The Top 101 Sequels of All Time

by Gunther Heinrich, 30 Nov 2009 in Analyses The Movie & Me

Did you know that out of the Top 10 movies listed on IMDB three are in fact sequels?

Just imagine my indifferent reaction to that obvious yet epically useless discovery – until I figured out that only a mere 3500 movies out of millions are considered sequels at all.

Following this shock I did something normal people caring for their sanity should never do: for a moment I perceived sequels as a Genre; and suddenly I was impressed with the success this “genre” achieved.

Following that shock another question came to mind: what are the top sequels of all time in terms of commercial and critical success? After many hours of work this post will give you the answer you never wanted to know to begin with.

To make surfing and reading easier, the following list is split up into several sub-pages each containing ten movies. The rank of every movie sequel is based on a “movie score” that ranges from 0.3 to 300. This is due to the fact that the score is calculated using IMDB rating and US box office respectively, so naturally the numbers vary a lot.

Have fun clicking and reading!

Indiana Jones 5 is Gearing Up

by Gunther Heinrich, 17 Jun 2009 in Movie News The Movie & Me

Initial Thought

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Second Thought

Q: How many Nazis do you need to overcome Indiana Jones?

A: It doesn’t matter! He beats them all to brown pulp!

Third Thought

Why didn’t all movie fans out there pirate this movie off any torrent site, letting it bomb silently so Hollywood spares us this agony…?!

Yep, that’s my brain working night and day to keep me and you entertained…

OK, let’s get serious again…

Is it just me, or is the number of sequels rising constantly?

I know, I am the first one writing that money has to be made and a movie production is risky. Just some posts ago (which feels like ten years in real time) I stated that sequels are a wise investment decision. Yet it is getting out of hand, isn’t it?