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List Rules 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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Kick-Ass 2 is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Kick-Ass 2 Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Pam Grier

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Rush Hour 2 is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Rush Hour 2 Maggie Q, Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi

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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Dawn of the Dead Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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Monsters University is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Monsters University Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Gremlins 2: The New Batch Christopher Lee, Phoebe Cates, Howie Mandel

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American Pie 2 is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
American Pie 2 Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze Kevin Nash, Frank Welker, David Warner

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Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Toy Story 3 Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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Halloween II is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Halloween II Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards

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Addams Family Values is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Addams Family Values Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston

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Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Scream 2 Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham

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Ocean's Twelve is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Ocean's Twelve Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes James Franco, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell

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The Karate Kid, Part II is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Karate Kid, Part II Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Tamlyn Tomita

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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From Russia with Love is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
From Russia with Love Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

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Young Guns II is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Young Guns II Viggo Mortensen, Kiefer Sutherland, Christian Slater

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The Rescuers Down Under is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Rescuers Down Under John Candy, Bob Newhart, George C. Scott

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Kung Fu Panda 2 is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Kung Fu Panda 2 Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

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22 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
22 Jump Street Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah

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The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of... is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear O. J. Simpson, Leslie Nielsen, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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Star Wars Episode II: Attack o... is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Vidal Parker-Caldera

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2 Fast 2 Furious is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
2 Fast 2 Furious Eva Mendes, Paul Walker, Ludacris

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The Expendables 2 is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Expendables 2 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig

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Predator 2 is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Predator 2 Gary Busey, Bill Paxton, Danny Glover

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The Color of Money is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Color of Money Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Si... is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Chris Evans

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Sha... is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell

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Tron: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Tron: Legacy Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges, Cillian Murphy

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Magnum Force is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Magnum Force Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook

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An American Tail: Fievel Goes ... is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West James Stewart, John Cleese, Jon Lovitz

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French Connection II is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
French Connection II Gene Hackman, Ed Lauter, Fernando Rey

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D2: The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
D2: The Mighty Ducks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Joshua Jackson

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Jaws 2 is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Jaws 2 Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Ann Dusenberry

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The Santa Clause 2 is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Santa Clause 2 Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler, Tim Allen

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Airplane II: The Sequel is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Airplane II: The Sequel William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen, Sonny Bono

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Child's Play 2 is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Child's Play 2 Jenny Agutter, Brad Dourif, Beth Grant

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Fantasia 2000 is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Fantasia 2000 Steve Martin, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Alec Baldwin, Fergie, Chris Rock

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RoboCop 2 is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
RoboCop 2 Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons, Nancy Allen

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Cars 2 is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Cars 2 Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave

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Clerks II is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Clerks II Ben Affleck, Rosario Dawson, Wanda Sykes

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Transformers: Revenge of the F... is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving

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Taken 2 is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Taken 2 Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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The Great Muppet Caper is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Great Muppet Caper John Cleese, Diana Rigg, Jim Henson

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Look Who's Talking Too is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Look Who's Talking Too John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Kirstie Alley