How to Stream Every ‘Mission: Impossible’ Movie and TV Show Right Now
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This weekend, Mission: Impossible ⏤ Fallout comes to theaters, with many already celebrating it as a new high point in the series. Fallout is in a perfect position become one of the biggest and most beloved films of the year, as it has already experienced nearly universal critical acclaim and a massive amount of audience excitement.
Before (or after) you head to the theater to check out Hunt’s latest espionage antics, you may want to go back and revisit the previous installments in the franchise ⏤ you know, to get in the mood for all the thrilling action, massive stunts, and, of course, Tom Cruise running. If so, here is how you can stream every Mission: Impossible movie and TV show. And unlike those tapes Mr. Phelps listened to in the old show, none of these recordings will self-destruct after you watch them. (We think.)
Mission: Impossible (Original TV Show)
Given the success of the film franchise, it can be easy to forget that the Tom Cruise series was actually based on a TV show which aired from 1966-1973 and revolved around the exploits of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF), a “small team of secret agents used for covert missions against dictators, evil organizations, and crime lords.” Fortunately, all seven seasons of the show are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
Mission: Impossible (TV Revival)
That’s right, there wasn’t just one MI show; there were actually two, though they aired newly two decades apart, as a retired Jim Phelps, one of the spies in the original show, was called back into action to form a new IMF team. The sort-of-sequel only lasted for two seasons and all 35 episodes and has been mostly been forgotten, as evidenced by the fact that the show is only available to purchase on Amazon.
Mission: Impossible (The Movie)
The first chapter in the mega-action franchise came to theaters way back in 1996, introducing us to the infamous Ethan Hunt, who spends most of the film on the lam after he is wrongly accused of killing several of his fellow IMF spies. The original film can be rented ($2.99 or $3.99 for HD version) or purchased ($12.99 or $16.99 for HD version) on Amazon or YouTube.
Mission: Impossible 2
This sequel is widely considered the weakest entry in the film franchise but the film is still packed with some incredible action, like the opening rock-climbing sequence. Mission Impossible 2 can be rented ($2.99 or $3.99 for HD version) or purchased ($12.99 or $16.99 for HD version) on Amazon or YouTube.
Mission: Impossible III
The third film in the franchise struggles a bit with some incoherent plotting but is anchored by some genuinely great performances by Cruise, Ving Rhames, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Mission Impossible III can be rented ($2.99 or $3.99 for HD version) or purchased ($12.99 or $16.99 for HD version) on Amazon or YouTube.
Mission: Impossible ⏤ Ghost Protocol
Ghost Protocol is widely considered the turning point in the series, as Director Brad Bird managed to breath new life into the franchise with a combination of thrilling stakes and mind-blowing action. The fourth Mission: Impossible film can be rented ($2.99 or $3.99 for HD version) or purchased ($12.99 or $16.99 for HD version) on Amazon or YouTube.
Mission: Impossible ⏤ Rogue Nation
The fifth film in the Mission: Impossible series showed that the franchise’s impressive turnaround was no fluke, with Hunt being forced to face down a group of highly dangerous former IMF agents who went rogue. Rogue Nation is available on FX’s streaming app if you have a cable provider. Otherwise, it can be streamed on can be rented ($2.99 or $3.99 for HD version) or purchased ($12.99 or $16.99 for HD version) on Amazon or YouTube.
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