Start with 'The Nun,' set in 1952. It's about Father Burke and Sister Irene investigating a convent in Romania where they discover connections to the demon Valak.
Annabelle: Creation is the prequel to Annabelle, which, in turn, is a prequel to The Conjuring. There's a post-credit scene in Annabelle: Creation that teases The Nun, set in 1952. To follow the timeline, watch The Nun before returning to Annabelle: Creation, which continues the story in 1967.
The second film in the Conjuring Universe is 'Annabelle,' set in 1967 in Southern California, 12 years after the doll's origin. It's about a young doctor and his wife who bring the doll into their home, and it turns their lives into a nightmare.
The first film in The Conjuring franchise is set in the '70s and follows Ed and Lorraine Warren as they investigate a real haunted house case
Annabelle Comes Home is set in 1972, just a year after the previous events. It follows the Warrens' daughter, Judy, dealing with Annabelle and other escaped demons from their artifact room when her parents are away.
The Curse of La Llorona is set in 1973 Los Angeles, where a mother named Patricia is blamed for her sons' deaths. She prays to La Llorona to bring them back, leading to a haunting involving caseworker Anna Tate-Garcia's children.
The Conjuring 2, set in 1976 and 1977, the Warrens investigate the Amityville House case and the Enfield Hauntings in England. It features well-known cases and introduces characters like The Nun and The Crooked Man
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is set in the '80s and follows the Warrens as they investigate the possession of David Glatzel in 1980, then the case of Arne Cheyenne Johnson in 1981.
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