Sequels I think surpass the original

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1.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean DeBlois
 
2.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon. (113 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
3.
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body. (105 mins.)
Director: Leonard Nimoy
 
4.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to 20th century Earth to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it, humpback whales. (119 mins.)
Director: Leonard Nimoy
 
5.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace. (113 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
6.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Borg go back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed. (111 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Frakes
“ Yes, it's bad, but it's better than "Star Trek: Generations". ” - Truckhitterfilms
 
7.
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When the crew of the Enterprise learn of a Federation conspiracy against the inhabitants of a unique planet, Captain Picard begins an open rebellion. (103 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Frakes
“ Yes, it's bad, but it is better than "Star Trek: Generations". ” - Truckhitterfilms
 
8.
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan homeworld Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a peace treaty. (116 mins.)
Director: Stuart Baird
 
9.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ While "A New Hope" is my favorite one in the original trilogy, let alone the whole saga, I feel that "Empire Strikes Back" is an example of cinema and "Star Wars" at its best. ” - Truckhitterfilms
 
10.
Aliens (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The moon from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ I do like "Alien", but I feel this one has more to the characters and the story than "Alien" had. ” - Truckhitterfilms
 
11.
Scream 2 (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins. (120 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ Horrific, gory, and uses more elaborate red herrings to trick the audience into thinking someone else is the killer than "Scream" did. ” - Truckhitterfilms
 
12.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
“ Like with "Empire Strikes Back", I like "The Dark Knight" more, but I think this is the best one in the trilogy, surpassing "Batman Begins". ” - Truckhitterfilms
 
13.
The Dark Knight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
“ While I feel "The Dark Knight Rises" is the best of the Nolan Batman films, "The Dark Knight" proves to be better than "Batman Begins", especially when it comes to the antagonists. ” - Truckhitterfilms
 
14.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Harry finds himself mysteriously selected as an under-aged competitor in a dangerous tournament between three schools of magic. (157 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
“ While the first three are good, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" introduces us to Voldemort and moves away from Voldemort's spirit or henchmen being the main antagonists of the films. ” - Truckhitterfilms
 
15.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry. (142 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
16.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows. (146 mins.)
Director: David Yates
 
17.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past. (153 mins.)
Director: David Yates
 
18.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. (146 mins.)
 
19.
X2 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces. (134 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
20.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. (136 mins.)
 
21.
Toy Story 2 (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting. (92 mins.)
 
22.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's Mightiest Heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. (141 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
 
23.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. (132 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ It's better than "X-Men" and way better than "X-Men: First Class". ” - Truckhitterfilms
 
24.
22 Jump Street (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. (112 mins.)
“ Yes, it's terrible, but it's still better than "21 Jump Street". ” - Truckhitterfilms
 
25.
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. (131 mins.)
 
26.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name. (133 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
 
27.
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fianceé in response . (126 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
 
28.
Are We Done Yet? (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Newlyweds Nick and Suzanne decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor with a bizarre approach to business. (92 mins.)
Director: Steve Carr
“ Yes, it's bad, but it's better than "Are We There Yet?" ” - Truckhitterfilms
 
29.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron