10 Great Movies That Could Definitely Use a Sequel

Do you have a favorite film that could use a follow-up story? You're not alone. After someone polled the internet, “Which movies could use a sequel?” Here are the top-voted responses.

1.  District 9 (2009)

“Darn it. I've been waiting for a sequel to District 9 since I first saw it 13 years ago. Unpopular Opinion: It should have one. The theme of the first film would resonate so well in a sequel. The only issue would be, Christopher Johnson won't come back, even though we want him to,” shared one.

“The chemical that turned the main character into a prawn also previously turned all of the “Prawns” into Prawns due to an industrial accident exposure. So the Prawn who escaped returns to Earth changes back into his beautiful, angelic form and wreaks all havoc upon humanity. Or they could find a way to get along. Whatever. Just make it already,” another added. 

2.  Tropic Thunder (2008)

“I would love to see a sequel to Tropic Thunder about Hollywood making sequels to movies that nobody asked for and coming way too late for anyone to care,” suggested one.

Another stated, “I wondered for a moment if Tropic Thunder 2 could get the original cast back together and realized it might be way funnier if they had a new cast because they couldn't but insisted on making the sequel anyway.”

3.  Dredd (2012)

“I would kill to see a sequel to Dredd. There are rumors of the production of Dredd 2. It was announced in November, but until I see proof, I am not a believer,” confessed one.

“Yeah, this is the answer. Karl Urban was so good in that role, and he still has it. So give us Dredd 2, you filthy cowards, and stop making Fast and the Furious-ly Redundant movies.”

4.  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

“I want a sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. David Fincher + Rooney Mara, + Daniel Craig = The Girl Who Played with Fire. Don't get me wrong, the original film adaptation with Noomi Rapace is amazing, and she's gorgeous. But Craig and Mara is the duo for me,” one shared.

“I read through all the books and the Swedish movies and finally jumped into this film. I thought Rooney Mara portrayed Lisbeth more in the books than Noomi, and I was invested in how Rooney would carry that character,” another volunteered. 

5.  The Nice Guys (2016)

Someone claimed, “There hasn't been a funnier film released since this dropped! Booksmart was so close, but the chemistry between Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe was undeniable. I love this film! It is very underrated!”

“On the one hand, it was a great complete story, and I'd hate for an inferior sequel to ruin its memory. But, on the other hand, Gosling and Crowe had such great chemistry that it seems a waste not to have them do it again,” a second user commented.

6. Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World (2003)

“20th Century is making a prequel movie. It is still in early development, and working on the script, so we only know a little. However, sources say it will adapt the first book of the series, a very young Jack Aubrey,” shared one.

“That would be an interesting mix as the first film is a mash-up of the series's first and 11th (I think) book. The series only covers a little time (the first ten or so are crushed into a decade or so), as O'Brian was happy to admit he played fast and loose with events to get them to as many historical events as possible,” another answered.

7.  Upgrade (2018)

Upgrade is an underrated superhero movie and would be my choice. I have been hoping for a sequel since I made it halfway through the movie have no idea where it could go. It's a fun movie because it doesn't take itself too seriously,” someone volunteered. 

“Agreed. Upgrade had some of the best and most creative fights I've seen. Logan Marshall-Green acted superbly like he was being controlled, and the camera work when STEM was incredible,” a second agreed. 

8.  Dale and Tucker vs. Evil (2010)

Dale and Tucker vs. Evil is my absolute favorite horror comedy. My favorite lines from the movie are 1. Oh! Hidy-ho Officer! We've had a doozy of a day. 2. College kid just threw himself into the wood chipper. I laughed so hard at the second one,” one confessed. 

“This is the answer—Dale and Tucker vs. Adventure. A movie where a group of climbers thinks a yeti is killing their companions, but it's just Dale and Tucker being overbearingly nice,” a second suggested.

9.  True Lies (1994)

True Lies, surprising that didn't happen. After 9/11, Jamie Lee Curtis felt uncomfortable about making a sequel. But, honestly, the time is ripe. Jamie Lee Curtis is having a moment,” someone suggested.

“Give Arnold an eyepatch and have him be the current leader of The Omega Sector. Instead of a parody of brainless action movies of the 90s, have it be a pastiche of British spy dramas like TinkerTailor, SoldierSpy. Have Arnold trying to track down a mole with the help of his estranged wife and daughter.”

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10.  Jumper (2008)

Jumper with Hayden Christensen. The movie was subpar, but the premise was good enough to warrant a follow-up. I like this movie more than I should. Unfortunately, many people also fall into that opinion,” one clarified. 

“Every person has thought about teleport abilities to see places and rob banks for easy money as a kid. Finally, it was executed well enough to be fun,” a final user commented. 

We hope you enjoyed this Reddit picks list of movies that could use a sequel.

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