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

76 Metascore

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.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

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.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Gila Golan, Edward Mulhare

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.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie

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

79 Metascore

The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Barry Pepper, Joseph Cross, Jesse Bradford

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

69 Metascore

After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen

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

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Lisberger | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan

Votes: 119,994 | Gross: $33.00M

"Tron" (1982) & "Tron: Legacy" (2010)

7. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 409,733 | Gross: $13.78M

"The Thing" (1982) & "The Thing" (2011)

8. The Addams Family (1991)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy

57 Metascore

Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya

Votes: 151,092 | Gross: $113.50M

"The Addams Family" (1991) & "Addams Family Values" (1993)

9. Ghostbusters (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

71 Metascore

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.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 404,767 | Gross: $238.63M

"Ghostbusters" (1984) & "Ghostbusters II" (1989)

10. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

92 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer in 1930s Los Angeles finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

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

72 Metascore

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.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle

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.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: James Garner, Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan

Votes: 11,315

"Support Your Local Sheriff!" (1969) & "Support Your Local Gunfighter" (1971)

13. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

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

63 Metascore

A young thief seeking revenge for his brother's death is trained by the once-great, aging Zorro, who is pursuing his own vengeance.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, José María de Tavira

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

87 Metascore

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.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore

Votes: 288,928 | Gross: $183.88M

"The Fugitive" (1993) & "U.S. Marshals" (1998)

15. 48 Hrs. (1982)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

71 Metascore

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him in order to track down a killer.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, Annette O'Toole, Frank McRae

Votes: 76,898 | Gross: $78.87M

"48 Hrs." (1982) & "Another 48 Hrs." (1990)

16. Romancing the Stone (1984)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Zack Norman

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

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Steven Seagal, Gary Busey, Tommy Lee Jones, Erika Eleniak

Votes: 85,732 | Gross: $83.36M

"Under Siege" (1992) & "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory" (1995)

18. Halloween (2007)

R | 109 min | Horror

47 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif

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

38 Metascore

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.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski, Erica Leerhsen

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

74 Metascore

Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.

Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens | Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn

Votes: 63,224 | Gross: $71.22M

"The Rescuers" (1977) & "The Rescuers Down Under" (1990)

21. Peter Pan (1953)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

76 Metascore

Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Bill Thompson

Votes: 137,120 | Gross: $87.40M

"Peter Pan" (1953) & "Return to Never Land" (2002)

22. Hot Shots! (1991)

PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Comedy

61 Metascore

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.

Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 106,585 | Gross: $69.47M

"Hot Shots!" (1991) & "Hot Shots! Part Deux" (1993)

23. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

70 Metascore

A young man inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

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

50 Metascore

Two seemingly-dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

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

82 Metascore

A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt, and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, John Travolta

Votes: 83,207 | Gross: $72.08M

"Get Shorty" (1995) & "Be Cool" (2005)

26. Analyze This (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

A comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one patient is an insecure mob boss.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Chazz Palminteri

Votes: 152,555 | Gross: $106.89M

"Analyze This" (1999) & "Analyze That" (2002)

27. Grumpy Old Men (1993)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith

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

90 Metascore

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.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

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

57 Metascore

Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere

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

50 Metascore

Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton

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

40 Metascore

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.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Jessica Alba

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

33 Metascore

Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor

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

51 Metascore

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.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena

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

52 Metascore

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.

Director: McG | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray

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

41 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro

Votes: 259,979 | Gross: $65.81M

"Bad Boys" (1995) & "Bad Boys II" (2003)



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