Chucky, a Good Guy doll with a striped shirt and overalls whose only goal in life was to be your best friend — and also to be a serial murderer, was presented to us in 1988 by Child’s Play. Whatever you do, don’t underestimate the horror genre’s most famous doll. Chucky makes up for his lack of size and speed with inventive kills and smart catches. He’s a teeny-tiny psychopath, but if you like frightening movies, he’ll keep you entertained. Chucky is the primary character of a total of eight films, as well as a rumored upcoming TV series.
The tiny redheaded doll has appeared in a variety of films, ranging from psychological thrillers to campy bloodfests to dark comedy, all based on the vague concept of a doll that is alive with a malevolent soul. Chucky, innocent and adorable, makes his way into close family situations where other monsters would not, giving him an edge of surprise that he exploits time and time again. Continue reading as I show you all movies from the Chucky series, and the ideal order to watch them.
Best order to watch Chucky Movies
There are no prequels yet, thus the best method to watch the movies is in the order they were released, with one exception: the 2019 picture is a remake, not a sequel that continues the franchise’s prior three decades, so it may be viewed without regard for the rest of the timeline.
Below is the list of Chucky Movies in Chronological Order:
- Child’s Play (1988)
- Child’s Play 2 (1990)
- Child’s Play 3 (1991)
- Bride of Chucky (1998)
- Seed of Chucky (2004)
- Chucky’s Vacation Slides (2005)
- Chucky Invades (2013)
- Curse of Chucky (2013)
- Cult of Chucky (2017)
- Child’s Play (2019)
Chucky movies in order
1. Child’s Play (1988)
Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) begs his mother, Karen (Catherine Hicks), to get him a Good Guys doll for his sixth birthday. Karen buys a doll from a peddler for a reasonable deal, not realizing that it is inhabited by the ghost of notorious killer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif), who utilized voodoo to lock his soul in the doll after he was shot down so he could keep murdering people.
When Andy’s Aunt Maggie (Dinah Manoff) is babysitting him, Charles Lee Ray, who is disguised as a doll named ‘Chucky,’ feels compelled to murder someone and throws Maggie out the kitchen window of the Barclays’ fifth-floor apartment, revealing his little secret to Andy. Following the dispatch of the police, Homicide Officer Mike Norris (Chris Sarandon), who happens to be the officer who shot Charles Lee Ray, arrives to investigate the murder.
When Andy attempts to inform the grownups that Chucky is the murderer, they believe he is mentally sick and wants him committed. When Karen discovers the truth about Chucky, she attempts to convince Officer Norris that Andy isn’t insane, but Norris dismisses her and believes she is insane as well.
When she inquires as to why he doesn’t believe her, he responds that he is sane. It seems that Norris will be too late when he learns Chucky *is* alive. Is it too late for him, Andy, and Karen to turn things around?
2. Child’s Play 2 (1990)
Chucky has returned! In this new chapter, the infamous killer doll with the devilish grin returns to life, portraying the horrific battle between young Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) and the demonic doll trying to capture his soul.
Chucky emerges from the ashes after being rebuilt by a toy manufacturer to erase the bad press surrounding the doll, despite being burned to a char in his last adventure. In this sequel to the hugely successful original, Chucky follows his victim to a foster home, where the hunt starts all over again.
Andy Barclay, now eight years old, has become a ward of the state after his mother Karen was committed to a mental institution for sticking to her tale about Chucky in court a little more than two years after the events in the first film. Sullivan (Peter Haskell), the CEO of the Play Pals business, has the Chucky doll reassembled to demonstrate that nothing is wrong with it.
This reawakens the spirit of Charles Lee Ray nicknamed Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif), who now sets out to find Andy. Andy is put in a foster home at the same time, where he is cared for by Joanne (Jenny Agutter) and Phil Simpson (Gerrit Graham). Kyle, Andy’s rebellious 17-year-old foster sister, is also introduced (Christine Elise).
Chucky hunts Andy down and continues his murdering methods in an attempt to transfer his soul into Andy and become human, leaving Kyle as Andy’s sole protector and ally in the fight against Chucky.
3. Child’s Play 3 (1991)
Chucky returns for revenge against Andy, the young boy who defeated him, and now a teenager living in a military academy.
it’s been eight years since the events in the second film, we now see that Andy is a teenager who has been enrolled in a military school. Play Pals Toy Company decides to re-release its Good Guys line, feeling that after all this time, the bad publicity has died down. As they re-used old materials, the spirit of Charles Lee Ray once again comes to life.
In his search for Andy, Chucky falls into the hands of a younger boy, and he realizes that it may be easier to transfer his soul into this unsuspecting child. Andy is the only one who knows what Chucky is up to, and it’s now up to him to put a stop to it.
4. Bride of Chucky (1998)
Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), a former girlfriend and accomplice of serial murderer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif), obtains Chucky’s bones after bribing and killing a cop who took the dismembered children’s doll parts from an evidence locker. Tiffany clumsily puts Chucky back together and reenacts the voodoo ceremony that implanted Ray into the doll a decade earlier, believing Ray’s spirit is inhabiting the doll.
Chucky suddenly comes to life and smothers Tiffany’s goth suitor, Damien (Alexis Arquette), while Tiffany watches on, despite her chants originally failing to achieve consequences. Chucky, who is still trying to reclaim his humanity, devises a strategy to recover the body-switching amulet Ray was wearing the night he was murdered. The amulet was buried beside his corpse at a Hackensack, New Jersey cemetery.
Chucky, on the other hand, determines that he needs someone else to assist him with his dirty job. As a result, he murders Tiffany and then resurrects her as a “doll bride.” When they decide to spend their honeymoon on the highway with another joyful couple, it turns into yet another murder spree. The human couples discover that this was going to be a “Highway To Hell” with a “bloodbath on wheels” and two homicidal dolls in this horror film of blood and gore with a little touch of Chucky & Tiffany.
5. Seed of Chucky (2004)
The deadly doll has reappeared. Glen is the orphan doll child of Chucky, the irrepressible wicked doll-come-to-life, and Tiffany, his similarly twisted wife. Glen goes to Hollywood as filming on a film about his parents’ murderous deeds begins, where he brings his bloodthirsty parents back from the grave.
Although Glen – or is it, Glenda? – is welcomed with open arms, the family dynamics are far from ideal. To Glen’s dismay, Chucky and Tiffany go to Hollywood and begin an afresh rampage of deadly mayhem.
Chucky can’t believe his kid doesn’t want to follow in his murderous footsteps, and Tiffany can’t believe her favorite actress, Jennifer Tilly, would appear in the film. Jennifer Tilly quickly becomes an unknowing hostess to this new family in more ways than one.
6. Chucky’s Vacation Slides (2005)
A short video called Chucky’s Vacation Slides was included in the extra features on the home media DVD and Blu-ray version of Seed of Chucky in 2005. The short follows Chucky, Tiffany, and Glen after they return from a family vacation, set after the filming of Seed of Chucky.
Tiffany sees numerous bodies in the backdrop of some pictures while looking through their vacation photos on a slide projector, understanding that Chucky has started murdering people again. Tiffany departs, followed by a heartbroken and disgusted Glen, while Chucky continues to look at the photos. Chucky lures a pizza delivery guy to his garage and murders him off-screen when he comes with the pizza. Brad Dourif, Jennifer Tilly, and Billy Boyd all return from the previous movie.
7. Curse of Chucky (2013)
A series of short film videos were produced leading up to the DVD release of Curse of Chucky in 2013. Several clips revealed Chucky interfering with the plots of other horror movies. As Chucky and the Good Guys Doll, Brad Dourif and Edan Gross reprised their roles.
Chucky uses a stepladder to murder Marion Crane in the shower in the first clip, Chucky invades Psycho; he is subsequently found by Norman Bates. In the archive video, Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins may be seen.
Chucky invades The Purge, the second clip, shows Chucky attacking the Sandin family’s house. In the archive video, Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, and Max Burkholder may be seen. The film is intended to seem like a movie trailer.
Chucky Invades Mama, the third clip, follows Chucky as he hides beneath Victoria Desange’s bed before assaulting her. In the archive video, Jessica Chastain and Isabelle Nélisse may be seen.
Chucky invades Drag Me to Hell, the fourth clip, shows Chucky assaulting Christine Brown in her vehicle. In the archive film, Alison Lohman appears.
8. Chucky Invades (2013)
Chucky is brought to Nica and Sarah Pierce’s family home in 2013, nine years after the events of the fifth film and four years after the epilogue. Sarah lives in a secluded old home with her handicapped daughter Nica, who has been wheelchair-bound since birth, where Chucky terrorizes and murders the family one by one.
Chucky is motivated by vengeance since Sarah was the one who called the cops on him when he was still human, resulting in his murder by detective Mike Norris in the first film and causing Nica’s handicap. Nica lives, but she is sent to a mental hospital and accused of the killings. Tiffany collects Chucky and brings him to Alice.
As Chucky performs the soul ceremony, his soul is successfully transferred into Alice’s, and the camera pans to Alice’s grandmother coming from the cellar, a plastic bag over her head, slowly dying. Sarah gets a box containing the disturbing red-haired doll Chucky, which she promptly discards. However, she is discovered dead in the middle of the night, and Chucky is found sitting on a chair in the living room.
Nica’s sister Barb, along with her estranged husband Ian, their little daughter Alice, the nanny Jill, and her friend Father Frank, attend the burial. There are unexplained murders in the middle of the night, and Nica learns that the package was dispatched from the evidence depositary. She also does Internet research and suspects Chucky of being the perpetrator of the killings.
9. Cult of Chucky (2017)
It takes place in 2017, four years after the events of Curse of Chucky. Andy shoots Chucky’s head off, but it survives and is tortured with a flamethrower by Andy. Nica is in the mental hospital, where she meets some of the patients, while Chucky comes fully undamaged, with a new head, body, and everything.
With different theatrical tactics, he embarks on another homicidal spree, murdering unbelieving staff and residents at the facility. Nica is sent to an asylum after being accused of killing her family. She believes she is to blame for her family’s deaths. When horrific killings begin to occur, she learns that Chucky, her hallucination, may not be all that it seems.
She also learns that the doll is slowly acquiring the ability to possess anyone or anything to join a massive cult dedicated to murdering Chucky’s victims, but things don’t go well in the asylum, including for Chucky’s long-lost friend, Andy, who tries to stop the cult from growing while also attempting to get past Chucky’s wife, “Tiffany.”
Andy gets himself accepted after figuring out Chucky’s scheme and disarming the doll’s freshly developed voodoo plot. Nica, on the other hand, is eventually possessed by Chucky, gaining the ability to walk and fleeing with Tiffany. Chucky’s severed head is still in Andy’s cabin in another post-credit sequence, when another familiar figure, Kyle, comes in (Christine Elise).
She informs Chucky that Andy sent her there and that “we’re going to have some fun,” suggesting that Andy fled the facility. As the screen turns dark and Chucky’s cries can be heard, she comes up to him and starts tormenting him.
10. Child’s Play (2019)
Andy Barclay gets a unique gift from his mother after relocating to a new city: a harmless Buddi doll who becomes his closest buddy. Kaplan Industries’ big sensation is the toy Buddi with Artificial Intelligence. When a programmer at a Vietnam manufacturer gets dismissed, he cancels the security procedures of one toy before committing himself.
Andy Barclay’s lonely thirteen-year-old mother gets him a Buddi for his birthday, and the toy becomes his closest buddy.
When the doll takes on a life of its own, Andy joins forces with other neighborhood kids to prevent the evil toy from causing havoc.