Best First Installments In Movie Franchises

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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 Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

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

9 The Matrix

Awesome movie

10 Toy Story

This movie is amazing - 11ahmu

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 The Terminator
12 Godzilla (2014)
13 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.

14 Godzilla (1954)
15 Fantasia (1940)
16 Men in Black
17 Iron Man
18 Spider-Man
19 Dr. No
20 Shrek
21 Hotel Transylvania
22 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
23 Batman Begins
24 Rocky
25 Marvel's The Avenger's
26 The Lion King
27 A Fistful of Dollars
28 First Blood
29 Transformers
30 Madagascar
31 Ice Age
32 Police Academy
33 Robocop
34 Friday the 13th
35 Dirty Harry
36 A Nightmare on Elm Street
37 Captain America: The First Avenger
38 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.

39 Final Destination
40 Saw
41 Guardians of the Galaxy
42 The Lego Movie
43 Spider-Man: Homecoming
44 The Secret Life Of Pets
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1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
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1. Star Wars: A New Hope
2. Godzilla (2014)
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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2. Star Wars: A New Hope
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
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