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Top 20 Sequels that were better than the original

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The common belief is that sequels are never as good as the original. However, over the years a few movies have broken past that mold and have actually gone on to be better than the originals. Here is a list of the sequels that were better than the original.

Rated 0 points - posted 9 years ago by kris in category Movies.
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The Silence of the Lambs Report Abuse
Although The Silence of the Lambs is not technically a sequel, I will give it a pass because it was written by the same person and carries the same spirit.
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Christmas Vacation Report Abuse
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The Godfather, Part II Report Abuse
The Godfather, Part II was brilliant because it functioned as both a prequel and a sequel. The movie showed both the raise of the DeNiro and his son trying to save the family business, and would set the standard for years to come.
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The Empire Strikes Back Report Abuse
Stars Wars was an undisputed hit, and the sequel had a lot of pressure on it to deliver. That is exactly what it did.
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Dark Knight Report Abuse
Batman Begins gave new life to the Bruce Wayne, but Dark Knight stole the spot light. Since the first film took care of all of the buildup, Dark Knight was able to dive straight into the action.
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Mad Max 2 Report Abuse
Everything about Mad Max 2 was an improvement from the first installment. The story was emotional and inspiring, and will go down as one of the greatest sequels in cinema.
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day Report Abuse
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Superman II Report Abuse
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Aliens Report Abuse
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The Bourne Supremacy Report Abuse
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Before Sunset Report Abuse
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Star Trek I: The Wrath of Khan Report Abuse
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Army of Darkness Report Abuse
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Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn Report Abuse
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Back to the Future II Report Abuse
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From Russia with Love Report Abuse
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After the Thin Man Report Abuse
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French Connection II Report Abuse
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Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey Report Abuse
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Clear & Present Danger Report Abuse
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