Movies and Shows that Sound Like Sequels, But Aren't

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1. 28 Days (2000)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

46 Metascore

A big-city newspaper columnist is forced to enter a drug and alcohol rehab center after ruining her sister's wedding and crashing a stolen limousine.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 47,441 | Gross: $37.17M

2. 28 Days Later... (2002)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer

Votes: 393,778 | Gross: $45.06M

3. Alphas (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Alphas is a science fiction drama focusing on a team that investigates people with supernatural abilities.

Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 28,421

4. Betas (2013–2014)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

In Silicon Valley, the right algorithm can make you a king. And these four friends think they've finally cracked the code.

Stars: Joe Dinicol, Karan Soni, Jon Daly, Charlie Saxton

Votes: 2,848

5. Alice (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

67 Metascore

A spoiled Manhattan housewife re-evaluates her life after visiting a Chinatown healer.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Joe Mantegna, June Squibb

Votes: 14,020 | Gross: $7.33M

6. Still Alice (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.

Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland | Stars: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth

Votes: 130,602 | Gross: $18.75M

7. Before Midnight (2013)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed

Votes: 149,177 | Gross: $8.11M

8. After Midnight (1989)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

A college class, Psychology of Fear, has a new teacher who believes that you have to feel fear to understand it. A group of students convene at the teacher's house, where scary stories are told.

Directors: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat | Stars: Jillian McWhirter, Pamela Adlon, Ramy Zada, Judie Aronson

Votes: 1,826 | Gross: $0.08M

9. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 345,041 | Gross: $25.38M

10. Manhood (2003)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

A black comedy about a reformed womanizer who struggles to keep his family together.

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Nestor Carbonell, John Ritter, Janeane Garofalo, Bonnie Bedelia

Votes: 272

11. Summer of 84 (2018)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

57 Metascore

After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.

Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell | Stars: Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, Cory Gruter-Andrew

Votes: 37,486 | Gross: $0.09M

12. Summer of 85 (2020)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

French teenager Alexis's boat capsizes, and he is rescued by David, who ends up as his boyfriend.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Félix Lefebvre, Benjamin Voisin, Philippine Velge, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Votes: 6,909

13. 8 (2012 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama, History

Live chronicle of the landmark federal trial of California's Prop. 8 using the actual court transcripts and first-hand interviews.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Dustin Lance Black, David Boies, Matt Bomer

Votes: 543

14. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

91 Metascore

A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

Votes: 113,799 | Gross: $0.05M

15. 9 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 79 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

60 Metascore

A rag doll that awakens in a postapocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation.

Director: Shane Acker | Stars: Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 136,540 | Gross: $31.74M

16. 10 (1979)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

68 Metascore

A Hollywood composer goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy, newly married woman.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews, Robert Webber

Votes: 17,217 | Gross: $74.87M

17. 9 to 5 (1980)

PG | 109 min | Comedy

58 Metascore

Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.

Director: Colin Higgins | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 30,685 | Gross: $103.29M

18. 5 to 7 (2014)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

An aspiring novelist enters into a relationship with a woman, though there's just one catch: She's married and the couple can only meet between the hours of 5 and 7 each evening.

Director: Victor Levin | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Olivia Thirlby, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 19,726 | Gross: $0.12M

19. Quartet (2012)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

64 Metascore

At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Composer Giuseppe Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean (Dame Maggie Smith), an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

Director: Dustin Hoffman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay

Votes: 19,789 | Gross: $18.39M

20. Quintet (1979)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called "Quintet." For one small group, this obsession is not enough; they play the game with living pieces ... and only the winner survives.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Paul Newman, Vittorio Gassman, Fernando Rey, Bibi Andersson

Votes: 3,184

21. The Harvey Girls (1946)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

65 Metascore

On a train trip West to become a mail-order bride, Susan Bradley (Judy Garland) meets a cheery crew of young women travelling out to open a "Harvey House" restaurant at a remote whistle-stop.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, John Hodiak, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 3,877

22. Harvey Girls Forever! (2018–2020)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Animated series targeted at girls ages 9 through 12, where kids do whatever they want in their favorite place --- the one and only Harvey Street.

Stars: Lauren Lapkus, Stephanie Lemelin, Kelly McCreary, Grey Griffin

Votes: 235

23. Yesterday (III) (2019)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

55 Metascore

A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino, Ellise Chappell

Votes: 138,593 | Gross: $73.29M

24. Tomorrow (2015)

G | 118 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

The world"s climate is changing. Instead of showing the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions.

Directors: Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent | Stars: Anthony Barnosky, Olivier De Schutter, Cyril Dion, Emmanuel Druon

Votes: 3,345 | Gross: $0.04M

25. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok

Votes: 430,190 | Gross: $186.74M

26. Quigley (2003)

G | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A despicable person is reincarnated as a dog in order to atone for his life's big mistakes.

Director: William Byron Hillman | Stars: Gary Busey, Oz Perkins, Curtis Armstrong, Christopher Atkins

Votes: 499

27. Quigley Down Under (1990)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

51 Metascore

Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman, Chris Haywood

Votes: 21,386 | Gross: $21.41M

28. My Side of the Mountain (1969)

G | 100 min | Adventure, Family

As young Sam Gribley runs away he learns about nature.

Director: James B. Clark | Stars: Ted Eccles, Theodore Bikel, Tudi Wiggins, Paul Hébert

Votes: 1,032

29. The Other Side of the Mountain (1975)

PG | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Young ski champion Jill Kinmont is left paralyzed after a tragic skiing accident. Her best friend suffers the same fate after contracting polio. Jill must slowly put her life back together again with the help of those close to her.

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Marilyn Hassett, Beau Bridges, Belinda Montgomery, Nan Martin

Votes: 1,029 | Gross: $34.67M



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