The Conjuring Movies in Order: The Crazed Chronology of Horror

Fans have been haunted by the Conjuring movies for most of the last decade, but what's the actual chronological order in which these events occurred?

Jesse Conner

By Jesse Conner

The Conjuring Movies in Order: The Conjuring

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Over the last few years, the Conjuring movies have been cursing the big screen with steady success. In doing do, they've created their own horror-filled universe. Tomorrow, they'll be releasing their eighth film in the franchise titled, "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It." Because the devil is in the details, we're here to help set the record straight. If you want to know the chronological order of the how the Conjuring movies are actually supposed to be watched (not in order of release), then you've come to the right place. And be sure to check out their newest installment available tomorrow in theaters and on HBO Max.

  • 1The Nun
    The Conjuring Movies in Order: The Nun

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    In order to explain how we end up at the first Conjuring film, we need to explain the stories that set this world in motion. The journey through this demonic universe started when the sisters of a Romanian abbey opened a gateway in 1952 and unleashed an evil force in the form of a possessed nun.

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    The Nun

    Horror / 2018 / R

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  • 2Annabelle: Creation
    The Conjuring Movies in Order: Annabelle: Creation

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    The next chapter follows the young daughter (Annabelle) of a dollmaker who gets hit by a car in 1955. Her spirit then inhabits one of his dolls. Her one objective...get a new human host.

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    Annabelle: Creation

    Horror / 2017 / R

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  • 3Annabelle
    The Conjuring Movies in Order: Annabelle

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    The evil spirit Annabelle was successful in securing a host, until that host died in 1967. Now she is determined yet again to get another one. Her new would-be victims seek out the help of Father Perez and other church members to contain the nasty spirit.

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    Annabelle

    Horror / 2014 / R

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  • 4The Conjuring
    The Conjuring Movies in Order: The Conjuring

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    Fast forward a few years to 1971 and we meet Ed and Lorraine Warren, who are paranormal researchers that help get rid of ghosts by either vanquishing or trapping them. We see that this couple has successfully restrained the Annabelle apparition from escaping the doll...for now.

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    The Conjuring

    Horror / 2013 / R

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  • 5Annabelle Comes Home
    The Conjuring Movies in Order: Annabelle Comes Home

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    Now it's 1972, and the only rule in the Warren household is to not touch anything in their artifacts room...too bad we already know that one of their daughter's friends ends up touching everything.

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    Annabelle Comes Home

    Horror / 2019 / R

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  • 6The Curse of La Llorona
    The Conjuring Movies in Order: The Curse of La Llorona

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    Although some may not realize it, this movie takes place in 1973 and it is in the Conjuring universe. You might recognize a certain priest from "Annabelle" that comes into the mix by the name of Father Perez...this time not looking as possessed as he was the last time.

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    The Curse of La Llorona

    Drama / 2019 / R

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  • 7The Conjuring 2
    The Conjuring Movies in Order: The Conjuring 2

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    It's 1977... Ed and Lorraine Warren continue on their quest to help those in need of supernatural assistance and stumble upon their greatest enemy yet...the hellish nun that started it all along with some other satanic poltergeists.

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    The Conjuring 2

    Horror / 2016 / R

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  • 8The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
    The Conjuring Movies in Order: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

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    Finally, we've reached the year 1981. Ed and Lorraine Warren have taken an interest in a murder trial taking place in Connecticut. Why? Because the Warrens believe the man who committed the murder may have actually done so while he was possessed. The Warrens point out that the court accepts the existence of God. But they think it may be about time it accepts the existence of the Devil.

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    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    Horror / 2021 / R

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Jesse Conner

Jesse Conner

Jesse is a writer and content manager for Noovie. When he's not working, he's on the beach playing volleyball.

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