Return of the sequel / franchise films after over 5 years later!by dean11mck | created - 19 Aug 2011 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Reunited of the same actors/characters who return to the sequel / franchise films after over 5 years since you last watched the original ones. It's like memories!
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1. More American Graffiti (1979)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, War
College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late 1960s.
Votes: 3,860 | Gross: $15.01M
All the same cast (except Richard Dreyfuss) from 1973's American Graffiti return to their characters in this sequel after 6 years.
2. Death Wish II (1982)
R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Architect Paul Kersey once again becomes a vigilante when he tries to find the five street punks who murdered his daughter and housekeeper, this time on the dark streets of Los Angeles.
Votes: 13,665 | Gross: $16.10M
Charles Bronson as the vigilante Paul Kersey returned to this sequel film with director Michael Winner after 8 years.
3. Psycho II (1983)
R | 113 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude, but the specters of his crimes - and his mother - continue to haunt him.
Votes: 22,407 | Gross: $34.73M
Anthony Perkins returned as Norman Bates after 23 years since the 1960 original film with Vera Miles as Lila Loomis, sister of deceased Marion Crane.
4. Staying Alive (1983)
PG | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Five years later, Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenge yet: succeeding as a dancer on the Broadway stage.
Votes: 13,857 | Gross: $64.89M
A sequel dance film to 1977's Saturday Night Fever with John Travolta who returned as dancer Anthony "Tony" Manero.
5. Sudden Impact (1983)
R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A rape victim is exacting revenge on her aggressors in a small town outside San Francisco. "Dirty" Harry Callahan, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case.
Votes: 38,723 | Gross: $67.64M
Clint Eastwood returned as 'Dirty' Harry Callahan in the fourth Dirty Harry film series after 6 years later.
6. 2010 (1984)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery, and H.A.L.
Votes: 48,026 | Gross: $40.20M
Sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) with the return of Keir Dullea as Dave Bowman in a cameo.
7. The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985 TV Movie)
95 min | Action, War
During WW2, American General Worden orders Major Reisman to pick 12 soldiers from the military prison for the dangerous mission of killing a Nazi General.
The sequel of The Dirty Dozen (1967) with the return of original cast members Lee Marvin as Major John Reisman, Ernest Borgnine as General Worden and Richard Jaeckel as Sergeant Clyde Bowren after 18 years later.
8. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Votes: 624,964 | Gross: $85.16M
Sigourney Weaver returned as the sole survivor and heroine Ellen Ripley in this sequel to the 1979 film Alien.
9. The Color of Money (1986)
R | 119 min | Drama, Sport
Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.
Votes: 70,878 | Gross: $52.29M
The sequel to The Hustler (1961) with the return of Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson after 25 years later.
10. Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
PG | 113 min | Comedy, Romance
Arthur loses all of his money, and his wife wants a baby.
Votes: 5,788 | Gross: $14.68M
Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli and John Gielgud reunited with their characters from the 1981 comedy film after 7 years in this sequel.
11. Return to Snowy River (1988)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Young Jim Craig returns to his home in the Australian high country. He finds that things are not as he left them - his girlfriend is being pursued by another man, and her father doesn't want Jim back into her life.
Votes: 2,195 | Gross: $13.69M
12. Caddyshack II (1988)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Sport
When a crass new-money tycoon's membership application is turned down at a snooty country club, he retaliates by buying the club and turning it into a tacky amusement park.
Votes: 14,302 | Gross: $11.80M
The sequel to 1980's Caddyshack with the return of Chevy Chase as Ty Webb in the supporting role after 8 years.
13. Phantasm II (1988)
R | 97 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
Mike, now released from a psychiatric hospital, continues his journey to stop the evil Tall Man from his grim work.
Votes: 12,548 | Gross: $7.28M
Angus Scrimm and Reggie Bannister reprised their characters as the supernatural serial killer Tall Man and Reggie, an action hero in this sequel horror film since 9 years.
14. Ghostbusters II (1989)
PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.
Votes: 175,430 | Gross: $112.49M
15. The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989)
PG | 98 min | Comedy
6 people comically meet in the Kalahari desert: a female NYC lawyer flying with a local zoologist/pilot in a mini-plane, a Cuban and an African soldier taking each other POW, a Boer elephant poacher and a bushman looking for his 2 sons.
Votes: 15,391 | Gross: $6.29M
16. Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Jack Cates once again enlists the aid of ex-con Reggie Hammond--this time, to take down The Iceman, a ruthless drug lord operating in the San Francisco bay area.
Votes: 36,816 | Gross: $80.82M
17. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York City media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.
Votes: 88,599 | Gross: $41.48M
18. Texasville (1990)
R | 123 min | Drama
The summer of 1984: 32 years after Duane Jackson captained the high school football team and Jacy Farrow was homecoming queen, the small town of Anarene, Texas prepares for its centennial ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,336 | Gross: $2.27M
The sequel to The Last Picture Show (1971) brought the return of same cast, director-writer and author.
19. The Exorcist III (1990)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.
Votes: 23,587 | Gross: $26.10M
20. The Two Jakes (1990)
R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds J.J. "Jake" Gittes investigating adultery and murder, and the money that comes from oil.
Votes: 10,512 | Gross: $10.01M
The sequel to the 1974 film Chinatown with the return of private investigator J.J. "Jake" Gittes played by Jack Nicholson. Joe Mantell, Perry Lopez, James Hong and Allan Warnick reprised their roles from the 1974 mystery film and also Faye Dunaway made a brief voice-over as the deceased Evelyn Mulwray.
21. The Godfather: Part III (1990)
R | 162 min | Crime, Drama
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York City and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia Don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins, while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing.
Votes: 339,454 | Gross: $66.67M
22. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.
Votes: 953,308 | Gross: $204.84M
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Earl Boen returned to their roles in this sequel after 7 years later with the director-writer James Cameron from the original film. In the Director's Cut, Michael Biehn made a brief appearance as Kyle Reese in Sarah's vision and conversation scene.
23. F/X2 (1991)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Thriller
A special effects man helps his girlfriend's ex, a cop, with a sting operation, where the ex gets killed. Something's off and he investigates with help from an ex-cop PI friend.
Votes: 8,367 | Gross: $21.08M
24. Army of Darkness (1992)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror
A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.
Votes: 156,922 | Gross: $11.50M
25. Alien³ (1992)
R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she has brought along an unwelcome visitor.
Votes: 265,579 | Gross: $55.47M
26. Another Stakeout (1993)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Crime
Two immature detectives are joined by a pesky assistant district attorney in staking out a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading.
Votes: 12,653 | Gross: $20.21M
27. Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who killed his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.
Votes: 73,172 | Gross: $42.61M
28. The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)
R | 102 min | Action, Comedy
A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father's wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts.
Votes: 41,488 | Gross: $11.55M
Sequel to Drunken Master (1978) with the return of Jackie Chan as Wong Fei-Hung after 16 years later.
29. Cage II (1994)
R | 106 min | Action, Drama
After surviving Vietnam and the illegal fighting circuit, one man finds himself facing a whole new set of challenges in this action-drama. Billy Thomas (Lou Ferrigno) is a kind soul who ... See full summary »
30. Escape from L.A. (1996)
R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported.
Votes: 66,617 | Gross: $25.48M
31. The Evening Star (1996)
PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,034 | Gross: $12.77M
Sequel of Terms of Endearment (1983) with the return of Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson as Aurora Greenway and Garrett Breedlove.
32. Another Nine & a Half Weeks (1997)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
John heads to Paris hoping to meet his ex from 9½ Weeks (1986), but instead ends up with her former friend, Lea.
AKA Another Nine & a Half Weeks. Sequel to 1986's 9½ Weeks with the return of Mickey Rourke as John Gray.
33. Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God."
Votes: 30,541 | Gross: $13.98M
Dan Aykroyd returns as Elwood Blues in this sequel after 18 years later without the late John Belush who played as his brother "Joliet" Jake Blues.
34. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
R | 127 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.
Votes: 148,155 | Gross: $130.44M
35. The Odd Couple II (1998)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy
Oscar and Felix take a road trip to their son and daughter's wedding.
Votes: 8,803 | Gross: $18.91M
Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau's final together film and they returned to their 1968 film's characters after 30 years.
36. The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A horrible massacre strikes up after an outcast teenage girl is taunted by a group of high school jocks, all of them unaware of her cutthroat telekinetic powers.
Votes: 15,005 | Gross: $17.76M
Amy Irving returns as Sue Snell, the solo survivor of Carrie's rage in the 1976 original movie to this sequel.
37. Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)
R | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi
The "universal soldiers" must fight the whole army, when the military's supercomputer S.E.T.H gets out of control.
Votes: 27,113 | Gross: $10.43M
38. K-911 (1999 Video)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
In this sequel to the action comedy K-9, Detective Mike Dooley and his trusty canine companion Jerry Lee get two new partners - a Doberman Pincher named Zeus and his new trainer.
The sequel to the 1989 original action-comedy film of a detective and police dog. The original cast James Belushi returns as San Diego police detective Michael Dooley and James Handy as Lt. Byers.
39. Hannibal (2001)
R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Living in exile, Dr. Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced F.B.I. Agent Clarice Starling, and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.
Votes: 243,954 | Gross: $165.09M
40. Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Australian Outback adventurer Mick "Crocodile" Dundee travels to Los Angeles with his young son while his longtime companion suspects foul play at a movie studio.
Votes: 22,821 | Gross: $25.64M
41. Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002 Video)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Sport
With the original Hanson Brothers still on the same minor league ice hockey team, the Chiefs are sold to a new owner who gives them a female coach and puts them in a league in which they ... See full summary »
42. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.
Votes: 47,695 | Gross: $139.24M
43. Bad Boys II (2003)
R | 147 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel.
Votes: 220,149 | Gross: $138.61M
44. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Votes: 149,302 | Gross: $56.36M
45. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
R | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi