Life isn’t fair. I think we can all agree with that. But sometimes at least it makes sense. For example, there have been eight (or arguably nine) films in the Fast and Furious series, but there has only been one Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever. Not too many people are complaining about that. It is 100% logical.
But sometimes the film industry doesn’t work that way, and films that were respectable hits or were adaptations of popular characters or eventually became cult classics don’t get any sequels at all. Everyone knows about Commando. It’s one of the most beloved action movies of the 1980s. It helped make Arnold Schwarzenegger an international superstar. It was an enormous hit. And it didn’t lead to any sequels whatsoever, even though this month we’re getting the fourth sequel to The Marine, a completely forgettable box office mediocrity that starred John Cena.
Yeah, life isn’t fair. But we can dream. Let’s take a look at 13 action movies that, in a perfect world, would have led to some sequels. Some of them are undisputed classics, some of them are cult flicks, and some of them were ahead of their time. All of them deserved better.
13 Action Movies That Deserved to Have Sequels
Top Photo: 20th Century Fox
William Bibbiani (everyone calls him ‘Bibbs’) is Crave’s film content editor and critic. You can hear him every week on The B-Movies Podcast and Canceled Too Soon, and watch him on the weekly YouTube series What the Flick. Follow his rantings on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.