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

How can this not be #1

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

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

How is this number 1? The MCU is better than Star Wars!

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.

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.

Best movies I have ever watched.

Should be above Star Wars - Spongehouse

3 Marvel Cinematic Universe

I was expecting this to be number 1 which it is for me but it's position as number 3 is still great.

What! How is it number three?!

Best ever it's an insult to not have it at first

From "Iron Man" to "Avengers: Endgame" This is amazing and should be #1

4 Harry Potter

No. 1 franchise ever

Weird franchise - Spongehouse

This series should be at the top. Despite the last few movies' being sorta disappointments, this series is the t has got everything you face in life!

Disappointments? Deathly Hallows part 2 was the best one though. - PeeledBanana

Harry potter is a great series trough the life of a boy forced down a hard path which his friends agree to go with him on

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

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

Legendary. - goddangwatir

You forgot Skyfall and Spectre - Lord28

Best series of all time

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.

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

Back to the Future I, II & III - Shakester

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

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 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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13 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

14 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

15 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

16 X-Men

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

17 Mission: Impossible

One of the Greatest Action Movie-Franchise and one to have a long-run on same lead for 20 years with better movies than the last.

Should be much higher! - Spongehouse

18 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.

19 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

20 Alien

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

Can we only count the first half of the franchise?

21 The Hunger Games

Catching Fire is amazing

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

22 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

23 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

24 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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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 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.

27 Shrek

Shrek is love, Shrek is life

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

28 The Matrix

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

29 Scream
30 The Avengers
31 Deadpool
32 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

33 A Nightmare on Elm Street

This should be top 3.

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

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

38 Mad Max

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

39 Men in Black
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 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

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

The best

Meh it's very overrated - Spongehouse

It's the best

Favorite franchise will end with 9 movies

45 G.I. Joe
46 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!

47 Austin Powers
48 Ghostbusters
49 The Man With No Name
50 Cars
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