Scooby-Doo Movies in Chronological Order: Animated & Live-Action

Scooby-Doo Movies in Order

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Incorporated team have been solving mysteries on screen for decades. From haunted houses to monster chases, they’ve been a staple in many of our childhoods. If you’ve ever wondered how to watch all the Scooby-Doo movies in chronological order, you’re in the right place. Join me on a nostalgic journey through every Mystery Incorporated movie in the order they were meant to be seen.

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated on October 11, 2023, to include the most recent releases and adaptations in the Scooby-Doo movie series.

How many Scooby-Doo movies are there?

For over two decades, Scooby-Doo movies have remained a beloved staple, prompting Warner Bros to keep delivering. With 48 animated films since 1979, the legacy of Mystery Incorporated endures.

Every Scooby-Doo animated movie in order

Over the years, the Scooby-Doo movies have delivered unique and unforgettable escapades. Intriguingly, while their chronological order largely coincides with their release dates for animated features, the live-action movies diverge in this aspect. We’ll delve into sorting those later. Now, let’s embark on a journey through the standalone adventures of Mystery Incorporated, starting from the very beginning.


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1. ‘Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers’ (1987)

Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (1987)

After the death of Shaggy’s uncle, the gang inherits his Southern estate. But soon, they discover the ghost of a Confederate soldier haunts it. Seeking help, they hire the Boo Brothers, ghostly ghost exterminators, to rid the mansion of the spirits. Along the way, they face various creepy apparitions and try to solve a mystery involving hidden treasure.

2. ‘Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School’ (1988)

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988)

Shaggy, Scooby, and Scrappy-Doo become gym teachers at Miss Grimwood’s Finishing School in a departure from chasing real ghosts. To their shock, they discover that their students are the daughters of famous monsters. As they get involved in the school’s activities, they must help the girls win a volleyball match against the neighboring Calloway Military Academy boys. Things take a turn when the evil Revolta plots to kidnap and use the girls for her wicked potion.

3. ‘Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf’ (1988)

Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf (1988)

Shaggy is transformed into a werewolf due to Dracula’s machinations, who needs a werewolf to compete in his Monster Road Race. The race is crucial for Dracula to keep his title as the Monster World’s overlord. To return to normal, Shaggy, with Scooby and Scrappy’s help, must out-race a collection of monsters and win the competition. As they race against various monstrous opponents, the gang must navigate through spooky landscapes and avoid being caught by Dracula’s henchmen.


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4. ‘Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights’ (1994)

Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights (1994)

Scooby and Shaggy find themselves in ancient Arabia working as royal food tasters for the young Caliph. When they’re mistaken for being great storytellers, Shaggy spins tales to appease the Caliph. This animated feature showcases two stories: an Aladdin retelling where Yogi Bear replaces the titular character and a Sinbad the Sailor story where Shaggy assumes Sinbad’s role. Both tales have typical Scooby-Doo humor, mysteries, and chase sequences.

5. ‘Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island’ (1998)

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)

The gang reunites after a brief hiatus from mystery-solving, feeling the absence of real haunted cases. Now a TV host, Daphne decides to film an episode about real hauntings. The gang ends up on Moonscar Island, a haunted bayou island. Soon, they encounter real zombies and were-cats. This movie shifts tone from the previous stories, offering genuine chills and mysteries. The gang discovers a centuries-old pirate secret and a dark cat cult that offers a refreshing and darker twist to the typical “masked villain” plots.

6. ‘Scooby-Doo! and the Witch’s Ghost’ (1999)

Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost (1999)

Traveling to the New England town of Oakhaven, the Mystery Inc. gang is drawn into a new mystery after hearing tales of the ghost of a witch haunting the town. The ghost in question is said to be the spirit of Sarah Ravencroft, a distant relative of the gang’s new friend, Ben Ravencroft, a famous horror writer. As they dig deeper, they find a lost journal, witchcraft, and a surprise twist that challenges the traditional Scooby-Doo formula, introducing real supernatural elements alongside the usual masked culprits.


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7. ‘Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders’ (2000)

Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (2000)

The gang stumbles upon a UFO sighting and purported alien abductions in a desert town. While investigating, Shaggy and Scooby fall for a hippie photographer named Crystal, who’s more than she appears. Meanwhile, the local townsfolk seem to be hiding something. As the gang dives deeper into the mystery, they uncover a plot involving fake aliens and real government agents, all connected to a hidden gold mine.

8. ‘Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase’ (2001)

Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001)

After visiting a college friend who’s been working on a virtual reality video game based on their past mysteries, the gang gets transported into the digital realm by a menacing computer virus named the Phantom Virus. Inside the game, they must navigate through ten levels, facing monsters from their past adventures, to retrieve a box of Scooby Snax and escape. As they journey through the game, the line between the digital and real-world blurs, culminating in a final showdown in the ‘real’ world.

9. ‘Scooby-Doo’ (2002)

Scooby-Doo (2002)

This live-action adaptation sees Mystery Inc. breaking up after a case goes awry. Two years later, each member is individually invited to Spooky Island, a popular spring break destination. Reunited, they discover that young visitors are leaving the island with a vacant, zombie-like demeanor. The gang must overcome their differences, confront personal demons, and unravel the island’s dark secrets involving ancient rituals and soul-sucking creatures.

10. ‘Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire’ (2003)

Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire (2003)

The gang travels to Australia for a vacation and winds up amid a mystery at the Vampire Rock Music Festival. Bands are being threatened by the Yowie Yahoo, a legendary vampire said to turn musicians into vampires. As they investigate, they encounter familiar faces from their past and must unravel the legend’s truth, deciphering if the menace is real or just another masked villain.

11. ‘Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico’ (2003)

Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico (2003)

When Fred’s pen pal invites the gang to Veracruz, Mexico, they find themselves in the middle of a monster scare once again. A Chupacabra is terrorizing the town just as the Day of the Dead celebrations are about to start. Alongside a vibrant backdrop of festivities, the team uncovers a plot about land grabbing, ancient beliefs, and local legends, confronting both personal misunderstandings and the famed beast.

12. ‘Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed’ (2004)

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

In this live-action sequel, Mystery Inc. must face its past as an anonymous masked villain brings their old foes to life in Coolsville. With the town turning against them due to a smear campaign and a series of monster attacks, the gang has to solve the mystery of who’s reanimating and controlling their past adversaries. The stakes are high, and the monsters are real this time, challenging the group’s wits and friendship.

13. ‘Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster’ (2004)

Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster (2004)

Seeking some relaxation, the gang joins Daphne’s cousin at her ancestral castle in Scotland. However, rest is not on the agenda as sightings of the Loch Ness Monster disrupt the Highland games. Is the legendary creature real, or just a clever ruse? Amidst bagpipes, kilts, and breathtaking landscapes, the team dives deep into local lore, uncovering a tale of familial pride, deceit, and an age-old mystery of the deep.

14. ‘Aloha, Scooby-Doo!’ (2005)

Aloha, Scooby-Doo! (2005)

Hawaii beckons Mystery Inc. for a surfing contest, but the island spirit is disturbed by the antics of the Wiki-Tiki. This tiny terror and his monstrous henchmen threaten the upcoming event and scare away the locals. The gang’s investigation unveils ancient Hawaiian legends, forbidden romance, and a developer’s schemes, all under the tropical sun.


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15. ‘Scooby-Doo! in Where’s My Mummy?’ (2005)

Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy (2005)

Daphne’s passion for archaeology lands the gang in Egypt, helping her restore the Sphinx. But all’s not calm on the Nile: Cleopatra’s ghost seems to have risen, cursing the land. With mummies, booby-trapped pyramids, and shifting sands, the team navigates the richness of ancient Egyptian culture, deciphering hieroglyphics and legends to unravel a tale of timeless love and modern greed.

16. ‘Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!’ (2006)

Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! (2006)

The Mystery Inc. gang embarks on a cruise meant for relaxation, but piracy and ghostly apparitions quickly turn it into another investigation. The pirate’s ghost, Captain Skunkbeard, appears, searching for an ancient treasure. As the high-seas adventure unfolds, the gang uncovers deceptive plans, fake ghosts, and a legend of a lost pirate ship.

17. ‘Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!’ (2007)

Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! (2007)

Intending to take a vacation in Paris, the gang mistakenly ends up in the Himalayas after Scooby and Shaggy goof up a flight. Here, they encounter the chilling myth of the Yeti. As they traverse snowy peaks and ancient monasteries, they discover a plot involving a lost city, valuable relics, and a man’s ambition to capture the elusive creature.

18. ‘Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King’ (2008)

Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King (2008)

Halloween takes a mystical turn when the gang stumbles upon a real magical world. After a carnival magician’s powers get stolen, Scooby and Shaggy must confront the Goblin King. A rollercoaster of fairies, witches, and goblins awaits them, challenging their understanding of reality and teaching them the importance of friendship and trust.

19. ‘Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins’ (2009)

Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009)

This live-action film takes us back to the gang’s high school days, illustrating how they first came together. After being falsely accused of staging a spooky practical joke, the group sets out to find the real culprits. Along the way, they face spectral dinosaurs, glowing ghosts, and the roots of the friendships we’ve come to cherish.

20. ‘Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword’ (2009)

Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword (2009)

Daphne’s victory in a martial arts tournament lands the gang in Japan. However, searching for an ancient sword brings them face-to-face with the ghost of an ancient samurai warrior. As they navigate ninja challenges and the legend of the Black Samurai, the team discovers a tale of honor, deceit, and timeless traditions.

21. ‘Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster’ (2010)

Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster (2010)

In this live-action sequel to “The Mystery Begins,” the gang works at a golf club for the summer. However, relaxation is cut short by the appearance of the Lake Monster haunting the establishment. As they dig deeper, they uncover a tangled web of family history, ancient curses, and a transformative elixir.

22. ‘Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo’ (2010)

Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo (2010)

Mystery Inc. visits a magic academy to support Velma’s sister, Madelyn. But things take a turn when a giant griffin starts terrorizing the students. The gang delves into the world of magic, illusion, and mystical artifacts to solve this airborne enigma.

23. ‘Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare’ (2010)

Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare (2010)

Seeking nostalgic fun, the gang heads to Fred’s old summer camp. Unfortunately, it’s threatened by eerie legends of ghostly camp counselors and the Woodsman. As they explore tales of haunted canoes and abandoned mine towns, they unravel the mystery of Camp Little Moose’s disappearing campers.

24. ‘Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur’ (2011)

Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur (2011)

Shaggy’s therapy retreat after a scare-induced breakdown lands the group in La Serena, a town with a ghostly dinosaur haunting its residents. Amid encounters with biker gangs and archaeologists, they delve into the legend of the Phantosaur and the mysteries surrounding a local paleontological dig.


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25. ‘Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire’ (2012)

Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire (2012)

A vacation in Louisiana leads the team to “Vampire Palooza,” a vampire-themed festival. But things become eerie when a real vampire resurrects, seeking Daphne as his bride. The gang confronts vampire lore, songs, and a secret society in this musical mystery adventure.

26. ‘Big Top Scooby-Doo!’ (2012)

Big Top Scooby-Doo! (2012)

Mystery Inc. infiltrates a traveling circus when a werewolf threatens to dismantle it. Amid acrobats, clowns, and performers, they unearth tales of a previous werewolf encounter and an ancient medallion. The gang walks the tightrope between reality and illusion in this circus-themed conundrum.

27. ‘Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon’ (2013)

Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon (2013)

At a comic convention, a real monster emerges, wreaking havoc and overshadowing the festivities. This monster is related to the Blue Falcon superhero, turning the event into chaos. As the team dives into the comic book world, they grapple with fans, rivalries, and the legacy of the Blue Falcon to solve the mystery.

28. ‘Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map’ (2013)

Scooby-Doo! Adventures The Mystery Map (2013)

In a unique puppet-themed adaptation, the gang discovers a map of Pirate Parrot’s treasure. They embark on a thrilling quest, confronting a puppet master and his puppeteer to find the hidden loot. Along the way, they face riddles, salty sea tales, and puppet peril.

29. ‘Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright’ (2013)

Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright (2013)

The gang visits Chicago for a talent show, “Talent Star,” where they contend with the haunting of the Opera House by a phantom. Personal stakes rise as Fred and Daphne compete as finalists. They navigate backstage drama, romantic entanglements, and operatic lore to unmask the phantom’s identity.

30. ‘Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery’ (2014)

Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery (2014)

When a ghostly bear disrupts WrestleMania, the crew teams up with WWE superstars to tackle the mystery. Their investigation leads them into the high-stakes world of wrestling, exploring training facilities, matches, and the lore of the wrestling championship belt.

31 ‘Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy’ (2014)

Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy (2014)

Inheriting her great uncle’s cursed castle, Velma leads the gang to Transylvania. Here, their most intimate fears become real. Amid the tales of mad scientists, werewolves, and villagers with pitchforks, they uncover a vendetta against Mystery Inc. and confront the legacy of their past cases.

32. ‘Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness’ (2015)

Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness (2015)

After winning a lottery, the gang finds themselves on a space tour with several celebrities. When an alien starts wreaking havoc on the ship, suspicions arise among the passengers. In the vastness of space, the group deciphers the truth behind the alien attacks and the spaceship’s true mission.

33. ‘Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery’ (2015)

Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery (2015)

When a mystery threatens a rock concert at the amusement park, KISS World, the Mystery Inc. team collaborates with the iconic rock band KISS. They find themselves in an alternate dimension via the Crimson Witch and face challenges beyond mere mortals. With music and magic on their side, they aim to save the rock universe.

34. ‘Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood’ (2016)

Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood (2016)

In this LEGO-themed escapade, the gang visits a historic Hollywood movie studio turned theme park. However, classic movie monsters seem to have come to life and intend to ruin the park. As the team delves deeper, they uncover old rivalries, studio secrets, and a plot to bring down the park.

35. ‘Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon’ (2016)

Scooby-Doo! and WWE Curse of the Speed Demon (2016)

Teaming up with WWE superstars again, the gang is in an off-road racing competition. But when a mysterious demon racer threatens the event, it’s up to Scooby and the team, with their WWE pals, to save the race and solve the mystery.

36. ‘Scooby-Doo! Shaggy’s Showdown’ (2017)

Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown (2017)

The gang takes a trip to visit Shaggy’s relative at a cowboy town-themed resort. But, their vacation turns into a mission when the ghost of a vengeful cowboy named Dapper Jack Rogers starts causing trouble. It’s a wild west ride as they uncover the truth of the outlaw’s past.

37. ‘Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash’ (2017)

Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash (2017)

In another LEGO-themed adventure, Mystery Inc. heads to a beach for a big blowout party. However, when ghostly pirates crash the bash, the gang has to piece together the LEGO-style clues to save the day, recover the stolen treasure, and ensure the party goes on.


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38. ‘Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold’ (2018)

Scooby-Doo! & Batman The Brave and the Bold (2018)

Mystery Inc. joins forces with Batman when villains from both of their rogues’ galleries come together to wreak havoc in Gotham City. With other heroes from the DC Universe joining the investigation, they race against time to stop a sinister plot.

39. ‘Daphne & Velma’ (2018)

Daphne & Velma (2018)

This live-action spin-off focuses on Daphne and Velma long before they team up with Scooby and the gang. The duo must solve a high-tech mystery at Ridge Valley High, involving students who vanish only to return in a zombified state.

40. ‘Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost’ (2018)

Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost (2018)

Mystery Inc. travels to the Rocky Harbor Culinary Resort, owned by Fred’s uncle. The tranquility is disrupted by the Red Ghost and a mystery dating back to the times of the founding chefs. With top chefs and culinary critics around, they stir the pot to catch the ghost.

41. ‘Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost’ (2019)

Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost (2019)

After many years, the gang is forced to finish an old case that involved catching thirteen of the world’s most terrifying ghosts. However, there’s one ghost left, the 13th one. With the help of Vincent Van Ghoul, they embark on a treacherous journey to catch the final specter and close the case for good.

42. ‘Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island’ (2019)

Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island (2019)

In this sequel to “Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island,” the gang is again brought to Zombie Island. This time, they’re determined not to repeat their past mistakes and avoid any paranormal investigations. However, the island’s haunting mysteries pull them back into the thick of the action.

43. ‘Scoob!’ (2020)

Scoob! (2020)

This film acts as a fresh origin story, revealing how Shaggy met Scooby and formed Mystery Inc. with Fred, Velma, and Daphne. As they face their most challenging mystery yet, they discover Scooby’s secret legacy and an evil plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus. The team races against the clock to stop the “dogpocalypse.”

44. ‘Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo!’ (2020)

Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! (2020)

Mystery Inc. finds themselves in a thrilling Halloween adventure when toxic ooze creates jack-o-lantern monsters that threaten the town. With the help of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and Bill Nye the Science Guy, the gang tries to solve the sticky mystery and save Halloween.

45. ‘Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob’ (2021)

Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob (2021)

An adventure back in time, the gang gets transported to the age of King Arthur in Camelot. Shaggy unwittingly pulls out Excalibur and becomes the unexpected king. With treacherous sorcery, dragons, and jousting tournaments, the gang has to find their way back home.

46. ‘Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog’ (2021)

Straight Outta Nowhere Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog (2021)

Scooby-Doo and the gang meet another canine hero in a thrilling crossover: Courage the Cowardly Dog. They team up in the town of Nowhere, where they confront a monstrous cicada creature and her eerie winged minions, discovering shared villains and uncovering the mystery of the town’s strange happenings.

47. ‘Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!’ (2022)

Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! (2022)

Mystery Inc. is plunged into a series of challenging cases when a peculiar cat monster mystery at a Nepal ski resort ties back to costume designer Coco Diablo. Following Fred’s wish for more intricate mysteries, the team experiences ghostly disturbances at a carnival. Their investigations lead them to Coolsville Penitentiary, a local library, and ultimately, a confrontation at a costume shop.

48. ‘Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too!’ (2023)

Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too! (2023)

The Justice League vanishes, drawing Mystery Inc. to the Hall of Justice to investigate phantoms. Alongside Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen, the gang stumbles upon ongoing chaos in Metropolis. Their path crosses with Krypto, Superman’s dog, as they navigate eerie holograms in the Justice League’s base and grapple with some unexpected confrontations.


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Scooby-Doo live-action movies in chronological order

Exploring the live-action Scooby-Doo films can be a bit tricky, as their release dates don’t exactly match the story’s progression. I know, it threw me off at first too! But don’t fret – if you want to experience Mystery Inc.’s escapades in the way the narrative flows, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a guide to walk you through the adventures in the order they’re meant to be seen.

1. ‘Daphne & Velma (2018)

Set before the events of “The Mystery Begins”, this spin-off focuses on Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley. Before they teamed up with Fred, Shaggy, and Scooby, Daphne and Velma were solving mysteries as high school students. This film gives us a deeper look into their individual characters and their dynamic as a duo before joining the broader Mystery Inc. team.

2. ‘Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins‘ (2009)

This film serves as a prequel to the live-action series, detailing the origins of the Mystery Inc. team. We witness the fateful events where Shaggy meets Scooby for the first time and how the gang of Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby initially come together. The team confronts their first mystery in their hometown of Coolsville, laying the foundation for their future as ghostbusters and mystery solvers.

3. ‘Scooby-Doo (2002)

Picking up some time after their formation, Mystery Inc. is now well-known for solving supernatural mysteries. However, internal conflicts led the team to split up. They are unexpectedly reunited on Spooky Island to investigate the mysterious happenings there. This film sees them overcoming their differences and rediscovering their friendship, solidifying their bond.

4. ‘Scooby-Doo! Monsters Unleashed (2004)

This direct sequel to the 2002 movie finds Mystery Inc. attending the opening of an exhibition that showcases all the costumes of the villains they’ve previously unmasked. However, when the costumes come to life and wreak havoc in the city, it’s up to the gang to save the day. The events in this movie directly follow those in the first film, with the team’s reputation on the line.

5. ‘Scooby-Doo! The Curse of the Lake (2010)

This TV movie is set after the events of “Monster Unleashed.” The gang goes on a summer vacation, only to stumble upon another mystery involving a Lake Monster that haunts a local resort. Though it’s set in the same live-action universe, it’s not as directly connected to the preceding two films but follows the gang’s continuous adventures.

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