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Play the Game: How to Watch the Saw Movies in Order

Everything you need to know to stream, rent, or buy the Saw movies—and watch them in release (or chronological) order.

Hello, Saw fan. The Google algorithm says you want to play a game. You must watch all 10 Saw movies before Saw XI comes out on Friday, September 27, 2024. If you’ve already seen some or all of the Jigsaw-ga, you can watch the Saw movies in chronological order (so life doesn’t get dull and you wind up in a trap).

The key to watching the Saw movies in order lies below in our automatically updating JustWatch links. These will tell you which streaming services and video-on-demand services have the films available to stream, rent, or buy.

Fail to complete the task in time and— Well, our compliance department (lawyers) won’t let us kill or maim you. But it’s still game over, as you must walk the Earth forever with the stench of failure trailing behind you.

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Pro tip: Watching every Saw movie in order will take 16 hours and 18 minutes. That should give you plenty of time to saw off your foot.

What are the Saw movies?

In Saw (2004), Leigh Whannell and James Wan introduced the world to John “Jigsaw” Kramer. A complicated man, Kramer has a big brain, unlimited resources, terminal cancer, and a lust for life. Before dying, he wants to teach others to love life or correct behavior by escaping Kramer’s killer contraptions. That rarely happens, though, ‘cause Saw’s sloppy, gut-wrenching kills are the main attraction.

Critics tend to hate the now 10-film series (average Rotten Tomatoes score: 31%), with most dismissing the films as torture porn. Fans disagree (average RT audience score: 67%), which is why Saw XI arrives in theaters on Friday, September 27, 2024.

List of Saw movies in order by release date

How to watch the Saw movies in order

There are two ways to approach watching the Saw movies in order: by release date or chronologically according to the events in the films.

See below for automatically updating links from They’ll show you where to stream, rent, or buy the Saw movies via on-demand streaming TV services or video-on-demand (VOD) retailers like Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+.

Pro tip: Are you a completist? Include the proof-of-concept short film Saw 0.5 (2003) when you watch all the Saw movies in order. Note: The short isn’t canon, so you can skip it.

Where to watch Saw (2004)

The Saw movie poster shows a decomposing hand and foot with the film title between them.

You’ll never forget where you were the first time you heard John Kramer—Jigsaw—say, “I want to play a game”—to two guys trapped in a disgusting bathroom with a gory corpse and two hacksaws. And then there were all the other traps . . . and that freaky tricyclist, Billy the Puppet.

Where to watch Saw II (2005)

The Saw II movie poster shows a circular saw blade with syringes etched into it.

Jigsaw still wants to play a game. Here we learn why—and that Jigsaw planned for everything, including his own death, in order to ensure his (but revolutionary!) life-coaching method outlives him.

Where to watch Saw III (2006)

The Saw III movie poster shows a circular saw blade with a winged skeleton etched into it.

Is Jigsaw’s time up? Will his successor successfully continue his work? We learn the answers as a grieving man endures a series of tests.

Where to watch Saw IV (2007)

The Saw IV movie poster shows a circular saw blade with a portrait of Billy the Puppet etched into it.

The Saw series’ fractured, mystery-laden timeline takes a new, contemporaneous twist: completing the story told in the previous film and revealing a new Jigsaw accomplice.

Where to watch Saw V (2008)

The Saw V movie poster shows a circular saw blade with a cube-shaped trap etched into it.

In which we learn how the new accomplice was recruited and watch them cover their tracks as the games continue.

Where to watch Saw VI (2009)

The Saw VI movie poster shows a circular saw blade with a playground carousel etched into it.

Another accomplice is recruited. The current one continues the games and we learn about a conflict between this accomplice and the original one, leading to a new contemporaneous battle of the junior-Jigsaws.

Where to watch Saw: The Final Chapter (2010)

The Saw 3D movie poster shows a circular saw blade with an alarm bell etched into it.

The battle between two of the three Jigsaw accompli-prentices escalates and there’s even an impostor victim thrown into the mix. But—gasp!—is it really over?

Pro tip: Saw 3D is the original title of Saw: The Final Chapter.

Where to watch Jigsaw (2017)

The Jigsaw movie poster shows a circular saw blade with a helmet etched into it.

Nope—not over. Like a classic rock band’s “final tour,” Saw: The Final Chapter was a lie. It sounds like prophecy: Seven years after the seventh Saw movie, Jigsaw shall return in an eighth film via more timeline tweaks and plot twists. And it’s still not over yet.

Where to watch Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021)

The Spiral: From the Book of Saw movie poster shows Chris Rock from the shoulders up, with a pink neon spiral behind his head.

In the ninth Saw movie, we go from sounding like prophecy to quoting scripture with a Jigsaw copycat killer tormenting a new detective played by . . . Chris Rock?

Where to watch Saw X (October 6, 2023)

The Saw X movie poster shows a man screaming while looking up and wearing a mask with two tubes leading to his eyes.

In the 10th and best Saw movie, we warp almost all the way backward to just after the first film (with even earlier flashbacks) and just before Saw II, learning more about John “Jigsaw” Kramer’s origin and character.

Where to watch Saw XI (September 27, 2024)

Two men stand discussing a Marshall amplifier.

Everything we know about Saw XI (so far).

Saw XI hits theaters on Sept. 27, 2024, and we have no plot details yet other than that it could be a direct sequel to Saw X (we had an inkling about that from Saw X, didn’t we?). We’re including the JustWatch links below so that when the film hits video-on-demand (VOD) outlets, the information you need will appear right away.

How to watch the Saw movies in chronological order

I want to play another game. Let’s watch the Saw movies in chronological order. But how do you do that with 10 non-linear, flashback-loaded films? It’s not as hard as it sounds—but you’ll have to make a choice.

Pro tip: Chronological order is best for making a series re-watch interesting. If you’ve never seen the Saw movies, watch them in release order first.

List of Saw movies in chronological order

Since Jigsaw (2017) is part prequel, part sequel, you have options. Watch it first, and you’ll see Saw’s beginning and ending before the meat of the series. Or watch it in order (after Saw: The Final Chapter), and the prequel parts remain flashbacks.

  • Option A: Jigsaw (2017)
  • Saw (2004)
  • Saw X (2023)
  • Saw XI (2024)*
  • Saw II (2005)
  • Saw III (2006)
  • Saw IV (2007)
  • Saw V (2008)
  • Saw VI (2009)
  • Saw: The Final Chapter (2010)
  • Option B: Jigsaw (2017)
  • Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021)

How to rent or buy the Saw movies digitally

If any of the Saw movies aren’t on your streaming services, you can still rent or buy the Saw movies from video-on-demand (VOD) retailers using the JustWatch links above.

Rental pricing for the first nine Saw movies is $3.99–$4.99, while purchase prices are $5.99–$17.99, depending on your resolution preferences. If Saw X comes to early-access streaming, expect to pay $19.99 to rent it and $24.99 to buy it.

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