Top 10 Best Movie Prequels

Ever watched a movie and wondered what happened before the opening scene? Ever wanted to dive deeper into your favorite characters' backstories, discovering the who, what, when, and why of their lives before the events of the original film? That's exactly where prequels come in! They help to build richer, more intricate universes, shedding light on the moments that shaped the characters we've grown to love (or love to hate). It's like getting a time machine that takes us back to where it all started.

These are films that dared to rewind the clock and explore the past, often enriching our understanding of the story and the characters in unexpected ways. From spellbinding prequels that show us the humble beginnings of our favorite action heroes to films that unravel the untold past of infamous villains, these prequels captivated audiences with compelling narratives and revealed previously unexplored aspects of familiar stories.
The Top Ten
1 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Am I the only one who likes this more than the original movies, including Empire Strikes Back?

Best Star Wars prequel. Almost as good as the originals.

I don't care what people say. This is the best movie ever!

2 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
3 X-Men: First Class

Origins Wolverine is boring. First Class will be a classic in the future!

4 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

This was great. In spite of the filler, you could see that there was a good movie hiding in The Hobbit trilogy, but that good movie was harder to spot in the other two movies. (The good movie, though, is called the "Cardinal Cut")

5 Prometheus
6 Monsters University

It can't live up to the original, but this is a smart prequel with a powerful, unconventional message.

7 Rise of the Planet of the Apes

It rises above the rest of the movies with apes in the title, especially when compared to the Tim Burton remake.

8 Bumblebee
9 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

All Indiana Jones movies are great, except for the movie with Shia LaBeouf.

10 Alien: Covenant

Everyone hates this, except me.

The Contenders
11 The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Although the movie follows the adventures of the Man With No Name, he's not the central character of the film. Set in New Mexico in 1862, the story follows the exploits and misadventures of a bandit named Tuco, played by Eli Wallach. He is trying to get revenge and money from his scam partner, the Man With No Name, whom he almost affectionately dubs "Blondie." Betrayal, slapstick, torture, and violent bromance ensue as the two are forced to work together to find buried Confederate gold.

As a prequel, it's good. As a standalone film, it's a masterpiece. Dramatic, tense, powerful, emotional, beautifully crafted, and side-splittingly hilarious.

It's not for everyone, but as my kind of film, it's perfect. A beautiful, rugged work of art. And Eli Wallach flawlessly burns up the screen in the role of a lifetime. This is his movie and he owns every second of his screentime.

12 Puss in Boots
13 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
14 The Godfather Part II
15 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
16 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
17 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
18 The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
19 Minions
20 Red Dragon
21 Oz the Great and Powerful
22 Scooby Doo: The Mystery Begins

The only live-action Scooby Doo movie I can watch as many times and not get bored of it.

Blows the first two movies out of the water and was pretty solid itself.

23 Star Trek
24 Star Trek Into Darkness
25 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
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