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Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching 

Zack Howe
Updated May 21, 2018 2.4k votes 250 voters 1.9k views 20 items

List Rules Vote up the movie franchises that just need to stop.

Hollywood is a well-oiled machine when it comes to producing expansive cinematic universes and film franchises. Some of the highest grossing movie franchises are also, unfortunately, film series that aren't good anymore. They may have started out strong, but these movie franchises jumped the shark, which audiences might see Captain Jack Sparrow literally do if the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is allowed to continue.

Many film series only have one good movie, and yet, people still keep watching. We are creatures of habit. But enough is enough. There's no reason to keep watching film franchises that used to be good. We deserve better. We have to stop watching these disappointing film franchises, just like audiences are giving up on The Walking Dead and other shows we should just quit.

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Madea Franchise is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005): 16% on Rotten Tomatoes 
  • Madea's Family Reunion (2006): 25%
  • Madea Goes to Jail (2009): 28%
  • I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009): 63%
  • Madea's Big Happy Family (2011): 37%
  • Madea's Witness Protection (2012): 20%
  • Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013): 20%
  • Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016): 23%
  • Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017): 6%
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Transformers Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • Transformers (2007): 57% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009): 19%
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011): 35%
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014): 18%
  • Transformers: The Last Knight (2016): 16%

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The Mummy Franchise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • The Mummy (1999): 59% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • The Mummy Returns (2001): 47%
  • The Scorpion King (2002): 41%
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008): 13%
  • The Mummy (2017): 15%

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Fast and the Furious Fra... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • The Fast and the Furious (2001): 53% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003): 36%
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006): 37%
  • Fast & Furious (2009): 29%
  • Fast Five (2011): 77%
  • Fast & Furious 6 (2013): 69%
  • Furious 7 (2015): 80%
  • The Fate of the Furious (2017): 66%

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Saw Franchise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • Saw (2004): 49% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Saw II (2005): 37%
  • Saw III (2006): 28%
  • Saw IV (2007): 17%
  • Saw V (2008): 13%
  • Saw VI (2009): 39%
  • Saw 3D (2010): 9%
  • Jigsaw (2017): 35%

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The Nut Job is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • The Nut Job (2014): 11% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017): 13%
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Pirates of the Caribbean... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003): 79% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Dead Man's Chest (2006): 54%
  • At World's End (2007): 45%
  • On Stranger Tides (2011): 32%
  • Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017): 30%

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974): 88% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986): 43%
  • Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 (1990): 19%
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994): 16%
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003): 37%
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006): 12%
  • Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013): 18%
  • Leatherface (2017): 31%
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Resident Evil Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • Resident Evil (2002): 34% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004): 21%
  • Resident Evil: Extinction (2007): 23%
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010): 22%
  • Resident Evil: Retribution (2012): 30%
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017): 36%

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The Terminator Franchise... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • The Terminator (1984): 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991): 92%
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003): 70%
  • Terminator Salvation (2009): 33%
  • Terminator Genisys (2015): 26%

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Die Hard Franchise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • Die Hard (1988): 93% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Die Hard 2 (1990): 70%
  • Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995): 52%
  • Live Free or Die Hard (2007): 82%
  • A Good Day to Die Hard (2013): 14%

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Ice Age Franchise is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • Ice Age (2002): 77% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006): 57%
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009): 46%
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012): 38%
  • Ice Age: Collision Course (2016): 16%

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Friday the 13th Franchis... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • Friday the 13th (1980): 61% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981): 34%
  • Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982): 12%
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984): 25%
  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985): 16%
  • Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986): 52%
  • Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988): 30%
  • Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989): 8%
  • Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993): 24%
  • Jason X (2002): 19%
  • Freddy vs. Jason (2003): 41%
  • Friday the 13th (2009): 25%

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Madagascar Franchise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • Madagascar (2005): 55% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008): 64%
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012): 79%
  • Penguins of Madagascar (2014): 73%
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Shrek Franchise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • Shrek (2001): 88% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Shrek 2 (2004): 88%
  • Shrek the Third (2007): 41%
  • Shrek Forever After (2010): 58%
  • Puss in Boots (2011): 84%

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Underworld Franchise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • Underworld (2003): 31% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Underworld: Evolution (2006): 16%
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009): 29%
  • Underworld: Awakening (2012): 27%
  • Underworld: Blood Wars (2017): 21%

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Indiana Jones Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981): 94% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984): 85%
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989): 88%
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008): 77%

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Men in Black Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
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Despicable Me Franchise ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
Despicable Me Franchise
  • Despicable Me (2010): 81% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • Despicable Me 2 (2013): 74%
  • Minions (2015): 56%
  • Despicable Me 3 (2017): 59%
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James Bond Franchise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movie Franchises You Need To Stop Watching
  • Dr. No (1962): 96% on Rotten Tomatoes
  • From Russia With Love (1964): 96%
  • Goldfinger (1964): 97%
  • Thunderball (1965): 86%
  • Casino Royale (1967): 28%
  • You Only Live Twice (1967): 73%
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969): 82%
  • Diamonds Are Forever (1971): 67%
  • Live and Let Die (1973): 66%
  • The Man with the Golden Gun (1974): 45%
  • The Spy Who Loved Me (1977): 79%
  • Moonraker (1979): 62%
  • For Your Eyes Only (1981): 72%
  • Octopussy (1983): 42%
  • Never Say Never Again (1983): 64%
  • A View to a Kill (1985): 36%
  • The Living Daylights (1987): 71%
  • License to Kill (1989): 77%
  • GoldenEye (1995): 78%
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997): 57%
  • The World Is Not Enough (1999): 51%
  • Die Another Day (2002): 58%
  • Casino Royale (2006): 94%
  • Quantum of Solace (2008): 65%
  • Skyfall (2012): 92%
  • Spectre (2015): 63%

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