Pirates of the Caribbean movies in order (and where they're streaming)

Swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow has hit our screens for five Pirates of the Caribbean movies. We share the order in which you should watch them and where you can stream them.

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Over the years, movies based on Walt Disney's theme-park attractions have been hit or miss, but there is one attraction in particular that caught the eyes of millions worldwide and sparked five movies, and that was Pirates of the CaribbeanWe take a look at each of the films and where you can stream them. 

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has raked in over four billion dollars at the box office. It is one of the most successful franchises in film history. Even over the years, as the films weren't as widely received as others, the movies still found success with audiences, as only one of the five films was rewarded a rotten score on the Rotten Tomatoes aggregate. While Johnny Depp was a household name, this propelled him into the box office draw that led to many films being made with him at the forefront.  

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Johnny Depp broke onto the scene as Captain Jack Sparrow with an electric performance, leading to a Best Actor nomination at the Academy Awards. The Curse of the Black Pearl followed the story of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) teaming up with Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) to save his love, Elizabeth Swann (Kiera Knightley). Sparrow was eager to help Turner as he sought revenge against the person holding Swann hostage, Hector Barbossa, who had previously stolen his ship, the Black Pearl. 

Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightley, Jonathan Pryce. 
Box Office: $654.3 million
Reception: 86% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes
Where can you stream it?: Disney+

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Will and Elizabeth found themselves behind bars for helping Captain Jack Sparrow out. Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander) of the East India Trading Company offers them clemency if Will agrees to hunt down Jack's compass to find the Dead Man's Chest. Inside the chest is Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), and if found, it would give Beckett control of the seas. The film's reception wasn't as high as the first, but it made over a billion dollars and was the highest-grossing film of 2006. 

Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightley, Tom Hollander
Box Office: $1.066 billion
Reception: 72% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes
Where can you stream it?: Disney+

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

After gaining control of Davy Jones, with the help of the flying Dutchman, he plans on getting rid of piracy forever. However, Elizabeth and Will, alongside the crew of the Black Pearl, set out to rescue Captain Jack Sparrow from Davy Jones. Although the audiences rated the film high, At World's End saw a deep fall with critics as it hit 53%, with many saying the wonky CGI and incomprehensible plot hindered the overall film. 

Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightley
Box Office: $963.4 million
Reception: 72% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes
Where can you stream it?: Disney+

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

A film touted as a direct sequel to the 2007 film At World's End saw a few new additions to the cast with Academy Award winner Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, and Sam Claflin. The film sees Captain Jack Sparrow on a quest to find the Fountain of Youth. Along his journey, he runs into his former lover, Angelica (Penélope Cruz), who forces him to board her ship, where her father, Blackbeard (Ian McShane), was the captain. For the first and only time in the franchise's history, the critics and audiences united by giving the film a rotten score. 

Cast: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Sam Claflin
Box Office: $1.046 billion
Reception: 54% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes
Where can you stream it?: Disney+

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

In what some would say was going back to the basics, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales saw the return of Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley as they joined Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow is facing deadly ghosts sailors led by his old nemesis Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem). Dead Men Tell No Tales might not have brought as much money as the rest of the films, but it still made enough for Disney to be in talks to bring a sixth installment to the franchise along with greenlighting a spin-off, which Margot Robbie has been attached to starring in. 

Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightley
Box Office: $795.9 million
Reception: 60% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes
Where can you stream it?: Disney+

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