Top 10 Movies Where the Original Was the Best in Their Franchise

Sometimes the original is the best in a film franchise some times it isn't. It always varies from time to time. For this list all movie genres are allowed. You might see a lot of horror movie entries on this list.

The Top Ten

1 The Matrix

Honestly the sequels fall very short...

2 Terminator

As good as Terminator 2 is it doesn't beat Terminator one in my opinion.

3 Back to the Future

I agree that the original one was their best but there's no denying that the entire series was a brilliant one. - LightningBlade

4 Raiders of the Lost Ark

I liked some Indiana Jones sequels but to be 100% honest the first is still the best.

5 Paranormal Activity

The sequels lacked the scary part, however the first one however got that right.

6 Poltergeist

Easily better then Poltergeist II and III no contest.

7 Psycho

This one is quite easy to explain and self explanatory.

8 The Godfather

Godfather II and III were good but the first one is more memorable.

Godfather II is better. - BeatlesFan1964

9 Ice Age

To be honest the sequels were ok but did not surpass the first.

10 Transformers

This movie did not see a bajillion sequels it's a dead cash cow.

The Contenders

11 Saw
12 Jurassic Park
13 Speed
14 Shrek
15 Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
16 Iron Man
17 Guardians of the Galaxy
18 Ghostbusters
19 Toy Story
20 Monsters, Inc.
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