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

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

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.

An improvement on the series and turned the tables a bit. Also a fun action film

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3 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

The movie had much more to offer than the first it gave us scenes that gave us chills introduced new interesting characters showed charcter development and we got to see scenes surprising like who Luke's father is and how Han got frozen in my opinion best sequel made

Why isn't this number 1?

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4 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.

How is this not Number 1?

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5 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

I believe it is better than the first one.The only real problem is how easily all these aliens go down. - DapperPickle

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6 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

Yep this is number one - 2storm

7 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 Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back

It's so good, it's on here twice.

So good people have to say it's on here twice. Because they have nothing better to say.

So good it's on here twice. - DapperPickle

So good it's on here twice - 906389

9 Spiderman 2

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

93 rating still underrated

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.

10 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.

It has the smallest lack of originality, even though the Toy Story trilogy is very strong.

The Contenders

11 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire V 1 Comment
12 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
13 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!

Where's our hover boards

14 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
15 Shrek 2

puss in boots really steps this movie up I loved it! - arsenal193

Childhood sequel. As good as the original.

16 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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

17 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!

18 Saw II
19 Superman II

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

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