Iconic Actor, Sylvester Stallone, who is known for the Rocky Franchise, The Expendables, and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot has made a total of 5 Rambo Movies. Below you will find trailers, plots, reviews, and links to rent each Rambo movie!

List of Rambo Movies in Order
YearTitle
1982First Blòod
1985Rambo: First Blòod Part 2
1988Rambo 3
2008Rambo
2019Rambo: Last Blòod

1. First Blòod – 1982

“When a Vietnam war vet tries to visit an old army buddy, the local cops arrest and abuse him. When he can’t escape his tormentors, he decides to fight back. (source)”

Top Review
“One of the last great action movies before CGI effects made everything look so fake. The stunning cinematography and rugged landscape of Hope, B.C. lend a gritty realism to a predictable plot and help overcome some lame acting by some of the supporting cast. The included “making of” documentary is also quite fascinating.”
Mr. V.

2. Rambo: First Blòod Part 2 – 1985

“Rambo’s survival skills are tested with a vengeance on top-secret mission that takes him back to the jungles of Vietnam in search of American POWs (source)”

Top Review
“‘RAMBO’ (1982) Co-written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, this cult classic is the simple yet powerful story of a troubled homeless veteran who is abused by sadistic local police in a small town. He is forced to defend himself, and in the process, virtually destroys the town.

TRIVIA: As a young writer, Stallone noticed that the most popular movies all have the same underlying “VOTU” theme (Victory Of The Underdog). He also noticed that America’s top heroes are either in sports or in the military. Sly felt that if he could somehow combine the underdog theme with a sports or army hero, he would have a fighting chance of coming up with a popular movie that people would love. And the rest is history.

His Rocky (sports) and Rambo (army) characters are now immortal icons with countless sequels and spinoffs. And Sly Stallone himself now at 72, is today no less iconic than his creations, with world-wide fame and a cool 400 million dollars as a side effect.” –S.J. Volk

3. Rambo 3 – 1988

“Rambo’s Vietnam commanding officer Colonel Trautman is held hostage in Afghanistan and it’s up to Rambo to rescue him. (source)”

Top Review
“Not as good as Rambo First Blòod Part II, but highly entertaining. This time, Rambo travels to Afghanistan to save Trautman from the Russians. Rambo travels to Afghanistan and meets up with rebels awaiting more help when Russian helicopters show up and attack. Rambo blòws one of them up and the other escapes. The Afghans retreat to the border but Rambo, another rebel, and the kid stay behind to save Trautman. Rambo shows some crazy survival techniques here such as when he gets impaled by a shard of wood, he breaks part of it off, and then later pushes the rest out of his side. Then he takes the gunpowder from a bullet and pours it into the wound and sets it on fire, cauterizing it.

The Rambo and Trautman characters are expanded more here as we see them form almost a father-son bonding relationship here. They get along well and pick off the Russians one by one in the pit. Rambo seemingly finds a life for himself after years of drifting around. Trautman risks his life to assist the Afghans. The one character I can’t stand though is the kid. He’s completely annoying and an unnecessary character and he’s my least favorite character of the four movies. Aside from that, the rest of the Afghans are cool characters. Rambo also has some other cool scenes, such as when he’s fighting the Russian soldier, he ties the rope around his neck, pulls the pin on a grenade, and kicks him into a pit, where he gets caught and then blòws up. He also is able to pilot a tank and kìll the Russian commander. There are also great quotes from the movie such as: “Who are you?” “I’m your worst nightmare.”, “Who do you think this man is? God?” “No, God would have mercy. He won’t.”, and “What do you say, John?” “F*** ’em.”

Rambo III is a fun and highly entertaining action movie that, despite some flaws, still has entertaining elements to it. It’s not as good as Rambo First Bloòd Part II, but a close second, tied with Rambo (2008). I love First Bloòd, but the sequels have more fun action to them. Definitely buy Rambo III because it’s just awesome.” –Eric Moss

4. Rambo – 2008

Iconic action hero John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) returns in this sequel that finds the middle-aged veteran living quietly in Asia until a group of well-meaning missionaries are taken captive in a blòody civil war” (source).

Top Review
“Well, the film is visual poetry. A lot of great shots of the land, the politics, and the violence amid a few positive intonations. Many people just don’t seem to get these kinds of films. This isn’t Shakespeare and it doesn’t want to be. This is an action film. You are into the film as if you are there. Adventure is its calling. Few films do this as well as Rambo. Pump up the volume and watch the bluray on a big screen. The dialogue is quite honestly surprisingly good and better than Rocky Balboa imho. A few lines might call out to people and some of the acting is average at times but never bad and the integrity of the gritty plotline never lets it get in the way. This, I’m happy to say, is a film that pretty much sets a new benchmark for action films.

Now about this extended edition. It cuts some violence that didn’t need to be cut. It adds some things that may not need to be there. It has a lower bitrate by a fair margin of 5Mbps or so and it also doesn’t carry the ‘Director’s Cut’ in name meaning this isn’t fully sanctioned as such?

IDK but you might want both of them as the Extended cut includes some great video diaries. It’s up to you but for my money I will take the theatrical cut. Something seems off with the other one. The pacing is different and doesn’t seem to gel with me. Others may find things they like with the little bits of extra dialogue but there was really no reason to cut the explicit violence which helps to portray the ruthless enemies fairly well. All in all they both do the job. Higher bitrate wins out for me along with what I know to be Stallone’s first and official cut of the film.” –Crank

5. Rambo: Last Bloòd – 2019


In a déadly journey of vengeance, Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission” (source).

Top Review
“The Good – Stallone gives a strong performance here and further solidifies his status as the world’s most underrated actor ever. This is the first time in the series where Rambo verbalizes (I think that’s a word) quite a bit. Easily the most dialogue he’s ever had in a Rambo movie. The movie does a great job of keeping things tense just before things spiral out of control (as usual). The excessive gore from the last movie has returned. If you’re a fan of the franchise, that’s good. The story is a big step up from the previous installment giving some backstory and giving the villains a bit more character this time around. The acting across the board is solid and the directing keeps you engaged in the mayhem.

The Bad- This sequel was not necessary. The last one provided closure for the character. War seems to find Rambo so we are treated to a ruthless pile up of bodies. There was one part where I questioned the villains approach. It was something that was ignored by the script. It’s minor, but it’s there.

The Deal: If you’re a fan of the franchise definitely check this out. This is the sequel I didn’t know I wanted. The intensity, viciousness, and tràgic elements are present in Stallone’s performance. There is even a touch of humanity until he goes off the rails and is running around like a wild animal. The negative reviews you may hear are primarily at the film’s violence. It sucks when they fool you and put excessive violence in a Rambo movie. What a curveball!! I have been entertained by every Rambo movie and this one is no exception.” –Gene Siskel

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