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This article is about a/an series of movies in the Kamen Rider Series.
The Movie War Series (MOVIE大戦シリーズ Mūbī Taisen Shirīzu) is a series of movies that serve as crossovers with two immediate Series installments within the Kamen Rider franchise, having started with W and Decade. They are shown around mid-December.

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

Similar to how Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker started the tradition of Summer Movies featuring a cameo appearance of the lead Kamen Rider of the up-coming new series, the Movie War films feature a cameo appearance of the Secondary Riders of the current series.

Since 2016 with the end of the Heisei era, yearly Heisei Generations films have been released in place instead.

Trends

  • Each Movie War film has some kind of special name.
  • 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 War 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 Rocket States (near-Super Form)
    • Movie War Ultimatum: Fourze Meteor Nadeshiko Fusion States (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 War Genesis: Drive Type Tridoron (Final Form) & Ghost Toucon Boost Damashii (near-Super Form)
    • Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Ghost Tenkatoitsu 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)
  • Each Movie War film features the introduction of the current series' Secondary Rider.
  • Unlike films in the Super Sentai Versus SeriesIcon-crosswiki, Kamen Rider Movie War films are normally made up of three parts; the first part is an epilogue to the previous series, the second part is a new adventure in the current series, and the third part (usually shorter in length) features the actual crossover between the two shows.
    • Movie War 2010: Kamen Rider Decade: The Last Story, Kamen Rider W: Begins Night, & Movie War 2010.
    • Movie War Core: Kamen Rider Skull: Message for Double, Kamen Rider OOO: Nobunaga's Desire, & Movie War Core.
    • Movie War Mega Max is a special case, as it is divided into five parts rather than three, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Kamen Rider Series. It is made up of Beginning: Fight! Legendary Seven Riders; Kamen Rider OOO: Ankh's Resurrection, the Medals of the Future, and the Leading Hope; Futo, The Conspiracy Advances: Gallant! Kamen Rider Joker; Kamen Rider Fourze: Nade-Shiko Ad-Vent; & Movie War Mega Max: Gather! Warriors of Glory.
    • Movie War Ultimatum: Kamen Rider Fourze's portion, Kamen Rider Wizard's portion, & Movie War Ultimatum.
    • Sengoku Movie Battle: Kamen Rider Wizard: The Promised Place & Kamen Rider Gaim: Sengoku Battle Royale.
    • Movie War Full Throttle: Kamen Rider Gaim: The Last Stage of Advance, Kamen Rider Drive: The Challenge from Lupin, & Movie War Full Throttle.
    • This trend would be broken from Super Movie War Genesis onwards, which feature full-length crossovers between the two shows.
  • The Movie War films also features elements of Kamen Riders beyond the two featured series, except for Movie War Full Throttle and Super Movie War Genesis.
    • Movie War 2010 features the conclusion to the Rider War as well as the return of the Nine Worlds' Kamen Riders, as Kamen Rider Decade was a crossover series celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Heisei Kamen Rider Series.
    • Movie War Core has Kamen Rider Core, the main antagonist who is an amalgamation of the memories of all previous Riders and their battles.
    • Movie War Mega Max celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Kamen Rider Series, featuring the Seven Legendary Riders as well as Kamen Rider Double returning to assist OOO and Fourze, uniting the first three protagonist Riders following Decade.
    • Movie War Ultimatum features all the main Riders and secondary Riders of following Decade era as of Kamen Rider Wizard, as Kamen Riders OOO and Birth, with Double and Accel, come to help Wizard, Fourze, Meteor, and Nadeshiko, with Kamen Rider Beast making a cameo.
    • Sengoku Movie Battle features all of the main Riders of the Heisei era taking part in a Sengoku era-style Rider battle.
    • Kamen Rider Heisei Generations celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Kamen Rider Series, featuring the main Riders that are after Fourze.
    • Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL features Ghost, Gaim, Fourze, and OOO.
    • Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Heisei Kamen Rider series, featuring all the main Riders in the Heisei Era.
  • Unlike the Summer Movies and the Super Hero TaisenIcon-crosswiki 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).

Movie War films

Traditional

Heisei Generations Series