Top 10 Movie Sequels that are Better Than the Original


The Top Ten

1 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

2 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 Sequel Ever

Best Movie Ever


3 Terminator 2 - Judgment Day

The first one wasn't even that good, this was the best one by far!

This movie should be first! - WWEarth

4 The Godfather Part II

It is worse

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 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.

8 Mad Max
9 Before Sunset
10 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

The Newcomers

? Avengers: Endgame
? Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Contenders

11 X-Men: Days of Future Past
12 Ice Age: The Meltdown

I liked Ice Age: The Meltdown. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

This movie was crap!

13 The Bourne Supremacy
14 The Dark Knight Rises
15 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

YAS - Blizzard

16 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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

YAS - Blizzard

17 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
18 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
19 From Russia With Love
20 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?

21 Iron Man 3

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

22 Captain America: Civil War

Best movie eeevver

YAS - Blizzard

23 Shrek 2

You just wanted to meet Fiona's parents.
The first ended like a fairytale and it didn't even need a sequel.

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!

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24 Toy Story 3
25 Jurassic World

Mmmm hard to decide!

26 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
27 This is 40
28 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

29 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
30 Star War: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

YAS - Blizzard

31 Toy Story 2

My favorite Toy Story movie. I thought this was the original when I was a kid because I only had the 2nd one on DVD. - Smash64

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

First one is better - PeeledBanana

32 Pitch Perfect 2
33 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
34 Avengers: Age of Ultron

YAS - Blizzard

35 Despicable Me 2

I love this movie, it's so awesome! The story, characters, action, I mean wow!

36 The Smurfs 2
37 Tron: Legacy
38 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

YAS - Blizzard

39 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Best film in the franchise

YAS - Blizzard

40 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

41 Furious 7
42 The Twilight Saga: New Moon
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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Updated 28 Oct 2019

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1. The Godfather Part II
2. The Dark Knight
3. Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
1. The Dark Knight
2. Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
3. Ice Age: The Meltdown
1. Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
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3. Aliens

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