Unnecessary sequels, reboots and remakesby big_bea | created - 08 Jul 2014 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
This list will feature the most unnecessary sequels etc. that are being developed right now. Sometimes it seems to me that creativity is dead, and those films are to blame for that. The future instalments in the Star Wars saga won't be on here, since I am, for some reason, cautiously optimistic about them -- but let's see where I stand on that after the release of Episode VII.
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1. Ted 2 (2015)
R | 115 min | Comedy
Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law.
Votes: 168,195 | Gross: $81.48M
I'll give this one a shot. I really liked Ted when I saw it the first time, but after the second time I'm no longer so sure about it. Comedy sequels are often bad, and I really don't know what this one is going to be about. Storywise, I don't expect much, but hopefully some of the jokes will be good.
2. Avatar 2 (2021)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production
A sequel to Avatar (2009).
Sure, Avatar was a huge success and one example of 3D used to it's best effect. But what more is there to tell? I like the first film, but I think they should have left it at that. 3 and especially 4 fall under the same category for me.
Action, Fantasy | Announced
After killing the dark evil witch, the brother and sister Hansel and Gretel think that they are safe. But what they don't know is, there is another dark force striking them soon.
Director: Bruno Aveillan
The original was trashy fun. Such films really don't need sequels.
4. Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Fin and April are on their way to New York City, until a category seven hurricane spawns heavy rain, storm surges, and deadly Sharknadoes.
What is worse than legendary awfulness that creates a cult following? Dublicated awfulness that tries to capitalize one said cult status.
5. Ghostbusters (2016)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
Votes: 189,200 | Gross: $128.34M
I liked the first two, but again a lot of time has passed and that will make it harder to recapture what was good about these films.
Comedy | Announced
Plot unknown. A sequel to the 2011 comedy, 'Bad Teacher'.
Worse than comedy sequels are sequels to comedys that weren't very good to begin with.
7. Step Up All In (2014)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance
All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.
Votes: 30,660 | Gross: $14.90M
I am biased because I really don't care much for dance flicks -- but seriously: part 5?!
8. The Mummy (2017)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
An ancient Egyptian princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.
Votes: 157,413 | Gross: $80.10M
9. Real Steel 2
Action, Drama, Family | Announced
Plot is unknown.
10. Magic Mike XXL (2015)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.
Votes: 48,890 | Gross: $66.01M
11. The Upside (2017)
PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Drama
A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.
Votes: 30,299 | Gross: $108.25M
Action, Adventure, Western | Announced
The plot is unknown at this time.
13. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)
PG | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Las Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.
Votes: 31,247 | Gross: $71.04M
Comedy | Announced
A young girl arrives at the doorstep of foul-mouthed, boozing bachelor with a note claiming she's his daughter.
15. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
R | 92 min | Comedy
When their new next-door neighbors turn out to be a sorority even more debaucherous than the fraternity previously living there, Mac and Kelly team with their former enemy, Teddy, to bring the girls down.
Votes: 104,369 | Gross: $55.29M
16. Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter.
Votes: 81,312 | Gross: $77.04M
17. Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?
Votes: 156,804 | Gross: $103.14M
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Turtles get into another battle with their enemy the Shredder, who has acquired new allies: the mutant thugs Bebop and Rocksteady and the alien being Krang.
Votes: 78,135 | Gross: $82.05M
19. Point Break (2015)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Crime, Sport
A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists.
Votes: 54,319 | Gross: $28.78M
22. xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons.
Votes: 79,015 | Gross: $44.90M
PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.
Votes: 232,850 | Gross: $172.56M
24. Now You See Me 2 (2016)
PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Four Horsemen resurface, and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.
Votes: 219,794 | Gross: $65.08M
25. Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him, until his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best: make them look like accidents.
Votes: 68,418 | Gross: $21.20M
27. Sister Act
Comedy | Announced
On the run from the mob, a woman hides out in a convent disguised as a nun. A remake of the 1992 comedy, "Sister Act".
28. The Crow
Action, Crime, Fantasy | Announced
A year after he and his fiance are murdered, Eric is brought back to life by a mystical crow.
29. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.
Votes: 445,954 | Gross: $334.20M
30. Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
Years after he fought his way out of an inescapable prison, Ray Breslin has organized a new top-notch security force. But when one of his team members goes missing, Breslin must return to the hell he once escaped from.
33. Dumbo (2019)
PG | 112 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.
Votes: 42,075 | Gross: $114.77M
34. The Lion King (2019)
PG | 118 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
Votes: 85,045 | Gross: $484.21M
Comedy | Announced
Centers around a tabloid journalist who is sentenced to serve 300 hours of community service at a daycare center.
37. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past.
Votes: 63,528 | Gross: $120.63M
Seriously? I just rewatched the first film. It didn't age so well. Still, it's a nice feel-good-film, but nothing that needs a continuation in any form. Maybe when Summer is really long and dry...
38. Overboard (2018)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance
After a spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and loses his memory, a mistreated employee convinces him that he is her working-class husband.
Votes: 27,233 | Gross: $50.32M
39. Playmobil: The Movie (2019)
99 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Animated feature film inspired by the Playmobil brand toys.
Technically, this is no reboot or remake. But I think that it is unnecessary. Looks like it just wants to cash in on the success of the Lego movie.
40. Papillon (I) (2017)
R | 133 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime
Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.
Votes: 35,624 | Gross: $2.34M
41. Frozen II (2019)
Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.
42. Men in Black: International (2019)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.
Votes: 38,711 | Gross: $79.58M