Ninja Turtles Through the Years

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1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, Rob Paulsen, Townsend Coleman

Votes: 28,161

They're the world's most fearsome fighting team. (We're really hip!) They're heroes in a half-shell and they're green. (Hey, get a grip!) When the evil Shredder attacks, these Turtle boys don't cut him no slack!

Splinter taught them to be ninja teens. (He's a radical rat!) Leonardo leads, Donatello does machines. (That's a fact, Jack!) Raphael is cool but crude. (Gimme a break!) Michaelangelo is a party dude. (Party!)

Heroes in a half shell. Turtle power!

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Shredder has kidnapped television reporter April O'Neill and the awesome foursome: Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael must kick into gear and defeat Foot Soldiers and some bogus bosses and defeat the evil Shredder.

Directors: H. Ohyama, H. Toyoda

Votes: 1,093

3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Four humanoid turtles experts on martial arts must defeat Shredder, who has kidnapped the reporter and friend April O'Neil.

Votes: 106

4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais, David Forman

Votes: 79,130 | Gross: $135.27M


5. Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990 TV Short)

Unrated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Many different cartoon stars like Bugs Bunny, the Muppet Babies and Garfield join forces to convince a teenager that drugs aren't cool.

Directors: Milton Gray, Marsh Lamore, Robert Shellhorn, Mike Svayko, Karen Peterson | Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Jeff Bergman, Townsend Coleman, Wayne Collins

Votes: 943

6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming Out of Their Shells Tour (1990 Video)

90 min | Musical, Sci-Fi

With the help of the fans and April O'Neil, the Ninja Turtles have to stop Shredder and Baxter Stockman from destroying all of the music in the world.

Directors: Lorenzo Jordan, Thomas White | Stars: Gregory Garrison, Roger Kachel, David Shatraw, Ronn K. Smith

Votes: 325

10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

45 Metascore

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last canister of the ooze that created the Turtles, with which Shredder wants to unleash an army of new mutants.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti, Leif Tilden

Votes: 48,189 | Gross: $78.66M

12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Missions (1991 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

The turtles must work their way through Manhattan to defeat Shredder.

Votes: 42

13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (1991 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Feeling they have finally gotten rid of Shredder, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles take a relaxing vacation in Key West, Florida. One day while watching April O'Neil's news broadcast, ... See full summary »

Votes: 231

14. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (1991 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

When Krang steals the Statue of Liberty, the turtles pursue the Foot Clan to the Technodrome, where Shredder sends them through a time warp. The Turtles must fight Shredder's army in both the past and the future in order to get home.

Director: G. Suzuki | Star: Miki Chang

Votes: 1,098

15. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

40 Metascore

The turtles find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Elias Koteas, Paige Turco, Stuart Wilson, Sab Shimono

Votes: 28,929 | Gross: $42.66M

17. We Wish You a Turtle Christmas (1994 Video)

25 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

On Christmas Eve the Turtles realize they've forgotten to get Splinter a gift. They hit the town to try to figure out what to get him, their kid fans join them and lots of singing, dancing and some rapping and shenanigans ensues.

Director: Larry Osborne | Stars: Eric Anzalone, Alfredo Miller, Florence Reymond, Ronn K. Smith

Votes: 271

18. Turtle Tunes (1994 Video)

22 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are given their own variety TV show by April. For the pilot, they sing and dance with their kid fans in the park, joke with each other and try to cook.

Director: Larry Osborne | Stars: Eric Anzalone, Alfredo Miller, Florence Reymond, Ronn K. Smith

Votes: 51

19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legend of the Supermutants (1996– )

50 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Mutant Turtles: Choujin Densetsu hen (Superman Legend) is a two-part OVA series from Japan based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV show. In the first episode entitled "Super Dai Pinchu... See full summary »

Stars: Hidenari Ugaki, Hideyuki Umezu, Emi Shinohara, Kiyoyuki Yanada

Votes: 163

20. Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (1997–1998)

TV-Y7 | 20 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In this live-action TV series, the Turtles are older than in the movies or cartoon, and are joined by a fifth, female Turtle. "Venus De Milo" mutated with the other 4 Turtles but was washed... See full summary »

Stars: Jarred Blancard, Mitchell A. Lee Yuen, Dean Choe, Richard Yee

Votes: 1,186

21. Power Rangers in Space (1998–1999)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

The most evil forces of the universe (Rita & Zedd, the Machine Empire and Divatox) have formed an alliance with the monarch of all evil, Dark Specter. With Zordon as his prisoner, Dark ... See full summary »

Stars: Tracy Lynn Cruz, Patricia Ja Lee, Roger Velasco, Christopher Khayman Lee

Votes: 2,389

22. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003–2010)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The lean, mean, green fighting machines are back in an all-new action-packed series! Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo and Donatello must save New York City from the evil crimelord Shredder ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Sinterniklaas, Wayne Grayson, Gregory Abbey, Sam Riegel

Votes: 7,390

(Turtles!) Mutant chain reaction. (Turtles!) Livin' underground. (Turtles!) Ninjutsu action. (Turtles!) It's a shell of a town!

Turtles count it off: (1!) Leonardo's always in control. (2!) The wise guy is Michaelangelo. (3!) Donatello he's the brains of the bunch. (4!) Count on Raphael to throw the first punch!

I love bein' a Turtle!

(Turtles!) There's no one better. (Turtles!) Watch out for Shredder! (Turtles!) They're like no others (Turtles!) Those teenage brothers!

23. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 Video Game)

E | Animation, Action, Adventure

When Raphael and Michelangelo discover the entrance to a large tunnel in their house, Donatello's newly found crystal starts glowing. The turtles enter the tunnel but are soon confronted by genetically mutated humans.

Director: Yuji Kojima | Stars: Gregory Abbey, Greg Carey, Darren Dunstan, Wayne Grayson

Votes: 118

24. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus (2004 Video Game)

T | Animation, Action, Adventure

The sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus sets the turtle quartet on another adventure from the series' second season, this time allowing the entire team to work together via a 4-player multiplayer mode.

Director: Naomi Kaneda | Stars: Gregory Abbey, J. David Brimmer, Greg Carey, Darren Dunstan

Votes: 57

25. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare (2005 Video Game)

Action, Adventure

In their third outrageous, bodacious adventure, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles must save New York from an invasion of that unruly alien race, The Triceratons, who have come in search of ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Sinterniklaas, Wayne Grayson, Sam Riegel, Gregory Abbey

Votes: 47

27. TMNT (2007)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

41 Metascore

When the world is threatened by an ancient evil, the four adolescent turtles must reunite and overcome their faults in order to stand against it.

Director: Kevin Munroe | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Mako, Chris Evans, Sarah Michelle Gellar

Votes: 58,739 | Gross: $54.15M

28. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2007 Video Game)

E10+ | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Ninja Turtles have since grown apart. But through vigorous training and thrilling battles against all new opponents, they learn to unite and work together as a family in order to save the world from invading monsters.

Stars: Nolan North, Mitchell Whitfield, James Arnold Taylor, Mikey Kelley

Votes: 186

30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up (2009 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Comedy, Family

The video game based on the tmnt movie. The turtles fight against the foot clan in New York city

Director: Kazuhiro Yoshida | Stars: Michael Sinterniklaas, Wayne Grayson, Gregory Abbey, Sam Riegel

Votes: 41

31. Turtles Forever (2009 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles meet their match -- Literally! The modern, gritty Ninja Turtles must team up with their classic cartoon counterparts to stop two Shredders and their plans of multi-dimensional scale.

Directors: Roy Burdine, Lloyd Goldfine | Stars: Michael Sinterniklaas, Wayne Grayson, Sam Riegel, Gregory Abbey

Votes: 3,064

32. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012–2017)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Four ninja turtles, mutated by a mysterious alien substance, must rise up out of the sewers and defend their city against evil forces from both the past and present.

Stars: Sean Astin, Rob Paulsen, Greg Cipes, Mae Whitman

Votes: 7,550

Here we go! It's the lean, green, ninja team. On the scene, cool teens doing ninja things. So extreme, out the sewers like laser beams. Get rocked with the shell-shocked pizza kings. Can't stop these radical dudes. The secret of the ooze made the chosen few. Emerge from the shadows to make their move. The good guys win and the bad guys lose Leonardo's the leader in blue, does anything it takes to get his ninjas through. Donatello is a fellow, has a way with machines. Raphael has the most attitude on the team Michelangelo, he's one of a kind, and you know just where to find him when it's party time. Master Splinter taught them every single skill they need, to be one lean, mean, green incredible team

34. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2013 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Be the turtles, play as the turtles with friends or you can be all four by yourself. Defeat The shredder and become the Heroes in a Half Shell!

Director: Douglas Carrigan | Stars: Scott Whyte, Yuri Lowenthal, Pierce Cravens, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 49

36. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

31 Metascore

When a kingpin threatens New York City, a group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Noel Fisher

Votes: 193,212 | Gross: $191.20M

38. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan (2016 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When the Shredder and Krang team up to launch a takeover of Earth, the Turtles must rally to stop their invasion.

Director: Eiro Shirahama | Stars: Nolan North, Mick Wingert, Robbie Daymond, Gavin Hammon

Votes: 67

39. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

40 Metascore

The Turtles get into another battle with their enemy the Shredder, who has acquired new allies: the mutant thugs Bebop and Rocksteady and the alien being Krang.

Director: Dave Green | Stars: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Tyler Perry, Laura Linney

Votes: 78,144 | Gross: $82.05M

40. Injustice 2 (2017 Video Game)

T | 330 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Batman and his allies work to restore the pieces of society following Superman's dictatorship, but a new threat to Earth may hinder their efforts.

Directors: Ed Boon, Dominic Cianciolo, Martin Stoltz | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Vanessa Marshall, Khary Payton, Taliesin Jaffe

Votes: 1,952

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41. Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2018– )

TV-Y7-FV | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Four mutant turtle brothers go on adventures where they end up tapping into mystic ninja powers.

Stars: Ben Schwartz, Brandon Mychal Smith, Omar Benson Miller, Josh Brener

Votes: 1,723

42. Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019 Video)

PG-13 | 87 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Batman, Batgirl and Robin forge an alliance with The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to fight against the Turtles' sworn enemy, The Shredder, who has teamed up with Ra's Al Ghul and The League Of Assassins.

Director: Jake Castorena | Stars: Troy Baker, Eric Bauza, Darren Criss, Kyle Mooney

Votes: 5,083

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