Bridget Jones Movies in Order: How Many Are There?

Bridget Jones is the main protagonist of a series of novels of the same name by Helen Fielding, about a 30-something-year-old journalist, unhappy with her life situation. Bridget is single, has some extra kilos, and is constantly trying to find a boyfriend. After the enormous success of the novels, they have been made into movies which gained even more success, with the unforgettable Renee Zellwegger as Bridget and Colin First and Hugh Grant as two objects of her affection.

How Many Bridget Jones Movies Are There?

There are altogether three Bridget Jones movies, Bridget Jones’s Diary in 2001, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason in 2004, and Bridget Jones’s Baby in 2016.

Bridget Jones Movies In Order (At a Glance)

  1. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
  2. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
  3. Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

What Is The Best Way To Watch Bridget Jones Movies?

The best way to watch the movies is chronologically, especially in the first two movies since the second begins where the first part ended. The third movie is not directly connected to the first two and there is a big time gap between the second and the third so if you wish to see it before the first two, why not? You will have everything explained here.

Bridget Jones’s Movies In Order (By Release Date)

Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

This is the first and probably most famous and beloved part of the movie trilogy. We are introduced to Bridget, this thirty-something-year-old London journalist who spends her days working and hanging out with friends. He is constantly bickering about her life situation, gossiping with her two best friends and her one male friend, often with large amounts of alcohol at hand.

This New Year’s resolution is to start leading a healthier lifestyle and concentrating more on herself since she is getting tired of all the inappropriate men in her life. She is attracted by her obnoxious boss Daniel Cleaver who wants nothing but casual sex with her and many other women at her office. But when she meets the cute and shy advocate Marc Darcy, Bridget’s life will become even more complicated than before.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

Four weeks after the events from the first movie, this part brings us back to Bridget, happy and satisfied in her new love relationship but once again she begins to question her decisions. She is slowly getting intoxicated by the relationship with Marc Darcy and on top of everything, she finds out he is a conservative voter.

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She also meets her new boss, a strange contractor and the vacation of her dreams seems to be everything but dreamy. She is still writing her diary she began writing at the beginning of the first movie, allowing herself to express all the feelings she is unable to in reality.

Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

Sharon Maguire returned to direct this sequel, after taking a break with the second part and as a result, we are presented with another interesting story in which Bridget finds herself in numerous unforgettable situations. 

She is now in her forties and single again but as her mother advises her on her 43rd birthday, it is high time to have children. She decides to attend Daniel Cleaver’s funeral, who is presumed dead after a plane crash. There she bumps into her old love Marc Darcy and his new wife. Not long after their meeting, Bridget finds out she is pregnant but is not certain who is the father of her baby.

Where To Watch Bridget Jones Movies?

Bridget Jones movies can be watched on Netflix, HBO Max, and Amazon.

Do You Need To Watch the Movies In Order?

The best way to watch these movies is in order, to understand the connections between the characters better.

Are Bridget Jones Movies Connected?

The first and second movies are connected since the second part continues 4 weeks after the events from the first part. The third part goes a bit more years in the future and is not directly connected to the first two parts, even though the majority of the characters from the first two parts are here as well.

Will There Be More Bridget Jones Movies?

There have been some rumors about the fourth movie about Bridget Jones and her adventures. Little is known about it at this stage but there have been some rumors that Helen Fielding is co-writing the screenplay and that Zellwegger might be reprising her role as Bridget.

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