Sequels The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made  

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What are the best movie sequels ever made? This list includes several of the greatest movies of all time, and they all have one thing in common: they were film number two in a series. Which sequel do you believe deserves the top spot? Vote for your favorites, vote down any sequels you didn't like and feel free to add any films that might be missing - though remember, this is a list of second films, so no "Part III's" please. You can also re-rank this movie list in any order you choose.

It's really, really hard to argue that The Godfather Part II shouldn't be at the top, or at the very least, near the top of this list. It's one of only a handful of sequels to receive an Academy Award Best Picture nomination (it win, in 1974, by the way). The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers also received a Best Picture nomination, though it did not win (the third installment in the series, did). This is proof that just because a film is a sequel, it can also be among the very best Oscar-winning movies.

Some of the best sequels, not surprisingly, are also among the best superhero movies ever made. Among them: The Dark KnightSpider-Man 2 and X2. Other notable movies worth a mention (and a spot on this list) include Superman IIIron Man 2, and Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. Disagree? Vote them down. To each, his (or her) own!

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill 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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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and ...more

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton 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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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall 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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Aliens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn 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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Back to the Future Part II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue 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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The Lord of the Rings: The Two... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler 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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Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen 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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Indiana Jones and the Temple o... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd 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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X-Men 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin 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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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco 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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Captain America: The Winter So... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
sonof100maniacs added Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson 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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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kha... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy 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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Lethal Weapon 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover 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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Rocky II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto DurĂ¡n Rocky II is a 1979 American sports drama film directed by Sylvester Stallone, and the second film in the series. Rocky (Stallone) struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed (Carl ...more

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Harry Potter and the Chamber o... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, John Cleese Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a 2002 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ...more

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X-Men: Days of Future Past is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman 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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Shrek 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers Shrek 2 is a 2004 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon. It is the second installment in ...more

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Mad Max 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells 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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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
joel joliyan added Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom This film is a 2006 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, following The Curse of the Black Pearl. It was directed by Gore ...more

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The Bourne Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan 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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Superman II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp 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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Kill Bill Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson 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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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry 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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Die Hard 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made
Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz This film is a 1990 American action film and the second in the series. It was released on July 4, 1990. The film was directed by Renny Harlin. The novel has the same premise but differs ...more