25 best movie sequels ever
The best movie sequels ever in no particular order are ...
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.
The Color of Money (1986)
Martin Scorsese directs Tom Cruise and Paul Newman in the follow up to Newman's role in 1959's The Hustler, in which the older experienced Newman teaches his protege the ins and outs of making big bucks on green velvet tables. Best not to watch if you have a fragile ego – our passable Pool skills fade into obscurity in comparison.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
England's World Cup victory isn't the only thing of note from 1966. Sergio Leone's epic Spaghetti western starring Clint Eastwood revolved around three rugged gunslingers searching for a buried fortune in Confederate gold. Quentin Tarantino reckons this is the best film ever made, and he certainly knows a thing or two about movies.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
The toys that live return for one last time in a surprisingly powerful and moving tale revolving around change and growing up as Andy moves away to university. Fear not however, there's plenty of laughs to be had for both young and old, with a dance-addled Spanish Buzz Lightyear providing just some of the standout laughs.
Evil Dead II (1987)
After the original Evil Dead was a cult hit Sam Raimi got a budget for a sequel and essentially remade the original but better. Less dendritic rape and more chainsaw arm action make this a great sequel-come-remake although it’s debatable if this is better than the final film in the trilogy, Army of Darkness. What do you think?