15 Sequels That Are Actually Better Than The Original

    Top Gun: Maverick isn't the only sequel that manages to outshine its predecessor.

    collage of different films

    1. Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

    Tom Cruise flying.

    2. Before Sunset (2004)

    Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy in a car.

    3. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

    Tobey Maguire being held by Alfred Molina

    4. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

    Tom Hardy riding a motorcycle.

    5. The Dark Knight (2008)

    Heath Ledger staring menacingly.

    6. Jackass Number Two (2006)

    Johnny Knoxville blindfolded in front of a bull.

    7. Rush Hour 2 (2001)

    Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan ready to fight.

    8. Magic Mike XXL (2015)

    Joe Manganiello and Channing Tatum sitting.

    9. Paddington 2 (2017)

    Paddington at the door.

    10. Evil Dead II (1987)

    Sarah Berry and Bruce Campbell looking scared.

    11. Addams Family Values (1993)

    Anjelica Huston and Joan Cusack holding drinks.

    12. Shrek 2 (2004)

    Fiona and Shrek talking to the Queen and King.

    13. Bad Boys II (2003)

    Martin Lawrence and Will Smith pointing guns.

    14. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

    Linda Hamilton holding a gun.

    15. A Very Brady Sequel (1996)

    Olivia Hack and Christine Taylor at the beach.