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.
21 Finding Nemo
22 The Lion King
23 Fantasia
24 The Land Before Time
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