These days, every hit movie seems to have a sequel. It is difficult to capture the same essence twice and some sequels are based so deeply on the concept of the first that they come to be forced or silly, see The Hangover II The The Matrix Revolutions.
However, there are others that manage to continue the story even better, creating interesting and complex new characters within the same plot or simply extending the main character we already know to a point where the sequel is much better than its predecessor and These 12 titles are a good example of this.
1. Before midnight
What is it about? On the last night of their idyllic vacation to Greece, lovers Jesse and Celine recall their life together and what certain decisions may have made in their destiny.
What is the previous movie? Before dawn Y Before sunset
2. Toy Story 2
What is it about? When Woody is kidnapped by a greedy collector, Buzz and his friends try to rescue him. However, Woody is tempted with the idea of being immortalized in a museum in Japan.
What is the previous movie? Toy Story
3. Batman Returns
What is it about? When Max, a businessman, and the criminal named The Penguin team up to destroy Gotham City, Batman decides to stop them while Catwoman seeks revenge on Max.
What is the previous movie? Batman
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
What is it about? Harry, Ron, and Hermione return to Hogwarts when they learn that Sirius Black, a dangerous criminal who plans to assassinate Harry, has escaped from the infamous Azkaban prison.
What is the previous movie? harry potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Y Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
5. Thor: Ragnarok
What is it about? Away from his incredible hammer Mjölnir, Thor must escape to the other side of the universe to save his home, Asgard, from Hela, the goddess of death who seeks revenge on him and Odin.
What is the previous movie? Thor Y Thor, a dark world
What is it about? Logan returns from retirement to take a young mutant named Laura to safety. However, mutants hired by an evil company will try to catch them.
What is the previous movie? X-Men Orígenes: Wolverine Y The Wolverine
7. Mad Max: Fury Road
What is it about? Haunted by his troubled past, Mad Max believes that the best way to survive is by being alone. However, upon being kidnapped, his fate will be linked to that of Imperator Furiosa.
What is the previous movie? Mad Max, Mad Max 2 Y Mad Max: Beyond the Thunder Dome
8. Captain America and the Winter Soldier
What is it about? As Steve Rogers adjusts to the complexities of the modern world, Natasha Romanoff joins him along with Sam Wilson on a mission to find a mysterious Russian assassin.
What is the previous movie? Captain America the First Avenger
9. Batman: The Dark Knight
What is it about? After Gordon, Dent, and Batman attempt to stop Gotham’s organized crime, the criminals hire the Joker, a criminal psychopath who claims to be able to assassinate Batman.
What is the previous movie? Batman starts
10. Shrek 2
What is it about? When Shrek and Fiona return from their honeymoon, their parents, the kings of Far Far Away, invite them to the castle. But when the king does not approve of Shrek, he will try to take him away from his daughter at all costs.
What is the previous movie? Shrek
11. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
What is it about? After Katniss and Peeta’s victory awakens hope among the townspeople and the rebellion, the two are hunted behind closed doors through the Capitol to prevent a revolution.
What is the previous movie? The Hunger Games
12. X2: X-Men United
What is it about? Nightcrawler, a mutant, tries to assassinate the President of the United States. Meanwhile, William Stryker attacks Professor X’s school, so his students will try to stop him.
What is the previous movie? X-Men