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The Movie War Series (MOVIEムービー大戦シリーズ, Mūbī Taisen Shirīzu) is a series of crossover films between two immediate installments of the Kamen Rider franchise, having started with W and Decade. Typically, these movies premiere around mid-December.

It can be considered the Kamen Rider Series' equivalent to the VS. moviesIcon-crosswiki.png of Super Sentai, which had celebrated its 15th anniversary before the start of the Movie War Series.

Movie War films

Two-Part Spitter

Each film of the series is split into three parts, with the first two being dedicated to each presenting series to allow for an epilogue or additional story to be told. The final part intertwines the narratives of both parts where both protagonist Riders team up to defeat a combination of their enemies.

Poster Title Release Date Director Writer (Part 1) Writer (Part 2) Writer (Movie War)
W-Decade.jpg Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010 (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー Wダブル&ディケイド MOVIE大戦2010, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā: Daburu ando Dikeido Mūbī Taisen Nisenjū) December 12, 2009 Ryuta Tasaki Shōji Yonemura Riku Sanjo Shoji Yonemura
OOO & Double.jpg Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider OOO & W feat. Skull: Movie War Core (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー オーズ&アンドダブル feat. フィーチャリングスカル MOVIE大戦CORE, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Ōzu ando Daburu fīcharingu Sukaru: Mūbī Taisen Koa) December 18, 2010 Riku Sanjo Toshiki Inoue Riku Sanjo
Megamax.jpg Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー フォーゼ&オーズ MOVIE大戦 MEGA MAX, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Fōze ando Ōzu: Mūbī Taisen Mega Makkusu) December 10, 2011 Koichi Sakamoto Yasuko Kobayashi Kazuki Nakashima
Movie War Ultimatum.jpg Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー ウィザード&フォーゼ MOVIE大戦アルティメイタム, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Wizādo ando Fōze: Mūbī Taisen Arutimeitamu) December 8, 2012 Kazuki Nakashima Yoshio Urasawa
Sengoku-movie-battle.jpg Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー鎧武&ウィザード 天下分け目の戦国MOVIE大合戦, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Gaimu ando Wizādo Tenkawakeme no Sengoku Mūbī Daigassen) December 14, 2013 Ryuta Tasaki Junko Komura Nobuhiro Mouri
Drive-Gaim Movie War.jpg Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Drive & Gaim: Movie War Full Throttle (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダードライブ&鎧武 MOVIE大戦フルスロットル, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Doraibu ando Gaimu Mūbī Taisen Furu Surottoru) December 13, 2014 Takayuki Shibasaki Jin Haganeya Riku Sanjo

Full-Length

Beginning in 2015, two-parter film splitters were abandoned for one entire full-length narrative, which has carried over to the Generations films.

Poster Title Release Date Director Writer(s)
Chou Movie War Genesis.jpg Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Ghost & Drive: Super Movie Wars Genesis (仮面ライダー×仮面ライダー ゴースト&ドライブ 超MOVIE大戦ジェネシス, Kamen Raidā × Kamen Raidā Gōsuto ando Doraibu Chō Mūbī Taisen Jeneshisu) December 12, 2015 Osamu Kaneda Makoto Hayashi
Pac Man VS Heisei Riders.jpg Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Riders (仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズ Dr.パックマン対エグゼイド&ゴースト with レジェンドライダー, Kamen Raidā Heisei Jenerēshonzu: Dokutā Pakkuman tai Eguzeido ando Gōsuto wizu Rejendo Raidā) December 10, 2016 Koichi Sakamoto Minato Takano
Yuya Takahashi (supervision)
News xlarge heiseigenerations 201710 04.jpg Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders (仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズFINAL ビルド&エグゼイドwithレジェンドライダー, Kamen Raidā Heisei Jenerēshonzu Fainaru: Birudo ando Eguzeido wizu Rejendo Raidā) December 9, 2017 Kazuya Kamihoriuchi Yuya Takahashi
Shogo Muto
Heisei Generations FOREVER.jpeg Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER (仮面ライダー平成ジェネレーションズFOREVER, Kamen Raidā Heisei Jenerēshonzu Foebā) December 22, 2018 Kyohei Yamaguchi

Kento Shimoyama
Yasuko Kobayashi (supervision)

Reiwa poster 2.jpeg Kamen Rider: Reiwa The First Generation (仮面ライダー 令和 ザ・ファースト・ジェネレーション, Kamen Raidā Reiwa Za Fāsuto Jenerēshon) December 21, 2019 Teruaki Sugihara Yuya Takahashi
Beyond Generations Theatrical Poster.jpg Kamen Rider: Beyond Generations (仮面ライダー ビヨンド・ジェネレーションズ, Kamen Raidā Beyondo Jenerēshonzu) December 17, 2021 Takayuki Shibasaki Nobuhiro Mouri

Trends

  • Each Movie War film has a special subtitle:
  • Starting in 2017, each of the Movie War film contains the world "Generation" or its plural "Generations" in it:
    • Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: This movie was called a "Level Up" of the Movie War series so it breaks the trend by not titling the movie the same as with the previous ones, but pseudo 2017 before released.
    • Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: This movie continues the Heisei Generations trend established the previous year to commemorate the Heisei era of Japan. This film's title does not have a vs., doesn't have the antagonist's name in it, and ends only with the words FINAL and with Legend Riders.
    • Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER: This movie continues the Heisei Generations trend established the previous year to commemorate the ending of the Heisei era of Japan.
    • Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generation: This movie celebrates beginning of the Reiwa era of Japan.
    • Kamen Rider: Beyond Generations: This movie celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the franchise, in addition to showing the Kamen Rider of 2071.
  • Movie War films normally feature movie exclusive Riders.
  • As mentioned, they open in theaters in December, placing them after the end of the previous series and somewhere between episodes 10 and 20 of the current series.
  • Most of the Movie War films have a title format of Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider (current series) & (previous series): Movie War (blank). Sengoku Movie Battle slightly bends the format a little, while Kamen Rider Heisei Generations is the first movie to completely ignore the format.
  • They usually feature the current and previous Kamen Riders assuming a new form.
  • At some point in these films, the previous rider assumes his Extra Final Form, while the current rider assumes his (near-) Super Form. This is usually during the final battle, where their powers are equal, except for Movie War Full Throttle. In Movie War 2010 and in Kamen Rider Heisei Generations, these forms are accessed in separate occasions, while in Super Movie Wars Genesis and Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL, Drive and Ex-Aid instead assume their respective regular Final Forms.
    • Movie War 2010: Decade Strongest Complete Form (Extra Final Form) & Double FangJoker (Super Form)
    • Movie War Core: Double CycloneJokerGoldXtreme (Extra Final Form) & OOO Tajadol Combo (Super Form)
    • Movie War Mega Max: OOO Super Tatoba Combo (Extra Final Form) & Fourze Rocketstates (near-Super Form)
    • Movie War Ultimatum: Fourze Meteor Nadeshiko Fusionstates (Extra Final Form) & Wizard Special Rush (near-Super Form)
    • Sengoku Movie Battle: Wizard Infinity Dragon Gold (Extra Final Form) & Gaim Wizard Arms (near-Super Form)
    • Super Movie Wars Genesis: Drive Type Tridoron (Final Form) & Ghost Toucon Boost Damashii (near-Super Form)
    • Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Ghost Tenka Touitsu Damashii (Extra Final Form) & Ex-Aid Double Action Gamer Level XX (near-Super Form)
    • Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Ex-Aid Muteki Gamer (Final Form) & Build RabbitTank Sparkling Form (Super Form)
    • Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER: Same explanation from above.
    • Kamen Rider Reiwa: The First Generations: GrandZi-O (Final Form) & ZeroZero-One (Alternate Rider form)
    • Kamen Rider: Beyond Generations: Xross Saber (Final Form) & Revice Neo Batta Genome (near-Super Form)
  • Each Movie War film features the introduction of a Rider which would debut in the series' second-quarter arc. Up until Movie War Ultimatum, and including Movie War Full Throttle, this would be the series' Secondary Rider. Beginning from Gaim and later from Ghost onwards, however, as secondary Riders began to receive much earlier debuts in the TV series, this role would be given to a supporting Rider who would play a major role in the TV series.
  • Unlike the Summer Movies and the Super Hero TaisenIcon-crosswiki.png films, Movie War films are not accompanied by a series of Net Movies, though summer movies since Gaim's no longer feature net movies as well.
  • A recent trend for the Movie War films is to feature the "Legend Rider" versions of the Kamen Riders' Collectible Devices (with the exception of Gaia Memories and Shift Cars).
  • Neither Zi-O gets a Zero-One Ridewatch nor Zero-One gets a RiderTiming Zi-O Progrisekey in Kamen Rider: Reiwa The First Generation, despite both collectible devices getting toy releases.
    • As no Movie War occurred between Saber and Zero-One for a December 2020 release, the short film Kamen Rider Saber: The Phoenix Swordsman and the Book of Ruin and the rescheduled Kamen Rider Zero-One: REAL×TIME was released instead. Neither films featured devices derivative to one another.
    • Kamen Rider: Beyond Generations features Revice gaining a Neo-Batta Vistamp based on Zero-One. In the toys, a "Dino Rider" sound can be hacked in the DX Seiken Swordriver. A DX Kajiki Vistamp based on Saber would also be introduced as part of promotional campaigns for the film.
  • Since the beginning of the Movie War Genesis, each of the film's featured antagonists would be derived from the concurrent series:

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