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Added by Xanadon't on 20 Oct 2010 08:31
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Top 12 Best One-Two Punches In Hollywood History

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People who added this item 4706 Average listal rating (3319 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Alien (1979)
"Alien" created a more comprehensive and atmospheric vision of space, space-travel, and the daily life and surroundings of space-travelers than any film before or since... And then added killer aliens. A fantastic film, one of my all-time favorites, and "Aliens" made good on all its promise.
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People who added this item 3394 Average listal rating (2403 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Aliens (1986)
With the table so eloquently set, "Aliens" declares that it's time to eat! The cuisine tastes every bit as good as it looks and smells. Bravo!
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People who added this item 6255 Average listal rating (4269 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Godfather (1972)
Coppola's The Godfather is every bit the masterpiece most people claim. Shot and told with absolute and utter confidence, the final result is essentially flawless. So seldom have we been invited into a world so rich, intimate, foreign, and familiar than that of the Corleone family. No matter how many times I watch it I'm still mesmerized. It's a film that truly has a life of its own.
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People who added this item 4412 Average listal rating (2882 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9
The debate over which is the superior film will rage forever. Personally I don't feel part II quite measures up, but it's a fully satisfying, engaging, and strong continuation of the original film.
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What an amazing world. One of the original reasons I love film.
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Even better than the first. Poor "Return of the Jedi" didn't stand a chance.
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People who added this item 7680 Average listal rating (5465 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Toy Story (1995)
There's really nothing not to love about this film...
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People who added this item 5230 Average listal rating (3547 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
Toy Story 2 (1999)
...or this one.
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People who added this item 5356 Average listal rating (3739 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Though a little dated, I still love the story behind this film. A solid, even classic, Sci-Fi adventure.
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People who added this item 5283 Average listal rating (3731 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.5
What an amazing tribute to everything that was great about the original. It took seven years, but I think most people would wait 17 for a sequel this good. Possibly the best pure sequel ever created in the way it outshined the original, could easily stand alone, but also in how it resurrected the first film from a foot-note fate.
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People who added this item 1819 Average listal rating (1125 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Richard Linklater is among the best at the 24hr story. Strong performances, a fresh script, and a solid ear for emotional truth make this a thoroughly enjoyable film.
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People who added this item 1699 Average listal rating (1004 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Before Sunset (2004)
And then he goes and does it again, except better.
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Balls. That's what Peter Jackson has for taking on this project. Perhaps the only thing more epic about the J.R.R. Tolkein masterpiece is the fandom that surrounds it. And he hit it out of the park. Modern adventure blockbusters aren't supposed to be this good.
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The scope of this project, the months of location shooting, the giant cast, the armies of extras, the thousands of tons of make-up, latex, costume pieces, the sheer extravaganza of it all astounds me. Jackson finally got the best director Oscar he deserved upon release of the series' conclusion.
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People who added this item 2094 Average listal rating (1410 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Classic. Funny, gruesome, joyous romp through the zombie genre.
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People who added this item 1621 Average listal rating (1113 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Evil Dead II (1987)
Fans demanded it and they got it. Not only kept things fresh, but somehow found ways to improve upon the original.
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People who added this item 5120 Average listal rating (3502 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Batman (1989)
The Batman franchise had some dignity back in the day.
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People who added this item 4376 Average listal rating (2979 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
The best in the series, Burton made the film he wanted to make and it paid off.
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People who added this item 692 Average listal rating (470 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
People who added this item 875 Average listal rating (613 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 1736 Average listal rating (1131 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 1608 Average listal rating (1026 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 7869 Average listal rating (5704 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 6385 Average listal rating (4516 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
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Go all 12 rounds with these great original films and their follow-ups that definately didn't disappoint. In several cases the sequal proved to be even stronger.

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