Best First Installments In Movie Franchises


The Top Ten

1 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

2 Star Wars: A New Hope

This movie is an Iconic Masterpiece

The one that started Star Wars - PeeledBanana

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

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

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

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 Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

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

The Contenders

11 The Terminator
12 Iron Man
13 Dr. No
14 Batman Begins
15 Shrek
16 Hotel Transylvania
17 Rocky
18 The Lion King
19 Spider-Man
20 A Fistful of Dollars
21 First Blood
22 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.

23 Transformers
24 Marvel's The Avenger's
25 Madagascar
26 Ice Age
27 Godzilla (2014)
28 Police Academy
29 Robocop
30 Friday the 13th
31 Dirty Harry
32 A Nightmare on Elm Street
33 Captain America: The First Avenger
34 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
35 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.

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1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
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