Top Ten Movie Franchises

Ever watch a movie and couldn't wait for the sequel? Here is my top 10 movie franchises.

The Top Ten

1 Star Wars

People talk about highest box office as if it matters. Sure avengers infinity war may have made more money in the box office but Star Wars a new hope back in 77 sold almost twice as many tickets as infinity war did. If movie tickets were as much in 77 as they are right now then Star Wars would have made almost twice as much as avatar in the box office and that is fact. Besides Star Wars will always be more iconic and popular than marvel

Will always be the best. In my opinion nothing comes close, my 2nd favourite is lord of the rings and it is nowhere close to Star Wars, it had the most iconic villian ever to be seen on television and has 3 solid movies. It has the most incredible production design ever and has great, iconic characters, cool setting, and has creative writers. And that is why Star Wars is the best movie ever

Can't compare anything to this

Such an iconic movie saga, the OT is probably the most famous trilogy to ever exist and I'm pretty sure everyone has watched at least one Star Wars film in their life. You probably life under a rock if you've never heard of Star Wars. It is truly iconic, from its films to its characters to scenes to score to planets to quotes ("No, I am your father") And I would say that Star Wars (1977, Episode 4 A new hope) is probably one of the most iconic films of all time and one of the best along with Empire. Yeah the prequels were a let down but The Force Awakens is the biggest movie of all time and this again will, even though created in the 70s, still hold up to our everyday lives like no other before, just check out the success of it - movies, T.V. shows, merchandising, I've never met a person to say Star Wars is bad and that they hate it (excluding those who have only seen the prequels, I recommend to watch the OT first) and celebrities love it, just who doesn't love the BEST film saga to ...more

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2 The Lord of the Rings

Good grief, why does everyone love these movies so much? The books were just bad. I love world-building, but I thought Middle-Earth was boring. Characters are boring and bland. I hate to be that guy, but the battles were the only thing that kept me invested in these movies.

Best movies I have ever watched.

Should be above Star Wars - Spongehouse

One of the few franchises where the movies are just as good as the books. The Harry Potter movies left out so many important plot points (partially because some idiot thought it would be a good idea to make movies before all the books were out), has some painful special effects in the earlier movies, and started the annoying trend of splitting the last book into two movies. Back to Lord of the Rings, the books are just brilliant and so full of detail, and the movies manage to translate this pretty well.

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3 Harry Potter

No. 1 franchise ever

Weird franchise - Spongehouse

Good movies

Best ever

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4 Marvel Cinematic Universe


The mcu is the best

There is a film for everyone in this franchise.

If you like them more comedy oriented it has: The IronMan Trilogy, The two Ant-Man movies, Spider Man Home Coming And Thor Ragnarock

If you like them more complex there is The Winter Soldier, Black Panther and Civil War

If you enjoy space movies there is : The guardians of the galaxy.

It’s a franchise with a movie for every specific taste - Sa26

Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel's The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War Part I, Captain Marvel, Inhumans, Avengers: Infinity War Part II.

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5 Indiana Jones

Amazing! All the movies (excluding the last one) were great in my opinion - Spongehouse

Indiana Jones is a really good franchise, I love indian a jones, all the movies are good, kingdom of the Crystal skull, the last crusade, and raiders of the lost ark, and the best one out of all of e'm is the temple of doom, it's my favorite, I wish this one was #1 on this kist, sadly it's not, I love indiana jones, I'm sad this franchise got canceled in 2008, but there still a movie coming out in 2019, I'm excited for that one!

Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, Last Crusade & Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Shakester

I Hate Snakes! I Hate Them!

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6 Batman

Batman: 10/10
Batman Returns: 10/10
Batman Forever: 2/10
Batman and Robin: 1/10
Batman Begins: 10/10
The Dark Knight: 10/10
The Dark Knight Rises: 10/10 - iliekpiez

Greatest Superhero Movie franchise

Batman:8/10 batman returns: 9/10 batman forever 4/10 batman and robin: terrible!,

Batman Begins was a great one. - Fullwalking2

7 James Bond

Legendary. - goddangwatir

Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights, License to Kill, Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale & Quantum of Solace - Shakester

Best series of all time

You forgot Skyfall and Spectre - Lord28

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8 Pirates of the Caribbean

I actually hate this franchise - Spongehouse

One of the best movies I have ever seen (love jack sparrow)

Fun favorite Jack Sparrow!

My favorite movies of all time.

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9 Jurassic Park

This is defiantly my favorite! I actually love all the five movies from this franchise! - Spongehouse

Favorite alongside star wars - wren6

One of my favorites, maybe it is my favorite! - cosmo

1 was great, 2 was kinda good, 3 was bad, and the reebok was great.

10 Back to the Future

This franchise is so cool! I mean who doesn't love time travel?!? Plus this franchise feels kinda like Rick and Morty (which is a really good show) - Spongehouse

Argh, I have to choose between Back to the Future and Star Wars. Um... I'll take BTTF by a fraction. - PackFan2005

Back to the Future I, II & III - Shakester

Yees! One of my all time favorite movies

The Contenders

11 Toy Story

I flippin love toy story but if someone hates it I can understand.

Am I the only person who hates Toy Story? The plot, the characters, the soundtrack, all of it just... ugh.

Should be #3 behind LOTR and Star Wars

If you hate toy story...your a fool.

12 Terminator

Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator 3 Rise of The Machines and Terminator Salvation - jared5

@Jared Terminator 1 and 2 is all we need.

T1, T2 and Terminator Genisys were great. Others were ok... - rambomoore9999

13 The Dark Knight

Why Isn't This In The Top 5

The best movie franchise ever

The Dark Knight and Batman Begins were great movies. - Fullwalking2

Best hero ever, Chrisitian bale is a god

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14 The Godfather

Ah, true art! Star Wars, like Indiana Jones, is nothing more than an entertainment vehicle. - TopTenTed

GodFather 1 and 2 are the two best movies of all time besides The Shawshank Redemption. - booklover1

The Godfather I, II & III - Shakester

15 X-Men

I love xmen! The characters, soundtrack, plot everything! Except the third one! XMEN FIRST CLASS IS AMAZING!

16 Rocky

Along with Godfather! Even though that not all the Rocky movies are equally good. Just like The Godfather part. III is not so good neither. If I had to choose a franchise considering all the movies and say that I love them almost equally, I'd go with Back to the Future.

Rocky, Rocky 2, Rocky 3, Rocky 4, Rocky 5 and Rocky balboa - jared5

Creed was pretty good. rocky 1 and three were great, 4 was good,2 was ok,5 was terrible and balboa was when they didn't know how to make a true rocky movie. just wastch the first half of the series, id recommend, unless you like a brain dead rocky and black young guy vs white guy boxin matches. total moo

17 Spider-Man

You two are high right now right

My absolute favorite movies. I watched them already over 20 times

The 2002 movie was great! - Fullwalking2

18 Lethal Weapon

I love this franchise it's so funny and has plenty of action. It's pretty underrated in my opinion - Spongehouse

All four movies were great!

Lethal Weapon I, II, III & IV - Shakester

19 Despicable Me

I love all three Despicable Me movies, but I dislike the Minion Moive - Spongehouse

It's Sad To See This Franchise Getting Betrayed Since July 2015

The first one was a success because it was new and fresh and creative. The sequel was a huge disappointment.

20 Transformers

This and JP are my personal favorite movie Franchises ever - Spongehouse

More Like One Of The Worst
It Was Good At First
But Then Revenge Of The Fallen Ruined It All

Underrated. I love them. I don't need advanced plots in a movie, that's meant for entertaining through visuals

21 Alien

Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986) are the only ones worth watching.

Can we only count the first half of the franchise?

22 The Hunger Games

Much better than the maze runner in my opinion - Spongehouse

Movies were fine, but the books were better. - PackFan2005

It messes with your emotions yo

23 Twilight

Why is this on here? Why? I will admit that I watched them and even liked them at one point, but then I came to my senses. Twilight is just not a good franchise.

The Person Who Put This Here Needs To Get A Life

Twilight is absolutely DISGUSTING.

Severely underrated. Underrated doesn't mean good, by the way. - Extractinator04

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24 A Nightmare on Elm Street

This should be top 3.

25 Saw

I can't believe it's not in the top ten! Saw is a great movie franchise. Lot's of blood and always a twist ending. I'm a huge Saw fan. I can't wait for Saw: Legacy to come out! - Catlover2004

This is one of the amazing and shocking movie series ever it is my all time favorite series!

It teaches you abbout life appreciation.

26 Planet of the Apes

Awesome franchise, the 1968 Planet of the Apes was awesome, then things started to go a bit downhill but then years later, Rise of the Planet of the Apes was made and it was INCREDIBLE, and then The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes came in 2014 and it was even better, and then War for the Planet of the Apes came and remains the best, I adore this franchise. - PeeledBanana

27 Mission: Impossible

Should be much higher! - Spongehouse

28 Star Trek

The original franchise went on way too long,and the reboot was actually pretty good. IT HAD SOME GOOD TIMES, ( 2: the wrath of khan, 2007 remake, into darkness, III: the search for spock, VII the journey home, First contact, beyond.) AND SOME BAD. (nemesis, final frontier, IV.)

My dad loves Star Trek, so do I. My favorite character, is Spock. Here's the intire cast, William shatner (1931-) Leonard nimoy (1931-2015) deforest Kelley (1920-1999) James doohan (1920-2005) Nichelle Nichols (1932-) George takei (1937-) Walter Koenig (1936-) I still miss Leonard nimoy deforest Kelley and James doohan. One had emphysema, one had stomach cancer, and one had pneumonia. That is sad. But it's still a good cast.

29 Shrek

Shrek is love, Shrek is life

Ahh, Shrek(Only 1,2,And 4)
Funny,Memorable Characters,Great Animation,etc

30 The Matrix

The Matrix, The Matrix Reload & The Matrix Revolutions - Shakester

31 Scream
32 Deadpool
33 The Avengers
34 Rambo

First blood, First blood part 2, Rambo 3, Rambo - jared5

35 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
36 Bourne
37 Halloween
38 Ice Age

More Like
Used To Be Great
Now It's A Mediocre,Greedy,Punchline

39 Night at the Museum

Pretty underrated. - HoldenFanatic

Good first movie, third was also ok I guess, not going to talk about second or 4th
or the future 5th moo k

40 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I don't really get why people dislike The Hobbit movies to be honest. They're really good! - TheFourthWorld

41 Men in Black
42 Mad Max

Great action, stories and virtually NO cgi! Now how can you beat that? - Flanderdam

43 Ted
44 How to Train Your Dragon
45 The Fast and the Furious

Meh it's very overrated - Spongehouse

It's the best

Favorite franchise will end with 9 movies

Things Really Got Good When The 5th Movie Came Out

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46 G.I. Joe
47 Friday The 13th

Eight of the twelve movies are really good. This franchise is arguably top 20.

One Of The Best Horror movie series of all time except for Part 8 which sucks so bad!

48 Austin Powers
49 Ghostbusters
50 The Man With No Name
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