To Sequel or Not to Sequel: That Is the Questionby Ed_Jones_XLIX | created - 02 Aug 2018 | updated - 21 May 2019 | Public
Whether 'tis nobler to suffer the sequel and The slings and arrows of an outrageous suggestion, Or to be a champion for a noble idea, and by not opposing them?
Which of these movies would you most like to see as a sequel?
After voting, please discuss here.
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1. Contact (1997)
PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.
Votes: 251,892 | Gross: $100.92M
None of the original stars are needed. Would be nice if they were available. Palmer Joss and Eleanor Arroway's Daughter/Son take off on a new adventure through the machine. Their offspring is a Genius, that graduates College at 15, with a Masters in Theology and Astronomy.
2. The Godfather: Part III (1990)
R | 162 min | Crime, Drama
Mario Puzo's THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone follows Michael Corleone, now in his 60s, as he seeks to free his family from crime and find a suitable successor to his empire.
Votes: 354,317 | Gross: $66.67M
Original stars not needed, but if available that would be good. Michael's son is running for Congress from Nevada. This story fulfills the original dream of his father.
3. The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted, at a cost, when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.
Votes: 61,677 | Gross: $63.77M
Time for the Devil to get his due.
4. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
Votes: 367,587 | Gross: $435.11M
Oh Drew where are you. E.T.'s phoning!
5. Serenity (2005)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.
Votes: 281,604 | Gross: $25.51M
Reavers beware.... River Tam is hunting you to the point of extinction.
6. The Usual Suspects (1995)
R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
Votes: 980,049 | Gross: $23.34M
New plot. New Cast.
7. Being John Malkovich (1999)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.
Votes: 309,457 | Gross: $22.86M
Being Joan Cusack?
8. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
R | 129 min | Action, Sci-Fi
The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.
Votes: 443,439 | Gross: $139.31M
The Matrix IV.... Smith 2.0 The peace treaty in the park fails, when the machine world, has an "Upgraded" replacement, for Agent Smith. Who will be "The One" this time?
9. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.
Votes: 182,698 | Gross: $132.09M
He's back..... Roy Neary returns.
10. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 1,005,663 | Gross: $46.84M
Henry Hill is released from prison. He can't function in the real world. So he works his way up the ranks. Again. The movie starts just as he becomes a made man, and then progresses to the point, that he is now as powerful as Paulie. But this time he's pissed off the wrong people. There is no witness protection for what he's done.
11. The Rock (1996)
R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.
Votes: 311,134 | Gross: $134.07M
Guantanamo Bay Stanley Goodspeed is tapped again. Cuba is on the brink of collapse. In the chaos Al-Qaeda operatives, have slipped a dead-ringer for a Gunnery Sergeant, into The U.S. Base. Miami Beach is the target. The Weapon of choice? Chemical. Only Special Agent Goodspeed can handle this new strain of chemical weapon. He invented it by accident 2 years earlier. How they got it? He wants to know too!
12. MASH (1970)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Votes: 67,033 | Gross: $81.60M
It takes place in Gulf War one.
13. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy
A world-class playboy and part-time secret agent from the 1960s emerges after thirty years in a cryogenic state to battle with his nemesis Dr. Evil.
Votes: 219,440 | Gross: $53.88M
Austin Powers in: The Casino Royale Flush
14. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
PG-13 | 106 min | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.
Votes: 242,380 | Gross: $62.50M
A second story that takes place parallel to the firsts timeline.
15. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.
Votes: 515,938 | Gross: $1.02M
Title: 'Kabul'. Time: Present day. George Clooney as the Rick Character?
16. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.
Votes: 2,034,900 | Gross: $292.58M
The "Team" has another mission in the near distant future. What they don't realize is, they are being manipulated by another "Thought Extraction" team. The two teams get lost in each others dreams to the point of a Dream War. Who will survive?
Suggested by Joe Siegel
17. The Music Man (1962)
G | 151 min | Comedy, Family, Musical
Harold Hill poses as a boys' band leader to con naive Iowa townsfolk.
Votes: 15,778 | Gross: $14.95M
If you have ever seen the live short scene re-creations on stage by Seth MacFarlane you'll know exactly why this is doable.
18. Last Action Hero (1993)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
With the help of a magic ticket, a young movie fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action movie character.
Votes: 135,502 | Gross: $50.02M
Former actor turned politician Jack Slater is back in 'Jack Slater Re-Genisys'. Danny Madigan now owns Nick's theater. The old Special Ticket of Nick's sends Danny's two kids on another adventure into movie land.
Suggested by NarniaIsAwesome
19. Dick Tracy (1990)
PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.
Votes: 57,153 | Gross: $103.74M
Cameo appearances galore for the original stars, ala-Hitchcock style. Ben McKenzie and Lady Gaga anyone?
20. Groundhog Day (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.
Votes: 573,485 | Gross: $70.91M
'Groundhog Day 2: The Day After' Murray has aged considerably. He would be perfect for the remake.
Thanks to, Jeorj Euler, NarniaIsAwesome and Dapper Dan Dassow for pushing inclusion.