Shrek Movies In Order Of Release Date

Let’s be real for a second. The Shrek movies truly changed the world in a wonderful way. They are some of the best films out there. Well, at least the first two anyways just because the 3rd and 4th were received with mixed feelings. Regardless of that, you can literally watch Shrek a million times and still want to watch it again! You simply can’t get enough of the ugly, stinky, big green Ogre and his hilariously quirky talking donkey friend! Everybody loves the Shrek movies but not everybody knows the order of the timeline which our buddy Shrek’s life unfolds.

That’s where we come in. We are here to answer any and all questions regarding how to watch the Shrek movies in order. We have gone ahead and listed all the Shrek films in both release date order and in chronological order! There is supposedly a new Shrek movie in the works which means we are very excited but we’ll also update this list when that comes out! Now, just keep on scrolling to see exactly what order you should be watching all the Shrek movies in!

Shrek definitely takes the spot as one of the few movies out there that you can rewatch over and over again! So, if you want films like that, then check out our list of the most rewatchable movies out there that you can’t get tired of.

1. Shrek (2001)

Shrek Movie Description

An ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers) enjoys the lonely life he has created for himself in an isolated and quiet swamp. However, his peace abruptly comes to an end when the swamp is invaded by countless fairy tale characters who had been banished from their kingdom by the malevolent Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). In order to save his home and theirs, he decides to make a deal with Lord Farquaad. Shrek must now venture out into the world to find and rescue Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) who will soon be Farquaad’s wife. But a dark secret she has may put everyone close to her in danger.

2. Shrek 2 (2004)

Shrek 2 Movie Description

Not long after returning from their honeymoon, Shrek and Fiona have received an invitation to Fiona’s parent’s kingdom called Far Far Away once they heard she had married her one true love. However, there is one gigantic problem with this. Fiona’s parents are unaware of the curse that has come upon Fiona. They also believe she has married a gorgeous Prince Charming. They’ll never see it coming when they meet the 700-pound ogre she actually married and his friend the talking donkey.

3. Shrek The Third (2007)

Shrek The Third Movie Description

King Harold (John Cleese) the ruler of Far Far Away has suddenly croaked leaving Shrek (Mike Myers) as the ruler of the kingdom. Unless Shrek can find a suitable heir to the throne he’ll have to rule a kingdom which he does not want. The best possible candidate for the throne would be Fiona’s (Cameron Diaz) cousin Artie (Justin Timberlake), a lazy teenager attending medieval high school. Now, Shrek, Donkey, and Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas) set off on a quest to find Fiona’s cousin and bring him back to rule over Far Far Away. However, their quest quickly proves to be much more complicated than originally thought.

4. Shrek Forever After (2010)

Shrek Forever After Movie Description

Shrek (Mike Myers) has now settled into his married life and has become fully domesticated. He has left his old self in the past. Due to this, he begins to miss and long for the old days when he felt like a real ogre. Shrek finds himself in some major trouble when he is tricked into signing a contract by Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn). After doing so he finds himself living in an alternate reality where Rumpelstiltskin rules over Far Far Away, ogres are hunted, and he had never met his lovely wife Fiona. Shrek must now find a way to void the contract and return everything back to normal so he can reclaim the love of his life.

5. Shrek 5 (2022)

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Shrek 5 Movie Description

So apparently we’ll be getting a Shrek 5! Word on the street is that it’ll actually be a reboot. Now that can be scary to hear at times but if done right this can be incredible for the Shrek franchise. We do know that the studio does want to use the original voice actors which would be incredible and please everyone very deeply. Now what we hope is that they reboot it back to sometime during the second movie and keep the original base story from the first Shrek the same. Now, this is all speculation and wishes and we won’t know for sure until the trailer and movie are released. So until then, we’ll just have to be patient!

Shrek Movies In Chronological Order

Now we’ll cover the Shrek movies in order chronologically. Down below you will find two different sets of lists. The first list will include only the four base Shrek movies and no other films or short stories which take place in the Shrek universe. After that, we will go ahead and list all the films which take place in that same universe which include the Puss In Boots movies and any Shrek short films!

Original Shrek Universe

  • Shrek
  • Shrek 2
  • Shrek 3
  • Shrek Forever After

Extended Shrek Universe

  • Puss in Boots
  • Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos
  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots
  • New Untitled ‘Puss in Boots’ Project
  • Shrek
  • Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party
  • Shrek 4-D
  • Shrek 2
  • Far Far Away Idol
  • Shrek the Third
  • Shrek the Halls
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Scared Shrekless
  • Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular
  • Thriller Night
  • The Pig Who Cried Werewolf
  • Shrek 5 (Untitled)
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