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 Product Image

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

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

Close 123 for me between Dark Knight, T2 and Aliens. But I can't get over Heath Ledgers portrayal of the Joker.

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

2 The Empire Strikes Back The Empire Strikes Back Product Image

Top 5 Movie Sequels (Second Movie Only)
1. Empire Strikes Back
2. Back to the Future 2
3. Dark Knight
4. Spider-Man: Far From Home
5. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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

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

The original Star Wars was a classic with revolutionary special effects that made it what it is. As much as I liked the original, the sequal added more characts and added on to the orignal story, infact it's my favorite movie. I actually felt like the end opened up the story for the sixth movie more than it concluded the story itself though.

3 Terminator 2 Terminator 2 Product Image

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.

My favourite movie ever. Though the first was a classic, this is even better. Legendary.

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

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

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

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

Battle of Helms Deep still holds up. This movie has aged really well.

Every movie in the trilogy is perfect. But I think Two Towers is the most darkest LOTR movie.

Yep this is number one

5 Aliens Aliens Product Image

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.

This is "the" movie of the series. Its *the* best sequel because of the context it's in.

Sigourney Weaver, James Cameron, machine guns and tons of aliens. This one is a shoe in.

Alien: 8 people, 1 Alien (Good)

Aliens: 12 people, buttload of aliens (AWESOME)

Aliens lives up to the hype that it got

6 The Godfather II The Godfather II Product Image

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

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

The fact that it is nearly on par with the original shows how good the movie is.

Robert de Niro as Vito just stole the heart away...Best sequel ever!

7 Toy Story 2 Toy Story 2 Product Image

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

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

Not as good ad the first, but still great!

Better than the first in my opinion.

8 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Product Image

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.

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

9 Spiderman 2 Spiderman 2 Product Image

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

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 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Product Image

Should be number 1

The Contenders

11 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Captain America: The Winter Soldier Product Image
12 Back to the Future Part II Back to the Future Part II Product Image

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

13 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Product Image

Heck yes! Why isn't this above stupid Star Wars?

I highly doubt that many sequels can top the classic "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" and compared to Harry Potter, Star Wars is the significant one.

14 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Product Image

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

This movie was good as the as the original. Too bad that this was already the last Home Alone movie that was great.

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

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

15 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Product Image

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

cool movie

16 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Product Image
17 Shrek 2 Shrek 2 Product Image

It may not be my favourite second film, but I voted for it anyway because unlike most other sequels, I thought it was way better and more original than its predecessor. Unfortunately, the franchise went way downhill after that.

This one is the best Shrek title. In my opinion, it is way better than How to Spank Your Dragon 2 and the Butt Baby.

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

Childhood sequel. As good as the original.

18 The Lost World - Jurassic Park The Lost World - Jurassic Park Product Image

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.

very underrated movie.
All 3 JP movies were great!

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

19 Saw II Saw II Product Image
20 Superman II Superman II Product Image

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

21 Godzilla: King of the Monsters

The movie was really good. Critics mean nothing and they are clueless. This is what a true fan deserves. Better than the first movie (2014) and a million times better than Skull Island. Godzilla KOTM is already my favorite movie of all time!

22 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Product Image
23 Rocky II Rocky II Product Image

Does just about everything right. it's a masterpiece just like the first one. there are some moments that move you and moments of inspiration. it captures the atmosphere of the slams. it captures the determination of one human being not to lose at all againts all pain and mental suffer of being nothing in real life.

Like Rocky 1,Rocky 2 Rocks 2.

24 The Road Warrior The Road Warrior Product Image

I think the first is better

25 X2 - X-Men United X2 - X-Men United Product Image

For fans who treasured the adult-themed story lines from the comics in the early 80's, Brian Singer nailed the x-men, finally giving us what we wanted.

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