To date, there have been six feature films in the Predator franchise – including two crossovers with the Aliens franchise. The first movie debuted over 30 years ago in 1987, and the most recent will be released later on this year.
Here’s a list of every Predator movie along with basic cast & crew information, synopsis, trailers, and handy IMDb links for your convenience:
1987’s Predator is the debut film of the Predator franchise. The movie was directed by John McTiernan, written by Jim & John Thomas, and stars former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, former governor Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Richard Chaves, R.G. Armstrong, Shane Black (who wrote & directed the upcoming latest entry in the franchise, The Predator), and Kevin Peter Hall as “The Predator”. Predator has a runtime of 107 minutes.
1990’s Predator 2 is the second movie in the Predator franchise. The film was directed by Stephen Hopkins, written by Jim & John Thomas, and stars Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Ruben Blades, Maria Conchita Alonso, Bill Paxton, Robert Davi, Adam Baldwin, and Kevin Peter Hall as “The Predator”. Predator 2 has a runtime of 108 minutes.
3AVP: Alien vs. Predator
2004’s AVP: Alien vs. Predator is technically the third film in the Predator franchise. The movie was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, written by Anderson, Dan O’Bannon, and Ronald Shusett, and stars Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Lance Henriksen as “Bishop”, Ewen Bremner, Colin Salmon, Tommy Flanagan, Tom Woodruff Jr. as “Grid” (Alien), and Ian Whyte as “Scar” (Predator). AVP: Alien vs. Predator has a runtime of 96 minutes.
4Alien vs. Predator: Requiem
2007’s Alien vs. Predator: Requiem is technically the fourth movie in the Predator franchise. The film was directed by Colin & Greg Strause, written by Shane Salerno, and stars Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis, Ariel Gade, Kristen Hager, Sam Trammell, Tom Woodruff Jr. as “Alien”, and Ian Whyte as “Predator”. Alien vs. Predator: Requiem has a runtime of 101 minutes.
2010’s Predators is the fifth film in the Predator franchise. The movie was directed by Nimrod Antal, written by Alex Litvak & Michael Finch, and stars Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo, and Derek Mears as “Classic Predator”. Predators has a runtime of 107 minutes.
2018’s The Predator will be the sixth movie in the Predator franchise. The film is directed by Shane Black, written by Black & Fred Dekker, and stars Yvonne Strahovski, Olivia Munn, Boyd Holbrook, Lochlyn Munro, Sterling K. Brown, Jacob Tremblay, Thomas Jane, Jake Busey, Keegan-Michael Key, Edward James Olmos, Trevante Rhodes, Alfie Allen, and Augusto Aguilera. The Predator will be released to theaters nationwide on Friday, September 14th.
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.