Monday, November 21, 2011

300 Famous Film Franchises



This list includes
a) famous film series like Harry Potter (often based on a set of books)
b) famous films with multiple sequels like Die Hard
c) famous films with just one sequel, as long as they’re not like Kill Bill, where it’s just one story split into two parts. Films in this category easily could have produced or still might produce more sequels.

The list is supposed to be movies most film fans will have heard of i.e. mainstream movies of the past 50 years. I’ve included Emmanuelle as a token famous soft porn franchise which crossed over, but not the many other series of that ilk. A handful of 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s series are included just to show that the idea of sequels is not new.

Still, If I’ve forgotten anything important, please let me know in the comments.

I’ve added some notes for clarification but not in any systematic way.

1. 101 Dalmations (Glenn Close)
2. 2001/2010
3. 28 Days Later
4. 48 Hours
5. 7 Up (14 Up etc)
6. Abbott and Costello Meet…
7. Ace Ventura
8. Addams Family   
9. Airplane
10. Airport
11. Aladdin
12. Alien
13. Alvin and the Chipmunks
14. American Graffiti   
15. American Pie
16. American Werewolf
17. Amytville
18. Anaconda   
19. Analyse This/That
20. Antoine Doinel (The 400 Blows and sequels)
21. Arthur (Dudley Moore)
22. Austin Powers
23. Babe: Pig In The City
24. Back to the Future
25. Bad Boys
26. Barbershop
27. Basic Instinct
28. Batman (1980’s & 1990’s, various directors)
29. Batman (2000’s, Christopher Nolan)
30. Battle Royale
31. Beethoven   
32. Before Sunrise/Sunset
33. Beverly Hills Cop
34. Big Broadcast of…
35. Big Momma's House   
36. Bill & Ted
37. Blade
38. Blair Witch
39. Blondie (28 Films, 1938-50)
40. Blues Brothers
41. Bourne Identity
42. Bridget Jones   
43. Broadway Melody of…
44. Bruce Almighty
45. Caddyshack
46. Cannonball Run
47. Carry On…
48. Cars
49. Casper
50. Cat People (1940’s)
51. Cats and Dogs   
52. Charlie Chan (41 Films , 1929-1949)
53. Charlie's Angels
54. Cheaper By the Dozen
55. Cheech And Chong’s…
56. Child’s Play
57. Children Of The Corn
58. Chinatown/The Two Jakes
59. Chronicles of Narnia
60. City Slickers   
61. Clerks
62. Cocoon   
63. Crank   
64. Crocodile Dundee
65. The Crow
66. Cruel Intentions
67. Da Vinci Code/Angels & Demons
68. Daddy Day Care   
69. Darkman
70. Dead End Kids (9 Films, 1938-1943)
71. Dead Or Alive (Japanese)
72. Deathwish
73. Deuce Bigalow
74. Dick Tracy (1940’s)
75. Die Hard
76. Dirty Dancing
77. Dirty Harry
78. Doctor (Doctor in the House and sequels, 1950’s, UK)
79. Dr. Doolittle (Eddie Murphy)
80. Dracula (Bela Lugosi)
81. Dracula (Christopher Lee)
82. Drunken Master (Hong Kong)
83. Emmanuelle
84. Emperor's New Groove
85. Escape from New York/L.A.
86. Every Which Way But Loose/Any Which Way You Can
87. The Evil Dead
88. The Exorcist
89. The Eye (Thai horror)
90. Fantastic Four
91. Fast and The Furious
92. Father Brown
93. Father of the Bride (1990’s)
94. Final Destination
95. A Fish Called Wanda/Fierce Creatures
96. Flint (James Coburn, 1960’s)
97. Flintstones   
98. Flipper
99. The Fly (1980’s)
100. Frankenstein (Boris Karloff)
101. Frankenstein (Peter Cushing)
102. Free Willy
103. French Connection   
104. Friday the 13th
105. From Dusk Till Dawn
106. The Fugitive/U.S.Marshalls
107. Garfield
108. Get Shorty/Be Cool
109. Ghost in the Shell
110. Ghostbusters
111. The Girl Who… (Stieg Larsson, 3 Swedish Films)
112. The Godfather
113. The Gods Must Be Crazy   
114. Godzilla
115. Gold Diggers Of…
116. Grease
117. Gremlins
118. The Grudge
119. Grumpy Old Men   
120. Guns of Navarone (Force 10 From…)
121. Halloween
122. The Hangover
123. Hannibal Lector (Silence of the Lambs etc)
124. Happy Feet
125. Harold and Kumar
126. Harry Palmer (The Ipcress File and sequels)
127. Harry Potter
128. Hellboy   
129. Hellraiser
130. Herbie
131. Hercule Poirot (1970’s)
132. Highlander
133. Home Alone
134. Homeward Bound
135. Honey, I ….
136. Hostel   
137. Hot Shots
138. House (1980’s horror)
139. House Party
140. The Howling (1980’s)
141. The Hustler/ The Color of Money
142. I Know What You Did Last Summer
143. Ice Age
144. Indiana Jones
145. In the Heat of the Night
146. Infernal Affairs (Hong Kong)
147. Invisible Man
148. Iron Eagle   
149. Iron Man
150. Jack Ryan(Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games etc)
151. Jackass
152. James Bond
153. Jaws
154. Jeepers Creepers
155. Johnny English
156. Jumanji   
157. Jungle Book   
158. Jurassic Park
159. Karate Kid
160. Kickboxer   
161. King Kong (1930’s)
162. Kung Fu Panda
163. La Cage Au Folles
164. Land Before Time
165. Lassie (1940’s onwards)
166. Lara Croft Tomb Raider
167. Legally Blonde
168. Lethal Weapon
169. The Lion King
170. The Little Mermaid   
171. Living Dead (Night of…/Dawn Of…/Day Of…)
172. The Lone Ranger
173. Lone Wolf (Japanese)
174. Look Who’s Talking
175. Lord of the Rings
176. Mad Max
177. Madagascar
178. Magnificent Seven
179. Major League
180. A Man Called Horse
181. The Man with No Name
182. The Mask   
183. The Matrix
184. Mean Girls
185. Meet the (Parents, Fockers, etc)
186. Men In Black
187. The Mighty Ducks
188. Miss Congeniality   
189. Mission Impossible
190. Monsieur Hulot
191. Monty Python’s….
192. Mortal Kombat   
193. Mr.Bean
194. Mulan
195. The Mummy (1930’s)
196. The Mummy (1999-2008)
197. The Muppets
198. My Girl
199. Naked Gun
200. National Lampoon’s…
201. National Treasure
202. NeverEnding Story   
203. Night at the Museum
204. Nightmare on Elm Street
205. Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy)
206. Ocean’s 11/12/13
207. The Odd Couple
208. The Omen
209. Once Upon A Time In China
210. Ong-Bak (Thai martial arts)
211. OSS (French)
212. The Paleface (Bob Hope)
213. Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum, 1970’s)
214. The Pink Panther (Peter Sellars)
215. The Pink Panther (Steve Martin)
216. Pirates of the Caribbean
217. Planet of the Apes
218. Pokemon
219. Police Academy
220. Police Story (Hong Kong)
221. Poltergeist   
222. Porky’s
223. Predator/Alien Vs Predator
224. Princess Diaries   
225. Psycho
226. Quatermass
227. Rambo
228. The Rescuers
229. Resident Evil
230. Rin Tin Tin 
231. The Ring
232. Ringu
233. The Road to...(Hope/Crosby)
234. Road Trip 
235. Robocop
236. Rocky
237. Romancing the Stone/Jewel in the Nile
238. Room at the Top/Life at the Top/Man at the Top
239. Rugrats
240. Rush Hour
241. Santa Clause
242. Saturday Night Fever/Stayin’ Alive
243. Saw
244. Scary Movie
245. Scooby-Doo   
246. Scream
247. Sex and the City
248. Shaft
249. Shanghai Noon/Knights
250. Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone)
251. Shrek
252. Sister Act   
253. Smokey And The Bandit
254. Speed
255. Spiderman
256. Spy Kids
257. Star Trek
258. Star Wars
259. Starship Troopers
260. Step Up
261. The Sting   
262. Stuart Little
263. Superman (1970’s and 80’s)
264. Support Your Local..
265. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Korean)   
266. Tarzan (Johnny Weismuller)
267. Taxi (French)
268. Teen Wolf
269. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
270. Terminator
271. Terms of Endearment/The Evening Star
272. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
273. That’s Entertainment
274. The Thin Man
275. Three Colours (Kieslowski)
276. Three Men And A Baby
277. Toy Story
278. Transformers
279. The Transporter
280. True Grit/Rooster Cogburn
281. Twilight
282. Un Homme Et Une Femme   
283. Under Siege
284. Les Visiteurs   
285. Wall Street
286. Wallace & Gromit
287. Wayne’s World
288. Weekend at Bernie's   
289. White Lightning/Gator
290. The Whole Nine Yards   
291. Why We Fight (Frank Capra, 1940’s)
292. Witch Mountain
293. Wolf Man (1940’s)
294. X-Files   
295. X-Men
296. XXX
297. Yes Men
298. Young Guns
299. Zatoichi (Japanese)
300. Zorro (Antonio Banderas)




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