The first chapter of the Transformers animated series  was broadcast in September 1984 and the world was never the same again, millions of children were hooked on the story of alien robots that turned into cars to protect their identity, and that they worked together with humans to protect the planet.  

The series was so successful that it was continued with the further projects, Beast Wars and Transformers: Armada , but it wasn’t until two decades later that it occurred to someone that this sci-fi story could be a great live action movie (or maybe It was a matter of effects and technology not being up to par before). 

In 2007,  Michael Bay, director of Armageddon and producer of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, decided to bring the Transformers to the movies with a movie starring  Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox , who had to join Optimus Prime and the Autobots to face the Decepticons. 

The problem was, apparently, that the film fell short and did not meet the expectations of the fans and the saga continued to suffer until Travis Knight released his  Bumblebee film in 2018, which is still the highest rated of all. 

Now, a new movie is added to the list,  Rise of the Beasts, and there is a prequel confirmed for 2024, so it is a good time to remember the previous ones and watch them again in order of release, or in chronological order or based on its rating on  Rotten Tomatoes. 

The Transformers movies in order of release: 

  • Transformers (2007)
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) 
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) 
  • Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) 
  • Bumblebee (2018)
  • Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023)

The Transformers movies in chronological order: 

  • Bumblebee (2018)
  • Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023)
  • Transformers (2007)
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
  • Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

The Transformers movies from best to worst: 

Bumblebee

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%

Starring  John Cena and Hawkeye’s Hailee Steinfeld, this Travis Knight film focuses on the character of Bumblebee, an Autobot who spends years “off” in a California junkyard, but is eventually discovered by a teenage girl who helps him. to repair the injuries he suffered in his confrontation with the Decepticons, and to prepare to fight again. 

Transformers

Rotten Tomatoes: 58% 

Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox star in this film, where life on Earth changes when the existence of robotic aliens is revealed, who need the help of a teenager and his crush to fight an enemy race, the Deceptions, who want a hidden object. on Earth to destroy everything they want. 

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Rotten Tomatoes: 35%

Megan Fox was replaced by  Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in this Michael Bay sequel. The movie where the Autobots discover that there is a Cybertronian spaceship hidden on the moon, so they must do everything they can to get there before the Decepticons and figure out how they can use it to defeat their enemies.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Rotten Tomatoes: 20%

Sam (LaBeouf) and Mikaela (Fox) return to work with the Autobots in this film. The story begins when Sam decides to leave everything to do with the Autobots to try to lead a normal life, but soon he begins to see strange symbols in his head and that makes him become a tool that the Decepticons could use against humanity. , so he must go to the Autobots to prevent that information from falling into the wrong hands. 

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Rotten Tomatoes; 17%

Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz Beckham star in this film that tells a different story from Sam’s. Age of Extinction leads the Autobots to have to seek the help of a mechanic and his family, this after the government hires a Restart hunter to catch Optimus Prime because, after the battle in Chicago, they consider that all Transformers are a threat. 

Transformers: The Last Knight

Rotten Tomatoes: 16%

Michael Bay brought together Anthony Hopkins and Mark Wahlberg in this film that has the worst rating in the entire saga. Here, Optimus Prime discovers that he was part of what caused the death of his planet, so he needs a hidden object on Earth to try to bring it back to life.