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

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

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

The sequels are just overrated. - BoltMarksman

First One was best by far, the second one wasn't bad, the third one...well... Was bad because
1 - Neo died
2 - it had a bad ending
3 - it ruined the first and second one.

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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

Steven Spielberg did an amazing job on this classic but did a squeal that was O.K and then gave us the third one which was just trash, then he gave us jaws : the revenge which was trash dumped on Justin beiber! I hope Steven doesn't give us another one... Because if he does... ILL BURN DOWN THE MOVIE THEATERS!

Terrible sequels

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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

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

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

The prequel was bad and the sequel was even worst. - egnomac

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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

I don't think I added this one to the list. I'm pretty sure the first movie was crap, too. - BKAllmighty

Bad in general I couldn't finish the first movie

7 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 2 Home Alone movies were good but then they had new actors - PeeledBanana

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

I liked both 1 and 2, with 3 being serviceable enough. The T.V. movies following those are total garbage. I can't believe I actually sat through the fourth one. - BKAllmighty

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8 A Nightmare On Elm Street

Dream warriors was the best because of Dokken

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 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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The Contenders

11 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.

Yes, Cars 2 sucked but the first Cars was really amazing. The third Cars is really good as well: - FJS19

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

1 was 'meh'. It was the first Pixar release not to get universally-positive reviews from critics and audiences. The ONLY reason it got sequels was because it sold a butt-load of merch. - BKAllmighty

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12 Cocoon
13 Iron Man

The third is good but second is suck - Thirdwind

I felt Iron Man 3 was worse.

IronMan franchise went downhill after this film

14 The Dark Knight

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

Dark Knight Is A Sequel - BeatlesFan1964

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

15 Shrek

Should've stayed as a sequel or trilogy.

Love shreck SUCK IT

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16 Friday the 13th
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 Insidious

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

19 Final Destination

FD 3 was better than this one - robertoiglesias271

20 Transformers

Actually the third installment in this film series is the best one - Thirdwind

The first was good. The sequels were disappointing.

It's too bad the sequels ruined it's reputation.

My Feelings For Each Film

Revenge Of The Fallen-3/10-Awful
Dark Of The Moon-5.5/10-Mediocre/Okay
Age Of Extinction-2/10-Painful

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