The Indiana Jones Movie Viewing Guide: How To Stream Every Movie In The Iconic Series

If you're an "Indiana Jones" fan, you've probably seen all the films a ton of times by now. Their rewatchability is high because they're fun as hell — oh, and Harrison Ford is pretty perfect as the franchise's leading man, too. With all this "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" Cannes release talk, I wouldn't be surprised if you were in the mood to do another rewatch pretty soon; I know I'm gearing up myself.

That said, here's a question for you: Will you watch the films in chronological order, or in the order in which they were produced? Both viewing experiences have their inherent merits, but it's up to you to decide which path you want to go down. In this guide, you'll find exactly where you can stream each installment of the franchise, and which one goes where when it comes to the chronological viewing experience. 

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

1981's "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is the first Indiana Jones-centered film. It follows Jones, an archaeologist hired by the United States government to locate and retrieve the fabled Ark of the Covenant — a sacred, holy relic — before it is taken by Hitler and his Nazis, who hope to use the artifact to dominate on a global scale.

The introduction to Jones, and the first film produced in the franchise, is available to stream on Paramount+, as well as through the service via your Prime or Roku add-on. Personally, I'm all about starting here, since it is the first film of the series, but if you're feeling like switching it up this time around, you might want to start with...

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

1984's "Temple of Doom" is the second movie in the Indiana Jones franchise — but believe it or not, the action hit is actually a prequel film. This time, we meet Jones one year prior to the events of "Raiders" and see him traverse India in search of the sacred stone belonging to a small village that helped him in his hour of need. Turns out, it's come into the hands of a vicious and violent cult that is planning to use them to raise their god to rule.

This sequel-prequel is also available to stream on Paramount+, as well as through the service via your Prime or Roku add-on. I've never watched "Temple of Doom" first on an "Indiana Jones" rewatch, but I can definitely say it doesn't feel like it would be a bad experience to do so. The film's opening is extremely fun and it would be an exciting way to introduce a character like Jones. Maybe give it a shot! It might become the new way to watch. I'm warming up to it the more I think about it. In chronological order, "Raiders" would be next, and then you'd move on as normal to...

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

1989's "The Last Crusade" is the third film both chronologically and produced within the franchise. In it, Harrison Ford's Indiana is joined by Sean Connery as his estranged father whom he discovers has gone missing in search of the Holy Grail. It's Indy's job to find him and the cup before the Nazis get to it first. It's always the Nazis in this franchise, but as we know, they truly are an ever-pervasive threat. 

The third movie, which takes place two years after "Raiders of the Lost Ark," is available to stream on Paramount+, as well as through the service via your Prime or Roku add-on. Things now align on both the chronological and production orders, so naturally the next and last up is...

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

"Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" is the fourth film in the franchise, reigniting the popular adventure series 19 years after "Last Crusade" in 2008. The film flashes forward in the Indy timeline to 1957, when Jones is kidnapped by Soviets in Mexico. They intend to use him to gain the power of the Crystal Skull, which they then plan to use as a way to gain a victory against the United States in a Cold War. 

The fourth film in the franchise, and fourth also chronologically, is available to stream on Paramount+, as well as through the service via your Prime or Roku add-on. And there you have it, folks: a comprehensive guide of where to watch each installment of the "Indiana Jones" series at the time of publishing. If you want to get a rewatch in ahead of "Dial of Destiny," now's a great time! 

"Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" will premiere in theaters in the United States on June 30, 2023.