Top Ten Movie Franchises

Ever watch a movie and couldn't wait for the sequel? Here is my top 10 movie franchises.

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1Star Wars

Such an iconic movie saga, the OT is probably the most famous trilogy to ever exist and I'm pretty sure everyone has watched at least one Star Wars film in their life. You probably life under a rock if you've never heard of Star Wars. It is truly iconic, from its films to its characters to scenes to score to planets to quotes ("No, I am your father") And I would say that Star Wars (1977, Episode 4 A new hope) is probably one of the most iconic films of all time and one of the best along with Empire. Yeah the prequels were a let down but The Force Awakens is the biggest movie of all time and this again will, even though created in the 70s, still hold up to our everyday lives like no other before, just check out the success of it - movies, T.V. shows, merchandising, I've never met a person to say Star Wars is bad and that they hate it (excluding those who have only seen the prequels, I recommend to watch the OT first) and celebrities love it, just who doesn't love the BEST film saga to ...more

With the exception of Episodes 1 & 2 Star Wars is the greatest movie franchise of all time with its brilliant story and memorable characters. - egnomac

New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones & Revenge of the Sith - Shakester

So many of the franchises on this list are overrated! Like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel movies, etc.

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2The Lord of the Rings

One of the few franchises where the movies are just as good as the books. The Harry Potter movies left out so many important plot points (partially because some idiot thought it would be a good idea to make movies before all the books were out), has some painful special effects in the earlier movies, and started the annoying trend of splitting the last book into two movies. Back to Lord of the Rings, the books are just brilliant and so full of detail, and the movies manage to translate this pretty well.

Three of the best movies that have ever been given to mankind. A great introduction to the story, a fantastic journey story, and a satisfying, tear jerking conclusion

The whole Middle-Earth saga is the best film series ever. - DesL42

Return of king: 9/10 two towers: 6/10 fellowship of ring :8/10 hobbit series: 7/10

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3Harry Potter

This series should be at the top. Despite the last few movies' being sorta disappointments, this series is the t has got everything you face in life!

Harry potter is a great series trough the life of a boy forced down a hard path which his friends agree to go with him on

The books are amazing, even if they did borrow a lot of material from The Lord of the Rings. The movies, on the other hand, suck. The tone and feel is all wrong, and some of the characters are just... weird. Like Voldemort.

I think this is overrated, it's aimed at children and it doesn't fit between all these epic franchises.

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4Indiana Jones

Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, Last Crusade & Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Shakester

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5James Bond

Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights, License to Kill, Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale & Quantum of Solace - Shakester

You forgot Skyfall and Spectre - Lord28

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Batman:8/10 batman returns: 9/10 batman forever 4/10 batman and robin: terrible!,

Greatest Superhero Movie franchise

7Marvel Cinematic Universe

Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel's The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War Part I, Captain Marvel, Inhumans, Avengers: Infinity War Part II.

This should be first. Star wars is lame.

This is a franchise unlike many others on this list.The only franchise that could beat it is Star Wars and even that I am not sure - Triceratops

8Pirates of the Caribbean

One of the best movies I have ever seen (love jack sparrow)

Pirates1: curse of black pearl,Pirates 2: dead mans chest, Pirates 3: at world end, pirates 4:on stranger tides.

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9Jurassic Park

One of my favorites, maybe it is my favorite! - cosmo

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10The Godfather

GodFather 1 and 2 are the two best movies of all time besides The Shawshank Redemption. - booklover1

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11Back to the Future

Back to the Future I, II & III - Shakester

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12Toy Story

Am I the only person who hates Toy Story? The plot, the characters, the soundtrack, all of it just... ugh.

I flippin love toy story but if someone hates it I can understand.

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13The Matrix

The Matrix, The Matrix Reload & The Matrix Revolutions - Shakester

15The Fast and the Furious

Favorite franchise will end with 9 movies

The Fast and The Furious,2Fast2Furious, The Fast and The Furious Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious and Fast Five - jared5

Things Really Got Good When The 5th Movie Came Out


Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator 3 Rise of The Machines and Terminator Salvation - jared5

@Jared Terminator 1 and 2 is all we need.

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17The Dark Knight

My Opinions on all 3 movies
Batman Begins: 8/10
The Dark Knight: 10/10
Dark Knight RISES: 4/10

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18The Bourne Trilogy

The bourne identity, bourne supremacy, and bourne ultimatum. This franchise has some of the best fight scenes and car chases. If you haven't seen it, see it.


This is one of the amazing and shocking movie series ever it is my all time favorite series!

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20A Nightmare on Elm Street
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