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Movies That Didn't Need a Sequel (Or Prequel) but Got One Anyway

Collected here are some movies that for all intents and purposes, really didn't require a sequel (or in a few cases, a prequel) to be made. And yet they got one anyway, sometimes a really long time after the original film. Presented here are the original film and the sequel, meaning the first sequel only. Now just to be clear, some of the sequels are actually good, even excellent films (like Blade Runner 2049), but the prior film (which in some cases may be a sequel itself) worked so well as a standalone or as an end point to a series, that the follow-up film didn't really need to be made. And sometimes the first film was so poor it is hard to believe anyone thought it a good idea to make another (and in some cases then another and another).
I will have seen the original films in this list, but not necessarily all the sequels, many being a 'why bother?' situation for me.
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Return of the Jedi (1983)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
3
Analyze This (1999)
Analyze This (1999)
4
Analyze That (2002)
Analyze That (2002)
5
Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
6
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
7
Halloween (1978)
Halloween (1978)
8
Halloween II (1981)
Halloween II (1981)
9
Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
10
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
11
Wrong Turn (2003)
Wrong Turn (2003)
12
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)
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14
Saw II (2005)
Saw II (2005)
15
The Mummy Returns (2001)
The Mummy Returns (2001)
16
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
17
AlienĀ³ (1992)
Alien³ (1992)
18
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
19
Sicario (2015)
Sicario (2015)
20
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
21
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
22
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
23
Mimic (1997)
Mimic (1997)
24
Mimic 2 (2001)
Mimic 2 (2001)
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25
Pacific Rim (2013)
Pacific Rim (2013)
26
Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
27
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
28
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
29
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
30
In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds (2011)
In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds (2011)
31
Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th (1980)
32
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
33
The Woman in Black (2012)
The Woman in Black (2012)
34
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
35
The Thing (1982)
The Thing (1982)
36
The Thing (2011)
The Thing (2011)
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37
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
38
The Return of Josey Wales (1986)
The Return of Josey Wales (1986)
39
Sinister (2012)
Sinister (2012)
40
Sinister 2 (2015)
Sinister 2 (2015)
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