2013 Sequels, Prequels, Reboots, Remaks, and Spinoffs

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1.
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
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After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. (132 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ Star Trek 12. Keep punching them out, and every two or three Star Trek films turns out okay. Sadly, never two in a row. ” - millerp1
 
2.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
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The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring. (161 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ Next, "The Hobbit: 18 Steps Closer to The Mountain." ” - millerp1
 
3.
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
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John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces. (98 mins.)
Director: John Moore
“ Next: "Die Hard Forever." ” - millerp1
 
4.
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
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A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he will have to fulfill a prophecy to become the king, and release the land from the Wicked Witches using his great (but fake) powers. (130 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Because prequels always improve on a classic. ” - millerp1
 
5.
Iron Man 3 (2013)
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When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. (130 mins.)
Director: Shane Black
“ Iron Man tries to go legit, but "they keep pulling me back in!" ” - millerp1
 
6.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. (110 mins.)
Director: Jon M. Chu
“ Because the toys had so much complexity, they needed a sequel. ” - millerp1
 
7.
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
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When Dr. Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves. (112 mins.)
Director: Alan Taylor
“ Thor 2: More Asgard, less Earth. Who cares about our planet anyway? ” - millerp1
 
8.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
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Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack. (105 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ Because story continuity is overrated. ” - millerp1
 
9.
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
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Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty. (130 mins.)
Director: Justin Lin
“ Fastester and Most Furiousest Ever. ” - millerp1
 
10.
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
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Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy. (102 mins.)
Director: Noam Murro
“ They do know that everyone died in the original, don't they? ” - millerp1
 
11.
Man of Steel (2013)
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Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction. (143 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ "Dark" and "gritty" worked on Batman. Let's do the exact same thing on a completely different character. Foolproof. ” - millerp1
 
12.
The Wolverine (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. (126 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Jean Valjean: The Revenge. ” - millerp1
 
13.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
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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.)
“ Someone in Hollywood is lying awake at nights wondering, "How in blazes are we going to keep Hunger Games 3 & 4 at PG-13?" ” - millerp1
 
14.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
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In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters, to find the mythical Golden Fleece, all the while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. (106 mins.)
“ Harry Potter 10. ” - millerp1
 
15.
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
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A couple begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their lost nieces and nephew home. With the help of home-surveillance cameras, they learn they're being stalked by a nefarious demon. (86 mins.)
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
“ Because the first four were so good. ” - millerp1
 
16.
Monsters University (2013)
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A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends. (104 mins.)
Director: Dan Scanlon
“ Pixar 14. ” - millerp1
 
17.
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
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When Gru, the world's most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of officials to stop lethal muscle and a host of Gru's own, He has to fight back with new gadgetry, cars, and more minion madness. (98 mins.)
“ Pixar Imitation 37. ” - millerp1
 
18.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
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Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants. (102 mins.)
“ The Artist proved audience's demand for classic black and white cinema. ” - millerp1
 
19.
Carrie (2013)
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A shy girl, outcasted by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. (100 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Peirce
“ After the stellar reception of the Psycho and Friday the 13th remakes, who could resist? ” - millerp1
 
20.
Old Boy (2013)
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Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason. (104 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ All the gratuitous violence, none of the Korean. ” - millerp1
 
21.
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan. (88 mins.)
Director: Gregory Plotkin
“ Because repeating the exact same formula just never gets old, does it? ” - millerp1
 
22.
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
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The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been abducted by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs. (105 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
“ Someone lost a bet. ” - millerp1
 
23.
Evil Dead (2013)
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Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. (91 mins.)
Director: Fede Alvarez
“ Evil Dead remake. ” - millerp1
 
24.
The Hangover Part III (2013)
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When one of their own is kidnapped by an angry gangster, the Wolf Pack must track down Mr. Chow, who has escaped from prison and is on the run. (100 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
“ Hangover 3. ” - millerp1
 
25.
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
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After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you. (101 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
 
26.
RED 2 (2013)
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Retired C.I.A. Agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. (116 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
 
27.
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
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The Lamberts believe that they have defeated the spirits that have haunted their family, but they soon discover that evil is not beaten so easily. (106 mins.)
Director: James Wan
 
28.
Riddick (2013)
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Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past. (119 mins.)
Director: David Twohy
 
29.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
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Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids. (95 mins.)
 
30.
The Best Man Holiday (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited. (123 mins.)
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
“ There was a Best Man 1? ” - millerp1
 
31.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
With the '70s behind him, San Diego's top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm. (119 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
 
32.
47 Ronin (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun. (128 mins.)
Director: Carl Rinsch
“ How did they make 46 other Ronin films without me ever hearing about it? ” - millerp1