25 best movie sequels ever

Here's our rundown of the finest second – and third – instalments ever made – all cinematic prime beef and not a cash cow in sight

Not all movie sequels are terrible. No, really – here are 25 of our favourites that hit the point home.

The Godfather Part II (1974)

The Godfather Part II (1974)

Francis Ford Coppola's epic crime masterpiece was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, of which it won six, including the coveted Best Picture. Al Pacino returns, along with Robert DeNiro who portrays a young Vito Corleone during flashbacks to the past. Widely regarded as one of the best films ever made, the Godfather Part II is a captivating lesson in silver screen mastery.