Top 10 Movie Sequels Better Than the First Movie


The Top Ten

1 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

The Dark Knight was a classic sequel, yes, but The Empire Strikes Back was the original movie to be a better movie than its already great predecessor. - SevenTreeTool

Best Movie Ever


2 The Dark Knight

None of the other movies on the list are up to par with the Dark Knight

Arguably the best vote on the list - Mcgillacuddy

This is the BEST in this list. Specially the acting of Heath Ledger as a Joker is very remarkable. it'll be a classic movie for the future. - johnalekseicanon

3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This is not true, the first movie was better.

It's an amazing movie, but it doesn't compare to ANY of the originals. - LarkwingFlight

I prefer the first one, but it's Still good - Martinglez

I think it was a good comeback from the prequels. I loved it all.

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4 Terminator 2: Judgment Day

This movie should be first! - WWEarth

5 Aliens

Brilliant. One of the best sci-fi films ever.

6 Batman Returns

I agree completely. This one is seldom spoken about as being a superior film to the 1989 original, so I am very happy to see it here. - BKAllmighty

7 Captain America: Civil War

Best movie eeevver

YAS - Blizzard

8 Mad Max: Fury Road

It's quite possibly better than the second film, also. It easily outshines the third, of course. - BKAllmighty

I hear this was one of if not the best movie that came out in 2015 so...yes?

9 Shrek 2

Shrek 2, though is overall my favourite Shrek movie out of the 4.

They followed up one of the most unlikely successes with a plot which even thinking of it would make you think "oh, this will be good." And you'd be right.

I have always loved this one more than the first! It is more funny and the plot line is more touching than the first one!

10 X-Men: Days of Future Past

The Contenders

11 Spider-Man 2

So far we haven't seen a better Spider-Man film since this one. Here's hoping 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' does the trick. - BKAllmighty

12 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Lol why is this on here it was originally a book you know

YAS - Blizzard

13 Iron Man 3

This one I cannot say I agree with. The original 2008 film stands as the best. - BKAllmighty

14 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith

NO - Blizzard

15 Ice Age: The Meltdown

I liked Ice Age: The Meltdown. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

This movie was crap!

16 Toy Story 3
17 The Dark Knight Rises
18 The Godfather, Part II
19 Toy Story 2

"No Buzz, I'm your father." - darthvadern

First one is better - PeeledBanana

20 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
21 Bride of Frankenstein
22 Ted 2
23 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

YAS - Blizzard

24 Shrek the Third

So much better - darthvadern

25 Cars 3
26 Star War: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi

YAS - Blizzard

27 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
28 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

I totally agree. The comedy and the animation was good as always and the movie ended with a spectacular big bang. Definitely one of my favorite movie sequels of all time along with Toy Story 3. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Awesome movie - 0744rose

YAS - Blizzard

No! This was so much meh! - darthvadern

29 The Twilight Saga: New Moon
30 Jurassic World

Mmmm hard to decide!

31 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
32 This Is 40
33 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is my favorite book of the series closely followed by Half-Blood Prince then Goblet of Fire

34 Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
35 Pitch Perfect 2
36 Avengers: Age of Ultron

YAS - Blizzard

37 Despicable Me 2
38 The Smurfs 2
39 Tron: Legacy
40 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

YAS - Blizzard

41 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

YAS - Blizzard

42 Furious 7
43 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
44 Cars 2

YAS - Blizzard

45 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
46 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

YAS - Blizzard

47 Rio 2

YAS - Blizzard

48 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

YAS - Blizzard

49 Kung Fu Panda 2

YAS - Blizzard

50 My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks
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Top Remixes (6)

1. The Dark Knight
2. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
3. Ice Age: The Meltdown
1. Shrek 2
2. Bride of Frankenstein
3. Aliens
1. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
2. The Dark Knight
3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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