The Worst Movie Sequel of All Time, According to Critics

These follow-ups got some of the most terrible reviews ever.

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Sequels get a bad rap—often for a good reason. Sure, there have been some legitimately great sequels over the years, but there have also been a slew of regrettable, unnecessary, and all-around awful follow-ups. There's a reason the genre is so frequently maligned. With that in mind, we turned to the critics for a list of the worst movie sequels of all time, knowing there would be some stiff competition.

Thankfully, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes keeps an updated list of the most poorly reviewed sequels ever made. We defaulted to their ranking, which uses an algorithm based on the number of bad reviews but also the stature of critics surveyed, so don't be surprised to find some films with higher percentages ranked below films with a lower rating. Regardless, all of these movies have been deemed thoroughly rotten. Read on to find out which sequel is the worst of the worst, and for more terrible turkeys, discover The Worst Movies of All Time, According to Critics.

50
Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

urban legends final cut
Columbia Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 8 percent

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49
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)

deuce bigalow
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 9 percent

48
Little Fockers (2010)

little fockers
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 9 percent

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47
House II: The Second Story (1987)

house ii the second story
Image Entertainment

Rotten Tomatoes score: 8 percent

46
Mimic 2 (2001)

mimic 2
Paramount Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 8 percent

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45
Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)

escape plan 2 hades
Lionsgate

Rotten Tomatoes score: 8 percent

44
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Paramount Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 8 percent

43
A Haunted House 2 (2014)

a haunted house 2
Open Road Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 8 percent

42
Rings (2017)

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Paramount Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 8 percent

41
Grown Ups 2 (2013)

grown ups 2
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 8 percent

40
Race 3 (2018)

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Amazon Prime Video

Rotten Tomatoes score: 7 percent

39
Teen Wolf Too (1987)

teen wolf too
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 7 percent

38
Problem Child 2 (1991)

problem child 2
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 7 percent

37
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)

revenge of the nerds ii
20th Century Fox

Rotten Tomatoes score: 7 percent

36
The Next Karate Kid (1994)

the next karate kid
Columbia Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 7 percent

35
Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (2006)

van wilder the rise of taj
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 7 percent

34
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

I still know what you did last summer
Columbia Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 7 percent

33
Student of the Year 2 (2019)

student of the year 2
FIP

Rotten Tomatoes score: 6 percent

32
Death Wish 3 (1985)

death wish 3
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 11 percent

31
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)

the bad news bears go to japan
Paramount Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 6 percent

30
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)

piranha part two
Scream Factory

Rotten Tomatoes score: 6 percent

29
Troll 2 (1990)

troll 2
MGM

Rotten Tomatoes score: 5 percent

28
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

cheaper by the dozen 2
20th Century Fox

Rotten Tomatoes score: 6 percent

27
Son of the Mask (2005)

son of the mask
New Line Cinema

Rotten Tomatoes score: 6 percent

26
Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

basic instinct 2
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 6 percent

25
Highlander III: The Sorcerer (1993)

highlander iii the sorcerer
Miramax Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 5 percent

24
Major League II (1994)

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Allstar Picture Library Ltd. / Alamy Stock Photo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 5 percent

23
Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)

universal soldier the return
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 5 percent

22
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)

paul blart mall cop 2
Columbia Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 5 percent

21
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)

big mommas like father like son
20th Century Fox

Rotten Tomatoes score: 5 percent

20
Big Momma's House 2 (2006)

big momma's house 2
20th Century Fox

Rotten Tomatoes score: 5 percent

19
Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)

boo 2 a madea halloween
Lionsgate

Rotten Tomatoes score: 4 percent

18
Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012)

atlas shrugged part ii
Atlas Distribution Company

Rotten Tomatoes score: 4 percent

17
Caddyshack II (1988)

caddyshack ii
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 4 percent

16
Scary Movie 5 (2013)

scary movie 5
Dimension Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 4 percent

15
Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

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United Archives GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo

Rotten Tomatoes score: 4 percent

14
The Whole Ten Yards (2003)

the whole ten yards
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 4 percent

13
Robocop 3 (1993)

robocop 3
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 6 percent

12
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

mortal kombat annihilation
New Line Cinema

Rotten Tomatoes score: 2 percent

11
Daddy Day Camp (2007)

daddy day camp
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 1 percent

10
Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014)

atlas shrugged who is john galt
Atlas Distribution Company

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

9
The Gallows Act II (2019)

the gallows act ii
Lionsgate

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

8
Ringu 2 (2005)

ringu 2
Toho

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

7
Leprechaun 2 (1994)

leprechaun 2
Lionsgate

Rotten Tomatoes score: 6 percent

6
Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)

return of the living dead part ii
Scream Factory

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

5
Police Academy 4 – Citizens on Patrol (1987)

police academy citizens on patrol 4, worst rated movies
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

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4
Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991)

highlander II the quickening, worst rated movies
Lionsgate

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

3
Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)

return to the blue lagoon
Columbia Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

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2
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

jaws the revenge, worst rated movies
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

1
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)

Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
New Line Cinema

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

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