All 6 Puss in Boots Movies in Order: Including Appearances

Shrek is one of the biggest franchises in the animation industry and has acquired many fans since it first aired in 2001. With how popular the franchise became it didn’t take long for it to get spin-offs and that’s when a fan-favorite character got his own movie. With a new Puss in Boots movie in the works, here is everything you need to know about the Puss In Boots movies and how to watch them to prepare yourself for the new one.

How many Puss in Boots movies are there?

As of November 2022, there are 6 Puss in Boots movies, three of those being the original Shrek movies and the fifth one being the Puss in Boots spin-off The Last Wish that came out in 2022. There is also a short film starring Puss in Boots that is considered canon.

Puss in Boots movies in order at a glance

The most logical order in which to view the Puss in Boots movies is in release order, according to each movie from the Shrek franchise as a whole. So check this order below.

  • Shrek 2
  • Shrek the Third
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Puss in Boots
  • Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Even though it is not included in this list, it is advisable to watch the original Shrek movie, since, without it, Shrek 2 might not make so much sense. Puss in Boots is not present in the first Shrek movie, but it is worth checking out.


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What is the best way to watch Puss in Boots movies?

There are two possible ways to watch the Puss in Boots movies, either in chronological or release order. The best way to watch the Puss In Boots movies would be in release order since it properly introduces the character that way. Chronological order is also interesting, but it does not change much since only one movie and the short film change their placement in the order.

Puss in Boots movies in order by release date

The Puss In Boots movies in order by release date are as follows:

1. Shrek 2

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Even though Shrek 2 is not the first movie in the series, it marks the first time Puss in Boots appeared on the theater screens and started its own stories.

Puss In Boots meets Shrek and Donkey when he was hired to kill Shrek by Fiona’s father because he does not agree to their marriage, and wants Fiona to marry Prince Charming. Fiona’s father was planning this together with the Fairy Godmother, Prince Charming’s mother because he was the person supposed to marry Fiona in the first place.

2. Shrek the Third

In this installment, Fiona’s father, the king, dies, so Shrek, Donkey, and Puss In Boots sail away to find Artie, Fiona’s cousin, who is supposed to be an heir to the throne since Shrek did not accept the title of king. During this movie Donkey and Puss In Boots swap bodies after Merlin, the wizard, failed to cast them a spell.

3. Shrek Forever After

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In Shrek Forever After, Shrek makes a deal that sends him to an alternate reality where he did not marry Fiona and did not meet Donkey. In this reality, Puss In Boots is Fiona’s pet and is very fat and lazy, he is not the well-known assassin we used to see in the other movies. However, we do get to see him in action in Shrek Forever After.


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4. Puss in Boots

The first Shrek spin-off is the Puss in Boots movie. It is a prequel to the Shrek franchise and tells the story of how Puss In Boots became who he is. It follows Puss in Boots going against Jack and Jill, who possess magical beans that can lead to great fortune. Puss in Boots is accompanied by his childhood friend Humpty Dumpty and his love interest Kitty Softpaws.

The Puss in Boots movie ended up getting a TV series on Netflix titled The Adventures of Puss in Boots with six seasons.

5. Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos

Puss In Boots: The Three Diablos is a short film released shortly after the original movie. It follows Puss In Boots going on a quest to retrieve a ruby that was stolen from a princess, but he is accompanied by three little kittens, which he must tame during his mission so that they do not get in his way.

You can choose to follow this order or watch in chronological order, which would be watching the Puss In Boots movie and short film, followed by the Shrek movies. It is advised to also watch the original Shrek movie, as it provides more context.

6. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

The movie “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” follows the adventures of the renowned hero and outlaw Puss in Boots as he saves the town of Del Mar from the Sleeping Giant but uses up eight of his nine lives in the process. A veterinarian suggests Puss retire from adventuring, but he initially refuses. Puss meets a mysterious black-hooded wolf in a local pub who wounds him in a duel, and Puss flees to the house of a cat lady named Mama Luna, where he buries his attire in her garden.

Later, the crime family of Goldilocks and the Three Bears search for Puss, and Puss overhears their plan to retrieve a map bearing the location of the Wishing Star. Puss, Kitty Softpaws, and a stray dog named Perrito steal the map and set out to find the Wishing Star, facing obstacles and reuniting with old acquaintances along the way. Eventually, they defeat the corrupt pastry chef and collector of magical artifacts, Horner, and save the day, with Puss rekindling his romance with Kitty and setting sail to visit old friends.

Where to watch Puss in Boots movies?

At this point, there are no streaming services that have every single Puss In Boots movie in their catalog. You can rent each one through many services though, like YouTube, Amazon, Google Play, or Apple TV. However, some of the movies are available in Peacock Premium.


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Do you need to watch Puss in Boots movies in order?

There is a need to watch the Puss In Boots movies in order. Due to them respecting some type of continuity and new characters being introduced, it is extremely advisable to watch the movies in some correct order, that being chronological or by release order.

If the Puss in Boots movies are not watched in order, something may seem confusing and not work too well, as time goes by throughout the movies and changes are made between each one.

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Are Puss in Boots movies connected?

Yes, the Puss In Boots movies are mostly connected. The Shrek franchise respects a certain continuity and needs to be watched in the correct sequence, but you can watch the Puss in Boots spin-off at any point. To watch Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos you will also need to watch the original movie.

Will there be more Puss in Boots movies?

As or right now, there is no new information regarding the next installment in the Puss in Boots franchise or the Shrek franchise for that matter. The movie Puss in Boots: Last Wish was recently released and we’re waiting for new info regarding possible sequels of spinoffs.