Top 5 Movies That Need Sequels
There are so many movie franchises and honestly, sometimes, all of those sequels may not be necessary, while there are movies out there that people love, and a sequel was never made.
Most of the time, the first movie is usually the best, but sometimes the story needs to be finished being told.
Here are the top 5 movies that need sequels ASAP.
#5 – Freaky Friday
Although the movie has had many adaptations over the years, a sequel never made it to the box office.
The gist of the plot is a mother and daughter constantly argue and wake up one Friday and discover that they have switched bodies. This helps them see how the other one lives and appreciate what the other goes through. In the end, they wind up switching back and loving each other more.
At the end of the 2003 movie, Grandpa and the brother, Harry, take fortune cookies from the same lady who gave them to Tess and Anna. This alluded to a sequel, which wouldn’t be surprising since the film was based on a novel. “Summer Switch” is the sequel to “Freaky Friday,” where the father and son switch places.
It would be great to see the opposite comes to life on screen, even if it isn’t the same actors.
#4 – Beautiful Creatures
The romantic gothic fantasy film, based on the novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, hit the box office in 2013. The book series features 4+ books, yet only the first one was turned into a movie. It was a failure at the box office, but fans of the novels deserve to see the rest of the story play out. The movie left many unanswered questions that non-book readers questioned.
Ethan Wate gets his world turned upside down when Lena Duchannes arrives in town. Duchannes is the niece of the town patriarch, Macon Ravenwood. Ethan immediately feels drawn to Lena. Little does Ethan know, destruction follows Lena wherever she goes and she has supernatural powers that are beyond her control. As Lena approaches her 16th birthday, a curse looms upon her- the time when either light or dark will claim her. The sequels need to finish out their story.
The novels are widely popular, it is just a shame the movies weren’t as much.
#3 – The Notebook
The 2004 movie based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, is loved by fans and critics and stars two of Hollywood’s biggest actors, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.
Noah and Allie are desperately in love, but their parents don’t approve (hello, Romeo and Juliet). Noah goes off to serve in WWII, which sadly ends their love affair. When Noah returns to the small town in South Carolina year later, Allie is already engaged to another man (played by James Marsden). His return causes a rif in her engagement and they discover that they still love each other. Noah is reading her diary of their love story to Allie as they are sitting in their retirement home and she passes away from Alzheimer’s.
Sparks wrote a sequel called “The Wedding,” that follows their daughter Jane and her husband, Wilson, who are celebrating 30 years of marriage. While planning their daughter’s wedding, Wilson decides he needs to “re-court” his wife in order to save their marriage. I really hope this is turned into a film one day.
#2 – Bridesmaids
Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, and more the 2011 comedy was critically and commercially successful. It received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
It followed Annie (Wiig) who was serving as her best friend Lillian’s (Rudolph) Maid of Honor in her upcoming wedding and everything that goes with that responsibility. After Lillian becomes close with her fiancé’s boss’ wife, Helen, and puts her in the bridal party, fights ensue, and they discover what is really important, their friendship and Lillian’s big day.
The sequel could follow Annie and her engagement (hopefully) to Rhodes, the police officer she met in the first movie, with Lillian as her MOH. Helen and Annie seemed to be friends in the end, but we would love for them to continue to bicker just for the sake of another hilarious movie.
#1 – Inside Out
One of the few Pixar movies that actually needs a sequel and doesn’t have one yet is “Inside Out.” The first movie ended with the emotions discovering the “puberty button” in Riley’s mind, which would make for a great second movie. Riley could have her first crush and be going through middle school, which would be relatable to many.
“Inside Out” is about Riley and her family moving to San Francisco and all of the emotions she experiences while she is there. When Joy and Sadness leave headquarters to collect back Riley’s core memories, all hell breaks loose and Anger, Disgust, and Fear try to keep Riley happy. Joy and Sadness go on an adventure in Riley’s mind to try to make it back to headquarters. Along the way they find imaginary friends (RIP Bing Bong), go through memory lane, and discover that they really do need each other.
A sequel to the 2015 film is in high demand, but Pixar President Jim Morris, said in a 2016 interview, that there are no plans for sequels for any movies and have committed to several original movie concepts.