The ultimate Naruto watch order guide

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To enjoy every bit of Naruto Uzumaki’s determination from being a Young Ninja to becoming Hokage you first need to make sure you follow the right watch order. But watching Naruto in the correct order can be challenging even for the best of anime fans. So I came up with this Naruto watch order guide that shows you the chronology of Naruto episodes and movies. 

This guide also contains a list of the streaming services where you can watch the anime along with a rating based on the animation quality and availability of subbed and dubbed episodes. 

How To Watch Naruto in the right order

NameAvailable onOur Rating
Naruto TV Series (Ep 1 – 101)Netflix4/5 
Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of SnowNetflix3.5/5
Naruto TV Series (Ep 102 – 160)Netflix4/5
Naruto The Movie: Legend of the Stone of GelelNetflix & Tubi TV 2.5/5
Naruto TV Series (Ep 161 – 196)Netflix4/5
Naruto The Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon KingdomNetflix and Tubi TV 2.5/5
Naruto TV Series (Ep 197 – 220)Netflix4/5
Naruto Shippuden (Ep 1 – 32)Crunchyroll4.5/5
Naruto Shippuden The MovieNetflix2.5/5
Naruto Shippuden TV Series (Ep 33 – 71)Crunchyroll4.5/5
Naruto Shippuden The Movie: BondsNetflix 2.5/5
Naruto Shippuden TV Series (Ep 72 -126)Crunchyroll4.5/5
Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Lost Tower Netflix 3.5/5
Naruto Shippuden TV Series (Ep 144 – 196)Crunchyroll4.5/5
Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Blood PrisonNetflix 4/5
Naruto Shippuden  TV Series (Ep 197 – 251)Crunchyroll4.5/5
Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Road To NinjaVudu and Apple TV 3/5
Naruto Shippuden  TV Series (Ep 252 – 493)Crunchyroll4.5/5
Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The LastVudu and Apple TV 3/5
Naruto Shippuden  TV Series (Ep 494 – 500)Crunchyroll4.5/5
Boruto: Naruto The Next Generation (Ep 1 – 50)Hulu and Crunchyroll 3/5
Boruto: Naruto The Movie Apple TV and Vudu 3/5
Boruto: Naruto The Next Generation (Ep 66 onwards)Hulu and Crunchyroll 3/5

Naruto watch order

1. Naruto TV Series (2002 – 2007)

The Original TV Series focuses on Naruto, an adolescent whose main aim in life is to become the Hokage. The story revolves in two timelines, one in Naruto’s teen years and the other before his teen years. Built around so many deep plotlines and lovable characters, Naruto became the most popular Anime which is still running.

Available On:- Netflix

Review on Naruto TV Series (2002 – 2007)

If you were a kid between the time frame of its release, there won’t be a single doubt that you wouldn’t have heard about the TV Series. It has a really heartfelt story and characters that a lot of people across the globe look upto.

Rating on Naruto TV Series (2002 – 2007)

Naruto TV Series (2002 – 2007) has got a rating of 8/10 on MyAnimeList and we also give it a rating of 4/5 stars.

2. Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land Of Snow (2004)

Ninja Clash deals with Naruto with his gang trying to save the actress Yukie FujiKaze from the evil henchman of Doto Kazahana while she is filming on the Land Of Snow. 

Available On:-  Netflix

Review on Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land Of Snow (2004) 

A lot of people ask whether to watch Ninja Clash as it is considered a bit of a filler. It has some charming moments here and there and the third act is full of action sequences that will certainly entertain Naruto fans.

Rating on Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land Of Snow (2004) 

Ninja Clash has a rating of 6.7/10 on IMDB and we give it a rating of 3.5/5 stars.

3. Naruto The Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)

In the Legend of the Stone of Gelel, Naruto is back with his gang Shikamaru and Sakura to protect the powerful Stone of Gelel with incredible powers from evil forces.

Available On:- Netflix & Tubi TV 

Review on Naruto The Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)

Legend of the Stone of Gelel has some really high production value with great animation and amazing Fight sequences but all that gets succumbed due to its poor writing and can feel like a bit of a slog.

Rating on The Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)

Stone of Gelel is rated 6.5/10 on IMDB and we give it a rating of 2.5/5 stars.

4. Naruto The Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006)

In the Crescent Moon Kingdom, we see Naruto along with his friends go out and protect the Prince of a place called Land of the Moon.

Available On:- Netflix and Tubi TV 

Review on Naruto The Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006)

Taking place just before the Shippuden Series, Crescent Moon Kingdom does feel like a filler between Naruto and Shippuden. The animation also in this one feels a bit jarring and not as smooth as it was in the previous two films.

Overall you can find some joy in the Crescent Moon Kingdom but it doesn’t hold up that well.

Rating on Naruto The Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom (2006)

Crescent Moon Kingdom has a rating of 6.5/10 on IMDB and we also give it a rating of 2.5/5 stars.

5. Naruto Shippuden TV Series (2007 – 2017)

Spanning across 21 seasons and 500 episodes, Naruto Shippuden tells the adventure and story of the teen years of Naruto.

Shippuden really took Naruto to various stages both emotionally and physically and the series is a great installment in the Naruto franchise

Available On:- Crunchyroll 

Review on Naruto Shippuden TV Series (2007 – 2017)

Naruto Shippuden gave Naruto fans a lot of depth in terms of character development, plot and story. The background score and the action in the series were mind-boggling and the animation was top class.

It had some minor hiccups here and there but that never seemed to overweight the overall greatness that was this series.

Rating on Naruto Shippuden TV Series (2007 – 2017)

Naruto Shippuden has an IMDB rating of 8.6/10 and we give it a rating of 4.5/5 stars.

6. Naruto Shippuden The Movie (2007)

Naruto is tasked with the protection of the Priestess Shion and helps her in saving the world by killing an evil demon. All this has to be done while Naruto tries to contradict a prediction of his own death.

Available On:- Netflix

Review on Naruto Shippuden The Movie (2007)

Shippuden The Movie is an average Naruto movie with a cardboard-type villain. It feels like a filler movie and doesn’t have that much level of fun that the other films had in them. The jokes kind of feel forced in a way and the film comes off a  bit boring.

Rating on Naruto Shippuden The Movie (2007)

Shippuden The Movie has a rating of 6.9/10 on IMDB and we give it a rating of 2.5/5 stars.

7. Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Bonds (2008)

Naruto and his team are on an adventure of a lifetime when enemies attack Konoha because of their involvement in destroying Sky country during the 2nd Great Ninja World War.

Available On:- Netflix 2.5/5

Review on Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Bonds (2008)

Bonds has a divided audience. Some people absolutely love it or not so much.  I fall into the latter category, I feel the film suffers a lot from what other Naruto movies generally get wrong. It feels like a filler movie with a bland final fight and dull character moments.

Rating on Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Bonds (2008)

Bonds has a rating of 7/10 on IMDB but we give it a rating of 2.5/5 stars

8. Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Will Of Fire (2009)

When the Ninjas with bloodlines start disappearing, the remaining blame on the Fire Nation. Tsunade orders the sacrifice of Kakashi to prevent an all-out war. Naruto then fights his way to stop the death of Kakashi.

Available On:- Netflix

Review on Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Will Of Fire (2009)

The Will of Fire is a pretty great film wherein they have much deeper character arcs and flashbacks. The animation is done smoothly and the fight choreography is also well done. Easily one of the better Naruto films out there.

Rating on Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Will Of Fire (2009)

The Will Of Fire has an IMDB rating of 7.2/10 and we give it a rating of 3.5/5 stars.

9. Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Lost Tower (2010)

Naruto gets trapped in a Chakra that sends him in the past where he now is in the City of Loran. Will he get back to his future and not destroy the past?

Available On:- Netflix  

Review on Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Lost Tower (2010)

The Lost Tower is where the Naruto films started getting better and The Lost Tower still holds up to this day. It has beautiful animation, great story, and pacing, and a great fun movie certainly to look out for.

Rating on Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Lost Tower (2010)

The Lost Tower has a rating of 7/10 on IMDB and we give it a rating of 3.5/5 stars

10. Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Blood Prison (2011)

Naruto is wrongly framed and is sent to prison. He must prove himself right and get out of there alive.

Available On:- Netflix 

Review on Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Blood Prison (2011)

The Blood Prison is easily the darkest installment in the Naruto Franchise. It is violent, brutal, and scary at times and that may offend some people but to me, it is one of the greatest Naruto films out there. 

Rating on Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Blood Prison (2011)

Blood Prison has an IMDB rating of 7.2/10 and we give it a rating of 4/5 stars.

11. Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Road To Ninja (2012)

In Road To Ninja, we see Sakura and Naruto are thrown into a Parallel World by Madara for personal reasons. Naruto and Sakura fight their way back to their own reality. 

Available On:- Vudu and Apple TV 3/5

Review on Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Road To Ninja (2012)

Road to Ninja is a mixed bag of a movie, at one point it has great character interactions but the story and plot feel a bit too jarring and a bit inconsistent. It is beautifully made but just doesn’t have the depth that something like Blood Prison had.

Rating on Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Road To Ninja (2012)

Road To Ninja has an IMDB Rating of 7.7/10 but we give it a rating of 3/5 stars

12. Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Last (2014)

The younger sister of Hinata Hyuga is kidnapped and Naruto and the team try to save her. It is the first feature-length film of Naruto to be a part of the canon storyline.

Available On:- Vudu and Apple TV 3/5

Review on Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Last (2014)

The Last was the highest-grossing Naruto film and had acclaimed various awards for its writing and deservingly so. It is a great film in the franchise with great character development and plot.

Rating on Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Last (2014)

The Last is rated as 7.7/10 on IMDB and we give it a rating of 3/5 stars.

13. Boruto: Naruto The Movie (2015)

Naruto’s son Boruto is about to appear for his first Chunin exams and Naruto has to balance between being a Hokage and a father.

Available On:-  Apple TV and Vudu 3/5

Review on Boruto: Naruto The Movie (2015)

Boruto: The Movie is a great start to the new era of Naruto and it has a great story and new interesting characters. Its third act is a bit disappointing but nonetheless a fun watch.

Rating on Boruto: Naruto The Movie (2015)

It’s got a rating of 7.9/10 on IMDB and we give it a rating of 3/5 stars.

14. Boruto: The Next Generation TV Series (2017 – )

Boruto goes on a journey of becoming a great Ninja and tries to step out of the shadows of his great father Naruto

Available On:- Hulu and Crunchyroll 3/5

Review on Boruto: The Next Generation TV Series (2017 – )

Boruto so far has a great aesthetic look to it but in terms of quality, it isn’t at the level of Naruto Shippuden. 

Rating on Boruto: The Next Generation TV Series (2017 – )

It has an IMDB rating of 7/10 and we give it a rating of 3/5 stars.

Final note 

Well, that’s the ultimate guideline for the entire Naruto saga. Naruto’s Series is always considered better than the movies but overall it is a great franchise. Hope you like it and start watching it immediately. 

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