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09 Oct 2010, 3:14 am

I haven't done a Top Ten list in a long while so here are my top ten films that either reached the heights of the original (or came damn near close to it) or surpass their predessor.



10. The Godfather Part II (1974)--This film made sequels revelevant and many considered to be as great as the 1972 original and some even better.



9. Rocky II (1979)--It picks up where the original Rocky left off but with a different twist to the story. It's also Sylvester Stallone's directorial debut.



8. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)--The best Indy sequel of all-time that is pretty damn close to the perfect action-adventure movie. Plus Sean Connery plays Indiana Jones' dad, how could anyone NOT like this?



7. Back to the Future Part II (1989)--Even though it's not perfect like the first film, it's still one of the best sequels I've ever seen. Who knew that a sports almanac would change the course of time...ooops sorry if you haven't seen it yet.



6. Aliens (1986)--In my opinion, it's better than the 1979 original because it's more action and Signorney Weaver's character of Ellen Ripley gets even tougher against those alien b*****s!!



5. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)--There is a reason why this won Best Picture of 2003, because it's considered the best "third" film of all-time by many people. There is a better "third" movie in my opinion and it ain't of the king, it's of the Jedi...speaking of which.



4. Return of the Jedi (1983)--I used to bag on that movie for having a unrealstic ending with the Ewoks from Endor beating the Galatic Empire, but now I root for those furry little buggers even they do get on my nerves. Plus, you get three battle scenes at the end and Princess Leia in a bikini. What more could a Star Wars geek ask for?



3. The Dark Knight (2008)--Sequel to the 2005 reboot franchise as the Batman going after the Joker (played by Heath Ledger in one of his last and best roles to date). Even though I like the 1989 verison slightly better, this is still one of the finest Batman movies ever therefore the best Bat-sequel ever!



2. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)--To quote the Nostalgia Critic, while The Terminator may have revolutionized the sci-fi action genre, T2 pefected it with special effects that still to this day is one of the best I've seen and the acting was better than it was in the original.



and #1 BEST SEQUEL OF ALL-TIME...



The Empire Strikes Back (1980)--Unlike the other two films in the original trilogy, the protagaongists lose the battle as Darth Vader and his Empire were at their most evil while we are introduced to the 900 year old Jedi master named Yoda. It had the best story, acting, and cliffhanger film of not only in the Star Wars universe but in cinema as well. This film even surpasses A New Hope as the ultimate Star Wars film.



Here are my honorable mentions:



Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

Rocky IV (1985)

The Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Superman II (1981)

The Road Warrior (1981)

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

X2: X-Men United (2003)

Clerks 2 (2006)

Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)



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09 Oct 2010, 7:59 am

I agree with

The Godfather II
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Aliens

but not with the others.

I would include:

The Bourne Ultimatum ( the third one )
Batman Returns ( Burton )
For a Few Dollars More
Addams Family Values ( with Joan Cusack as the nanny )
The Wrong Trousers ( Wallace and Gromit )
The Pink Panther Strikes Again ( with Herbert Lom "getting better every day" )
Asterix and Cleopatra ( Gerard Depardieu, Alain Chabat )

Plus honourable mentions:

The Naked Gun ( 2 1/2 )
Jurassic Park III
The Prisoner of Azkabhan ( Harry Potter )
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09 Oct 2010, 10:01 am

ouinon wrote:
I agree with

The Godfather II
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Aliens

but not with the others.

I would include:

The Bourne Ultimatum ( the third one )
Batman Returns ( Burton )
For a Few Dollars More
Addams Family Values ( with Joan Cusack as the nanny )
The Wrong Trousers ( Wallace and Gromit )
The Pink Panther Strikes Again ( with Herbert Lom "getting better every day" )
Asterix and Cleopatra ( Gerard Depardieu, Alain Chabat )

Plus honourable mentions:

The Naked Gun ( 2 1/2 )
Jurassic Park III
The Prisoner of Azkabhan ( Harry Potter )
.


I agree with....

Aliens - I love Alien as well, just for the record :D
Godfather 2
The Dark Knight
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The Empire Strikes Back
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King


Honourable mentions
Batman Returns
X Men 2
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Disagree with
Return of the Jedi - One word, Ewoks. They made the movie sadly anticlimatic.
Jurassic Park 3 - Alan Grant can now talk to raptors? Please....


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09 Oct 2010, 10:20 am

I loved Empire Strikes Back (my favourite of the series).

I would also mention The French Connection II (with Gene Hackman). I liked this one better than the first movie.



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09 Oct 2010, 10:54 am

Here are my top 10 sequel. There all 2 movies:
10)Superman II
9)X2 X-Men United
8)Shrek 2
7)Spider-Man 2
6)Star Trek II The Wrath Of Khan
5)The Lord Of The Rings The Two Towers
4)Terminator 2 Judgement Day
3)Toy Story 2
2)The Dark Knight
1)Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back

Here is a list of my top 7 threequels. Thats all I could think of:
7)Star Trek III The Search For Spock
6)Back To The Future Part III
5)Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
4)Star Wars Episode VI Return Of The Jedi
3)Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
2)The Lord Of The Rings The Return Of The King
1)Toy Story 3



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10 Oct 2010, 4:08 am

Three Colours - Red



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10 Oct 2010, 6:41 am

Gremlins 2 is enjoyable and wacky and as good as the original.



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12 Oct 2010, 3:52 pm

Spider-Man 2
Shrek 2
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
X2: X-Men United
Toy Story 3
The Dark Knight
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Bourne Supremacy
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Honorable mentions...

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Terminator 2
Toy Story 2
X-Men 3
Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull


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22 Oct 2010, 9:51 am

Here is a list of my top 7 four movies:
7)Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
6)Terminator Salvation
5)Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
4)TMNT
3)Shrek Forever After
2)Star Trek IV The Voyage Home
1)Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

my top 3 five movies:
3)Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones
2)Superman Returns
1)Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

my top 3 six movies:
3)Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
2)Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country
1)Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

the only seventh movie I can think of is:
Star Trek Generations

and finally the only eighth movie I can think of is:
Star Trek First Contact