All 4 John Wick movies ranked from worst to best

Explore the adrenaline-fueled rankings of all four movies in this thrilling franchise, from the least to the greatest.
Lionsgate film John Wick: Chapter 4 theatrical release set for March 24, 2023, Keeanu Reeves
Lionsgate film John Wick: Chapter 4 theatrical release set for March 24, 2023, Keeanu Reeves /

As we gear up for an action-packed January 2024, get ready to relive every adrenaline-pumping moment as the first three John Wick movies hit Netflix! John Wick, the retired hitman brought to life by Keanu Reeves, has become a household name faster than you can say "headshot." Even your grandma probably has a favorite Wick move!

For the uninitiated (though we doubt there are many of you out there), the John Wick franchise thrusts us into a world of retired hitmen, secret societies, and jaw-dropping action. Picture this: John Wick (2014), John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019), all set to stream on Netflix.

But before you jump into the heart-pounding world of John Wick, be prepared to join us on a rollercoaster ride through our rankings from worst to best. We promise there's a surprise or two along the way that might just leave you reevaluating your own favorites.

Without further ado let's dive in, and may the best John Wick movie win! Mark your calendars for January 2024; it's Wick time on Netflix!

Ranking the John Wick Saga - worst to best

John Wick 4 in theaters March 24, 2023, teaser poster. /

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

This might come as a surprise to many, but on our list, John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) finds its place as the lowest-ranked movie in the franchise. Despite its 89% score on Rotten Tomatoes, the sequel to the 2014 film didn't quite live up to its predecessor. It suffered from what some might call the "Hollywood second movie curse." However, don't let that deter you! The film still packs a punch with increased budget, extended runtime, and thrilling new forms of carnage. The action sequences, design, and execution are top-notch, making it worth a watch.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)

In second place on our worst scale is John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019), boasting a higher Rotten Tomatoes score than the original film. It's a relentless ride with opulent martial arts set pieces and explosive action. The film seamlessly continues the narrative from its predecessor, plunging John Wick into a New York countdown to his demise. Despite sharing the same Rotten Tomatoes score as Chapter 2, we rank it higher for expanding the franchise's scope and depth.

John Wick (2014)

In third place, or second best if you prefer, stands John Wick (2014), the movie that kicked off this action-packed franchise. With inventive action sequences, beautifully shot scenes, and a straightforward, action-focused narrative, it's a fan favorite. Despite its 86% Rotten Tomatoes score being lower than the others, it remains a great movie that started it all.

John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023)

Last but certainly not least, claiming the top spot as the best movie in the franchise is the latest installment, John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023). Garnering critical and audience acclaim, this film received over 94% on Rotten Tomatoes from both critics and audiences alike. It's a rollercoaster of direction, action sequences, and tonal shifts from extreme violence to light-hearted moments.

Although it's not projected to stream on Netflix in 2024, keep an eye out for its release on Peacock for an incredible watch from start to finish.

Don't miss out on the action! The first three John Wick movies are coming to Netflix on Janauary 1, 2024!

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