Resident Evil Through the Years

by CountRonin | created - 10 Sep 2017 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

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1. Sweet Home (1989)

100 min | Horror

A TV production crew are making a documentary about the infamous painter Mamiya Ichiro. When they start filming at his old home, they come under attack from the ghost of the painter's wife.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Shingo Yamashiro, Ichiro Furutachi, Fukumi Kuroda

Votes: 539

Horror film that inspired the game

This film is the reason why Resident Evil exists

2. Sweet Home (1989 Video Game)

Adventure, Horror

Add a Plot

Votes: 22

Adventure | Horror

It is based on the film

3. Birth of Resident Evil (1996 Video)

37 min | Documentary, Short

A promotional VHS tape to promote Resident Evil (Biohazard).

Stars: Inezh, Charlie Kraslavsky, Linda, Shinji Mikami

Documentary | Short

4. Resident Evil (1996 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

The RPD are investigating strange cannibalized corpses on the outskirts of the city. The Alpha squad, Jill and Chris, are sent to locate missing team members. While there mutated dogs cause them to flee into a supposedly abandoned mansion.

Directors: Shinji Mikami, Mitsuhisa Hosoki | Stars: Charlie Kraslavsky, Inezh, Greg Smith, Linda

Votes: 4,617

Action | Adventure | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

M for animated blood and gore/violence

5. Resident Evil 2 (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

Two months after the mansion events, the deadly T-virus escapes into the streets of Raccoon City. Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield find the police office left abandoned. In an underground facility the story of Umbrella Corp. gets unfolded.

Director: Hideki Kamiya | Stars: Paul Haddad, Alyson Court, Sally Cahill, Lisa Jai

Votes: 4,964

Action | Horror | Thriller

M for blood and gore, and violence

6. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror

Two months after surviving the grisly disaster at the mansion lab, Jill Valentine resigns from S.T.A.R.S. and attempts to escape the ruined nightmarish Racoon city.

Directors: Kazuhiro Aoyama, Tatsuya Chiba | Stars: Catherine Disher, Vince Corazza, Benedict Campbell, Roger Honeywell

Votes: 3,976

Action | Horror

M for blood and gore, and violence

7. Resident Evil: Survivor (2000 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

An uncontrollable outbreak of the Umbrella created T-Virus occured in Raccoon city. To stop the outbreak from spreading further, Umbrella was forced to wipe out the city. However, this was not the only location where an outbreak occurred.

Director: Hiroyuki Kai | Stars: Patrick Harlan, Colleen Lanki, Ruth Hollyman, Michael Naishtut

Votes: 388

Action | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

M for animated blood and gore/violence

8. Resident Evil: Code: Veronica (2000 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

Claire Redfield infiltrates an Umbrella facility in Paris, but is captured and imprisoned on Rockfort Island. She teams up with inmate Steve Burnside to escape after an outbreak of the T-Virus on the island.

Directors: Hiroki Katô, Shimako Sato, Toshiyuki Aoyama, Makoto Seki | Stars: Alyson Court, Bill Houston, Peter Oldring, Leila Johnson

Votes: 2,528

Action | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

M for animated blood and gore/violence

9. Resident Evil: Survivor 2 - Code Veronica (2001 Video Game)

Action, Horror, Thriller

A first-person shooter game based around the Resident Evil franchise.

Directors: Akihiro Ishihara, Junichiro Koyama, Tomoshi Sadamoto, Toshikazu Saitoh, Yasuhiro Seto, Yu Tamura

Votes: 72

Action | Horror | Thriller

Could not find rating

10. Resident Evil Gaiden (2001 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Horror

Leon Kennedy and Barry Burton must solve a mystery on the cruise liner Starlight

Votes: 71

Action | Adventure | Horror

T for blood and violence

11. Resident Evil: Wesker's Report (2001 Video)

19 min | Short

A retrospective of the Resident Evil games, from Albert Wesker's point of view.

Director: Takao Ogasawara | Star: Richard Waugh

Votes: 59

Short

12. Resident Evil (2002)

R | 100 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

33 Metascore

A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan McCluskey, Oscar Pearce

Votes: 238,891 | Gross: $40.12M

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

R for strong sci-fi/horror violence, language and sexuality/nudity

13. Resident Evil (2002 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

Remake of the first game in which the RPD squad, Jill and Chris, are forced to flee into a mysterious mansion. Featuring new gameplay mechanics, revised puzzles, additional explorable areas, a revised script, and new story details.

Director: Shinji Mikami | Stars: Joe Whyte, Heidi Anderson-Swan, Ed Smaron, Hope Levy

Votes: 3,063

Action | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

M for blood and gore, and violence

14. Resident Evil Zero (2002 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

Rebecca Chambers and convicted criminal Billy Coen explore an abandoned training facility for employees of the pharmaceutical company Umbrella.

Directors: Koji Oda, Ken Sakamoto | Stars: Anthony Tullo, Cyrus Lane, David Webster, Ian Downie

Votes: 1,764

Action | Adventure | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

M for blood and gore, and violence

16. Resident Evil: Dead Aim (2003 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

Four years after Raccoon city's destruction, an ocean liner, has been infested by the T-virus stolen from Umbrella's labs by Morpheus D. Duvall. Unless his demands are given, he will launch missiles carrying the virus to the US and China.

Directors: Takuya Iwasaki, Eiro Shirahama | Stars: Raj Ramayya, Claire O'Connor, Angus Waycott, Murray Johnson

Votes: 219

Action | Horror | Mystery | Adventure

M for blood and gore, and violence

17. Resident Evil: Outbreak (2003 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

Resident Evil: Outbreak depicts a series of episodic story lines in the fictional Raccoon City. It was set during the same general time period as Resident Evil 2 (1998) and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999).

Director: Eiichiro Sasaki | Stars: Kenroy Allen, Vittorio Altomare, Harbir Anand, Perdita Andrews

Votes: 715

Action | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

M for blood and gore, and intense violence

18. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

Alice wakes up in Racoon city hospital after the city has been overrun by zombies. Alice must now make it out of the city before a mucilage bomb is dropped on the city.

Director: Alexander Witt | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Eric Mabius, Oded Fehr

Votes: 180,353 | Gross: $51.20M

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

R for non-stop violence, language and some nudity

Action | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

M for blood and gore, intense violence, and strong language

21. Resident Evil 4 (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

Six years after the events in Raccoon City, Leon Kennedy, now a federal agent, is sent to a rural part of Spain to rescue the U.S. President's kidnapped daughter, Ashley Graham from a sinister cult.

Directors: Kuniomi Matsushita, Shinji Mikami | Stars: Paul Mercier, Carolyn Lawrence, Rino Romano, Salli Saffioti

Votes: 10,029

Action | Adventure | Crime | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

M for blood and gore, and intense violence

22. Resident Evil: Deadly Silence (2006 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

A remake of the original Biohazard for the Nintendo DS.

Stars: Janet Hsu, Brandon Gay, Ben Judd, Clay Enniss

Votes: 190

Action | Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi

M for blood and gore, and intense violence

23. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

41 Metascore

Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice joins the caravan and their fight against the evil Umbrella Corp.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Oded Fehr, Iain Glen

Votes: 177,981 | Gross: $50.65M

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

R for strong horror violence throughout and some nudity

24. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

Umbrella Chronicles serves as a summary of the Resident Evil story, documenting the events of Resident Evil 0, 1, 3 and Code Veronica. It introduces a new story element documenting the collapse of Umbrella in lead up to Resident Evil 4.

Directors: Hidé Gondoh, Hiroaki Kotake, Yasuhiro Seto | Stars: Karen Strassman, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kevin Dorman, D.C. Douglas

Votes: 440

Action | Adventure | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

M for blood and gore, and violence

Documentary | Short

26. Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)

R | 98 min | Animation, Action, Horror

Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield must battle a rogue warrior seeking revenge after unleashing the deadly G-Virus, whilst a mutated monster goes on a rampage.

Director: Makoto Kamiya | Stars: Paul Mercier, Alyson Court, Laura Bailey, Roger Craig Smith

Votes: 28,117

Animation | Action | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

R for bloody violence

27. Resident Evil 5 (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Sent in by the BSAA, Chris Redfield has a new mission. It takes him into South Africa where he encounters a new horror and relives an old past.

Directors: Yasuhiro Anpo, Kenichi Ueda | Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Eva La Dare, D.C. Douglas, Patricia Ja Lee

Votes: 6,948

Action | Adventure | Drama | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

M for blood and gore, intense violence, and strong language

28. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

As Leon Kennedy and Jack Krauser investigate a series of disappearances in South America, the dark history of the events of Resident Evil 2 and Code Veronica come full circle.

Directors: Hidé Gondoh, Hiroaki Kotake, Yasuhiro Seto, Tomohiro Kurokawa, Liam O'Brien, Stephanie Sheh, Shinji Takehara | Stars: Paul Mercier, Alyson Court, Lex Lang, Jason Charles Miller

Votes: 360

Action | Adventure | Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

M for blood and gore, intense violence, and language

29. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

37 Metascore

While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller, Kim Coates

Votes: 157,347 | Gross: $60.13M

Action | Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi

R for sequences of strong violence and language

30. Resident Evil 1.5: Fan Trailer (2010)

4 min | Short

Leon and Elza try to escape an infested Raccoon City, and meet survivors and monsters in the process.

Director: Jerome Chagnon | Stars: Philippe Debaty, Michelle Monge, Kabari Jackson, Jean Bai

Votes: 25

Short

32. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (2011 Video Game)

M | Action

Fight through 30 levels of intense action in this 3rd person shooter for the 3ds. Play as a variety of characters from the series and defeat as many zombies as you can before the clock reaches zero.

Director: Koushi Nakanishi | Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Patricia Ja Lee, Stephanie Sheh, Alyson Court

Votes: 50

Action

M for blood and gore, and violence

34. Resident Evil: First Hour (2011– )

Horror

Leon Kennedy and two other police officers find themselves trapped on a farm outside Raccoon City, fighting for their lives against an undead horde.

Stars: Jeff Mash, Kevin Millington, James Whitwell, Nick Savvides

Votes: 78

Horror

35. Baiohazâdo reberêshonzu (2012 Video Game)

Action, Horror, Mystery

Jill Valentine and Parker Luciani are sent to search for Chris Redfield and Jessica Sherawat on the SS Queen Zenobia.

Director: Koushi Nakanishi | Stars: Atsuko Yuya, Hiroki Touchi, Mitsuru Miyamoto, Nana Mizuki

Votes: 1,067

Action | Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

M for blood and gore, intense violence, and language

37. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror

In 1998, the T-virus is released into Raccoon city by William Birkin. As a result, a group of elite paramilitary mercenaries is sent in by the Umbrella Security Service to clear Umbrella's connection to the virus.

Directors: Adam Bullied, Andrew Santos, Jose Pablo Gonzalez, Tuomas Pirinen | Stars: Nika Futterman, Andrew Kishino, Ramon Fernandez, Gwendoline Yeo

Votes: 589

Action | Horror

M for blood and gore, intense violence, and strong language

38. Resident Evil: Underground (2012)

11 min | Short, Action, Horror

The bloody fight against Umbrella Corporation is ruthless . Alice and Jill Valentine are ready to break into the headquarters of the multinational, but it will not be easy.

Director: Daniele Misischia | Stars: Serena Cacace, Desiree Cesarini, Simone Destrero, Claudio Camilli

Votes: 93

Short | Action | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

39. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

39 Metascore

Alice fights alongside a resistance movement to regain her freedom from an Umbrella Corporation testing facility.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Aryana Engineer

Votes: 128,629 | Gross: $42.35M

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

R for sequences of strong violence throughout

40. Resident Evil: Damnation (2012)

R | 100 min | Animation, Action, Horror

Special Agent Leon S.Kennedy goes against his superior's orders and works to destroy a series of biological weapons being used in a war zone in Europe.

Director: Makoto Kamiya | Stars: Matthew Mercer, Dave Wittenberg, Wendee Lee, Val Tasso

Votes: 17,634

Animation | Action | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

R for bloody violent content

Animation | Short

42. Resident Evil Damnation: The DNA of Damnation (2012 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

BSAA continues her battle against The Umbrella Corporation's hostile AI system The Red Queen with the help of her friends Eman, Afit, Diaz, Syarif and Leo while continuing an uneasy ... See full synopsis »

Director: Shin Sonoda | Stars: Jolene Andersen, Atsushi Doi, Kevin Dorman, Yukinobu Fujimatsu

Votes: 18

Documentary | Short

44. Resident Evil 6 (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

The war on bio-terrorism continues as Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy, and other famous Resident Evil stalwarts battle a seemingly familiar adversary.

Directors: Eiichiro Sasaki, Masanori Kobayashi, Ken Ohara | Stars: Matthew Mercer, Roger Craig Smith, Troy Baker, Courtenay Taylor

Votes: 3,470

Action | Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

M for blood and gore, intense violence, nudity, strong language, and suggestive themes

46. Resident Evil: Resurrection (2012)

12 min | Short, Action, Horror

One month after the Raccoon Forest incident, the virus continues to spread into the city, infecting the innocent citizens of Raccoon City. Billy Coen, ex-marine and one of the survivors, ... See full summary »

Director: Geo Marquez | Stars: Jamie Bernadette, Cindy Bru,