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The Best Movie Sequels

List Criteria: Only second / 2 / Part II movies in series

What are the best movie sequels ever made? This list includes several of the greatest movies of all time, and they all have one thing in common: They were film number two in a series. Which sequel do you believe deserves the top spot? Vote for your favorites, vote down any sequels you didn't like and feel free to add any films that might be missing - though remember, this is a list of second films, so no "Part III's" please. You can also re-rank this movie list in any order you choose.

It's really, really hard to argue that 'The Godfather Part II' shouldn't be at the top, or at the very least, near the top of this list. It's one of only a handful of sequels to receive an Academy Award Best Picture nomination (it win, in 1974, by the way). 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' also received a Best Picture nomination, though it did not win (the third installment in the series, did). This is proof that just because a film is a sequel, it can also be among the very best Oscar-winning movies.

Need more proof? 'The Silence of the Lambs, technically the sequel to 'Manhunter,' won the so-called "big five" at the Academy Awards: Best Picture, Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Director (Jonathan Demme), Actress (Jodie Foster) and Best Writing/Adapted Screenplay (Ted Tally).

Some of the best movie sequels, not surprisingly, are also among the best superhero movies ever made. Among them: 'The Dark Knight,' 'Spider-Man 2' and 'X2.' Other notable movies worth a mention (and a spot on this list) include 'Superman II,' 'Iron Man 2' and 'Hellboy 2: The Golden Army.' Disagree? Vote them down. To each, his (or her) own!
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    the people's #1 Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    most listed Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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    Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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    Lucy Liu, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Julianne Moore, Camilla Belle, Vince Vaughn

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    Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, Ray Romano

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    added by wiabux Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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    ranked low on reranks Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pine

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    added by JohnTuck Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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    added by JohnTuck Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom

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    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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    Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen

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    added by ChangesDownClub Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman

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    Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston, Cynthia Nixon

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    added by teddybear1029 Maggie Q, Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi

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    Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

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    added by Benjamin2 Eva Mendes, Paul Walker, Ludacris

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    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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    often listed & added by Benjamin2 James Earl Jones, Matthew Broderick, Andy Dick

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    often listed & added by Benjamin2 Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gene Hackman, Ed Lauter, Fernando Rey

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    ranked low on reranks & added by sonof100maniacs Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

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    ranked low on reranks & added by sonof100maniacs Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz

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