Entertainment The Best Movies (and Series) in the Jack Ryan Franchise, Ranked  

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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 Jack Ryan movies. Will it be the film that started it all, The Hunt for Red October, starring Alec Baldwin and Sean Connery from 1990. Maybe one of the Harrison Ford follow-ups in the series such as Clear and Present Danger or Patriot Games will make it to the top of the list? Or perhaps the latest entry in the Ryanverse, the 2018 Amazon series starring John Krasinski, sinks them all?

If you've ever asked yourself, how many Jack Ryan movies are there? Look below to see all the Jack Ryan 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 Jack Ryan series. Vote up your favorites and vote down the Jack Ryan films you didn't like to ensure the right movie makes it to the top of the list.

The Hunt for Red October is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies (and Series) in the Jack Ryan Franchise, Ranked
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The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 American action thriller film based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. It was directed by John McTiernan and stars Sean Connery as Captain Marko Ramius and Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan. It involves a rogue Soviet naval captain who wishes to defect to the United States, and an American CIA analyst who correctly deduces that circumstance, and must prove his theory to the U.S. Navy to avoid a violent confrontation between the two nations. The ensemble cast features Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones and Sam Neill. ...more on Wikipedia

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Patriot Games is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies (and Series) in the Jack Ryan Franchise, Ranked
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Patriot Games is a 1992 action-suspense film directed by Phillip Noyce and based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. It is a sequel to the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October, but with different actors in the leading roles, Harrison Ford starring as Jack Ryan and Anne Archer as his surgeon-wife. James Earl Jones is the lone holdover, reprising his role as Admiral James Greer. The cast also includes Sean Bean, Patrick Bergin, Thora Birch, Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Harris. The film premiered in theaters in the United States on June 5, 1992 and spent two weeks as the #1 film, grossing $178,051,587 in box office business. It presently holds a 76% score on Rotten Tomatoes with 32 critical ...more on Wikipedia

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Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies (and Series) in the Jack Ryan Franchise, Ranked
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Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, based on the character created by Tom Clancy. When CIA analyst Jack Ryan (John Krasinski) stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers, his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies. ...more on Wikipedia

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Clear and Present Danger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies (and Series) in the Jack Ryan Franchise, Ranked
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Clear and Present Danger is a 1994 spy action thriller film directed by Phillip Noyce, based on Tom Clancy's book of the same name. It was preceded by the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October and the 1992 film Patriot Games, all three featuring Clancy's fictional character Jack Ryan. It is the last film version of Clancy's novels to feature Harrison Ford as Ryan and James Earl Jones as Vice Admiral James Greer, as well as the final one directed by Noyce. ...more on Wikipedia

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