Top Gun: Maverick, the follow-up to the popular 1986 film Top Gun, is smashing all previous records at the box office. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise), one of the Navy’s finest pilots, continues to be the focus of Top Gun: Maverick. He is given the duty of training a group of young pilots to carry out a dangerous mission, which will put Maverick’s experience and confidence to the test. The most recent in a long line of classic sequels—Top Gun: Maverick—has recently emerged as a studio favourite. Here are seven classic movie sequels that Top Gun: Maverick fans will like.
1. TRON: Legacy (2010)
Director- Joseph Krasinski
The talented computer programmer Kevin Flynn inexplicably vanishes at the height of his spectacular career. Just leaving behind Sam, his wide-eyed only child. Now, some two decades later, events will take an unexpected turn when a perplexing message from an unlikely source transposes a disillusioned and rebellious Sam into his father’s digital invention. It is governed by Clu, Kevin’s authoritarian doppelgänger. Undoubtedly, Quorra—a courageous and relentless survivor—is Sam’s only ally in this huge and perilous technological cosmos.
2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Director- George Miller
Max Rockatansky, a lone post-apocalyptic survivor, fights to remain one step ahead of the water-controlling tyrant Immortan Joe’s marauding gangs, the Wild Boys. After narrowly escaping in the desolate wastelands of the dystopian Wasteland. The fearless warrior Imperator Furiosa, one of Joe’s elite lieutenants, has just departed the Citadel in her fully armoured War Rig vehicle. Taking with her a priceless quintet of wives. Max will soon come into contact with her. Now, Max and Furiosa, an odd duo, are being pursued by the mighty ruler and his armies of fanatical zealots.
3. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
Director- J.J. Abrams
The Empire has disappeared. The First Order, which sprang from the ruins of Darth Vader’s legacy in its place and seeks to establish its dominance throughout the galaxy, has taken its place. However, The First Order is attempting to track down Luke Skywalker, the final Jedi, and eliminate him from the galaxy. The Resistance dispatches seasoned X-Wing pilot Poe Dameron to locate Skywalker in an effort to buy time for Luke. The First Order and The Resistance are racing against time and oppression to identify the finest Jedi in the galaxy before it’s too late. The future of the cosmos is in jeopardy.
4. Creed (2015)
Director- Ryan Coogler
Young Adonis Johnson lost his mother, and as a result of his repeated misbehaviour, he spent time in foster care or juvenile incarceration. He is informed by a woman who visits him one day that his father was her late husband. Apollo Creed, her husband, is a champion boxer. He feels the desire to be a boxer like his father. Even though she would take him in and educate him. In Philadelphia, he approaches Rocky Balboa and requests that Rocky coach him. Rocky attempts to persuade him otherwise, but he must do it.
5. Blade Runner 20149 (2017)
Director- Denis Villeneuve
The powerful Tyrell Corporation is ruled by the idealistic scientist Niander Wallace in 2049. The bioengineered replicants known as Nexus-9 appear to have assimilated into society with ease. LAPD officer “K,” a member of the new generation of Blade Runners, is on a mission to exterminate the outmoded rebellious Nexus models. He discovers a perilous, well-kept secret that has the potential to seriously destabilise the world’s already precarious security. As “K” works to put the puzzle pieces together, he gradually realises that one man. The retired Rick Deckard from Blade Runner (1982), who has either vanished or gone underground. It’s the key to solving the mystery.
6. Halloween (2018)
Director- David Gordon Green
Laurie Strode, a lucky survivor, has spent the last 40 years preparing for yet another encounter with the crazed serial murderer out of fear of having to face Michael, the guy who has devastated her life. Her concerns are realised in 2018, four agonising decades after the Haddonfield massacre and the terrible events of Halloween (1978), as Myers escapes from Dr. Sartain’s care in Smith’s Grove Sanitarium. Even though nobody seems to believe in the reality of pure evil at this point, Michael’s butcher knife has the final say, and Laurie is determined to defend herself and put an end to the town’s nightmare.
7. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)
Director- Jason Reitman
In the movie Afterlife, a single woman moves to a small village with her two kids and learns that their recently departed grandfather was none other than the renowned Ghostbuster Egon Spengler. With the right number of nods to the original movie, Jason Reitman masterfully combines the Ghostbusters mythology with the kid’s adventure flicks of the 1980s to create a joyful and amusing viewing.
So what are the best classic movie sequels? A lot of people would probably agree that The Godfather: Part II and The Dark Knight are among the best, if not the two best. Perhaps that’s what makes them so special—with more modern films, a sequel is rarely better than the original, but in these cases, it might just be true.