There are endless sequel movies in the Hollywood Industry making it a bit difficult and confusing to choose which the best is. We have drawn the fine line to show you our definitive best Hollywood sequel movies to date. We tried to present top sequel movies from diversified genres to make it easy for you to pick according to your taste and steam.
Genre: Animated Film
Best Sequel: Toy Story 3 (2010)
Toy Story is an animated film trilogy by Walt Disney. Multiple Academy Award winner actor, Tom Hanks in the main voice of Toy Story. As the name implies, it is a story of life changing and breath taking adventures by group of toys that somehow comes to life. Toy Story and sequels succeeded in getting positive views from critics and eventually grossed more than $1.9 Billion. The series comes up with a total budget of $320 Million. The final sequel Toy Story 3, which released in 2010 holds the record of highest opening day gross for any animated film.
Lord of the Rings
Genre: Adventure / Fiction Film
Best Sequel: The Two Towers (2002)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is easily one of my best to date. It is epic adventure film directed by famous Peter Jackson based on Tolkein’s novel, The Lord of the Rings. It is a long quest, in a fictional world Middle earth, which Frodo Baggins (Hobbit) and his fellows march on to destroy the One Ring to ensure the destruction of dark powers. The series being major box office success, grossed more than $3 Billion combined which makes it highest grossing movie series of all time. Final sequel of trilogy, The Return of the King (2003) grabbed 11 Oscar Awards. If you want mesmerizing music and special visual effects, than don’t miss the trilogy especially the sequels. Currently, Tolkein novel based final and third part of ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies will release in coming December. Don’t miss out.
The Dark Knight Trilogy
Genre: Action / Super Hero
Best Sequel: The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Trilogy is a Christopher Nolan Batman series. It started with Batman Begins (2005), soars with The Dark Knight (2008) and ended with The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Oscar winner, Christian Bale (Batman), Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman competes in all three parts of the movie. The success of Dark Knight is engineered by late Health Ledger’s astonishing performance, as joker. The Dark Knight purely redefined the way the audiences meditate. Both the sequels of the trilogy were box office success.
Genre: Drama / Crime
Best Sequel: Godfather Part ll (1974)
The Godfather is a three film crime series. Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part ll (1974) and Godfather lll (1990) are three parts of the series. Eventually, the Godfather series earn much applause from the audience and achieved box office success, earning over $550 Million worldwide. The Godfather Part ll is one of the greatest sequels of all time. Al Pacino and Robert De Niro performance was simply incredible and only make it possible to be critically acclaimed.