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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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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Godfather Part II Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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Back to the Future Part II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Back to the Future Part II Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

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X-Men 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
X-Men 2 Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Toy Story 2 Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

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Indiana Jones and the Temple o... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

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Aliens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Spider-Man 2 Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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Captain America: The Winter So... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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Lethal Weapon 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Lethal Weapon 2 Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

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Harry Potter and the Chamber o... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, John Cleese

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kha... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

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Rocky II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Rocky II Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto DurĂ¡n

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom

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Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Shrek 2 Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

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X-Men: Days of Future Past is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
X-Men: Days of Future Past Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

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The Bourne Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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Mad Max 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Mad Max 2 Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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Kill Bill Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry

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Die Hard 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Die Hard 2 Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

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Superman II is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Superman II Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fir... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

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Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Iron Man 2 Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen

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Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Ghostbusters II Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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Thor: The Dark World is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Thor: The Dark World Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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Ice Age: The Meltdown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Ice Age: The Meltdown Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, Ariel Winter

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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Evil Dead II Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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Star Trek Into Darkness is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Star Trek Into Darkness Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Hellboy II: The Golden Army John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane, Jimmy Kimmel

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Batman Returns is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Batman Returns Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Julianne Moore, Steven Spielberg, Camilla Belle

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The Lord of the Rings: The Ret... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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For a Few Dollars More is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
For a Few Dollars More Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Avengers: Age of Ultron Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Cobie Smulders

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The Mummy Returns is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Mummy Returns Dwayne Johnson, Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser

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Beverly Hills Cop II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Beverly Hills Cop II Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

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Blade II is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Blade II Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

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Desperado is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Desperado Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi

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Underworld: Evolution is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Underworld: Evolution Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy

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Despicable Me 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Despicable Me 2 Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prin... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Peter Dinklage

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28 Weeks Later is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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Men in Black II is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
Men in Black II Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Rosario Dawson

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The Lion King II: Simba's Prid... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movie Sequels
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones