Encore! Sequels Of Our Favorite Films That We Would Love To See On The Big Screen
With sequels for Bad Boys, Independence Day, Barbershop, and The Best Man coming soon, we started thinking about other movies that could use a sequel or a remake. Let’s take a look at 15 movies that Hollywood needs to bring back!
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Here’s the deal: Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, may be the greatest sequel of all time, right up there with Terminator 2 and The Godfather Par II. Now the Godfather received a trilogy and there’s no shortage of Terminator sequels and prequels, so why not bring back the gang from one of the best comedic films of the ’90s?
It’s been 22 years since we wept while watching a young Lauryn Hill bring down the house for St. Francis Academy. We need a reunion. We have to see where everyone ended up. You got this, Whoopi! Make Sister Act a trilogy!
This beloved children’s classic is absolutely begging for a sequel. What happened to The Goonies? Did they stay together? How is Sloth faring 30 years after their big adventure? Did Chunk slim down? Who got married, divorced, or launched a billion dollar tech company? The people need answers, Steven Spielberg!
This classic romantic drama from 1997 hit all the right notes. The chemistry between the leads, the layered writing, and the unbelievable romance made it a success. But a sequel could examine a different type of drama—what happens when the newlywed phase ends? Would Nina and Darius’s relationship be able to stand the test of time? Larenz Tate and Nia Long have both expressed interest in doing a sequel. Let’s hope that we won’t have to to wait to hear another one of Darius’s original poems.
Coming To America
Now that Eddie Murphy is making a comeback, maybe we could revisit Prince Akeem and his whereabouts nearly 30 years after one of the best comedies of all time hit the big screen. There are some amazing Black comedians who could lend their talents to the sequel. Cedric the Entertainer, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, and even Louis C.K. would make for some killer performances. Also, the soundtrack would be fire.
“We Bébé’s kids. We don’t die, we multiply.”
This movie was the trillest animated feature of all time. Even though we lost the great comedic talent, Robin Harris, it would be really cool to see Bébé’s Kids get a proper remake. Kevin Hart could step in Robin Harris’ role and Beyoncé would be a great pick to voice Bébé. But one thing is for sure: Tone Loc must come back and voice Pee-Wee, easily the funniest character in the entire movie.
There has not been a movie in the last decade that has left audience members more confused than Inception. A sequel could possibly answer the biggest question from the 2010 Christopher Nolan hit: Was Cobb (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) dreaming or not? The people need answers!
New Jack City
This gritty tale of the drug dealing underworld launched the acting careers of so many stars: Wesley Snipes, Chris Rock, Ice T, Allen Payne, and Michael Michele. It also had a banging soundtrack. It may be hard to forge a sequel from this one since most people in the drug game do not have very long careers, but a remake could make for a great movie that could really touch on a lot of timely issues.
It’s been 20 years since the release of this John Singleton classic, and the issues addressed within this movie, including on-campus sexual assaults, race and class, are still hot-button topics on college campuses nationwide. It would be interesting to see a remake of this film with cameos from some of the students from the original movie.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
“Alllllrighty then!” It’s been 21 years since Jim Carrey strutted onto the big screen with his wacky haircut and harem pants making an absolute fool of himself as he solved pet mysteries. And now that he has gotten the sequel to Dumb and Dumber out of the way, maybe he can take on his breakout role again and give the Ace Ventura series a proper trilogy.
This movie had it all: fine men, bank robberies, romantic tension—did we mention the fine men? While some of the robbers didn’t make it out alive, we still aren’t sure if Idris Elba and Matt Dillon made it out okay, so a sequel with a whole new crew of hotties could be just what the doctor ordered.
Princess and the Frog
Can we get a sequel where Princess Tiana does not spend a majority of the movie as a frog?
We would love to see a sequel to this classic ’90s comedy with the original cast. What happened to Marcus and Angela in the end? Did they get married? If so, did it last? If only Lady Eloise could be a part of this. We miss you, Eartha Kitt!
Okay, so we all know the likelihood of Like Mike getting a sequel are as slim as the chances of Love & Hip Hop winning an Emmy. However, a sequel would be hella entertaining. Imagine a near 30-year-old Bow Wow lacing up his magical sneakers for his final shot at winning a championship before retiring. Cameos by Shaq, Charles Barkley, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant would be very necessary.
Love & Basketball
There’s no way we could ignore one of the best Black romance films of all time. Monica and Quincy are married and have a daughter, but what happened after that? Was Quincy able to continue with the Lakers? What if Monica was drafted to a team out of state?
Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood
From the title on, this parody of ’80s and ’90s movies centered on life in South Central Los Angeles was and still is hilarious. There have been so many LA-based movies that have come along since that it would be a disservice to everyone if Marlon Wayans, aka, Loc Dog, didn’t get the gang together and make an even bigger sequel.