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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.

Some of the best movie sequels, not surprisingly, are also among the best superhero movies ever made. Among them: The Dark KnightSpider-Man 2 and X2. Other notable movies worth a mention (and a spot on this list) include Superman IIIron Man 2, and Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. Disagree? Vote them down. To each, his (or her) own!

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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
ChangesDownClub added Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Pam Grier Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is a 1991 American science fiction and fantasy comedy film, and the directing debut of Peter Hewitt. It is the second film in the Bill & Ted franchise, and a sequel to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. ...more

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Kick-Ass 2 is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Kick-Ass 2 Jim Carrey, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca Kick-Ass 2 is a 2013 action comedy film written and directed by Jeff Wadlow.

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Rush Hour 2 is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
teddybear1029 added Rush Hour 2 Maggie Q, Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi Rush Hour 2 is a 2001 martial arts buddy action comedy film. This is the second installment in the Rush Hour series. A sequel to the 1998 film Rush Hour, the film stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker who respectively reprise their roles as ...more

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Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Dawn of the Dead Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico Dawn of the Dead is a 1978 Italian-American horror drama film written and directed by George A. Romero. It was the second film made in Romero's Living Dead series, but contains no characters or settings from Night of the Living Dead, and shows ...more

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
MichaelJones2 added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze Kevin Nash, Frank Welker, David Warner Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze is a 1991 American live-action film. It is the sequel to the 1990 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Secret of the Ooze was then followed by a third film in 1993, and a fourth film in ...more

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Addams Family Values is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Addams Family Values Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston Addams Family Values is a 1993 American dark comedy film, which is the sequel to the 1991 American film The Addams Family. It was written by Paul Rudnick and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and features many cast members from the original, ...more

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Gremlins 2: The New Batch Christopher Lee, Phoebe Cates, Howie Mandel Gremlins 2: The New Batch is a 1990 American horror comedy film, and the sequel to Gremlins. It was directed by Joe Dante and written by Charles S. Haas, with creature designs by Rick Baker. It stars Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, ...more

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American Pie 2 is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Benjamin2 added American Pie 2 Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth American Pie 2 is a 2001 American comedy film and the sequel to the 1999 film American Pie and the second film in the American Pie film series. It was written by Adam Herz and directed by James B. Rogers. The film picks up the story of the four ...more

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Halloween II is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
MichaelJones2 added Halloween II Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards Halloween II is a 1981 slasher horror film directed by Rick Rosenthal, and written and produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. It is the second installment in the Halloween series and is a direct sequel to Carpenter's Halloween, immediately ...more

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Ocean's Twelve is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Ocean's Twelve Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 American comedy heist film, which acts as the sequel to 2001's Ocean's Eleven. Like its predecessor, which was a remake of the 1960 heist film Ocean's 11, the film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and used an ensemble ...more

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
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Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Scream 2 Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham Scream 2 is a 1997 American slasher film created and written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven, starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy and Liev Schreiber, released on December ...more

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
4tris_fangirl added The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore The Hunger Games is a 2012 action, adventure film written by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray and directed by Gary Ross.

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From Russia with Love is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
From Russia with Love Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi From Russia with Love is the second James Bond film made by Eon Productions and the second to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Released in 1963, the film was produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, and ...more

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The Karate Kid, Part II is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
The Karate Kid, Part II Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Tamlyn Tomita The Karate Kid, Part II is a 1986 American martial arts film. A sequel to 1984's The Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita reprise their respective roles as young karate student Daniel LaRusso and his mentor Kesuke Miyagi. Like the original ...more

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Dawn of the Planet of the Apes James Franco, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a 2014 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. It stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, and Kodi ...more

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Young Guns II is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
_denny-wright added Young Guns II Viggo Mortensen, Kiefer Sutherland, Christian Slater Young Guns II is a 1990 western film, and the sequel to Young Guns. It stars Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater, and features William Petersen as Pat Garrett. It was written and produced by John Fusco and ...more

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The Rescuers Down Under is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
The Rescuers Down Under John Candy, Bob Newhart, George C. Scott The Rescuers Down Under is a 1990 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 16, 1990. Set in the Australian Outback, the film features the voices of Bob Newhart, ...more

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The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of... is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear O. J. Simpson, Leslie Nielsen, Zsa Zsa Gábor The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear is a 1991 comedy film starring Leslie Nielsen as the comically bumbling Police Lt. Frank Drebin of Police Squad!. Priscilla Presley plays the role of Jane, with O.J. Simpson as Nordberg and George ...more

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Star Wars Episode II: Attack o... is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
MichaelJones2 added Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson (22 Years Before Episode IV) Ten years after the events of the Battle of Naboo, not only has the galaxy undergone significant change, but so have Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala, and Anakin Skywalker as they are thrown together again for ...more

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Kung Fu Panda 2 is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Kung Fu Panda 2 Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman Kung Fu Panda 2 is a 2011 3D American computer-animated action comedy-drama martial arts film, directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, produced by DreamWorks Animation, and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the sequel to the 2008 film Kung Fu ...more

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22 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added 22 Jump Street Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah 22 Jump Street is a 2014 action comedy film written by Oren Uziel and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Sha... is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
NvG Nick added Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 action comedy film and the second film in the Austin Powers series. It is preceded by the original film, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and followed by Austin Powers in Goldmember. ...more

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2 Fast 2 Furious is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Benjamin2 added 2 Fast 2 Furious Eva Mendes, Paul Walker, Ludacris 2 Fast 2 Furious is a 2003 American street racing action film directed by John Singleton. It is the second installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise. Brian O'Conner teams up with his ex-con friend Roman Pearce and works with undercover ...more

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The Expendables 2 is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
MichaelJones2 added The Expendables 2 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis The Expendables return with a vengeance after Tool (Mickey Rourke) departs for a dangerous mission and comes home in a body bag. But as the battle-hardened mercenaries set out to bury the men who murdered their fallen comrade, Tool's volatile ...more

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added How to Train Your Dragon 2 Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a 2014 animation action adventure film written and directed by Dean DeBlois.

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Predator 2 is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
MichaelJones2 added Predator 2 Gary Busey, Bill Paxton, Danny Glover Predator 2 is a 1990 American science fiction action horror film written by Jim and John Thomas, directed by Stephen Hopkins, and starring Danny Glover and Kevin Peter Hall. The film is a sequel to the 1987's Predator, with Kevin Peter Hall ...more

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The Color of Money is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
The Color of Money Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese The Color of Money is a 1986 drama film directed by Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by Richard Price, based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. The film stars Paul Newman and Tom Cruise, with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen ...more

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Tron: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
but chickens double d added Tron: Legacy Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges, Cillian Murphy Tron: Legacy is a 2010 American science fiction film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures. A sequel to the 1982 film Tron, it is directed by Joseph Kosinski, produced by Tron director Steven Lisberger and written by Adam Horowitz and ...more

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Si... is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
but chickens double d added Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Chris Evans Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is a 2007 superhero film, and the sequel to the 2005 film Fantastic Four. Both films are based on the Fantastic Four comic book and were directed by Tim Story. Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards, Jessica ...more

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Magnum Force is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Magnum Force Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook Magnum Force is a 1973 American action film and the second to feature Clint Eastwood as maverick cop Harry Callahan after the 1971 film Dirty Harry. Ted Post, who also directed Eastwood in the television series Rawhide and the feature film Hang ...more

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An American Tail: Fievel Goes ... is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West James Stewart, John Cleese, Jon Lovitz An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is a 1991 American animated western film produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio and released by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to An American Tail, and the last installment in the ...more

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D2: The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
D2: The Mighty Ducks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Joshua Jackson D2: The Mighty Ducks is a 1994 American sports comedy film directed by Sam Weisman. It is a sequel to the 1992 film The Mighty Ducks and produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Avnet–Kerner Productions. In the United Kingdom and Australia, the ...more

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The Santa Clause 2 is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
The Santa Clause 2 Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler, Tim Allen The Santa Clause 2 is a 2002 American romantic comedy-holiday film directed by Michael Lembeck. It is the second installment in The Santa Clause trilogy following The Santa Clause. It was filmed in the Canadian cities of Vancouver and Calgary. ...more

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Taken 2 is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
ImaadShahrukh added Taken 2 Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace Taken 2 is a 2012 Action Crime Drama Thriller film written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen and directed by Olivier Megaton.

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French Connection II is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
French Connection II Gene Hackman, Ed Lauter, Fernando Rey French Connection II is a 1975 crime drama film starring Gene Hackman and directed by John Frankenheimer. It is a fictional sequel to the initially true story of the 1971 Academy Award winning picture The French Connection. The film expands on ...more

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Jaws 2 is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Paperboy added Jaws 2 Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Ann Dusenberry Jaws 2 is a 1978 American horror thriller film and the first sequel to Steven Spielberg's Jaws, and the second installment in the Jaws franchise, which was based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc, it stars ...more

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Airplane II: The Sequel is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Airplane II: The Sequel William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen, Sonny Bono Airplane II: The Sequel is a 1982 sequel to the 1980 American comedy film Airplane!. First released on December 10, 1982, the film was written and directed by Ken Finkleman and stars Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, ...more

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Child's Play 2 is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
MichaelJones2 added Child's Play 2 Jenny Agutter, Brad Dourif, Beth Grant Child's Play 2 is a 1990 American horror film, the sequel to Child's Play, written by Don Mancini and directed by John Lafia. It was released on November 9, 1990, exactly two years after the first film was released. Veteran actors Gerrit Graham ...more

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Fantasia 2000 is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
but chickens double d added Fantasia 2000 Steve Martin, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones Fantasia 2000 is a 1999 American animated anthology film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 38th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series and the sequel to the 1940 film Fantasia. ...more

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Alec Baldwin, Fergie, Chris Rock Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a 2008 American computer-animated comedy film written by Etan Cohen, and directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath. This sequel to the 2005 film Madagascar continues the adventures of Alex the Lion, Marty the ...more

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It It is the fifth theatrical Spider-Man film produced by Columbia Pictures ...more

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Transformers: Revenge of the F... is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
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Cars 2 is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
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Clerks II is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Clerks II Ben Affleck, Rosario Dawson, Wanda Sykes Clerks II is a 2006 American comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, sequel to his 1994 film Clerks, and his sixth feature film to be set in the View Askewniverse. The film stars Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Rosario Dawson, Trevor ...more

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Look Who's Talking Too is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
MichaelJones2 added Look Who's Talking Too John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Kirstie Alley Look Who's Talking Too is the 1990 sequel to director Amy Heckerling's 1989 comedy Look Who's Talking. The film stars the original cast members John Travolta and Kirstie Alley as James and Mollie Ubriacco, the parents of Mikey, a toddler coping ...more

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RoboCop 2 is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
but chickens double d added RoboCop 2 Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons, Nancy Allen RoboCop 2 is a 1990 American cyberpunk action film directed by Irvin Kershner and starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan and Gabriel Damon. Set in the near future in a dystopian metropolitan Detroit, ...more

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Winnie the Pooh is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
but chickens double d added Winnie the Pooh John Cleese, Craig Ferguson, Tom Kenny Winnie the Pooh is a 2011 film directed By Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall, and written by Burny Mattinson.

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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Emarquez626 added Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Jim Carrey, Sophie Okonedo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is a 1995 American film and the sequel to the 1994 American film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey reprises his role as the title character Ace Ventura, a detective who specializes in retrieval of tame and ...more

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The Great Muppet Caper is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
but chickens double d added The Great Muppet Caper John Cleese, Diana Rigg, Jim Henson The Great Muppet Caper is a 1981 mystery musical comedy film directed by Jim Henson. It is the second of a series of live-action musical feature films, starring Jim Henson's Muppets. This film was produced by Henson Associates, and released by ...more