Long before Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime made binge-watching shows the norm for many people, movie studios were capitalizing off their biggest films by building franchises around them. Now those streaming services and studios have come together to make it easy for audiences to binge-watch entire franchises no matter how big or small right from their living rooms. Here are iconic movie franchises (of three or more films) to binge-watch, and how long it will take!
Kung Fu Panda
For a family-friendly choice of franchises, a good one to turn to is Kung-Fu Panda. The first film was released in 2008 in which Jack Black voiced the main character Po Ping, a giant panda who is unexpectedly chosen as the Dragon Warrior. Upon its release, the animated film was acclaimed by critics and viewers and was soon followed by Kung Fu Panda 2 in 2011 and Kung Fu Panda 3 in 2016. Watching all three films will take just over four hours, and offer entertainment for the young and the young at heart. If you can’t get enough of Po and his adventures there are also three short films as well as two television series: Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny.
Number of Movies: 3
Total Run Time: 4h 37m