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    21 Movies That Don't Have Cinematic Universes, But 100% Should

    Marvel movies shouldn't be the only ones that get to have all the fun (and movies)!

    Recently in a thread on the r/movies subreddit, redditor u/kek2015 asked, "Which movie do you believe deserves a sequel or to be a franchise?" And movie lovers came through with some A+ answers!

    So with that in mind, here are just a few of the most popular responses shared:

    1. Cabin in the Woods (2012)

    A group of friends stand together inside a cabin

    "I will die on this hill. It should have spawned a series of prequels."

    u/Ferris8061

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    2. Small Soldiers (1998)

    A cat licks a toy

    "Apparently it was going to get a reboot, but when the Disney acquisition happened it was one of the many cut movies."

    u/Geonightman

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    3. Rat Race (2001)

    A man holding a sign reading: "Will split $2,000,000"

    "I'd love to see John Cleese's hotelier character and his fellow gambling addicts plan a different human chase with more at stake, but this time, determined to keep it more secretive — but the contestants still get involved with those two brothers."

    u/spacyzuma

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    4. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

    A man stands on a ship out on the ocean

    "It deserved one sequel. Anything more would have cheapened it, but I do think there was enough to have one more quality movie."

    u/Chelsea75

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    5. National Treasure (2004)

    A man steals the declaration of Independence

    "Give me corny, treasure-hunting Nicolas Cage any day of the week."

    u/schudermcgavin

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    6. I Am Number Four (2011)

    A young man and woman sit on a couch, talking

    "I was re-watching this today, and I just don't understand why they didn't make that into a franchise. I thought it had a great soundtrack and it was a cool story. I'm not really clear on why there was only one movie since I know there were several books with different numbers."

    u/kek2015

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    7. The Nice Guys (2016)

    Two men and two young girls stare down at something off-camera

    "It was a Shane Black gem similar to that of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang that didn't get a lot of attention in the theaters. Shane wanted to do a sequel, but couldn't get the go-ahead, which sucks. Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe were a phenomenal pairing."

    u/CliffyClif

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    8. Tron: Legacy (2010)

    A man an a woman in light-up outfits talk

    "It's already a franchise, but it was clearly setting up sequels that we never got, and I would love to see those."

    u/enderandrew42

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    9. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

    A man and a woman look at something off-screen

    "But replace Armie Hammer with Michael Fassbender. The onscreen chemistry between Fassbender and Vikander is already handled, so it's a no-brainer!"

    u/cavedan12

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    10. Push (2009)

    A man points a gun at the camera

    "It could have used a second film, I think. It had a great story and great world it built for itself."

    u/mrbrick

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    11. Megamind (2010)

    A supervillian speaks into his watch

    "It would be cool to see a sequel where he has to mentor another former villain-turned-hero, or a sequel where he joins an Avengers-like team and has to prove himself among natural-born heroes."

    u/Clownmug

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    12. Bullet Train (2022)

    two men looking at something with concern

    "Lemon and Tangerine need their own franchise."

    u/JohnnyJayce

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    13. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

    A heavily tattooed and pierced woman

    "The remake. I was beyond excited for that trilogy, and they totally abandoned it."

    u/cmacpapi

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    14. Face/Off (1997)

    Two men standing face to face

    "Face/Off should be remade every few years with different pairs of actors: Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, Daniel Radcliffe and Elijah Wood, Chris Evans and Henry Cavill, etc. I can't believe nobody's gotten on this yet."

    u/RebeccaReySolo

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    15. Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

    A half-robot/half-girl poses for a fight

    "I'm not going to pretend like the first film was not very flawed, but it was incredibly charming, as well. Incredible special effects and 3D that served the film, it wasn't a gimmick. A unique and fascinating world with characters I would like to spend more time with. With the world-building out of the way, and a setup to a more focused story (with no romance), I think the sequel could have been a lot better."

    u/U_S_E_R_T_A_K_E_N

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    16. Dredd (2012)

    A man in a helmet points a gun at someone

    "It absolutely needs a sequel. And a prequel. And perhaps more."

    u/knobber_jobbler

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    17. Waterworld (1995)

    A man in water screams

    "Some badass designs and tons of opportunities for Mad Max-esque storytelling."

    u/BlerghTheBlergh

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    18. Zootopia (2016)

    A fox and a bunny use a computer (no really)

    "What a fun bit of world-building that movie was. Why Disney didn't make 50 movies and TV shows in that universe is beyond me. I know they're doing one now, but c'mon, why wait so long."

    u/IamTheShrikeAMA

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    19. Black Dynamite (2009)

    A man with a gun

    "Sure, it got the animated series, but that wasn’t the same. While it feels like they skewered every blacksploitation trope there was in the first movie, there is still plenty of room for some serious misadventures. Rudy Ray Moore made like four Dolemite movies — we should very well have more than one Black Dynamite movie."

    u/PancakeProfessor

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    20. World War Z (2013)

    A man rushes a group of people out of the street

    "While the movie was nowhere near as good as the book, it was enjoyable enough. What really gets me though is they were planning on a sequel with Brad Pitt returning and David Fincher directing. A zombie movie with that actor/director combo would have been amazing!"

    u/afellowchucker

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    And finally:

    21. The Mummy (1999)

    Two men and a woman hid behind a statue

    "It needs to pull a Halloween 2018 and make a sequel bringing back Rachel Weisz and Brendan Fraser."

    u/Farbauti492

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    You've read their picks, but now it's your turn! What's a movie that you think deserves a sequel and/or the franchise treatment? Share your pick(s) in the comments below!

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity. H/T Reddit.