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.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat

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

11 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia, J.D. Cannon

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

54 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia

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

23 Metascore

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.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Steve Inwood

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

52 Metascore

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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman

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

53 Metascore

A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery, and H.A.L.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban

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.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Ken Wahl, Larry Wilcox

Votes: 2,067

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

84 Metascore

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?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

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

77 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver

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.

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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.

Director: Geoff Burrowes | Stars: Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Brian Dennehy, Nicholas Eadie

Votes: 2,195 | Gross: $13.69M

6 years.

12. Caddyshack II (1988)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Sport

7 Metascore

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.

Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Jackie Mason, Robert Stack, Dyan Cannon, Dina Merrill

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

42 Metascore

Mike, now released from a psychiatric hospital, continues his journey to stop the evil Tall Man from his grim work.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: James Le Gros, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm, Paula Irvine

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

56 Metascore

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 175,430 | Gross: $112.49M

5 years.

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.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Lena Farugia, Hans Strydom, Eiros

Votes: 15,391 | Gross: $6.29M

9 years.

16. Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

23 Metascore

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.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Brion James, Kevin Tighe

Votes: 36,816 | Gross: $80.82M

8 years.

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.

Directors: Joe Dante, Chuck Jones | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky

Votes: 88,599 | Gross: $41.48M

6 years.

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 »

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Timothy Bottoms, Harvey Christiansen

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

48 Metascore

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.

Director: William Peter Blatty | Stars: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller

Votes: 23,587 | Gross: $26.10M

13 years.

20. The Two Jakes (1990)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

56 Metascore

The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds J.J. "Jake" Gittes investigating adultery and murder, and the money that comes from oil.

Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Madeleine Stowe

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

60 Metascore

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.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Talia Shire

Votes: 339,454 | Gross: $66.67M

16 years.

22. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

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.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

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

48 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Rachel Ticotin, Joanna Gleason

Votes: 8,367 | Gross: $21.08M

5 years.

24. Army of Darkness (1992)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror

57 Metascore

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.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie

Votes: 156,922 | Gross: $11.50M

5 years.

25. Alien³ (1992)

R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

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.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

Votes: 265,579 | Gross: $55.47M

6 years.

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.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Rosie O'Donnell, Dennis Farina

Votes: 12,653 | Gross: $20.21M

6 years.

27. Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

16 Metascore

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.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jon Tenney, Joey Travolta, Eugene Collier

Votes: 73,172 | Gross: $42.61M

7 years.

28. The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy

74 Metascore

A young martial artist is caught between respecting his pacifist father's wishes or stopping a group of disrespectful foreigners from stealing precious artifacts.

Directors: Chia-Liang Liu, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Ho-Sung Pak, Lung Ti, Anita Mui

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 »

Director: Lang Elliott | Stars: Candra Adams, Lou Ferrigno, Richard Ardi, Reb Brown

Votes: 288

5 years.

30. Escape from L.A. (1996)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

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.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Stacy Keach, Peter Fonda

Votes: 66,617 | Gross: $25.48M

15 years.

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 »

Director: Robert Harling | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Bill Paxton, Juliette Lewis, Miranda Richardson

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.

Director: Anne Goursaud | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Agathe de La Fontaine, Angie Everhart, Steven Berkoff

Votes: 3,967

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."

Director: John Landis | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Walter Levine, Tom Davis

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

37 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Votes: 148,155 | Gross: $130.44M

6 years.

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.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Richard Riehle, Jonathan Silverman

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

42 Metascore

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.

Directors: Katt Shea, Robert Mandel | Stars: Emily Bergl, Jason London, Dylan Bruno, J. Smith-Cameron

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

24 Metascore

The "universal soldiers" must fight the whole army, when the military's supercomputer S.E.T.H gets out of control.

Director: Mic Rodgers | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bill Goldberg, Heidi Schanz, Michael Jai White

Votes: 27,113 | Gross: $10.43M

7 years.

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.

Director: Charles T. Kanganis | Stars: Jim Belushi, Christine Tucci, James Handy, Wade Williams

Votes: 4,030

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

57 Metascore

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.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta

Votes: 243,954 | Gross: $165.09M

10 years.

40. Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

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.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 22,821 | Gross: $25.64M

13 years.

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 »

Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Jessica Steen, Gary Busey, David Hemmings

Votes: 2,373

25 years.

42. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

48 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Tim Allen, Spencer Breslin, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 47,695 | Gross: $139.24M

8 years.

43. Bad Boys II (2003)

R | 147 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

38 Metascore

Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 220,149 | Gross: $138.61M

8 years.

44. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 149,302 | Gross: $56.36M

8 years.

45. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

R | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi