Entertainment The Worst Sequels Of All Time  

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The worst movie sequels from throughout film history. These are the follow-up films in a franchise or reboots that brought the most disgrace to a once-beloved properly, and most completely abandoned the elements that had made the first film popular. In many cases, these terrible sequels even abandoned core concepts, characters and ideas that had made the initial films successful - as when the Joel Schumacher Batman series ditched Tim Burton's dark, gloomy sensibility for candy-colored cartoon theatrics, or the "Jaws" series left realism behind and became a flat-out shark horror series.

Follow-up films have always been a huge temptation for movies executives and studios. Name recognition and positive sentiment towards the first movie means a better chance that a sequel will fare better at the box office than a random, unknown title. Additionally, contracts are often signed before an initial movie is made locking in talent for a second, and even third, entry in a potential franchise, meaning there is less up-front dealmaking and casting to be done before production can begin.

In the case of franchises that are essentially 'locked in place' prior to the release of the first movie, like the "Harry Potter" and "Hunger Games" series, these pre-negotiations can be even more all-encompassing. Often, sequel films are shot simultaneously with the original film, or immediately after production has ceased on Part 1. Richard Donner and producer Ilya Salkind famously attempted to shoot "Superman 1" and "Superman 2" at the same time before the idea was abandoned. The concept was again taken up by Peter Jackson when he made the entire "Lord of the Rings" trilogy of films at once.
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Son of the Mask is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added Alan Cumming, Bob Hoskins, Ben Stein
Son of the Mask is a 2005 American fantasy family-comedy film directed by Lawrence Guterman and starring Jamie Kennedy as Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist from Fringe City who has just had his ...more

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509 212
Batman & Robin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman
Batman & Robin is a 1997 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the fourth and final installment of Warner Bros.' initial Batman film series. The film was ...more

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379 160
Jaws: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles
Jaws: The Revenge, is a 1987 American horror thriller film directed by Joseph Sargent. It is the third and final sequel to Steven Spielberg's Jaws and the fourth and final installment in the ...more

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342 138
Superman IV: The Quest for Pea... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Jim Broadbent
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace is a 1987 American superhero film directed by Sidney J. Furie. It is the fourth and final film in the original Superman film series. This is the first film in ...more

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321 152
Speed 2: Cruise Control is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Sandra Bullock, Willem Dafoe, Tim Conway
Speed 2: Cruise Control is a 1997 American action thriller film, and a sequel to Speed. The film was produced and directed by Jan de Bont, and written by Randall McCormick and Jeff Nathanson, ...more

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270 145
Caddyshack II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Randy Quaid
Caddyshack II is a 1988 golf comedy film and sequel to Caddyshack. The film stars Jackie Mason, Dan Aykroyd, Robert Stack, Dyan Cannon, Randy Quaid, Chevy Chase, Jonathan Silverman, and Jessica ...more

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248 109
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Jon Voight, Scott Baio, Vanessa Angel
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 is a 2004 comedy film and directed by Bob Clark. It is a sequel to the 1999 film Baby Geniuses and, like its predecessor, it received extremely negative reviews from ...more

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245 147
Exorcist II: The Heretic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
James Earl Jones, Richard Burton, Max von Sydow
Exorcist II: The Heretic is a 1977 horror film directed by John Boorman and written by William Goodhart. It stars Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow, Kitty Winn, Paul ...more

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178 70
Scary Movie 5 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Mike Tyson
Scary Movie 5 is a 2013 American comedy film and the fifth installment of the Scary Movie franchise. It was distributed by Dimension Films, a division of The Weinstein Company. The film is ...more

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293 134
Home Alone 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added Scarlett Johansson, Seth Smith, Marian Seldes
Home Alone 3 is a 1997 American family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes. It is the third film in the Home Alone series and the first not to feature actor Macaulay Culkin, director ...more

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260 95
Titanic II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Brooke Burns, Bruce Davison, Dylan Vox
Titanic II is a 2010 disaster film written, directed by, and starring Shane Van Dyke and distributed by The Asylum. The film is not a sequel to the 1997 film by James Cameron, although movie ...more

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278 189
Transformers: Revenge of the F... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a 2009 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line, and the second film in the series. Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBeouf) ...more

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176 75
Sex and the City 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Miley Cyrus, Penélope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker
This film is a 2010 American romantic comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Michael Patrick King. It is the sequel to the 2008 film, which is based on the HBO TV series of the same ...more

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224 105
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, Jeffrey Donovan
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 is a 2000 American psychological horror film and the sequel to The Blair Witch Project, directed by Joe Berlinger. Another sequel was planned but never ...more

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350 300
Star Wars Episode I: The Phant... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor
(32 Years Before Episode IV) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master ...more

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169 77
Big Momma's House 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added Kat Dennings, Chloë Grace Moretz, Martin Lawrence
Big Momma's House 2 is a 2006 American comedy film and the sequel to Big Momma's House. The film was directed by John Whitesell, based on the characters created by Darryl Quarles from the ...more

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191 87
Basic Instinct 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Sharon Stone, Charlotte Rampling, Hugh Dancy
Basic Instinct 2, is a 2006 thriller film and the sequel to 1992's Basic Instinct. The film was directed by Michael Caton-Jones and produced by Mario Kassar, Joel B. Michaels, and Andrew G. ...more

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182 80
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added Adam Sandler, Kelly Brook, Rob Schneider
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo is the 2005 comedy sequel to the 1999 film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, from Happy Madison Productions. Rob Schneider returns in the role of Deuce Bigalow who ...more

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314 201
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a 2008 American science fiction adventure film. It is the fourth film in the Indiana Jones series created by George Lucas and directed by ...more

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271 216
Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco
Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and ...more

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186 100
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angele... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Mike Tyson, Paul Hogan, Jonathan Banks
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles is a 2001 Australian-American comedy film, directed by Simon Wincer and starring Paul Hogan. It is the sequel to the 1988 film "Crocodile" Dundee II and ...more

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167 93
Troll 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Jason F. Wright, Darren Ewing, Michael Stephenson
Troll 2 is a 1990 horror comedy B movie directed by Claudio Fragasso and starring Michael Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey, Connie McFarland, Deborah Reed and Jason Wright. The plot concerns ...more

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206 123
Superman III is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Richard Pryor, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder
Superman III is a 1983 British-American superhero film directed by Richard Lester. It is the third film in the Superman film series based upon the long-running DC Comics superhero. The film is ...more

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166 90
Halloween 6 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Paul Rudd, Donald Pleasence, Mitchell Ryan
Picking up six years after the events of Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, this competently produced but ultimately disappointing sequel attempts to tie up the uneven horror series' ...more

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146 82
Police Academy: Mission to Mos... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Christopher Lee, Claire Forlani, Ron Perlman
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow is a 1994 comedy crime film starring George Gaynes, Michael Winslow, David Graf, and Claire Forlani. It is the seventh and final film in the Police Academy ...more