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My Ranking of the Friday the 13th Movie Franchise

Here is my ranking of the Friday the 13th Movie Franchise: 

  1. Friday the 13th-The first one.  The template, although the main antagonist, Jason Voorhees, is not the killer in this one.  Spoiler alert:  his Mom is.  Either way, awesome start to what has been I think an overall very good movie franchise.
  2. Friday the 13th Part 2-Great follow-up to the original.  I like it almost as much.
  3. Friday the 13th The Final Chapter-The 4th and what was originally supposed to be the final Friday movie.  It turned out not to be, but nevertheless, I really like this one.
  4. Freddy vs. Jason-This is really more of it’s own thing, but since Jason is a big part of it, this has to be here.  I love this movie.  A lot of fun.  Having Jason and Freddy Krueger battle each other is so great.  Pure popcorn movie.
  5. Jason X-Jason movie #10.  Many may think this is a silly one (Jason killing people in space.) but I think it’s fun and it’s really more of a science fiction movie because as I said, it’s in space.  But I really like it.  No apologies.  And I told Kane Hodder (Jason in Parts 7-10) that when I met him in 2022.
  6. Friday the 13th Part VI:  Jason Lives-The 6th one.  I think this one is over the top but a fun horror movie.
  7. Friday the 13th Part VII:  The New Blood-Kane Hodder’s (perhaps the most famous Jason because he played him 4 times and has always been a flag waver for this character and the franchise) debut as Jason.  Very good story.  Great action and kills.  I like this one.
  8. Friday the 13th Part V:  A New Beginning-Apparently this is not a popular one, although I think it’s now a cult favorite.  Jason is not really in this one (Spoiler:  Someone else is imitating him.).  However, it works for me.   I really enjoyed it.
  9. Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D-The 3rd movie and yes it was shot in 3-D and shown in theaters in 3-D.  This was actually the first one where Jason wears the now famous hockey mask.  Great kills in this one.
  10. Friday the 13th Part VIII:  Jason Takes Manhattan-This should really be called Jason Takes a Ship because Manhattan is not featured until way later in the movie.  However, it’s still fun, I think.  
  11. Friday the 13th (2009)-This is considered a remake but I think overall, it’s just another Jason movie.  I really like this one.  Definitely some differences in the character and his backstory, but still, it’s a Jason movie.  I think it was well done.
  12. Jason Goes To Hell-This is my least favorite by far.  The story is an interesting idea, but overall, it doesn’t work for me.

OK there is my ranking of the Friday the 13th/Jason movies.  As of this writing, there is supposed to be a prequel series coming, so if that happens, I look forward to seeing that.

How would you rank these?  Thoughts?

One Comment

  • Mariah (The Girlfriend)

    Since we both decided to rank all the movies, Lucas asked me to also comment with my lists.

    Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th
    Friday the 13th: Part 2
    Friday the 13th: Part III
    Friday the 13th: The New Blood
    Freddy vs Jason
    Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
    Friday the 13th: Jason Takes Manhattan
    Friday the 13th: Jason Lives
    Jason Goes to Hell
    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
    Jason X

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