“I’ll be back” is one of the most iconic lines in movie history and it’s all thanks to Arnold Schwarzenegger and the team bringing it and the Terminator franchise to life in 1984. Since then, the franchise has grown to six films, a TV series, web shows, video games, comics, and so much more. While the future of the Terminator film franchise is unclear, there’s never a bad time to watch or rewatch these legendary sci-fi movies that see humanity rising up against Skynet to prevent their extinction. However, there is a lot of time traveling and timeline resetting that happens in the films, so it can be hard to know how to watch them in the correct order.
There are a few different ways you can, but it’s impossible to watch them in a full chronological order as the time traveling nature of them makes that too confusing. That being said, we’ve listed below the best way to watch the films in as close to chronological order as possible. We’ve also listed a couple other ways to watch it below that, including in release order.