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Best Movie Sequels of All Time - Top Movie Sequels

Updated on July 25, 2014

Clip from Blade 2

# 20 Blade 2

Released in 2002


Starring: Wesley Snipes and Kris Kristofferson


Budget: $50 Million Dollars


Box Office: $155,010,032


In this sequel to Blade, we find our vampire hero battling a new vampire strain, the Reaper virus. This makes Blade find alliances with his once enemies.

Watch a clip from Meet the Fockers

# 19 Meet the Fockers

Released in 2004


Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, and Terri Polo


Budget: $80 Million Dollars


Box Office: $516,642,939


The Byrnes family finally meets the Focker family.

Watch a Clip from Scream 2

# 18 Scream 2

Released in 1997


Starring: Courtney Cox, Neve Campbell, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jerry O'Connell, and David Arquette.


Budget: $24 Million Dollars


Box Office: $172,363,301


Scream 2 begins two years after the first Scream movie. It follows Sydney who is now in college and dealing with a new killer.

Watch a clip from "Back to the Future 2"

# 17 Back to the Future II

Released in 1989


Starring: Michael J Fox, Lea Thompson, and Christopher Lloyd.


Budget: $40 Million Dollars


Box Office: $ 331,950,002


Starting at the exact moment the other film ended, Marty McFly travels to the future of 2015 and then has to head back to the past in 1955, to fix things in 1985. While Marty is back in 1955, he has to make sure he doesn't run into his other self who is in the past from the first Back to the Future movie.



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# 16 Gremlins2: The New Batch

Released in 1990


Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, and John Glover


Budget: $50 Million


Box Office: $41,482,207 (In the US)


The Gremlins are back and this time they are in control of a sky scrapper in the middle of New York City.

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# 15 X2: X-Men United

Released in 2003


Starring: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Famke Janssen, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, and James Marsden


Budget: $110 Million Dollars


Box Office: $407,711,549


There has been a mutant assassination attempt on the president of the United States. The mutants have to band together to stop the newest threat.

Watch a Clip from Spider Man 2

# 14 Spider Man 2

Released in 2004


Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco


Budget: $200 Million Dollars


Box Office: $783,766,341


Peter Parker battles Doctor Octopus and his feelings grow for Mary-Jane.

Watch a Clip from Lethal Weapon 2

# 13 Lethal Weapon 2

Released in 1989


Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Joe Pesci


Budget: $25 Million Dollars


Box Office: $227,853,986


Riggs and Murtaugh are pursuing criminals that are South African Diplomats.

Watch The Rocky Training Montage

# 12 Rocky II

Released in 1979


Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, and Carl Weathers


Budget: $7 Million Dollars


Box Office: $200,182,160


Apollo has challenged Rocky to a re-match but Rocky declines at first. Adrian supports this decisions but soon Rocky runs into financial problems and he finds himself in the ring with Apollo Creed once more.

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# 11 Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Released in 2013


Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth


Budget: $130 Million Dollars


Box Office: $864.6 Million Dollars


Katniss and Peeta find themselves thrown back into the Hunger Games after they successfully won the first one. While the districts begin a rebellion.


Watch a clip from The Bourne Supremacy

# 10 The Bourne Supremacy

Released in 2004


Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, and Franka Potente


Budget: $75 Million Dollars


Box Office: $ 288,500,217


Jason Bourne is framed by the CIA and is forced to use his skills to set things right.

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# 9 Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Released in 1991


Starring: Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger


Budget: $ 94 Million Dollars


Box Office: $519,843,345


John Connor is now 10 years old and living with a foster family. His mother is in an insane asylum. A new type of terminator is sent back in time to kill John and his mother but this time Arnold's terminator is the guy protecting John Connor and his mother.

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# 8 Ghostbusters II

Released in 1989


Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, and Harold Ramis


Budget: $37 Million Dollars


Box Office: $215,394,738


A river of goo is discovered under the city and is bringing out the worst in people and stirring up paranormal activity. The Ghostbusters are back to save the city once more.

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# 7 The Dark Knight

Released in 2008


Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, and Morgan Freeman


Budget: $185 Million Dollars


Box Office: $1.005 Billion Dollars


Batman goes up against the Joker in this sequel.

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# 6 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Released in 2002


Starring: Ian McKellan, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, and Orlando Bloom.


Budget: $ 94 Million Dollars


Box Office: $926,047, 111


Frodo and Sam continue their journey to destroy the ring while the fellowship has been divided and is fighting various battles against Saruman.

Watch a Clip from "Harry Potter"

# 5 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Released in 2004


Starring: Daniel Radcliff, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.


Budget: $130 Million Dollars


Murderer Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban, and Harry is learning how to defend himself against dementors.


Box Office: $796,688,549



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# 4 Aliens

Released in 1986


Starring: Sigourney Weaver


Budget: $18.5 Million Dollars


Box Office: $131,060,248


Ripley has floated in space for over 57 years in a deep sleep. When she awakes as the only survivor from the ship Nostromo and no evidence of the alien species she claims killed her crew. She is stripped of her space flight license.

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# 3 Toy Story 2

Released in 1999


Starring: Tim Allen and Tom Hanks


Budget: $90 Million Dollars


Box Office: $485,015,179


The story start where the last movie ended. The toys have moved into a new house with Andy and his family and are one big happy family until someone steals Woody!

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# 2 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Released in 1984


Starring: Harrison Ford and Kate Capshaw


Budget: $28.17 Million Dollars


Box Office: $333,107,271


Indiana Jones is asked by villagers in an Indian village to find their lost children. Jones's search brings him to Pankot Palace and the secrets it holds.

Watch the Battle at Hoth

# 1 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Released in 1980


Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher


Budget: $25 Million Dollars


Box Office: $538,375,067


Three years after the first movie, the rebel alliance has been driven to an icy planet called Hoth.

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    • Sami Hanson profile image

      Sami 3 years ago from Kansas

      I haven't seen even some of the original movies you listed, let alone the sequels. However, the sequels that I have seen are on the list as well. Catching Fire would definitely have to be closer to number one on my list, though. Great hub!