Best Movie Series

The Top Ten

1 Star Wars Star Wars

Does no-one recognize true film brilliance these days? People who say that the newer trilogy is bad don't know what they're talking about. Every single one of these films is a masterpiece, I did expect Harry Potter to be No. 1 but I didn't want it to be!

Yes because the prequels are such amazing movies that are pinnacles of cinema - HarryPotter12

I think I've watched every single Movie Series out there and unless you haven't seen Star Wars yet, you're missing out half of your life! Star Wars deserves to be Top 1 for it's amazing plot and great characters.

I am very happy to see Star Wars in first place here! It is truly the film series that changed cinema forever! Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings are both brilliant but nothing else will never quite match the excitement of the Star Wars films!

I might be wrong, but I believe the reason most people voted for Harry Potter is because the Harry Potter series has so many movies. That doesn't nessicarilly make it the best movie series. Don't get me wrong, I love Harry Potter, but I honestly liked the Lion King & Toy Story more. The original Star Wars movies are considered to be some of the best movies ever made. They had outstanding specical effects as for their time. Star Wars was a movie like no one had ever scene before. In addition, I feel like a lot of movie conclusions give me a bit of an empty feeling, like something's missing. It takes me a long time to get over it. Although the celebration scene at the end of the sixth movie was a little chessy, a key scene at the end, (I won't spoil it for people who haven't seen the movies) made it all worth it.

With No.8 coming out this year Star Wars will tie with Harry Potter with 8 movies and I know Harry Potters last movie says 7 1/2 but its really No.8 - Thecyanryan

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2 Harry Potter Harry Potter

Harry potter is the best movie of all times. No movie series will ever beat Harry potter! Harry potter is the best movie of the world! Harry potter has been working for 10 years and is the best movie ever made! I love Harry potter!

The Star Wars prequels were admittedly pretty bad in certain areas but the prequels plus the originals plus the sequels plus the stand alone films are not only bigger movies, but they are more visually appealing, and tell a much better story. Don't get me wrong, Harry Potter is great, but even with the prequels I believe that Star Wars is still a lot better. - GrimmShady

Harry potter is one of the best movies ever! As stephen king had said, "Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. "

2 why not 1 it is soon to be the record holding franchise so it is 1. More fans follow it to the T. Its book sales are up every term and it story line is off the hook. It is a seat filler and is sold out every night. It wooed critics in a matter of hours. It smashed box offices in minutes of its release. Thumbs up to this movie all the way.

Okay star wars prequel trilogy was horrible also the last jedi was very bad but there is not a single harry potter movie which can be consider bad

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3 The Lord of the Rings The Lord of the Rings

* In terms of QUALITY QUALITY QUALITY, the Lord of the Rings saga and Godfather trilogy deserve to top this list.

* Yes Harry Potter is more successful than LOTR commercially, but seriously, it's no where near as well made. Don't get me wrong, the movies are entertaining and I always go to the theater to watch them, but every movie in the series has had some gaping flaw, either in plot, direction, acting, whatever. In Lord of the Rings, yes there were thematic and plot differences, but Jackson and team managed to produce an adaptation that was still top-notch in every category.

* Star Wars may deserve to rank higher due to the brilliance of the Original Trilogy (especially Ep. V) and the sheer impact it left on society, but even then, the newer films (especially Ep. I and II) were lacking in quality. In LOTR, the films were all just great. They weren't just entertaining fantasy pictures, but sincerely first-rate motion pictures

No. The Hobbit movies are horrible except the first Hobbit movie, not great. And The Godfather Part III was awful. - PeeledBanana

Lord of The Rings is one of those stories everybody needs to know about. Whether you read the books, or watch the films, it is one of those things you just HAVE to see. Along with Harry Potter and Star Wars, but for me Lord of The Rings is the best.

This should be number one. Why? - MikeTyson

Harry Potter comes with 8 movies of enjoyment. Each one with a different task at hand and deserves a spot close to the top (especially with its large fan-base). The Godfather trilogy also deserves a higher spot on the list for the first two movies are master pieces, and the third (although nowhere near the first two) still holds its own.

With all of this aside, no movie series (any more than 1) will ever meet the triumph that came with the LotR trilogy. Each movie no less than a master piece, that together, tell a story of friendship, fellowship, and the journey to battle against the odds. For that's what LotR truly is. Not three movies, but one large journey. One that is experienced when watching each back to back.

Nothing negative can be said about either one of the three movies. Something that can't be said for most of the movies to date. Even the Harry Potter series has obvious "copies" that are taken directly from the LotR. Examples: The spiders are a copy of the ...more

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4 The Dark Knight

Why is this number 43 on the list? This is one of the best movies from the critically acclaimed director Christopher Nolan. It's outstanding with excellent direcing, excellent acting and excellent music. Come on guys we can do better!

The real superhero franchise. Hats off to Christopher Nolan.

Best movies for all time

Literally all of the other 4 in the top 5 are hella childish in comparison. It really comes to show how immature these people can be.

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5 Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean

The Pirates of the Caribbean series is a well planned movie series, it has a bit of everything, comedy, romance, adventure, horror and action. Theres something for the whole family! The series isn't very complicated, has a good plot, and they always pick the perfect actors to play the roles. It's a great movie series, and I'm excited for the upcoming fifth Pirates of the Caribbean! Savy?

Every people watch them. Whether they are good or not. Period. - MikeTyson

The story, the actors, the way it is presented with humour is what makes me rate it the best series ever. Doesn't the success of the 2nd and 3rd part show it? Well, Jack Sparrow's great mind and the pirates are loved by all. Love Pirates! So well, What are all you waiting for? VOTE FOR IT!

Just excellent.

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6 Indiana Jones

How is this not higher? In every other list I have seen it is. Come on people, do you're best to make this what it deserves to be. Top ten at least.

Best as usual

Some might argue that this is too high on the list but this had the 4th amount of votes. Personally I absolutely loved these films but thought it should maybe be around number 5 or 6.

Why so low! If you haven’t wanted to be Indiana Jones and go on an adventure, then you are not normal

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7 The Godfather The Godfather

It's sickening seeing The Twilight Saga so far up the list! Who really thinks Pirates of the Caribbean is a better movie than The Godfather? That's messed up. - logblobo

Very well written with superb acting. I like well written artistic movies like the Godfather, not action packed sci fi epics like Star Wars. I personally do not like Star Wars. - TopTenTed

Sorry for my accidental duplicate post by the way - TopTenTed

This has to be in top-5!

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8 Marvel Cinematic Universe

No series compares to the shear scale of this movie with better action scenes and better actors than any other series. Robert Downey is incredible, End Game is unreal as far as comedy goes the story of it all nothing can capture the emotions like this series it is unbelievable, life will never be the same now that end game is over. I am lost.

I have watch every movie. I loved it very very much.

It is just so emotional...

The future will be of this movie series =.

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9 X-Men

I can't believe this is lower than Twilight!
X-men comes so close to the truth of uncovering the fact that everyone feels odd at so many levels. Everyone feels left out. Moreover, its an awesome series, with great graphics and superb characters! And not to forget the story line!

I am currently watching the whole movie series based on year it was released (right now we're at days of future past) and I'm totally hooked! We should have watched it differently so we won't get lost buy any how this series is awesome, this should be up higher!

This is a great series with a lot of action and well thought out, I think it should really be in the top 10

X men all parts are my favurite I am big fan of hugh jackman
I am waiting for his next part

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10 James Bond Franchise James Bond Franchise

Should be closer

James Bond isa consistently original spy franchise which has gone on for nearly 25 films now, and not for no reason. Each Bond brings his own personality to the table, from the well known ones like Sean Connery and Roger Moore to the unjustly unrecognized Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby. The series continues to adapt to its audience's needs, and that's why it is going to be a very long time until it is finished, because it's so damn good.

best

2019... a new movie anticipated. It may be the last.

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The Contenders

11 Toy Story

Childhood in a box set.

Come on people toy story deserves to be in the top tens... At least above Twilight saga... Faith in humanity lost :/!

One of the greatest film series of all time (and the greatest animated film series ever). Each and every film of the series is great. Along with historical significance for being the first ever cgi animated film series, its entertaining, its emotional and a must watch film trilogy for every film-lovers.

Classic and a pioneer for computer animation in general. Loved by a lot of people and extremely popular; I don't think I've ever seen someone who hasn't at least heard of thiese movies. Each movie was good on its own. - whattheheckamidoing

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12 Rocky

It's the BEST series ever. How could you guys forget a LEGEND like this? With the EPIC Stallone. ROCKY deserves to be on the TOP. And you people have put Potters and SAW's above it? For the win.

In my opinion it deserves No.5 Star Wars number 1 Harry Potter No.2 Pirates Of The Carribean No.3 and The Godfather No.4 - Thecyanryan

How this is not in the top 3 I'll never know. Not just a great story but an inspirational character in Rocky, 1-4 could be in the top 10 movies of all time.

You can watch em again and again, and you know what... They stay good. All of them (except 5) are just so well made they make you fall in love with the characters. ROCKY!

I knew this wouldn't make the top 3 because it is overshadowed by films nowadays like Harry Potter... But #14?!? I can't believe Twilight's even higher than this!
This is the most inspiring movie series of all time, and I will never the final moment when Rocky is walking away from the camera as it fades to black. It was the end of an era.

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13 Spiderman

I think spiderman is one of the best superhero movie franchises ever and they are so stupid for re-booting the franchise. Until the new batman movies it was rated the number best seller in superhero movies why would you rebot that?

The best one for me. A movie with a heart touching story of a shy guy. The guy with the power of saving the world and feels the responsibility for it.

Spiderman should be number #1 its the best movie ever

Not sure if we are talking about the amazing or the Toby one. Both are interesting to watch though.

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14 Back To The Future Back To The Future

Matrix? The Wall-Crawler? Hogwarts' best student? Nothing in front of The Time Travellers - Heman

#1 easily

Awesome movie...Great Concept...Great Acting...Like the Sequel to be continuing

There is nothing more intense than being stuck in the future because of a crappy flux capacitor.

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15 Alien

It a very gude yes?

Great movies really liked it. I voted this because it deserves better. But I think Star Wars is the greatest movie franchise ever. Still this series kick ass you should see it!

Why is fhe hunger games and fast and furious above this I love the hunger games but alien is better but fast and furious come on! It has no plot its just some retards driving cars and beating up people

The reason the alien franchise is so great is because it created a different tone with each movie. With the first, it was a suspenseful horror film. The second created an epic action film. The third made depressing prison drama. The fourth was just a popcorn film and nothing more.

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16 Transformers

Best movie ever

Transformers is better than Star Wars because it has more action and less plot.

Lol the fact that these movies are even on this list makes me laugh, these movies successfully destroyed a franchis. People who enjoy these movies are either children or mentally retarded people, and yes I went there, this is a free country I can say what I want, although I usually find the use of the word retarded in this context kind of offensive, I am willing to use it to describe what type of person you would have to be to enjoy these movies.

This is awful

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17 Terminator

This Movie is a 1984 classic by James Cameron, which later became a hit. Arnold Schwarzenegger was an awesome actor at that time. This movie rules. "I'll be back" has to be the most deadly and funny movie line of all time!

Not one of the movies were bad, UNLIKE star wars in which the first 3 sucked and were not that necessary

1 and 2 are some of the finest films of all time but just don't mention the other 3 although there is an animated film coming out that looks dark and gritty that the fans have been waiting for

Needs to be higher up. The first Terminator is a masterpiece in 80's sci-fi, horror, and violence (yes it is a horror film. See it again if you don't believe me). And Terminator 2 has the best action I've ever seen in a movie, ever. Terminator 3 and 5 are mediocre, but I have to admit Salvation kind of sucked.

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18 The Hunger Games The Hunger Games

I'm honestly pretty shocked that this series is so far down on the list. While it may not have gotten as much media attention as Harry Potter, Star Wars or Lord of the Rings, I feel like this series has a strong plot line which holds its own. That it ranks below Transformers seems pretty sad to me. The transformer movies aren't terrible, but they really do lack in any sort of character development. The female characters are simply there to serve as sex symbols and are constantly in need of being rescued. The series is honestly pretty sexist. Just a lot of stuff getting blown up and not a lot of substance.

Love the story timeline...it should be somewhere above and it deserve that

Why this is so back. It's a very good and famous movie series

I love both the movies and books it’s a great series. I should be higher on this list

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19 Star Trek

Live long and prosper!

How is so much down the order...? Vote for it please...! This is the best series I have ever seen the likes of spock kirk and sulu make it delightful...!

The best thing I ever watched

Superest movie series

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20 Jurassic Park

Should be after LOTR for sure

It’s my favorite series ever so I think it should be in at least the top ten

Jurassic Park is one of the most well written books in history and actually had a decent formula. The movie had somewhat crappy effects here and there but the stroy was good and it's the highest grossing fil ever. Good job speilberg.

How is MCU and Transformers better than the best CGI dinosaur movie? - B1ueNew

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21 Batman

The only movies that planned unrelated sequels, the only way to do it without directors making the sequel a cheap knock-off, like the Star Wars prequels. - HonestKeil17

With the Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises out, the Batman series is so different and dark from other superhero movies and actually has a great story with twists! Definitely deserves to be higher.

All I have to say is "Why so serious? " and why the hell is this number 2? Oh well, The Dark Knight Rises will probably show Chris Nolan's greatnes.

This should be no. 1, Dark Knight Rises just secured that. I almost laughed and cried myself to death after seeing stupid harry potter as no. 1. The list is a joke.

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22 Die Hard

One and three were the best ones

Come out to the coast, we'll have a few laughs... Classic! Die Hard 2 is the best! The Villans are amazing too. The gruber Brothers... And that Army Ranger Dude... Plus the dad from Good Times!

Full of raw Bruce Willis action.

You guys kidding this is the best series ever made true journey of A man who don't wanna die simple AWESOME AND YOU ARE PUTTING IT BELOW TWILIGHT SAGA what GUYS U ALL SUCK VAMPIRES

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23 The Fast and the Furious

Fast and furious is my favorite series of all time, can't wait till the sixth movie comes out.

No, no this is no fair, fast and furious is the the best, it better than harry porter ( though it one of my favourite ), lord of the ring, star wars, godfather and others. I watched 1 to 8 it amazing especially 7,5 and 8 and still expecting the part 9. Believe me it emotional, funny and incredible, you guys should try and check this out.

Fast and furious is the best movie series. Period

I think its best movie full of action, thrill, technology specially cars

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24 The Matrix

"The Matrix" has the most truth to it of all of these series, if you actually pay attention to what the movies are trying to tell you, than you would understand what I am trying to tell y'all. "The Matrix" is the best movie series by a long shot!

Delicious Masterpiece and a unique production! The Matrix trilogy is far far better than the other series. Great action careographies and a meaningful spritual message seperate the movie from other movies in this genre

It was a very fantastic series. Let's notions like it bullet-time originated from this movie. It was well written and contained every kind of action

The 1st one is amazing, but the rest are awful. - awesomedp900

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25 The Hobbit

I don't know what it's doing all the way down here, this along w/ the Lords of the Rings is one of the best series I ve watched. I haven't watched Star Wars so I can't draw a comparison but definitely best of the rest.

good movie

This is one of the best movies I ever saw

Awe-some!

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26 Godzilla

Also 60 years that's long - SOUTHPARKFANHH

Come on, giant mosters fighting in cities. Many o it's movies are very deep and comples, also, some other are very ridiculous and funny!
It may not have the best effects, but they are awesome.

27 Superman

Amazing one and two series. Three is a very funny movie.

I love his abilities

I do not like any of the superman movies, and Batman v Superman ruined my fan made of Batman, but he's still great though.

28 Shrek

Best anime ever!

Shrek is my favorite Animated movie series mainly because of the time period it is set in, the humor and jokes that take place, and the heartbreaking meaning of love it portrays. The cast is pretty good, (Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz) as well as the music.

Shrek is so timeless. I was born in the luckiest generation, because I was fortunate enough to grow up with Shrek, seeing them in theaters.

The first one was really good. The second one had parts of it that were good. The third one was bad and the fourth one was even was even worse

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29 Scream

I definitely love scream! It's intense and shocking and there is a new mystery every movie. I don't know if the show is good but I will definitely watch it. - Averiy

Best series ever.. Its so intense and surprising

One of the funniest films ever, no need to scare, just good to laugh

I love scream ist so fraking good, and you just know that some people are dying. I just LOVE Noah seri. he love killers and is obssesed whit Brandon James

30 The Bourne Series

Non stop action packed enjoyment. Come on now. This movie is kick ass. Yea star wars was great and all. But its old news. A little to far on the fantasy side. I enjoy this a lot because the cia could really have people like this.

Best action and thrill movie ever
Watched over 10 times
Never gets boring

Never saw a movie like dis before of my life... It should be no1. No1 position suits dis movie very well. Waiting to watch the the Bourne legacy movie.. Definite watchable movie.. Matt damons action is a big plus to this movie. He is the only one who can suits to the character of jason bourne.

This is my inspiration movie of action films. I am in love with this movie. maybe it's not the best film of all the time but trust me you won't be regretful for watching this. everything of this movie is AWESOME

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31 Mad Max

If you like post-apocalyptic wasteland and the whole future setting, then you will love mad max. Its weird yet beautiful in a way why was this not on the list sooner vote people! - the-rate-it-guy

A great bike stunt movie in MM1 then post apocalyptic mayhem!

Great trilogy.

Mel Gipson is the BEST actor, He makes you feel the twist.

32 Rambo

This was my first rated R movie ever and I was the happiest little kid the next day just bragging to my friends "I saw Rambo"

Truly an epic series. First Blood (the first part) is one of my favorite movies of all times. Granted Rambo 4 was bad, but the other movies more than made up for it.

First blood is an American classic. The rest however, not so much.

33 Home Alone

Beucase it's the best of all its funny, and it's so epic to find a kid whose kinda smart to protect their house

I loved the kid so protective and entertaining adorable young boy

Best movie so funny I love it the best movie - simpsondude

Home alone is really good. The first and second are the best, the fourth gets worse though, it is hilarious and I watch it every Christmas.

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34 Iron Man

The Iron Man movie series is absolutely brilliant! The humour is hilarious, it never gets old! The action is perfect as not too overtop, even for Tony. The casting is also perfect. Gwyneth makes a brilliant Pepper, Rhodes is great and Happy Hogan is fantastic. But most importantly Robert Downey Jr makes the whole series worth it, there is no other way to put it; he is Iron Man. The trilogy is definitely a must-see. Iron Man is one of those RARE series that doesn't get worse each new addition to the series. Each movie ties in with the previous, never disappointing viewers and giving that very rare sense of continuity that is essential in a movie series. The Iron Man movie series is beautifully action-filled, hilarious to give it that lighthearted feel and perfectly casted. A definite must-see.

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Iron Man 2 is my favourite movie of all time and even though it doesn't follow the same plot as the Comic books, the movie trilogy was absolutely brilliant and I watch it over and over again

This series is so intense and I absolutely LOVE IT! I never get bored while watching it and I highly recommend this series to watch. To be honest the third one is my favorite. There is so much action it this. And Iron Man/Tony Stark/Robert Downey Jr. Is also in The Avengers. AND I'M NOT EVEN GOING TO GET STARTED ON THAT MOVIE! IT'S AWESOME.

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35 Scary Movie

The best comedy if you are a horror fan. - kkkppp

Amazing film - great references, know exactly when to throw jokes in - love it

36 Child's Play

scary

Love the movie haven’t seen 1,2,3, or seed of chucky or bride of chucky but I saw 7th and I have the first chucky movie just haven’t seen it yet

37 Friday the 13th

One of the best and most well known horror franchises of all time.

The most thrilled pack of series

Duh one of the best

38 Men in Black

It is a superb movie. I saw this movie for 10 to 14 times

Superb movie series

This movie recieved the 10th most votes for the greatest movie series ever. If there's one word to describe these movies it's Will Smith.

Talk about a dynamic duo! Go WILL & TOMMIE LEE!

39 Spider Man

Super movie

40 Austin Powers Austin Powers Sir Augustine Danger "Austin" Powers is a fictional character from the Austin Powers series of films, and is created and portrayed by Mike Myers.

Austin powers is one of the greatest comedy series there are, next to ace ventura, Non can beet Mike Myers and Jim Carey for sheer comedy brilliance.
So hope the rumors are true and Austin Powers 4 comes out in 2014

Solid trilogy.

This is mine and my grandads movie! He unfortunately passed away 5 years ago so when I watch this it reminds me of so many times we'd watch this together eating our dinner kebabs! ❤

41 Planet of the Apes

Awesome series which is in fact complete. Takes us full circle and by part five the dismal future we see in the first has been transformed into a harmonious one.

Literally can watch POTA and never get tired of seeing them

Haven't seen this in year, probably not since I lived at home with my parents.

This series could go a long way, if done right!

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42 Marvel's The Avengers

Should be at least top 10

Should be top 5

Good

One of the best featuring movies bringing all heroes together

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43 Sherlock Holmes

This is the best movie series I have ever watched. I think it should be in the top ten list. 50 is a disgrace for such a wonderfully engaging movie.

As Sherlock said... " You only see, but you did not observe... "., the best fictional character..

Awesome serie especially the english version.

Robert Downey Jr is so funny in this it's a wonder he wasn't Jack Sparrow.

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44 Ocean's 11, 12, 13

Good story plot. I expect Reboot with new set of cast...

The ocean's series at no 32! Are you kidding me? And the twilight series at 11? Now you've really got to be kidding me! Oceans should be at least in the top 20 if not the top 10... With a huge star cast of really talented actors and an amazing plot every time it has to be in the top 10..

Keeps you guessing at every turn you never know what is going to happen. It also has a multitude of top notch actors.

One of the best series ever. Straight up. Amazing plot, amazing acting, could rewatch hundreds of times. Amazing plot twists and overall a 10/10 for all the movies.

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45 Final Destination

I love the Final destination seires, actually number 4 was the first horror movie I ever saw. They should really be higher up!

Chilling to the very limit because its deaths are quite plausible

It's really good plus it has surprising twist, this is definitely a must ser

good

46 Dirty Harry

Great trilogy. Went a little off the rails in four and five.

47 Mortal Kombat

Pretty good story, just very old and needs to be redone with better graphics and quality

Need a new movie

48 Predator

This franchise should have been one of the best, but, someone can't seem to get a good break. Director? Producer? , who knows!

49 The Naked Gun
50 Lethal Weapon

The lethal Weapon series is my all time favourite, and I'm only 15 years old. One of the greatest pairings in film history, Mel Gibson and Danny Glover! Love it!

Definitely deserves to be in top 10, all 4 films have everything you need in a good film

This is the movies series I always watch. Should be #1 no other movie series was ever like this. Made 4 fantastic movies.

All four are excellent. Well spaced and thought out with loveable characters and great stories.

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