Best First Installments In Movie Franchises


The Top Ten

1 Star Wars: A New Hope

Way better than The Godfather - asantalo

This movie is an Iconic Masterpiece

The one that started Star Wars - PeeledBanana

2 The Godfather

The best movie ever made. - iliekpiez

Greatest movie of all time! don't understand why star wars is number 1..

This should really be one, not two moo k

3 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Best first movie of a franchise! LOTR Forever! - Tolkienite

Such a passionate attention to detail adapted from the book.
Every shot is a painting, the characters are brilliant, the music is near unmatched and remains on of the greatest films ever made - 11ahmu

4 Back to the Future
5 Raiders of the Lost Ark
6 Jurassic Park
7 Jaws
8 The Matrix

Awesome movie

9 Toy Story

This movie is amazing - 11ahmu

10 The Terminator

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

They shouldn't have made anymore, only the first one was good!

12 Godzilla (2014)
13 Godzilla (1954)
14 Fantasia (1940)
15 Spider-Man
16 Iron Man
17 Dr. No
18 Shrek
19 Hotel Transylvania
20 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
21 Rocky
22 Marvel's The Avenger's
23 The Lion King
24 Batman Begins
25 A Fistful of Dollars
26 First Blood
27 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

The beginning of the magic of the Harry Potter series. It may not be flawless but it provides the perfect start for one of the greatest fiction franchises ever. Sorcerer's or Philosopher's Stone is also a classic that will stand the test of time.

28 Transformers
29 Madagascar
30 Ice Age
31 Police Academy
32 Robocop
33 Friday the 13th
34 Dirty Harry
35 A Nightmare on Elm Street
36 Captain America: The First Avenger
37 Psycho (1960)

A lot of you are thinking this was a single movie. And it really should have been. But in the 80s, somebody made a bunch of unnecessary sequels and an even more unnecessary remake in the 90s. Therefore, it counts as the only good movie in the franchise.

38 Final Destination
39 Saw
40 Men in Black
41 Guardians of the Galaxy
42 The Lego Movie
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