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Since it's such a common word, it's not surprising there are many movies with return in the name. This list ranks the best movies with return in the title, regardless of what genre it is. Do you have a favorite movie with return in the name? This isn't a common way to categorize films, but that's part of the fun. There are probably one or two movies with return in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with return in the title includes movies like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Return of the Jedi, and The Return of the Living Dead. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word return in it.

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Return of the Jedi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return of the Jedi Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill Return of the Jedi is a 1983 American epic space opera film directed by Richard Marquand. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas was from a story by Lucas, who was also the executive ...more

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The Return of the King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
The Return of the King John Huston, Casey Kasem, Roddy McDowall The Return of the King, is a 1980 animated musical television film created by Rankin/Bass and Topcraft. The film is an adaptation of the The Return of the King, the third book in The Lord of the ...more

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The Lord of the Rings: The Ret... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is ...more

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Batman Beyond: Return of the J... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Angie Harmon, Mark Hamill, Melissa Joan Hart Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is a 2000 direct-to-video animated film featuring the comic book superhero Batman and his archenemy, the Joker. It is set in the continuity of the animated ...more

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The Return of the Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
The Return of the Pink Panther Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Herbert Lom The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in The Pink Panther series, released in 1975. The film stars Peter Sellers in the role of Inspector Clouseau, returning to the part for the ...more

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Return to Horror High is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return to Horror High George Clooney, Maureen McCormick, Alex Rocco Return to Horror High is a 1987 American comedy/horror film. It was executive produced by Greg H. Sims, directed by Bill Froehlich, and written by Mark Lisson, Dana Escalante, Greg H. Sims and ...more

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Return of the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return of the Dragon Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao Way of the Dragon is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film written, produced and directed by Bruce Lee, who also stars in the lead role. This was Bruce Lee's only completed ...more

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Point of No Return is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Point of No Return Anne Bancroft, Bridget Fonda, Harvey Keitel Point of No Return is a 1993 American action film directed by John Badham and starring Bridget Fonda and Gabriel Byrne. It is a remake of Luc Besson's 1990 film Nikita. Maggie Hayward is a ...more

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Return of the Living Dead Part... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return of the Living Dead Part II Mitch Pileggi, James Karen, Allan Trautman Return of the Living Dead Part II is an American zombie horror comedy film that was released in 1988. It was written and directed by Ken Wiederhorn. The film was released by Lorimar Motion ...more

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Halloween 4: The Return of Mic... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Danielle Harris, Donald Pleasence, Kathleen Kinmont Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a 1988 horror film directed by Dwight H. Little and written by Alan B. McElroy. It is the fourth installment of the Halloween film series and focuses ...more

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The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
The Return of the Living Dead Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley The Return of the Living Dead is a 1985 American black comedy/zombie horror film written and directed by Dan O'Bannon and starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa and Linnea Quigley. The ...more

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Cocoon: The Return is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Cocoon: The Return Courteney Cox, Steve Guttenberg, Brian Dennehy Cocoon: The Return is a 1988 science fiction film that is the sequel to the 1985 film Cocoon. All of the starring actors from the first film reprised their roles in this film, although Brian ...more

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Return to Me is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return to Me David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Jim Belushi Return to Me is a 2000 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Bonnie Hunt and starring David Duchovny and Minnie Driver. It was filmed in Chicago in 1999, and released in April 2000. ...more

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The Return of Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
The Return of Swamp Thing Heather Locklear, Louis Jourdan, Sarah Douglas The Return of Swamp Thing is a sci-fi-comedy film released in 1989, and directed by Jim Wynorski. It is based on the DC Comics title Swamp Thing and is a sequel to the 1982 horror film Swamp ...more

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Return to House on Haunted Hil... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return to House on Haunted Hill Amanda Righetti, Taye Diggs, Cerina Vincent Return to House on Haunted Hill is a 2007 horror film and sequel to the 1999 film House on Haunted Hill. Directed by Víctor García, the film depicts a group of people searching for ...more

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Universal Soldier: The Return is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Universal Soldier: The Return Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bill Goldberg, Michael Jai White Universal Soldier: The Return is a 1999 American science fiction action film directed by Mic Rodgers in his directorial debut. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Jai White, Bill ...more

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Darkman II: The Return of Dura... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Darkman II: The Return of Durant Kim Delaney, Renee O'Connor, Arnold Vosloo Darkman II: The Return of Durant is a 1995 American superhero action film directed by Bradford May. It is a direct-to-video sequel of Darkman. Series creator Sam Raimi serves an executive ...more

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Dragon Ball Z: The Return of C... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler Jōji Yanami, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler, known in Japan as Dragon Ball Z: Clash!! The Power of 10 Billion Warriors, is the sixth Dragon Ball Z movie, originally released in Japan on March 7, 1992 at ...more

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The Return of Jafar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
The Return of Jafar Gilbert Gottfried, Jason Alexander, Frank Welker The Return of Jafar is a 1994 American animated film that is a direct-to-video sequel to the 1992 animated film Aladdin, both produced by The Walt Disney Company. The film was released on May ...more

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Return to Never Land is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return to Never Land Frank Welker, Dan Castellaneta, Jim Cummings Return to Never Land is a 2002 American animated fantasy comedy-drama film produced by DisneyToon Studios in Sydney, Australia and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is a sequel to the ...more

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Return of the One-Armed Swords... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return of the One-Armed Swordsman Jimmy Wang, Tien Feng, Lisa Chiao Chiao Return of the One-Armed Swordsman, also known as One-Armed Swordsman Return, is a 1969 Hong Kong wuxia film directed by Chang Cheh and produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio. The film is a sequel ...more

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The Return of Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
The Return of Godzilla Raymond Burr, Taketoshi Naitô, Eitarô Ozawa The Return of Godzilla, released in Japan as Godzilla, is a Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho. Directed by Koji Hashimoto, with special effects by Teruyoshi Nakano, the film ...more

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The Little Mermaid II: Return ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Clancy Brown, Buddy Hackett, Tara Strong The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea is a 2000 Disney animated feature film and direct-to-video sequel to the 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid. Directed by Jim Kammerud and Brian Smith, ...more

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Return of the Living Dead 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return of the Living Dead 3 Melinda Clarke, Sarah Douglas, Pia Reyes Return of the Living Dead 3 is an American romantic-horror film released in 1993. It was directed by Brian Yuzna and was written by John Penney. The film stars Melinda Clarke as Julie Walker, J. ...more

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Return to Oz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return to Oz Fairuza Balk, Piper Laurie, Nicol Williamson Return to Oz is a 1985 fantasy adventure film based on L. Frank Baum's Oz books, mainly The Marvelous Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz. The plot begins with Dorothy's return to the Land of Oz, and her ...more

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The Return of the Vampire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
The Return of the Vampire Bela Lugosi, Nina Foch, Billy Bevan The Return of the Vampire is a horror film released in 1944 by Columbia Pictures. It is in black and white, and describes an Englishwoman's two encounters with a vampire. The first encounter ...more

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XXX: The Return of Xander Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
XXX: The Return of Xander Cage Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone xXx: Return of Xander Cage is a 2017 American action film directed by D. J. Caruso. Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, ...more

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Return from Witch Mountain is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return from Witch Mountain Christopher Lee, Bette Davis, Kim Richards Return from Witch Mountain is the 1978 sequel to Walt Disney Productions' 1975 film, Escape to Witch Mountain. It was written by Malcolm Marmorstein and is based on the novel by Alexander Key. ...more

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Return to Halloweentown is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return to Halloweentown Debbie Reynolds, Sara Paxton, Summer Bishil Return to Halloweentown is a Disney Channel Original Movie that premiered on October 20, 2006. It is the fourth and final installment in the Halloweentown series. In this sequel, Marnie Piper ...more

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Legend of the Fist: The Return... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen Shu Qi, Donnie Yen, Anthony Wong Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen is a 2010 Hong Kong martial arts film directed and produced by Andrew Lau, and starring Donnie Yen as Chen Zhen, a role made famous by Bruce Lee in ...more

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Return of the Killer Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return of the Killer Tomatoes George Clooney, John Astin, Gary Condit Return of the Killer Tomatoes!, a horror comedy, was the first sequel to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

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Return to Two Moon Junction is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return to Two Moon Junction Melinda Clarke, Louise Fletcher, Wendy Davis Return to Two Moon Junction is a 1995 romantic drama film which serves as a sequel to the 1988 film Two Moon Junction. The plot concerns a New York fashion model who returns to her Georgia home ...more

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Return to Paradise is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return to Paradise Joaquin Phoenix, Vince Vaughn, Jada Pinkett Smith Return to Paradise is a 1998 drama-thriller film directed by Joseph Ruben, written by Wesley Strick and Bruce Robinson, and starring Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche and Joaquin Phoenix. Return to ...more

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Slayers Return is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Slayers Return Megumi Hayashibara, Kenji Utsumi, Kazuki Yao Slayers Return, also known as Slayers Movie 2 - The Return, is a 1996 Japanese comic fantasy anime film written by Hajime Kanzaka and directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and Hiroshi Watanabe. It is the ...more

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The Return of the Killer Klown... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
The Return of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space in 3D The Return of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space in 3D is a 2013 comedy film written by Grant Cramer and directed by Stephen Chiodo.

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Return to the 36th Chamber is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return to the 36th Chamber Chia Hui Liu, Hsiao Ho Return to the 36th Chamber is a 1980 Shaw Brothers Studio Hong Kong martial arts comedy film starring Gordon Liu. It was directed by Lau Kar-Leung and written by Ni Kuang. The film is the second ...more

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Return of the Living Dead: Rav... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return of the Living Dead: Rave from the Grave Peter Coyote, Jenny Mollen, Cory Hardrict Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave is a 2005 zombie horror film directed by Ellory Elkayem, starring Cory Hardrict, John Keefe, Jenny Mollen, and Peter Coyote. It is the fifth ...more

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Return to Glennascaul is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return to Glennascaul Orson Welles, Michael Laurence, Isobel Couser Return to Glennascaul, also known as Orson Welles' Ghost Story, is a 1951 short film starring Orson Welles. It was written and directed by Hilton Edwards and produced by Micheál ...more

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Return of the Living Dead: Nec... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis Jana Kramer, Peter Coyote, Cory Hardrict Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis, is a 2005 zombie television horror film directed by Ellory Elkayem, starring Aimee Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, John Keefe, Jana Kramer, and Peter Coyote. ...more

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The Return is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
The Return Konstantin Lavronenko, Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov The Return is a 2003 Russian drama film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev and released internationally in 2004. It tells the story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a ...more

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No Deposit, No Return is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
No Deposit, No Return David Niven, Don Knotts, Kim Richards No Deposit, No Return is a 1976 comedy film directed by Norman Tokar. It was written by Arthur Alsberg and Don Nelson. It is the story of two children who hold themselves for ransom, reluctantly ...more

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Superman/Shazam!: The Return o... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam Danica McKellar, James Garner, Jerry O'Connell Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam is a 2010 short animated film, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos and written by Michael Jelenic, featuring George Newbern and Jerry O'Connell reprising ...more

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River of No Return is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
River of No Return Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, Rory Calhoun River of No Return is a 1954 American Western film directed by Otto Preminger and starring Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. The screenplay by Frank Fenton is based on a story by Louis Lantz, ...more

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The Return of the Musketeers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
The Return of the Musketeers Christopher Lee, Kim Cattrall, Oliver Reed The Return of the Musketeers is a 1989 film adaptation loosely based on the novel Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas. It is the third Musketeers film directed by Richard Lester, following ...more

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Return to Sleepaway Camp is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Return to Sleepaway Camp Isaac Hayes, Vincent Pastore, Chad I Ginsburg Return to Sleepaway Camp is a 2008 horror film written and directed by Robert Hiltzik. A follow-up to 1983's Sleepaway Camp, it ignores the events of previous sequels Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy ...more

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Atlantis: Milo's Return is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Atlantis: Milo's Return Frank Welker, Clancy Brown, John Mahoney Atlantis: Milo's Return, released in 2003, is Disney's twentieth animated direct-to-video sequel. It is a sequel to the 2001 animated film Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Originally, Disney was ...more

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The Return of Doctor X is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
The Return of Doctor X Humphrey Bogart, Wayne Morris The Return of Doctor X is a 1939 American science fiction-horror film directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Wayne Morris, Rosemary Lane, and Humphrey Bogart as the title character. It was ...more

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Warriors of Virtue: The Return... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
Warriors of Virtue: The Return to Tao Kevin Smith, Nathan Phillips, Nina Liu Warriors of Virtue: The Return to Tao is a 2002 fantasy martial arts film, the straight-to-DVD sequel to the 1997 film Warriors of Virtue. This is the last film to star actor Kevin Smith, who ...more

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No Return is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
No Return Wendell Willat, Stephanie Colet, Tim Palcic

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The Return of Clint the Strang... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies With Return in the Title
The Return of Clint the Stranger Klaus Kinski, Daniel Martín, George Martin The Return of Clint the Stranger is a 1972 Italian-Spanish Western film directed by Alfonso Balcázar and starring Klaus Kinski.