Your Complete Guide to the Indiana Jones Movies
Harrison Ford is back as Indiana Jones for a fifth and final time in the new movie “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.” The actor, 80, has been vocal that he won’t be returning as the intrepid, whip-wielding hero, and he also doesn’t want anyone else to step into his shoes either. Back in 2019, Ford addressed rumors that the role would be recast with Chris Pratt and said, “Nobody is gonna be Indiana Jones. Don’t you get it? I’m Indiana Jones. When I’m gone, he’s gone. It’s easy.”
Earlier this year, Ford doubled down on “Dial of Destiny” being the last time he’ll play his Indiana Jones character. “This is the final film in the series, and this is the last time I’ll play the character. I anticipate that it will be the last time that he appears in a film,” he told Total Film in April, adding that he won’t return for a rumored TV spinoff either.
Ford has played the character five times in five films, beginning with 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” In that film, Indiana, Marian (Karen Allen), Sallah (John Rhys-Davies), and their allies try to keep the Ark of the Covenant out of Nazi hands. Before the ’80s ended, Ford returned to the role twice more, in 1984’s “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and 1989’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Ford (and franchise director Steven Spielberg) came back for another go-around in 2008’s “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” but after split reviews, it seemed that would be the end of Indy’s cinematic journey. But director James Mangold picked up the directing helm for 2023’s “Dial of Destiny,” giving Indiana a final, official send-off.
Ahead, find your guide to all of the Indiana Jones films.
Indiana Jones Movies in Release Date Order
- “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981)
- “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984)
- “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989)
- “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (2008)
- “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (2023)
Indiana Jones Movies in Chronological Order
- “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”
- “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
- “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”
- “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”
- “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”