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Resident Evil: All Movies Ranked (Including Welcome To Raccoon City)

Taking inspiration from novels is way too common. Taking inspiration from video games is less. Resident Evil franchise is one of them. The movies are based on Japanese video games based on the same name. The film wasn’t appreciated by the critics as such. However, fans did like the movies. In total, the RE franchise now has seven movies, including the reboot Welcome To Raccoon City. But which one is the best out of the lot? Here’s the list. Check it out!

1. Resident Evil (2002)

Resident Evil (2002)
Resident Evil (2002)

This is the first movie of the franchise and easily the best out of the lot. It is worth a re-watch. Moreover, it is the only movie that has consistent and effective scares. This movie had the perfect balance of action and horror. Excess of one would’ve been boring. 78% of people on Ranker have voted for this movie as the best.

2. Resident Evil: Apocolypse (2004)

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

67% of people voted this movie as the second-best out of the lot. This movie has divided the fans. But it is safe to say that this movie has aged well. Alice finds Raccoon city has been infested with zombies. She tries to find a way out of the city before it is too late. The fans who defend the movie argue that it is the effective, if not most accurate, reproduction of elements from the game.

3. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

The film scored 65% of the votes and secured third position. This is the best well-put-together movie in the entire franchise. Director Russell Mulcahy did a fantastic job in continuing what Paul W.S. Anderson would’ve done and finished the movie.

4. Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City (2021)

Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City (2021)
Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City (2021)

The reboot is said to be the closest entry in resembling the original video game. But, again. It is still in theatres running successfully. So, it is difficult to determine whether it’ll surpass the above-mentioned three movies. But, given its storyline and direction, the movie, for now, deserves to land on the fourth position at least.

5. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
RE: Afterlife (2010)

Paul W.S. Anderson directed the first two movies and took a break and let Russell Mulcahy direct the third installment. However, Anderson came back for the fourth one. This movie has some of the best action sequels of all time. We also get to see the reappearance of Cerberus. Anderson’s return did help the movie but couldn’t be as good as Anderson’s first.

6. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

The Final Chapter (2016)
RE: The Final Chapter (2016)

After surviving the apocalypse, Alice finds out that the Umbrella Corporation has developed a deadly virus. Therefore, to save humanity from the upcoming doom, she infiltrates the Hive. By this time, viewers were sort of done with the same old storyline. But there are a few elements in this movie that lands on the second last position.

7. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Retribution (2012)
RE: Retribution (2012)

This movie got the lowest number of votes on Ranker. Just a total of 53%. The movie is about Alive knowing that Umbrella Corporation has invented a deadly virus that can wipe out humanity. So, to save the people, she decides to hunt down the people responsible for it. The movie was trying to take the franchise in a new direction. But looks like the audience didn’t like the idea!