Best Movie Sequels (Second Movie Only)

What are the best second movies of any series? Star Wars counts as two separate trilogies.
The Top Ten
1 The Dark Knight The Dark Knight Product Image

Batman Begins was a great introduction, but it wouldn't be Batman without the menacing and truly terrifying Joker, portrayed by Heath Ledger.

Close 123 for me between Dark Knight, T2 and Aliens. But I can't get over Heath Ledgers portrayal of the Joker.

I knew it. This is 100% better than Batman begins

It was a tough call between the empire strikes back and this, but in the end, the dark knight wins hands down

2 The Empire Strikes Back The Empire Strikes Back Product Image

The original Star Wars was a classic with revolutionary special effects that made it what it is. As much as I liked the original, the sequal added more characts and added on to the orignal story, infact it's my favorite movie. I actually felt like the end opened up the story for the sixth movie more than it concluded the story itself though.

Why isn't this number 1?

This is on here 2 times

3 Terminator 2 Terminator 2 Product Image

This is a great movie and one of my all time favorite. It is better then the 1st (it was also very good). But what is New Moon doing here, it should be on worst sequels.

My favourite movie ever. Though the first was a classic, this is even better. Legendary.

Terminator was great, but it was missing a lot. T2 solved most everything.

An improvement on the series and turned the tables a bit. Also a fun action film

4 The Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers The Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers Product Image

A masterpiece created from a book that is even better than the awesome writhings of Tolkien.

Battle of Helms Deep still holds up. This movie has aged really well.

Every movie in the trilogy is perfect. But I think Two Towers is the most darkest LOTR movie.

Yep this is number one

5 Aliens Aliens Product Image

Should be in the top 3 at least. It's definitely a better sequel than Dead Man's Chest, Toy Story 2, or Superman II.

Absolutely, by and far, the most fantastic sci-fi action. Ripley easily the best and baddest female heroine ever.

Sigourney Weaver, James Cameron, machine guns and tons of aliens. This one is a shoe in.

Not just best sequel but one of best movies of all time. It's Game over man, game over.

6 The Godfather II The Godfather II Product Image

What Godfather 1 was considered the best movie of all time. Even part 2 kinda sucks. Nothing can beat part 1.

You can't be serious to be put the Godfather number 5. It is the first ever sequel to win Best Picture.

The fact that it is nearly on par with the original shows how good the movie is.

Robert de Niro as Vito just stole the heart away...Best sequel ever!

7 Toy Story 2 Toy Story 2 Product Image

Way better than the rest. The first is great, but the second one is the best. The third, ehh...and I don't know how the 4th one will do?

It has the smallest lack of originality, even though the Toy Story trilogy is very strong.

I like this one over number 3. Out of the 3 this one is the most underrated.

Not as good ad the first, but still great!

8 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Product Image

I have the dunken swagger walk down packed. Captain jack sparrow is the best of the best. This is my all time favorite movie. Awesome job Johnny Depp. I just have to meet you one day. You did one hella job.

A severely underrated movie overall but definitely an underrated sequel. I am glad to see it made the top ten.

9 Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man 2 Product Image

Better than the original with greater characters and a stronger plot.

This movie came out when I was about ten years old. and it still amazes me in its quality. good acting, good cinematography, good special effects, and above all else, compelling plot.

10 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Captain America: The Winter Soldier Product Image
The Contenders
11 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Product Image

Should be number 1

12 Back to the Future Part II Back to the Future Part II Product Image

The first movie is undeniably an all-time classic, which has more class than any movie from the 00's. However, Part 2 delivers even more of a punch when you have to deal with a time paradox, in an alternate time-line. You can't beat these sequels!

Where's our hover boards

13 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Product Image

Heck yes! Why isn't this above stupid Star Wars?

14 Shrek 2 Shrek 2 Product Image

It may not be my favourite second film, but I voted for it anyway because unlike most other sequels, I thought it was way better and more original than its predecessor. Unfortunately, the franchise went way downhill after that.

This one is the best Shrek title. In my opinion, it is way better than How to Spank Your Dragon 2 and the Butt Baby.

I am not a fan of this movie, I like the first one better.

Childhood sequel. As good as the original.

15 The Wrath Of Khan The Wrath Of Khan Product Image
16 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Product Image

This movie was good as the as the original. Too bad that this was already the last Home Alone movie that was great.

Home Alone part 1 was better, part 2 is spoiling me New York, I'm going there in 2 days.

Almost as good and classic as the first. And, in some ways, better.

It's very good, not as good as the first, but good nevertheless.

17 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Product Image
18 The Lost World - Jurassic Park The Lost World - Jurassic Park Product Image

I think part 1 and 2 sucks. But my rating is a tie breaker, so I don't which one is better, but Jurassic Park 3 is the worst. Its too short and boring.

In total agreement with the guy below me, execpt for all three, JP3 sucks! Regardless, check tis movie out!

19 Saw II Saw II Product Image
20 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Product Image
21 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Product Image

What is this doing under new moon? Vote this up!

22 Superman II Superman II Product Image

Better then the first and the best in the series!

23 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Product Image
24 Godzilla: King of the Monsters Godzilla: King of the Monsters

The movie was really good. Critics mean nothing and they are clueless. This is what a true fan deserves. Better than the first movie (2014) and a million times better than Skull Island. Godzilla KOTM is already my favorite movie of all time!

25 Top Gun: Maverick
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