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Every Movie (and Series) in the Scream 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 Scream movies. Will it be the first Scream film that started it all back in 1996 or maybe one of the follow-ups in the series such as Scream 2 will make it to the top of the list? Or is the newest entry to the franchise, MTV's 2015 series, the most iconic of them all?

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

Scream is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Movie (and Series) in the Scream Franchise, Ranked
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Scream is a 1996 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven. The film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore, and David Arquette. Released on December 20, 1996, Scream follows the character of Sidney Prescott, a high school student in the fictional town of Woodsboro, who becomes the target of a mysterious killer known as Ghostface. ...more on Wikipedia

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Scream 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Movie (and Series) in the Scream Franchise, Ranked
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10 years after the third movie. Courteney Cox and David Arquette return as Gale Weathers Riley and Deputy Dewey Riley. Neve Campbell also returns as Sidney Prescott. A killer is after a new group of teenagers ...more on Wikipedia

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Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Movie (and Series) in the Scream Franchise, Ranked
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Scream 2 is a 1997 American slasher film created and written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven, starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy and Liev Schreiber, released on December 12, 1997 as the second installment in the Scream film series. Scream 2 takes place two years after Scream and again follows the character of Sidney Prescott, now a student at the fictional Windsor College, who becomes the target of a copycat killer using the guise of Ghostface. Sidney is accompanied by film-geek Randy Meeks, retired deputy sheriff Dewey Riley and news reporter Gale Weathers. ...more on Wikipedia

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Scream 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Movie (and Series) in the Scream Franchise, Ranked
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Scream 3 is a 2000 American slasher film and the third installment in the Scream franchise. Directed by Wes Craven and written by Ehren Kruger, the film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette, and was released on February 4, 2000. The events of the story are set three years after those of Scream 2 and follows Sidney Prescott, who has gone into self-imposed isolation following the events of the previous two films but is drawn to Hollywood after a new Ghostface begins taking out the cast of the film within a film. ...more on Wikipedia

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