The Maze Runner movies in order and where to watch them

Jumping into the Maze Runner movies? We've got everything you need to know.

"Maze Runner: The Death Cure" - Le Labyrinthe : Le Remede Mortel Paris Photocall At Cinema Le Grand
"Maze Runner: The Death Cure" - Le Labyrinthe : Le Remede Mortel Paris Photocall At Cinema Le Grand / Marc Piasecki/GettyImages

No one can deny the impact of a good YA dystopian book-to-movie adaptation. While there are a few to choose from, the Maze Runner never truly gets the love it deserves.

Regardless, the film series featured a plethora of talented actors, some of whom would go on to have great success. In addition, it felt like another alternative to those who had watched all the Hunger Games and Divergent films.

Whether you're craving a rewatch of the series, want to introduce someone else to it, or just love looking at Dylan O'Brien (we get it), then you'll want to use our handy-dandy guide for the Maze Runner film series.

1. Start with The Maze Runner (2014)

The first film in the Maze Runner series was unsurprisingly titled The Maze Runner. This one was released in 2014 and features Dylan O'Brien as the main character, Thomas. He is joined by other talented people including Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Will Poulter. As you can see, the cast in that first film was stacked.

Since it's the start of the franchise, this is a true intro to this world, the characters, and the challenges they face including trying to escape the maze. In addition, they're trying to figure out how to deal with things and work together which always proves difficult in dystopian films.

If you want to stream The Maze Runner in 2024, then you'll have to rent or buy it. Some options for that include the Google Play Store, Amazon Prime Video, or YouTube.

2. The 2nd movie is Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

If you couldn't tell, the studio wasted no time in getting to work on a sequel as these first two movies were released almost a year apart. It's almost as if they knew the Maze Runner franchise was going to be very successful.

While I don't want to give away too many plot details to avoid spoilers, the sequel follows our ragtag group of Gladers as they manage to escape the maze and are on the run, along with us learning some backstory about how they ended up in the maze. For a sequel, that's a pretty run-of-the-mill plot, and we get to see the addition of some new cast members including Katherine McNamara and Giancarlo Esposito.

Thankfully, you don't have to worry about buying these as you can stream Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials on Max.

3. Finish the series with Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

Last but not least, we're talking about the final film in the trilogy and that's Maze Runner: The Death Cure which was released in 2018. This time, we're once again following Thomas, but his mission is a bit different as he's looking for a cure for the virus. I mean, the title gives you a pretty good idea of that.

This film felt especially final because Dylan O'Brien was injured during filming and it was a huge part of why there was a delay. Thankfully, O'Brien ended up recovering and came back to reprise his role as Thomas. In addition, Maze Runner: The Death Cure was full of death and loads of dramatic moments, making for an exciting conclusion to the series.

Of course, if you've been following along, you'll be wanting to know where you can stream Maze Runner: The Death Cure and you're in luck as it's streaming on Hulu and Disney+.

With the source material being the book series by James Dashner, it made sense that the film series would be a trilogy. Dashner would go on to write future installments and add more to the Maze Runner world, yet the film series stopped at three films.

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