How to watch the John Wick movies in order online

Keanu Reeves in John Wick (2014)
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Watching all the John Wick movies online is well worth your time. I once watched them all on flights to and from Hawaii and I had zero regrets. The first John Wick movie may be one of the greatest movies ever made — it's personally in my top 4 — and the rest are action movie masterclasses.

Unfortunately, unless you're on a plane, streaming all four movies is a little difficult. It used to be easy — the first three movies were and still are on Peacock. But to watch John Wick: Chapter 4, you'll need to get a Starz subscription or rent it from a video-on-demand service. John Wick 4 will eventually make its way to Peacock too, but probably not until April or May of 2025. 

Still, watching the John Wick movies online is easier than, say, watching James Bond movies online, watching the Fast & Furious movies in order or watching the Marvel movies in order. And at least everything, including the new TV series The Continental: From the World of John Wick is available on one of the many streaming services you can subscribe to. 

How to watch the John Wick movies in order online

Aside from John Wick: Chapter 4, all you need to watch the entire John Wick universe is Peacock. For $5.99 per month (with ads) or $11.99 per month (for ad-free Peacock Premium), you can watch the first three John Wick movies right now, as well as the TV series The Continental: From the World of John Wick.

For John Wick 4, you're going to need to add a Starz subscription. While Starz currently isn't currently on our list for the best streaming services, it does have a deep library of TV shows and movies. 

If you're getting Starz to watch John Wick 4, I also recommend watching the Spartacus TV series. Seasons 1 and 2 are must-watch TV for anyone who loves a violent, action-packed historical drama.

How to watch John Wick online

Keanu Reeves as John Wick, standing in a nightclub, in John Wick

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We first met retired hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) back in 2014, when he was still grieving the loss of his wife Helen (Bridget Moynahan), possibly the only character from these movies to die from natural causes. John's love for Helen was so powerful that it caused him to force his way out of the assassination industrial complex. But before Helen passed, she had made arrangements for John to be sent a puppy (a beagle named Daisy) — and asked that he accept her death and find peace. 

This didn't go that well, because of one Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen), son of Viggo Tarasov (Michael Nyqvist), who really wanted to buy John's Ford Mustang Boss 429. Wick said it wasn't for sale, the two exchanged some unpleasantries in Russian, and this led Iosef and his goons to break into John's house, beat him up, destroy some of his property and kill Daisy. 

Then, Mr. Wick proved why Iosef had just made the mistake of his life. Out of retirement, John Wick embraces the skills that made him infamous.

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How to watch John Wick: Chapter 2 online

Keanu Reeves as John Wick, standing in a crowd of people with neon in the background in John Wick: Chapter 2

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So, after having gotten his hands dirtied again, Mr. Wick returned in Chapter 2, complete with his Boss 429 Mustang. And while he's not for revenge, Wick's on the scene because of an owed debt. It turns out John asked the wrong favor of the wrong man to escape the business, as crime boss Santino D'Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) cashes in a blood-tinted medallion (called a marker). John, trying to honor Helen's wish to find peace, declines. He claims he's retired.

Santino doesn't let John stay out so easily, though, and once John relents, he learns that he's going to have to kill Santino's sister, Gianna (Claudia Gerini). Santino wants her dead so he can take her seat at the High Table, the group of 12 top-tier crime bosses. This means we get a trip to Rome, but the bad news for John is that Gianna's got the protection of Cassian (Common), a capable bodyguard.

Oh, and Santino isn't to be trusted either.

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How to watch John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum online

Keanu Reeves as John Wick, looking at a photo in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

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We won't spoil why, but John Wick enters the third movie in the series in a state of being excommunicated. But because this is a John Wick movie, we note he's been labeled as "excommunicado." On the run and trying to stop the tails of hitmen on his trail, John heads to the Ruska Roma crime syndicate to try and get help. At the same time, a representative from the High Table tells Wick's allies at The New York Continental — the hotel for assassins — that they're all getting fired for helping Wick in Chapter 2.

John then seeks the help of someone above The High Table, because (surprise!) there is a higher power. Chaos continues as Wick and his allies deal with trouble from all angles, all while Wick looks to keep the memories of the love he shared with Helen.

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How to watch John Wick: Chapter 4 online

Keanu Reeves as John Wick, on a horse, in John Wick: Chapter 4

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If it wasn't for the original John Wick, John Wick: Chapter 4 would be the best John Wick movie. It's a tour de force of action set pieces, hand-to-hand combat and vengeance. The addition of Donnie Yen to the franchise is also a stroke of genius.

Unfortunately, John Wick: Chapter 4 also somewhat undoes everything that happened in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. In fact, because John Wick 4 exists you could probably skip John Wick 3, though I argue it's very much still worth watching. Without spoiling things, there's a new person in command of the High Table and they have only one mission on their mind — kill John Wick.

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How to watch The Continental: From the World of John Wick online

If you are a John Wick super fan, Peacock also has a new John Wick TV show. There's no Keanu Reeves in The Continental: From the World of John Wick, but there are still some familiar names in this three-part miniseries. The Continental stars Colin Woodell as a young Winston Scott (portrayed by Ian McShane in the John Wick movies) in 1970s New York City as he takes over the hotel that will one day give Keanu safe haven on more than one occasion. 

The show also stars Mel Gibson as Cormac, who runs The Continental before Winston takes over and Ayomide Adegun as Charon, the beloved hotel concierge (played by the late Lance Reddick in the movies). The show and Woodell both have big shoes to fill, but if the trailer is any indication, The Continental won’t lack any of the violence of the original films.

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Malcolm McMillan
Senior Streaming Writer

Malcolm McMillan is a senior writer for Tom's Guide, covering all the latest in streaming TV shows and movies. That means news, analysis, recommendations, reviews and more for just about anything you can watch, including sports! If it can be seen on a screen, he can write about it. Previously, Malcolm had been a staff writer for Tom's Guide for over a year, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), A/V tech and VR headsets.

Before writing for Tom's Guide, Malcolm worked as a fantasy football analyst writing for several sites and also had a brief stint working for Microsoft selling laptops, Xbox products and even the ill-fated Windows phone. He is passionate about video games and sports, though both cause him to yell at the TV frequently. He proudly sports many tattoos, including an Arsenal tattoo, in honor of the team that causes him to yell at the TV the most.

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