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Top 10 Tearjerkers by Sam

July 29, 2010

I’ll be dead honest with you. I have cried in a movie before. And when I say cry, I do not mean sob and make moans and groans. I mean something drops in my heart and water comes to my eyes, and perhaps a tear or two will drop down my cheek and onto the floor.

If we’re being honest with each other, I think most people would fall under this category of having a tear fall out of ones eye at some stage of their life. Or even that “heart drop” feeling we get when watching a movie that is incredibly emotional. Whatever our reaction may be; we generally call this type of movie a “tearjerker.”

Here is my compilation of what I consider to be the top 5 tearjerkers. (Some of them may surprise you.)

Update: When I first compiled this list, I struggled to think of more than 5 tearjerkers, but once completed, with help from the suggestions people had for me, I realised I had missed out on some key emotional movies. So I decided to make this list a Top 10 Tearjerkers, and as you will see, the list below is amended.


10. The Notebook (2004)

Directed by Nick Cassavetes

Yes, this film is probably one of the highest regarded chick flicks there is, but it isn’t as conventional as your usual modern-day chick flick. I haven’t ever actually physically cried while watching this film, but the ending is quite sad all the same. Hence, it’s number 10 on the list.









9. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Directed by Gabriele Muccino

Will Smith gives a stellar performance in The Pursuit of Happyness as the real life Chris Gardener. The amount of turmoil that Smith’s character undergoes is tremendous, and it makes that final scene where Smith walks out of the interview such a happy, albeit emotional sequence.









8. My Girl (1991)

Directed by Howard Zieff

I don’t think I’ve ever watched this film entirely. But I’ve seen enough to get quite upset whilst watching it. I don’t think many people would expect what happened in this film to actually happen, and therefore it comes as quite a shock. It is quite a sad film, and it makes it to number eight.








7. Dead Poets Society (1989)

Directed by Peter Weir

This is a classic film, one of the many directed by Peter Weir (a home-grown Aussie, for those who don’t know). The final scene of this film is quite stirring, emotionally, in a highly respectful way. The scene I’m referring to is actually one of the most iconic and memorable scenes in film history. Oh captain my captain!






6. The Passion of the Christ

(2004)

Directed by Mel Gibson

As a follower of Christ, The Passion was a hard film to watch. It was a really great film, and I recommend it, but don’t go into the film lightly. Expect to be shocked. I would definitely not classify this film as a “tearjerker,” but it is an extremely emotional film. To watch this graphic, and might I add, realistic portrayal of what they did to the creator of the universe is not easy, but it certainly opens up the viewers eyes as to how much Jesus went through to take away the sin of the world.


5. Cast Away (2000)

Directed by Robert Zemeckis

This was a great movie, and it all pretty much relied on Tom Hanks’ performance, and his interaction with the Island. Throughout the course of the film, I found myself being constantly impressed at the new skills Hanks would develop, and it became apparent that this island had become almost a home to him.

His relationship with his ball ‘Wilson’ was a great element of both humour and sadness to the script. It is ‘Wilson’ that actually provides one of the most moving scenes of the entire film, and I found myself struggling emotionally when first watching this scene. Heartbreaking.

4. The Green Mile (1999)

Directed by Frank Darabont

The Green Mile is a classic Darabont picture. Darabont is the vision and director behind the masterpiece, The Shawshank Redemption, and The Green Mile is another of Darabont’s masterpieces. Whilst I won’t spoil the plot of the film, it is quite an emotional journey, and does something inside of me each time I watch it.








3. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Directed by Steven Spielberg

This is a great film by the great director, Steven Spielberg. If you’ve watched this film, then you would be lying to me if you said you didn’t get at least a little emotional during the course of this film. Who would have thought an alien could make me shed a tear?









2. Click (2006)

Directed by Frank Coraci

If you haven’t seen this film, you will be extremely confused by the inclusion of Click on this list. I’m not going to spoil the ending, but I will confess that I have shed a tear on three occasions when watching this film. I held it in when I saw it at the movies, and my most recent viewing on DVD I didn’t feel the emotion swell, but the other three times, it was a struggle. Enjoyable movie, great effort by Adam Sandler, and the ending was necessary for me not to feel overwhelmingly depressed.



1. La vita è bella (Life is Beautiful) (1997)

Directed by Roberto Benigni

I watched the last half of this film a few times when I was quite young, and it was quite impacting, and despite the fact that for some time I couldn’t quite remember the title of the movie, I remembered a few key scenes, and I knew it was a special film.

On watching it in more recent years, I came to the full realisation of the high quality of this film, and saw it as a masterpiece. Ironically, to the best of my memory, I never shed a tear whilst watching this film. But, it is an extremely emotional film and each time I watch it, I always wish the ending would change. But, alas, it doesn’t, and it rips my heart out to watch that final scene play out each time. Despite its great sadness, it is still a great ending. Therefore, La vita è bella sits as number one (quite deservedly) for the top tearjerkers.



What about you? Can you face the truth and admit to me a film (or even more) that you have shed a tear in? Or perhaps even felt emotionally stirred by the films content? Well feel free to confess all in the comments below.

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Inception Review by Sam

July 28, 2010

One word: Inception.

Once in a while there is a film that blows every person who watches the film away. The people of 2010 have been blessed enough to have that been already done previously by Toy Story 3. But animation is, I think, an easier-to-please type of film to make.

I would call myself a very big follower of Christopher Nolan. The first film of his that I watched was The Prestige. I was blown away. The second was The Dark Knight, and I was fanatical about the quality of that picture. And then I watched the films prior to The Dark Knight, and it became apparent that Nolan started at a high in his career, and just kept on going higher. So suffice to say, I was stoked to be sitting in the cinema, waiting for Inception to begin.

Christopher Nolan, you’ve done it again!

It is a difficult task to take such a complex subject, such as the dream, and turn it into a compelling, captivating two hours and forty minutes of screen time. Yet Nolan does it perfectly. It could’ve gone on for another hour, and with Nolan’s creativity, I would have been more than happy.

One of my first comments when walking out of the cinema was, “you have to be a genius to write a movie such as Inception.” And honestly, the level of thought that would’ve gone into that script, the creativity, and the process would have been arduous, but Nolan makes it look easy. The story was beyond mind blowing, and the script and the dialogue was so believable, I wouldn’t be surprised had people thought the content of this film was real.

Once again, Nolan’s direction of the images on the screen, along with his cinematography pal, Wally Pfister, creates something beautiful and visually amazing. It was truly a privilege to watch this masterpiece artwork on the screen.

Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception.

The acting was also brilliant. Leonardo DiCaprio is probably my favourite actor. His selection of movies of the past decade has been tremendous, to say the least. Every performance he gives is 100% believable, and I can only say the same about his performance in Inception. A brilliant supporting cast as well.

Without giving anything away, I will say that the ending of the film was outstanding. The way it ends is just in keeping with the intellectual integrity of the entire film, and it is the perfect ending to a perfect film. It is so hard to describe the beauty of it, without ruining what the actual ending is, so I will stop right there, and you will just have to trust me.

This movie is a moment in cinematical history. Christopher Nolan is a legend, and a genius for creating such a movie as Inception. 5 out of 5.

Predators Film Review by Sam

July 18, 2010

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve seen Arnie strut his stuff in the original Predator and whilst that film wasn’t the greatest work of art I’ve seen, I was still quite intrigued to see Predators. Before we jump into the review, I would like to answer some questions people may or may not be thinking about the film. Firstly, Predators isn’t a remake or prequel. It’s a sequel to the original two Predator films. Secondly, Predators disregards any information revealed in the Alien vs. Predator films, as the director himself states, “it was… the AVP films we’ve dismissed.” 1

Now that that’s clear, let’s move forward with the review.

Whilst I was intrigued to see Predators, I didn’t have a whole lot to go on. I think the best I had was a few T.V. spots here and there. I didn’t know what it was about, and I wasn’t sure where it was going with the franchise, it just looked like it could be a bit of fun.

And that’s what it was, a bit of fun. The story line was actually interesting; a group of people are thrown off a plane onto an unknown island and start getting hunted for some reason, (let me assure you, there is a reason). It reminded me a fair bit of The Condemned, where people are thrown onto an island to fight in a battle to the death, and I actually enjoyed that film, so naturally I was pleased with the set-up provided in Predators.

The direction of the film was fine, and it made the film easy to understand. The location was great for a film like this. Some of the effects were a little under par, which was a little distracting at times, but luckily the film didn’t rely heavily on special effects – so it wasn’t overly frustrating.

Adrien Brody portrays the hero in Predators.

Whilst a majority of the film’s dialogue was well written, and served what the creators of the films were going for, I felt that Adrien Brody in his role as the hero had a lot of cliché lines. His delivery didn’t help too much as well, so I guess it was a combination of him trying to be the tough guy and the writers wanting him to be the hero that made it somewhat corny. I will say that it was pretty cool to see Brody as the action-hero as oppose to a lot of the other roles he has done in his career, just thought I’d mention that.

It was interesting to note how many famous people were in this, Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne and Topher Grace (best known for his work on That 70’s Show). I actually thought it was pretty cool when each of these characters were introduced, and I though to myself, “hey, it’s that guy, I didn’t realise he was in this.” Respect for their contribution to this film.

Predators has done a good job of rebooting the franchise with a fresh and unique approach to the film, whilst also maintaining the elements we loved about the original. This film, like its predecessors will most likely steer clear of critic adoration and acclamation, and probably won’t win many, if any of the most esteemed awards, but for me, it was great fun, and good entertainment.

3.5 film reels.





1. http://www.collider.com/2010/05/06/director-nimrod-antal-predators-int erview-on-set-read-listen-here/

Karate Kid 2010 Film Review by Dave

July 15, 2010

Films are subject to significant criticism; this occurs if they are new and unique, a sequel, or a series. Yet there is nothing more susceptible to close examination and judgment than a ‘remake’- particularly when it’s presented by the Big Bad Wolf that is Hollywood. There is significantly more pressure when a remake attempts to borrow or appropriate from an iconic piece like that of Robert Mark Kamen’s 1984 film, The Karate Kid.

 

Karate Kid 2010

Karate Kid 2010

There will be oodles of reviews offering comprehensive comparisons between the old school and new school. If this is your heart’s desire, then jump onto Google and go crazy! Maybe even click on some sponsored links while you’re visiting- I’m sure they’d appreciate it.  But you ain’t going to get that here! This whole comparison business can be very exhausting and, often, somewhat futile. I say all this in light of a great deal of respect for Mr Miyagi and Danielson*. Wax on, Wax off! Now go and paint the fence! It’s a beautiful thing.

Jaden Smith & Jackie Chan

Jaden Smith & Jackie Chan

Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan displayed a unique dynamic from the outset. Jaden seemed extremely comfortable with his role as a semi-rebellious only-child trying to find his way in a new continent, China. It was fantastic to see Jaden’s own character bursting through. For a young man, his sense of comedic timing worked swimmingly well with his casual intensity.  His interpretation of Dre Parker seemed effortless. This kid is unquestionably talented. His energetic naïveté was brilliant, especially in contrast to Jackie Chan’s phlegmatic demeanor. The combination was like cheese on toast: unbeatable!

Jackie Chan was also very good. He seems to have this unique ability to stamp his presence on a film without taking the limelight. His acting proffered a humble vehemence perfect for his role as Mr Han, the handyman with a hidden past in Kung Fu. There is a particular scene where Mr Han sits in his car after smashing it with a sledge hammer, painfully reflecting on his tragic family history. Head down, he cries uncontrollably. It was moving. It was almost too real. In a turn of events, its was young Dre who Mr Han turned to for strength in a time of emotional need. This seemed a little odd at first, but in time the viewer understood it was necessary to demonstrate Dre’s strength.

The emotional car scene concluded with a strange shot. In this shot, as Mr Han cries, Dre passes him some training sticks with rope on the end as a symbolic motion suggesting ‘its time to focus and train’. Yet the way these training sticks enter the frame, they seem to appear as a hangman’s noose. In other words, they looked scarily like the device used for execution. This thought only lasted momentarily, but it was all too close for comfort as Jackie Chan cried uncontrollably in the center of the frame. Pain’s too much? Here, have a noose! It shocked me, that’s all I can say. Perhaps I’ve just been watching too much Elizabethan revenge tragedy and I’ve gone bonkers!

Wudang Mountain

Wudang Mountain

No matter who you ask, there is no avoiding the startling beauty of the Chinese setting for the film. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking. Cinematographer Roger Pratt brought the landscape alive with wide sweeping shots of the Great Wall and Wudang Mountain. We also get a sneak peak inside the forbidden city. Katey Rich of Cinemablend argues that you can almost hear the Chinese officials in the background shouting “include that, I will looks great on the postcards!”- suggesting that the showcasing of the Chinese wilderness is forced and unnecessary. I disagree. I think it created a useful- and I might add, picturesque- backdrop for the necessary journey that Dre Parker has to undertake to achieve his character’s emotional and physical development.

According to Boxofficemojo, the film only cost $40 million to produce. For this kind of budget, I think the results were amazing. If I had to guess the budget, I would have guessed closer to $80 million.

I give the film 4 out of 5 reels.

4 Film Reels

* ‘Danielson’ is a lay translation of ‘Daniel-san’. Why does Mr Miyagi call Daniel by this name?

In the Japanese language, -san is a polite title that is used after a person’s name, the equivalent of Mr., Mrs., or Miss. Daniel could just as easily refer to Mr Miyagi as “Miyagi-san”.

Top 10 Twists in Movies by Sam (No Spoilers)

July 15, 2010

We’ve all probably watched a film that has led us down one path, but then at the very end, does a complete 180, and reveals something crazy. This is often referred to as a twist, or a surprise ending, and I myself, am an avid lover of a film with a solid twist. In light of this, I thought I would put together a list of the top 10 twists that I’ve seen. Yes, I am aware I normally compile lists of five, but I couldn’t fit all my favourites, so I made it ten.

10. Primal Fear (1996)

Directed by Gregory Hoblit

Primal Fear PosterThe twist in this film was quite good, and kind of unexpected. The reason I say “kind-of” is because the type and style of the film don’t really lead audiences to be waiting on the edge your chair, waiting for something to be revealed, but when I hired this film, it was because I personally had heard it had a pretty good twist in it. It still does belong on this list.







9. Identity (2003)

Directed by James Mangold

Identity PosterThe twist in this film was a little left of field compared to what I thought it could have been. I thought it was just going to be a “who-dunnit” type twist, but it takes quite an unexpected turn at the end. Definitely a worthy inclusion to the list.










8. The Usual Suspects (1995)

Directed by Bryan Singer

The Usual Suspects PosterThis film is known to be a classic, but I only actually watched it in the last year or so. I will say that the twist is really good, but I had been told prior to watching that there was a twist, and I semi-guessed it towards the start. It was only a brief thought that popped into my head, and it’s because this type of twist is now quite common, and has been seen in a lot of films of the last decade. In saying this, it would have been a mind-blowing twist had I not seen so many films that were made after this film.


7. Memento (2000)

Directed by Christopher Nolan

This was such a clever film, in the way that it was made, and the way the story unfolded. Who would have ever thought to play out the events of a movie in reverse? This led to there being surprises placed all throughout the film, explaining how Guy Pearce’s character got to the events we just saw him in (is that as confusing as it sounds?). The final twist was very cleverly executed, and whilst it delivers satisfaction, it also leaves the viewer thinking for a while long after the credits have rolled. A sign of a great film.


6. The Skeleton Key (2005)

Directed by Iain Softley

This film left me thinking for weeks after I had watched it. The twist was extremely eerie and creepy, and it was awesome! The entire film itself was very spooky, and had some very dark themes, but the final twist that was delivered was very thought provoking. My family and I were asking questions about what had just happened, and were very impressed, scared, but impressed nonetheless.







5. The Others (2001)

Directed by Alejandro Amenábar

This film had a ripper twist. Yes, the entire film was very supernatural, but the twist was well conceived, and executed extremely well. One of those twists that completely rips out what you had just originally thought, and shoves something completely new in your face – awesome stuff!









4. Se7en (1995)

Directed by David Fincher

This film was so well written, and you have to be a genius to think of a twist like this. It’s so complicated, yet so simple at the same time. It just delivers an awesome blow to the face when the ending is revealed.










3. The Prestige (2006)

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Chris Nolan once again delivers a brilliant film, with a brilliant twist ending. Actually, there are multiple twists in this film, and they are all awesome. I remember constantly thinking about it for some time after it ended. I was blown away by this film.









2. Fight Club (1999)

Directed by David Fincher

Fight Club is one of the greatest films of all time. I love the line that the protagonist says when the twist is revealed, “We have just lost cabin pressure.” That exactly sums up the feeling I had when this twist was revealed.

I must admit, I wasn’t expecting anything of what I saw when I watched Fight Club. I was expecting a film more to the likes of say, Green Street Hooligans, a film that focuses primarily on fighting. What I got was a plot-driven thrill ride, with a sweet as twist at the end.

1. Saw (2004)

Directed by James Wan

Personally, this is one of my favourite films, due to the sheer cleverness of the story, and how mind-blowing the twist was. I thought I had this one figured out. I knew that this film had some sort of twist before I watched it, I just didn’t know what it was. When about the 75-minute mark hit, I thought I had figured it out, and I was a little disappointed to say the least. But, I was punched hard in the face when the actual twist revealed itself. My jaw literally dropped, and I couldn’t believe the creativity of the twist. How does someone come up with a twist like this? I wish I had that skill. This is definitely the greatest twist in my books. The film as a whole is brilliance, but this twist is just shocking, excellent, mind-boggling… you get the point.

Honourable Mentions

I know that I have to mention The Sixth Sense, and I thought I would explain the reason why it’s not on my top 10 list. I have never had the privilege of watching this film without knowing what the ending was. You can blame 50 First Dates, or maybe the fact that it is just such a famous twist, but regardless of the reason, I have never experienced the true shock value of what the twist is, and therefore I can’t make a just decision whether it belongs on this list.

I love a brilliant twist, and would love to know of some more films I haven’t yet seen that have an awesome twist. If you know of any, let me know in the comments below.

The Top 5 Worst Sequels by Sam

July 14, 2010

Whilst we’re on the topic of sequels, I said on my list of top 5 best sequels, I would gather a list of I what I thought to be the top 5 worst sequels. Let me firstly point out, that I actually don’t watch a lot of sequels to movies, for fear of ruining the greatness of the first film. This made making the list quite difficult, as I am quite limited in my choices.

I will also say that I almost titled this list: “ The Top 5 Worst Sequels to Good Movies,” but I decided to leave it as is. But that might be a little explanation as to some of my selections on this list.

Check out the dishonourable mentions down below to see a few sequels that are renowned to be horrible.

Aside from that, onwards to the list!

5. Quantum of Solace (2008)

Directed by Marc Forster
Quantum of Solace PosterI could get blasted for adding this one to list, but give me a chance to explain myself. I will make it clear that I don’t actually think this is a horrible movie – it’s not. What I will say is that compared to Casino Royale, a great film and an awesome contribution to the bond franchise, it doesn’t match the standards. I was quite enthused about Quantum, but very disappointed to say the least. Maybe no sequel following Casino Royale will live up to the high standards that film set.



4. Jurassic Park III (2001)

Directed by Joe Johnston
Jurrasic Park PosterAgain, let me point out that this isn’t actually a horrible film on it’s own. It’s when you compare it to the greatness of the first film, and even the quality of the second, it doesn’t match the standards. I think for me, it felt somewhat too forced in the story and the characters. It felt more like a horror film where everyone gets killed off one by one for no really important reason. Yes I do realise that similar events happen in the first 2 films, but they seemed to give each death meaning.

I do want to point out that if they did make a 4th, I would still be there at the cinema, most likely on opening weekend.

3. Cube 2: Hypercube (2002)

Directed by Andrzej Sekula
Hypercube PosterA lot of you may not have heard of the Cube trilogy. This trilogy began with the low-budget, independent greatness that was Cube in 1998. I actually watched Cube 2: Hypercube first, as it was the only one of the three available at the DVD store. Had I thought that the first Cube was anything like this film, I would never of watched it. I’m glad I did in the end, because the first one is great – it’s just this second one that’s horrible.





2. Son of the Mask (2005)

Directed by Lawrence Guterman
Son of the Mask PosterMany of you would have heard of the Jim Carrey classic, The Mask. A lot fewer would have heard of this sequel made 11 years later, with no recurring characters, apart from the actual mask itself. Whilst the original film was directed at a wide audience, this sequel was more prominently aimed at kids – really, really young kids, who don’t care about anything but cool visuals. This movie was pretty bad, and the critic world seems to agree. Hence, it’s added to the list.



1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Directed by Michael Bay
Transformers PosterThe first Transformers movie was great! It was exciting, had a really intriguing plot line, and it pleased both die-hard transformers fan, and members of the general public too. There is one thing in common with the 1st and 2nd Transformer films. They both made a lot of money. And that’s all the credit the 2nd film has to its name. The plot line was horrible, it emphasised the effects they used, and not the character building, and don’t even get me started on all the cheap tactics of using the women in film to attract a male audience – again, really cheap and 100% unnecessary.

No, this isn’t the worst film ever made, but yes– in my opinion, it is the worst sequel ever made – when you compare it to the first. A real letdown.

Dishonourable Mentions:
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
– Taking what was an extremely unique spin on horror films in Hollywood in the first film became a cliché mess in the second film.

Speed II: Cruise Control
– There was no need for this. The first film was about a bus not being able stop because of a bomb, and was fast-paced, edge of your seat, semi-realistic actions film. This film was about a boat not being able to stop because of a hacker. That is all.

I know there’s a multitude of bad sequels out there, let me know your top 5!

The Top 5 Best Movie Sequels by Sam

July 12, 2010

I’m sure most of you know of the idea that a sequel is always much worse than the original. In most cases, this is the case. But every once in a while, there is the occasional sequel that matches the originality, creativity and finesse of the first one. I decided I would assemble a list that I think are the greatest movie sequels.

Let me highlight that when I say sequels it can include trilogies, quadrilogies, sagas and so forth. Also, I am not confined to selecting an entire series of films (e.g. I can select the 3rd film from a quadrilogy, without having to select the entire quadrilogy). Does that make sense? I’ll assume you said yes.

And on that note, let’s begin.

Top 5 Best Sequels

5. Shrek 2 (2004)

Directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon
Shrek 2 Poster
Shrek 2 was a sequel to one of the many great-animated features, Shrek. I remember seeing this film at the cinema with my family and thinking, wow, to think they have still got it in them to write a sequel that is on par with the greatness of the first film. It’s a shame that can’t be said about the third film. The fourth one is much better, but still not up to the standards that those first two set.



4. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Directed by Paul Greengrass
Bourne Ultimatum PosterLet me tell you a funny story about my first viewing of The Bourne Ultimatum. I was sitting in the cinema watching the film, and when the final 15-20 minutes of the film came, all of the audio just cut out. We all missed the explanations and twists that the film brought, and so I was extremely disappointed, and for some reason I blamed the film. When I gave it a second chance on DVD, I was extremely glad. In my opinion this film is better than the first two – the raw, edgy camera work, the awesome storyline, and the fast paced action are all elements that added to the greatness that this film is – and so Ultimatum joins the list.



3. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Directed by Peter Jackson
Return of the King posterWhat is there to say about The Lord of the Rings trilogy? It is an awesome trilogy, arguably the best of all time, and not only did both The Two Towers and Return of the King make a great contribution to the trilogy, Return of the King even surpassed the greatness of the second and possible even the first– a feat rarely seen.






2. Toy Story 2 (1999) & Toy Story 3 (2010)

Directed by John Lasseter (Toy Story 2) and Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3)
Toy Story PosterAgain, there is not much to say about the Toy Story films that will sum up their greatness. Toy Story 1 and 2 are among the list of my favourite childhood films. I could watch them over and over, come to think of it; I still can watch them over and over. I love movies like this that never grow old, no matter what age group a person belongs to. And not only did Toy Story 2 meet the expectations of the first film, 11 years later in the year of 2010, Toy Story 3 did too. What a brilliant series of films!




1. The Dark Knight (2008)

Directed by Christopher Nolan
The Dark Knight PosterOf course, it is the one and only! Christopher Nolan set the standards high when he rebooted the Batman franchise with Batman Begins. This new world we saw Batman living in was dark and decrepit – and we loved every second of it. Little did we know three years later Nolan was working on a bigger and better sequel known as The Dark Knight. Not only is this one of the greatest sequels ever produced, it’s actually one of the greatest stand-alone films to be produced. It clearly is no surprise then, that this film gets the title of Number 1 for my list of the Best Movie Sequels.

Let me know if you have any other sequels you thought should’ve been on the list, or if you think any of the sequels I’ve listed shouldn’t be on there.

By the way, soon to come – a list of the Top 5 WORST Movie sequels.