Top Ten Good Movies With Bad Sequels

This list compiles the strongest cases of good, quality movies that get disgraced with bad sequels.

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1The Matrix

I thought the sequel was good and the ending was good just unsatisfying - rubymac

The first one was so good then they just ruined it with the sequels

The sequels are just overrated. - BoltMarksman

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Why is The Dark Knight on this list? Every single movie in that trilogy is amazing.

The second was ok, the third was bad. And I REFUSE to comment on the fourth one. - Mumbizz01

3Dumb and Dumber

The prequel was terrible because they had different actors, but I'm sure that Dumb and Dumber To will be great coming 2014. - irishheiler

Loved so much the first, hated the sequel, but I still love the movie, it's so funny.

The prequel was terrible but Dumb & Dumber To was pretty good. - thedeadthebadandthedexter00

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4Basic Instinct

The first was a tense, erotic thriller, which kept you guessing right to the end. Did she? Didn't she? Will the main actors really raise rugrats? Brilliant twists and turns; a real rollercoaster ride of a film. One to watch again and again, even though you know the ending.
The sequel? I don't know if it was any good because I fell asleep! - Britgirl


This is a fantastic movie and the sequel makes The Matrix Revolution look like The Godfather, Speed 2 is the worst film I have seen - idontknow

They went from a high speed adrenaline rush movie in a high speed bus to a slow moving cruise ship.


Bad in general I couldn't finish the first movie

7A Nightmare On Elm Street
8Home Alone

Home alone 2 was, in my opinion, even better than the first one in some ways, but 3-5 (yes, there's a FIVE now) are horrendous.

Home alone 1 and 2 were pretty good 1 was the best though

I didn't mind Home alone 2 but the rest were terrible.

It was good til home alone 4

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9The Blues Brothers

Blues brothers 2000 is that sequel that wasn't really a good idea, nobody wanted, and was completely unnecessary with only half the blues brothers.

Blues brothers 2000 is one if the most phoned in, unnecessary sequel of all time.

Never needed a sequel. This movie was good itself. - Tacocheese


As a child, I LOVED cars. I remember watching it over and over again. So I expected more from cars 2, and I was disappointed. Cars 3 better be good.

Even Michael Bay's movies are better than this boring movie. - Mumbizz01

The first One was My Childhood and I still love it
The second I want To Smash A Copy Of

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The Contenders

12Friday the 13th
13Ice Age

The original is one of my favorite movies but the sequels? No. Just no. - RiverClanRocks

Oh yeah! This movie does have some really BAD sequels!

I swear, these Ice Age is catching up to Final Fantasy in how many sequels they have. But unlike FF, their products are not always amazing. In fact, they stopped being good at around the 2nd sequel.

I liked it up to dawn of the dinosaurs

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Should've stayed as a sequel or trilogy.

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15Dark Knight

The Dark Knight is a squeal, doesn't anyone on here know that? - Mumbizz01

The Dark Knight IS the sequel, and the drk knight rises was very good (even if it was a little dissapointing) - thedeadthebadandthedexter00

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The first movie wasn't even that great, it didn't deserve 2 sequels.


The first is great and one of the best movies of all time, the second film of the franchise is great again one of the best horrors movies sequels ever made, but the others doesn't needed to exist.

For me The Halloween Franchise ended in the second film from 1981*.

19Iron Man

The third is good but second is suck - Thirdwind

20Star Wars

Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi= Timeless Classics.
Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clone= Huge mistakes of George Lucas's behalf
Revenge of the Sith= Meh

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Top Remixes

1. Divergent
2. Jaws
3. The Matrix
1. The Matrix
2. Basic Instinct
3. Jaws
1. Dumb and Dumber
2. Home Alone
3. Shrek



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