Top Ten Movie Franchises

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

The Top Ten

1 Star Wars

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

With the exception of Episodes 1 & 2 Star Wars is the greatest movie franchise of all time with its brilliant story and memorable characters. - egnomac

New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones & Revenge of the Sith - Shakester

With the exception of Disneys ones the films are great - Dvafan2

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2 The Lord of the Rings

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.

Three of the best movies that have ever been given to mankind. A great introduction to the story, a fantastic journey story, and a satisfying, tear jerking conclusion

The whole Middle-Earth saga is the best film series ever. - DesL42

Excellence unimaginable! Such a beautiful soundtrack, excellent actors and characters, and a beautiful story set in the best-known fictional world that there is - Middle-Earth! Winner of 18 Oscars (Including of course, The Hobbit Trilogy), nominated for 800 and winning 475, this is the most award-winning franchise there is! It has won more Oscars than Marvel, Harry Potter, and Star Wars put together! - Tolkienite

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3 Marvel Cinematic Universe

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.

This is number one film franchise

11 billion at the box office in total movies while second place Star Wars is 7 billion

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

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4 Harry Potter

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

Why is this franchise on here, it's not suppost to be on here cents it's one of the worst frachises ever, I hate Harry Potter because it ripped off home alone, my favorite Christmas movie. It is a disgrace to Warner brothers. It has butt humor, toilet humor, too many bad language, twerking, poop, killing, violence, and others. I can't believe Harry Potter is for kids, the books are for kids. But the movies are even worse than the books, and why did it get a spinoff! I hope that's gets canceled too. That should have never happened. Because I just wanted it to stay canceled. Not go on forever. I remember from the very first movie where Harry Potter got a Christmas present, and then he twerked. That is such a bad idea. It's even innaproperate than breaking bad. I also can't believe my boy boy the dvd's for me when I didn't ask for them. But think God I gave them away. I'm glad I don't haft to deal with it anymore. I've not had any of the Lego sets which I'm never getting any of them.

Good movies

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5 Indiana Jones

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!

1: 9/10 temple of doom: 8/10 last crusade :8.5/10 crystal skrull: 3/10

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

You forgot Skyfall and Spectre - Lord28

Best series of all time

Legendary. - goddangwatir

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8 Pirates of the Caribbean

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

Fun franchise...my favorite movies...love Jack Sparrow!

My favorite movies of all time.

1) Curse of the Black Pearl 10/10
2) Dead Man's Chest 9/10
3) Dead Men Tell No Tales 8.99999/10
4) At World's End 8/10
5) On Stranger Tides 6/10

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9 Back to the Future

Back to the Future I, II & III - Shakester

Yees! One of my all time favorite movies

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

10 Jurassic Park

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

Favorite alongside star wars - wren6

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

The Newcomers

? Deadpool

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

The best movie franchise ever

Why Isn't This In The Top 5

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

My Opinions on all 3 movies
Batman Begins: 8/10
The Dark Knight: 10/10
Dark Knight RISES: 4/10

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13 The Godfather

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 X-Men

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

16 Spider-Man

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

The 2002 movie was great! - Fullwalking2

17 The Matrix

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

18 The Hunger Games

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

It messes with your emotions yo

19 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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20 A Nightmare on Elm Street

This should be top 3.

21 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.

22 Despicable Me

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.

23 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

24 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.

25 Mission: Impossible
26 Shrek

Shrek is love, Shrek is life

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

27 Scream
28 Alien

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

Can we only count the first half of the franchise?

29 Rocky

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
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30 Transformers

No
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

31 Ghostbusters
32 The Avengers
33 Bourne
34 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
35 Lethal Weapon

All four movies were great!

Lethal Weapon I, II, III & IV - Shakester

36 The Fast and the Furious

Favorite franchise will end with 9 movies

Things Really Got Good When The 5th Movie Came Out

The Fast and The Furious,2Fast2Furious, The Fast and The Furious Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious and Fast Five - jared5

37 Halloween
38 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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

39 Men in Black
40 Ted
41 How to Train Your Dragon
42 G.I. Joe
43 Ice Age

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

44 Night at the Museum

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

45 Friday The 13th
46 Cars
47 21 Jump Street

Really Funny

48 The Man With No Name
49 Mad Max

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

50 DC Cinematic Universe
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