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  • Marcus Dixon
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    #191865

    Are there any Best Picture winners that you’d like to see given the Hollywood sequel treatment? A couple sequels have won Best Picture, of course — “The Godfather Part II” (1974) and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003) — but we’re wondering about stand-alone winners that deserve a continuation in the form of a sequel or prequel. What Best Picture winners come to mind?

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    Halo_Insider
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    Gladiator 2: Battle of Heaven

    Crash 2 (or, the Unexpected Virtue of Intolerance)

    Terms of Endearment 3: Because you totally forgot we already did a sequel to this, Didn’t you?

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    DamianWayne
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    Unforgiven could have a good sequel.

    Other than that, none of them. Unless you were coming up with stuff for LOL’s sake. Then all of them. 

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    Tye-Grr
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    ‘Billion Dollar Baby’. Swank had a secret daughter she put up for adoption so she could pursue her boxing career who seeks her out only to find Eastwood’s character who fills her in on her mother’s fate. She then wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps, and after some push back from Eastwood, he reluctantly agrees to train her. Shailene Woodley plays the daughter. It sweeps the Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress for Shailene Woodley, and Eastwood finally wins Best Actor. Morgan Freeman also becomes the first actor to win two Oscars for the same character when he once again takes Supporting Actor.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    While I’ve generally found Best Picture sequels to be ok, (French Connection 2, The Rocky series, the Hannibal series, Titanic: The Legend Goes On, etc.) there aren’t many that wouldn’t be slightly laughable at the thought of a sequel. One that I would love to see would be Gladiator. Though SPOILER the ending doesn’t allow for the original leads to return SPOILER DONE, there could be a very interesting story to tell about the aftermath of Maximus’ actions. I would of course want Ridley Scott to direct, and considering his current streak of sadly quite mediocre films, I would imagine he would jump at the opportunity to revisit this property if the script is of a high enough quality.

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    Cheshire
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    The First Emperor
    The Second Greatest Show on Earth
    Shakespeare in Love Again
    Out of Africa 2: Back in Africa
     

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    Atypical
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    There’s actually a sequel to “Forrest Gump” that Winston Groom wrote
    called “Gump & Co.,” which details the later decades of Forrest
    Gump’s life. He’s stumbling through history again and dealing with all
    of the events of the first book and film. Tom Hanks could do some of
    this, but parts of the novel he’s aged out of (and in a meta moment in the book, Forrest Gump actually meets Tom Hanks lol!). It was going to be a
    legitimate film a decade or so ago. Eric Roth wrote a treatment and
    everything. It might not make it to BP, but I think Hanks would be a
    safe bet for a nomination if it’s done properly.

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    Malick
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    Ordinary People. The sequel would be called The Admission of Guilt.

    (SPOILER) In the sequel Conrad and Calvin are many years removed from the painful adjustment due to Beth’s abandonment. This all changes when Beth walks back into their lives as Conrad is going through a difficult divorce and Calvin is illustrating the early symptoms of dementia. The question at the center of this film would be, is there such a thing as being too late to try and make amends?

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