The ‘Dial of Destiny’ may have you wondering where you can stream the other four Indiana Jones movies.
The fifth and final film, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” is about to hit U.S. theaters on June 30. The latest movie caps a four-decade run for Harrison Ford playing Dr. Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones Jr. The movie stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen.
‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France on May 18. The movie debuts in U.S. movie theaters on June 30.
You don’t have to rent all four movies to watch Ford as the low-key professor, who jumps into far-flung adventures with his trusty bullwhip and hat.
You can stream all four Indiana Jones movies on Disney+ starting on Wednesday, May 31. (For a while, the answer was Paramount Plus, but that’s no longer the case.)
Even if you were in theaters back in 1981 (like me) watching the early adventures of Dr. Jones, a recap like this is very worthwhile. The first four films are directed by Steven Spielberg. He teamed up with George Lucas on conceiving Jones and the stories.
- How to Stream Indiana Jones Movies in Chronological Order
- How to Watch Indiana Jones movies
How to Stream Indiana Jones Movies in Chronological Order
If you want to watch all five films in the proper chronological timeline, then can’t watch them in the order of release. You would actually start with the second film, followed by the first film:
- “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (story 1935)
- “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (story 1936)
- “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (story 1912 and 1938)
- “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (story 1957)
- “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (story 1960s)
The cheapest way to start watching is through the Disney+ (ad-supported) plan for $7.99 per month. More plans and pricing are below.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Ford first played Jones, a professor of archaeology, with “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” is set in 1936, and introduces Jones as a globetrotting archaeologist recruited by the U.S. Army to find the lost Ark of the Covenant. But the Nazis are already hunting for the Ark, believing it will make Adolf Hitler’s army invincible. Jones is joined on his adventure by Marion Ravenwood played by Karen Allen.
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” was nominated for eight Academy Awards® including Best Picture and won four. It was the highest-grossing film of 1981.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Ford’s return as Jones came in 1984 with “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” Many fans are unaware that the “Temple of Doom” is actually a prequel to “Raiders of the Lost Ark”.
The story of “Temple of Doom” happens a year earlier in 1935. The film opens with Jones fleeing from Shanghai after a local crime boss attempts to kill him at a nightclub.
He flees with singer Willie Scott (Kate Capshaw) and 12-year-old Short Round (Ke Huy Quan). After their escape, the trio finds themselves in a starving Indian village who blame their plight on the loss of three mystical stones. Jones promises to recover the stones and must face a deadly cult led by high priest Mola Ram.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Jones gets drawn into a search for the Holy Grail by learning that his father, Dr. Henry Jones, has gone missing while searching for the artifact.
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” is as much about family as it is adventure.
The Joneses have a tumultuous history with the grail and each other. Sean Connery plays Professor Henry Jones. John Rhys-Davies returns as Sallah.
The late River Phoenix plays a younger Indiana Jones in part of the film, which provides a backstory to the Joneses’ yearslong pursuit of the grail.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Soviet agents kidnap Jones and his partner Mac to infiltrate “Hanger 51,” a classified U.S. Air Force facility. The Soviets are plotting to uncover the whereabouts of the Crystal Skulls and a mysterious city in Peru.
The film starred Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf and marked the return of Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood. Allen had not appeared in an Indy film since ‘Raiders’ in 1981.
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones
If the four movies leave you wanting more, you can also watch the brief TV series that follows the young Indiana Jones chronicles. Jones is played by Sean Patrick Flanery.
How to Watch Indiana Jones movies
Disney Plus is becoming the new home to the Indiana Jones franchise. The streaming platform is now available under a number of different plans and price points. Here are all the current options.
Disney Plus (ad-supported) costs $7.99 per month. Subscribers get the full catalog from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. You can watch up to four screens at once. Picture resolution up to 4K with Dolby Atmos audio.
Disney Plus (no ads) costs $10.99 per month. Subscribers can watch up to four screens at once. Picture resolution up to 4K with Dolby Atmos audio.
Disney Bundle Duo Basic subscription includes Disney+ (with Ads) and Hulu (with Ads) for $9.99 per month.
Disney Bundle Trio Basic subscription has Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ (all with ads) for costs $12.99 per month.
Disney Bundle Trio Premium subscription has Disney+ and Hulu (no ads) with ESPN+ (with ads) for $19.99 per month.
Smart TVs from Samsung, Vizio, and LG have the Disney Plus app within their app stores. The Disney+ app is on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Chromecast.
Disney Plus is expected to be the permanent home to the Indiana Jones franchise since it is part of Lucasfilm. It will be a real boon to Disney’s streaming platform to one day have all five films considering their widespread acclaim and success.
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