The Best Movie Sequels Films
Ultimate List
19  reranks 6,101 votes 450 voters 13,548 views by  Ranker
Staff
more info

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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 19 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 233
    Down 51

    2008

    open report item
  2. 2
    Up 183
    Down 63
    open report item
  3. 3
    Up 172
    Down 56

    most listed 1991

    open report item
  4. 4
    Up 169
    Down 50

    2002

    open report item
  5. 5
    Up 169
    Down 47

    1974

    open report item
  6. 6
    Up 124
    Down 47

    2003

    open report item
  7. 7
    Up 118
    Down 64

    1989

    open report item
  8. 8
    Up 127
    Down 55

    1999

    open report item
  9. 9
    Up 105
    Down 65

    1984

    open report item
  10. 10
    Up 108
    Down 64

    2004

    open report item
  11. 11
    Up 130
    Down 54

    1986

    open report item
  12. 12
    Up 76
    Down 47

    1989

    open report item
  13. 13
    Up 84
    Down 47

    1982

    open report item
  14. 14
    Up 79
    Down 40

    1979

    open report item
  15. 15
    Up 62
    Down 52

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1981

    open report item
  16. 16
    Up 77
    Down 55

    1990

    open report item
  17. 17
    Up 105
    Down 37

    ranked low on reranks 1991

    open report item
  18. 18
    Up 85
    Down 53

    2002

    open report item
  19. 19
    Up 83
    Down 43

    2004

    open report item
  20. 20
    Up 63
    Down 32

    added by joel joliyan 2006

    open report item
  21. 21
    Up 66
    Down 51

    1981

    open report item
  22. 22
    Up 84
    Down 50

    2004

    open report item
  23. 23
    Up 64
    Down 58

    1992

    open report item
  24. 24
    Up 78
    Down 58

    2010

    open report item
  25. 25
    Up 67
    Down 48

    1997

    open report item
  26. 26
    Up 68
    Down 55

    2004

    open report item
  27. 27
    Up 56
    Down 40

    2008

    open report item
  28. 28
    Up 48
    Down 44

    2006

    open report item
  29. 29
    Up 41
    Down 39

    added by wiabux 1987

    open report item
  30. 30
    Up 66
    Down 42

    2013

    open report item
  31. 31
    Up 32
    Down 37

    often listed & added by wiabux 1995

    open report item
  32. 32
    Up 42
    Down 62

    1989

    open report item
  33. 33
    Up 41
    Down 46

    added by Benjamin2 2008

    open report item
  34. 34
    Up 25
    Down 11

    added by JohnTuck 2013

    open report item
  35. 35
    Up 26
    Down 10

    ranked low on reranks & added by JohnTuck 2013

    open report item
  36. 36
    Up 44
    Down 50

    2007

    open report item
  37. 37
    Up 40
    Down 54

    2006

    open report item
  38. 38
    Up 21
    Down 17

    added by JohnTuck 2001

    open report item
  39. 39
    Up 28
    Down 34

    added by ChangesDownClub 2002

    open report item
  40. 40
    Up 43
    Down 45

    1987

    open report item
  41. 41
    Up 43
    Down 51

    1993

    open report item
  42. 42
    Up 41
    Down 57

    2004

    open report item
  43. 43
    Up 48
    Down 58

    added by Benjamin2 2003

    open report item
  44. 44
    Up 23
    Down 19

    added by teddybear1029 2001

    open report item
  45. 45
    Up 27
    Down 58

    often listed & added by Benjamin2 1998

    open report item
  46. 46
    Up 18
    Down 55

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1975

    open report item
  47. 47
    Up 39
    Down 54

    often listed & added by Benjamin2 2001

    open report item
  48. 48
    Up 21
    Down 5

    ranked low on reranks & added by sonof100maniacs 2014

    open report item
  49. 49
    Up 19
    Down 9

    new! & added by sonof100maniacs 2013

    open report item
  50. 50 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS

items 1 - 49 of 49

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists