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Here's Where You Can Watch All Of The Percy Jackson Movies

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Written by bestselling author Rick Riordan, the "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" book series started in 2005 with "The Lightning Thief," introducing kids everywhere to the story of a young boy named Percy Jackson who finds out that he is a demigod, the son of the god of the sea, Poseidon. He is rescued from monsters and taken to Camp Half-Blood, a place where he can be trained in fighting and other skills to help him survive and battle the many enemies of gods and demigods alike. While there are five books in the main series, Percy has gone on to feature in more of Riordan's books, and more than 15 years after the series started, it's still super popular with kids and adults. 

Considering the extreme success of the books, it made perfect sense that a movie was announced to be in development in 2007, with Chris Columbus attached to direct (Variety). The "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" movie was officially released in 2010, starring Logan Lerman as the title character along with Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth Chase and Brandon T. Jackson as Grover. While there are some critics of the adaptation, which made notable changes from the source material, the first film, along with its sequel, "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Sea of Monsters," has many loyal fans who still love the movies years later.

Whether you're looking to watch one of your favorite movies, feeling nostalgic for the early 2010s, or hyped up about the upcoming Disney+ TV series, here's every place you can find the "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" movies right now. 

The Percy Jackson films are available to stream on Disney+

Luckily for Disney, the company gained a strong franchise in "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" when it acquired Fox. Because of the shift in ownership, both "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" and "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Sea of Monsters" are currently, and for the foreseeable future, available to stream on the Disney+ service with a general membership. While this in itself is good news for fans of the "Percy Jackson" franchise, Disney announced even better news early last year — that a new TV series adaptation of the books is officially in the works. 

While the original two movies put a lot of effort into creating a fun, entertaining adventure for the well-known characters, many people — Riordan included — had issue with how Percy's story was adapted. Because of this, a lot of fans have been pushing for a new remake for years now. Last May, Riordan announced that he had pitch meetings set up with Disney, and soon enough a new TV series was greenlit, with Riordan and his wife, Becky Riordan, playing a significant role in development as series creators, writers, and more (Deadline). The show is currently in the process of casting and a release date has not been announced yet. 

With this good news, maybe it's time for fans of the book series to give the original two films another chance. Lerman and the rest of the cast of "The Lightning Thief" and "Sea of Monsters" put a lot of hard work and effort into the movie adaptations, and you have to admit that even with its various issues, the film series is really entertaining. 

There are many places where you can rent and buy the films

While Disney+ is the only place where you can stream the "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" movie series right now, there are many sites where both "The Lightning Thief" and "Sea of Monsters" are available to buy or rent. For a few bucks, you can tag along with Percy to Camp Half-Blood or venture into the Sea of Monsters to rescue Grover from a romantic giant, and we can honestly say that you've never seen Greek mythology presented like this. 

Right now, both films are available on Amazon, where you can rent them for around $4 each, or buy the movies for about $15. Along with Amazon, they're also available on iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play, which all hover around the same price point. If you think you'll rewatch the movies a few more times, it's probably worth shelling out the few extra dollars to digitally purchase the films. But if you just want to watch it once, such as during a family movie night, then renting is a great option. Just remember that you have 30 days to start watching the movie, and when you do, you have 48 hours to finish it.