Top Ten Tuesday! The Ten Best Movie Sequels Ever

With the recent debut of Guardians of the Galaxy vol. II and the return of the Alien movie franchise in ten days, I thought I’d explore sequels. Personally, I rarely like sequels. If you disagree with my list of the best sequels, please feel free to add your opinion in the comments, but if you want to add one to the list, say which one you’d take off the list.

10. Men in Black III: For the rest of this list I averaged the rankings of several websites and surveys, but this choice was all mine. If you enjoyed the first Men in Black movie, watch part two and then this one, MIB3. The last chapter in the trilogy ties everything together brilliantly with heart and humor.

9. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Like I said, from here on this list is an average from several sites. I don’t see this one ranking as an all timer. Sure, who doesn’t love Ricardo Montalban and seeing Spock buy the farm? But a top ten sequel? And seriously, how old were the people that ranked this movie this high?

8. The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers: I think the series as a whole should rank right up there on the list of all movie franchises. Honestly, they all blur together in my head and I can’t remember anything specific from any one of them. If the world says this was the best one, I’ll buy it.

7. The Dark Knight: Propelled by Heath Ledger’s brilliantly creepy Joker this film stands out as the best of the series.

6. Silence of The Lambs: Few people realize that this suspense/thriller is actually a sequel to 1986’s Manhunter that featured another detective on the trail of Hannibal Lecter.

5. Terminator 2: Judgement Day: I saw this. It was a good sequel, but I don’t know if it was top 5 all time. What do you think?

4. Aliens: Number two in the Alien series back when Sigourney Weaver was still kicking Alien ass.

3. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: In the first movie Princess Leia kisses her brother. This movie she kisses Han Solo. She was kind of an intergalactic slut don’t you think? Still everyone loves this because Luke got his hand cut off.

2. Toy Story 2: As good as the first, but for my money, I’d include Toy Story 3 in place of this. It’s hilarious.

1. The Godfather Part II: To be honest, I’ve never watched a Godfather movie from start to finish. I’m just not into blood and murder. I’m more of a comedy kind of guy. I do however know all the classic lines.

So, what movies would you put in your top ten sequels list, and which ones on this list would you take out?

Have a great Tuesday! ~Phil

32 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday! The Ten Best Movie Sequels Ever

  1. I had no idea Silence of the Lambs was a sequel! *shiver*

    • I didn’t either. I’ve never heard of the first one.

      • It stars William Peterson (known as Gil Grissom on the original CSI-Las Vegas). I own the movie but honestly have never completely watched it. Knowing this, I now have to go back and check it out again!

      • Interesting! I may go back and check it out too!

      • I wasn’t thrilled with the sequels to Silence…I thought they were slightly dramatic and overly done. They seemed to be desperately trying to out do Silence, which I kinda consider a classic horror, now. Are you back from Vacay?

      • I didn’t see any of the sequels to silence of the lambs. Yes, I’m back from vacation. Wish I was still on vacation.

      • Aw… :o)

        I always tell everyone do not speak to me for at least a week after returning from vacation! It takes me a while to appreciate them again! Well, “welcome back.” Ha… :o))

      • Thank you. And thank you for stopping by to leave so many messages. I’ll be over to visit your blog this evening.

      • No worries. 🙂 No pressures. I truly like it here and you’re always so generous with the little orange stars, so never feel obligated to comment, trust. Have a wonderful evening…❤︎

      • Yes, but I don’t want to be the person that runs around just hitting like it not really reading peoples stuff. You have been more than generous with your likes and genuine comments.

      • aww, such a sweet sentiment. 🙂 and thanks for your kind words….you do have quite a generous spirit. I admire that.

  2. I rarely agree with these sort of lists, but in this case, it’s pretty much spot on for me.

  3. All time greats: Silence of the Lambs, Godfather 2, Aliens…in that order. I’m not into Sci Fi, people don’t get it.

  4. I would remove Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers. That trilogy also blurs into one film in my head too, but not for good reasons! It wasn’t my bag at all.
    I’m sticking Ghostbusters 2 in there instead. Total ridiculousness done right 😉

  5. For me this’d be an epic fail
    I’m not a sequels type of gal
    If these ranked in the top for you
    Then why not? They’re my favorites too!

  6. Leia actually kisses Luke in The Empire Strikes Back, not in A New Hope. 😉

  7. Can’t think of a sequel that really worked. I think MIB did as close to the best job. The Rocky series got tiresome real fast.

  8. Are you familiar with the Highlander movie series? First one was epic and fabulous! The sequel…we walked out of the theater. Horrible. Two more after that were ok…but nothing ever matched the original. Good list! 🙂

  9. The Bourne Supremacy. All of those movies were pure entertainment and I loved them,

    • I imagine that they were probably very good. I had previously read all of the books, so I didn’t want to watch the movies because I would be disappointed if the actors characters work the same as they were in my imagination when I read the books

      • Books are always better. I wanted to send hate mail to Robert Redford, after I watched the Horse Whisperer. What an abomination that movie was!!

      • I’m sure sometimes the authors of books would like to send hate mail to the people that make movies out of them. My understanding is that once you sign away the movie rights for a book they can do just about anything they want with it in the movie.

      • Great for an author to have written a book so incredible it turns into a movie – but not if its essence is completely lost. What a damn shame!

      • I’m sure some of their disappointment in seeing their work turned into something else is questioned by the fact that they probably got a very nice check. I hope someday to be lucky enough to be disappointed in a movie made from my book

      • Damn good point, Phil. Money makes a lot of things better. Ha!

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