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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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    Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman

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    the people's #1 Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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    Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

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    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser

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    Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

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    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

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    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman

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    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

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    added by joel joliyan Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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    ranked low on reranks Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lucy Liu, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson

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    ranked low on reranks Cameron Diaz, Joan Rivers, Eddie Murphy

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    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

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    ranked low on reranks Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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    Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

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    Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, Ray Romano

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

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    Julianne Moore, Camilla Belle, Vince Vaughn

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    added by JohnTuck Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom

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    added by JohnTuck Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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    added by sonof100maniacs Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz

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    often listed & added by Benjamin2 Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Peter Dinklage

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    Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman

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    Seth MacFarlane, Selma Blair, Jimmy Kimmel

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    often listed Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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

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    added by wiabux Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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    added by wiabux Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi

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    added by JohnTuck Dwayne Johnson, Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser

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    added by ChangesDownClub Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman

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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 teddybear1029 Maggie Q, Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi

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    Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston, Cynthia Nixon

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    Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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    Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

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

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    added by Benjamin2 Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid

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    added by ImaadShahrukh Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    added by Benjamin2 Eva Mendes, Paul Walker, Ludacris

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