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List Rules List 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
rundlc07 added Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly

Released: 2019

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
voting closed at #2 surag added Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2014

Directed by: James Gunn

Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic "bad ...more

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The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

Released: 1997

Directed by: Luc Besson

The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and co-written by Luc Besson. It stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich. Mostly set in the ...more

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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

Released: 1988

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Serenity is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion

Released: 2005

Directed by: Joss Whedon

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Incredibles 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
starwarssuperfan added Incredibles 2 Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell

Released: 2018

Directed by: Brad Bird

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Hellboy II: The Golden A... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
dca1983 added John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane, Jimmy Kimmel

Released: 2008

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: Dean Parisot

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Hancock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
Diez Spurling added Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman

Released: 2008

Directed by: Peter Berg

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Dredd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
evilgrin32 added Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

Released: 2012

Directed by: Pete Travis

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Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
voting closed at #9 Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

Released: 1996

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
evilgrin32 added Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

Released: 1987

Directed by: Mel Brooks

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Stargate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
Riot18 added Kurt Russell, James Spader, Djimon Hounsou

Released: 1994

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard Donner

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Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
Tom Islava added Amy Poehler, Diane Lane, Mindy Kaling

Released: 2015

Directed by: Pete Docter

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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
KimberlyCase added Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba

Released: 2016

Directed by: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

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Tron: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges, Cillian Murphy

Released: 2010

Directed by: Joseph Kosinski

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The Nightmare Before Chr... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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Released: 1993

Directed by: Henry Selick

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Edge of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

Released: 2014

Directed by: Doug Liman

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Pacific Rim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
voting closed at #12 JamesRLock added Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

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District 9 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
Sharlto Copley, Jed Brophy, Vanessa Haywood

Released: 2009

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp

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Super Troopers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
voting closed at #8 Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar

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Solo: A Star Wars Story ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
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Released: 2018

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Big Trouble in Little Ch... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, John Carpenter

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Carpenter

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Hocus Pocus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies That Need Sequels
Elise Hennigan added Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Thora Birch

Released: 1993

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

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