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04.22.2016by: Alex Maidy

Top 10 Fan Favorite Movies That Need Sequels

Sequels are not always a good thing. Often, they are nowhere near as good as the original but when done right they can be as good if not better. We are in an era full of unwanted franchises, there are numerous films that deserve another big screen outing. Here is our ranking of the ten fan favorites that deserve a follow-up movie. Some of these are older films while some are pretty recent, but every single one ranked here would be worthy of a well made sequel. If you disagree or think we missed a film, let us know in the talk backs below.

#10 - CON AIR

Simon West's directorial debut continued Nicolas Cage's ascent to action star following the beloved THE ROCK. CON AIR is a bit cheesier but still full of excellent set pieces full of explosions and witty one-liners. A rumored follow-up called CONVOY would have placed the characters on a prison bus, but that never came to fruition. Still, it would have been pretty damn cool to see these characters in another outing.

#9 - JOHN CARTER

JOHN CARTER was a big flop for Disney despite having some pretty amazing visual effects. The convoluted story and scifi mythology did not lend itself to a wide audience but set up what could have been a stunning franchise. If given the chance, a sequel could improve on the weak spots left in the first one and live up to the potential of author Edgar Rice Burroughs classic series.

#8 - UNBREAKABLE

M. Night Shyamalan has been teasing a sequel to this superhero/comic book flick for a while but we have yet to see anything. Who wouldn't want to see Bruce Willis tangle with Samuel L. Jackson as Mr. Glass one more time? It is hard to tell original superhero stories in Hollywood because of Marvel and DC and their massive franchises, but UNBREAKABLE would still be a welcome sight on the big screen.

#7 - MYSTERY MEN

This 1999 cult classic is another example of an original comic book story that deserves another outing. If Ben Stiller can manage to make ZOOLANDER 2, he should get the team back together to tell another story featuring these mediocre heroes. The full cast are all still out there and I am sure they would be willing to don their makeshift uniforms one more time.

#6 - DREDD

While I was not the biggest fan of DREDD, I respect the fans that clamored for a proper adaptation of the cult classic comic book. Karl Urban brought an intensity to the title role that was missing from the Sylvester Stallone version. This Dredd was dark and gritty and told an intense story. While a bit too reminiscent of THE RAID, DREDD still had a unique aesthetic that would be cool in a different narrative style.

#5 - TRON LEGACY

Disney had been developing a third TRON film with director Joseph Kosinski but it fell apart last year. Reuniting the same cast as TRON LEGACY, the third film would have the chance to be less of a homage to the 1980s cult classic but instead tell it's own original story. It seems unlikely we will get the chance to see any more TRON, but I will keep my fingers crossed.

#4 - DISTRICT 9

Neill Blomkamp's acclaimed science fiction drama was a breakout hit in 2009. Since, Blomkamp has explored similar themes in CHAPPIE and ELYSIUM, but it would be really exciting to revisit Sharlto Copley's character and the unique vision. The rumored DISTRICT 10 could make for a good movie assuming Bomkamp can find a story worth telling. Because, after all, would you want to see a continuation directed by anyone else?

#3 - GALAXY QUEST

We almost got this one. Amazon was preparing a series continuation of this STAR TREK homage but the untimely death of Alan Rickman shut it down. Whether there is any way of making another GALAXY QUEST without Rickman seems impossible unless they go the full remake route. I would not be opposed to a Next Generation style follow-up, but this may be the one movie on this list thank is practically impossible to happen.

#2 - TRUE LIES

James Cameron is so wrapped up with his four AVATAR sequels that I doubt we will ever see TRUE LIES 2, but it is the one film of his that we never got a sequel to but should have. A perfect blend of comedy and action, TRUE LIES may not be the most politically correct film but it could make for a fun rebootquel. Bring Jamie Lee Curtis and Schwarzenegger back along with a now adult Eliza Dushku as their next generation spy and you have a cool story on your hands.

#1 - TANGO & CASH

Sylvester Stallone is experiencing a new phase in his career. With THE EXPENDABLES franchise and his Oscar-nominated turn in CREED, Stallone may not be looking to revisit any more old franchises, but pairing him with Kurt Russell could be magic. TANGO & CASH has long been an underrated gem and with both actors showing they still can hang with the younger generation, this could be a movie that would be awesome on the big screen.

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11:50PM on 04/22/2016
While they're at it, when are they going to get around to making a sequel for Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man?
While they're at it, when are they going to get around to making a sequel for Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man?
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11:48PM on 04/22/2016
An aged Harry Tasker has to train his daughter to become the ultimate spy after Helen is killed while on assignment. That would rock my pants.
An aged Harry Tasker has to train his daughter to become the ultimate spy after Helen is killed while on assignment. That would rock my pants.
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11:45PM on 04/22/2016
Holy cow. Just thinking about the phrase: "Galaxy Quest: The Next Generation" gave me a brain boner.
Holy cow. Just thinking about the phrase: "Galaxy Quest: The Next Generation" gave me a brain boner.
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11:44PM on 04/22/2016
This is an amazing action movie, but the premise doesn't make the most amount of sense. Perhaps a sequel could be about Wikus discovering it might be possible to reverse what happened to him?
This is an amazing action movie, but the premise doesn't make the most amount of sense. Perhaps a sequel could be about Wikus discovering it might be possible to reverse what happened to him?
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11:41PM on 04/22/2016
I love Tron, but it's best left in the 80's.
I love Tron, but it's best left in the 80's.
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11:38PM on 04/22/2016
Yup. Do it, Hollywood. If Karl Urban can't be Batman (like I wanted), then dagnabbit he should rock a Dredd franchise.
Yup. Do it, Hollywood. If Karl Urban can't be Batman (like I wanted), then dagnabbit he should rock a Dredd franchise.
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11:36PM on 04/22/2016
I'm hip to this idea, although some in that cast aren't exactly spring chickens anymore.
I'm hip to this idea, although some in that cast aren't exactly spring chickens anymore.
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11:35PM on 04/22/2016
Shyamalan's most overrated movie, which is saying something.
Shyamalan's most overrated movie, which is saying something.
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11:33PM on 04/22/2016
John Carter failed also because the Disney marketing department completely dropped the ball with mishandled advertising.
John Carter failed also because the Disney marketing department completely dropped the ball with mishandled advertising.
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11:31PM on 04/22/2016
But there already was a movie called Convoy (based on the song by C. W. McCall. How do I know that? It's in the opening credits!)

A sequel to Con Air should obviously be CON BOAT.
But there already was a movie called Convoy (based on the song by C. W. McCall. How do I know that? It's in the opening credits!)

A sequel to Con Air should obviously be CON BOAT.
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10:16PM on 04/22/2016
I agree with Dredd and Tron: Legacy. Just the other day I was wondering if someday they might try to make an Inception sequel. Maybe one with a different group of characters. Not sure I want one, but I'll admit I'd be curious about it.
I agree with Dredd and Tron: Legacy. Just the other day I was wondering if someday they might try to make an Inception sequel. Maybe one with a different group of characters. Not sure I want one, but I'll admit I'd be curious about it.
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9:00PM on 04/22/2016

Con Air and True Lies deserve sequels... Unbreakable had my interest when it first came out, not anymore

That being said, Im just fine not sequelizing any of these movies and focusing on original features. All of the long gestating sequels that have been released recently have been terrible.
That being said, Im just fine not sequelizing any of these movies and focusing on original features. All of the long gestating sequels that have been released recently have been terrible.
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8:55PM on 04/22/2016
I would have put The Rocketeer on this list...
I would have put The Rocketeer on this list...
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11:51PM on 04/22/2016
Best idea on the list.
Best idea on the list.
6:14PM on 04/22/2016
Don't take any notice of Victor Troll, this was a great movie!!
Don't take any notice of Victor Troll, this was a great movie!!
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4:21PM on 04/22/2016
Years ago I would've said yes, but one or two not completely terrible films here and there withstanding, M. Night is a joke and would just ruin it.
Years ago I would've said yes, but one or two not completely terrible films here and there withstanding, M. Night is a joke and would just ruin it.
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3:27PM on 04/22/2016
6,5, 4 for me definitely the others are just pointless
6,5, 4 for me definitely the others are just pointless
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1:43PM on 04/22/2016

dredd and true lies

dredd absolutely. i can't take another arnold sequel at his age. cameron had a plan and wanted to make another true lies but never did for whatever reason. cameron and arnold back together in avatar might be interesting.
dredd absolutely. i can't take another arnold sequel at his age. cameron had a plan and wanted to make another true lies but never did for whatever reason. cameron and arnold back together in avatar might be interesting.
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2:47PM on 04/24/2016
The main nail in that coffin was 9/11. At the time terrorism wasn't funny anymore then Arnold had his political career to sidetrack him so now it's more plausible for a sequel but as you said, Cameron's devoted to Avatar.
The main nail in that coffin was 9/11. At the time terrorism wasn't funny anymore then Arnold had his political career to sidetrack him so now it's more plausible for a sequel but as you said, Cameron's devoted to Avatar.
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12:42PM on 04/22/2016
TANGO & CASH was a below-average buddy action-comedy. It was forgettable because it was made during a time where there were so many others like it. Sly and Kurt are still in shape to play them, but the characters weren't iconic enough to generate nostalgia in a sequel. I know it's a cult movie, but it's not a classic like ROCKY or FIRST BLOOD.
TANGO & CASH was a below-average buddy action-comedy. It was forgettable because it was made during a time where there were so many others like it. Sly and Kurt are still in shape to play them, but the characters weren't iconic enough to generate nostalgia in a sequel. I know it's a cult movie, but it's not a classic like ROCKY or FIRST BLOOD.
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11:03PM on 04/22/2016
I really love Tango & Cash but I agree that a sequel at this point just wouldn't work. It could have been a Lethal Weapon-esque franchise had a sequel been made by 1992 or so, but that ship has long since sailed.
I really love Tango & Cash but I agree that a sequel at this point just wouldn't work. It could have been a Lethal Weapon-esque franchise had a sequel been made by 1992 or so, but that ship has long since sailed.
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12:38PM on 04/22/2016
I've never seen anything from the STAR TREK franchise. I don't know if the NEXT GENERATION series is different enough for the writers for a GALAXY QUEST sequel to come up with new ways to parody the tropes. If it's different enough, then the sequel would work.
I've never seen anything from the STAR TREK franchise. I don't know if the NEXT GENERATION series is different enough for the writers for a GALAXY QUEST sequel to come up with new ways to parody the tropes. If it's different enough, then the sequel would work.
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12:35PM on 04/22/2016
What could they do with it? Turn the WIKUS alien into an action hero? I think that a sequel could negate the dramatic impact of the ending.
What could they do with it? Turn the WIKUS alien into an action hero? I think that a sequel could negate the dramatic impact of the ending.
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12:34PM on 04/22/2016
The only way this could work is that if they go back to the 1st movie's color design (but with modern effects, of course). The sequel's color design was unappealing. The story might work if they come up with a worthy villain, but it won't be the same without Jeff Bridges' character(s).
The only way this could work is that if they go back to the 1st movie's color design (but with modern effects, of course). The sequel's color design was unappealing. The story might work if they come up with a worthy villain, but it won't be the same without Jeff Bridges' character(s).
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12:27PM on 04/22/2016
I didn't like the movie but, unlike other entries in the list, there's no narrative reason not to continue the story. In that sense, I agree.
I didn't like the movie but, unlike other entries in the list, there's no narrative reason not to continue the story. In that sense, I agree.
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12:25PM on 04/22/2016
I saw this for the 1st time not long ago. It felt like a 1-joke concept stretched longer than it needed to be. And you want to stretch it even more? Just like I said in UNBREAKABLE, this movie's concept was new back then, but not anymore. Not just the "How would super-hero stories be in a realistic setting?" concept, but also the parody of the genre. Hell, a lot of straight-forward super-hero movies have a lot of self-aware humour.
I saw this for the 1st time not long ago. It felt like a 1-joke concept stretched longer than it needed to be. And you want to stretch it even more? Just like I said in UNBREAKABLE, this movie's concept was new back then, but not anymore. Not just the "How would super-hero stories be in a realistic setting?" concept, but also the parody of the genre. Hell, a lot of straight-forward super-hero movies have a lot of self-aware humour.
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12:21PM on 04/22/2016
UNBREAKABLE was something very new at the time: The slow dramatic version of a super-hero movie. While it's still uncommon, it's not rare enough to think that a sequel to this movie would bring anything new to the table these days. Also, with 1 or 2 exceptions, Bruce doesn't seem to care about any of the movies he works in. He would probably just phone it in.
UNBREAKABLE was something very new at the time: The slow dramatic version of a super-hero movie. While it's still uncommon, it's not rare enough to think that a sequel to this movie would bring anything new to the table these days. Also, with 1 or 2 exceptions, Bruce doesn't seem to care about any of the movies he works in. He would probably just phone it in.
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12:18PM on 04/22/2016
JOHN CARTER failed because they waited too long to made it. By the time it came out, it felt like a rip-off of the movies inspired by the book (STAR WARS, AVATAR, PLANET OF THE APES, etc.). That being said, I thought it was a decent movie and the cliffhanger did hook me. Taylor Kitsch's performance was bad, but he has gotten better with time (THE NEW NORMAL and TRUE DETECTIVE), so maybe he deserves another chance. If not with this movie, then with another blockbuster.
JOHN CARTER failed because they waited too long to made it. By the time it came out, it felt like a rip-off of the movies inspired by the book (STAR WARS, AVATAR, PLANET OF THE APES, etc.). That being said, I thought it was a decent movie and the cliffhanger did hook me. Taylor Kitsch's performance was bad, but he has gotten better with time (THE NEW NORMAL and TRUE DETECTIVE), so maybe he deserves another chance. If not with this movie, then with another blockbuster.
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12:06PM on 04/22/2016
Unbreakable does not need a remake. It is a great stand alone movie.
Unbreakable does not need a remake. It is a great stand alone movie.
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1:42PM on 04/22/2016
its about sequels not remakes.
its about sequels not remakes.
11:52AM on 04/22/2016
Fan favorite maybe, but tango and cash is not an underrated gem
Fan favorite maybe, but tango and cash is not an underrated gem
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11:37AM on 04/22/2016
Actually another Tango & Cash movie would be great. I'm surprised Kurt Russell isn't in The Expendables movie already.
Actually another Tango & Cash movie would be great. I'm surprised Kurt Russell isn't in The Expendables movie already.
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2:48PM on 04/24/2016
Word is he gets offered every time but keeps turning it down. So no one to blame on that but Kurt.
Word is he gets offered every time but keeps turning it down. So no one to blame on that but Kurt.
11:36AM on 04/22/2016
Unlikely as well. James Cameron is so focused on Avatar right now that everything else isn't that important to him anymore. Just my hunch.
Unlikely as well. James Cameron is so focused on Avatar right now that everything else isn't that important to him anymore. Just my hunch.
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11:35AM on 04/22/2016
As much as I love Legacy, the sequel is unlikely. Even that cartoon Tron Uprising isn't as popular as Disney expected it to be.
As much as I love Legacy, the sequel is unlikely. Even that cartoon Tron Uprising isn't as popular as Disney expected it to be.
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11:34AM on 04/22/2016
I'd love to see Dredd sequel. Set it an another confined space and I'm there.
I'd love to see Dredd sequel. Set it an another confined space and I'm there.
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11:09AM on 04/22/2016

Lol

The new version of Dredd was such shit. I was led to believe it was great by the masturbatory reviews but wow, what a lame, contrived, shitty-fx driven crapfest.
The new version of Dredd was such shit. I was led to believe it was great by the masturbatory reviews but wow, what a lame, contrived, shitty-fx driven crapfest.
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10:51AM on 04/22/2016

Sure,

I can agree with most of these. I actually liked the 2nd Judge Dredd
I can agree with most of these. I actually liked the 2nd Judge Dredd
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10:24AM on 04/22/2016
Cool list. Dredd would be awesome as a Netflix series. A full season of Dark Judges...hell yes. I know I am likely in the minority on this one, but I would love to see a sequel to 2014's Robocop reboot.
Cool list. Dredd would be awesome as a Netflix series. A full season of Dark Judges...hell yes. I know I am likely in the minority on this one, but I would love to see a sequel to 2014's Robocop reboot.
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