Science fiction has always been an intriguing and interesting topic in pop culture. People can take their imagination to the next level. Thinking of what could be if time travel was possible. What if earth was not the only planet with life? One can let their imagination run wild. With sci-fi all of this is possible. There have been numerous successful movies in this genre. Some movies have been standalone while some with the success of one have produced numerous sequels turning into money generating franchises. Here is the list of top sci-fi franchises ever based on how successful and popular the movies were (even if there were one or two movies in the series aren’t great).
12. Tron franchise (1982-2010)
Imaging being sucked into the game you are playing. You need to survive and then find a way to get out of it. The idea might not seem too far-fetched or new right now but at that time in 1982, it was something really new and the movie went on to become a cult classic. Starring Jeff Bridges as the programmer who gets sucked into his game, the film is sci-fi at its best. Even with limited visual technologies, the film was well received overall but it took 28 years and development of CGI to make a sequel. ‘Tron Legacy’ in 2010 was visually stunning with some really amazing action sequences. Jeff Bridges reprised his role as Kevin Flynn. The story revolves around his son trying to find him in the grid after receiving a cryptic message. The Tron franchise has a lot of other media in addition to the movies but the fans would really like to see a third film soon.
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11. Men in Black franchise (1997-2012)
Men in Black is a covert agency which polices over aliens living on earth and looks after alien threats on earth. We follow the journey of two MiB agents, Agent K and Agent J throughout the three films stretched across 14 years. The film is funny, quirky and with some crazy action scenes. The ‘Men in Black’ films have been loved by the audiences. With excellent actors like Tommy Lee Jones playing the always serious Agent K and snippy mouth Agent J played by Will Smith, it’s no surprise that Men in Black has been successful. The first movie released in 1997, followed by its sequel in 2002 and then a third after a 10 year gap in 2012. There are current talks about ‘Men in Black’ having a cross-over with the ‘Jump Street’ series!