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The Best Movies (and Series) in the Indiana Jones Franchise, Ranked  

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There is no doubt that all the Indiana Jones movies are classics or at least memorable but one of them has to be the best of the franchise. Will it be the first Indiana Jones film, Raiders of the Lost Ark, that started it all back in 1981 or maybe one of the follow-ups in the series such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade will make it to the top of the list? Maybe the series, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles will surpass them all. Only time will tell.

If you've ever asked yourself, how many Indiana Jones movies are there? Look below to see all the films featuring your favorite archaeologist ranked by popularity and with the year they were released so you can watch them chronologically or in order of best to worst. One of these is the best Indiana Jones movie (or show) out of the entire Indiana Jones film series.

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

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Indiana Jones and the Temple o... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies (and Series) in the Indiana Jones Franchise, Ranked
Photo: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom/Paramount Pictures

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, and the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise and a prequel to the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark. In 1935, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone, where he then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace. ...more on Wikipedia

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies (and Series) in the Indiana Jones Franchise, Ranked
Photo: Raiders of the Lost Ark/Paramount Pictures

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan was from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by Frank Marshall for Lucasfilm Ltd., with Lucas and Howard Kazanjian as executive producers. Starring Harrison Ford, it was the first installment in the Indiana Jones film franchise to be released, though it is the second in internal chronological order. It pits Indiana Jones against a group of Nazis who are searching for the Ark of the Covenant, which Adolf Hitler believes will make his army invincible. The film co-stars Karen Allen as Indiana's former lover, Marion Ravenwood; Paul Freeman as Indiana's ...more on Wikipedia

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Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies (and Series) in the Indiana Jones Franchise, Ranked
Photo: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade/Paramount Pictures

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas. It is the third installment in the Indiana Jones franchise. Harrison Ford reprises the title role and Sean Connery plays Indiana's father, Henry Jones, Sr. Other cast members featured include Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott, Julian Glover, River Phoenix, and John Rhys-Davies. In the film, set largely in 1938, Indiana searches for his father, a Holy Grail scholar, who has been taken by Nazis. ...more on Wikipedia

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The Young Indiana Jones Chroni... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies (and Series) in the Indiana Jones Franchise, Ranked
Photo: The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles/American Broadcasting Company

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 4, 1992, to July 24, 1993. Filming took place in various locations around Wilmington, North Carolina and on the campus of UNCW. The series was an Amblin Entertainment/Lucasfilm production in association with Paramount Network Television. The series explores the childhood and youth of the fictional character Indiana Jones and primarily stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Corey Carrier as the title character, with George Hall playing an elderly version of Jones for the bookends of most episodes, though Harrison Ford bookended one episode. The show was created and executively produced by George Lucas, ...more on Wikipedia

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