When a movie is met with critical and commercial success, it’s pretty likely that a sequel is already on the way. After all, one good turn deserves another. In some cases, the sequel just doesn't live up to the high standard of the original. In others, the sequel manages to recapture its first movie’s energy. Then, there are the sequels that defy all odds by being better than the film that came before it.

10 Sequels That Are Better Than The Original

While it’s not easy for a sequel to surpass the original film in terms of quality, it does happen every once in a while. Here are 10 sequel films that are better than their predecessors. 

Great Movies That Became Horrible Franchises

Sometimes the best movies make the worst franchises. In the ten examples below, inventive, groundbreaking cinema became the source material for some of our least favorite film series.

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