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 then 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")

I like the Desolation of Smaug the best. The first one, nothing really happened other than Bilbo finding the ring. The last one was okay, but the second one is the best. The movies could have been a lot better, though.

All three were great

5 Prometheus

Prequel all the way

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 movie with apes in the title. Especially when 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

I haven't seen it yet

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, 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

Thank god it's only Puss.

13 The Godfather Part II

The first one is better

14 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
15 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

RoTS is better. This one rots.

16 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Not watched it yet, but seems good. I see fire.

17 The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

All Hobbit movies are good.

18 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Another one which I like

19 Minions

Not that good, but funny.

20 Red Dragon
21 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.

This movie was stupid

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