From Indiana Jones to ‘James Bond’, Hollywood’s longest-running franchises are some 90, and some 70 years old.
Longest Running Hollywood Movie Franchises: Making sequels of superhit films is not a new thing. Sequels of films are being made for years and they are also being liked.
There are so many old film series in the Hollywood industry, you might be surprised to know about them.
Some films are as old as 70 to 90 years and even today these stories are being presented in different ways and when they come on screen, they are ever successful in pulling the audience to the theatre.
So let’s go without Let us tell you the list of the oldest film series of late Hollywood.
Which is the oldest franchise in Hollywood?
You will be surprised to know that the film ‘Dracula’ is not 10-20 or 40 years old, but 92 years old. Its first part was released in 1931.
The Hollywood horror film made under the banner of Universal Pictures has so far produced three films – ‘Dracula’, ‘Dracula’s Daughter’ and ‘Son of Dracula’.
How many movies have come in the Godzilla series?
The ‘Godzilla’ movie series is one of the longest-running series ever. Its first film was released in 1954.
So far 37 films have appeared in the 73-year-old film franchise. The 38th film ‘Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire’ will be released on March 15, 2024.
James Bond is the most popular franchise.
Probably every child knows the name of the film series ‘James Bond’ revolving around the secret agent 007. Even many times when we talk about secret agents, the mention of James Bond definitely comes.
This film is as popular as it is old. This film series started in the year 1962. The name of the first series of films made under the banner of Eon Production 65 years ago was ‘Doctor No’.
So far, a total of 25 films have been made on the fictional character of ‘James Bond’ and the interesting thing is that all of them have been liked by the audience.
Which is the oldest horror film series?
One of the scariest movies in the world, ‘The Exorcist’ is no less old.
The film ‘The Exorcist’ directed by William Peter Blatty is 56 years old. Its first film was released in 1973. So far 5 films have been made of it.
How old is the Halloween film series?
The first movie ‘Halloween’ released in 1978 is enough to give you goosebumps. The 45-year-old movie shows how bloody incidents happen every Halloween.
13 films of this franchise have been made so far. ‘Halloween Ends’ was released in 2022.
Star Trek longest running sci-fi series.
The film series ‘Star Trek’ is 44 years old as shown on the crew piloting the starship USS Enterprise.
The film franchise produced by Gene Roddenberry has released 13 films so far. Its 13th series ‘Star Trek Beyond’ was released in July last year.
How Old Is ‘Indiana Jones’ The Series?
Indiana Jones is one of the oldest treasure-hunting film series. Its first film came 42 years ago in 1981. There have been four films so far in the James Mangold-directed film series.
The fifth film ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ will be released on June 30. It has also premiered at the ‘Cannes Film Festival 2023’.
Mission: Impossible is over two decades old.
The mission of Tom Cruise has been going on for 27 years, not from today. The first film of the ‘Mission: Impossible’ series was released in 1996, directed by Christopher Macquarie.
The action-packed action drama ‘Mission: Impossible’ is an espionage film franchise. So far 6 films have come.
The 7th film ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One’ will be released on July 12 and the eighth film ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 2’ will be released in 2024.
‘Fast and Furious has been running for 22 years.
The recently released ‘Fast X’, the 10th film of the ‘Fast and Furious franchise, is creating panic at the box office these days.
Revolving around street racing, heist, espionage, and family, ‘Fast and Furious first film was released in 2001.