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The Greatest Movie Franchises of All Time, According to Critics

Stretching from the first James Bond film, 1962's "Dr. No;" to the latest MCU and "Star Wars" entries; this list we compiled from Metacritic data ranks prominent film franchises by their average critical reception (derived from the critical scores for each movie in a franchise).
Note: Metacritic only included franchises that had more than four films with scores on its site, and it excluded horror films and animated series.
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avg. score: 93 of 205 (46%)
required scores: 1, 53, 79, 113, 138 

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Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard (1988)
2
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Die Hard 2 (1990)
3
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
4
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
5
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
6
Alien (1979)
Alien (1979)
7
Aliens (1986)
Aliens (1986)
8
AlienĀ³ (1992)
Alien³ (1992)
9
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
Alien: Resurrection (1997)
10
Prometheus (2012)
Prometheus (2012)
11
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Alien: Covenant (2017)
12
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
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13
Patriot Games (1992)
Patriot Games (1992)
14
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
15
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
16
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
17
Clerks (1994)
Clerks (1994)
18
Mallrats (1995)
Mallrats (1995)
19
Chasing Amy (1997)
Chasing Amy (1997)
20
Dogma (1999)
Dogma (1999)
21
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
22
Clerks II (2006)
Clerks II (2006)
23
Dirty Harry (1971)
Dirty Harry (1971)
24
Magnum Force (1973)
Magnum Force (1973)
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25
The Enforcer (1976)
The Enforcer (1976)
26
Sudden Impact (1983)
Sudden Impact (1983)
27
The Dead Pool (1988)
The Dead Pool (1988)
28
Rocky (1976)
Rocky (1976)
29
Rocky II (1979)
Rocky II (1979)
30
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky III (1982)
31
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky IV (1985)
32
Rocky V (1990)
Rocky V (1990)
33
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Rocky Balboa (2006)
34
Creed (2015)
Creed (2015)
35
Creed II (2018)
Creed II (2018)
36
Barbershop (2002)
Barbershop (2002)
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37
Barbershop 2:  Back in Business (2004)
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
38
Beauty Shop (2005)
Beauty Shop (2005)
39
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)
40
Dr. No (1962)
Dr. No (1962)
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