Unless it’s specifically designed to be a multiple film franchise, most of the time when you hear there’s going to be a sequel to a movie it’s an eye-roll and they usually turn out to be insufferable bores.
However, some sequels are as good as their predecessor and in rare cases even better than the original.
Here are the top eight movie sequels of all time.
The main qualifier for this ranking is that it doesn’t matter how many films are made in the franchise – it could be two or twenty – this is the best successor to the original film. That means it’s literally the second one – and only the second one – because otherwise “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” would absolutely make this list.
There are a lot of sequels to original classics like “Ghostbusters 2” and “Back to the Future 2” that are both above average in their own right but they pale in comparison to their respective predecessors. But in some of these cases, they are arguably better, and sometimes, inarguably.
So here they are: