Top 10 Movie Sequels Better Than the Original

We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion. With that being said, here are the top 10 movie sequels that are better than the original. Feel free to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.

10. Spider-Man 2 (2004) 93% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG-13
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina

9. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 95% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Irvin Kershner
Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

8. Terminator 2: Judgment Date (1991) 92% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong

7. Toy Story 3 (1999) 99% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: G
Director: Lee Unkrich
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack

6. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) 85% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan

5. Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991) 54% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Peter Hewitt
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler

4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2013) 89% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG-13
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson

3. The Dark Knight (2008) 94% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart

2. The Godfather: Part II (1974) 97% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

1. Army of Darkness (1992) 72% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidts, Marcus Gilbert

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Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer.

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