Every Predator Movie, Ranked From The Worst To Best
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While many hit movies spawn sequels in Hollywood, few have had as strange a journey as the Predator movies. The first film might have introduced one of modern cinema's most iconic monsters, but back in 1987 it was promoted as an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, and there is no doubt that Arnold's huge popularity during the '80s helped it become a box office hit. Yet neither Schwarzenegger nor director John McTiernan returned for the sequel, which changed the cast, tone, and setting, and was not nearly as financially successful.
More than a decade later, the Predator finally returned to screens, but he had to share screen time with another of cinema's great creatures--the Xenomorph. Unfortunately, the two Alien vs. Predator movies failed to satisfy fans of either franchise, and once more, a third movie fail to happen. By the time we reached the current decade, The Predator was back to headlining his movie solo, with 2010's Predators and this year's The Predator both trying to recapture what made the first movie so popular.
Even the most dedicated fan of the franchise would admit that the films haven't always lived up to their potential. And yet, it's not hard to see why the Predator has inspired so many movies, comic books, novels, and video games over the decades. From his technology and honour code to the ruthless pursuit of his prey, it's a testament to the enduring popularity of the creature that has kept the fans coming back for more. So with The Predator now in theaters, here's our ranking of every movie in the Predator series to date...