Top Ten Best Movie Prequels

These are some of the most beloved prequels ever made. Also keep in mind sense I haven't seen a bunch of prequels, I'm ranking these on how much popularity they have (for the most part).

The Top Ten

1 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Yes - robertoiglesias271

Amazing movie - TriggerTrashKid

Am I the only one who likes this more then the original movies, including Empire Strikes Back?

Best Star wars prequel. Almost as good as the originals.

2 X-Men: First Class

Plain awesome - TriggerTrashKid

I loved but Wolverine Origins is better

Just awesome

3 Monsters University

Nice - TriggerTrashKid

It can’t live up to the original, but this is a smart prequel with a powerful, unconventional message.

Monster Inc is more funny but this is Iconic

A monsterously fun film

4 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

My aunt loves this series - TriggerTrashKid

I like the Desolation of Smaug the best. The first one, nothing really happened other than Bilbo finding the ring. The last one was okay, but the second one is the best. The movies could have been a lot better, though.

This movie bored me but is not bad

Buddy, it was excellent. But Desolation of Smaug is the best in the Hobbit series. Battle of the Five Armies: an unnecessarily long disappointment. - PositronWildhawk

All three were great

5 Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Good. - TriggerTrashKid

It rises above the rest of the movie with apes in the title. Especially when the Tim Burton remake.

This ISN'T a prequel. It's a remake - robertoiglesias271

6 The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Outlaws? - TriggerTrashKid

Although the movie follows the adventures of the Man With No Name, he's not the central character of the film.
Set in New Mexico in 1862, the story follows the exploits and misadventures of a bandit named Tuco, played by Eli Wallach, trying to get revenge and money from his scam partner, the Man With No Name, whom he almost affectionately dubs "Blondie". Betrayal, slapstick, torture and violent bromance ensue as the two are forced to work together to find buried Confederate gold.
As a prequel, it's good. As a standalone film, it's a masterpiece. Dramatic, tense, powerful, emotional, beautifully crafted and side-splittingly hilarious.
It's not for everyone, but as my kind of film, it's perfect. A beautiful, rugged work of art. And Eli Wallach flawlessly burns up the screen in the role of a lifetime. This is his movie and he owns every second of his screentime. - SourNote2014

7 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

I haven't seen it yet - TriggerTrashKid

All Indiana Jones movies are great, except for the movie with Shia Labeouf

8 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

It wasn't THAT good. - TriggerTrashKid

9 Prometheus

I loved it, just it's for adults. :( - TriggerTrashKid

Prequel all the way

Sorry this movie was bad but the final was quite awesome

I Actually Really Like This Movie, Is It A Masterpiece, No, Is It Good, Yes - JPK

10 Red Dragon

The Contenders

11 The Godfather Part II

The first one is better - TriggerTrashKid

12 Bumblebee

Its actually really good and reminds me of the iron giant - wren6

Its good. - TriggerTrashKid

13 Alien: Covenant

Everyone hates this, except me. - TriggerTrashKid

14 Puss in Boots

Thank god it's only Puss. - TriggerTrashKid

15 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

RoTS is better. This one rots. - TriggerTrashKid

Phanton Manace is better

16 Scooby Doo: The Mystery Begins

The first 2 were meh, but are still fun. This is good and fun, and it's sequel is great too. - robertoiglesias271

I hate live action movies in animated series - TriggerTrashKid

This movie was stupid

The only live-action scooby doo movie I can watch as many times and not get bored of it.

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17 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Nah... - TriggerTrashKid

18 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Another one which I like - TriggerTrashKid

19 Alien

Not a prequel - kanetheundertaker25

Yuck. - TriggerTrashKid

20 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Not watched it yet, but seems good. I see fire. - TriggerTrashKid

21 The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

All Hobbit movies are good. - TriggerTrashKid

22 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Terrible. - TriggerTrashKid

I actually liked this now that I have actually watched it - robertoiglesias271

23 Exorcist: The Beginning

Bad... - TriggerTrashKid

24 X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Dumb. - TriggerTrashKid

25 Minions

Not that good, but funny. - TriggerTrashKid

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Top Remixes

1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
3. Bumblebee
1. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
2. X-Men: First Class
3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
1. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
2. Monsters University
3. X-Men: First Class


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