The first part of the Hunger Games Movies, is the ‘The Hunger Games’ which released in 2012, earned the biggest opener title for a non-sequel film. The second film of the franchise, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ released in 2013 and has also set the record of being the biggest opener of the weekend in the entire month of November. The third part, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I’ garnered the largest opening day as well as weekend of 2014 and the fourth film, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part II’ did not become the biggest opener, but earned a lot of appreciation from the critics for being well-themed and for the portrayal of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen.
Director Gary Ross directed the first film, whereas the rest of the three were directed by Francis Lawrence. Hunger Games Movies are produced by the collaborative effort of Color Force and Lions Gate Entertainment.
Hunger Games Movies List
4. The Hunger Games
Its 4th in our list of Hunger Games Movies; The first installment of the hunger games movies, the plot deals with a boy and a girl of the age group 12-18 years who must take part in the hunger games representing district 12 of the nation of Panem as a punishment for all the past rebellion.
Two of them will fight each other until there is a lone survivor. Katniss Everdeen decides to volunteer after her younger sister was chosen and she observed the players from District 1 and 2 as they are experienced with the games from an early age. Katniss ignored Haymitch’s advice and nearly escaped death in the initial fight where only eleven survived including the careers.
The next morning, Glimmer gets killed but Katniss gets recovered by Rue. But after a while, the marvel throws a spear at Katniss, which kills Rue and this triggers a riot in District 11. Katniss tried to protect Peeta who was gravely wounded and Snow warns Crane regarding the unrest caused by these games.
Katniss and Peeta discovered Foxface who dies due to consumption of deadly berries and realises that Crane has unleashed deadly modified beasts to kill all of them. Cato ties to hold Peeta as a human shield but, Katniss shoots him with an arrow. Katniss refused to kill Crane and locked him in a room containing the deadly berries and the district 12 contestants celebrated their victory.
3. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Its 3th in our list of Hunger Games Movies; The second part of the hunger games movies directed by Francis Lawrence, already created a huge hype among the audience after the successful first installment of the franchise. In this film, President Snow requests Katniss to use her victory tour to explain people that whatever she did in the 74th Hunger game was out of love for Peeta or else their district will get destroyed much like District 13. As per Haymitch’s warning, Katniss decides to get engaged to Peeta which got approval from Snow.
The third quarter of the hunger games was declared and Katniss devotes herself to protect Peeta with the help of Haymitch but Peeta volunteered to take Haymitch’s place. The tribunes wanted to stop the game and for the pre-game interview, Katniss’ wore an attire of mockingjay as designed by her designer Cinna who got beaten up publicly by the Peacekeepers. In the games, Katniss allies with elderly mags and Finnick Odair. Due to poisonous fog, Peeta could not move and was surprisingly saved by a female from District 6. Katniss realises the arena is alike a clock and on killing Gloss, she flees to the beach.
The Careers are almost lurking for help and Katniss’ group decides to trap them and kill them by electrocution. On being unable to find Peeta, Katniss attaches her arrow to a wire and shoots to the arena which leaves her paralyzed. She later wakes up beside Gale who assures her that her family is safe but District 12 is destroyed by the Capitol.
2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I
Its 2th in our list of Hunger Games Movies; The third installment of the hunger games movies released in 2014 which opens with a scene of a destroyed arena after 75th hunger games. Katniss and other tributes were taken to District 13 where she meets President Coin who asks her to become a “mockingjay” which Katniss agreed to, only if Peeta and other captured victors were rescued. Coin declined it but Heavensbee, the head game-maker makes Coin agree to Katniss’ demands. They head to the hospital at District 8 where, Katniss gave an arousing speech against the Capitol.
The team returns with a weakened Peeta and the protesters of District 5 destroys the hydroelectric dam of the capitol. On realising an attack over District 13, Peeta asks everyone to evacuate and Gale’s team escape successfully but Peeta on being brainwashed by the Capitol strangles Katniss before being knocked out by Boggs. Peeta is confined to a bed to cure from ‘hijacking’ effects and Coin addresses to destroy District 2, which is the only district loyal to the Capitol.
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part II
Its 1th in our list of Hunger Games Movies; District 13 launches a bombing on Capitol’s main weaponry and Katniss survives a gunshot because of her mockingjay suit. Coin assigns a ‘star squad’, led by Boggs who has an access to holographic maps to figure out booby-trapped pods. Bogg accidentally triggered the first trap by stamping on a landmine which leads to his death. However, before dying he handed over thr holographic map to Katniss.
The tribunes, on moving ahead, stepped on another pod that released black tar which was lethal. Peeta kills Mitchell on succumbing to conditioning, but the tribunes killed the Leeg twins successfully. Posing as refugees, Katniss and Gale goes to the capitol but Gale gets captured and Prim gets killed with Katniss falling unconscious because of the blast caused by medical parachutes.
All the people voted in favour of another Hunger Games, while Coin was the interim President, only on the condition of public execution of Snow to avenge Prim’s death. Katniss killed Coin to avenge Prim and Snow got beaten up in a stampede. The last installment of the Hunger Games Movies shows return of Peeta and Katniss to District 12 where Commander Paylor is the new President and Katniss and Peeta play with their two children.