5 Best Movie Sequels

You watch a real good movie and at the end you hope there is some sign or dialogue that guarantees that there is going to be a sequel; you come out happy and wait till the sequel is out. And when the sequel is out, it doesn’t disappoint you. Only a portion of Hollywood sequels have ever managed to be as good as the original and sometimes have managed to be even better. Here is a list of some of the best movie sequels ever.

The Godfather, Part II (1974)

The Godfather, Part II (1974)

1. The Godfather, Part II (1974)

Probably one of the best sequels ever made. If Godfather revived Francis Ford Coppola’s almost written off career, then God father II cemented him as one of the greatest directors of the last century. Not everyone can make a classic better, but Coppola achieved the impossible with this movie. Robert De Niro was such a brilliant addition to Al Pacino’s dominance in the movie.

Evil Dead II (1987)

Evil Dead II (1987)

2. Evil Dead II (1987)

This is more a remake than a sequel, but that fact does nothing to make it one of the best horror movie sequels. There was the same level of excitement, thrill and more importantly the horror factor was kept intact and does not not induce yawns or laughter like some of the other horror movie sequels do.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

The original was one of a kind. Terminator had a comparatively small budget and a lot of ingenuity involved. When the sequel was made the budget got bigger and the technology better and instead of letting us down, it became a hit on its own right, so much so that it could not be compared with the original. Terminator 2 also deserves to be on any list of best made movie sequels.

Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

4. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

You can’t be blamed if you lost track of the number of sequels this movie has spawned, but each has been equally exciting and fast paced than the previous installment. You know what is going to happen; Bruce Willis is going to beat up the bad guys single handedly and save the day and yet you look forward expectantly to the next movie and that has been the magic of the Die Hard series.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

5. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

A wonderful sequel to a feel good, funny movie involving a mischievous and intelligent kid that did not disappoint. Culkin did not turn out to be too cute and the plot too was interesting, even if you knew all along he’d get out of it. Although the same cannot be said about the third installment, credit must be given to Home Alone 2 and Culkin’s adorable characterization of the lost but brave kid.

  • The Godfather, Part II (1974)
  • Evil Dead II (1987)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  • Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

It requires a lot of effort and hard work to make that perfect sequel that stand up to the careful scrutiny and critique of the audience and some sequels have managed to do just that. Instead of trying to milk out the successes of the original, the sequels have gone further and have been much better to watch.

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