Special Report

Best Movie Sequels That You Can Now Stream

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15. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
> Directed by: Paul Greengrass
> Starring: Matt Damon, Edgar Ramirez, Joan Allen
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Vudu, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Microsoft Store, Amazon Video, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, Redbox, FandangoNOW, Fandango

Though its two predecessors — “The Bourne Identity” and “The Bourne Supremacy” — were both certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes, “The Bourne Ultimatum” is the top-rated film of the five Jason Bourne movies. Matt Damon plays the titular Jason Bourne, a trained killer with no memory on a mission to find out who he is and who is out to get him.

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14. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
> Directed by: Steven Spielberg
> Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody
> Available on: Vudu, Netflix, Apple iTunes, Microsoft Store, Amazon Video, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, Redbox, FandangoNOW, Fandango, Sling TV, Google Play Movies, YouTube

The third film of the Indiana Jones franchise enlisted legendary actor Sean Connery to play Jones’ (Harrison Ford) father. This time, Indy and his allies must prevent the Nazis from acquiring the Holy Grail. The pairing of Connery and Ford met approval of critics, who liked the fact that the sequel was “lighter and more comedic than its predecessor,” according to the Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes. “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” received a Freshness rating of 87% from critics, and a 94% approval score from audiences.

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13. Paddington 2 (2018)
> Directed by: Paul King
> Starring: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville
> Available on: Vudu, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Amazon Video, AMC on Demand, Microsoft Store, Redbox, DIRECTV, Fandango, TNT

It’s not often that a children’s movie sequel is so charming, entertaining, and well done that moviegoers are genuinely upset it is not nominated for the Oscars. But “Paddington 2” is such a film. The talking bear in a coat charmed audiences and critics, again, earning a rare 100% Freshness rating from Rotten Tomatoes.

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12. Before Midnight (2013)
> Directed by: Richard Linklater
> Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick
> Available on: Vudu, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Amazon Video, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, Redbox, Microsoft Store, FandangoNOW, Apple iTunes

A sequel to “Before Sunset,” “Before Midnight” again follows Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy, who co-wrote the film with director Richard Linklater). Nine years after the previous film, this movie provides a powerful meditation on long-term commitment. “Before Midnight” resonated with critics, who gave it a 98% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while audiences gave the sequel an 82% approval score.

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11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
> Directed by: David Yates
> Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Vudu, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Microsoft Store, Fandango, USA Network, AMC on Demand, DIRECTV, Redbox, FandangoNOW, Amazon Video, HBO Max

The eighth and final film of the Harry Potter series is also by far the best reviewed. The teen wizard series finally culminates with an epic battle between our heroes and Voldemort and his followers. Terrific visual effects and powerful, grounded acting performances give this epic saga the finale it deserves. Audiences can find it on numerous platforms, including HBO Max.