Best Movie Sequels (Second Movie Only)

What are the best second movies of any series? Star Wars counts as two separate trilogies.

The Top Ten

1 The Dark Knight The Dark Knight

Batman Begins was a great introduction, but it wouldn't be Batman without the menacing and truly terrifying Joker, portrayed by Heath Ledger.

The only movie I've seen at the cinemas that has lived up to the hype - docghost

It was a tough call between the empire strikes back and this, but in the end, the dark knight wins hands down

I knew it. This is 100% better than Batman begins

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2 Terminator 2 Terminator 2

This is a great movie and one of my all time favorite. It is better then the 1st (it was also very good). But what is New Moon doing here, it should be on worst sequels.

I think it was even better than the first! - alexa

A great twist on a good original.

Terminator was great, but it was missing a lot. T2 solved most everything. - MojoSpaederman

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3 The Empire Strikes Back The Empire Strikes Back

This I have to say is the best sequel of all time and I know there's films out there like dark knight T2 return of the king and such but this I thought was amazing I love the way it has a way more darker tone than the first which was also great but I don't think it's as good as this film and this is also one of my favorite movies and I like the way this movie is trying too appeal to both kids and adults which that could be hard to do sometimes but it turned out that both kids and adults loved it and what I also like about this film is that challenges kids to get through the dark stuff in the film and that's what a lot of kids films that had come out around the time did and Jim henson creator of films and shows like the muppets sesame street the dark crystal and labyrinth who surprisingly worked on this film yeah he did the original puppet yoda and I think I read somewhere that he and don bluth said it's not healthy for anyone especially kids to not be scared and that I think is real ...more

LoL I just remembered that this is technically the second Star Wars movie - Mcgillacuddy

My favorite movie ever. enough said

One Of The Best Movies Ever Made

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4 The Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers The Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers

A masterpiece created from a book that is even better than the awesome writhings of Tolkien. - Littlelogger

5 Aliens Aliens

Alien: 8 people, 1 Alien (Good)

Aliens: 12 people, buttload of aliens (AWESOME)

Aliens lives up to the hype that it got

This is one of the best triolgies ever, and this movie proves it. - theTwister

Should be in the top 3 at least. It's definitely a better sequel than Dead Man's Chest, Toy Story 2, or Superman II. - nallimcamybloc

Not just best sequel but one of best movies of all time. It's Game over man, game over.

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6 The Godfather II The Godfather II

You can't be serious to be put the Godfather number 5. It is the first ever sequel to win Best Picture.

What Godfather 1 was considered the best movie of all time. Even part 2 kinda sucks. Nothing can beat part 1.

This can be argued to be the best movie of all time.

7 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

A severely underrated movie overall but definitely an underrated sequel. I am glad to see it made the top ten. - BKAllmighty

I have the dunken swagger walk down packed. Captain jack sparrow is the best of the best. This is my all time favorite movie. Awesome job Johnny Depp. I just have to meet you one day. You did one hella job.

8 Spiderman 2 Spiderman 2

Better than the original with greater characters and a stronger plot. - Shadsilvson11

This movie came out when I was about ten years old. and it still amazes me in its quality. good acting, good cinematography, good special effects, and above all else, compelling plot.

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9 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
10 Toy Story 2 Toy Story 2

Not as good ad the first, but still great! - MrGmo7

I like this one over number 3. Out of the 3 this one is the most underrated.

The Contenders

11 Back to the Future Part II Back to the Future Part II

The first movie is undeniably an all-time classic, which has more class than any movie from the 00's. However, Part 2 delivers even more of a punch when you have to deal with a time paradox, in an alternate time-line. You can't beat these sequels!

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12 Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back V 1 Comment
13 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
14 The Lost World - Jurassic Park The Lost World - Jurassic Park

very underrated movie.
All 3 JP movies were great! - Alexandr

I think part 1 and 2 sucks. But my rating is a tie breaker, so I don't which one is better, but Jurassic Park 3 is the worst. Its too short and boring.

In total agreement with the guy below me, execpt for all three, JP3 sucks! Regardless, check tis movie out!

15 Superman II Superman II

Better then the first and the best in the series!!!!

16 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Ok this movie was not good but it not terrible or anything it just kinda of felt flat to me and it's really just a holiday cash grab I mean even the filmmakers admitted that their just trying to cash with the first film and that's what it feels like just the first movie it's just that they changed it a little bit I mean the first 15 minutes is like the first film and I thought the first film was at least 10 times better because it had a better story it was funnier not like this wasn't funny at all no the slapstick was funny at times some of the jokes were fine tim curry is hilarious in this probably one of his best and kevin played by macaulay culkin I thought was charming in some scenes but again I can tell he's not really trying his best because most of you know he was in a lot of movies when he was kid so I think up until this movie came along he was already like no I don't need to try I'm a star now but yeah that could be the case but even here I thought he was still a good actor ...more

Almost as good and classic as the first. And, in some ways, better. - GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER

Home Alone part 1 was better, part 2 is spoiling me New York, I'm going there in 2 days.

17 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

What is this doing under new moon? Vote this up!

18 Saw II Saw II
19 The Road Warrior The Road Warrior

I think the first is better

20 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Why I'd this at 20 this movie is worse than cancer, aids, and cheating on loved ones

The first sucked. The second sucked even more. And if you voted for this, you're a racist - MojoSpaederman

betar than the first and the fisrt was baest - seether62

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