11 Sci-Fi Sequels That Work

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With science fiction, it is hard enough to get a solid movie in the first place that pleases the massive fan base of that genre that has some of the most picky fans in pop culture. 

When a film does score, having a sequel to it is even tricker. 

Most sci-fi sequels are downright awful. Click through and see our 11 sci-fi sequels that actually work! And some... are even better than the first film.

1. The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back
Not only was The Empire Strikes Back a fantastic sequel to Star Wars... but in our opinion, it was the best film of the entire series!

2. The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight
Christopher Nolan always imagined his Batman series as a trilogy. But the key to being able to do that was having a sequel to Batman Begins that was truly worthy. Cast Heath Ledger in an Oscar-winning turn as The Joker and Nolan was on his way to crafting one of the great trilogies of our time.

3. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Coming off the underwhelming thing that was the first Star Trek movie, fans of the series could not have been more thrilled with Kirk and his battle with Khan in the sequel. It has to go down as one of the best sci-fi sequels of all time. Period.

4. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day
What a brilliant idea for a sci-fi sequel. Take the villain of the first film, that we would argue became iconic, and make him the good guy in the sequel. Bloody brilliant! That James Cameron... never bet against that guy!

5. Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part II
How do you follow up the surprise hit that was Back to the Future? Here's a crazy idea: Why not send Marty McFly into... the future! Score!

6. Superman II

Superman II
Sci-fi sequels, if they have learned anything, up the villain ante in the follow-up. Superman II did that by bringing 3 super-powered baddies to Earth to battle Christopher Reeve and Superman. Bow before Zod indeed!

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