Most Popular "Prequel" Titles
- Movies or TV
- IMDb Rating
- In Theaters
- Release Year
1. Bumblebee (2018)
12 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
Votes: 36,885 | Gross: $111.28M
3. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
12 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.
Votes: 194,730 | Gross: $213.77M
4. Black Panther (2018)
12 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.
Votes: 445,489 | Gross: $700.06M
5. The Predator (2018)
16 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled scientist can prevent the end of the human race.
Votes: 77,745 | Gross: $51.02M
6. Young Sheldon (2017– )
AL | 30 min | Comedy
Meet a child genius named Sheldon Cooper; (already seen as an adult in The Big Bang Theory (2007)) and his family. Some unique challenges face Sheldon who seems socially impaired.
7. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
9 | 133 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Votes: 347,837 | Gross: $234.04M
8. Wonder Woman (2017)
12 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Votes: 461,279 | Gross: $412.56M
9. Smallville (2001–2011)
MG6 | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.
10. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
16 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.
Votes: 756,647 | Gross: $153.64M
11. Red Dead Redemption II (2018 Video Game)
18 | Action, Adventure, Crime
After a robbery goes wrong in the western town of Blackwater USA, Arthur Morgan and the Van Der Linde gang must escape the law and make sure they survive.
12. Star Wars: Rogue One (2016)
12 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.
Votes: 459,255 | Gross: $532.18M
13. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966)
12 | 161 min | Western
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.
Votes: 606,310 | Gross: $6.10M
14. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
12 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the 1980s the X-Men must defeat an ancient all-powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur, who intends to thrive through bringing destruction to the world.
Votes: 340,543 | Gross: $155.44M
15. Bates Motel (2013–2017)
12 | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A contemporary prequel to Psycho, giving a portrayal of how Norman Bates' psyche unravels through his teenage years, and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.
16. Hannibal (2013–2015)
16 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.
17. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
12 | 118 min | Action, Adventure
In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. He then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Votes: 394,929 | Gross: $179.87M
18. De Hobbit: Een onverwachte reis (2012)
12 | 169 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.
Votes: 710,503 | Gross: $303.00M
19. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
12 | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
Votes: 971,093 | Gross: $57.30M
20. Alien: Covenant (2017)
16 | 122 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.
Votes: 217,747 | Gross: $74.26M
21. Kong: Skull Island (2017)
12 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.
Votes: 224,668 | Gross: $168.05M
22. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
AL | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.
Votes: 639,651 | Gross: $474.54M
23. The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
12 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Eric and fellow warrior Sara, raised as members of ice Queen Freya's army, try to conceal their forbidden love as they fight to survive the wicked intentions of both Freya and her sister Ravenna.
Votes: 84,731 | Gross: $48.39M
24. Star Trek: The Future Begins (2009)
12 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.
Votes: 551,474 | Gross: $257.73M
25. Pan (2015)
9 | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Twelve-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be for ever known as Peter Pan.
Votes: 54,796 | Gross: $35.09M
26. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
6 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.
27. De Hobbit: De Slag van Vijf Legers (2014)
12 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy
Bilbo and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.
Votes: 429,323 | Gross: $255.12M
28. The First Purge (2018)
16 | 98 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
America's third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given to anyone who does.
Votes: 34,772 | Gross: $69.09M
29. Prometheus (I) (2012)
16 | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.
Votes: 531,036 | Gross: $126.48M
30. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
12 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
Votes: 605,046 | Gross: $233.92M
31. The Terminator (1984)
16 | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A seemingly indestructible android is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.
Votes: 713,047 | Gross: $38.40M
32. X-Men: First Class (2011)
12 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the 1960s, superpowered humans Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr work together to find others like them, but Erik's vengeful pursuit of an ambitious mutant who ruined his life causes a schism to divide them.
Votes: 596,021 | Gross: $146.41M
33. De Hobbit: de Woestenij van Smaug (2013)
12 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy
The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.
Votes: 556,458 | Gross: $258.37M
34. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
12 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.
Votes: 625,661 | Gross: $380.26M
35. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
12 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.
Votes: 426,656 | Gross: $179.88M
36. The Thing (I) (2011)
16 | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.
Votes: 109,791 | Gross: $16.93M
37. Red Dragon (2002)
16 | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
Votes: 228,117 | Gross: $93.15M
38. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
16 | 102 min | Action, Fantasy, War
Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Votes: 258,092 | Gross: $106.58M
39. Insidious: The Last Key (2018)
16 | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet, as she is drawn back to her ghostly childhood home, where the terror began.
Votes: 38,538 | Gross: $67.35M
40. Annabelle: Creation (2017)
16 | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
Votes: 84,400 | Gross: $102.09M
41. Robin Hood (2010)
12 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 12th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power.
Votes: 236,206 | Gross: $105.27M
42. Predators (2010)
16 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A group of elite warriors parachute into an unfamiliar jungle and are hunted by members of a merciless alien race.
Votes: 196,318 | Gross: $52.00M
43. The Scorpion King (2002)
12 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A desert warrior rises up against the evil army that is destroying his homeland. He captures the enemy's key sorcerer, takes her deep into the desert and prepares for a final showdown.
Votes: 120,573 | Gross: $91.05M
45. Angels & Demons (2009)
12 | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.
Votes: 247,765 | Gross: $133.38M
46. Monsters Universiteit (2013)
6 | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.
Votes: 284,648 | Gross: $268.49M
47. The Scorpion King: Book of Souls (2018)
16 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The Scorpion King teams up with a female warrior named Tala, who is the sister of The Nubian King. Together they search for a legendary relic known as The Book of Souls, which will allow them to put an end to an evil warlord.
48. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
16 | 99 min | Horror, Thriller
In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business by inviting an evil presence into their home, not realizing how dangerous it is.
Votes: 45,426 | Gross: $34.90M
49. Dracula Untold (2014)
16 | 92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.
Votes: 161,753 | Gross: $56.28M
50. AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
12 | 101 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.
Votes: 170,111 | Gross: $80.28M