A reframing/retelling of the main series that is slightly more condensed, and with a tiny amount of new content/story. Not suitable to watch "instead of" the main series, but to be done after.
A fantastic prequel with a slightly more serious tone than the original series, and fantastic acting and animation.
An important, seminal cyberpunk experience that has aged a little since 1995, but still an interesting piece that cements the genre.
All new story from the series at this point, though a lot of the character development is the same, and primarily focuses on Shinji.
Studio ufotable flexes on the entire anime industry again with some of the most gorgeous art and animation, coupled with Yuki Kajiura's perfect soundtrack. Unfortunately, the "rules of magic" gymnastics and overly complicated philosophy was distracting and made it more difficult to immerse as the previous movies.
Mirai is a magical family-focused movie that feels like a modern, Japanese "Coco" but with much less stress and more appreciation for simple things.