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People who added this item 1704  Average listal rating (1091 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
1. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
This film already begins with a blast! Zombies entering a house that Robert Carlyle's character is in together with some other people. Hugely tense scene, one that can put anyone in the edge of their seats. Only five minutes after the film begins. Great stuff. 28 Weeks Later is as good as 28 Days Later.
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People who added this item 1687  Average listal rating (1092 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.5 
2. Addams Family Values (1993)
Great fun, Barry Sonnenfeld gets it right again with the sequel to the Addams Family. A little lighter than the original (if that can be said about the Addams Family) still lots of fun, specially in the scenes of the summer camp, Peter MacNicol is very funny as the uptight monitor.
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People who added this item 2853  Average listal rating (1974 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
3. Aliens (1986)
Though Aliens is not as good as Alien, it is still pretty good. Completely different from the original, that alone deserves recognition. Most sequels are the same movie with some different actors and a bigger budget. This one has more deaths, more aliens and more deaths of aliens.
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People who added this item 2692  Average listal rating (1785 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.6 
4. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
By very very far the best of the three. Begining from the trailers, very original. A great credit sequence, when Austin walks through a hotel, naked, after he finds out his wife is in fact a fem-bot. But the villains are the real treat of this film. Dr. Evil, Mini-me, Scott Evil and a small but very funny cameo by Will Ferrell as Mustafa.
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People who added this item 4191  Average listal rating (2883 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
5. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Back to the Future 2 has the best plot of the trilogy. All that story about the Biff of the future stealing the Almanac and sending it back to the 1950s, and Marty and Doc going to the alternate present. It is the work of a very skilled writer and a great director to make this apparent mess comprehensible.
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People who added this item 249  Average listal rating (136 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
6. Stolen Kisses (1968)
The best film in the Antoine Doinel saga. One of the best films directed by François Truffaut too. Stolen Kisses (or Baisers Volés in French) is a priceless gem of 1968 (the same year of 2001, Night of the Living Dead, Once Upon a Time in the West and Planet of the Apes).
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People who added this item 3904  Average listal rating (2597 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
7. Batman Returns (1992)
Not as good as the original (after all the original has Jack Nicholson) but Danny DeVito does a good job as the Penguin. Diferent from the comic books (in the comics, the Killer Croc is much more similar to the Penguin played by DeVito here) but very good. Even scary at times. But Michelle Pfeiffer is perfect. Keaton is the best Bruce Wayne/Batman to date (even better than Christian Bale).

Tim Burton's direction is also worthy of recognition, though Nolan's direction put Batman in a more "real" world, Burton's direction put him in a more fantastic one, which is not necessarily bad, only different visions from different people.
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People who added this item 1477  Average listal rating (857 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
8. Before Sunset (2004)
Difficult to say which is the best. I think one completes the other. The characters here are more mature, more realistic. When in Before Sunrise they were too dreamy at times, like teenagers are. Shot in Paris, it has great locations, wonderful soundtrack (specially in the end with the incomparable Nina Simone) and great dialog.
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People who added this item 1898  Average listal rating (1249 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.7 
9. Blade II (2002)
Guillermo del Toro directs the best of the three. He has an eye for those stories involving the fantastic. Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Hellboy 2 and Blade 2 are perfect exemples. This second part of Blade's story has a very good twist in the plot. Too bad the third film in the series is so weak.
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People who added this item 2975  Average listal rating (1965 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
10. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
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People who added this item 598  Average listal rating (343 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
11. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Better than the first (by a little, but still...) this film tells the second half of the classic book written by Mary Shelley. Here we're presented to the bride of the Creature and to the Creature's first words. Karloff's face in makeup is worldwide known even by those who haven't seen any of the films.

The Creature is commonly called by mistake by the name of Frankenstein, when who actually has this name is the creator not the creature.
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People who added this item 99  Average listal rating (61 ratings) 4.1  IMDB Rating 4.3 
12. Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)

People who added this item 6528  Average listal rating (4373 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
13. The Dark Knight (2008)
So much has been said about this film already. What else is there to say? Begins is great, a dream come true for old time bat-fans, and this is even better.
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People who added this item 1344  Average listal rating (828 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
14. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
As good as Night of the Living Dead. Both incontestable masterpieces, not only inside the horror genre, but in cinema as a whole. Romero is the master of zombie films, no one makes them like he does.
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People who added this item 824  Average listal rating (549 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.9 
15. The Devil's Rejects (2005)
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People who added this item 4939  Average listal rating (3311 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.8 
16. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Ba... (1980)
The best of the original trilogy. The original Star Wars introduced us to this magnificent world that came from George Lucas' mind, but The Empire Strikes Back took us even further, exponentially expanding this world from rebel teenagers against the "system" to a family tragedy, just like an ancient Greek play. No words for the huge ending (I won't say it, in case anyone was living in Pluto for the last 30 years and never saw it).
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People who added this item 1303  Average listal rating (858 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
17. Evil Dead II (1987)
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People who added this item 687  Average listal rating (390 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
18. Fantasia 2000 (1999)
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People who added this item 2046  Average listal rating (1318 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 5.6 
19. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
This one is slightly superior to the original, which is not saying much, since the previous tottaly sucked.
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People who added this item 1169  Average listal rating (810 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
20. For a Few Dollars More (1965)
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People who added this item 928  Average listal rating (612 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
21. From Russia with Love (1963)
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People who added this item 3701  Average listal rating (2276 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 9.1 
22. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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People who added this item 1264  Average listal rating (815 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.3 
23. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
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People who added this item 1624  Average listal rating (1031 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.5 
24. The Hangover Part II (2011)
Some people say that this sequel is just the first movie over again. They're not wrong. It may be, but it is also much darker than the first one, and that pleases me.

Is it better than the original? Maybe not, but I enjoyed the first one and I enjoyed this one too.
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People who added this item 2867  Average listal rating (1813 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.7 
25. Hannibal (2001)
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People who added this item 5659  Average listal rating (3741 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
26. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
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27. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
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People who added this item 4162  Average listal rating (2735 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.4 
28. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
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People who added this item 3061  Average listal rating (1937 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
29. Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
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People who added this item 2134  Average listal rating (1373 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.9 
30. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
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31. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
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People who added this item 1090  Average listal rating (604 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
32. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
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People who added this item 1426  Average listal rating (969 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.2 
33. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
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People who added this item 8082  Average listal rating (5130 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.8 
34. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
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People who added this item 366  Average listal rating (267 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
35. Magnum Force (1973)
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36. Mon Oncle (1958)
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People who added this item 3419  Average listal rating (2180 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
37. Ocean's Twelve (2004)
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People who added this item 7364  Average listal rating (4629 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.3 
38. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
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People who added this item 210  Average listal rating (135 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
39. Psycho II (1983)
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People who added this item 789  Average listal rating (452 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.9 
40. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
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People who added this item 339  Average listal rating (205 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.7 
41. Return to Oz (1985)
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People who added this item 961  Average listal rating (647 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
42. The Road Warrior (1981)

People who added this item 1173  Average listal rating (791 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.1 
43. Rocky II (1979)
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44. Rush Hour 2 (2001)
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45. Saraband (2003)
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46. A Shot in the Dark (1964)
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47. Shrek 2 (2004)
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48. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
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49. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
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50. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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These are the sequels that are as good as their respective originals (or even better).

That goes only for the second film in the series, even if they have more sequels.

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