24 Movie Sequels So Good, They Actually Surpassed The Quality Of The First Film

    I'm still not over how good the "Holding Out for a Hero" sequence was in Shrek 2.

    Recently, Reddit user u/ZygoticCells asked about sequels that are better than the original movie, and people had some hot takes. Here's what Redditors had to say!

    1. Top Gun: Maverick

    Screenshot from "Top Gun: Maverick"

    2. Toy Story 2

    Screenshot from "Toy Story 2"

    3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Bucky turns with his mask off and Steve says "Bucky?"

    4. Spider-Man 2

    Screenshots from "Spider-Man 2"

    5. Shrek 2

    the fairy godmother sings "I need a hero, I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night" as a giant gingerbread man breaks into the castle with Shrek

    6. Blade Runner 2049

    7. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Screenshot from "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"

    8. Final Destination 2

    Screenshot from "Final Destination 2"

    9. Paddington 2

    Screenshot from "Paddington 2"

    10. Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back

    Darth says Obi-Wan never told Luke what happened to his father, and Luke says Obi-Wan told him Darth killed him; Darth says "No, i am your father"

    11. The Dark Knight

    Screenshots from "The Dark Knight"

    12. Aliens

    Behind-the-scenes photo from "Aliens

    13. Bad Boys 2

    Screenshot from "Bad Boys 2"

    14. The Rescuers Down Under

    Screenshots from "The Rescuers Down Under"

    15. Thor: Ragnarok

    Screenshots from "Thor: Ragnarok"

    16. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Screenshot from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"

    17. John Wick: Chapter 2

    Keanu Reeves in "John Wick: Chapter 2"

    18. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"

    19. Addams Family Values

    Screenshot from "Addams Family Values"

    20. Kung Fu Panda 2

    Screenshot from "Kung Fu Panda 2"

    21. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

    Screenshot from "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"

    22. The Godfather Part II

    Al Pacino in "The Godfather Part II"

    23. Evil Dead II

    Screenshot from "Evil Dead II"

    24. And finally, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Screenshot from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"

    What sequel do you think is better than the original film? Let us know in the comments below!

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