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Movies That Need Sequels

Updated July 23, 2020 65.8k 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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    Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

    Released2019

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Gunn

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    Incredibles 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Incredibles 2

    Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter

    Released2018

    Directed byBrad Bird

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    The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis

    Released1997

    Directed byLuc Besson

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    Edge of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Edge of Tomorrow

    Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt

    Released2014

    Directed byDoug Liman

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    Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Beetlejuice

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

    Released1988

    Directed byTim Burton

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    Tron: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Tron: Legacy

    Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges

    Released2010

    Directed byJoseph Kosinski

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    Solo: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson

    Released2018

    Directed byRon Howard

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

    Kurt Russell, James Spader

    Released1994

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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    John Carter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    John Carter

    Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston

    Released2012

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

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    Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Zootopia

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman

    Released2016

    Directed byByron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

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    Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Inside Out

    Amy Poehler, Diane Lane

    Released2015

    Directed byPete Docter

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    Hellboy II: The Golden Army is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane

    Released2008

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

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    Constantine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Constantine

    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves

    Released2005

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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    Pacific Rim is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    voting closed at #15

    Pacific Rim

    Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam

    Released2013

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

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    Serenity is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Serenity

    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

    Released2005

    Directed byJoss Whedon

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    Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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    Hancock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Hancock

    Charlize Theron, Will Smith

    Released2008

    Directed byPeter Berg

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    Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Monsters, Inc.

    Billy Crystal, John Goodman

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Silverman, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich

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    Dredd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Dredd

    Lena Headey, Karl Urban

    Released2012

    Directed byPete Travis

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    Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Bumblebee

    Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena

    Directed byTravis Knight

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    Hocus Pocus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Hocus Pocus

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler

    Released1993

    Directed byKenny Ortega

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    The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara

    Released1993

    Directed byHenry Selick

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    Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Van Helsing

    Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman

    Released2004

    Directed byStephen Sommers

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    Moana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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    Moana

    Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2016

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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