Comedy sequels are notorious for failing to live up to their predecessors, and there have been numerous famous examples. It’s difficult to pin down what made a movie humorous in the first place. Sequels frequently recycle the same gags as the first or completely reset the scenario. It can be difficult to come up with an intriguing new version if the original notion was unique. The best comedy sequels return the original notion in a new setting that seems fresh. There aren’t many best comedy sequels, but these nine are all stand-alone classics.
1. 22 Jump Street (2014)
Director(s)- Chris Miller, Phil Lord
Officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are about to go on a covert undercover mission at a local college after completing high school twice. However, when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team. Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, their partnership is called into question. They now have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship in addition to cracking the case. College might be the best thing that ever happened to these two overgrown adolescents if they can mature from freshmen to real men.
2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Director- Jeremiah S. Chechik
After the colossal blunders in National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) and National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985), Clark Griswold, the well-intentioned but devastatingly ineffective paterfamilias. He wants to have a good, old-fashioned Christmas. Also, create the perfect family vacation more than anything else in the world. Clark’s lofty desire for the greatest Christmas Eve celebration is tainted this year by inept family. A monumentally broken equipment, and an unexpected but highly cinematic run-in with the cops. Is it really so difficult to get into the Christmas spirit and throw the perfect Christmas get-together.
3. Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
Director- Peter Hewitt
The people of the globe have been excellent to each other for many years at Bill and Ted University of the Future. Chuck De Nomolos, sick up with Bill and Ted’s tranquil society and much more so with heavy metal. They resolves to take action. De Nomolos produces cyborg versions of Bill and Ted. They travel back in time to 1990 with the mission of killing the human versions of Bill and Ted. Also, winning the Battle of the Bands, and paving the way for De Nomolos to take control of the future. The cyborgs send Bill and Ted to hell in 1990.
Cyborg Bill and cyborg Ted spend time with Joanna and Elizabeth, the real Bill and Ted’s girlfriends. As they prepare to take Bill and Ted’s place in the Battle of the Bands. In order to travel to the Battle of the Bands and stop the two cyborgs, the human Bill and Ted are obliged to discover a way out of hell. A deal with the Grim Reaper, and talk to God himself, with the help of their friend Rufus.
4. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)
Director- Jason Woliner
Borat Sagdiyev is a Kazakh reporter. He has been summoned to Premier Nursultan Nazarbayev’s office for a life-or-death mission fourteen years after his culture shock in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for the Benefit of the Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006). Borat must now return to President Donald Trump’s America to present an amazing gift to Vice President Mike Pence. In order to restore himself and the glorious nation of Kazakhstan’s reputation. Tutar, Borat’s fifteen-year-old daughter, enters the picture instead, prompting a change of plans. While the now-famous Borat delves deep into American politics. The father and daughter learn about feminism, racism, and an insidious, lethal virus known as COVID-19.
5. Wayne’s World 2 (1993)
Director- Stephen Surjik
Wayne is back, this time attempting to plan a rock festival with the help of his pal Garth and Jim Morrison’s spirit (Doors). Meanwhile, his girlfriend’s manager is trying to persuade her to leave Wayne and relocate to Los Angeles. When Wayne is forced to leave the concert early in order to prevent the wedding, things become complicated. At the concert, Aerosmith will perform.
6. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Director- Jay Roach
Dr. Evil and Mini-Me have managed to get out of a maximum-security jail, and the two have teamed up with Goldmember. They devise a strategy for global dominance together. And this specific plot necessitates extensive time travel as well as the abduction of Austin Powers’ father, England’s greatest spy, Nigel Powers. Austin stops in 1975 to “connect” with an old girlfriend, detective Foxxy Cleopatra, and asks for her assistance in tracking down the villains and saving his father as he chases Dr. Evil, Mini-Me, and Goldmember through time.
7. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
Director- Frank Oz
The Muppets fly to Manhattan after graduating from college to have their musical “Manhattan Melodies” produced. The gang splits up if this does not happen. Miss Piggy is envious of Kermit’s friendship with Jenny, believing that he has found a new girlfriend. Rowlf now works as a vet secretary, Fozzie lives in a cave, and Miss Piggy works at a hotel with her lover, but they were fired, and Miss Piggy now lives next door to Kermit and Jenny at Pete’s. Ronny Coleman, a producer-in-training, pledges to produce Jenny and Kermit’s show when they find him. The trio returns to Manhattan, but Kermit loses his memory after being hit by a car in delight, and he now works as an ad maker alongside other frogs. They try to resurrect Kermit’s memory after he is discovers at Pete’s.
Ideally, a sequel should pick up the action right where the first movie left off. It should tell a story of escalating conflict and its climax should provide a compelling reason for the story to continue. The second part of most comedy movies fails to fulfill such criteria. In some cases, they offer a better plot but weaker jokes, in other cases vice versa – stronger jokes but poorer plot or characters. therefore, we gathered together 7 best comedy sequels that were better than first part .