Complete Watchlist of Best Hunger Games Movie Series In Hollywood

The Hunger Games is a science fiction action film series based on the story of Suzanne Collins’s novel “The Hunger Games”. However, with the release of the book in 2006, the movies took it to another level of popularity. Breaking all records, the series is one of the highest-grossing film franchises ever. This makes Jennifer Lawrence a domestic name. There are 4 movies in the best hunger games movie series. If hunger games movies ranked “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” would hold the topmost position. In this article, we have discussed each film of the series in detail.   

Hunger Games Movies Ranked

  1. The Hunger Games 
  2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1
  4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2

1.The Hunger Games 

Released in: 2012

IMDb rate: 7.2/10

Watch on: Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV

Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Director: Gary Ross

If hunger games movies ranked altogether it would come in second position. It is a sci-fi action movie. In the initial part of the movie, we meet Katniss Everdeen, a 16 years girl who lives in Panem nation. This nation is parted into 12 districts. As a punishment for a failed mutiny, each district will have to take part in a death battle at the annual Hunger Games. Each district must select two tributes, one girl and one boy, ages between 12 to 18, who will fight in the game until only one survives. Here Katniss volunteers to bear her younger sister’s position in the 74th Hunger Games. In the end, to avoid one murdering the other, Katniss and Peeta, male tribute, decide to take poison together, but they both announce victors.  

It was quite difficult for Gary Ross to uphold the same violence of killing young children as described in Suzanne Collins’s thriller novel to match the expectations of the readers. But he successfully does his job with a fantastic cast and directions. It is the 9th highest-grossing film of 2012. The movie also possesses many awards along with the People’s Choice Award for favorite movie, Kids Choice Award for the favorite movie. 

2.The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Released on: 2013

IMDb rate: 7.5/10

Watch on: Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV

Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson

Director: Francis Lawrence

It is the best hunger games movie of all. As a sequel of “The Hunger Games”(2012), in this part, we see after the victory of the 74th Hunger Games, President Snow comes to visit Katniss and tells her to go on a Victory Tour. Snow forces her to convince them that what Katniss has done was out of love not against the Capitol otherwise, District 12 along with her family, friends would suffer. And to suppress the revolution, he announces the third “Quarter Quell” where tributes had been selected from former victors. 

Katniss and Peeta participate in the game for the second time. In the end, Katniss and Finnick, another participant, can get out of the arena, but Peeta fails, which makes Katniss very grumpy. 

Besides maintaining the standard of the first one, this part adds even more exciting elements than the previous. The arena is a large forest in which there is a saltwater lake in the center. During the game, we got more twists than before like poisonous fog, deadly monkeys, and thunderstorms. Francis Lawrence gets success in directing the film with a reliable script, abundant visual and descriptive variety, and excellent performances. 

It is the 5th highest-grossing film of 2013. The movie received many nominations like Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Action Film and Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film.  It’s an amazing movie and we put it in the top hunger games movies list.

3.The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1

Released on: 2014

IMDb rate: 6.6/10

Watch on: Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV

Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Director: Francis Lawrence

This movie gets the right review from critics. It is one of the best hunger games movies of all. Following the former two stories, this movie starts with the scene where Katniss is taken to District 13, an underground district different from Panem. Alma Coin, rebel leader, the president of this district, asks Katniss to become “Mockingjay”, a sign of rebellion. At first, she refuses, but when she sees the videos of manipulation of Peeta she agrees. When Snow gets to know about the revolution through footage he commands for an airstrike. 

On the other side Katniss and her team travel district to district to unite people for rebelling. In the end, surprisingly the rescue mission works to save Peeta and other victors easily. But it is found that Peeta has been “hijacked” and indoctrinated to kill Katniss, which clears the reason behind the capitol’s allowance to escape them.

The final book of Hunger Games has been completed into two movie parts. Action and state crafts have been balanced surely, but the movie fails to attract the audience by moving far from the Hunger Games. It also fails to keep the thriller as much as the first two do. It also gives us a spacious look into the life of the shadowed people of Panem. 

It allows some core characters to interact thoroughly. Katniss also spends some time with her family and Gale, something that fans have been craving from the beginning. Moreover, it is a science fiction adventure film driven by Francis Lawrence. It is the 5th highest-grossing film of 2014 and 2nd highest-grossing film out of the whole hunger games series. The movie was nominated for Best Science Fiction Film at the 41st Saturn Awards. 

4.The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2 

Released on: 2015

IMDb rate: 6.6/10 

Watch on: Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV

Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson

Director: Francis Lawrence

It is the last movie from the list of the hunger games movies. Continuing the story of the before part, we can see here president Coin denies letting Katniss depart for the Capitol till they receive District 2 and sends her to District 2 to enter into the attack. There she gathers the rebels and succeeds in convincing the rebellions to join but gets injured by a civilian. After that, the team proceeds to rebel against Snow while confessing many difficulties in the way. In the middle of that, a bombing strike takes the life of Prim, Katniss’s sister, and bangs Katniss senseless.

Upon awakening, Katniss learns that the rebels have finally won and Snow is taken prisoner by the rebels. Talking to Snow, Katniss confirms that the bombing has been planned by Coin to provoke his followers against him. In the end, Katniss kills Coins instead of Snow, and citizens lynch and terminate Snow. A few years later, the story ends with the scene where Katniss tells her and Peeta’s two children about the story of their time in the Games.

This final film manages to satisfy the audience and takes a good position if hunger games movies ranked. Lawrence efficiently ends the story of Katniss, and the movie focuses mainly on action programs rather than character interaction. Few of fear, lots of thrill, and actions keep entertaining the audience. It could be considered the best hunger games movie. It is the 9th highest-grossing film of 2015, but it is the lowest-grossing film among the series both on international and domestic platforms. The movie was nominated for Best Fantasy Film at the 42nd Saturn Awards. It also received a nomination for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy at the 21st Empire Awards.

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