Which is the best series comprising only 2 films?by IndianaMcClane | created - 19 Oct 2013 | updated - 28 Oct 2013 | Public
Often times when a film gets a sequel it becomes a full blown franchise. (Often at least a trilogy) But here is the sets of films where they (at least for now) have only gotten one further installment for one reason or another. So this is just to see which duo of films is considered the best. Remember, these are all films that are supposed to bet set in the same continuity. Some of them for instance are being considered to be rebooted and the like. And also remember that you're supposed to take into account your feelings for both films in each set, whether you like one of the films or not. As this is a test of the films' accumulative strength against the other films duos.
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1. Escape from New York (1981)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.
Votes: 139,294 | Gross: $25.24M
"Escape from New York" (1981) & "Escape from L.A." (1996)
2. Our Man Flint (1966)
Unrated | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, Intelligence Chief Cramden calls in top agent Derek Flint.
Votes: 6,493 | Gross: $16.00M
"Our Man Flint" (1966) & "In Like Flint" (1967)
3. The Robe (1953)
Unrated | 135 min | Drama
In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.
Votes: 10,401 | Gross: $36.00M
"The Robe" (1953) & "Demetrius and the Gladiators" (1954)
4. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
R | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.
Votes: 122,799 | Gross: $33.60M
"Flags of Our Fathers" (2006) & "Letters from Iwo Jima" (2006)
5. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama
After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.
Votes: 1,084,622 | Gross: $70.10M
"Kill Bill: Vol. 1" (2003) & "Kill Bill: Vol. 2" (2004)
6. TRON (1982)
PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.
Votes: 119,994 | Gross: $33.00M
"Tron" (1982) & "Tron: Legacy" (2010)
7. The Thing (1982)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
Votes: 409,733 | Gross: $13.78M
"The Thing" (1982) & "The Thing" (2011)
8. The Addams Family (1991)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.
Votes: 151,092 | Gross: $113.50M
"The Addams Family" (1991) & "Addams Family Values" (1993)
9. Ghostbusters (1984)
PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Three parapsychologists forced out of their university funding set up shop as a unique ghost removal service in New York City, attracting frightened yet skeptical customers.
Votes: 404,767 | Gross: $238.63M
"Ghostbusters" (1984) & "Ghostbusters II" (1989)
10. Chinatown (1974)
R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer in 1930s Los Angeles finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.
Votes: 319,887 | Gross: $8.49M
"Chinatown" (1974) & "The Two Jakes" (1990)
11. The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Not Rated | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A team of Allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held Greek island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Votes: 50,366 | Gross: $28.90M
"The Guns of Navarone" (1961) & "Force 10 from Navarone" (1978)
12. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
G | 92 min | Comedy, Western
In the old west, a man becomes a Sheriff just for the pay, figuring he can decamp if things get tough. In the end, he uses ingenuity instead.
"Support Your Local Sheriff!" (1969) & "Support Your Local Gunfighter" (1971)
13. The Mask of Zorro (1998)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A young thief seeking revenge for his brother's death is trained by the once-great, aging Zorro, who is pursuing his own vengeance.
Votes: 181,639 | Gross: $94.10M
"The Mask of Zorro" (1998) & "The Legend of Zorro" (2005)
14. The Fugitive (1993)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned U.S. Marshal.
Votes: 288,928 | Gross: $183.88M
"The Fugitive" (1993) & "U.S. Marshals" (1998)
15. 48 Hrs. (1982)
R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him in order to track down a killer.
Votes: 76,898 | Gross: $78.87M
"48 Hrs." (1982) & "Another 48 Hrs." (1990)
16. Romancing the Stone (1984)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A mousy romance novelist sets off for Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure hunting for treasure with a mercenary rogue.
Votes: 92,339 | Gross: $76.57M
"Romancing the Stone" (1984) & "The Jewel of the Nile" (1985)
17. Under Siege (1992)
R | 103 min | Action, Thriller
An ex-Navy Seal turned cook is the only person who can stop a group of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. battleship.
Votes: 85,732 | Gross: $83.36M
"Under Siege" (1992) & "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory" (1995)
18. Halloween (2007)
R | 109 min | Horror
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.
Votes: 118,992 | Gross: $58.27M
Rob Zombie's "Halloween" (2007) & "Halloween 2" (2009)
19. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
R | 98 min | Crime, Horror
After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding loon and his family of equally psychopathic killers.
Votes: 140,828 | Gross: $80.57M
Platinum Dunes' "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (2003) & "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" (2006)
20. The Rescuers (1977)
G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.
Votes: 63,224 | Gross: $71.22M
"The Rescuers" (1977) & "The Rescuers Down Under" (1990)
21. Peter Pan (1953)
G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.
Votes: 137,120 | Gross: $87.40M
"Peter Pan" (1953) & "Return to Never Land" (2002)
22. Hot Shots! (1991)
PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Comedy
A parody of Top Gun (1986) in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers.
Votes: 106,585 | Gross: $69.47M
"Hot Shots!" (1991) & "Hot Shots! Part Deux" (1993)
23. Gremlins (1984)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A young man inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Votes: 218,839 | Gross: $148.17M
"Gremlins" (1984) & "Gremlins 2: The New Batch" (1990)
24. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
Two seemingly-dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.
Votes: 128,828 | Gross: $40.49M
"Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989) & "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey" (1991)
25. Get Shorty (1995)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt, and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.
Votes: 83,207 | Gross: $72.08M
"Get Shorty" (1995) & "Be Cool" (2005)
26. Analyze This (1999)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
A comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one patient is an insecure mob boss.
Votes: 152,555 | Gross: $106.89M
"Analyze This" (1999) & "Analyze That" (2002)
27. Grumpy Old Men (1993)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.
Votes: 48,422 | Gross: $70.17M
"Grumpy Old Men" (1993) & "Grumpier Old Men" (1995)
28. King Kong (1933)
Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
Votes: 84,542 | Gross: $10.00M
"King Kong" (1933) & "The Son of Kong" (1933)
29. Wayne's World (1992)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Music
Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.
Votes: 154,882 | Gross: $121.70M
"Wayne's World" (1992) & "Wayne's World 2" (1993)
30. Short Circuit (1986)
PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.
Votes: 61,324 | Gross: $40.70M
"Short Circuit" (1986) & "Short Circuit 2" (1988)
31. Fantastic Four (I) (2005)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the plans of their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom.
Votes: 326,008 | Gross: $154.70M
"Fantastic Four" (2005) & "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" (2007)
32. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.
Votes: 207,713 | Gross: $131.14M
"Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001) & "Lara Croft Tom Raider: The Cradle of Life" (2003)
33. Sister Act (1992)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family, Music
When a nightclub singer is forced to take refuge from the mob in a convent, she ends up turning the convent choir into a soulful chorus complete with a Motown repertoire, until the sudden celebrity of the choir jeopardizes her identity.
Votes: 97,243 | Gross: $139.61M
"Sister Act" (1992) & "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" (1993)
34. Charlie's Angels (2000)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.
Votes: 185,751 | Gross: $125.31M
"Charlie's Angels" (1990) & "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (2003)
35. Bad Boys (1995)
R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two hip detectives protect a witness to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.
Votes: 259,979 | Gross: $65.81M
"Bad Boys" (1995) & "Bad Boys II" (2003)