Happy Friday all!

As it’s gone lunchtime and almost the weekend and no one wants to work on a Friday afternoon I think it’s a good time to finally share my diffinitive sequels list as it could be a good distraction for the rest of your afternoons. This list started a number of years ago on the way to North Wales for some climbing – I made a sweeping statement (not like me I know…) ‘that there had NEVER been a decent sequel made in the history of cinema’.

It turns out there’s been a few so I stand somewhat corrected.

This list hs been compiled by myself and a number of people over the years with some very important rules; The sequal must be as good, or better than the original film. The original film can’t be rubbish. Non sequential sequals are allowed if you can prove the link. The list isn’t democratic, more like a medieval autocracy.

Anyway here it is – please feel free to message and discuss!

#1 Lord Of the Rings The Two Towers
#2 Toy Story Toy Story 2
#3 Godfather Godfather 2
#4 Batman Begins The Dark Knight
#5 The Bourne Identity The Bourne Supremecy
#6 Casino Royale Quantum of Solace
#7 Alien Aliens
#8 Terminator Terminatpr 2
#9 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly A Fistful Of Dollars
#10 Die Hard Die Hard 2
#11 Lethal Weapon Lethal Weapon 2
#12 Superman Superman 2
#13 Austin Powers Austin Powers 2
#14 Wallace and Gromit – A Close Shave Wallace and Gromit – The Wrong Trousers
#15 X Men X Men – First Class
#16 Kill Bill Kill Bill 2
#17 Raiders of th Lost Ark Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
#18 Dirty Harry The Dead Pool
#19 Star Wars – A New Hope Star Wars – Empire Strikes Back
#20 Tron Tron Legacy
#21 Mad Max Mad Max 2
#22 Mission Impossible Mission Impossible 2
#23 Blade Blade II
#24 Hellboy Hellboy II
#25 Lock, Stock and two Smoking Barrles Snatch
#26 Star Trek Star Trek into Dakrness
#27 Halloween (1978) Halloween 2
#28 A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2
#29 Rocky Rocky 2
#30 Rambo First Blood Rambo (2008)
#31 Platoon Born on the Fouth of July
#32 Yip Man Yip Man 2
#33 The Pink Panter (1963) The Pink Panther Strikes Again
#34 The Omen (1976) Damien: Omen II
#35 The Karate Kid (1984) The Karate Kid, Part II
#36 The Silence of the Lambs Manhunter
#37 Zulu (1964) Zulu Dawn
#38 Patriot Games Clear and Present Danger
#39 Jurassic Park The Lost World: Jurassic Park
#40 Gremlins Gremlins 2: The New Batch
#41 Transformers (2007) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
#42 The French Connection The French Connection II
#43 Crocodile Dundee Crocodile Dundee II
#44 The Hills Have Eyes The Hills Have Eyes II
#45 Wayne’s Wrold Wayne’s World 2
#46 Evil Dead (1981) Evil Dead II
#47 Reservoir Dogs True Romance
#48 The Hustler The Colour of Money
#49 Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey
#50 Layer Cake Kick Ass
#51 Kick Ass Kick Ass 2
#52 Taken Taken 2