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Sequels can be hit or miss but the follow ups on this list of the best action movie sequels, ranked by action film buffs like you, are the best of the best in the action genre. That's right, from Terminator to Batman and every action hero in between, these are the all-time top Part 2 films in the genre, with trailers, cast lists, and more info. What are the best action movie sequels of all time?

This list features good action movie sequels with exciting fight sequences, high speed car chases, and explosions like you wouldn't believe. You want some thrills? Check out The Dark Knight, The Bourne Supremacy, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, or Lethal Weapon 2. Watch them all! Maybe all in the same day! And upvote the best action movie sequels below. If you don't see the Part II you think is greatest in the action genre, be sure to add it for other movie fans to vote on!

Action movie sequels extend the fast-paced, intense drama of the best action films, bringing back fan favorite action stars and good stories, for even more action-packed entertainment. Hollywood loves a sequel, and these action films are among the best sequels ever. Whether you like action horror films or action adventure movies, many great action movies have equally great sequels.

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The Dark Knight Batman Begins The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District ...more

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day The Terminator Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action thriller film written, produced and directed by James Cameron. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert ...more

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the film's story ...more

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Lethal Weapon 2 Lethal Weapon Lethal Weapon 2 is a 1989 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit, Derrick O'Connor and Joss Ackland. It is a ...more

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Aliens Alien Aliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by his then-wife Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael ...more

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson and based on the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings. It is the second ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Temple o... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Movie Sequels
Valley Forge added Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise and a prequel to the 1981 film ...more

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Die Hard with a Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Movie Sequels
slaft added Die Hard with a Vengeance Die Hard 2 Die Hard with a Vengeance is a 1995 American action film and the third in the Die Hard film series. It was produced and directed by John McTiernan, written by Jonathan Hensleigh, and stars Bruce ...more

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Captain America: The First Avenger Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas. It is the third installment in the ...more

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Tom Islava added The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is ...more

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Return of the Jedi Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Return of the Jedi is a 1983 American epic space opera film directed by Richard Marquand. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas was from a story by Lucas, who was also the executive ...more

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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Movie Sequels
nitiri161 added The Godfather Part II The Godfather The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American epic crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. ...more

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Die Hard 2 Die Hard Die Hard 2 is a 1990 American action film and the second in the Die Hard film series. It was released on July 4, 1990. The film was directed by Renny Harlin, and stars Bruce Willis as John ...more

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The Bourne Ultimatum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Movie Sequels
slaft added The Bourne Ultimatum The Bourne Supremacy The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 American-German action spy thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass loosely based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same title. The screenplay was written by Tony ...more

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X-Men 2 X-Men X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the second installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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Blade II Blade Blade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Blade. It is the sequel of the first film and the second part of the Blade film series, ...more

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but chickens double d added Kill Bill Volume 2 Kill Bill Volume 1 Kill Bill Volume 2 is a 2004 martial arts action film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is the second of two volumes that were released several months apart. It was originally ...more

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The Bourne Supremacy The Bourne Identity The Bourne Supremacy is a 2004 American-German action and spy film starring Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne character. Though it takes the name of the second Bourne novel, its plot is entirely ...more

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teddybear1029 added The Avengers: Age of Ultron The Avengers Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) ...more

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Pr... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Movie Sequels
but chickens double d added Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Mission: Impossible III Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is a 2011 American action spy film directed by Brad Bird, and the fourth film in the Mission: Impossible series. The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in ...more

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Bad Boys II Bad Boys Bad Boys II is a 2003 American action-comedy film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. The film is a sequel to the 1995 film Bad ...more

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Mad Max 2 Mad Max Mad Max 2 is a 1981 Australian post-apocalyptic action film directed by George Miller. The film is the second installment in the Mad Max film series, with Mel Gibson starring as Max Rockatansky. ...more

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Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. While struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man, Peter ...more

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kha... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Movie Sequels
slaft added Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Star Trek: The Motion Picture Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is a 1982 sci-fi film written by Jack B. Sowards and Nicholas Meyer adn directed by Nicholas Meyer.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Rise of the Planet of the Apes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a 2014 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. It stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary ...more

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Superman II Superman Superman II is a 1980 British-American superhero film directed by Richard Lester. It is a sequel to the 1978 film Superman and stars Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp, Ned Beatty, ...more

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Lethal Weapon 4 Lethal Weapon 3 Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 American buddy cop action film directed and produced by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Jet Li. It is the ...more

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Jurassic World Jurassic World is an upcoming 2015 American science fiction adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow. It is the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. The screenplay was ...more

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Rambo: First Blood Part II First Blood Rambo: First Blood Part II is a 1985 American action film directed by George P. Cosmatos and starring Sylvester Stallone. The screenplay was by Stallone and James Cameron. A sequel to 1982's ...more

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel, Catching Fire, the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The ...more

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Jim Marshall added Lethal Weapon 3 Lethal Weapon 2 Lethal Weapon 3 is a 1992 American buddy cop action comedy film directed and produced by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo and Stuart Wilson. It is the ...more

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X-Men: Days of Future Past is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Movie Sequels
X-Men: Days of Future Past X-Men: The Last Stand X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn; directed by Matthew Vaughn.

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Rush Hour 2 Rush Hour Rush Hour 2 is a 2001 martial arts buddy action comedy film. This is the second installment in the Rush Hour series. A sequel to the 1998 film Rush Hour, the film stars Jackie Chan and Chris ...more

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X-Men: First Class is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Movie Sequels
X-Men: First Class X-Men Origins: Wolverine X-Men: First Class is a 2011 American superhero film, based on the X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics. It is the fifth installment in the X-Men film series. It serves as a prequel to ...more

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The Matrix Reloaded The Matrix The Matrix Reloaded is a 2003 American science fiction action film, the first sequel to The Matrix, and the second installment in The Matrix trilogy, written and directed by The Wachowski ...more

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army Hellboy Hellboy II: The Golden Army is a 2008 American supernatural superhero film based on the fictional character Hellboy created by Mike Mignola. The movie was written and directed by Guillermo del ...more

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Valley Forge added Another 48 Hrs. 48 Hrs. Another 48 Hrs. is a 1990 action-crime comedy film and a sequel to the 1982 film 48 Hrs.. It was directed by Walter Hill and stars Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Andrew Divoff, and Ed ...more

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Predator 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Movie Sequels
slaft added Predator 2 Predator Predator 2 is a 1990 American science fiction action horror film written by Jim and John Thomas, directed by Stephen Hopkins, and starring Danny Glover and Kevin Peter Hall. The film is a sequel ...more

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but chickens double d added The Rescuers Down Under The Rescuers The Rescuers Down Under is a 1990 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 16, 1990. Set in the Australian ...more

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Any Which Way You Can is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Movie Sequels
slaft added Any Which Way You Can Every Which Way but Loose Any Which Way You Can is a 1980 American action comedy film, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith, and Ruth Gordon. It is directed by Buddy Van Horn. The film is ...more

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Desperado El Mariachi Desperado is a 1995 American action film written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez. A sequel to the 1992 film El Mariachi, it is the second installment in Robert Rodriguez's Mexico ...more

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Tom Islava added Kung Fu Panda 2 Kung Fu Panda Kung Fu Panda 2 is a 2011 3D American computer-animated action comedy-drama martial arts film, directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, produced by DreamWorks Animation, and distributed by Paramount ...more

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slaft added Gremlins 2: The New Batch Gremlins Gremlins 2: The New Batch is a 1990 American horror comedy film, and the sequel to Gremlins. It was directed by Joe Dante and written by Charles S. Haas, with creature designs by Rick Baker. It ...more

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The Expendables 2 The Expendables The Expendables 2 is a 2012 American action film directed by Simon West, and the sequel to the 2010 film. After one of their own is murdered, the mercenary group set out for revenge against ...more

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Transporter 2 The Transporter Transporter 2 is a 2005 French action film directed by Louis Leterrier and produced by Luc Besson. It is the sequel to The Transporter. It is followed by Transporter 3. The film stars Jason ...more

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The Chronicles of Riddick Pitch Black The Chronicles of Riddick is a 2004 American science fiction film which follows the adventures of Richard B. Riddick as he attempts to elude capture after the events depicted in the 2000 film ...more

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Batman Returns Batman Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based upon the Batman character appearing in comics published by DC Comics. It is the second installment of ...more

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Mission: Impossible III is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Movie Sequels
Mission: Impossible III Mission: Impossible II Mission: Impossible III (stylized as M:i:III) is a 2006 American action spy film directed by J. J. Abrams, and the third film in the Mission: Impossible series. Retired from field work, IMF ...more

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Misson Impossible: Rogue Natio... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Movie Sequels
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