To Sequel or Not to Sequel: That Is the Question

by 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?

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1. Contact (1997)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

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

60 Metascore

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.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Talia Shire

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

67 Metascore

Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted, at a cost, when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer

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

91 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

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

74 Metascore

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

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

77 Metascore

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.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

Votes: 980,049 | Gross: $23.34M

New plot. New Cast.

7. Being John Malkovich (1999)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

90 Metascore

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich

Votes: 309,457 | Gross: $22.86M

Being Joan Cusack?

8. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

R | 129 min | Action, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

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.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

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

90 Metascore

Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 182,698 | Gross: $132.09M

He's back..... Roy Neary returns.

10. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

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

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer

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

80 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman

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

51 Metascore

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.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers

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

60 Metascore

The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.

Director: George Nolfi | Stars: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Lisa Thoreson, Florence Kastriner

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

100 Metascore

A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

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

74 Metascore

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.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

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.

Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold

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

44 Metascore

With the help of a magic ticket, a young movie fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action movie character.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance

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

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Charlie Korsmo

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

72 Metascore

A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

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.

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