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We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?  

Bobby Anhalt
26.8k votes 2.5k voters 13.1k views 20 items

List Rules Vote up the long-running movie franchises you think need to pump the breaks.

Movie studios are always looking for that major billion-dollar franchise. In the studios' search for the next Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, moviegoers are sometimes subjected to less-than-quality film franchise endeavors. Sometimes, widely successful movie franchises are spun from only one critically and fan-acclaimed film. And that occassionaly can carry a series far too long – looking at you Jurassic Park

After asking fans for a list of long-running movie franchises that "need to die," we received a ton of responses. These are the most popular (or least popular) choices. In other words, these are the most tired movie franchises - the ones that have run their course - according to the moviegoing audience

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Sharknado Franchise is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
Sharknado is the name of a series of disaster horror comedy sci-fi films released by Syfy starting in 2013. It has since been expanded into video games and comics. A spin-off film, Sharknado: ...more
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Paranormal Activity Franchise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
Paranormal Activity is an American supernatural horror film series consisting of six films. Created by Oren Peli, the original film was widely released in 2009.
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Fast and the Furious Franchise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
The Fast and the Furious (also known as Fast & Furious) is an American franchise based on a series of action film that is largely concerned with illegal street racing and heists, and ...more
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Saw Franchise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
Saw is an American horror franchise distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment and produced by Twisted Pictures that consists of seven feature films and additional media. In 2003, Australian ...more
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Transformers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
Transformers is a series of American science fiction action films based on the toys created by Hasbro and Tomy. The first four were directed by Michael Bay, including Transformers (2007), ...more
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American Pie Franchise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
American Pie is a series of sex comedy films conceived by Adam Herz. The first film in the series was released on July 9, 1999, by Universal Pictures, and became a worldwide pop culture ...more
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Friday the 13th Franchise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
Friday the 13th is an American horror franchise that comprises twelve slasher films, a television show, novels, comic books, a video game, and tie‑in merchandise, as of 2016. The franchise ...more
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Rocky Franchise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
Rocky is a boxing saga of popular films all starring Sylvester Stallone, who plays the eponymous character Rocky Balboa. The films by order of release date are: Rocky (1976), Rocky II (1979), ...more
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Mission: Impossible Franchise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
Mission: Impossible is a series of action spy thriller films based on the television series of the same name, produced by and starring Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt.
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A Nightmare on Elm Street Fran... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
A Nightmare on Elm Street is an American horror franchise that consists of nine slasher films, a television series, novels, and comic books. The franchise began with the film A Nightmare on Elm ...more
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Die Hard Franchise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
The Die Hard series is an American action film series that began in 1988 with Die Hard, based on the 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp. The series follows the adventures of John ...more
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Halloween Franchise is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
Halloween is an American horror franchise that consists of ten films, novels, comic books, merchandise, and a video game. The franchise predominately focuses on the fictional character of ...more
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Pirates of the Caribbean Franc... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
Pirates of the Caribbean is a series of fantasy swashbuckler films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and based on Walt Disney's theme park ride of the same name. Directors of the series include Gore ...more
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Predator Franchise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
The Predator film series is a science fiction horror film franchise based on a race of fictional extraterrestrials created by Jim Thomas and John Thomas. Produced by 20th Century Fox, the series ...more
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Alien Franchise is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
Alien is a science-fiction action horror franchise centered on a film series that depicts Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and her battles with an extraterrestrial lifeform, ...more
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Harry Potter Franchise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
Harry Potter is a British-American film series based on the Harry Potter novels by author J. K. Rowling. The series is distributed by Warner Bros. and consists of eight fantasy films. A spin-off ...more
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Star Wars Franchise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
This films franchise is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas. The film series, consisting of two trilogies, has spawned an extensive media ...more
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James Bond Franchise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
The James Bond film series is a British series of spy films based on the fictional character of MI6 agent James Bond, "007", who originally appeared in a series of books by Ian ...more
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Jurassic Park Franchise is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science-fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, it is based on the 1990 novel of the same name ...more
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Spider-Man Trilogy (Sam Raimi) is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list We Asked, You Answered: Which Movie Franchise Needs To Die?
Peter Parker is a fictional character and secret identity of Spider-Man in the films, adapted from the comic-book character of the same name created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko; portrayed by ...more