Jonny... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Shailene Woodley, Maggie Q, Zoë Kravitz
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Robert Schwentke
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  • The Divergent Series: Allegiant
    Photo: Summit Entertainment
    The Divergent Series: Allegiant is a 2016 American dystopian romantic thriller film directed by Robert Schwentke. After Evelyn (Naomi Watts) forbids anyone from leaving Chicago, she announces that all Erudite members involved in the previous coup attempt are to be put on trial and executed if found guilty.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoë Kravitz, Naomi Watts
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Robert Schwentke
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