All the Halloween movies ranked from best to worst

Spooky Season is at its all-time peak on Friday October 19. Michael Myers finally came back to the big screen along with Laurie Strode in the new Halloween movie. If you haven’t already, I highly suggest watching them. Without further ado, here are all the Halloween movies ranked from best to worst. Disclaimer: This list does not include any versions made by Rob Zombie. 


This is literally the best Halloween movie out there. It's also the best in the franchise. The movie introduces us to the most iconic villain of all time. He is the face of the American Halloween. The story takes place in Haddonfield Illinois in 1978. It takes us through the horrific events of Halloween night in 1978 when former resident Michael Myers comes home to kill. The specific target of the night is teenage girl Laurie Strode. 

Halloween II: 

I don’t know why this movie is so hated on. It’s a continuation of the first movie in the sense that it happens a few hours after the events of the first. Laurie is taken to the hospital to get treated for her wounds caused by Michael. Throughout the night, Michael kills each of the staff members finally reaching his target, Laurie. This is also the movie that we find out that the reason Michael is after Laurie is because she is his younger sister. 

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers: 

Although this movie is set in a slightly alternate timeline, I think the idea that Laurie had a daughter that is somehow connected with Michael is very interesting. This movie revolves around 8-year-old Jamie Lloyd and the realization that her uncle is Michael Myers. Throughout the movie we get to see how Michael and Jamie have a weird sort of spiritual connection between them. It’s actually really interesting and I think it made the plot 10 times more enjoyable. 

Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later: 

A lot of people hate on this movie and I can see why because of how cheesy it can be but honestly, it’s a good part of the series especially if you’re a fan of Laurie Strode. In this timeline, only the events of Halloween I and II have taken place. Laurie faked her death, changed her name, and moved to California where she accepts a teaching position and has a son. This is also the first time since Halloween II that Laurie and Michael have seen each other. 

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers: 

I honestly am indifferent about this movie. Yes, it is a decent part to the franchise and the storyline is interesting but at the same time, I personally think it was the second downfall of the series. After Season of the Witch, people were skeptical about Halloween 4. After that was relatively good, everyone was disappointed by how bland and lack luster this movie turned out to be. Everyone that Jamie knows and loves is either dead or completely terrified of her and the movie ends on a cliffhanger so overall, it's just an “eh” type of movie. 

Halloween Resurrection: 

Resurrection was always that movie that people hated because it was so cheesy, predictable, and the fact that Laurie actually dies (a very lame death if I do say so myself). The movie begins by showing Laurie in a mental institution. She’s been put there after the events of H2O and is shown to have gone insane. Really out of nowhere, Michael shows up and a chase through the institution begins. While on the roof, Laurie traps Michael but is tricked by him and is eventually stabbed and thrown off. Back in Haddonfield, 6 teens along with their cameras (to stream the event of course) go and explore the Myers’ house on Halloween. Of course, like any other horror movie, Michael is there with them and kills them off one by one leaving behind a sole survivor. 

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers: 

I was always confused with this movie. The first 30 minutes is about this young girl with a baby that is apparently supposed to be Jamie Lloyd. It’s a little confusing and within the first 25 minutes, Michael successfully killed Jamie. Back in Haddonfield, young boy Danny Strode, his mother, Dr. Sam Loomis, Tommy Doyle (a character from the original Halloween) and Danny’s mother all come together to fight off Michael as he comes after the baby that Jamie had, and Tommy has. It’s very confusing and really hard to understand if you don’t read the actual plot of the movie. 

Halloween III: Season of the Witch: 

While the plot of this movie was somewhat interesting, it didn’t even have Michael Myers in it. The whole plot of the movie was about this company called Silver Shamrock and their Halloween masks. Basically, if you were wearing the mask at a certain time on Halloween night and you were watching a specific TV commercial, your head would turn to mush and bugs and snakes. It was never really explained why this was happening or for what reason, and the movie ends before we even get to see if all the children watching get turned to mush. 

Overall, all the different timelines, plots, and characters that are involved in all these movies are very complex and can be hard to follow. I myself have been a fan of this franchise since I was younger, and I still get a little confused at the timeline of events or what characters exist in what movie. The new Halloween movie is set in a new timeline compared to the others where Laurie is NOT Michael’s sister and only the events of Halloween I have occurred. I am super excited to see this movie and I definitely think it will change the Halloween franchise for the better.