Sequels 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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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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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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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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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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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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Exorcist II: The Heretic is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 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 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

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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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Titanic II is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Home Alone 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 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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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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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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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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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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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom ... is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Big Momma's House 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Basic Instinct 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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

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Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo is listed (or ranked) 20 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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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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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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American Psycho 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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

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Superman III is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Poltergeist III is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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

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Police Academy: Mission to Mos... is listed (or ranked) 26 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

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Mannequin Two: On the Move is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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

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Highlander II: The Quickening is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added 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

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Halloween 6 is listed (or ranked) 29 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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The Birds II: Land's End is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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

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Charlie's Angels: Full Throttl... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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

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The Flintstones in Viva Rock V... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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

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Star Trek V: The Final Frontie... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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

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Staying Alive is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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

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The Next Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added 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

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The Godfather Part III is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda The Godfather Part III is a 1990 American film written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. It completes the story of Michael Corleone, a Mafia kingpin who tries to ...more

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Jason X is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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. The film made $16,951,798 worldwide ...more

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Omen III: The Final Conflict is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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

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Grown Ups 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Salma Hayek, Shaquille O'Neal, Adam Sandler Grown Ups 2 is a 2013 American buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and also produced by Adam Sandler, who also starred in the film. It is the sequel to the 2010 film Grown Ups. The film ...more

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Rocky V is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added 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

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Nutty Professor II: The Klumps is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipw... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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

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Weekend at Bernie's II is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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

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Ocean's Twelve is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 American comedy film, which acts as the sequel to 2001's Ocean's Eleven. Like its predecessor, which was a remake of the 1960 film Ocean's 11, the film was directed by ...more

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Little Fockers is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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

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Amityville 3-D is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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

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Cars 2 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
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

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Big Mommas: Like Father, Like ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added Martin Lawrence, Jessica Lucas, Sherri Shepherd Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son is a 2011 American crime comedy film and the second sequel to Big Momma's House. The film was directed by John Whitesell, written by Matthew Fogel and Don ...more

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The Hangover Part III is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, John Goodman The Hangover Part III is a 2013 American comedy film produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the sequel to 2009's The Hangover and 2011's The Hangover Part ...more

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Evan Almighty is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Sequels Of All Time
Logan2011 added Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell, Jon Stewart Evan Almighty is a 2007 American comedy film and the stand-alone sequel/spin-off to Bruce Almighty. The film was directed by Tom Shadyac, based on the characters created by Steve Koren and Mark ...more