Movies that are so good that you want and need a part two are films that are typically dubbed as iconic. While many can appreciate a good sequel, a continuation that contains all of the original cast as in the debut film always reigns supreme over a sequel that doesn’t.
I can recall a few movies off the top of my head that desperately need a part two with the same cast members, and somewhat of the same plotline. Below are the deserving flicks.
You Got Served
Starring the popular 2000’s R&B boy band B2K, the group that gave us Omarion, You Got Served is practically the godfather of all 2000’s hip hop dance battle movies. The 2004 film gave us top-notch choreography, solid acting and the phrase “do it for Lil’ Saint.” An idiom often used when encouraging someone to show off their best dance moves, i.e. come on do it for Lil Saint.
While the movie ended happily, resulting in B2K’s and Marques Houston’s fictional dance crews winning the major dance battle alongside the prize money, the movie still should’ve had a sequel. With every original cast member present. You Got Served would have benefitted from an updated film that provided insight into what happened to the lives of the characters after their big win and restored street cred.
There was a second You Got Served released in 2011 titled You Got Served: Beat the World, but it wasn’t anything like the 2004 original nor was it a sufficient sequel. We need a follow-up movie done right, and that means B2K and Marques Houston coming together to do a revamped version of their 2004 iconic film You Got Served. Talks of B2K doing another You Got Served have been circulating since 2019, so hopefully the sequel is already in the works!
The Devil Wears Prada
Back in the day I used to be totally obsessed with the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada because of the stylish fashions worn by all of the main cast. The entire movie fed my inner diva and contributed to my growth as a fashionista as well as sparked my interest in journalism. Watching the Academy award-winning actress Meryl Streep dominate the screen as Miranda Priestly, the powerful slash fear-inducing Editor-in-Chief of the fictional fashion magazine Runway, was inspiring and unforgettable.
Just as unforgettable was Priestly’s (Streep) witty, somewhat catty but brutally honest and overall charming head assistant Emily—portrayed by actress Emily Blunt. While there is a new show with an Emily in Paris, those who are fans of The Devil Wears Prada all know which Emily deserves to be in Paris.
Now the 2006 film is based on the 2003 novel of the same name by author Lauren Weisberger. Although Weisberger’s The Devil Wears Prada was only a one-part novel that was able to be created into a film, a film sequel should’ve been created anyway. I would love to see where Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) landed after quitting being an assistant for Priestly or if Priestly still heads Runway. I, alongside many other fans, need to know if Emily (Blunt) ever made it to Paris with Priestly too.
The memeable, gifable and outright relatable teen classic movie Mean Girls has had Millennials and Gen Z in a complete chokehold since it was released in 2004. Loved and hated, Regina George (Rachel McAdams) was the high school head-honcho that every girl aspired to be, be friends with or take down.
2004 Mean Girls was representative of typical interactions and hierarchies within popular girlfriend groups in high school, hence why it’s still popular until this day. Despite their being a Mean Girls 2 made in 2011, fans are still yearning for a sequel that includes all of the 2004 cast lineup and some storyline continuity. Fans deserve to see what happened to first generation members of the “Plastics” Gretchen Wieners (Lacey Chabert) and Karen Smith (Amanda Seyfried) alongside what became of Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan).
Bring It On
Okay, so there have been numerous Bring It On sequels over the last 10+ years, and each have become iconic in their own way. However, there are no Bring it On follow-up movies that feature the main cast from the debut 2000 Bring It On film—which is needed. Ideally, the sequel would have former rival cheer captains Torrance Shipman (Kirsten Dunst) and Isis (Gabrielle Union) as cheer coaches that happen to cross paths at another major cheerleading competition.
Even if the ideal doesn’t occur, a sequel with the original cast is going to happen nonetheless, according to Union.
“In an interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Union said a Bring It On sequel is “absolutely going to happen” with the original movie’s actors,” according to Screen Rant.