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List Rules 3 or more movies of the same characters or story.

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?? Yes, folks, Pixar has confirmed that it's happening!) 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.
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Star Wars Franchise is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
Star Wars Franchise 1977-present

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Toy Story Franchise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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The Lord of the Rings film tri... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Back to the Future Franchise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Dark Knight Franchise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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The Godfather Franchise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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James Bond Franchise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
James Bond Franchise 1962-present

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Harry Potter Franchise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Pirates of the Caribbean Franc... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Avengers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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X-Men Franchise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Jurassic Park Franchise is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Rocky Franchise is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Iron Man Franchise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Spider-Man Franchise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Marvel Cinematic Universe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Die Hard Franchise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Shrek Franchise is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Alien Franchise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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The Matrix Franchise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Star Trek Franchise is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Despicable Me Franchise is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Indiana Jones Franchise is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Men in Black Franchise is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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The Hunger Games Franchise is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Lethal Weapon Franchise is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Ice Age Franchise is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Fast and the Furious Franchise is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Mission: Impossible Franchise is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Jour... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Underworld Franchise is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Vacation Franchise is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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The Man With No Name is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
The Man With No Name

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Ocean's 11 Franchise is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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American Pie Franchise is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Transformers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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The Terminator Franchise is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Austin Powers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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The Mummy Franchise is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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The Karate Kid Franchise is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Fran... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Rambo Franchise is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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Dirty Harry Franchise is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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The Hangover Franchise is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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The Chronicles of Narnia Franc... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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The Naked Gun Franchise is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises