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Lesser known follow-ups

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DOWN TO EARTH (after HERE COMES MR. JORDAN)

COURAGE MOUNTAIN (a continuation of HEIDI)

ANDY HARDY COMES HOME (the last Hardy picture, made a decade after the previous one)

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There's That Woman Again--after There's Always A Woman (Melvyn Douglas still the detective, but wife Joan Blondell  'magically' becomes Virginia Bruce)

The Son of Kong (Carl Denham goes back to Skull Island, without Fay Wray)

Four Daughters, Four Wives, Four Mothers--all followed Daughter's Courageous

Still Smokin'--Cheech and Chong, five years after Up in Smoke

Buck Privates Come Home--Abbott and Costello, after popular Buck Privates

Mad About Men--further adventures of Miranda the mermaid

War of the Colossal Beast--little seen return of The Amazing Colossal Man

Class of '44--reuniting actors from the (far superior) Summer of '42

Beware! The Blob--thawed out in '72 (and Larry Hagman directed!)   Related image

 

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Texasville - sequel to The Last Picture Show

The Two Jakes - sequel of sorts of Chinatown

The Evening Star - sequel to Terms of Endearment

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9 minutes ago, Arsan404 said:

Texasville - sequel to The Last Picture Show

The Two Jakes - sequel of sorts of Chinatown

The Evening Star - sequel to Terms of Endearment

Oh yes, those are great examples. All those follow-ups were fairly dull and didn't even come close to recapturing the magic of the originals.

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Two or more films with Jean Arthur

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William Powell…4 titles (THE CANARY MURDER CASE; THE GREENE MURDER CASE; STREET OF CHANCE and THE EX-MRS. BRADFORD)

Jane Darwell…3 titles (THE PAST OF MARY HOLMES; THE MOST PRECIOUS THING IN LIFE and THE IMPATIENT YEARS)

Director George Stevens...3 titles (THE TALK OF THE TOWN; THE MORE THE MERRIER and SHANE)

Ruth Donnelly…3 titles (MORE THAN A SECRETARY; MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN and MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON)

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Frank Capra, Director:

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

You Can't Take It With You

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

 

James Stewart and Edward Arnold, Actors

You Can't Take It With You

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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Some more--

Joel McCrea…3 titles (THE SILVER HORDE; ADVENTURE IN MANHATTAN and THE MORE THE MERRIER)

Lila Lee…2 titles (WHIRLPOOL and THE EX-MRS. BRADFORD)

Charley Grapewin…2 titles (PARTY WIRE and THE IMPATIENT YEARS)

Spring Byington…2 titles (YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU and THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES)

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Thought I'd add these before moving on to the next category:

Edgar Buchanan…5 titles (ARIZONA; TOO MANY HUSBANDS; THE TALK OF THE TOWN; THE IMPATIENT YEARS and SHANE)

Jack Holt…2 titles (WHIRLPOOL and THE DEFENSE RESTS)

Charles Coburn…3 titles (THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES; THE MORE THE MERRIER; and THE IMPATIENT YEARS)

Edward Arnold…4 titles (YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU; DIAMOND JIM; MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON and EASY LIVING)

Lee Bowman…2 titles (EASY LIVING and THE IMPATIENT YEARS)

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Epic science fiction

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2001 and 2010

DUNE

BATTLEFIELD EARTH

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Ex Machina is my favorite right now--I just bought the Blu-ray

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (just watched it; it's was the 40th anniversary last year; seen it multiple times and still love it)

A Clockwork Orange one of my favorite Kubrick

Forbidden Planet

Blade Runner the original (82) and 2049

Man Who Fell to Earth one of my favorites

Metropolis

World on a Wire director Rainier Werner Fassbinder tackled computer-simulated reality in 1973 decades before..

The Matrix and its sequels

Her Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson make a great couple; the ending is sad and very human...

E.T. the Extraterrestrial

2046 by director Kar-Wai Wong (one of my all-time favorites)

Alphaville by Godard

THX-1138

Solaris the original (which is best IMO) and the George Clooney remake

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai I have a soft spot for this movie

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Village of the Damned (1960) the original with George Sanders; those creepy white-eyed children; scary still

The Truman Show I love this movie; again, simulated reality

The Damned (1963 directed by Joseph Losey)

The Andromeda Strain

Things to Come (1936) with Raymond Massey

Westworld the movie; not TV show (I don't have HBO)

The War of the Worlds (1953) altho the 2005 Tom Cruise remake was not bad

Sleeper Woody Allen makes sci-fi funny

Je t'aime, je t'aime  directed by Alain Resnais (1968)

Donnie Darko love this alternate reality movie

Repo Man (1974) when I was in college I went to see this movie three times; that glowing trunk

Soylent Green "It's people!" and a very old Edward G.

Under the Skin Scarlett Johansson again

Ghostbusters (1984) sci-fi? supernatural, yes. Makes me laugh

Contact soft spot coz it's the movie my husband and I saw on our first date

District 9 I love the allegory about immigration and class status

Invasion of the Body Snatchers original and 1978 version I like, too

Primer I had to watch this movie 3 times to figure out the time travel plot

Inception I do love the concept of this movie

Galaxy Quest I saw this again over the holidays and it is very funny

Gattaca watched it again recently Jude Law is very good

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

12 Monkeys one of the few Terry Gilliam movies I like

Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind

Back to the Future just the first one

Children of Men I love this movie and what is says about humankind

Moon a great one-person film (not counting Kevin Spacey as the computer)

Timecrimes great time travel movie

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I just included the sci-fi movies I love...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If it's "Epic Sci-Fi", then I would list

John Carter 

Jupiter Ascending

Cloud Atlas

And the Star Wars films.

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TopBilled, guess I veered from the "epic" in some of my choices. This is one of my favorite categories of movies, so I indulged myself instead. Sorry....

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Godzilla (first of the 'look what the bomb did' monsters)  Related image

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Destination Moon (first to use fact-based science regarding space travel)   Related image

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The Fifth Element

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1 & 2

Starship Troopers

 

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“A kiss is still a kiss”

STRANGERS MAY KISS

THE KISSING BANDIT

A KISS FOR CORLISS

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A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
French Kiss  (1995)
Kiss of Death (1947)
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
Kiss of the Spider Woman  (1985)
Kiss Me Kate (1953)
Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
A Kiss in the Dark  (1949)
It Started With a Kiss  (1959)
Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)
Kissin' Cousins (1964)
That Midnight Kiss (1949)

The Kiss--1896   

 

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KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park

Kiss of the Vampire

Kiss the Blood Off MY Hands

Kiss Them for Me

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