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Movies That Need Sequels

Updated July 23, 2020 65.9k votes 4.3k voters 58.8k views120 items

List RulesList includes movies that do not currently have sequels but should

Some of the greatest movies of all time do not have sequels. For many of these amazing movies, that's a good thing (we don't need a follow-up to the likes of The Shawshank Redemption or Schindler's List), but there exist some amazing movies that deserve sequels but have yet to receive them. Meanwhile some of the worst movies ever, like Twilight and Transformers, have had multiple sequels. In the hopes that something good comes out of the sequelverse, we've compiled this movies that deserve sequels list.

Films that need sequels are varied and include some cult classics (The Big Lebowski, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), some action favorites (True Lies, Independence Day), and some wild card movies (Dude, Where's My Car?, Kindergarten Cop). The common bond here, however, is these are all top movies that should have sequels and don't. 

What are the best movies without sequels? What films should have sequels? What movies have sequels in the works? This list of movies that need sequels will get you all riled up that there's a Smurfs 2 and an Air Bud 7, but no follow-up to your favorite movie. If the film you think should have a sequel isn't on the list, make sure to add it to the movies that ought to have sequels list.

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    Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Independence Day

    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1996

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Super Troopers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Super Troopers

    Lynda Carter, Brian Cox

    Released2001

    Directed byJay Chandrasekhar

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    I Am Number Four is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    I Am Number Four

    Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer

    Released2011

    Directed byD. J. Caruso

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    Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

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    District 9 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    District 9

    Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy

    Released2009

    Directed byNeill Blomkamp

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

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    Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Spaceballs

    Joan Rivers, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Brooks

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    Big Trouble in Little China is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Big Trouble in Little China

    Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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    The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    The Goonies

    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

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    The Last Starfighter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    The Last Starfighter

    Wil Wheaton, Robert Preston

    Released1984

    Directed byNick Castle

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    Dracula Untold is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Dracula Untold

    Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance

    Released2014

    Directed byGary Shore, Andy Cockrum

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    Rise of the Guardians is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Rise of the Guardians

    Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin

    Released2012

    Directed byPeter Ramsey

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the  is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Released2005

    Directed byGarth Jennings

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film... more on Wikipedia
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    Blade Runner 2049 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Blade Runner 2049

    Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling

    Released2017

    Directed byDenis Villeneuve

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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1988

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Blade Runner

    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah

    Released1982

    Directed byRidley Scott

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    True Lies is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    True Lies

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku

    Released1994

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    Ender's Game is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Ender's Game

    Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley

    Released2013

    Directed byGavin Hood

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    Dune is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Dune

    Sting, Patrick Stewart

    Released1984

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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    The Peanuts Movie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    The Peanuts Movie

    Bill Melendez

    Released2015

    Directed bySteve Martino

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    The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    The Punisher

    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn

    Released2004

    Directed byJonathan Hensleigh

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    Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Warcraft

    Paula Patton, Ben Foster

    Released2016

    Directed byDuncan Jones

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    Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Labyrinth

    Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie

    Released1986

    Directed byJim Henson

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    I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    I Am Legend

    Will Smith, Emma Thompson

    Released2007

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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    Twins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Twins

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Heather Graham

    Released1988

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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