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#1 Sneakeater

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:53 PM

The Godfather II

 

From Russia, With Love

 

The Dark Knight

 

The Empire Strikes Back

 

The Bride of Frankenstein

 

Others?


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#2 SLBunge

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 10:10 PM

Road Warrior

 

(I'm not sure I'm fully on board with Godfather II but I don't have a great argument against your stance.)


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#3 Abbylovi

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 11:01 PM

Aliens.
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Posted 03 August 2018 - 12:00 AM

Meet the Fockers?



#5 Sneakeater

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 04:01 AM

The Road Warrior -- OF COURSE!

 

Also Spider-Man 2 and X2: X-Men United.


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#6 Sneakeater

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 04:03 AM

I guess Road to Morocco doesn't count cuz it was the third in the series.


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#7 Sneakeater

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 04:05 AM

Oh, Superman II.


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#8 Sneakeater

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 04:16 AM

Duh.  Star Trek II:  The Wrath of Khan.


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 04:18 AM

From Russia With Love.


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 04:36 AM

Let's Do It Again (essentially a sequel to Uptown Saturday Night).

 

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 05:03 AM

Kiss Me Deadly (basically a sequel to I, the Jury).


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 06:05 AM

Kiss Me Deadly also goes with The Godfather (and M*A*S*H, while we're talking about it) on the list of Movies That Are So Much Better Than Their Source Material That You Can't Believe It.

 

(Interestingly, great as it is, Shoot the Piano Player doesn't.  I'll bet Truffaut would have been the first to agree.)


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 01:56 PM

Godfather II and Superman II are the best IMO. Honorable mention to Rocky II.

 

Better than Source Material - The Strange World of Henry Orient. And I know I'm going to get killed on this one, but while as great as the book was/is, IMO To Kill a Mockingbird with Gregory Peck was better.



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 02:20 PM

the good, the bad, and the ugly

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 02:23 PM

Carry On Nurse.


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