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Movies That Need Sequels

Updated July 23, 2020 66.5k votes 4.3k voters 59.1k 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
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

    Released2019

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    Guardians of the Galaxy
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    voting closed at #2

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Gunn

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    Incredibles 2
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    Incredibles 2

    Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter

    Released2018

    Directed byBrad Bird

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    The Fifth Element
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    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
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    Edge of Tomorrow
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    Edge of Tomorrow

    Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt

    Released2014

    Directed byDoug Liman

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    Beetlejuice
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    Beetlejuice

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

    Released1988

    Directed byTim Burton

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    Tron: Legacy
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    Tron: Legacy

    Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges

    Released2010

    Directed byJoseph Kosinski

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    Constantine
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    Constantine

    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves

    Released2005

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

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    Solo: A Star Wars Story
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    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson

    Released2018

    Directed byRon Howard

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    John Carter
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    John Carter

    Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston

    Released2012

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

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    Stargate
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    Stargate

    Kurt Russell, James Spader

    Released1994

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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    Zootopia
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    Zootopia

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman

    Released2016

    Directed byByron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

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    Inside Out
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    Inside Out

    Amy Poehler, Diane Lane

    Released2015

    Directed byPete Docter

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    Hellboy II: The Golden Army
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    Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane

    Released2008

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

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    Pacific Rim
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    voting closed at #15

    Pacific Rim

    Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam

    Released2013

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

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    Dredd
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    Dredd

    Lena Headey, Karl Urban

    Released2012

    Directed byPete Travis

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    Monsters, Inc.
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    Monsters, Inc.

    Billy Crystal, John Goodman

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Silverman, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich

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    Shaun of the Dead
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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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    Hancock
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    Hancock

    Charlize Theron, Will Smith

    Released2008

    Directed byPeter Berg

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    Serenity
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    Serenity

    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

    Released2005

    Directed byJoss Whedon

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    Bumblebee
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    Bumblebee

    Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena

    Directed byTravis Knight

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    The Nightmare Before Christmas
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    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara

    Released1993

    Directed byHenry Selick

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    Van Helsing
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    Van Helsing

    Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman

    Released2004

    Directed byStephen Sommers

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    Hocus Pocus
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    Hocus Pocus

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler

    Released1993

    Directed byKenny Ortega

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    Moana
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    Moana

    Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson

    Released2016

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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