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

Updated March 9, 2020 39.0k votes 2.5k voters 64.5k 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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    Directed byLawrence Guterman

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    Batman & Robin

    Batman Forever

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


    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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


    Directed byJan de Bont

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  • Grease 24

    Grease 2


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


    Directed byPatricia Birch

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    Directed bySam Raimi

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    Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

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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


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • Caddyshack II8

    Caddyshack II


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


    Directed byAllan Arkush

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    Blues Brothers 2000

    The Blues Brothers

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


    Directed byJohn Landis

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    Wall Street

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


    Directed byOliver Stone

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  • Daddy Day Camp11

    Daddy Day Camp

    Daddy Day Care

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


    Directed byFred Savage

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


    Directed byJoseph Sargent

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  • Mean Girls 213

    Mean Girls 2

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


    Directed byMelanie Mayron

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  • Evan Almighty14

    Evan Almighty

    Bruce Almighty

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


    Directed byTom Shadyac

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


    Directed byChristopher Leitch, Rod Daniel

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  • Highlander II: The Quickening17

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


    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

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  • Exorcist II: The Heretic18

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


    Directed byJohn Boorman, Rospo Pallenberg

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  • Grown Ups 223

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


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