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The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down 

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List Rules Vote up the hyped-up movie sequels that turned out to be huge let-downs.

You waited oh so patiently for your favorite movie's anticipated sequel, but then... Oh god. What a mess. This list of the most disappointing movie sequels ever lets you and other movie fans vote for the Part 2s that Hollywood just absolutely ruined. Can't remember why you were so sad about these sequels? This list has trailers so you can relive the nightmare. Doesn't that sound fun? These sequels are the films that were so, so exciting when you first heard about them ("Yes! Another Anchorman!") but turned out to be a total disappointment.

Whether it's an action movie sequel, a comedy sequel, or a horror film sequel, some of these movies just plain disappointed fans and movie goers, for a variety of reasons. The jokes weren't funny, the stories were played out, or the effects just weren't as cool as the original - in any case these bad movie sequels had you wishing you hadn't paid to see the film on opening night. Many were such a let down, that they're considered among the most disappointing movies of all time.

This list features the movie sequels that disappointed audiences the most, including Anchorman 2, Jaws 2, Rocky 3, Tron: Legacy, Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Caddyshack II, and Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. Upvote the terrible movie sequels that disappointed you the most, or, if the sequels that really let you down and bummed you out aren't listed, add them for other film fans to remember, and regret seeing in theaters.

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Batman & Robin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
Batman Forever

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Released: 1997

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

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The Mask

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Released: 2005

Directed by: Lawrence Guterman

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Speed

Actors: Sandra Bullock, Willem Dafoe, Tim Conway, Lois Chiles, Jason Patric, + more

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jan de Bont

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Spider-Man 2

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Released: 2007

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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Grease

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Released: 1982

Directed by: Patricia Birch

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Caddyshack

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Released: 1988

Directed by: Allan Arkush

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Actors: Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, John Hurt, Ray Winstone, + more

Released: 2008

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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The Blair Witch Project

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Released: 2000

Directed by: Joe Berlinger

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The Blues Brothers

Actors: Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, + more

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Landis

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Bruce Almighty

Actors: Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell, Jon Stewart, John Goodman, Catherine Bell, + more

Released: 2007

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

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Actors: Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles, Lynn Whitfield, Judith Barsi, + more

Released: 1987

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Wall Street

Actors: Charlie Sheen, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Carey Mulligan, Michael Douglas, + more

Released: 2010

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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Daddy Day Care

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Released: 2007

Directed by: Fred Savage

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Transformers

Actors: Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, + more

Released: 2009

Directed by: Michael Bay

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Released: 2011

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Grown Ups

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Released: 2013

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A Nightmare on Elm Street

Actors: Robert Englund, Hope Lange, Clu Gulager, Marshall Bell, Lyman Ward, + more

Released: 1985

Directed by: Jack Sholder

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The Matrix Reloaded

Actors: Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss, + more

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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Actors: Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field, Paul Giamatti, Martin Sheen, + more

Released: 2014

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The Exorcist

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Released: 1977

Directed by: John Boorman, Rospo Pallenberg

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Teen Wolf

Actors: Jason Bateman, John Astin, Paul Sand, James Hampton, Kim Darby, + more

Released: 1987

Directed by: Christopher Leitch, Rod Daniel

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Highlander

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Released: 1991

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

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Cars

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Released: 2011

Directed by: Brad Lewis, John Lasseter

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The Godfather Part II

Actors: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach, + more

Released: 1990

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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