Every Jay & Silent Bob Movie In Chronological Order | Screen Rant

Jay and Silent Bob have been on many wild adventures over the years, but what is the correct, chronological order for their movies? Writer/director Kevin Smith became an indie sensation thanks to his micro-budget debut Clerks in 1994. This comedy centered around the somewhat aimless lives of convenience store clerks Dante and Randal, and the movie's quotable dialogue saw it become a word-of-mouth success. It also introduced Jay and Silent Bob, played respectively by Jason Mewes and Smith himself.

Clerks would launch an interconnected series of films called the View Askewniverse, with later entries pulling in actors like Ben Affleck, Rosario Dawson and Matt Damon. Smith has done plenty of work outside of this shared universe, including directing dramas like Jersey Girl to horror movies such as Tusk. He's helmed episodes of TV shows like Supergirl, written for comics, runs a successful podcast network, and much more.

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While Smith once vowed that the characters would be retired following Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back in 2001, the duo has been dusted off several times in the years since. Newcomers to the series may be slightly confused about the exact order of their View Askewniverse appearances, so here's the chronological order according to the timelines of the films.

  • Mallrats (1995)
  • Clerks (1994)
  • Chasing Amy (1997)
  • Dogma (1999)
  • Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
  • Clerks II (2006)
  • Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)

While the Jay and Silent Bob movie timeline is mostly in line with the order the movies were produced, Smith has stated Mallrats is set one day before the events of Clerks, which introduced the pair. They also featured in the animated adventure Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie!, and when added to the overall timeline of the View Askewniverse, things get muddy. While it was released in 2013 - between Clerks II and Jay And Silent Bob Reboot - it's an adaptation of a Bluntman and Chronic comic tie-in from 2001.

This comic in itself is depicted as being the one created by Ben Affleck's Holden and Jason Lee's Bankey in 1997's Chasing Amy. Jay and Silent Bob have made numerous other movie and TV appearances outside Smith's fictional cinematic universe, including making cameos in 2000's Scream 3, Canadian drama Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Flash and various music videos, such as Afroman's "Because I Got High," which featured on the soundtrack for Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. The duo is also set to return for more View Askewniverse projects, including Clerks III and maybe even the long-brewing Twilight of the Mallrats.

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