The 12 Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

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Best Movie Sequels The 12 Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

Before I begin with this list of our favorite movie sequels, I want to stress this is strictly opinion and not fact. I hope the following will incite discussion and debate, but let it be known that no list is definitive. Having said that, let’s get it on!

In honor of Iron Man 2 releasing this weekend, it seemed right to come up with a list of cinema’s top sequels. Not to mention, there are endless movie sequels in the mix for the upcoming years.

While the top three picks on our list seemed obvious, setting even them in order was a tough task. More difficult was rounding out a top ten. So, instead of just going with the standard ten, we’ve extended our list to 12. Included are four costumed heroes, a couple evil empires and some computer-generated classics.

There is a little bit of a difference between a sequel that tops its predecessor in terms of quality, and one that is a self-contained stroke of genius. These twelve films on our list fit both qualifications. While we’d love to explore what made every fun sequel a hit – like Wayne’s World 2 and its Jurassic Park spoof – it seemed more efficient to stick to the sequels that may have come second in order, but are first in our hearts.

Honorable Mentions:

Honorable Mention Best Movie Sequels The 12 Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

A dilemma cropped up in creating this list. Silence of the Lambs is a cherished masterpiece of cinema, yet many don’t realize the story is technically a sequel. Michael Mann’s underrated film Manhunter, starring Brian Cox as the infamous Hannibal Lecter, tells the tale you may recall from Brett Ratner’s Red Dragon. Silence of the Lambs explores the events that follow Manhunter, but it is generally considered the original of its own trilogy. So does it belong on this list? Instead of letting that debate take over, it takes an honorable mention spot.

Also on the honorable mention list is Desperado, the quasi-sequel to El Mariachi. Both films, created by Robert Rodriguez, follow the same character (El Mariachi), but also overlap in story. With only $6,000, Rodriguez made the legendary El Mariachi and eventually acquired a budget to shoot his concept with Antonio Banderas as the lead in a wide-release film. So, Desperado both is and isn’t a sequel. For that we’ll keep it off the main list, but it has earned the right to be mentioned.

Ironically, all but the top two picks on our list are still running franchises or properties in the midst of a reboot. That just goes to show you the creativity and lasting effect the following narratives have had, and the captivating stories they tell.

#12) Mad Max 2, a.k.a. The Road Warrior

Mad Max 2 The 12 Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

“My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos. Ruined dreams. This wasted land. But most of all, I remember The Road Warrior. The man we called “Max”. To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time…”

The first lines of Mad Max 2 give me chills every time. The first Mad Max was enjoyable enough, but it seemed to leave a young Mel Gibson in over his head. Only two years later, the Australian star showed up brilliantly in the sequel. The film felt more like the apocalyptic madness the first one missed at times. Don’t get me wrong, the first film has some great moments and feels like a revenge flick more than a Western, neither of which it claimed to be directly.

Maybe the first suffered from a limited release, while the second got wider exposure. Yet, when you watch the movies back-to-back there is a sensation that the first one can only prepare you for the sequel. The entire Mad Max franchise is a bit too B-movie to find its way higher on the list, but the second film deserves recognition as a vast improvement over the first.

#11) Toy Story 2

Toy Story 2 The 12 Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

It is extremely difficult to convince yourself the second Toy Story is better than the original, but sometimes you just need to bite the bullet. Alone, the first is one of the best animated films ever, and was pivotal in ushering in the era of CGI animated features. Toy Story 2 improves upon the first in a number of ways, most impressively the animation. In only four years, from 1995 to 1999, the abilities of the Pixar artists to create their unique look while maintaining a level of total realism improved vastly.

More importantly, the story of the sequel deepens our relationship with the oddly relatable toys. The first shows how great life as a toy can be in a world where humans have a blind love of their toys, despite destructive lunatics like Sid. But in Toy Story 2, we get a sense of the uncontrollable lives of toys, which are so dependent upon people. What happens when maturing interests leave our toys helpless? It is more a second chapter than an extension of the first, which makes it a brilliant film in its own right.

With the quickly approaching Toy Story 3, the second film may not even end up being the best. But Toy Story 2 was evidence of an animation studio hitting its stride as one of the most formidable and dominating in its field. Thanks to the glory of the Toy Story franchise, Pixar has become as legendary as any studio in Hollywood.

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  1. Great list! Well done. Really well thought through and to be honest, I can’t immediately think of any others that are worthy of making it on the list.

  2. Are you kiddin? X men 2?
    the start of the rot
    confusing overblown focusing on two characters
    whilst introducing several more
    no wonder singer quit
    after this abomination

    • X2 is hailed as one of the greatest sequels/Superhero films of all time. The Plot wasn’t confusing at all and it showed you can actually adapt a comic storyline (God Loves, Man Kills) and it’s characters and have it be a true adaptation.

    • X2 is one of the actually good superhero movies.

  3. Not a bad list. A lot of less well known and foreign films you missed. You can check out my list here: http://burrellosubmarinemovies.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/surpassing-sequels/
    I think we can all agree, however, that “Troll 2″ is the greatest sequel of all time.

  4. The Dark Knight has to be one of the most overrated movies ever. It IS the best Batman movie and one of the best superhero movies, but that’s hardly high praise. They totally squandered Two Face, the big finale with the convict ship and civilian ship was groaningly silly (it even had the cross eyed brute from Friday), and the direction/editing of the big action sequence was confusingly incompetent. Heath Ledger’s death blinded people to its mediocrity IMHO, even leading to laughable talk of it deserving Best Picture and Best Actor. Yeah…whatever.

    • No, that would be Titanic and Avatar as the most overrated.

      TDK was far from mediocre; of course, some people won’t agree, but not everyone’s boat floats the same. Oh well. :-p

      • You my friend understand cinema

      • Titanic and Avatar are not overrated.
        They are rated as crap, and it is a fair assesment.

        • You don’t know anything about the art of filmmaking if you consider Titanic and Avatar to be “crap.” There is no way those two particular films would make that kind of money (1.8 billion to 2.7 billion) if they were crap.

    • You just proved yourself wrong within the same comment.

    • Oh thank you!! I couldn’t agree more! That film is just SO overrated. And I agree about Heath Ledger’s death blinding many people. In thought his performance in the film was wooden and grim, but , but he died… so we must all pretend it was the most wonderful, Oscar-worthy performance ever! Please, just give me Jack Nicholson anyday. He at least understood what the Joker was supposed to be about. The rest of the film I just found kind of… well… boring. I really just wanted to leave, but was there with other people so had to tough it out.

      • No his death enhanced his performance… When ever I watch the original Batman I know Jack Nicholson is behind the make up but with TDK I never see a glimmer of Heath Ledger, That is Acting at it’s best when you see the character not the actor…It is a role he redefined. Also the Idea that the Joker as a character can be understood is bull…That’s the whole point of the Joker. Absolute Chaos, No rhyme or reason. Also how in the hell is it boring for you? I’m guessing the lack Na’vi, Icebergs, and Decepticons turned you off to the movie huh? You my friend is what is wrong with American Society.

  5. Did he say Mel Gibson is Australian? cause he’s not

    • yes he is

      • I thought he was actually born in New York, but moved with his family to Australia where he had his big break.

        • Yeah he is definitely american if you have ever heard him speak he has no Australian accent

          • Mel Gibson is DEFINATLY american, he grew up in Australia, hence the slight Aussie accent but was born in the states. When he became a star after the mad max movies he moved to the states where he has been ever since(and good ridance!)

            • Mel Gibson left NY when he was 12 years old with his family and lived in AU. As far as the accent HE IS AN ACTOR!!!! The movie MAD MAX had to be dubbed because hia aussie accent was so thick.

              • watch an interview and there will be no accent maybe slight but not strong/heavy at all

  6. Strange that Evil Dead 2 didn t make it. It s a lot better than many sequels in this list.

    • you gotta be kidding, you silly fanboy.

    • Evil Dead 2and 3 were great sequels ! “I’m bad Ash and you’re good Ash ,goodie two shoes . . . “

  7. I don’t know about the rest of the list but for me, #1 is, always has been and always will be The Dark Knight.

    • For me, T2 and TDK often vie for top spot; I generally give it to T2, however, for sentimental reasons.

      • Why ,was your dad a terminator ?

        • Sorry Russ, unlike popular belief, people are allowed to like another movie more than TDK…

  8. I’m sorry but the Road Warrior is a TERRIBLE movie. Loved Mad Max, thoughtful and interesting film making, Road Warrior and Mad Max 3 are just more Hollywood dross, which takes the name and tosses out the rest of what made the original great. I try to Ignore RW and MM3 and just watch Mad Max……
    Didn’t mind revenge of the fallen, though it felt half finished…

  9. CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S BATMAN FILMS ARE OVERRATED. PERIOD. I HAVE ONLY SEEN THEM ONCE, THE TIM BURTON ONES….I CAN GO BACK TO OVER AND OVER AGAIN. LIKE THE CHRISTOPHER REEVE SUPERMAN FILMS OR THE GODFATHER FILMS.

    • Well, alec…

      I suppose you are entitled to your opinion…For my part, I enjoy BB and TDK every time I see them (at this point, that is A LOT).

      • I’m not saying Nolan’s Batman films are bad. They are good, but I prefer mine grounded more in fantasty, like the Tim Burton ones. We already has enough reality as it is. I will see Rises once it comes on dvd or streaming. From what I see, Ann Hathaway is a BIG miscast as Catwoman. There is nothing sexy about her. From the clips I see of her; it doesn’t even look like she’s trying to be sultry and seductive like Michelle Pheiffer. Sorry.

        • Not sexy at all? Have you seen Havoc? It’s not a good movie, but she can definitely be sexy.

    • You may need to buy a new keyboard as your caps lock key seems to be stuck

  10. Aliens at #9?!?! not only is it the best sequel ever made its the best movie ever made period! epic fail

    • You sir…….are a true genius!

  11. for the love of god, can we please stop kissing Christopher Nolan’s ass??
    Batman Begins took away all the mystique of what Batman is
    and The Dark Knight dragged on an hour longer that it should have — end with Rachel’s death, Harvey’s disfigurement, and the Joker’s escape and you have the *perfect* set-up for a sequel

    what about Batman Returns? that is how you do tragedy!

    and while I’m on the subject, Singer’s X-Men movies (aka “The Wolverine Show!”) and Raimi’s Spider-Man movies (aka the “Let’s See How Many References To Superman We Can Make Without It Being An Actual Superman Movie!”) weren’t that great — they were too watered down from the source material in order to appear to mainstream audiences

    • Recognizing the excellence of Nolan’s work is hardly kissing his ass. His films were a truer representation of Batman than any of the cartoony clownishness of Burton’s contributions.

      • @Cyn

        Uh, no, the most accurate representation of Batman was actually in a cartoon ironically… I’m talking about Bruce Timm’s Batman: The Animated Series back in the day voiced by Kevin Conroy…

        Yes, I know you Nolanites will argue all day about this, but look at the facts. Batman Begins (which I LOVED BTW…) completely left out the detective side of Batman… And before you try to claim that this aspect is a small aspect of Batman, let me remind you where Batman first appeared in the comics. DETECTIVE Comics #27 (please notice the word in all caps in case it isn’t clear enough…). Seriously, that’s a HUGE omission on Nolan’s part.

        And before you argue that it wasn’t, the proof is in the pudding, because even he realized this, that’s why that absolutely absurd shattered bullet detective sequence was shoe-horned into TDK. It was obviously shoe-horned into the movie because it really had no real importance to the plot of the film. It didn’t really lead him anywhere that made a difference to how the movie turned out… Secondly, it was so poorly done it wasn’t at all up to the quality and attention to detail that Nolan is quite talented for. I’m not against Nolan, but I’m also not all googly-eyed over him in a way that I am blind to his mistakes or aspects of his directing style that I dislike. If you know ANYTHING about ballistics and about bullets and guns you’ll realize just how absolutely absurd that entire scene was. I was watching it hoping I fell asleep and was dreaming that scene because it was just way too stupid to be part of that movie…

        So he shoe-horned that scene into the movie just so he can try to claim he didn’t forget about Batman’s detective side this time, but sorry, that’s not how it works. It’s an integral part of his character, it’s not just something he might do once on a whim… Batman is basically a detective with a costume, but according to Nolan’s movies, he’s just a guy that depends on his gadgets and his physical strength and more-or-less reacts to things that happen instead of trying to solve the crime through forensics and detective work…

        And just overall, Batman seems just a little too one-dimensional in Nolan’s movies. But I still enjoy them because they are well made. I really loved Batman Begins, and I loved most of The Dark Knight, basically I HATED the last 20-30 minutes of the movie after Joker was captured, and I HATED the fake detective shattered bullet nonsense… But other than that it was pretty awesome. That chase scene ending with the semi-truck flipping would have made for THE best ending climax scene ever in a Batman movie, but then the movie just kept going… *sigh* And don’t get me started about the stupid speaches in the movie about how Batman is the hero the city needs or whatever… *shakes head*

        • I agree with the Detective part but this is one man’s vision of Batman. It doesn’t have to go by the comics.

          • @Lucas

            Um, unfortunately that’s how it works, when someone says that a movie is a “truer representation” of Batman, I’m pretty sure he is saying true to the source material, not true to his own vision, everyone’s version will be true to their own vision…

            • Ummm, Ken, did you notice that Cyn said the Nolan Batman films are truer representations than the Burton films, NOT than any other films (or shows). You misread the initial comment; thus, your entire opinion paper seems unnecessarily verbose.

              THEN, you did it AGAIN. Lucas said the Nolan films are simply one director’s version of the Batman mythos (which they ARE), so they do NOT have to follow the source material precisely. They DO capture the essence of the hero quite well, however…Your last sentence, in fact, makes no sense in this particular debate (it’s true; it simply has nothing to do with either person’s comments).

              I just didn’t know if you had realized…

              • Ummmm, Archaeon, yes I did realize that he was just comparing it to Tim Burton, but the person he replied to was not. He mentions one of them, but that’s about it. I was merely pointing out if you want to praise someone’s work, you can’t just pick and choose what you get to compare it with.

                And no, I didn’t do whatever it is you think I did again, Lucas makes a blanket point about how it’s one director’s vision. Well, DUH, every movie is that director’s vision. But when I’m addressing a point made by someone and the TOPIC of the whole thing is what is a “truer” representation of Batman, I’m pretty sure the source material is that standard that you’re trying to meet. Unless you have a different interpretation of what Cyn meant by something being truer. I mean, truer to what, his own vision?? In that case, then it’s 100% true to his own vision, lol. Unfortunately Tim Burton’s movies were 100% true to his own vision too… Since we don’t have to go by the source material, maybe we can just pick something at random to compare its “trueness” (I know that’s not a word, lol.) to???

                • You misunderstood what i was saying… I am focusing on how Christopher Nolan doesn’t focus on the Detective part of Batman, because from Nolan’s POV it doesn’t matter as much to him. Society/Emotion is the main thing Nolan cares about in his Batman trilogy. Batman Begins is Fear, The Dark Knight is Chaos, and The Dark Knight Rises is Pain. Those are the things he wants to focus on so the detective part doesn’t matter to him. It may not be the truest representation of Batman but it doesn’t have to be.

                  • @Lucas

                    I know what you were saying, but my entire response was toward someone who was making the argument about how “true” that Batman is to the source material.

                    But also, if Nolan simply didn’t want to include that aspect, then I think TDK would have been better if he had simply left out that terrible montage of the shattered bullet nonsense that was shoe-horned into TDK for no apparent reason… But he obviously put that into it because he realized that he left out that important integral aspect of Batman from Begins so he wanted to include something to do with that in the sequel.

                    • Batman Begin is basically based on “Batman Year One” and there is telled the origins of Batman, and the fact that he is a Detective is minor in this Issue, So YES sir, Nolan`s Batman is the most true to the comic.

                    • ^^ winner winner chicken dinner

        • “Uh, no, the most accurate representation of Batman was actually in a cartoon ironically… I’m talking about Bruce Timm’s Batman: The Animated Series back in the day voiced by Kevin Conroy…”

          Um … actually … seeing as how I was talking about Burton vs. Nolan, this remark doesn’t apply to what I said. I stopped reading whatever else you had to say after that.

          • @Cyn

            Suit yourself if you want to pick and choose what you can compare your movie of choice to just for the sake of the argument. But you still will not admit that you’re just going to defend Nolan no matter what. Even if you have to design the criteria just to give his movie what you think would be the best chances. If you really want to talk about what’s true to the source material between Nolan and Burton, neither is. They are both each director’s vision for the character and both had about equal parts in common and different from the source material. Does that work for you? Probably not…

            • “Suit yourself if you want to pick and choose what you can compare your movie of choice to just for the sake of the argument.”

              YOU were the one who brought up the two directors specifically and that’s what I was responding to. Casting a wider net because you don’t like the response isn’t my problem. Which is why I stopped reading the rest of your post upthread.

              =====

              “But you still will not admit that you’re just going to defend Nolan no matter what.”

              You appear to have trouble comprehending that people support his work because it’s good and they believe it deserves the praise it received.

              But there will always be haters. So perhaps the real issue here is with your insistence on attacking him no matter what. :-p

              • @Cyn

                Unless my name is also “Eric” I didn’t bring up any directors for you to respond to… ;-)

              • @Cyn

                Oh, and I LOVE when people resort to anyone who has any bit of an objective criticism instead of a blind love/crush to be “haters.” But hey, that’s what you get for not reading what I wrote. Like I’ve said, I really liked Batman Begins and really liked most of The Dark Knight. I just don’t think those movies are the “best” representation of Batman ever made, that’s all…

              • Leave it alone, the number speak them self. And Being one of the most grossing film of all time it for something because Batman Begins didn`t caught so much attention to do that EVERYBODY go to the cinema for a sequel, but the movie itself DID IT.

        • Ok Ken J, when the Batman (in Batman Begins) shot those incriminating photos of Judge Faden with under age girls for Rachel to “get things moving,” isn’t THAT what a detective does? He also followed then Sergeant Gordon’s partner and used intimidating scare tactics to wiggle info from him about the separate shipments of drug filled rabbits. Also. when the shattered bullet investigation (which you slammed) led to the discovery of those missing cops tied up w/ stolen uniforms, how fast do you think they would have been discovered another way? Granted, he didn’t stop Joker’s assassination attempt on Major Garcia, but it gave him more insight as to how the devious mind of the Joker worked. What about tipping Gordon off about the officer in his vehicle who would attempt to assassinate Mr. Reese. How many of Gordon’s men would even know to look for officers with loved ones in hospitals? And, if you don’t think the biggest piece of his detective work was foreshadowing the need to have a device to track down the villain using the (highly illegal) new cell phone sonar device, I’m confused? What do you think led police to stake out the Pruitt Building where Joker was held up? No detective work? Help me understand because with these examples, I beg to differ. What do you think?

          • Read the old comics and watch the animated series and you’ll see the difference between being a thug and shaking people for info (which anyone, including the bad guys, would do). And for those sorry excuses for detective work in TDK, first of all, know something about ballistics. Bullets don’t “shatter,” people don’t load rounds into magazines via the bullets, usually you grab the casing, and there’s no way to retrieve fingerprints from the surface of a bullet after it goed through the rifling of a rifled barrel. And the result of that was pointless. If Batman had not found that apartment, everything would have unfolded exactly the same way. Actually, it might have been BETTER for Batman if he hadn’t. If he wasn’t busy chasing that dead-end for no reason, he probably would have been at the ready in the ceremony waiting for Joker to strike so he can respond right away. Going to that apartment was more of a distraction than anything else…

            And about the sonar phone thing, please, give me a break. Go ahead and find the sonar function of your cell phone…

            The movies were good for what they did, and that was to create a semi-believable world where a “Batman” can exist. Unlike the Tim Burton or the other ones… No insult to the Tim Burton movies, they never intended it to be “gritty” or realistic, they accomplished what Burton intended for those movies… So they each accomplished what they intended, but I just personally think you cannot say that a Batman movie is true to its source without the detective/forensic aspect of his character. :-)

            • He used lighlty radiated bills to track the mob’s money and eliminate money launderers, he required the evidence needed to prosecute Falcone, and figured out the Joker’s next immediate target was Harvey Dent at rhe Fundraiser. He may not of had a great villain like The Riddler to truly test his detective skills but Bale was very much a detective. Lawyered.

              Oh and FYI. Batman was more a thug in DETECTIVE COMICS then a true detective. Which quickly turned into a sci-fi adventure esque stories. Year One is now the definitve Batman template, which BB is heavily based off and styled in. Making BB very true to the comics. Lawyered. Again.

              • YES!!! Exactly.

    • I am guessing you hate happiness as well?

  12. Nothing about Back to the Future Part II???? It is for me the second best after The Empire Strikes Back…

  13. My picks for best sequels:

    BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN — like ALIENS and TERMINATOR 2, it’s much bigger and more exciting than the original on every level, and, it “finishes the story”. The crime is that they ever made 3rd installments of any of these.

    FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE — each “007″ film stands on its on, so it’s arguable whether any of them are actually “sequels”. But this one does follow up several things from the 1st one, and has more class, style, everything– plus, John Barry. You can see hints of “Michael Myers” in Red Grant, who doesn’t speak for most of the film as he keeps killing people. Simply, this is my favorite Sean Connery film, ever.

    SHAFT’S BIG SCORE — I love the 1st one, but even I think it’s a bit “long” and “slow”. NOT this one. The best SHAFT film, EVER. I dearly wish they’d never tried to put him on TV and instead kept doing another installment for the next 10 years or more.

    HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS — most “H” sequels are garbage. Even “H2″ (except for the explosive finale). This one ISN’T. The amazing conceit to reveal that both Myers & Loomis are still alive, but Laurie isn’t, and that Laurie has a daughter (the adorable Danielle Harris) who has a foster sister (the also-adorable Ellie Cornell) is just the start of the best-written installment in this entire sad series. It also has one of the most brilliant “shock” endings ever. It’s criminal the producers just threw all this effort away with the awful “H5″ and the even worse “H6″ (both versions).

    Oh yeah, almost forgot…

    DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS — for something quickly written & thrown together to cash in on THE ROBE, this thing is almost as good, stands on its own, AND, manages to “finish the story” regarding Caligula (Jay Robinson). Best dialogue: “It’s a fraud! And so was Jesus. I tried it. I had a man killed. I ORDERED him to rise. HE’S STILL DEAD!!!!!”

  14. Loved them all. They were all bad @$$.

  15. Ummmmm, Rocky 2 anybody?

  16. Good List.. But Really, Why is Star Wars considered a great film?? It’s pretty ordinary as a film but I hear that ppl are crazy bout it..

  17. great list. Evil Dead 2 needs an honourable mention though.

  18. Everyone has their own taste. Hence I won’t argue about The Dark Knight(I consider it highly overrated though), but seriously?!?!?
    Lord of the Rings II???
    That was rather one for the most disappointing sequels.

    • Agreed.. I felt LOTR 2 was a bit of a disappointment. But they HUGELY improved in LOTR 3..!! That was one of the epic movies of all..

  19. I would put X-Men 2 a lot higher up the list. The White House opening scene is probably the best movie opening scene I have ever seen.

    I definitely can’t agree that Spiderman 2 is in the list. In my opinion the Spiderman trilogy kept going downhill.

    What amazed me is that Bourne Supremacy was not in the list.

  20. This is a great list and I agree with many films on it, my personal opinion of the greatest sequel ever made is between The Dark Knight and T2. The Dark Knight is an amazing movie no mistake, but T2 is a 21 years old and has endured brilliantly, unlike many old films you can still watch T2 today and still be impressed by the CG even with modern effects, the action sequences, the villain and the final battle. This sort of thing grates and just becomes tiresome with a lot of movies. So looking at both, The Dark Knight, a monster sequel with great actors, brilliantly written and amazing effects. And T2, 21 years old and still you can sit down and watch it and still call it a great movie. I just can’t decide lol.

  21. ok wait….wheres matrix and harry potter???

  22. “Twin Peaks- Fire walk with me” should be on the list for sure. Didn’t expect commoners to know of it nor respect it tho. (toy story types).

  23. Actually… Godfather II does have a newly introduced character that takes it to another level… Robert DeNiro! Even though he is playing “Vito Corleone” He is not playing the old don… the Godfather. He is the young crafty ballsy upstart. DeNiro was nominated for an Oscar for the role and the film would be nowhere near the classic it is if it wasn’t for this “origin story” if you will.

  24. No Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead’s Man Chest??? Crazy!

  25. All the movies and the posts here refer only to one Genre type,more or less.I mean,they’re all about insane over the top people.Yes,they are all good movies,but none are the best Sequels. The best one here in my own opinion is The Road Warrior.I found it to be seriously different from most of those other movies listed here,in that it was a fresh and wide open feeling film.Perfect.

  26. I want to point out that LOTR: The Two Towers was NOT a sequel in any way, shape or form. We’re talking about a single story here, originally written as a single novel, broken into three pieces by the publisher, and adapted to film on the same manner.

    Heath Ledger aside, I hated everything about The Dark Knight. It removed everything I loved about Batman Begins and reduced it to nonsense. I’ve watched it four times hoping to change my opinion but it is not to be, worsened only by the abomination that is The Dark Knight Rises.

    Terminator 2 as a superior sequel? I’ll take it as decent for a stand-alone film because of its enhanced effects, but a movie that so grossly distorts the past and destroys its own continuity cannot be taken seriously. Added to that Arnold’s hints of emotional expression and you have something that just doesn’t work out.

  27. I want to point out that LOTR: The Two Towers was NOT a sequel in any way, shape or form. We’re talking about a single story here, originally written as a single novel, broken into three pieces by the publisher, and adapted to film on the same manner.

  28. People need to chill out, like he said it’s his opinion. You can’t tell someone they are wrong when they are stating their opinion haha.

    I would of give rocky a mention especially 2,3 and 4 :)

  29. The most memorable line from ALIENS was not “Get away from her, b****”

    It’s: “I say we take off and NUKE THE ENTIRE SITE FROM ORBIT. It’s the only way to be sure”

    • Hmm, I think it’s, “They mostly come at night… mostly.”

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