What are the best movie franchises of all time?

Seeing Avengers Endgame got me thinking

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 29, 2019 - 7:42 am
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What is the best movie series of all time?  I started wondering that after seeing Avengers Endgame over the weekend.

This movie brought together some 20 previous films.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I cheered. I laughed. I did indeed cry.  If you have watched all of the other movies, you should love this one.  It brings so much together and goes deep on many of the characters and relationships.  There are long periods between action scenes, but that did not bother me at all. 

Ranker.com says the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes is as the number six best franchise of all time.

It puts Harry Potter above it at #5, Toy Story at #4, Dark Knight at #3, Lord of the Rings at #2 and Star Wars at #1.

Here is the full list...

What did the listeners to the Early Edition of WWL First News think? 

We had a wide variety that spanned everything from Cheech and Chong to Bourne and The Matrix to Caddyshack.  There were plenty of others too.

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Here is what they texted to 870870 this morning:

  • Jason Bourne series
  • Bravehart
  • Predator
  • Rambo
  • Alien
  • Jaws
  • The Debbie Does series
  • Toy story
  • Bourne Series
  • There's only one that stands alone... The Godfather
  • The entire Godzilla series, except that 1988 movie with Matthew Broderick which sucked.
  • Dumb and dumber
  • Scary movie
  • Back to Future
  • terminator
  • Caddy shack
  • How to train your dragon
  • The simpsons
  • Star Trek movies
  • Back to the future
  • Matrix
  • Vacation
  • Bourne
  • Good Fellows
  • Taboo
  • Indiana Jones
  • Taken
  • Nightmare on elm street 
  • Expendables 
  • John Wick
  • Kill Bill. Hoping for a 3rd installment.
  • Rush hour
  • Die Hard
  • Pirates Johnny drop
  • Friday the 13th
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Ernest movies .
  • ThornBirds
  • Spaceballs
  • Underworld
  • My Cousin Vinny!!
  • Jaws
  • John Wick
  • Tremors
  • Lethal weapon
  • Ma and Pa Kettle series
  • Hangover
  • Bond, James Bond
  • Lord of the rings
  • Cheech and Chong
  • Harry Potter
  • Godfather
  • James Bond series
  • Jeepers creepers.
  • Kung fu panda
  • Ghostbuster lol
  • star wars except then prequels they suck
  • The Godfather "series".
  • Sopranos
  • People are going to say Lord of the Rings Harry Potter Hunger Games Star Wars and all that Avenger crap
  • The Godfather
  • Startrac
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Original Star wars trilogy
  • The matrix of course and fast and furious is pretty good
  • Star wars... just wait till the last Jedi
  • Police academy
  • Lord of the rings and the hobbit
  • Star Wars
  • Lord of the rings
  • Alien series
  • Jason Borne series.
  • The Bourne series
  • Children of the corn
  • Star Wars
  • John wick!!
     
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