Sequels and remakes have terrible reputations. “They’re all Hollywood makes anymore!” “They’re creatively bankrupt!” “They’re terrible!” You’ve surely heard these and other complaints many times before. They’re almost as old as movies themselves. (By the time movies had sound, they also had remakes and sequels.)

In fairness, there are many good sequels, and arguably even more great remakes. (The Godfather Part IIThe DepartedDawn of the DeadA Star Is BornThe Fly? We could go on and on and on.) Make no mistake; Hollywood produces these types of movies because they make money. To blame only producers and financiers for these films is to ignore the third crucial party worthy of blame: Ourselves. If audiences stopped showing up for sequels and remakes and IP extending franchises that continue unto infinity (or Infinity Wars), studios would surely try something else. All of that is to say that the constant complaints about sequels and remakes are somewhat overblown.

But! Not in every case — and certainly not in the case of the sequels and remakes listed below. They are quite bad. In fact, they are the reason that sequels and remakes have such a bad reputation in the first place. If these are the sequels and remakes you watch, it’s hard to blame you for thinking they all stink. So think of this as the opposite of a to-do list; stay away from every thing you read about below, and you’ll find your opinions of sequels and remakes (and of cinema in general) will improve significantly.

The Worst Sequels Ever

These sequels ruined the reputations of some great movies.

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The Worst Remakes Ever

Remakes get a bad rap — and these terrible examples are the reason why.
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