Fantasy The Best Movies (and Series) in the Highlander Franchise, Ranked  

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There is no doubt that all these movies are classics and memorable but one of them has to be the best of the Highlander movies. “There can only be one.” Will it be the original Highlander film from 1986 that will be on top or could it be one of the follow-ups in the series such as Highlander: The Final Dimension or Highlander: The Source? It could even be possible that one of the two television series based on the films takes the number one spot.

If you've ever asked yourself, how many Highlander movies are there? Look below to see all the Highlander films listed with the year they were released so you can watch them chronologically or in order of best to worst.

Your votes will help determine the best movies in the Highlander franchise. Vote up your favorites and vote down the Highlander films you didn't like to ensure the right movie makes it to the top of the list.

Highlander: The Series is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies (and Series) in the Highlander Franchise, Ranked
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Highlander: The Series is a fantasy science fiction action-adventure television series featuring Duncan MacLeod of the Scottish Clan MacLeod, as the eponymous "Highlander". A slight retcon of the 1986 feature film of the same name, it features a storyline in which the protagonist of the film did not win "the Prize" sought by all Immortals, who still exist post-1985. Christopher Lambert reprised his role as Connor in the pilot episode, which introduced series protagonist Duncan MacLeod, an Immortal who was taken in by the same clan of Scottish Highlanders who had found and raised Connor generations before. The series was an international hit and was nominated three times for the Gemini Awards ...more on Wikipedia

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Highlander is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies (and Series) in the Highlander Franchise, Ranked
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Highlander is a 1986 British-American cult fantasy film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. It stars Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, and Roxanne Hart. The film depicts the climax of an ages-old battle between immortal warriors, depicted through interwoven past and present day storylines. Despite having enjoyed little success in its initial U.S. release, the cult film launched Lambert to stardom and inspired a franchise that included film sequels and television spin-offs. The film's tagline, "There can be only one", has carried on throughout the franchise, as have the songs provided for the film by Queen. ...more on Wikipedia

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Highlander: Endgame is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies (and Series) in the Highlander Franchise, Ranked
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Highlander: Endgame is a 2000 fantasy film originally released on September 1, 2000. It is the fourth theatrical release in the Highlander film series, and it serves as a continuation of both the Highlander films and the Highlander television series. The film stars Adrian Paul as Duncan MacLeod, the lead character of the series, and Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod, the lead character of the films. ...more on Wikipedia

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Highlander II: The Quickening is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies (and Series) in the Highlander Franchise, Ranked
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Highlander II: The Quickening is a 1991 British-French science fiction action film directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen and Michael Ironside. It is the second installment to the Highlander film series, and it was released on 12 April 1991 in the United Kingdom and 1 November 1991 in the United States. The film has received negative reviews from critics and fans of the Highlander franchise for its numerous retcons of the prior film which drastically altered the series storyline, numerous continuity errors and several instances of logical inconsistencies, among other complaints. As a result, several alternative versions have been released ...more on Wikipedia

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