FILMS WITH SEQUELS: Movie Name, Movie Name 2... etc.

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    Feb 22, 2012 3:48 AM GMT
    What films have had a series of sequels?
    Which one had the longest?

    Batman
    Harry Potter
    Pirates of the Caribbean

    Any from the old days of B&W or back in the 50s and 60s?
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    Indiana Jones
    Back To the Future
    Star Wars
    Star Trek
    Superman
    Scream
    Saw
    Friday The 13th
    Nightmare On Elm Street

    Hmmm.. seems like horror movies tend to have multiple sequels. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:04 AM GMT
    Rocky and Rambo 1 thru 100
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    Halloween
    Child's Play
    Hellraiser
    Police academy
    Rocky
    Predator (loose sequels)
    Alien
    Terminator
    Scary movie

    I don't ever recall any early movies having sequels.
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
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    Feb 22, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    A sad commentary on our culture: they are mostly horror films, with some adventure/action thrown in. Nothing on the socially/morally uplifting side?
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    Feb 22, 2012 5:54 PM GMT
    Horror movies seem to take the lead in sequels.
    Next in line would be Action movies.
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    Feb 22, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    Easily the best example of a serialized narrative that I think I've ever seen, focusing on a series of ritualistic child murders in working class suburban Britain, the notorious Yorkshire Ripper case, monstrously systemic police corruption, and the very real terrors of childhood. The narrative flashes back to each preceding movie, so the whole thing interlocks, with a character who seems very minor early on becoming vital later. Chilling,obsessive, brilliant -- exactly what sequels should be but hardly ever are:

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    Feb 22, 2012 6:34 PM GMT
    jim_e saidHalloween
    I don't ever recall any early movies having sequels.


    The Thin Man
    Topper
    Frankenstein
    Dracula
    The Mummy
    The Bowery Boys
    Abbott and Costello
    Martin and Lewis
    Road to (whereever) Hope and Crosby
    The Invisible Man
    The Lone Ranger
    Tarzan


    Of course in the early days of movies, the more creative approach was to take the same team of writer(s), director and lead actors and create new stories. A sort of Pseudo-sequel. These were much more popluar and successful in the days of the studio contract system when they had to work together as a team again (and again) whether they liked it or not.
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    Feb 22, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    Elusium saidEasily the best example of a serialized narrative that I think I've ever seen, focusing on a series of ritualistic child murders in working class suburban Britain, the notorious Yorkshire Ripper case, monstrously systemic police corruption, and the very real terrors of childhood. The narrative flashes back to each preceding movie, so the whole thing interlocks, with a character who seems very minor early on becoming vital later. Chilling,obsessive, brilliant -- exactly what sequels should be but hardly ever are:

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    Couldn't agree more...I found these films powerfully creepy, yet gritty and very well written and acted.
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    Feb 22, 2012 7:55 PM GMT
    The Matrix
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    Feb 22, 2012 8:24 PM GMT
    I Know What You Did Last Summer
    Urban Legend
    Hot Shots
    Airplane
    Paranormal Activity
    Missing in Action
    The Evil Dead

    Lots of the Disney films (The Lion King, Mulan, Pocahontas, The Little Mermaid, etc...) now seem to have sequels.

    And of course although they are specifically sequels...the James Bond films are pretty much sequels.
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    Feb 22, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    Tomb raider
    The ring
    Resident evil
    Underworld
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    Feb 22, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
    Ruskach saidTomb raider
    The ring
    Resident evil
    Underworld


    tom raider! i use to love the video gamesicon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 22, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    archon said
    Ruskach saidTomb raider
    The ring
    Resident evil
    Underworld


    tom raider! i use to love the video gamesicon_biggrin.gif


    The first was the besticon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 23, 2012 7:42 AM GMT
    Bourne Identity
    28 Days Later
    Mission Impossible
    Rush Hour
    Die Hard
    Fast and the Furious
    Hannibal
    Mighty Ducks (random, but a "gooder")
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    Feb 23, 2012 8:20 AM GMT
    Harry Potter doesn't count. All of the movies were based on novels that were already written and published.

    Back to the Future (already mentioned) has the unique feature of never having been intended as a Trilogy. If you watch the first film all the way to the end it says just that... "The End". Public outcry from fans all over the world persuaded the studio to continue it into a trilogy. The second movie was intended to be followed up on as it ends with "to be continued" and, of course, left audiences with just as great a cliffhanger as the first movie (if slightly more outlandish, if that's possible when discussing time travel). Many people discount the third movie as not being as good but it wasn't just wrapping up a trilogy. It was wrapping up the lives of two men, Marty AND the Doc. The Doc, who had been written off as a loon in 1985, finds love and has a family and Marty, well Marty gets Jennifer and DOESN'T race Needles, thereby changing his future to something we don't know about. And the third film leaves you with a great message that somehow manages to avoid being preachy like movie messages can sometimes be.
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    Feb 23, 2012 8:29 AM GMT
    NakedBudd saidA sad commentary on our culture: they are mostly horror films, with some adventure/action thrown in. Nothing on the socially/morally uplifting side?


    What about the Land Before Time? That thing had 12 sequels. 12!
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    Feb 23, 2012 8:32 AM GMT
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    NakedBudd saidA sad commentary on our culture: they are mostly horror films, with some adventure/action thrown in. Nothing on the socially/morally uplifting side?


    What about the Land Before Time? That thing had 12 sequels. 12!


    several of which ignored widely-accepted theories of evolution and extinction :-P
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    Feb 23, 2012 8:42 AM GMT
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    Dahas said
    NakedBudd saidA sad commentary on our culture: they are mostly horror films, with some adventure/action thrown in. Nothing on the socially/morally uplifting side?


    What about the Land Before Time? That thing had 12 sequels. 12!


    several of which ignored widely-accepted theories of evolution and extinction :-P


    There is more to Sharptooth than is dreamt of in your philosophies!
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    Feb 23, 2012 8:48 AM GMT
    Dahas said
    RoadsterRacer87 said
    Dahas said
    NakedBudd saidA sad commentary on our culture: they are mostly horror films, with some adventure/action thrown in. Nothing on the socially/morally uplifting side?


    What about the Land Before Time? That thing had 12 sequels. 12!


    several of which ignored widely-accepted theories of evolution and extinction :-P


    There is more to Sharptooth than is dreamt of in your philosophies!


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