Here are some of the best movies ever with the highest number of sequels made over the years, and still counting for some of them.
10. Karate Kid
The first Karate Kid Movie came out in 1984, while the last one came out in 2010. Relive the nostalgia of the franchise with the Netflix series adaptation of the story that features the OG rivalry - Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence.
The Karate Kid (1984), The Karate Kid, Part II (1986), The Karate Kid, Part III (1989), The Next Karate Kid (1994), The Karate Kid (2010)
Rocky Balboa is a favourite among many Stallone fans.The latest of the Creed line of stories was released in March, 2023.
Rocky (1976), Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1990), Rocky Balboa (2006), Creed (2015), Creed II (2018), Creed III (2023)
8. Lord of the Rings
An enterprise in itself, this J.R.R. Tolkien universe is a fan favourite on paper and in theatres. If you want to see the story unfold again on TV, the story is being told in a drama series on Amazon Prime Video. As of now only the first season of Lord of The Rings: The rings of power is out.
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (1978), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
7. Harry Potter
Although Harry Potter only has seven parts, the last book was divided up into 2 movies, which makes this an 8-part movie franchise.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011)
With all the time travel and everything in between, there are more than 10 movies in X-Men franchise if you count the blockbuster Deadpool films (we haven't).
X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011), The Wolverine (2013), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Logan (2017), Dark Phoenix (2019)
With the tenth movie released in 2022, we honestly can’t wait for the next Batman movie. The next expected release is The Batman: Part II which is set to release in 2025. Robert Pattinson is expected to reprise his role as the tortured masked hero of Gotham City.
Batman (1966), Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997), Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), The Batman (2022)
4. Star Wars
If you decided to watch all the Star wars movies (live-action only) in order, it will take you just over a day. This is not including the many TV series and spin-offs in the franchise.
Episode IV: A New Hope (1977), Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983), Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999), Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002), Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017), Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
3. The Fast and the Furious
With the latest one released in May, becoming Hollywood's third highest-grossing film of 2023, it is fascinating how many times this story is still smashing the box office. At least three more are expected in the next couple of years.
The Fast and the Furious (2001), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Fast and Furious (2009), Fast Five (2011), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019), F9 (2021), Fast X (2023)
2. Star Trek
Star Trek has a cult following that began with the original movies that were released from 1979 to 1991. With the 'Next Generation' movies and the reboots, there are a total of 13 movies in the franchise. In April, it was announced that Star Trek: Future 31 is in the works, making it the 14th sequel of the series.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Star Trek Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Star Trek Beyond (2016)
1. James Bond
Through and through, Bond fans continue to watch and love these movies. And of course, the all important questions persists: Who is the next Bond?
Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Diamonds are Forever (1971), Live and Let Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), A View to a Kill (1985), The Living Daylights (1987), License to Kill (1989), Golden Eye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002), Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), No Time to Die (2021)