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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.

Watch the Trailer

# 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.

Watch the Trailer

# 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.

Watch the Trailer

# 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

Watch the Trailer

# 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!

Watch the Trailer

# 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


      4 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!


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