Top 10 Movie Series That Went On Way Too Long

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?

The first one was awesome - PeeledBanana

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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 2. If they could get the same actors, they shouldve made a third one and then left it like a trilogy, but unfortunately there were different actors and there were 5 movies. - PeeledBanana

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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 RoboCop

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

8 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

9 Friday the 13th

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

10 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).

The Newcomers

? Barbie
? Scooby-Doo

The Contenders

11 A Nightmare on Elm Street
12 Alvin And The Chipmunks

I saw that this series was BS after 10 minutes through the first one

13 The Terminator

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

14 Saw
15 Shrek

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

2 was very good. Didn't really dig the other 3. - Jackamalio

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

16 Alien
17 Open Season

They made 4 of them. - Discord1

The first one wasn't even that good. - Jackamalio

18 Dr. Dolittle

I liked the Eddie Murphy version. - RalphBob

19 The Fast and the Furious
20 Die Hard
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Top Remixes (6)

1. The Land Before Time
2. Transformers
3. Ice Age
1. Air Bud
2. The Land Before Time
3. Jaws
1. Alien
2. RoboCop
3. The Terminator

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