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The Very Best Movie Franchises

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The best movie franchises of all time have brought us some of the best movies ever as well as some billion dollar films and many of them are still cranking out classics (Toy Story 4?? Rumors say it could happen...). This is your chance to vote for what you think is the greatest movie franchise ever and see how your favorite movie franchises rank against other movie enthusiasts' choices.

Some people will judge a franchise based on its best parts (*cough*Star Wars*cough*) while others will take all the parts of a franchise into account when ranking the top movie series, so don't get offended if you see The Lord of the Rings further down this list than you think it should be (FYI- The Hobbit counts as part of that franchise). Also try to keep in mind that movie franchises that will have three or more movies but don't yet (like The Hunger Games) do not yet qualify for this list of the best movie franchises of all time.

Vote on these top movie franchises based on the series as a whole, or just because one or two of the movies mean something special to you. If you don't see your favorite movie franchise on the list, make sure to add it so you can see where it shakes out among the greatest movie franchises ever.

List Criteria: 3 or more movies of the same characters or story.

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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

    100
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    95
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    Pirates of the Caribbean films

    71
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    69
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    niche appeal
    The Dark Knight

    68
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lethal Weapon

    67
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    67
    added by: bojanthebest
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    66
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Vacation

    66
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    Planet of the Apes

    65
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    63
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    Jurassic Park

    61
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    The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

    59
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    niche appeal
    The Avengers

    57
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    The Man With No Name

    56
    added by: PeteBoyle
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    niche appeal
    American Pie

    53
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    added by: Scott Klingaman
    Based on the three films, 2nd only to star wars IV, V, VI (the first three) count all six star ... more
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