Movies That Should Never Have A Sequel

Posted on 9 Oct 00:00


No 'ifs ands or buts', the golden age of Hollywood produced rare movies that will stay relevant to the end of time. For some die-hard movie buffs, these classic movies have sentimental value that outweigh their aesthetic value in hundreds of fold. For this reason, many serious movie buffs don’t want their favorite classic films reproduced as sequels.

Even though the movie industry of today’s world use cutting edge technology to shoot their films, they have failed to do justice to the old movies that have been reproduced in recent times. On one hand, we have sequels that are bad depictions of the original plot. On the other hand, we have sequels that tell a completely different story from the true classic. In this way, putting a dent to the glory and significance of the original classic film.

Perhaps some movies need to be reproduced for the sake of modern-day viewers. However, if we want to preserve the emblematic significance of our out of print DVDs, we need to stop reproducing sequels of our priceless classics. Obviously, we don’t appreciate sequels that make our favorite classics look like relics of a long forgotten past, especially when you cannot recreate the passion and sensations that make these classic movies the true works of art that they are.

That being said, sequels of the following out of print movies should never see daylight.

  1. It's A Wonderful Life (1946)

'It’s A Wonderful Life' is a classic Christmas film that depicts the true meaning of the Christmas season. Even though it is a classic movie deserving of our respect and praise, it is a movie that shouldn’t be tampered with. Over the years, this Christmas movie has gained consumer’s appeal and has become an integral part of Christmas celebration in our modern day society. That’s why it comes as no surprise that die-hard movie buffs and aficionados of this Christmas classic will want to thwart any attempt of a sequel, today and in the future to come.
Cast:  George Bailey (James Stewart), Donna Reed (Mary Hatch), Lionel Barrymore (Mr. Potter)... 

  1. Miracle on 34th Street (1941)

A standout among the many reasons why die-hard movie buffs don’t want rare DVDs of the golden age of Hollywood to have sequels is because of the messages they convey. That’s why hard to find DVD’s like the Miracle on 34th Street has stayed relevant from the time it first hit the cinemas, till date. For the time of its release in 1941, Miracle on 34th Street has been a masterpiece and is still offering positive messages to viewers of this time and age. No doubt, you and your family will have a thing or two to learn from this amazing Christmas classic film.
Cast:  Doris Walker (Maureen O'Hara), Kris Kringle (Edmond Gwenn), Susan Walker (Natalie Wood), Fred Gailey (John Payne)...

  1. Citizen Kane (1941)

From the time of its release till this very day, the classic movie Citizen Kane and the mystery created by its main character – Charles Foster Kane – on his death bed, has gained the world’s consumer appeal. As it is one of the most talked-about mystery films of all time, it makes sense that movie directors of this time and age will want to produce a sequel for the movie. However, it is crystal clear that serious movies buffs of this era don’t want to watch the demise of a new Citizen Kane or the mystery surrounding the last words his last words – Rosebud.
Cast:  Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles), Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), Dorothy Comingmore (Susan Alexander Kane)...

  1. Casablanca (1942)

Even now, serious movie buffs are keeping their fingers crossed in reaction to Cass Warner’s announcement of a potential sequel for the romantic classic – Casablanca. Apparently, Cass Warner wanted to take us on a journey into a reality where Rick Blaine and Ilsa have a child together. While this may seem like a nice turn of event for most people, serious movie buffs consider this as an insult to the well-deserved reputation of their favorite classic, Casablanca.
Cast:  Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman), Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains), Signor Ferrari (Sidney Greenstreet)...


Some sequels shine with new concepts and twists that elevate the original film.  However sadly, this is not the situation in many cases, and we are left feeling letdown.  The movies listed here are exceptional, and should not be tampered with, as they will endure as some of cinemas best masterpieces. 

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