The Best Movies In The 'Child's Play' Franchise

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Vote up your favorite Chucky movies.

We were first introduced to Chucky the killer doll in 1988, thanks to the mind of Don Mancini, director Tom Holland, and actor Brad Dourif. The Chucky movies collection has since expanded to eight films, and a popular television series. But are they all worth watching?

Now is your chance to rank the Child’s Play movies, from best to worst. Perhaps you are a purist, and prefer the original film. Or maybe you like to follow character Andy Barclay’s (Gabriel Bateman / Justin Whalin / Alex Vincent) journey throughout the series. You could also be a big Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif) fan, which means you love the later films in the franchise, as well as the SYFY TV series (also created by Mancini).

Whichever your preference, be sure to make it known below. Vote up your favorite entries in the Chucky franchise, and check back to see where other fans have the films ranked. 


  • Child's Play
    Photo: Child's Play / MGM/UA Communications Co.
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    9 VOTES

    The movie that started it all. Tom Holland directed this cult classic, written by Don Mancini, about a children's doll that ends up becoming the vessel for a fearsome serial killer named Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif). Desperate and cornered by the cops, Ray uses voodoo to transfer his soul into one of the popular Good Guy brand talking dolls. And so Chucky, and this wild franchise, was born.

    • Category: Film (1988)
    • Actors: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif, Dinah Manoff
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Tom Holland
    9 votes

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  • Child's Play 2
    Photo: Child's Play 2 / Universal Pictures

    Two years after the events of the first film, we find Andy (Alex Vincent) in foster care, while his mother (Catherine Hicks) is institutionalized, since no one believed her story about a killer doll. We're introduced to Kyle (Christine Elise), who will go on to appear in Cult of Chucky, and the TV series. In addition to the beloved new character, Child's Play 2 also offers a killer final fight scene in a toy factory.

    • Category: Film (1990)
    • Actors: Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise, Brad Dourif
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: John Lafia
    6 votes

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  • Curse of Chucky
    Photo: Curse of Chucky / Universal Studios Home Entertainment

    Curse of Chucky is written and directed by creator, Don Mancini. It brings Brad Dourif's daughter Fiona into the fold, as paraplegic Nica Pierce, whose family faces Chucky's wrath. Curse of Chucky was much more well-received than its predecessor. It is rated fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics saying, “The franchise hex of disappointing sequels is broken by going back to basics in this chilling entry.”

    • Category: Film
    • Actors: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Jordan Gavaris, Chris Sarandon, A Martinez
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Don Mancini
    14 votes
  • Chucky
    Photo: Chucky / USA Network Media
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    5 VOTES

    With the Chucky series, Don Mancini is back, and so is the playful yet brutal energy that made the franchise so beloved to begin with. Chucky follows Jake Wheeler (Zackary Arthur), a sensitive artist, who purchases the titular killer doll at a yard sale. The outrageously fun series also sees the return of Nica (Fiona Dourif), Andy (Alex Vincent), Kyle (Christine Elise), Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), and, of course, Chucky himself, voiced by Brad Dourif. The series gets a big bonus for featuring nineties heartthrob Devon Sawa in numerous roles. 

    • Category: TV Program
    • Premiered: October 12, 2021
    5 votes

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  • Bride of Chucky
    Photo: Bride of Chucky / Universal Pictures

    Bride of Chucky is full-on, non-stop camp. It's also the film that introduces the incomparable Tiffany Valentine, played by Jennifer Tilly, and the origin of that famous goth girl meme. Marketed with the tagline, “Chucky gets lucky,” Bride of Chucky sees the Chucky and Tiffany dolls having a romantic rendezvous, and even somehow conceiving a child.

    • Category: Film (1998)
    • Actors: Jennifer Tilly, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile, John Ritter, Alexis Arquette
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Ronnie Yu
    7 votes

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  • Cult of Chucky
    Photo: Cult of Chucky / Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

    Cult of Chucky sees the killer doll wreak havoc in a common horror location, a psychiatric hospital. Nica (Fiona Dourif), from the previous film, has been there since the doll murdered her family. This movie plants seeds that come to fruition in the USA/SYFY television series. if you've always wished the films featured even more Chucky, then this may be your favorite. 

    • Category: Film (2017)
    • Actors: Fiona Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Alex Vincent, Elisabeth Rosen
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Don Mancini
    1 votes

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