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The Very Best Movie Franchises 

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Updated November 19, 2019 307.3k votes 24.4k voters 429.1k views 119 items

List Rules Vote up the favorite franchise with the best story arc.

The best movie franchises of all time have brought us some of the best movies ever as well as some billion dollar films and many of them are still cranking out classics (Toy Story 4?? Yes, folks, Pixar has confirmed that it's happening!) This is your chance to vote for what you think is the greatest movie franchise ever and see how your favorite movie franchises rank against other movie enthusiasts' choices.

Some people will judge a franchise based on its best parts (*cough*Star Wars*cough*) while others will take all the parts of a franchise into account when ranking the top movie series, so don't get offended if you see The Lord of the Rings further down this list than you think it should be. Also, try to keep in mind that movie franchises that will have three or more movies but don't yet do not yet qualify for this list of the best movie franchises of all time.

Vote on these top movie franchises based on the series as a whole, or just because one or two of the movies mean something special to you. If you don't see your favorite movie franchise on the list, make sure to add it so you can see where it shakes out among the greatest movie franchises ever.

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Fast and the Furious Fra... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

2001- present

The Fast and the Furious (2001)
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Fast & Furious (2009)
Fast Five (2011)
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Furious 7 (2015)
The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Hobbs and Shaw (2019)

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James Bond Franchise is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

1962-present

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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

2002-2016

The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Jason Bourne (2016)

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

1994-2004

The Lion King (1994)
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998)
The Lion King 1½ (2004)

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Despicable Me Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
jsnungaray added Despicable Me Franchise

2010-present

Despicable Me (2010)
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Minions (2015)
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
Minions 2 (2020)

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Ice Age Franchise is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

2002-present

Ice Age (2002)
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

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Transformers Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

2007-present

Transformers (2007)
Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Dark of the Moon (2011)
Age of Extinction (2014)
The Last Knight (2017)
Bumblebee: The Movie (2018)

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Austin Powers Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

1997-2002

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

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Thor Franchise is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
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Alien Franchise is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

1979-present

Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Alien 3 (1992)
Alien Resurrection (1997)
Prometheus (2012)
Alien: Covenant (2017)

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The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
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The Incredibles (2004)

Incredibles 2 (2018)

37
Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
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Ocean's 11 Franchise is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

2001-2007

Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

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Crocodile Dundee Franchi... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
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Star Trek Franchise is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
Star Trek Franchise
41
The Mummy Franchise is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
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Rush Hour Franchise is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
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1998-2006

Rush Hour (1998)
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Rush Hour 3 (2006)

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The Hangover Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

2009-2013

The Hangover (2009)
The Hangover Part II (2011)
The Hangover Part III (2013)

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The Chronicles of Narnia... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

2005-present

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Prince Caspian (2008)
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) 

45
Madagascar Franchise is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
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Jaws Franchise is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
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Lethal Weapon Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

1987-1998

Lethal Weapon (1987)
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

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The Man With No Name Tri... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
The Man With No Name Trilogy

1964-1966

A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

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Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises
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Rambo Franchise is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Movie Franchises

1982-present

First Blood (1982)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Rambo III (1988)
Rambo (2008)
Rambo (2018)