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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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2,042 1,159
Toy Story Franchise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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2,084 1,503
The Lord of the Rings film tri... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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1,659 1,478
Back to the Future Franchise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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1,644 1,429
Dark Knight Franchise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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1,047 1,121
The Godfather Franchise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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1,320 1,522
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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1,330 572
Harry Potter Franchise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
DylanMcCracken added Harry Potter Franchise

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1,394 973
Pirates of the Caribbean Franc... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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1,382 819
Avengers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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1,235 961
X-Men Franchise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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1,177 777
Jurassic Park Franchise is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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848 968
Rocky Franchise is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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831 922
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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984 636
Marvel Cinematic Universe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
Marvel Cinematic Universe

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884 989
Spider-Man Franchise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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878 816
Die Hard Franchise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
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1,001 907
Shrek Franchise is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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706 908
Alien Franchise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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604 327
Indiana Jones Franchise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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731 923
Star Trek Franchise is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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746 913
The Matrix Franchise is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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846 458
Despicable Me Franchise is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
jsnungaray added Despicable Me Franchise

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832 655
Men in Black Franchise is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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691 707
The Hunger Games Franchise is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
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573 843
Lethal Weapon Franchise is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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670 560
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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759 813
Fast and the Furious Franchise is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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661 801
Ice Age Franchise is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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513 812
Mission: Impossible Franchise is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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462 512
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Jour... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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503 822
Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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454 658
Underworld Franchise is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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462 652
The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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435 738
Vacation Franchise is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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344 689
The Man With No Name is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
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435 642
Ocean's 11 Franchise is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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451 675
American Pie Franchise is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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344 266
The Terminator Franchise is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
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480 580
Transformers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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471 540
Austin Powers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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430 483
The Mummy Franchise is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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

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The Karate Kid Franchise is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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410 562
A Nightmare on Elm Street Fran... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

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304 631
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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317 614
The Naked Gun Franchise is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises