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25 Movie Sequels That Outshine Their Original Films

Movie franchises are a big part of the cinema industry, and fans love to be involved in their development. What’s better than cleverly written and connected movie sequels, right? More often than not, movie sequels ruin the fun and make the experience monotonous. But there are some sequels which are, in fact, better than originals and have up our experiences. We all have our opinions when it comes to marking our favorite sequels, but these are the most popular opinions we came across. Here are the 25 movie sequels that outshine their original films:

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier25 Movie Sequels That Outshine Their Original Films
Black Widow and Captain America

2. High School Musical 2

25 Movie Sequels That Outshine Their Original Films
HSM 2 cast

3. Shrek 2

Shrek 2 25 Movie Sequels That Outshine Their Original Films
Fans think this one is funnier than the original

4. Airplane II: The Sequel

Airplane II: The Sequel 25 Movie Sequels That Outshine Their Original Films
The sequel was sillier, but more enjoyable than the first

5. Back To The Future Part II

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Fans found everything about the sequel better than the original, although critically, first one was better.

6. Star Trek: First Contact

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7. The Godfather: Part II

25 Movie Sequels That Outshine Their Original Films
Vito Corleone’s back story and everything in all about the movie is a treasure

8. Frozen 2

Frozen 2 25 Movie Sequels That Outshine Their Original Films
The characters’ development makes the film more relatable and enjoyable

9. Hellboy II: The Golden Army

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The sequel showed better artistic style and the character growth was cleverly developed.

10. Blade II

Blade II 25 Movie Sequels That Outshine Their Original Films
It has better action than the first

11. The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight 25 Movie Sequels That Outshine Their Original Films
Joker definitely made it creepier and more interesting

12. Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

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Fans thought the second movie has more developed characters and they loved Davy Jones as a villain.

13. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 25 Movie Sequels That Outshine Their Original Films
The action, CGI, and the plot are better than the original, which was also great.

14. Kung Fu Panda 3

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The first two are good too, but this one brings the entire plot together and is way more funny and entertaining.

15. Toy Story 2

Toy Story 2 25 Movie Sequels That Outshine Their Original Films
This sequel is more fun to watch, since all of them finally become a team.

16. Cheaper By The Dozen 2

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The first part was absolutely hilarious but the second part is even more funny.

17. Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2 25 Movie Sequels That Outshine Their Original Films
Fans found Peter Parker in this sequel to be more relatable than the first part

18. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

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The quality of the film and the action was top-notch. It gave the genre a new definition

19. Deadpool 2

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The characters and the plot, altogether, gave an even great experience

20. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn

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It wasn’t just scarier than the first, it was also funnier.

21. The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride

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The movie had even more interesting characters and was so well-connected with the original.

22. Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2 Review | Vanity Fair
Everything in the sequel was better, the music, the jokes and the overall experience.

23. Bad Boys 2

Bad Boys 2 Review | Movie - Empire

24. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - IMDb
It was really great to watch them become a better team, plus the music, action, and the characters (baby Groot) made it better.

25. Rush Hour 2

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Funnier than the first one

The originals, of course, have to be good, too, since they set the groundwork for the sequels. But these are the 25 movie sequels fans think are better than the originals. Not all of them did better on the box office or even critically, but according to fans, these sequels gave a better experience altogether.

Written by FandomWire Staff