Films Film U.S. release date Director(s) The Purge June 7, 2013 James DeMonaco The Purge: Anarchy July 18, 2014 The Purge: Election Year July 1, 2016 The First Purge July 4, 2018 Gerard McMurray Click to see full answer. Simply so, what happens in the first purge movie?NFFA members Arlo Sabian and Dr. May Updale announce an experiment to take place on Staten Island where for 12 hours, citizens will be allowed to purge and release their inhibitions in any way they choose. Drug lord Dmitri tells his dealers that they will be leaving but drug dealer Capital A wants to stay and purge.Furthermore, is the first purge any good? The First Purge (2018) Rated R for strong disturbing violence throughout, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use. Subsequently, question is, which is the best purge movie? Every ‘Purge’ movie ranked (including ‘The First Purge’) 1: ‘The Purge’ (2013) 2: ‘The First Purge’ (2018) 3: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ (2014) 4: ‘The Purge: Election Year’ (2016) With a plot full of more holes than its onscreen gunshot victims, “Election Year” ranks as the worst of the bunch. Is the first purge the last purge movie? The Purge 5 to be released next year The first film in the series, The Purge, starred Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey and was released in 2013. The movie was followed by 2014’s The Purge: Anarchy, 2016’s The Purge: Election Year, and the 2018 prequel, The First Purge.