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The Best Comedy Movie Sequels 

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Updated March 2, 2020 6.8k votes 578 voters 20.9k views 68 items

The sequel can be tricky. Some great comedy films are perfect on their own, and a second installment in the franchise just leaves a bad taste in audience's mouths. But the films on this list of the best comedy movie sequels were actually funny (hooray!) and provided fans of the originals with extra laughs, hijinks, and zany fun. More Wayne's World? Yes please! Another crazy vacation with the Griswolds? Sign us up. From these films to the many others on this list of sequels, what are the best comedy movie sequels of all time?

Some movies just don't need a sequel, no matter how much Hollywood wants to make one. But there are some good sequels out there, and many are in the comedy genre as well. From Jim Carrey sequels to Adam Sandler and Mike Meyers film franchises, if you want to watch comedy movies from the funniest comedians, there's a good chance they'll have a sequel to keep you laughing as well!

This comedy movie list features the best comedy sequels including Father of the Bride 2, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Wayne's World 2, Toy Story 2, Hot Shots Part Deux, and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey. Vote up the best of these follow up comedy films, or, if you don't see the good comedy sequels you think are the greatest of all time below, add them for other movie buffs to vote on as well!
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National Lampoon's European Vacation

Actors: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis, Randy Quaid, Beverly DAngelo, + more

Released: 1989

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by ...more

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Actors: Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd, Elijah Wood, + more

Released: 1989

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American comic science fiction film and the second installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, who directed all three ...more

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Shrek

Actors: Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers, Julie Andrews, Mike Myers, + more

Released: 2004

Directed by: Kelly Asbury, Andrew Adamson, Conrad Vernon

Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated, comedy film directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and Conrad Vernon. It is the sequel to 2001's Shrek and the second installment in the series. ...more

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Toy Story

Actors: Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, + more

Released: 1999

Directed by: John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Lee ...more

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Home Alone

Actors: Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry, Joe Pesci, Rob Schneider, + more

Released: 1992

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. It is the second film in the Home Alone series ...more

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Actors: Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell, Rebecca Romijn, Mike Myers, + more

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jay Roach

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 action comedy film and the second film in the Austin Powers series. It is preceded by the original film, Austin Powers: International Man of ...more

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Ghostbusters

Actors: Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Bobby Brown, Max von Sydow, + more

Released: 1989

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American science fiction fantasy comedy film produced and directed by Ivan Reitman. It is the sequel to the 1984 film Ghostbusters and follows the further adventures of ...more

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Rush Hour

Actors: Maggie Q, Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi, Roselyn Sánchez, Don Cheadle, + more

Released: 2001

Directed by: Brett Ratner

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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21 Jump Street

Actors: Channing Tatum, Anna Faris, Queen Latifah, Seth Rogen, Ice Cube, + more

Released: 2014

Directed by: Phil Lord, Chris Miller

22 Jump Street is a 2014 action comedy film written by Oren Uziel and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

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Wayne's World

Actors: Drew Barrymore, Kim Basinger, Heather Locklear, Christopher Walken, Mike Myers, + more

Released: 1993

Directed by: Stephen Surjik

Wayne's World 2 is a 1993 comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a public-access television cable TV show in Aurora, Illinois. The film was adapted from a sketch on NBC's ...more

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The Addams Family

Actors: Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston, Joan Cusack, Cynthia Nixon, + more

Released: 1993

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

Addams Family Values is a 1993 American dark comedy film, which is the sequel to the 1991 American film The Addams Family. It was written by Paul Rudnick and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and ...more

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Actors: Jim Carrey, Sophie Okonedo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Simon Callow, Bob Gunton, + more

Released: 1995

Directed by: Steve Oedekerk

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is a 1995 American film and the sequel to the 1994 American film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey reprises his role as the title character Ace Ventura, a ...more

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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Actors: O. J. Simpson, Leslie Nielsen, Zsa Zsa Gábor, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, + more

Released: 1991

Directed by: David Zucker

The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear is a 1991 comedy film starring Leslie Nielsen as the comically bumbling Police Lt. Frank Drebin of Police Squad!. Priscilla Presley plays the role of ...more

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Meet the Parents

Actors: Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, + more

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jay Roach

Meet the Fockers is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and the sequel to Meet the Parents. The film stars Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe ...more

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American Pie

Actors: Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth, Mena Suvari, Jennifer Coolidge, + more

Released: 2001

Directed by: James B. Rogers

American Pie 2 is a 2001 American comedy film and the sequel to the 1999 film American Pie and the second film in the American Pie film series. It was written by Adam Herz and directed by James ...more

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Crocodile Dundee

Actors: Tatyana Ali, Colin Quinn, Paul Hogan, Charles S. Dutton, Luis Guzmán, + more

Released: 1988

Directed by: John Cornell, Mark Turnbull

"Crocodile" Dundee II is a 1988 Australian adventure and comedy film. It is a sequel to the 1986 film "Crocodile" Dundee, and was followed by 2001's Crocodile Dundee in Los ...more

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Actors: Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, + more

Released: 2013

Directed by: Dan Scanlon

Monsters University is a 2013 animation adventure comedy film directed by Dan Scanlon.

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Actors: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Eliza Dushku, Will Ferrell, Chris Rock, + more

Released: 2001

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 American comedy film directed, written by, and starring Kevin Smith as Silent Bob, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of ...more

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Actors: Steve Guttenberg, Jason Hervey, Bubba Smith, Bobcat Goldthwait, Rich Hall, + more

Released: 1985

Directed by: Jerry Paris

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment is a 1985 comedy film directed by Jerry Paris. It is the first of six sequels in the Police Academy series. Many actors return from the first film to ...more

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Hot Shots!

Actors: Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Rowan Atkinson, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, + more

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jim Abrahams

Hot Shots! Part Deux is a 1993 comedy/parody film, and a sequel to the 1991 comedy Hot Shots!. The sequel primarily spoofs the 1988 action film Rambo III. Directed again by Jim Abrahams, the ...more

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Beverly Hills Cop

Actors: Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried, Brigitte Nielsen, Paul Reiser, + more

Released: 1987

Directed by: Tony Scott

Beverly Hills Cop II is a 1987 action comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Tony Scott. It is the first sequel in the Beverly Hills Cop series. Murphy returns as Detroit police ...more

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Actors: Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Pam Grier, Taj Mahal, William Sadler, + more

Released: 1991

Directed by: Peter Hewitt

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is a 1991 American science fiction and fantasy comedy film, and the directing debut of Peter Hewitt. It is the second film in the Bill & Ted franchise, and a ...more

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Gremlins

Actors: Christopher Lee, Phoebe Cates, Howie Mandel, Frank Welker, Henry Gibson, + more

Released: 1990

Directed by: Chuck Jones, Joe Dante

Gremlins 2: The New Batch is a 1990 American horror comedy film, and the sequel to Gremlins. It was directed by Joe Dante. The story continues the adventures of the creature Gizmo, who spawns ...more

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Actors: William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen, Sonny Bono, Raymond Burr, Rip Torn, + more

Released: 1982

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

Airplane II: The Sequel is a 1982 sequel to the 1980 American comedy film Airplane!. First released on December 10, 1982, the film was written and directed by Ken Finkleman and stars Robert ...more

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Clerks

Actors: Ben Affleck, Rosario Dawson, Wanda Sykes, Kevin Smith, Jason Lee, + more

Released: 2006

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Clerks II is a 2006 American comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, sequel to his 1994 film Clerks, and his sixth feature film to be set in the View Askewniverse. The film stars Brian ...more

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