All Naruto Movies in Order (A Complete Guide)

Over the years, both Naruto and Naruto Shippuden have become global phenomena. Over the past decades, it has done much more than just entertain us; it has also inspired and taught us. While the anime series met all expectations and amassed a huge fan following, it also gave rise to several Naruto movies. Various Naruto films have been produced throughout the years, but did you know only two are canon? The remaining Naruto movies provide all the fan services one could desire and are really amusing. Therefore, whether you want to watch the films in chronological order or after the anime series, we have you covered. We have compiled this guide to help you choose the best Naruto movies, along with the ones to watch first.

Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers about the story of Naruto, Naruto Shippuden, and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. We suggest you watch the anime or read the manga first to avoid ruining the intended experience.

In this guide, we have ranked the Naruto movies from the best to the worst, helping you decide whether to watch a movie or skip it. Also, we have mentioned the watch order for Naruto movies below if you plan to stream all the movies. So without further ado, let’s begin:

Naruto & Naruto Shippuden Movies: Order to Watch

There are two ways in which you can watch the Naruto movies in order. The first one is based on the release year, while the second method is the chronological order in which they were released (amidst the episodes). We have mentioned both watch orders, and you can select one based on your preference.

1. Release Date Order

If you are planning to watch the Naruto movies on the basis of their release order, follow the list segregated on the basis of the three Naruto anime series here:

Naruto Movies

  • Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (2004)
  • Naruto the Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)
  • Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006)

Naruto Shippuden Movies

  • Naruto Shippûden: The Movie (2007)
  • Naruto Shippuden: The Movie – Bonds (2008)
  • Naruto Shippûden: The Movie 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire (2009)
  • Naruto Shippûden: The Lost Tower (2010)
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison (2011)
  • Road to Ninja – Naruto the Movie (2012)
  • The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)

Boruto Movie

  • Boruto: Naruto The Movie (2015)

2. Chronological Order

On the other hand, if you are planning to watch all the movies chronologically while watching the anime, here is the chronological order in which you should stream the Naruton movies:

Naruto Movies

  • Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (Watch after episode 101)
  • Naruto the Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (Watch after episode 160)
  • Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (Watch after episode 196)

Naruto Shippuden Movies

  • Naruto Shippûden: The Movie (Watch after episode 32)
  • Naruto Shippuden: The Movie – Bonds (Watch after episode 71)
  • Naruto Shippûden: The Movie 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire (Watch after episode 121)
  • Naruto Shippûden: The Lost Tower (Watch after episode 143)
  • Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison (Watch after episode 196)
  • Road to Ninja – Naruto the Movie (Watch after episode 251)
  • The Last: Naruto the Movie (Watch after episode 493)

Boruto Movie

  • Boruto: Naruto The Movie (Watch after the series finale of Naruto Shippuden)

Naruto & Naruto Shippuden Movies (Ranked)

1. The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)

  • Title: The Last: Naruto the Movie
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • Duration: 1 hour 52 minutes
  • IMDB/MAL:7.6/7.78
  • Should You Watch or Skip it?: Must Watch (Canon)

As the title implies, this is the last movie in the Naruto movies collection, but it’s the best one. Most of the Naruto movies are full of action and adventures, but in this movie, we get to see the romantic side of Naruto and Hinata for the very first time. The story is as follows: After the end of the Fourth Great Ninja War, Konoha village was able to remain in peace. But that peace did not last long when a new antagonist, Toneri Ōtsutsuki showed up and kidnaped Hinata’s younger sister Hanabi. Also, Kakashi notices the moon is heading toward the earth to cause planetary ruin.

Naruto now needs to find a way to save Hanabi and save the earth at the same time. Whilst on a serious journey to save the world, Naruto and Hinata get along, and their romance blossoms. This movie also has crazy action scenes, especially those involving Sasuke. So yeah, it’s a must-watch for you before watching the finale of the Naruto Shippuden series.

2. Road to Ninja – Naruto the Movie (2012)

  • Title: Road to Ninja – Naruto the Movie
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • Duration: 1 hour 49 minutes
  • IMDB/MAL: 7.6/7.68
  • Should You Watch or Skip it?: Must Watch

If you are looking for the best fan service in the whole Naruto series, then Road to Ninja is the one for you. Trust us, nothing can’t beat the fan service we get in this movie. This movie also has a unique “what if” storyline and was specially created for the fans by the creator, Masashi Kishimoto. The story is about how Naruto and Sakura get trapped inside a parallel world created by Madara. In this parallel world, Naruto’s parents are still alive, Hinata is not a kind girl, and many more exciting things await you.

Now, Naruto must escape this parallel world, but he continues to fall for Madara’s trick. This is easily one of the best Naruto movies to be created and is filled with mind-blowing moments, which you will love for sure. Therefore, ‘Road to Ninja’ falls into the must-watch movie category. Before watching this movie, you must watch a filler episode named Prologue to Road to Ninja, which serves as a prologue to the movie. You can find that filler episode easily in our Naruto Shippuden filler episode list.

3. Boruto: Naruto The Movie (2015)

  • Title: Boruto: Naruto the Movie
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • IMDB/MAL: 7.8/7.41
  • Should You Watch or Skip it?: Must Watch (Canon)

If you feel sad after finishing the Naruto series, the Boruto film is here to save you once again. This film takes place right after the finale of the Naruto Shippuden anime series and sets up the foundation for the next sequel, i.e. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. As the title suggests, the story focuses on the Seventh Hokage Naruto’s son Boruto. Just like his dad, Boruto is an energetic kid, and he wants to prove his worth to his dad by impressing him in the Chunin Exams.

But they are interrupted by a brand new adversary who decides to destroy the peace and harmony of the Konoha village (the Hidden Leaf village). Along with Sasuke and Boruto, Naruto now takes charge again to defeat this foe. As mentioned earlier, this canon film establishes the base for the future of Naruto and Boruto, and that’s something a hardcore Naruto fan wouldn’t want to miss. So, Boruto: Naruto The Movie is a must-watch.

4. Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison (2011)

  • Title: Gekijouban Naruto: Buraddo purizun
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • Duration: 1 hour 48 Minutes
  • IMDB/MAL: 7.1/7.46
  • Should You Watch or Skip it?: Watch

This is the fifth movie in the Naruto Shippuden movies collection. Naruto gets himself into a terrible situation in this film. He is framed for the attempted assassination of the Fourth Raikage. As a result, he is imprisoned in the Kusagakure’s Houzuki Castle, also known as Blood Prison. This prison is regarded as a highly secure prison, primarily made for Ninja criminals. To top this worse situation, his chakra is sealed by the prison’s Warden.

So, Naruto has to escape from this prison and prove that he was framed without using his powers. This interesting plotline is enough for one to get hooked on this movie. It is entertaining to watch Naruto get involved in a Prison Break-esque situation.

5. Naruto Shippûden: The Movie 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire (2009)

  • Title: Gekijô-ban Naruto Shippûden: Hi no Ishi wo tsugu mono
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
  • Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • IMDB/MAL: 7.0/7.33
  • Should You Watch or Skip it?: Watch

The Will of Fire is a good addition to the Naruto Shippuden movie collection. This film sees ninjas with bloodline limits start to disappear one by one across all the countries. While the Fire nation is being blamed for this occurrence, Kakashi and his team start to investigate the culprit. Tsunade then sends out Kakashi on a dangerous mission to defeat the enemy, which involves him sacrificing his own life for peace between nations.

When Naruto learns about this deal, he and his friends decide to do everything in order to protect their sensei’s life. If you are a huge fan of Naruto and Kakashi’s relationship, you should not miss out on this film. The sensei and the student’s bond, and their understanding of each other’s emotions are shown here. The message “Those who abandon their friends are even worse than scum” was taught by Kakashi to his team, and they certainly follow this in order to save their sensei.

6. Naruto Shippûden: The Lost Tower (2010)

  • Title: Gekijouban Naruto Shippuuden: Za rosuto tawâ
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • IMDB/MAL: 6.8/7.42
  • Should You Watch or Skip it?: Watch

The fourth movie in the Shippuden series is The Lost Tower. Like the Road to Ninja movie, this also has a special storyline, which is a huge treat to the fans. While Naruto was on a hunt to take a criminal down, he accidentally time travels 20 years into the past. He meets his father before he became the fourth Hokage and even encounters kid Kakashi. Now, Naruto must capture the criminal and find a way to escape to the present.

You get to see Naruto spend his time with his father, which is the one thing we wanted to see for a long time. For that part alone, it is more than worth watching this movie, and it will never fail to entertain you.

7. Naruto Shippuden: The Movie – Bonds (2008)

  • Title: Gekijô ban Naruto: Shippûden – Kizuna
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
  • Duration: 1 hour 38 minutes
  • IMDB/MAL: 6.8/7.28
  • Should You Watch or Skip it?: Watch

Naruto Shippuden: The Movie – Bonds is the second movie in the anime series. The Konoha village encounters another new villain, but this time he’s from the skies. Yes, you heard that right. This group of ninjas, known as Sora-nin, are from the Sky Country, and they decided to execute an unexpected revenge attack on the Leaf village. During the last Shinobi War, Konoha attacked their country and devastated them. And that’s the reason why they are now back for revenge again on Konoha and the fire nation.

What’s more interesting about this film is that it takes place when Sasuke is still an ally of Orochimaru. Yet during this problem, he joins forces with Naruto, and they work together to take the villain down. So, if you want to witness an alliance between these rivals, you can’t miss out on this movie.

8. Naruto Shippûden: The Movie

  • Title: Gekijô-ban Naruto shippûden
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • Duration: 1 hour 34 minutes
  • IMDB/MAL: 6.7/7.29
  • Should You Watch or Skip it?: Can Watch or Skip

This is the first movie in the Shippuden anime series. The storyline of the film sees a group of ninjas revive a sealed monster that poses a huge threat to mankind and is capable of destroying the world. Naruto encounters Princess Shion, the only person in the world capable of sealing the demon back. But things start to fall apart when Shion predicts his death and asks him to stay away from her. But he decides to change his fate by protecting her and fighting the demon.

Though we already know our hero Naruto cannot be killed easily, this story brings in the intriguing aspect of fate to the story. So, this film keeps you interested throughout and is fun to watch.

9. Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (2004)

  • Title: Gekijô-ban Naruto: Daikatsugeki! Yukihime ninpôchô dattebayo!!
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes
  • IMDB/MAL: 6.6/7.11
  • Should You Watch or Skip it?: Can Watch or Skip

This was the first Naruto movie to hit the screens and definitely satisfied the fans. The plot followed Team 7, including Kakashi, Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke on a mission to escort and protect a movie crew with a popular actress to the land of snow. During their mission, they encounter a group of ninjas who attack the crew. Naruto then learns that there is more to the popular actress than meets the eye, which is revealed later in the story.

You can enjoy watching Team 7 take a break from their main storyline and get into a fun action ride. It is definitely watchable for its fun moments and action scenes, but you won’t miss out on anything if you do decide to skip it.

10. Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006)

  • Title: Gekijô-ban Naruto: Daikôfun! Mikazukijima no animaru panikku dattebayo!
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • IMDB/MAL: 6.3/6.91
  • Should You Watch or Skip it?: Skip

The third movie to come out after Legend of the Stone of Gelel (more details below) is Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom. Kakashi, Naruto, Sakura, and Rock Lee are assigned on a mission to escort the prince of the land of the moon while he’s on an adventurous journey to travel the world. During this adventure, their country’s minister takes over the country and confronts the prince.

The team must fight this minister and the powerful ninjas, along with the prince, to help him get his country back. As the story sounds a little bland, this movie is not highly recommended by the fans who have watched it. So you can watch and have mixed feelings about the movie or easily skip it.

11. Naruto the Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)

  • Title: Gekijô-ban Naruto: Daigekitotsu! Maboroshi no chitei iseki dattebayo!
  • Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
  • Duration: 1 hour 37 minutes
  • IMDB/MAL: 6.4/6.87
  • Should You Watch or Skip it?: Skip

This is the second movie in the Naruto anime series. It has a simple story where Naruto, Sakura, and Shikamaru are assigned on a mission to transport a lost pet to a village. On their journey, the three of them are interrupted by a knight, who seems to challenge them. While the story doesn’t give you memorable moments to remember like the other movies, you can watch our hero battle robotic ninjas to kill time, or you can just skip it without any regrets.

That concludes our guide covering the complete list of Naruto and Naruto Shippuden movies you should watch and in the correct order. We hope we were able to help you in selecting the best Naruto movies to watch or skip. Furthermore, you can choose the chronological order if you are just starting the series. Else, check the ranked list and the release year to pick and choose the plotlines you like. Naruto movies are absolutely fun, just like the anime series, and fans shouldn’t miss out on them. That said, if you watched these movies, do tell us about your favorite Naruto movie and why so in the comments below.

How many movies does Naruto have?

As of now, there are 11 Naruto movies in total. Three are about Naruto’s early years, seven are about his teenage years, and the final one is about Boruto.

In what order should I watch Naruto?

You can watch the Naruto movies in two orders. The first one is to watch based on the release order. If you are planning to watch while watching the anime, you can switch to the chronological order. We have mentioned the watch order above, you can start binging based on that.

Which Naruto movies can I skip?

Almost all of the Naruto films are definitely worth watching and entertaining, but we have marked the movies you can skip in order to save your precious time and enjoy the best ones. Only The Last: Naruto the Movie and Boruto the movie is canon movies in the list, so you must watch these to understand the story better.

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