As one of the most popular anime franchises, Naruto has not only captured our hearts through its captivating storytelling and characters but also with its well-thought-out movie adaptations. These movies may have independent stories that are separate from the main series, but they still carry some continuity elements to follow.

In this article, we will be discussing when you should watch these Naruto movies in order and dive into their respective plots. So without further ado, let’s get started!

1) Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (2004)

1) Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (2004)

The very first theatrical release for this franchise follows the story revolving around Team 7 on a new mission that requires them to protect an actress named Yukie Fujikaze while filming her new movie in the Land of Snow. However, things take a dark turn as they discover hidden agendas by a former member of Yukie’s crew.

It is recommended to watch this one after episode 101 – “Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei’s True Face!”

2) Naruto Shippuden The Movie (2007)

2) Naruto Shippuden The Movie (2007)

Naruto Shippuden The Movie takes place sometime during season three or four where it centers on ninjas seeking out stone warriors who hold powerful Chakra attacking various nations across different timeline dimensions. Our main protagonist must band together with some old faces and some new ones outside Konoha Village to save their world.

3) Naruto Shippuden: Bonds (2008)

The fifth opening song “Hero’s Come Back!!” introduces viewers about what happened before watching ‘Bonds’ since it picks up where Pain destroyed Shinobi land- Konoha village utterly shattered beyond repair within seconds. With Kakasi now Hokage and plans put in place for rebuilding, air assassins infiltrate hidden leaf trying reignite chaos once again.

Accordingly; if you want full context before jumping into how Konaha rebuilds then splits up into other arcs such as the Akatsuki Suppression and Pain’s Invasion, watch Bonds after Naruto Shippuden episode 71 – “My Friend.”

4) Naruto Shippuden: The Will of Fire (2009)

Naruto is amongst a group of ninjas assigned to retrieve ancient stone tablets containing secrets about protecting one’s village. However, unexpected interferences put their mission on hold while they uncover an inside Hokage conspiracy.

It’s recommended that you watch this one after Episode 121 up until 124 since it helps emphasize the themes about what makes a true leader.

5) Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison (2011)

Here, our hero finds himself incarcerated in tough jailhold bound with iron bars made for some of the most notorious criminals. While behind these walls, he uncovers dark schemes by none other than those who claim to be his allies.

For best viewing experience as intended; It is suggested that you see Blood Prison after episode 221 – “Storage,” which properly introduces us into what should’ve been Sasuke’s fate if not for events taken over time.

6) Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie

The sixth installment takes our hero back in time where he never became a ninja nor met any of his friends growing up in an alternate universe. He meets familiar faces not only from his past but also from within Konoha during this surreal adventure when danger arises.

To enjoy Road to Ninja most we recommend watching it immediately between episodes 219 (“Kakashi Hatake!”) and ep220 (“Prophecy Arc”).

7) The Last: Naruto the Movie

This one takes place two years after season eleven as viewers witness life without war or threats coming at them every day spurring almost all rookie ninja’s children gone missing! Going out searching them reveals new enemies aiming destruction upon humanity unless stopped by whoever can prevent him/Herself/cuties enough before hand!

Without spoiling anything else, it is highly recommended that you see The Last: Naruto the Movie after episode 479 – “Naruto Uzumaki!!” for those who want to really experience the bittersweet end of original series upon which Boruto’s spin-off starts from.

Final Thoughts:

And there you have it. Watching Naruto movies in order can sometimes add a personal touch that anime can’t achieve in shows or seasons alone. Keep your interest piqued and dive into these fantastical adventures with our favorite characters—often filling gaps and adding depth to their canon stories essential for dedicated fans.
As one of the most popular anime franchises, Naruto has captured the hearts of many fans throughout its run. Its captivating storytelling and well-developed characters have left a lasting impression on audiences worldwide. Despite being a long-running series with hundreds of episodes, Naruto also boasts an impressive collection of movies that are just as essential to the franchise’s lore.

In this article, we’ll discuss when you should watch each Naruto movie in order and explore their respective plots. By doing so, viewers can get a much deeper understanding of the franchise as a whole while enjoying these side stories for what they are.

The first movie on our list is “Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in Land of Snow.” This theatrical release follows Team 7 as they embark on a new mission to protect actress Yukie Fujikaze while filming her latest movie in the Land of Snow. However, things take a dark turn when they uncover hidden agendas by former members from Yukie’s crew.

Viewers should watch this film after episode 101 – “Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei’s True Face!” Doing so will allow for better continuity within the franchise and prevent any confusion about where to place this particular adventure within the series timeline.

Next up is “Naruto Shippuden The Movie” which takes place during season three or four. This feature centers around ninjas seeking out stone warriors who hold powerful Chakra attacking various nations across different timeline dimensions. Our main protagonist must band together with some old faces and some new ones outside Konoha Village to save their world from impending doom.

After that, we have “Naruto Shippuden: Bonds.” This film picks up where Pain destroyed Shinobi land- Konoha village utterly shattered beyond repair within seconds. With Kakasi now Hokage and plans put in place for rebuilding, air assassins infiltrate Hidden Leaf trying reignite chaos once again.

If viewers want full context before jumping into how Konaha rebuilds and then split up into other arcs such as the Akatsuki Suppression and Pain’s Invasion, they should watch Bonds after Naruto Shippuden episode 71 – “My Friend.”

Up next is “Naruto Shippuden: The Will of Fire,” where Naruto is amongst a group of ninjas assigned to retrieve ancient stone tablets containing secrets about protecting one’s village. However, unexpected interference puts their mission on hold while they uncover an inside Hokage conspiracy.

To enjoy this film fully, we recommend that viewers watch it after Episode 121 up until 124 since it emphasizes the themes about what makes a true leader.

After that comes “Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison.” In this story, our hero finds himself incarcerated in the toughest jailhouse bound with iron bars made for some of the most notorious criminals. While behind these walls, he uncovers dark schemes by none other than those who claim to be his allies.

For best viewing experience as intended; It is suggested that you see Blood Prison after episode 221 – “Storage,” which properly introduces us into what should’ve been Sasuke’s fate if not for events taken over time.

Next on our list is “Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie.” This feature takes our hero back in time when he never became a ninja nor met any of his friends growing up. Instead, he meets familiar faces not only from his past but also from within Konoha during this surreal adventure when danger arises.

If viewers want to enjoy Road to Ninja to its fullest potential, we recommend watching it immediately between episodes 219 (“Kakashi Hatake!”) and episode 220 (“Prophecy Arc”).

Lastly, there’s “The Last: Naruto the Movie” which takes place two years after season eleven. Here audiences witness life without war or threats coming at them every day spurring almost all rookie ninja’s children gone missing! Going out searching, them revealed new enemies aiming destruction upon humanity unless stopped by whoever can prevent him/Herself/cuties enough beforehand!

It is highly recommended that viewers watch The Last: Naruto the Movie after episode 479 – “Naruto Uzumaki!!” for those who want to experience the bittersweet end of the original series.

In conclusion, watching Naruto movies in order can add a personal touch that anime alone cannot achieve. By diving into these fantastical adventures with our favorite characters, audiences can fill gaps and add depth to their canon stories essential for dedicated fans. So sit back and enjoy these incredible journeys full of action, drama, and heartwarming moments.