The “American Pie” franchise is one of the most popular and successful comedy franchises. The series spans nine movies and follows a group of friends navigating the highs and lows of teenage life.
From first kisses to losing their virginity, the “American Pie” movies capture the essence of being young and in love. And whether you’re a fan of the original cast or the newer additions, there’s something for everyone in this hilarious franchise.
Throughout the first film in the original series, Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs) attempts to establish a connection with Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth), his schoolmate. Jim and three of his closest pals, Kevin Myers (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Paul Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), and Chris Ostreicher (Chris Klein), make a promise to lose their virginity before graduation.
“The American Pie Movie” series was a huge success and became an American cultural phenomenon. The series began with a feature film in 1999 and has since produced four sequels and five spin-offs over 23 years.
The original “American Pie” film series has four movies, while the spin-off series has five, for a total of nine comedies that generated over $989 million for the franchise.
So if you’re looking for a laugh-out-loud film marathon, check out our list of all the “American Pie” movies in order. You won’t be disappointed.
Here is the list of all nine “American Pie” Movies. All are available for your viewing pleasure on Amazon Prime Video or in box sets (see below).
Original American Pie Movies in Order
- American Pie (1999)
- American Pie 2 (2001)
- American Wedding (2003)
- American Reunion (2012)
- Various (Actor)
- Various (Director)
- French, Spanish (Subtitles)
American Pie Spin-Off Series in Order
- American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005)
- American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006)
- American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007)
- American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009)
- American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rule (2020)
- Jason Biggs, Tad Hilgenbrinck, Eugene Levy (Actors)
- Joe Nussbaum (Director) - Erik Lindsay (Writer) - W.K. Border (Producer)
- English (Publication Language)
There are many different ways you can watch “American Pie” movies. You can watch them in chronological order of the release date or the events in the films.
Or you can watch the later five “American Pie” films as standalone ones without seeing the first four. But we think watching the entire “American Pie” franchise is the best way to get the most out of this hilarious franchise.
In this blog post, we will discuss the Original series first and then the spin-off film series. But as we said, the choice is yours! No matter how you watch them, We guarantee you’ll have a good time. So pop some popcorn, grab your friends, and settle for a wild ride.
American Pie (1999)
In 1999, the “American Pie” franchise introduced moviegoers to a new world of teenage antics. It is the very first movie in the “American Pie” theatrical series and stars an ensemble cast that includes Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan, and Natasha Lyonne.
The story follows a group of high school friends from a fictional East Great Falls High School, Michigan, who try to lose their virginity before graduation. Along the way, they experience plenty of awkward moments and ridiculous situations. Despite its crude humor, the film struck a chord with audiences and became a major box office success.
The movie was a big hit and earned $235.5 million at the box office with a budget of just $11 million. “American Pie” bragged a lot of awards, such as the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Comedy and MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance.
The film was directed and co-produced by Paul Weitz (in his directorial debut) and written by Adam Herz. If you want to watch a good comedy that would remind you of your high school days, this is the movie for you.
American Pie 2 (2001)
The second in the “American Pie” franchise series is “American Pie 2”. It was released two years after the previous installment and was directed by James B. Rogers, with a screenplay written by Adam Herz.
The second part was as successful as the first one at the box office, with a collection of more than $287.6 million with a budget of only $30 million.
The second film in the series, “American Pie 2,” follows the same high school friends from East Great Falls High School enjoying their youth on an adventurous vacation trip.
The film follows the events that occur after the year-long separation of Jim, Kevin, Oz, Finch, and Stifler. So, they decide to reunite at a rented beach house in Michigan for the summer holidays and have the ultimate party of the season. But as you’d expect from this group, things go wrong immediately.
“American Pie 2” is filled with raunchy humor and embarrassing moments, making it a must-see for fans of the first film. The cast is also excellent, with each actor bringing their unique brand of comedy to the table. If you have watched the first part, you will want to watch the second one.
American Wedding (2003)
“America Wedding” is the third part of the franchise, following the previous two films. The movie was directed by Jesse Dylan, with a screenplay by Adam Herz.
The film revolves around Jim Levenstein (Biggs) as he prepares for his wedding to Michelle Flaherty (Hannigan). Although Jim’s father (Levy) disapproves of the engagement, Jim’s grandmother (Lynch) gives him her blessing. Meanwhile, Stifler (Scott) is planning various prankish antics to humiliate Jim on his big day.
American Wedding is a must-see for anyone who enjoys a good comedy. The film is filled with laugh-out-loud moments, endearing characters, and a touching story about the power of love. If you’re looking for a feel-good movie to watch with your friends or family, American Wedding is a perfect choice.
“American Wedding” was a commercial success, earning over $232 million at the box office on a budget of $55 million. The film was nominated for several awards, including the MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence (Seann William Scott).
American Reunion (2012)
“American Reunion” is the fourth part in the series, and as the name suggests, the movie is about reuniting the old high school buds from the previous installments.
In this part of the series, Jim Levenstein lives in the Chicago area with his wife Michelle and their two-year-old son after 13 years of separation from his high school sweetheart and best friends.
Chris “Oz” Ostreicher, a sportscaster in Los Angeles, lives with his unfaithful supermodel partner Mia. Paul Finch tells his pals that he has been traveling the world, and Kevin is married and works from home as an architect. Steven Stifler works as a temp in an office under a tyrannical supervisor.
“American Reunion” did pretty well at the box office, grossing over $235 million on a budget of $50 million. The movie was nominated for several awards, including the Teen Choice Awards for Favorite Comedy Movie.
If you’re a fan of the “American Pie” franchise, you’ll want to watch “American Reunion.” The film has laugh-out-loud moments, touching scenes, and a great cast.
American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005)
“American Pie Presents” Band Camp” is the first film in the standalone series of the “American Pie” Franchise. The film was released in 2005, Starring Tad Hilgenbrinck, Arielle Kebbel, and Jason Earles.
The story follows Stifler’s brother, Matt, who was seen in a webcam shot with no significant role. The character Matt is primarily represented by this part of the “American Pie” franchise, which follows his tale from band camp to prison. Stifler concocts a plan to film his fellow band members for an illicit video secretly.
The film is filled with good jokes and has some great cameos, making it a must-see for fans of the franchise. “American Pie Presents: Band Camp” is an excellent addition to the series and will leave you laughing.
American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006)
Released in 2006, “American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile” is the second film in the standalone “American Pie Presents” series.
“The Naked Mile” was directed by Joe Nussbaum and starred John White, Jessy Schram, Steve Talley, and Christopher McDonald.
The story follows Erik Stifler, who is persuaded by his girlfriend Tracy to run naked through their college campus as a dare. When news of his stunt gets out, Erik finds himself becoming a celebrity on campus.
“The Naked Mile” is a hilarious addition to the “American Pie” franchise. The film is filled with laugh-out-loud moments and will have you rolling on the floor.
American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007)
The third movie in the spin-off series is “American Pie Presents: Beta House,” released in 2007 with star casts of John White, Steve Talley, and Christopher McDonald.
Erik returns once again as a college student in this sequel. Another cousin of Stifler’s, Dwight (Steve Talley), who heads the fraternity house where Erik also pledges and continues with their pranks, is introduced in the “Beta House.”
When a gang of geeks tries to shut down the frat house, however, the cousins will do anything to keep it open, no matter how outrageous it gets.
“Beta House” is another hilarious addition to the “American Pie” franchise. The film is filled with laugh-out-loud moments and will have you rolling on the floor.
American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009)
The story of this film follows three mismatched lovers, stumblings across The Book of Love (a supposed bible for lovemaking that is ultimately incomplete). They swear to reunite all the book’s authors to finish it.
“American Pie Presents: The Book of Love” is the fourth in the standalone “American Pie Presents” series. The film was released in 2009 and starred Bug Hall. Brandon Hardesty, Kevin M. Horton, Beth Behrs, Melanie Papalia.
“The Book of Love” is a hilarious addition to the “American Pie” franchise. The film is filled with laugh-out-loud moments and will have you rolling on the floor.
American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules (2020)
“American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules” is the ninth and final film in the “American Pie” franchise. The film was released on October 6, 2020, and stars Madison Pettis, Lizze Broadway, Piper Curda, and Natasha Behnam.
It is also the first in the franchise to be completely devoid of nudity. Stephanie (Lizze Broadway), Steve Stifler’s cousin, and her friends are the focus of this standalone sequel, which revolves around them.
The film moves away from its star cast of boys, featuring a gang of four girls in their senior year of high school at East Great Falls High School.
These girls make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. When they discover that their boyfriends have made a similar pact, the girls set out to make sure they are the ones who succeed in their plan.
“Girls’ Rules” is a hilarious addition to the “American Pie” franchise. The film had a different approach to the franchise but is still filled with laugh-out-loud moments. This film is a must-see for fans of the series.
So there you have it, all the “American Pie” movies in order. While the “American Pie” theatrical movies have certainly seen their ups and downs, it remains an enduring favorite for many.
Whether you’re a fan of the original film or the more recent installments, there’s something for everyone in this funny, teen sex comedy series. So grab some popcorn and settle in for a fun ride.
American Pie Movies FAQ
Are All Nine Movies Connected?
The four movies in the “American Pie” series are linked, with each sequel starting where the previous one left off. On the other hand, the five spin-off film series in the “American Pie Presents” movies are self-contained stories that have no bearing on the original four films.
Are There 8 American Pie Movies?
There are a total of 9 “American Pie” movies, including the original film, four direct sequels, and five spin-off films.
How real is American Pie Movies?
All the “American Pie” franchise movies have no link to any reality; they are all fictional stories; Adam Herz writes the story of the film.
Do the American Pie Movies have a plot?
The “American Pie” movies do have a plot, but it is not as important as the comedy and pranks in the film. The films are about a group of friends who go through different stages of life and try to lose their virginity. There are also spin-off films that focus on other characters in the franchise.
What is the best American Pie Movie?
There is no definitive answer to this question as it is subjective; however, many fans consider the original “American Pie” film to be the best in the franchise.
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