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

Updated March 9, 2020 38.3k votes 2.5k voters 63.7k views78 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.

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    Son of the Mask is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    ActorsAlan Cumming, Bob Hoskins, Ben Stein, Kal Penn, Steven Wright

    Released2005

    Directed byLawrence Guterman

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    Batman & Robin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    Batman & Robin

    Batman Forever

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

    Released1997

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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    Speed 2: Cruise Control is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down

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

    Released1997

    Directed byJan de Bont

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    Grease 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    Grease 2

    Grease

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

    Released1982

    Directed byPatricia Birch

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    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom  is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    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

    Released2008

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 2

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

    Released2007

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

    The Blair Witch Project

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

    Released2000

    Directed byJoe Berlinger

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    Caddyshack II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    Caddyshack II

    Caddyshack

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

    Released1988

    Directed byAllan Arkush

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    Blues Brothers 2000 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    Blues Brothers 2000

    The Blues Brothers

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

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Landis

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    Wall Street: Money Never Sleep is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

    Wall Street

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

    Released2010

    Directed byOliver Stone

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    Jaws: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    ActorsMichael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles, Lynn Whitfield, Judith Barsi

    Released1987

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

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    Daddy Day Camp is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    Daddy Day Camp

    Daddy Day Care

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

    Released2007

    Directed byFred Savage

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    Evan Almighty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    Evan Almighty

    Bruce Almighty

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

    Released2007

    Directed byTom Shadyac

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    Mean Girls 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    Mean Girls 2

    Mean Girls

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

    Released2011

    Directed byMelanie Mayron

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    Scary Movie 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    Scary Movie 5

    Scary Movie 4

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

    Released2013

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

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    Teen Wolf Too is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    Teen Wolf Too

    Teen Wolf

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

    Released1987

    Directed byChristopher Leitch, Rod Daniel

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    Highlander II: The Quickening is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down

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

    Released1991

    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

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    Exorcist II: The Heretic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    ActorsJames Earl Jones, Richard Burton, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Joey Lauren Adams

    Released1977

    Directed byJohn Boorman, Rospo Pallenberg

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: F is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    ActorsRobert Englund, Hope Lange, Clu Gulager, Marshall Bell, Lyman Ward

    Released1985

    Directed byJack Sholder

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    Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    ActorsJon Voight, Scott Baio, Vanessa Angel, Justin Chatwin, Thomas Kretschmann

    Released2004

    Directed byBob Clark

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    Transformers: Revenge of the F is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down

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

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    Jaws 3-D is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    Jaws 3-D

    Jaws 2

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

    Released1983

    Directed byJoe Alves

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    Grown Ups 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    Grown Ups 2

    Grown Ups

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

    Released2013

    Directed byDennis Dugan

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    AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Req is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down
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    ActorsKristen Hager, Sam Trammell, Reiko Aylesworth, Chelah Horsdal, Ty Olsson

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg Strause, Colin Strause

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    XXX: State of the Union is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Disappointing Movie Sequels That Let Us All Down

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

    Released2005

    Directed byLee Tamahori

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