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The 100+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down

Updated April 9, 2021 35.2k votes 2.7k voters 66.4k views107 items

List RulesVote 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.

  • 1

    ActorsAlan Cumming, Bob Hoskins, Ben Stein, Kal Penn, Steven Wright


    Directed byLawrence Guterman

    Son of the Mask is a 2005 American fantasy family-comedy film directed by Lawrence Guterman and starring Jamie Kennedy as Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist from Fringe City who has just had his first...  more
  • 2

    Batman & Robin

    Batman Forever

    ActorsArnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Elle Macpherson


    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    Batman & Robin is a 1997 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the fourth and final installment of Warner Bros.' initial Batman film series. The film was directed by...  more
  • 3

    ActorsSandra Bullock, Willem Dafoe, Tim Conway, Lois Chiles, Jason Patric


    Directed byJan de Bont

    Speed 2: Cruise Control is a 1997 American action thriller film, and a sequel to Speed. The film was produced and directed by Jan de Bont, and written by Randall McCormick and Jeff Nathanson, based...  more
  • 4

    Grease 2


    ActorsMichelle Pfeiffer, Sid Caesar, Connie Stevens, Eve Arden, Christopher McDonald


    Directed byPatricia Birch

    Grease 2 is a 1982 American musical film and sequel to Grease, which is based upon the musical of the same name by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Grease 2 was produced by Allan Carr and Robert...  more
  • 5

    Caddyshack II


    ActorsChevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Randy Quaid, Dyan Cannon, Frank Welker


    Directed byAllan Arkush

    Caddyshack II is a 1988 golf comedy film and sequel to Caddyshack. The film stars Jackie Mason, Dan Aykroyd, Robert Stack, Dyan Cannon, Randy Quaid, Chevy Chase, Jonathan Silverman, and Jessica...  more
  • 6

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    ActorsCate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, John Hurt, Ray Winstone


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a 2008 American science fiction adventure film. It is the fourth film in the Indiana Jones series created by George Lucas and directed by Steven...  more
  • 7

    Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 2

    ActorsTobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace


    Directed bySam Raimi

    Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and...  more
  • 8

    Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

    The Blair Witch Project

    ActorsJay Leno, Conan O'Brien, Jeffrey Donovan, Roger Ebert, Andy Richter


    Directed byJoe Berlinger

    Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 is a 2000 American psychological horror film and the sequel to The Blair Witch Project, directed by Joe Berlinger. Another sequel was planned but never materialized. In...  more
  • 9

    Blues Brothers 2000

    The Blues Brothers

    ActorsEric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown


    Directed byJohn Landis

    Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 American musical comedy film that is a sequel to 1980's The Blues Brothers, written and produced by John Landis and Dan Aykroyd. Directed by Landis, the film stars...  more
  • 10

    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

    Wall Street

    ActorsCharlie Sheen, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Carey Mulligan, Michael Douglas


    Directed byOliver Stone

    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is a 2010 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone, a sequel to Wall Street. The film takes place in New York, 23 years after the original and revolves around the...  more
  • 11

    Evan Almighty

    Bruce Almighty

    ActorsMorgan Freeman, Steve Carell, Jon Stewart, John Goodman, Catherine Bell


    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Evan Almighty is a 2007 American comedy film and the stand-alone sequel/spin-off to Bruce Almighty. The film was directed by Tom Shadyac, based on the characters created by Steve Koren and Mark...  more
  • 12
    ConnorRichardson added

    Jaws: The Revenge

    Jaws 3-D

    ActorsMichael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles, Lynn Whitfield, Judith Barsi


    Directed byJoseph Sargent

    Jaws: The Revenge, is a 1987 American horror thriller film directed by Joseph Sargent. It is the third and final sequel to Steven Spielberg's Jaws and the fourth and final installment in the Jaws...  more
  • 13

    Daddy Day Camp

    Daddy Day Care

    ActorsCuba Gooding Jr., Tamala Jones, Brian Doyle-Murray, Lochlyn Munro, Richard Gant


    Directed byFred Savage

    Charlie Hinton (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and Phil Ryerson (Paul Rae) are in over their heads. Summer is coming and after running the very successful Daddy Day Care, they are losing half the group to...  more
  • 14

    ActorsRobert Englund, Hope Lange, Clu Gulager, Marshall Bell, Lyman Ward


    Directed byJack Sholder

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge is a 1985 American slasher horror film and the second film in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. The film was directed by Jack Sholder and stars...  more
  • 15
    Chloemorgann added

    Mean Girls 2

    Mean Girls

    ActorsClaire Holt, Tim Meadows, Nicole Gale Anderson, Jennifer Stone, Meaghan Martin


    Directed byMelanie Mayron

    Mean Girls 2 is a 2011 American teen comedy television film directed by Melanie Mayron. It is a sequel/spin-off to the 2004 film Mean Girls. The film premiered on ABC Family on January 23, 2011 and...  more
  • 16
    BenNicholson added

    Scary Movie 5

    Scary Movie 4

    ActorsLindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Mike Tyson, Snoop Dogg, Ashley Tisdale


    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

    Scary Movie 5 is a 2013 American comedy film and the fifth installment of the Scary Movie franchise. It was distributed by Dimension Films, a division of The Weinstein Company. The film is directed...  more
  • 17

    ActorsJames Earl Jones, Richard Burton, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Joey Lauren Adams


    Directed byJohn Boorman, Rospo Pallenberg

    Exorcist II: The Heretic is a 1977 horror film directed by John Boorman and written by William Goodhart. It stars Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow, Kitty Winn, Paul Henreid...  more
  • 18

    Teen Wolf Too

    Teen Wolf

    ActorsJason Bateman, John Astin, Paul Sand, James Hampton, Kim Darby


    Directed byChristopher Leitch, Rod Daniel

    Teen Wolf Too is a 1987 American comedy film and is the sequel to Teen Wolf. The film was directed by Christopher Leitch based on a script by R. Timothy Kring, Jeph Loeb, Bret Granville and Matthew...  more
  • 19

    ActorsJon Voight, Scott Baio, Vanessa Angel, Justin Chatwin, Thomas Kretschmann


    Directed byBob Clark

    Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 is a 2004 comedy film and directed by Bob Clark. It is a sequel to the 1999 film Baby Geniuses and, like its predecessor, it received extremely negative reviews from film...  more
  • 20

    ActorsMegan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Hugo Weaving, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson


    Directed byMichael Bay

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a 2009 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line, and the second film in the series. Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBeouf)...  more
  • 21

    ActorsSean Connery, Virginia Madsen, Michael Ironside, John C. McGinley, Christopher Lambert


    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

    Highlander II: The Quickening is a 1991 British-French science fiction action film directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen and Michael Ironside. It...  more
  • 22
    ConnorRichardson added

    Jaws 3-D

    Jaws 2

    ActorsDennis Quaid, Lea Thompson, Louis Gossett, Jr., Bess Armstrong


    Directed byJoe Alves

    Jaws 3-D is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by Joe Alves and starring Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Lea Thompson and Louis Gossett, Jr. It is the second sequel to Steven Spielberg's...  more
  • 23

    Grown Ups 2

    Grown Ups

    ActorsSalma Hayek, Shaquille O'Neal, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Taylor Lautner


    Directed byDennis Dugan

    Grown Ups 2 is a 2013 American buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and also produced by Adam Sandler, who also starred in the film. It is the sequel to the 2010 film Grown Ups. The film...  more
  • 24

    ActorsSamuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe, Ice Cube, Scott Speedman, Xzibit


    Directed byLee Tamahori

    xXx: State of the Union, released as xXx²: The Next Level outside the United States and Canada, is a 2005 action film directed by Lee Tamahori. It is a sequel to the 2002 film xXx. The film was...  more
  • 25

    The Sting II

    The Sting

    ActorsTeri Garr, Oliver Reed, Jackie Gleason, Cassandra Peterson, Karl Malden


    Directed byJeremy Kagan

    The Sting II is a 1983 film sequel to The Sting. Directed by Jeremy Kagan and written by David S. Ward, it stars Jackie Gleason, Mac Davis, Teri Garr, Karl Malden and Oliver Reed. The film was...  more