Pirates of the Caribbean Timeline

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Though this franchise originated as a ride at Disney parks, it grew into a franchise after a stunning performance by Johnny Depp in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. It has since gone on to spawn multiple book series, film sequels, video games, and more! This is the Pirates of the Caribbean timeline.

What’s on the Pirates of the Caribbean Timeline?


This is the unofficial Pirates of the Caribbean timeline that started with a simple ride at Disneyland and grew into a film franchise after Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl hit theaters in 2003. Since then the franchise has launched several more films, a handful of video games, and even a series of junior novels based on the childhood of Captain Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp in the films). This timeline takes all of that media and places it in chronological order.

Where to Start?

The best place to start here is with the first film. The sequels are important to the story (if not quite as beloved as the first film) but they should probably be watched next. Then you can go back and fill in some of the gaps with the books and other media.

As with all of our other timelines, be sure to contact us if there are any discrepancies. And if you liked this timeline, we recommend some of our others, such as the Indiana Jones timeline.

#Get ItNameMediaAuthor/DirectorDateSeriesNotes
1The Coming StormJunior NovelRob Kidd2006-06-02Jack Sparrow
2The Siren SongJunior NovelRob Kidd2006-06-02Jack Sparrow
3The Pirate ChaseJunior NovelRob Kidd2006-08-02Jack Sparrow
4The Sword of CortesJunior NovelRob Kidd2006-10-01Jack Sparrow
5The Age of BronzeJunior NovelRob Kidd2006-12-02Jack Sparrow
6SilverJunior NovelRob Kidd2007-02-02Jack Sparrow
7City of GoldJunior NovelRob Kidd2007-04-02Jack Sparrow
8The TimekeeperJunior NovelRob Kidd2007-07-31Jack Sparrow
9Dance of the HoursJunior NovelRob Kidd2007-09-25Jack Sparrow
10Sins of the FatherJunior NovelRob Kidd2007-12-18Jack Sparrow
11Poseidon's PeakJunior NovelRob Kidd2008-04-29Jack Sparrow
12Bold New HorizonsJunior NovelRob Kidd2008-07-29Jack Sparrow
13The Tale of Billy Turner and Other StoriesJunior NovelRob Kidd2009-01-27Jack Sparrow
14Pirates of the Caribbean: The Price of FreedomNovelA. C. Crispin2011-05-17Jack SparrowLast book written by A. C. Crispin.
15The CaribbeanJunior NovelRob Kidd2008-10-14Legends of the Brethren Court
16Rising in the EastJunior NovelRob Kidd2008-12-09Legends of the Brethren Court
17The Turning TideJunior NovelRob Kidd2009-03-17Legends of the Brethren Court
18Wild WatersJunior NovelRob Kidd2009-08-18Legends of the Brethren Court
19Day of the ShadowJunior NovelRob Kidd2010-11-17Legends of the Brethren Court
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlGame2003-05-19Legends of the Brethren Court
21Tales of the Code: WedlockedShort FilmJames Ward Byrkit2011-10-18Legends of the Brethren Court
22Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlFilmGore Verbinski2003-07-09Film Series
23Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's ChestFilmGore Verbinski2006-07-07Film Series
24The Legend of Jack SparrowGame2006-06-28Film Series
25Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's EndFilmGore Verbinski2007-05-25Film Series
26Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesFilmRob Marshall2011-05-20Film Series
27The Brightest Star in the North: The Adventures of Carina SmythJunior NovelMeredith Rusu2017-04-11
28Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesFilmJoachim Ronning2017-05-26Film Series