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30+ Movies We Hope Never Get a Sequel

Updated September 21, 2019 3.8k votes 331 voters 2.4k views

There's no question that there are at least a few terrible movie sequels that are released every year, but which movies do you hope never get a sequel? Some of these movies came out over 20 years ago, but nothing is safe from the terrible sequel treatment in this day and age. For example, the atrocious Dumber and Dumber To was released 20 years after 1994's Dumb and Dumber, and to many it tarnished the legacy of the original film. The films below are movies we hope never get a sequel, including comedies, action movies, dramas and more.

Which movies do you hope never get a sequel? Vote up a title below if you do NOT want to see a sequel, and add your own films to the list if they're not already here. The films below range from classics like Forrest Gump to newer releases like Ex Machina and Interstellar.
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    Forrest Gump
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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Pulp Fiction
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    Pulp Fiction

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis

    Released1994

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • 3
    Reservoir Dogs
    103
    35

    Reservoir Dogs

    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi

    Released1992

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • 4
    The Breakfast Club
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    38

    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    School of Rock
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    21

    School of Rock

    Sarah Silverman, Jack Black

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    Ratatouille
    49
    22

    Ratatouille

    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo

    Released2007

    Directed byBrad Bird, Jan Pinkava

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  • 7
    Superbad
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    Superbad

    Emma Stone, Seth Rogen

    Released2007

    Directed byGreg Mottola

    Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Step Brothers
    71
    52

    Step Brothers

    Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen

    Released2008

    Directed byAdam McKay

    Step Brothers is a 2008 American buddy slapstick comedy film starring Will Ferrell and John C.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Dazed and Confused
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    52

    Dazed and Confused

    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Linklater

    Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    The Shawshank Redemption
    54
    34

    The Shawshank Redemption

    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth

    Released1994

    Directed byFrank Darabont

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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    87
    71

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • 12
    Wedding Crashers
    72
    55

    Wedding Crashers

    Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Dobkin

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    Braveheart
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    68

    Braveheart

    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau

    Released1995

    Directed byMel Gibson

    Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Goodfellas
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    88

    Goodfellas

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1990

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation... more on Wikipedia

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    Inception
    68
    52

    Inception

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    Old School
    56
    39

    Old School

    Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg

    Released2003

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Old School is a 2003 American comedy film released by DreamWorks Pictures and The Montecito... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Spaceballs
    2
    5

    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    National Lampoon's Animal House
    60
    48

    National Lampoon's Animal House

    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 19
    The Fifth Element
    67
    57

    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis

    Released1997

    Directed byLuc Besson

    The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    The Departed
    65
    55

    The Departed

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson

    Released2006

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • 21
    Happy Gilmore
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    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byDennis Dugan

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  • 22
    Memento
    49
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    Memento

    Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss

    Released2000

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    The Sixth Sense
    41
    35

    The Sixth Sense

    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton

    Released1999

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    42
    36

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak

    Released1982

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and... more on Wikipedia

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    Fight Club
    44
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    Fight Club

    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The... more on Wikipedia

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