The Academy Awards presents the Best Film Series (Year Release Edition)

by adog1990 | created - 04 Mar 2016 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

A director's cut of one of my favorite IMDb lists this time in the order of the year their film or show was released. Also if a TV show of that series is still running on the TV, the TV show is still on while the movies are done in the series after the last film was nominated for an Oscar. Also some of these series are not only sequels to the first but are part of the same cinematic universe due to crossovers with other shows or different characters making understandable cameos or being characters being related to other characters. This list is mostly a list of missing sequels of these nominated film series. The final film in the series is where the film series is done with the awards.

Rows 1-20: The Star Wars Universe Rows 21-39: The Star Trek Universe Rows 40-48: The Harry Potter Saga Rows 49-51: The Dark Knight Rows 52-57: Superman Rows 58-92: The Marvel Cinematic Universe Rows 93-99: Hellboy Rows 100-106: Rocky Rows 107-108: Ben Rows 109-110: Rambo Rows 111-112: The Musketeers Rows 113-126: The Shrek Universe Rows 127-130: Kung Fu Panda Rows 131-136: Toy Stories Rows 137-158: The Simpsons Universe Rows 159-164: The South Park Universe Rows 165-167: The Tales of Wyatt Earp Rows 168-172: The Pink Panther Saga Rows 173-174: Disney's Dalmatians Rows 175-176: Beethoven Rows 177-178: Young Guns Rows 179-180: The Terminator Rows 181-198: The Universe of Alien Rows 199-200: Austin Powers Rows 201-229: James Bond 007 Rows 230-232: The Three Colors Trilogy Rows 233-309: The Muppets Universe Rows 310-312: Jack Ryan Rows 313-315: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Rows 316-320: Road To... Rows 321-323: Airport Rows 324-329: The Addams Family Rows 330-332: The Paradise Lost Trilogy Rows 333-352: Jackass Rows 353-357: The Gold Diggers Saga Rows 358-363: How to Train Your Dragon Rows 364-370: Despicable Me Rows 371-376: The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela Rows 377-379: The Ages of Man Trilogy Rows 380-388: The Rugrats Universe Rows 389-398: The Adventures of Wallace & Gromit and Friends Rows 399-420: The Quentin Tarantino Universe Rows 421-433: The Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis World War Saga Rows 434-440: Peanuts 1960's Rows 441-443: The Elmore Leomard Crime Stories Trilogy Rows 444-446: The Funny Arnold Schwarzenegger Trilogy Rows 447-449: The Golden Heart Trilogy Rows 450-454: The Disney Ancient Mythology Universe Rows 455-465: The X-Men Universe Rows 466-468: Trilogy of Mockumentary Rows 469-471: The Red Curtain Trilogy Rows 472-477: The Rise and Fall of the Beatles Rows 478-481: The Adventures of Mad Max Rows 482-493: Universal Monsters Rows 494-503: Ali G Rows 504-507: The Clint Eastwood Wild West Saga Rows 508-509: The Thick of It Rows 510-515: The Adventures of Jimmy and Timmy Rows 516-521: The Lilo & Stitch Universe Rows 522-524: The Before Trilogy Rows 525-527: The Bourne Trilogy Rows 528-530: Disney's Furry Universe Rows 531-533: The Death of Medgar Evers Rows 534-536: S4C Animated Tales Rows 537-538: Neil Simon's Hotel Stories Rows 539-542: The Big Broadcast Rows 543-549: The World of Jurassic Park Rows 550-553: Katsuhiro Otomo's Tales of Japan Rows 554-556: DC Extended Universe Rows 557-561: Idiots Rows 562-564: John Hughes' Chicago Universe Rows 565-566: Tales by Percy Adlon Rows 567-568: MonsterVerse Rows 569-571: The Elements Trilogy Rows 572-574: Spider-Man Rows 575-576: The Bible

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1. Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,110,688 | Gross: $322.74M

2. The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978 TV Movie)

97 min | Adventure, Family, Musical

Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk to celebrate Life Day, but are impeded by an Imperial blockade. Chewie's family passes the time with various forms of entertainment.

Directors: Steve Binder, David Acomba | Stars: Mickey Morton, Patty Maloney, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Votes: 11,351

3. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

82 Metascore

After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 1,041,038 | Gross: $290.48M

4. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 853,063 | Gross: $309.13M

5. The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children, Mace and Cindel, on a quest to find their parents.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Eric Walker, Warwick Davis, Fionnula Flanagan, Guy Boyd

Votes: 8,696

6. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985 TV Movie)

94 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Marauders raid the Ewok village and steal a power supply they believe to be magical. Wicket helps Cindel escape the evil witch Charal, and they befriend a hermit who may help them save the village.

Directors: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat | Stars: Wilford Brimley, Warwick Davis, Aubree Miller, Siân Phillips

Votes: 7,458

7. Ewoks (1985–1987)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The adventures of the Ewoks in Wicket W. Warrick's youth before the Battle of Endor.

Stars: Jim Henshaw, Lesleh Donaldson, Cree Summer, Alyson Court

Votes: 1,426

8. Star Wars: Droids (1985–1986)

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO years before serving the Rebel Alliance.

Stars: Anthony Daniels, Graeme Campbell, Dan Hennessey, Lesleh Donaldson

Votes: 1,194

9. Star Wars: Droids (1985–1986)
Episode: The Great Heep (1986)

48 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The Galactic Empire dispatches a gigantic droid to take control of a planet. R2-D2 and C-3PO arrive to find their new master captured and must work with locals to defeat the Great Heep.

Director: Clive Smith | Stars: Anthony Daniels, Long John Baldry, Winston Rekert, Graeme Campbell

Votes: 152

10. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999)

PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

Two Jedi escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd

Votes: 648,628 | Gross: $474.54M

11. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002)

PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

54 Metascore

Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Lee

Votes: 569,721 | Gross: $310.68M

12. Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003–2005)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The events and battles of the Galactic Republic's last major war are recounted.

Stars: Mat Lucas, James Arnold Taylor, André Sogliuzzo, Grey Griffin

Votes: 19,923

13. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

68 Metascore

Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 634,730 | Gross: $380.26M

14. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

35 Metascore

After the Republic's victory on Christophsis, Anakin and his new apprentice Ahsoka Tano must rescue the kidnapped son of Jabba the Hutt. Political intrigue complicates their mission.

Director: Dave Filoni | Stars: Matt Lanter, Nika Futterman, Tom Kane, Ashley Eckstein

Votes: 50,035 | Gross: $35.16M

15. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008–2020)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and other Jedi Knights lead the Grand Army of the Republic against the droid army of the Separatists.

Stars: Tom Kane, Matt Lanter, Dee Bradley Baker, James Arnold Taylor

Votes: 39,229

16. Star Wars Rebels (2014–2018)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A brave and clever ragtag starship crew stands up against the evil Empire as it tightens its grip on the galaxy and hunts down the last of the Jedi Knights.

Stars: Taylor Gray, Dave Filoni, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr.

Votes: 21,886

17. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

81 Metascore

Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 778,232 | Gross: $936.66M

18. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen

Votes: 471,246 | Gross: $532.18M

19. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

85 Metascore

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 454,054 | Gross: $620.18M

20. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

62 Metascore

During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover

Votes: 217,018 | Gross: $213.77M

21. Star Trek (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In the 23rd Century, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 65,709

22. Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1975)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, as they explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei

Votes: 5,121

23. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

G | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral James T. Kirk resumes command of the overhauled USS Enterprise in order to intercept it.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 74,282 | Gross: $82.26M

24. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

PG | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

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.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 104,522 | Gross: $78.91M

25. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

56 Metascore

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.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 68,291 | Gross: $76.47M

26. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

PG | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 71,927 | Gross: $109.71M

27. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. Enterprise-D on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 85,637

28. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

PG | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

43 Metascore

Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy.

Director: William Shatner | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 51,370 | Gross: $52.21M

29. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 64,416 | Gross: $74.89M

30. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the vicinity of the liberated planet of Bajor, the Federation space station Deep Space Nine guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the galaxy.

Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton, Alexander Siddig

Votes: 44,275

31. Star Trek: Generations (1994)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

55 Metascore

With the help of long presumed dead Captain Kirk, Captain Picard must stop a renegade scientist willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter a space matrix.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Frakes

Votes: 69,869 | Gross: $75.67M

32. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Pulled to the far side of the galaxy, where the Federation is seventy-five years away at maximum warp speed, a Starfleet ship must cooperate with Maquis rebels to find a way home.

Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 50,625

33. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

71 Metascore

The Borg travel 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 Cochran makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

Votes: 109,708 | Gross: $92.00M

34. Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

When the crew of the Enterprise learn of a Federation conspiracy against the inhabitants of a unique planet, Captain Picard begins an open rebellion.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

Votes: 64,732 | Gross: $70.12M

35. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.

Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 39,312

36. Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

The Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan homeworld Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a peace treaty. Captain Picard and his crew discover a serious threat to the Federation once Praetor Shinzon plans to attack Earth.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

Votes: 67,482 | Gross: $43.25M

37. Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 554,614 | Gross: $257.73M

38. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

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.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch

Votes: 443,787 | Gross: $228.78M

39. Star Trek Beyond (2016)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

The crew of the USS Enterprise explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 207,971 | Gross: $158.85M

40. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

64 Metascore

An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith

Votes: 565,312 | Gross: $317.58M

41. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

63 Metascore

An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris

Votes: 488,594 | Gross: $261.99M

42. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 485,097 | Gross: $249.36M

43. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

81 Metascore

A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Eric Sykes

Votes: 484,418 | Gross: $290.01M

44. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

PG-13 | 138 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

71 Metascore

With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 449,477 | Gross: $292.00M

45. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

PG | 153 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

78 Metascore

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.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

Votes: 414,261 | Gross: $301.96M