BY FILM FOCUS TEAM JULY 10, 2023
With Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One hitting theatres this week, we thought it would be a fitting time to gather our heads and rank the franchise up until now. The Mission: Impossible franchise began in 1996, and since then it has spawned 5 sequels, with Dead Reckoning Part One and Two to come. The franchise wouldn't be where it is today without Tom Cruise and his death defying stunts, which are always massive talking points every time a new one of these gets released.
So without further ado, here is the Film Focus teams Mission: Impossible franchise ranking...
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE RANKING
6. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II (2000)
Chimera is a deadly virus that can only be cured by an antidote. When the creator is murdered and the antidote is stolen, Ethan Hunt must bring down the disavowed IMF agent that is threatening to use it.
5. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE (1996)
After a mission goes wrong and Ethan Hunt is the lone survivor, he is suspected to being the cause. Meaning he must go out on his own to try and find who set him up and clear his name.
4. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III (2006)
Now retired from combat missions, Ethan Hunt must take one last mission when Owen Davian, the man trying to sell deadly toxic weapon rabbits foot, threatens to find Hunts fiancé and hurt her.
3. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL (2011)
When the IMF is shut down for allegedly bombing the Kremlin, Ethan Hunt and his team must go rogue to clear their own and the organisations name for a crime they did not commit.
2. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION (2015)
CIA chief Hunley believes the IMF is too reckless and convinces the senate to disband it. Going out on his own, Ethan Hunt makes it his mission to take down the deadly organisation called the Syndicate.
1. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT (2018)
Remnants of the Syndicate have reformed into an organisation called the Apostles. Ethan Hunt is sent to intercept the organisation who are planning on acquiring three plutonium cores, but when they escape with the cores Ethan and his team are in a race against time to get them back.