Greatest Movie Sequels

To be on this list, the movie has to be as good or better than its prequel.

The Top Ten

1 Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

A darker tone and more fleshed out plot and characters make this probably the best Star Wars film. - Jackamalio

Even though it isn't my favorite sequel a lot of people think it's the best, so that's why I put it here.

This entire list is just perfect - MojoSpaederman

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2 Terminator 2 - Judgment Day

Come with me if you want to live. - Cyri

I haven't seen this movie yet or even the first one, but I'm excited to see them, and I here this one is the best of the Terminator franchise.

Best movie ever made

Who Else Could have been nr. 1?

3 Aliens

Aliens is an epic sequel - maybe even better than original. Great story, well developed characters, cool action moments, cool acting - Alexandr

Your more likley to die from flying Alien blood than actual Aliens... awesome movie, not a hard choice

4 The Dark Knight

Second movie in the Dark Knight trilogy, and in my opinion is easily the best of the three. - Metarock

The dark is such an amazing movie guys... Joker is outstanding - "WHY SO SERIOUS! " haha... And that great dialogue - " Either you die a hero, or you see urself become a villain. "

5 Toy Story 2

It's one of my favorite Disney movies. It was creative, strong and atmospheric.

most sequels are annoying but not toy story 2

6 The Godfather, Part II

As if it all happened.

Godfather, Part II is undoubtedly the greatest movie sequel in history.

7 Toy Story 3
8 Spider-Man 2

This and Empire Strikes Back. I can't decide but this one was further down.

9 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

To be honest, Empire and T2 really are the two best, but I wanted to give some love to my favourite of the LOTR trilogy. - truckturner

10 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

The Newcomers

? Avengers: Endgame

The Contenders

11 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

This is my favourite star wars film and film in general, this movie is a staisfying conclsuion to the epic and legendary star wars saga. Seriously 's who doesn't love the final confrontaion in this movie? Its just so damn epic and emotional.!

12 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

This, part 1, 2, The dark Knight, and Captain America Civil War are all some of the 10 best movies of all time.

I think this is the greatest and most epic movie ever made. - DesL42

Best movie ever. - TheArrowPerson

13 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
14 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
16 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Awesome way to end the prequels.

17 Captain America: Civil War

This is a near perfect marvel movie and my favorite film of all time. It has great acting, characters, action, story, and even a decent villain. And do I even need to mention the fact it has the BEST VERSION OF SPIDERMAN EVER?! I think I've made my point.

How is it not on the list? - Triceratops

18 The Dark Knight Rises

I liked The Dark Kinght way better but I still really liked this one

19 Jurassic World
20 The Bourne Ultimatum
21 Dawn of the Dead (1978)
22 Finding Dory
23 War for the Planet of the Apes

Absolutely fantastic - PeeledBanana

24 National Treasure: Book of Secrets
25 Bride of Frankenstein
26 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
27 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
28 Shrek 2

This film just seems like a regular animated sequel, but once you watch it over and over, you will see more and more layers of symbolism, artistic details and deep thought, especially with dialogue revolving around King Harold. The original Shrek (2001) was fantastic, and this sequel expands the universe and add new, brilliant characters who weave into the story very well, instead of feeling forced. Also, the "Holding out for a hero" scene was made as if God decided to work for Dreamworks for a day to help with the movie. Purely fantastic. It's a shame that the third movie couldn't live up to the pure majesty of the first two incredible films.

29 Despicable Me 2
30 Avengers: Infinity War Avengers: Infinity War
31 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
32 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
33 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

My favourite movie of all time!

34 The Rescuers Down Under
35 The Matrix Reloaded

Actually, I didn't like the sequels to the matrix. They messed up everything and overloaded the film with fight scenes. I can watch the first film a million times and never get tired, but I fell asleep watching this one and I was less than a quarter way through the film. - BoltMarksman

The greatest car chase and martial arts scene of made - roblist

36 The Lost World - Jurassic Park
37 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
38 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
39 Men in Black 3
40 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
41 Furious 7
42 Logan Logan
43 Bambi II
44 X2 - X-Men United
45 Final Destination 5
46 Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
47 Kung Fu Panda 3
48 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
49 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
50 Predators
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Top Remixes (19)

1. Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
2. Avengers: Infinity War
3. Back to the Future Part II
1. Finding Dory
2. Toy Story 2
3. Toy Story 3
1. National Treasure: Book of Secrets
2. Despicable Me 2
3. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

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