Top 10 Movie Series That Went On Way Too Long

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Movie studios have a problem of taking something successful, and milking it as long as they can, sometimes even shaming a once great series' name! Once you make it to straight-to-DVD, you know it's time to stop. And I can't stop you from adding Indiana Jones or Star Wars, but please, be gentle.

The Top Ten

1 The Land Before Time

You may not realize it, but there are now FOURTEEN films in The Land Before Time franchise. You remember them right? That one wonderful children's movie all those years ago? Well after that came a steady flow of animated musical direct-to-VHS sequels. - higgsboson2142

Ah, the memories of the first one, the big freeze, and the one where they met the little t rex. Should've stopped there.

Seriously? Fourteen? Isn't that going just a little overboard?

A cash grab franchise

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2 Home Alone

This series was great after the first 2 movies, but they should have stopped after the 2nd movie. - nintendofan126

The first two were awesome but it went downhill from there. The worst was home alone 4 - Ajkloth

Well 1 and 2 was great! Then they made a third one. That was a good movie too, but then they made 2 more! I would of kept it at 3. But 5 was good. - micahisthebest

I loved the first two movies, but they should've stopped after the 2nd.

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3 Jaws

Jaws is one of my favorite movies. The second one? It's okay, a bit of a rehash of the first film, but it still stars Roy Schneider as Brody. Unfortunately, the third film is where it gets bad. The third wasn't labeled as Jaws 3, but Jaws 3D. YEAH. Plastic cyan/red glasses 3D, too! I don't even WANT to talk about the fourth film. - higgsboson2142

4 Air Bud

Had a ton of movies and didn't deserve one of them. - RalphBob

I used to like these movies about 5-7 years ago when I was a huge fans of dogs. It's pretty cringeworthy to look back at, but this movie series has way too much of them and most of them are plain weird. - Swellow

There's like 3 air bud movies, and 7 air buddies movies about his pups - Jackamalio

Pup Star was good! Keep Air Bud comin'!

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5 Police Academy
6 Ice Age

The first one was good, and the second one. Then 3 more, they were good and I understand cause they were good at the box office - micahisthebest

Just two much. The first one was good and I understand a sequel, but 3 more! and possibly another! Just two much.

7 Transformers

The first one was okay. It had amazing effects, but a confusing plot and bad acting toned it down. Then the 2nd movie came out, it was a disaster.

This was OK, just the horrible acting. Sequels however proved Michael Bay has a lack of talent. - Swellow

8 Friday the 13th

They even had one where Jason ends up in space. Enough said!

9 RoboCop

They couldn't even get the guy who played robocop in the first two to come back for the third one. - Jackamalio

10 A Nightmare on Elm Street

The Contenders

11 Fred: The Movie

I hate this trilogy with a burning passion. Bathroom humor and an extremely infantile protagonist that is infamously ear-bleeding, really?! Nickelodeon seriously needs to go bankrupt, but sometimes Nickelodeon actually screws up as horribly as Dingo Pictures (meaning it's the cancer of the movie industry). Since I just said this is a trilogy, I can't say that it's gone as (too) long as Air Bud, The Land Before Time, Norm of the North and Alpha & Omega (which, like Norm of the North, is made by the same makers of this franchise).

12 Alvin And The Chipmunks
13 Saw
14 Shrek

All of the sequel suck, The first one is the only one worth watching

No! All of the sequels were great! in my opinion, the movies got better as they went. - eventer51314

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15 Dr. Dolittle

I liked the Eddie Murphy version. - RalphBob

16 The Fast and the Furious
17 The Terminator

When he said "I'll Be Back", I didn't think he meant it like this. - PositronWildhawk

18 The Pink Panther

Even the amazing Peter Sellers has been caught up in horrible sequels, one of them even made with unused footage after his death! As for the Steve Martin films, well, I'm not going to talk ill of Steve Martin, so I'll just keep quiet. - higgsboson2142

19 The Hobbit

Why did they need three movies to tell a story shorter than all of the Lord of The Rings books but the movie adaptation of Lord of The Rings only has one movie per book. That's never made sense. - Anonymousxcxc

Feature films are generally made to make money. This one made quite a bit. It's business. They made a lot of dollars and sense. - Billyv

20 Psycho
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