sequels The Worst Sequels Of All Time  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
25.7k votes 1.2k voters 112.1k views 203 items

List Rules Only movie sequels. No TV.

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.
list ordered by

1
371 136
Son of the Mask is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added Son of the Mask 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

2
453 186
Batman & Robin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Batman & Robin 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

3
329 139
Jaws: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Jaws: The Revenge 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

4
297 122
Superman IV: The Quest for Pea... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 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

5
285 134
Speed 2: Cruise Control is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Speed 2: Cruise Control 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

6
237 131
Caddyshack II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Caddyshack II 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

7
221 132
Exorcist II: The Heretic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Exorcist II: The Heretic 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

8
218 98
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Jon Voight, Scott Baio, Vanessa Angel Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 is a 2004 comedy film and the last to be directed by Bob Clark before his death. It is a sequel to the 1999 film Baby Geniuses and, like its predecessor, it received ...more

9
144 60
Scary Movie 5 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Scary Movie 5 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

10
232 84
Titanic II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Titanic II 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

11
248 116
Home Alone 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added Home Alone 3 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

12
249 164
Transformers: Revenge of the F... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, is a 2009 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. It is a sequel to 2007's Transformers and ...more

The Best Horror Movie Sequels

13
195 90
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 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

14
284 163
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 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

15
314 263
Star Wars Episode I: The Phant... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 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

16
151 68
Sex and the City 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Sex and the City 2 Miley Cyrus, Penélope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker Sex and the City 2 is a 2010 American romantic comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Michael Patrick King. It is the sequel to the 2008 film Sex and the City, which is based on the ...more

17
252 187
Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Spider-Man 3 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

Anime You Wish Was Streaming on Netflix

18
174 80
Basic Instinct 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Basic Instinct 2 Sharon Stone, Charlotte Rampling, Hugh Dancy Basic Instinct 2, is a 2006 erotic 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 ...more

19
148 70
Big Momma's House 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added Big Momma's House 2 Kat Dennings, Chloë Grace Moretz, Martin Lawrence Big Momma's House 2 is a 2006 American crime 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

20
157 70
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo 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 a male prostitute Deuce ...more

21
148 82
Troll 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Troll 2 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

22
164 90
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angele... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles 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

The Dumbest Movie Sequel Titles

23
142 69
Poltergeist III is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Poltergeist III Lara Flynn Boyle, Heather O'Rourke, Nancy Allen Poltergeist III is a 1988 American horror film. It is the third and final entry in the Poltergeist film series. Writers Michael Grais and Mark Victor, who wrote the screenplay for the first two ...more

24
180 107
Superman III is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Superman III 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

25
148 73
American Psycho 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
American Psycho 2 Mila Kunis, William Shatner, Lindy Booth American Psycho 2 is a 2002 direct-to-video stand-alone sequel-spin-off of Mary Harron's 2000 film adaptation of American Psycho. It is directed by Morgan J. Freeman and stars Mila Kunis as ...more

26
132 60
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttl... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Drew Barrymore Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle is a 2003 American action comedy film. It is the sequel to 2000's Charlie's Angels. It opened in the United States on June 27, 2003, and was number one at the box ...more

27
128 74
Police Academy: Mission to Mos... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow 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

These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

28
144 80
Halloween 6 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Halloween 6 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

29
121 59
The Birds II: Land's End is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
The Birds II: Land's End Tippi Hedren, James Naughton, Jan Rubeš The Birds II: Land's End is the 1994 television movie sequel to Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 classic The Birds. It stars Brad Johnson, Chelsea Field, James Naughton, and Tippi Hedren, in a role ...more

30
128 55
Highlander II: The Quickening is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added Highlander II: The Quickening Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen, Michael Ironside Highlander II: The Quickening is a 1991 British-French science fiction action film directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen and Michael ...more

31
129 64
Mannequin Two: On the Move is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Mannequin Two: On the Move Kristy Swanson, Meshach Taylor, William Ragsdale Mannequin Two: On the Move is a 1991 romantic comedy film and a sequel to the 1987 film Mannequin. The film stars Kristy Swanson as a mannequin who was frozen one thousand years ago by an evil ...more

32
169 133
Star Trek V: The Final Frontie... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is a 1989 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the fifth feature film based on Star Trek, and a sequel to the 1966–1969 Star Trek ...more

The Worst Part II Movie Sequels

33
194 150
The Godfather Part III is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
The Godfather Part III Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda The Godfather Part III is a 1990 American crime film written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. It completes the story of Michael Corleone, a Mafia kingpin who ...more

34
151 83
Jason X is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Jason X David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig, Peter Mensah Jason X is a 2001 Canadian-American science fiction slasher film directed by Jim Isaac. It is the tenth installment in the Friday the 13th film series and stars Kane Hodder as the undead mass ...more

35
143 72
The Flintstones in Viva Rock V... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Kristen Stewart, Rosie O'Donnell, Joan Collins The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas is a 2000 American family-romantic comedy film and prequel to 1994's The Flintstones based on the 1960-66 cartoon series of the same name. Produced by Amblin ...more

36
126 72
Staying Alive is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Staying Alive John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Janet Jones Staying Alive is the 1983 film sequel to Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta as dancer Tony Manero, with Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Joyce Hyser, Steve Inwood, Julie Bovasso, and ...more

37
110 48
The Next Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added The Next Karate Kid Hilary Swank, Pat Morita, Walton Goggins The Next Karate Kid is a 1994 American martial arts drama film starring Pat Morita and Hilary Swank. It is the fourth and final film in the original The Karate Kid series. It was directed by ...more

Things We Should Do, But Don't

38
118 76
Omen III: The Final Conflict is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Omen III: The Final Conflict Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Mason Adams Omen III: The Final Conflict is a 1981 American horror film directed by Graham Baker. It is the third installment in The Omen series. Starring Sam Neill, Lisa Harrow and Rossano Brazzi, the film ...more

39
136 87
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Wanda Sykes The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps is a 2000 American romantic comic science fiction film directed by Peter Segal. It is a sequel to the 1996 film The Nutty Professor and stars Eddie Murphy. As ...more

40
150 85
Rocky V is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added Rocky V Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Dolph Lundren Rocky V is a 1990 American film. The fifth film in the Rocky series, written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, and co-starring Talia Shire, Stallone's real life son Sage, and real life boxer ...more

41
75 34
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipw... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Christina Applegate, Amy Poehler, Anna Faris Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is a 2011 American live-action adventure comedy film directed by Mike Mitchell. The film stars Jason Lee, David Cross and Jenny Slate with the voices of ...more

42
88 42
Weekend at Bernie's II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Weekend at Bernie's II Andrew McCarthy, Barry Bostwick, Gary Dourdan Weekend at Bernie's II is a comedy film released in 1993 by TriStar Pictures and was the sequel to the 1989 comedy Weekend at Bernie's with Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman and Terry Kiser ...more

Long-Awaited Sequels That Were Most Worth The Wait

43
105 63
AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Req... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem Kristen Hager, Sam Trammell, Reiko Aylesworth Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem is a 2007 American science-fiction horror film directed by the Brothers Strause, written by Shane Salerno, and starring Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, and John ...more

44
139 107
Cars 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Cars 2 Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Vanessa Redgrave Cars 2 is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy spy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is the sequel to the 2006 film Cars and ...more

45
95 56
Little Fockers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Little Fockers Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand Little Fockers is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Paul Weitz, and the third movie in the Meet the Parents franchise. Jack Byrne (Robert De Niro) is still reluctant about making ...more

46
154 178
Ocean's Twelve is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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 ...more

47
97 59
Amityville 3-D is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Amityville 3-D Meg Ryan, Lori Loughlin, Tess Harper Amityville 3-D is a 1983 American horror thriller film and the third installment in the The Amityville Horror series. It was one of a spate of 3-D films released in the early 1980s. The film was ...more

48
96 61
A Good Day to Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
BushWanker added A Good Day to Die Hard Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Anne Vyalitsyna A Good Day to Die Hard is a 2013 action crime thriller film written by Roderick Thorp and Skip Woods and directed by John Moore.

49
110 73
Poltergeist II: The Other Side is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Poltergeist II: The Other Side Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke Poltergeist II: The Other Side is a 1986 supernatural thriller film and the second entry in the Poltergeist film series. A sequel to Poltergeist, it features the return of the original family, ...more

50
156 141
Jurassic Park III is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Jurassic Park III Téa Leoni, William H. Macy, Laura Dern Jurassic Park III is a 2001 American science fiction adventure monster film. It is the third installment in the Jurassic Park franchise and a sequel to the 1997 film The Lost World: Jurassic ...more