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The Best Comedy Movie Sequels  

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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
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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Toy Story
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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Shrek
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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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
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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21 Jump Street
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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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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Home Alone
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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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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Ghostbusters
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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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
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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Wayne's World
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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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
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 Addams Family
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Meet the Parents
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
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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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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Monsters University is a 2013 animation adventure comedy film directed by Dan Scanlon.

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Crocodile Dundee
"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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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comedy Movie Sequels
Josey Flynn added Evil Dead II
Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It is the third installment of The Evil Dead franchise. The film was written by Sam Raimi and his ...more

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Hot Shots!
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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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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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
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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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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Clerks
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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Beverly Hills Cop
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