Every Resident Evil Movie, Ranked Worst to Best
One of the biggest video game franchises has to be Resident Evil, which started back in 1996. It spawned dozens of sequels and spin-offs, including a whole film series. How did fans react to these films? We're taking a look at all the Resident Evil films, including the straight-to-video ones, to see how they rank, based on their IMDb scores.
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
IMDb Score: 5.4
Worldwide Gross: $240,159,255
The worst rated film in the franchise came from the convoluted mess that was Resident Evil: Retribution. The 2012 film had the main character Alice (Milla Jovoich) fighting for her freedom while escaping one of Umbrella Corporation's testing facilities.
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
IMDb Score: 5.9
Worldwide Gross: $296,221,663
Alice is back and trying her best to destroy the Umbrella Corporation, in Resident Evil: Afterlife. She teams up with a group of survivors and searches for Arcadia, a safe haven. This was the top-grossing film in the franchise's series, to date. It was marketed heavily as a 3D film, which was the driving force for a few films in 2010. Director Paul W.S. Anderson has stated that he is a fan of the technology.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
IMDb Score: 6.2
Worldwide Gross: $129,394,835
Resident Evil: Apocalypse was the second film in the franchise, outperforming the first by more than $20 million. The movie follows Alice as she wakes up in Raccoon City, which has become infected. Joining her is Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory) and Carlos Olivera (Oded Fehr), as they try to find a way out of the city before it's destroyed.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017)
IMDb Score: 6.2
Worldwide Gross: $117,451,775
In the next and possibly last RE movie, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, follows Alice right after the events of Retribution. She tries to put an end to the Umbrella Corporation back where it all started, Raccoon City. The Final Chapter hits theaters on January 27. If you're curious about Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, you check out our review here.
Note: We will update and adjust this film's rankings as the weeks go on, as critic reviews and box office numbers come in.
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
IMDb Score: 6.3
Worldwide Gross: $147,717,833
Resident Evil: Extinction puts the survivors of Apacolypse in a dystopian, wasteland setting as they travel through the Nevada desert on their way to Alaska. It's the third highest-grossing film in the franchise.
Resident Evil: Damnation (2012)
IMDb Score: 6.5
Japan Gross: $2,240,021
The second straight-to-video animated film follows Leon Kennedy as he tries to destroy biological weapons being used in Europe. Matthew Mercer (Final Fantasy XV, Titanfall 2) to voiced Leon. He later returned as Leon in Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil: Revelations 2. There was no worldwide gross number available for this film.
Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)
IMDb Score: 6.6
Worldwide Gross: $5,090,936
The first animated RE film, titled Resident Evil: Degeneration, followed Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield. The duo responds to a deadly virus released in Harvardville.
Resident Evil (2002)
IMDb Score: 6.7
Worldwide Gross: $102,441,078
2002 marked the first entry in the Resident Evil franchise, grossing in a little more than $102 million. The film followed Alice, who wakes up in a mansion and slowly uncovers that a virus is changing people into zombies. With an estimated budget of $33 million, the film nearly tripled what it took to produce.