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The Best 'Final Destination' Movies

Updated August 1, 2019 172 votes 43 voters5 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movies in the Final Destination franchise.

The Final Destination franchise has thrilled audiences for years. Final Destination first came out in 2000 and invited audiences to ponder whether or not they can escape a predetermined destiny. All of these movies are classics or at least memorable but one of them has to be the best of the Final Destination movies. Will it be the first Final Destination film or maybe one of the follow-ups in the series such as The Final Destination that will make it to the top of the list?

If you've ever asked yourself, how many Final Destination movies are there, or which Final Destination movie is the best? Look below to see all the films featuring your favorite cast of characters listed with the year they were released so you can watch them chronologically or in order of best to worst.

What will it take to determine the best movies in the Final Destination series? Your votes, of course! Vote up the movies you loved and vote down the Final Destination films you didn't like to ensure the right movie makes it to the top of the list.

  • Final Destination is a 2000 American horror film directed by James Wong. It is the first installment of the Final Destination series. The screenplay was written by James Wong, Glen Morgan, and Jeffrey Reddick, based on a story by Reddick. The film stars Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, and Tony Todd. Sawa portrays a teenager who skips his "time" with a premonition of a plane going up. He saves himself and a handful of other passengers, but time gradually takes the lives of those who should have perished on the plane....  more
    • Actors: Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa, Tony Todd, Amanda Detmer
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: James Wong
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    Final Destination 5 is a 2011 American horror film written by Eric Heisserer and directed by Steven Quale. It is the fifth installment of the Final Destination franchise. It stars Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Arlen Escarpeta, David Koechner, and Tony Todd. The film's world premiere was August 4, 2011, at the Fantasia Festival in Montréal, Canada. It was later released in RealD 3D and digital IMAX 3D....  more
    • Actors: David Koechner, Tony Todd, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Emma Bell
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Steven Quale
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    Final Destination 3 is a 2006 American horror film, and the third installment of the Final Destination franchise. It was directed and co-written by James Wong, who also directed and co-wrote the first film, and was produced by Wong and his writing partner Glen Morgan, with franchise producers Craig Perry and Warren Zide. Released on February 10, 2006, the film performed well at the box office and gained a mixed reception from critics....  more
    • Actors: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Cory Monteith, Tony Todd, Amanda Crew, Chelan Simmons
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: James Wong
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    Final Destination 2 is a 2003 supernatural American horror film directed by David R. Ellis. The screenplay by J. Mackye Gruber and Eric Bress was from a story by Gruber, Bress, and series creator Jeffrey Reddick. It is the sequel to the 2000 film Final Destination and the second installment of the Final Destination film series. After the financial success of Final Destination, New Line Cinema contacted Reddick regarding plans for a sequel. Since the original film's crew was unavailable, New Line replaced most of the production team. Filming took place in Vancouver and Okanagan Lake. Final Destination 2 was released on January 31, 2003, as well as in DVD on July 22, 2003, which includes...  more
    • Actors: Ali Larter, A. J. Cook, Sarah Carter, Tony Todd, Keegan Connor Tracy
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: David R. Ellis
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