Rambo is an American media franchise centered on a series of action films
featuring the character of the same name. There have been five films
released so far in the series: First Blood (1982), Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985),
Rambo III (1988), Rambo (2008), and Rambo: Last Blood (2019). The films
follow John Rambo, a United States Army Special Forces veteran played by
Sylvester Stallone, whose experience fighting in the Vietnam War traumatized
him but also gave him superior military skills, which he has used to fight corrupt
police officers, enemy troops and drug cartels. The first film in the series, First
Blood, is an adaptation of the 1972 novel First Blood by David Morrell.
The film series has grossed $819 million in total, with the most successful film,
Rambo: First Blood Part II, grossing $300 million. Stallone co-wrote the
screenplays of all five films, and directed Rambo. In addition to films, the franchise
also spawned an animated television series, Rambo: The Force of Freedom, as
well as comic books, novels, video games and a Bollywood remake.