We all are living in a cinematic age where sequels are playing a vital role and every successful movie tries their best in order to bring a sequel to that movie. But, making a sequel is an art and not many have the ability in their hands and minds in order to master that art and end up producing a disastrous movie. People and fans wait for a sequel very anxiously and impatiently with a hope that they’re going to feel the same emotions they felt with the first movie or maybe even better than the first one. But, the industry has produced some amazing nightmares in the terms of sequels for all these years. Also, we have seen some great sequels over the years and today we are going to have a look in the world of sequels, which is big world but when you go for quality the world keeps on shrinking and shrinking. So, here’s our list of 15 Best Sequels according to Rotten Tomatoes and the stats and ratings given by the website.
The decision of keeping the same writers for all three films of Captain America paid-off as the trilogy didn’t leave the grip over its story. The brilliance of the writers at their disposal was easy to witness as we can see that the writers and makers both are in great tune while producing all these three films.
Still, there are some people out there who say that Winter Soldier is better than Civil War but in the end these movies are just clear examples of how you should approach a sequel and with that airport showdown in the movie, it’s easy to say that this movie is one of the very best sequels ever. Also, have a 91% rating by Rotten Tomatoes.
14. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The movie is still one of the very best movies of the Star Wars franchise and has settled some of the most ridiculous records at the box office in terms of collection. The movie has collected a sum of $2.068 billion in comparison to a gross budget of $306 million.
The movie had some new actors and they just double the beauty of the movie’s story and fans were thrilled and more than happy to see a Star Wars movie covered in a different kind of approach by the makers. With some old faces of the franchise doing enough to make fans and critics covering their mouths in excitement is just another statement of this movie’s brilliance. The movie had a rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.
13. War Of The Planet Of The Apes
The ‘Planet of the Apes trilogy’ is a clear and great example of how you should produce movie sequels. As the final movie showcases that Apes are battling against humans in a brutal war and that scene of Caesar’s confrontation with the heartless Colonel is one of the most famous scenes ever.
The movie isn’t a pleasant one but its dark theme was enough to produce a great impressive sequel. The movie is based on a story of humans fighting against monkeys got such a huge fan following and also a great success at the box-office shows how good the CGI’s were in the movie. Rotten Tomatoes gave this movie a rating of 93%.
What a movie it was and James Mangold shows the entire family of filmmakers and to the world that how you should plan a see-off when you have characters like Professor X and Wolverine at your disposal. The job Mangold had was a really tough one but you have to say that he just over exceeded the expectations by delivering a movie full of violence, blood, claws, and was an R-rated movie. The movie came in a different approach and people just loved it and also had a rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.
11. The Dark Knight
When the news came out that Christopher Nolan is going to direct The Dark Knight, the fans went almost relax on their couches and critics has already written their articles full of praise about the movie as we all knew that we are going to see a different kind of Batman movie and this is going to be one of the greatest of all-time and Nolan repaid the amount of gigantic trust the whole world has had in him. The movie has just redefined DC and the movie had a rating of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes.
10. Finding Dory
Pixar has been criticized for their too much reliance on their sequels. But, after the success of Finding Nemo, it was Finding Dory which came into theaters after a long gap of 13 years. The movie was an absolute genius by the makers and also gained a lot of popularity among the hearts of critics even.
The movie was praised for being humorously well and also a movie which provoked the thoughts of people in many ways and direction. The movie made its place in the hearts of people of all ages. Rotten Tomatoes gave this movie a rating of 94%.
This movie is a clear exception in this list and also when it came out in theatres. The movie was a solid proof that Rocky has what it takes to be a franchise on which you can pull the crowds. The movie served both as a spinoff and a sequel and provided a brand new life to the franchise. Sylvester Stallone is the one who is always the main man of the movie and he was in this one also despite playing the role of a coach.
With Creed II coming in some time, a lot of expectations are with that movie after having such a big hit standing behind it. Rotten Tomatoes got very impressed by this movie and gave it a rating of 95%.
8. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Hello, Potter fans! How can we not have a movie from the rich list of Harry Potter Series in a list of best sequels as it is one of the most popular and legendary series of all-time and it’s hard to compare any other series or franchise in terms of the impact this series has down in the minds and lives of people all over the globe.
The movie was a ride full of emotions and memories of the past, with all the memories we have made with their series in all these years was standing on the edge of the end when this movie got released in theatres. The movie was a great and legendary mix of great storyline and cinematic effects. Rotten Tomatoes gave this movie a rating of 96%.
7. The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
It’s the third installment of Sergio Leone’s famous Dollars trilogy, as the story was centered on two men who made an alliance after the happening of a scam. The quest leads them to the conclusion that the money is buried down there in the desert and they have to find it. Both of them have to compete with each other, the film has been appreciated as a big influence on legendary directors like Tarantino and many. The movie got a rating of 97% from Rotten Tomatoes.
6. The Godfather: Part II
Francis Ford Coppola is the man who just sent already established series to even a higher note by putting a gripping story with a mix of great direction. The movie has also won the award for being Best Picture and was also hailed by many cruel critics of the industry. The debate is still in there that whether the movie is better than its previous one or not. But, Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a rating of 97%.
5. Mad Max: Fury Road
George Miller is the man who is responsible for giving this mad and amazing movie to the world and we all hope and hope that somewhere in the incoming days maybe we will get another movie like this. The movie is a non-stop chase movie but the manner in which they have shown it is simply incredible and the inclusion of Tom Hardy just made the film even better.
Also, it was Charlize Theron who collected a lot of praise for her tremendous role in the movie. The movie was a great success at box office and also had a tremendous success at the box-office in terms of money. The movie got a rating of 97% by Rotten Tomatoes.
Alien and Aliens are completely different from one another, but the movie surely has a great connection in terms of success in-between them. The movie is full of terror and suspense and in this one, we experience horror things with a lot of actions scenes in it. It’s not easy to make a sequel to a movie which is having aliens in it but it was done perfectly by the makers of the movie. The movie also was a bundle of fresh ideas and was a perfect treat for the fans of the previous movie. It got a rating of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.
3. Mad Max 2: Road Warrior
Mad Max caper was a classic cult film, most of the readers and filmy nerds would say that there are many sequels in the line better than this. But, without taking anything away from the movie, we have to accept that this movie was clearly a major improvement in terms of building a world and also showcasing action sequences. The movie got a rating of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and is about characters that helped a group of people in order to steal oil from a goon.
2. Evil Dead 2
The first Evil Dead movie by Sam Raimi was a piece of absolute genius and it was followed by this sequel to the fullest. This movie used the darkness and also zaniness is the things which made this movie a huge hit in the hearts of people. It’s still one of the craziest and amazing horror movies of all-time. The rating this movie got on the Rotten Tomatoes clearly tells us how great this movie is as it got a rating of 98%.
1. The Bride Of Frankenstein
We all have a desire in our hearts that one day someone will love us in the way nobody has done before to anybody, no matter how strong and solid we portray ourselves in front of the people and world. The movie has shown us one of the most strange love stories of all-time.
There are too many Frankenstein movies since the history and it’s hard to pick one but this sequel right here is still the greatest and most popular from all of them. The movie is a piece of genius from its makers and the movie had a mix of gothic beauty with campy fun also in it. The rating it had is 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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