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All 5 Rambo Movies, Ranked Best to Worst  

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These are the best Rambo movies the franchise has to offer. John Rambo has been thrilling audiences since the early '80s. All the Rambo movies are considered to be classics or memorable at the very least. That being said, one of them has to be the best of the Rambo franchise. Will it be the original Rambo movie that first came out in 1982 or maybe one of the follow-ups such as Rambo: Last Blood that will make it to the top of the list? You can help decide with your votes.

If you've ever asked yourself, how many Rambo movies are there? Look below to see all the films featuring your favorite Vietnam veteran listed in order of popularity so new fans will know what to watch first. They are also listed with the years they were released so you can choose to watch them in chronological order as well.

Your votes will help determine the best movies in the Rambo franchise. Vote up the movies you loved and vote down the ones you didn't like to ensure the right film makes it to the top of the list.

First Blood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All 5 Rambo Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Photo: Orion Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Worldwide Gross: $125.2 million

First Blood is a 1982 American psychological thriller and action film directed by Ted Kotcheff, co-written by and starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled and misunderstood veteran. Brian Dennehy and Richard Crenna appeared in supporting roles. It was released on October 22, 1982. Based on David Morrell's 1972 novel of the same name, it was the first of the Rambo series. Despite initial mixed reviews, the film was a commercial success. Since its release, First Blood became seen as an underrated, cult and influential film in the action genre. It spawned three sequels, all co-written by and starring Stallone, who also directed the fourth installment. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso, Bruce Greenwood, Chris Mulkey, + more

Released: 1982

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

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Rambo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All 5 Rambo Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Photo: Lionsgate
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Worldwide Gross: $113.2 million

Rambo is a 2008 American-German independent action film directed, co-written by and starring Sylvester Stallone reprising his famous role as veteran John Rambo. It is the fourth installment in the Rambo franchise, twenty years since the previous film Rambo III. This film is dedicated to the memory of Richard Crenna, who played Col. Sam Trautman in the first three films, and who passed of heart failure in 2003. The film is about a former soldier, John Rambo, who is hired by a church pastor to help rescue a group of missionaries who were taken by men from a brutal Burmese military regime. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Graham McTavish, Ken Howard, Tim Kang, + more

Released: 2008

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

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Rambo: First Blood Part II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All 5 Rambo Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Photo: TriStar Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Worldwide Gross: $300.4 million

Rambo: First Blood Part II is a 1985 American action film directed by George P. Cosmatos and starring Sylvester Stallone. Picking up where the first film left, the sequel is set in the context of Vietnam and it sees Rambo released from prison by federal order to document the possible existence of POWs in Vietnam, under the belief that he will find nothing, thus enabling the government to sweep the issue under the rug. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Charles Napier, Richard Crenna, Steven Berkoff, Julia Nickson-Soul, + more

Released: 1985

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

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Rambo V: Last Blood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All 5 Rambo Movies, Ranked Best to Worst
Photo: Rambo: Last Blood/Lionsgate

Rotten Tomatoes score: 35%

Rambo V: Last Blood is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Adrian Grunberg, and the fifth movie in the series. Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) travels to Mexico to save a friend's daughter who had been kidnapped by a Mexican cartel. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Adriana Barraza, Paz Vega, Yvette Monreal, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, + more

Released: 2019

Directed by: Adrian Grunberg

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