How to Watch Naruto in Order with Movies: The Definitive Netflix Watch Order Guide

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How to Watch Naruto in Order with Movies: The Definitive Netflix Watch Order Guide

Known as one of the “Big Three” at the turn of the century, Naruto – along with One Piece and Bleach – anchored Shonen Jump and gained massive worldwide popularity. The anime adaptations were especially popular, and although Naruto’s and Bleach’s have ended, Naruto’s spirit continues with Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

Whether you are new to anime or looking for nostalgia, revisiting one of the more acclaimed series of the past two decades should be a fun endeavor. It may also help explain some of the cultural crossovers as well as its influences in more recent series.

Below, you will find the definitive guide to watching the original Naruto series (not Shippuden). The order will include all OVAs (original video animations) and movies – although these aren’t necessarily canon – and all episodes including fillers. OVAs and movies will be inserted where they should be watched for storyline consistency. Again, while OVAs are not canonical, their placement will be based on the date the OVA aired.

After the full list, you will find a non-filler episode list, which consists of canon and mixed canon episodes. We will start with the Naruto watch order with movies.

Naruto watch order with movies

  1. Naruto (Season 1, Episodes 1-12)
  2. Naruto (OVA 1: “Find the Four-Leaf Red Clover!”)
  3. Naruto (Season 1, Episodes 13-57)
  4. Naruto (Season 2, Episodes 1-6 or 58-63)
  5. Naruto (OVA 2: “The Lost Story – Mission – Protect the Waterfall Village!”)
  6. Naruto (Season 2, Episodes 7-40 or 64-97)
  7. Naruto (OVA 3: “Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival!”)
  8. Naruto (Season 2, Episodes 41-43 or 98-100)
  9. Naruto (Season 3, Episodes 1-6 or 101-106)
  10. Naruto (Movie 1: “Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow”)
  11. Naruto (Season 3, Episodes 7-41 or 107-141)
  12. Naruto (Season 4, Episodes 1-6 or 142-147)
  13. Naruto (Movie 2: “Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone Gelel”)
  14. Naruto (Season 4, Episodes 7-22 or 148-163)
  15. Naruto (OVA 4: “Finally a Clash! Jōnin vs. Genin!! Indiscriminate Grand Melee Tournament Meeting!!”)
  16. Naruto (Season 4, Episodes 23-42 or 164-183)
  17. Naruto (Season 5, Episodes 1-13 or 184-196)
  18. Naruto (Movie 3: “Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom”)
  19. Naruto (Season 5, Episodes 14-37 or 197-220)

Remember that this Naruto watch order with movies also includes fillers and OVAs. The list below will include only canonical and mixed canonical episodes and movies. However, a notable filler episode will be pointed out – mainly due to the popularity of said filler.

How to watch Naruto in order without fillers (includes movies)

  1. Naruto (Season 1, Episodes 1-25)
  2. Naruto (Season 1, Episodes 27-57)
  3. Naruto (Season 2, Episodes 1-40 or 58-97)
  4. Naruto (Season 2, Episodes 42-43 or 99-100)
  5. Naruto (Season 3, Episode 1 or 101: “Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-Sensei’s True Face!”)
  6. Naruto (Movie 1: “Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow”)
  7. Naruto (Season 3, Episodes 7-35 or 107-135)
  8. Naruto (Season 3, Episode 41 or 141)
  9. Naruto (Season 4, Episode 1 or 142)
  10. Naruto (Movie 2: “Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone Gelel”)
  11. Naruto (Movie 3: “Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom”)
  12. Naruto (Season 5, Episode 37 or 220)

Although Episode 101 is considered a filler episode, it has been included in the list due to its endearing popularity and inclusion of inside jokes that run throughout the rest of Naruto and Naruto Shippuden.

It is important to note that mixed canonical episodes are partly filler meant to bridge the gap between manga and anime. The list below will be purely manga canon (Part I) episodes in an effort to streamline viewing for those who want to remain true to the manga. The list will exclude movies.

Naruto canon episodes list

  1. Naruto (Season 1, Episodes 1-6)
  2. Naruto (Season 1, Episode 8)
  3. Naruto (Season 1, Episodes 10-13)
  4. Naruto (Season 1, Episodes 17, 22, and 25)
  5. Naruto (Season 1, Episodes 31-36)
  6. Naruto (Season 1, Episodes 42 and 48)
  7. Naruto (Season 1, Episodes 50-51)
  8. Naruto (Season 2, Episodes 4-5 or 61-62)
  9. Naruto (Season 2, Episodes 7-8 or 64-65)
  10. Naruto (Season 2, Episodes 10-11 or 67-68)
  11. Naruto (Season 2, Episode 16 or 73)
  12. Naruto (Season 2, Episodes 18-25 or 75-82)
  13. Naruto (Season 2, Episodes 27-39 or 84-96)
  14. Naruto (Season 3, Episodes 7-11 or 107-111)
  15. Naruto (Season 3, Episodes 15-25 or 115-125)
  16. Naruto (Season 3, Episodes 28-29 or 128-129)
  17. Naruto (Season 3, Episodes 32-35 or 132-135)

That cuts down the 220 episodes of Naruto to only 74 episodes. Cutting out OVAs and movies saves you even more time if you’re looking to only experience the manga’s story through the anime.

Below, you will find filler episodes listed should you want to view them. This does not include mixed canonical episodes. This includes the aforementioned filler episode 101.

Naruto show order

  1. Naruto (2002-2007)
  2. Naruto Shippuden (2007-2017)
  3. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017-Present)

Naruto movie order

  1. “Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow” (2004)
  2. “Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone Gelel” (2005)
  3. “Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom” (2006)
  4. “Naruto Shippuden the Movie” (2007)
  5. “Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds” (2008)
  6. “Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire” (2009)
  7. “Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower” (2010)
  8. “Naruto the Movie: Blood Prison” (2011)
  9. “Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie” (2012)
  10. “The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)
  11. “Boruto: Naruto the Movie” (2015)

In what order do I watch Naruto fillers?

  1. Naruto (Season 1, Episode 26)
  2. Naruto (Season 2, Episode 40 or 97)
  3. Naruto (Season 3, Episodes 1-6 or 101-106)
  4. Naruto (Season 3, Episodes 36-40 or 136-140)
  5. Naruto (Season 4, Episodes 2-42 or 143-183)
  6. Naruto (Season 5, Episodes 1-36 or 184-219)

Can I skip all Naruto fillers?

You can skip all Naruto fillers although it is recommended that you watch S03E01 (or Episode 101 overall).

Can I watch Naruto Shippuden without watching Naruto?

You can watch Naruto Shippuden without watching Naruto. However, much of the backstory for the events of Shippuden will be lost, particularly the relationship and rivalry between Naruto and Sasuke, as well as Sasuke, Itachi, and Orochimaru and the prevailing threat of Akatsuki. Side stories, like Rock Lee and Gaara or the Hyuuga clan traditions, also face this possibility of loss.

While these stories are touched on in Shippuden, more focus is rightly placed on the events in Shippuden than on previous events. Futher, there are memorable battles in Naruto, including Lee vs. Gaara, Orochimaru vs. The Third Hokage, and Naruto vs. Sasuke’s final battle of the original series.

It is recommended to watch Naruto and then Shippuden to have a full understanding of the characters, lore, relationships, and events.

Can I watch Boruto: Naruto Next Generations without watching Naruto?

For the most part, yes. Most of the characters in Naruto and Shippuden are side characters in Boruto (mainly parents) as the children of the many couples from Naruto are the focus. Though the Otsutsuki do make an appearance as enemies, they are different from Kaguya, the Otsutsuki who appeared in Shippuden.

However, like with Shippuden, it is recommended to watch from the beginning with Naruto.

How many episodes and seasons are there in Naruto?

There are 220 episodes and 5 seasons in Naruto. This includes filler episodes (the last two seasons are filler bookended by non-filler).

How many episodes are there in Naruto without fillers?

There are 130 episodes without fillers in Naruto. There are 90 filler episodes, although the pure manga canon is 74 episodes as mentioned earlier.

Here is your definitive guide to watching the original Naruto anime! It set the stage for Naruto Shippuden, which ran for 21 seasons. Now relive the early adventures of the “Number One Hyperactive, Kuncklehead Ninja” one more time!

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