Top 10 Best Hollywood Sequels Ever Made

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6. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien’s opus, The Lord of the Rings was made into a massively successful movie and The Two Towers followed suit. Gollum’s character is compelling and you forget that he is not a real person as you are drawn into his deeply conflicted, complicated life. Reviews are mixed on the adaptation of book to screen but the fact remains that it extended the cult status of this beloved trilogy and at $900 million worldwide, surpassed its predecessor as well.

 

7. Toy Story 2

This beloved animation film captured the hearts and minds of movie goers everywhere. The CGI features were a class apart from anything else and the story further strengthened our bonds with the motley bunch of toys. Touching on themes of friendship and loss, this movie is a chapter, more than a sequel and went a far way in establishing Pixar’s formidable reputation.

 

8. The Bourne Supremacy

Continuing with the success of The Bourne Identity, this movie was critically acclaimed and proved its mettle in the box office as well. We were intrigued by the adventures of Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne and thrilled as he triumphs over one roadblock after another.

 

9. Aliens

No list of sequels can afford to ignore Aliens. This 1986 sci-fi film directed by James Cameron of Titanic and Avatar fame came a whopping 57 years post the first movie, Aliens of 1979. Apart from establishing Cameron’s reputation as a formidable talent, the movie is also held up as a standard to which other movies of this genre are compared. Over $130 million worldwide and seven Oscar nominations made this movie even more of a smash hit.

 

10. Superman II

This was a movie that humanized the man of steel as he explored his feelings for Lois Lane and came to terms with who he truly was. You will also appreciate the evil genius of General Zod played by a brilliant Terence Stamp who makes for a worthy opponent. Superman II is a beloved comic book that became an inspired movie with two directors, four villains and a very conflicted superhero, played by a superlative Christopher Reeves.

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