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List Rules Only 4th movies in a series or franchise

Not every film franchise has the where with all to make it to a fourth movie. But when they do it's often considered an amazing rebirth of a film series or it completely kills the quadrilogy. Usually when a series makes it this far, it has built a degree of goodwill with its fans and if a fourth film does arrive, fans will go see it regardless of what film critics or naysayers may argue about the merits of the franchise. The number of the movies that have made it to a fourth film are action movies with a major movie star.

Movies franchise that started in the '80s are well represented on this list. And with good reason A lot of the movies that made it to its fourth incarnation are pretty great. Star Trek IV:The Voyage Home, Rambo and Rocky IV are two examples of awesome fourth films from that time, while Lethal Weapon 4 and Live Free or Die Hard may not have been made in that time period, but they both started in the '80s. No can dispute that in the pantheon of greatest fourth films, that these two are up there. 

You can vote up or down your favorite 4th movie sequel and determine the greatest part 4 of all time.
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Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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Lethal Weapon 4 Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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DerekLoganHancock added Mad Max: Fury Road Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tom Hardy

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Live Free or Die Hard Bruce Willis, Maggie Q, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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Thunderball Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Pr... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fourth Films of All Time
wiabux added Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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Rambo Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Graham McTavish

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willyboymcoy added Dogma Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Rock

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Kaptain Curtis added The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom

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Fast & Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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Sudden Impact Clint Eastwood, Mara Corday, Sondra Locke

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wiabux added Ice Age: Continental Drift Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Drake

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Terminator Salvation Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter, Bryce Dallas Howard

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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willyboymcoy added Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Sharon Stone, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith

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Scream 4 Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox

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wiabux added Resident Evil: Afterlife Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller

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Kaptain Curtis added The Bourne Legacy Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Jeremy Renner

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Vegas Vacation Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, Randy Quaid

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf

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Bootsdad added Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Danielle Harris, Donald Pleasence, Kathleen Kinmont

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wiabux added Underworld: Awakening Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

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wiabux added Shrek Forever After Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Julie Andrews

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Alien: Resurrection Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver, Ron Perlman

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American Wedding Alyson Hannigan, January Jones, Willam Belli

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Star Wars Episode I: The Phant... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fourth Films of All Time
wiabux added Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor

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The Final Destination Ali Larter, Krista Allen, Shantel VanSanten

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harmoniaclaire added The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

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wiabux added Saw IV Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer

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willyboymcoy added A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Brooke Bundy

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wiabux added The Sum of All Fears Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber

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Bootsdad added Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Judie Aronson

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wiabux added Bride of Chucky Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Tilly, John Ritter

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Kaptain Curtis added Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Jessica Alba, Ricky Gervais, Antonio Banderas

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wiabux added Paranormal Activity 4 Sprague Grayden, Kathryn Newton, Katie Featherston

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Kaptain Curtis added New Police Story Jackie Chan, Nicholas Tse, Daniel Wu

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Cia Created Alqaida is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fourth Films of All Time
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Kaptain Curtis added Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Jim Broadbent

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wiabux added Jaws: The Revenge Michael Caine, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles

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wiabux added The Next Karate Kid Hilary Swank, Pat Morita, Walton Goggins

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Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Charles Bronson, Danny Trejo, Mark Pellegrino

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Kaptain Curtis added The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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Omen IV: The Awakening Michael Lerner, Jim Byrnes, Don S. Davis