All Beethoven Movies in Order: Beethoven, America’s lovable St. Bernard, is back with Beethoven’s Disaster-Prone Adventures!
Created by John Hughes (credited as Edmond Dantès) and Amy Holden Jones, Beethoven is serie which revolves around a family attempting to control the antics of their pet Saint Bernard (named Beethoven). When the Newtons first bring home a tiny St. Bernard puppy, they would have never guessed how much his larger-than-life personality would change their lives forever. From his adorable beginnings as a puppy on the run from dog-nappers to his travels across America and hunting for lost pirate treasure, this film series features all 8 of his hilarious disaster-prone adventures along with his resolve to become a hero at the end of the day! The first two films were theatrical releases and all subsequent releases have been direct to video. The original Beethoven hit theaters in April 1992. Its opening grossed $7,587,565. It was the year’s 26th largest grossing film in the U.S. at $57,114,049.
So, follow Beethoven as he wins the hearts of his fans and cast members Charles Grodin, Judge Reinhold, Kathy Griffin, John Larroquette, Bonnie Hunt and a host of others in these fun-filled classics, my watching All Beethoven Movies in Order of Release Date as follow:
All Saint Bernard Beethoven Film Series Movies in Order
1. Beethoven (1992)
Fall in love with the big-hearted, wet-nosed star of this outrageous comedy hit from producer Ivan Reitman. With nefarious dognappers hot on his heels, an adorable puppy named Beethoven adopts the unsuspecting Newton family – and promptly grows up into 185 pounds of romping, drooling, disaster-prone St. Bernard! Charles Grodin is George, the none-too-thrilled father whose disdain for the cuddly canine turns to loyalty after Beethoven becomes the target of unspeakable animal experimentation. Now it’s up to George to save the day in this fetching adventure that’s “…fun for the whole family”
2. Beethoven’s 2nd (1993)
America’s top dog is back, and this time, he’s bringing the kids! In this hilarious comedy about the further adventures of the Newton family and their lovable, lumbering pal, Beethoven. In the second “symphony” of the Beethoven saga, our hero meets Missy, the lady Saint Bernard of his dreams. Unfortunately, they are soon separated by Regina, Missy’s hateful owner who is using her as a bargaining chip in an ugly divorce. Will Missy, Beethoven and their puppies ever be reunited? And will Regina finally get what she deserves? You’ll howl with laughter at this warm and wonderful sequel from Executive Producer Ivan Reitman that’s “as funny and appealing as the first” and “can actually be enjoyed by the whole family”
3. Beethoven’s 3rd (2000)
The story begins as Richard Newton, his wife Beth, daughter Sara and son Brennan prepare for a cross-country drive to a family reunion. For Richard, it’s a dream vacation. For his family, it’s boredom on wheels – until the appearance of a surprise passenger: the huge, rollicking, slobbering, lovable dog, Beethoven. Richard has promised to take Beethoven to the reunion and deliver him to his owner, Richard’s brother. Beth and Brennan are less than thrilled with this news, especially when the excitable Beethoven unleashes a string of canine calamities! But when two bumbling thieves threaten the safety of the Newtons, it’s Beethoven who sets out to put the bite on the bad guys and forever win a place in his new family’s hearts.
4. Beethoven’s 4th (2001)
When Beethoven’s lack of social graces gets to be too much for the Newtons, the kids secretly enroll him in an obedience school. A Beethoven-style twist on the tale of the Prince and the Paw-per is unleashed, when during a walk in the park, Beethoven gets loose only to find himself mixed up with Michelangelo, a perfectly-trained dog who looks just like him! While the Newtons can’t believe how well-behaved their dog has suddenly become, the real Beethoven wreaks havoc in the home of the rich and snooty Sedgwick family. As chaos reigns… will the dogs ever find their rightful owners? Beverly Hills Cop and Saturday Night Live, It’s Pat’s return as the Newton parents in this laugh-out-loud comedy that proves you can teach an old dog new tricks!
5. Beethoven’s 5th (2003)
In the fifth installment in the Beethoven film series, When Sara Newton and Beethoven are sent to spend the summer with Sara’s uncle, clumsy mechanic Freddy Kablinski (her mom’s brother) in an old mining town called Quicksilver, the mischievous Beethoven “digs up” a clue to the whereabouts of the legendary, hidden fortune of two bank robbers named Moe and Rita Selig. Now everyone wants to be his best friend as his discovery unleashes a frenzy of treasure hunting among the community’s creatures. With help from Uncle Freddy and a boy named Garrett, Sara and Beethoven try to help uncover a secret that has been in the little town for years. But the adventure proves more than they bargained for when they encounter the ghosts that protect the town’s deepest secret.
6. Beethoven’s Big Break (2008)
Fall in love with the big-hearted, slobbering 185-pound St. Bernard, Beethoven, in this howl-arious adventure that features animal handler Eddie works with lots of creatures, he has a strict NO PETS ALLOWED policy and won’t let his son Billy keep adorable stray dog Beethoven and his family of puppies. But when dog-nappers steal the canine star of the movie Eddie’s working on, the studio big shots must quickly find a replacement and unexpectedly cast the lumbering canine as their next big star. Through his rambunctious antics and larger-than-life personality, Beethoven not only crashes into Hollywood but into Eddie’s heart as well.
The film could be considered a reboot of the series, as it completely disregards all storylines from the previous five films, though some scenes in this film include references to the original storyline.
7. Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011)
‘Tis the season to celebrate with everyone’s favorite St. Bernard, Beethoven, in an all-new, heartwarming holiday adventure where the hilarious canine speaks for the first time! When Henry the elf flees the North Pole with Santa’s sleigh and his magical bag of toys, he crash-lands the precious cargo in a suburban neighborhood tree. But when the bag ends up in the wrong hands, it’s up to heroic Beethoven and his teenage pal, Mason, to rescue Henry, fetch Santa’s toys and save Christmas for children everywhere. It’s a barking good time for the whole family!
8. Beethoven’s Treasure Tail (2014)
Get ready to howl with laughter in this all-new family comedy starring America’s favorite St. Bernard, the one and only Beethoven! After a doggone disaster of a movie shoot, the big-hearted pooch and his trainer, Eddie, are heading home when they get stranded in a small coastal village. When Beethoven befriends a local boy, he helps him find a pirate map to lost treasure and together they em-bark on an adventure that brings the whole town together. It’s a heartwarming “tail” about finding fun wherever your nose leads you.
How many Beethoven movies are there?
Beethoven is a series of EIGHT (8) American films, created by John Hughes (credited as Edmond Dantès) and Amy Holden Jones, in which the plot revolves around a family attempting to control the antics of their pet Saint Bernard (named Beethoven).
All Beethoven Movies in Order of Release Date
Here is the list of Beethoven films in order of release:
1. Beethoven — April 3, 1992
2. Beethoven’s 2nd — December 17, 1993
3. Beethoven’s 3rd — July 25, 2000
4. Beethoven’s 4th — December 4, 2001
5. Beethoven’s 5th — December 2, 2003
6. Beethoven’s Big Break — December 30, 2008
7. Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure — 8 November 2011
8. Beethoven’s Treasure Tail — October 28, 2014
Are the Beethoven movies connected?
All five of the original Beethoven movies share a central canine protagonist, and they follow the Newton family as they raise and care for their dog, Beethoven. Beethoven’s story in the Christmas special is self-contained. The movies Beethoven’s Big Break and Beethoven’s Treasure Tail serve as a reboot of the franchise, in which Beethoven is turned into a movie and causes mayhem for a different set of characters than the Newtons.
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