Films are a influence by a variety of factors. Pirates of the Caribbean, on the other hand, is one of the few pieces of art inspire by a theme park attraction. The first film, based on a Disneyland ride of the same name, was released in 2003 and was an instant smash. Pirates of the Caribbean is still one of the best fantasy swashbuckler film franchises of all time, 18 years and five films later.
With his unkempt style, a mix of smart and salty sense of humour, eternal passion for rum, and the weirdest way of inviting trouble, Depp’s Jack Sparrow remains the most iconic and loveable character. Whatever you think of the performer, we can’t deny that the role has had a significant impact.
Now that a sixth Pirates of the Caribbean film is in the works, it brings back memories of the previous five films and the magical adventures of the men at sea. However, deciding which one to see first, or if the five films plus the short feature in the Pirates of the Caribbean series should be look in any particular order, can be difficult.
First, let’s have a look at those five films along with a short one.
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1. Pirates Of Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)
Director- Gore Verbinski
William Turner, a resourceful young blacksmith, teams up with the eccentric pirate “Captain” Jack Sparrow to save his love. The Governor’s daughter, Elizabeth Swann, who has been mistakenly get capture by the cunning and treacherous Barbossa. A former ally of Jack, in order to make a blood sacrifice to end the curse. That has been cast upon him and his crew. Will and Jack hijack a Royal Navy ship and sail to Tortuga, a pirate haven. There, Jack meets up with his friend Joshamee Gibbs and sets out with a crew of buccaneers and “able-bodied” men to save Elizabeth and reclaim the Black Pearl. Meanwhile, Barbossa realises that the sacrifice required someone else’s blood, not Elizabeth’s.
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
Director- Gore Verbinski
According to legend, Davy Jones is a tortured spirit who lives beneath the water and commands a terrifying sea beast. Unfortunately for Captain Jack Sparrow, the infamous pirate, this mythology is absolutely real. Years ago, Jack made a pact with Davy Jones, who now expects him to follow through on his pledge. By submitting to Jones’s service. But Jack isn’t about to give up without a fight, which is bad news for Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. She always seem to end up in the middle of Jack’s misadventures. If Jack cannot find a means to get rid of Davy Jones once and for all. The three heroes may be doom.
3. Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
Director- Gore Verbinski
After rescuing Captain Jack Sparrow from the world of the dead, Elizabeth, Will, and Captain Barbossa must face Davy Jones and Lord Cutler Beckett, their adversaries. With Jones’ heart under his control, Beckett establishes a sinister alliance with him in order to conquer the seas and eliminate the last of the Pirates. Now it’s up to Jack, Barbossa, Will, Elizabeth, Tia Dalma, and the rest of the crew to summon the Pirate Lords from all around the world, including the notorious Sao Feng.
The Pirate Lords seek to free Calypso, Davy Jones’s cursed sweetheart, from the trap they put her in out of fear, in which they must assemble the 9 pieces that bind her by ritual to undo it. She was released in the hopes of assisting them in their fight. With this, all pirates will band together to fight Beckett, Jones, Norrington, the Flying Dutchman, and the entire East India Trading Company for their freedom.
4. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Director- Rob Marshall
Captain Jack Sparrow, accompanied by the feared pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard, and Angelica, a mysterious woman from his past, race to the fabled Fountain of Youth. In the meantime, the Spanish have dispatched some ships in search of the Fountain, while the English have dispatched their own ship, captained by pirate-turned-privateer Captain Hector Barbossa. Barbossa has a vendetta of his own, while Blackbeard is looking for the Fountain to save his skin.
5. Tales Of The Code: Wedlocked (2011)
Director- James Ward Byrkit
Pirates of the Caribbean: Tales of the Code: Wedlocked was a precursor to The Curse of the Black Pearl based on the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise. The “Auction scene” from the original attraction served as inspiration for the plot. John Vickery (Auctioneer), Vanessa Branch (Giselle), and Lauren Maher star in the short film (Scarlett). Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio wrote the screenplay, which was directed by James Ward Byrkit and produced by Leora Glass.
6. Pirates Of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales (2017)
Director- Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg
Captain Salazar, a dangerous ghost, and his crew have escaped the Devil’s triangle and are sailing the seas in quest of Captain Jack Sparrow, his arch-rival and source of all his misery. Meanwhile, Jack is accosted by a young man who claims that only Sparrow can help him uncover the Trident of Poseidon. Carina Smyth, an astronomer and horologist, joins the team to assist them in discovering something she believes her father had always intended her to discover. Jack’s only hope is to track down the legendary Trident of Poseidon, whose owner is claimed to have complete dominion over the oceans.