Top Ten Good Movies With Bad Sequels

This list compiles the strongest cases of good, quality movies that get disgraced with bad sequels.

The Top Ten

1 The Matrix

I thought the sequel was good and the ending was good just unsatisfying - rubymac

The first one was so good then they just ruined it with the sequels

The sequels are just overrated. - BoltMarksman

You may hate the sequels, but in my opinion they all make sense. Reloaded was my top favourite for its action scenes. But the problem is Neo fighting CGI agents who look fake.
I actually like all of The Matrix films, although still has issues

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2 Jaws

Why is The Dark Knight on this list? Every single movie in that trilogy is amazing.

The second was ok, the third was bad. And I REFUSE to comment on the fourth one. - Mumbizz01

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3 Dumb and Dumber

The prequel was terrible because they had different actors, but I'm sure that Dumb and Dumber To will be great coming 2014. - irishheiler

Loved so much the first, hated the sequel, but I still love the movie, it's so funny.

The prequel was terrible but Dumb & Dumber To was pretty good. - thedeadthebadandthedexter00

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4 Basic Instinct

The first was a tense, erotic thriller, which kept you guessing right to the end. Did she? Didn't she? Will the main actors really raise rugrats? Brilliant twists and turns; a real rollercoaster ride of a film. One to watch again and again, even though you know the ending.
The sequel? I don't know if it was any good because I fell asleep! - Britgirl

5 Speed

This is a fantastic movie and the sequel makes The Matrix Revolution look like The Godfather, Speed 2 is the worst film I have seen - idontknow

They went from a high speed adrenaline rush movie in a high speed bus to a slow moving cruise ship.

What kind of movie goes from a high-speed bad ass movie from a lame, run-of-the-mill sequel that feels more for children?!

6 Divergent

Bad in general I couldn't finish the first movie

7 A Nightmare On Elm Street
8 Home Alone

Home alone 2 was, in my opinion, even better than the first one in some ways, but 3-5 (yes, there's a FIVE now) are horrendous.

The first two were good, but the rest were awful. - puppieslovemeA

Home alone 1 and 2 were pretty good 1 was the best though

It was good til home alone 4

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9 The Blues Brothers

Blues brothers 2000 is that sequel that wasn't really a good idea, nobody wanted, and was completely unnecessary with only half the blues brothers.

Blues brothers 2000 is one if the most phoned in, unnecessary sequel of all time.

Never needed a sequel. This movie was good itself. - Tacocheese

10 Cars

As a child, I LOVED cars. I remember watching it over and over again. So I expected more from cars 2, and I was disappointed. Cars 3 better be good.

Even Michael Bay's movies are better than this boring movie. - Mumbizz01

The first One was My Childhood and I still love it
The second I want To Smash A Copy Of

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The Contenders

11 Cocoon
12 Ice Age

The original is one of my favorite movies but the sequels? No. Just no. - RiverClanRocks

Oh yeah! This movie does have some really BAD sequels!

I swear, these Ice Age is catching up to Final Fantasy in how many sequels they have. But unlike FF, their products are not always amazing. In fact, they stopped being good at around the 2nd sequel.

The sequels are better than the crappy original. - darthvadern

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13 Friday the 13th
14 Shrek

Should've stayed as a sequel or trilogy.

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15 Dark Knight

The Dark Knight is a squeal, doesn't anyone on here know that? - Mumbizz01

The Dark Knight IS the sequel, and the drk knight rises was very good (even if it was a little dissapointing) - thedeadthebadandthedexter00

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16 Insidious

The first movie wasn't even that great, it didn't deserve 2 sequels.

17 Halloween

The first is great and one of the best movies of all time, the second film of the franchise is great again one of the best horrors movies sequels ever made, but the others doesn't needed to exist.

For me The Halloween Franchise ended in the second film from 1981*.

18 Iron Man

The third is good but second is suck - Thirdwind

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19 Hotel Transylvania

I like the first movie, but I didn't care for the second one

Oh e, the first one was a masterpiece, it meant so much for me, I remember back in 2013 when I was sick, this was the movie I watched over and ove agian and it is LEGENDARY, then it was 2015 and I watched the second movie and it was so dissapointing, it didn't have the Hotel Transylvania-feel in it, I hope the third one will be good. - darthvadern

20 Caddyshack
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Top Remixes

1. Divergent
2. Jaws
3. The Matrix
1. The Matrix
2. Basic Instinct
3. Jaws
1. Dumb and Dumber
2. Home Alone
3. Shrek



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