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'Taken 2' better than the first? 15 sequels that topped the originals

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Taken 2 certainly had a great second weekend, but is it good enough to join the ranks of sequels that prove that sometimes, the second time truly is the charm? From Frankenstein’s betrothed to the Caped Crusader of Gotham City, here are 15 motion pictures that definitely make the cut: 

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)

Part gothic horror film and part black comedy, James Whale’s sequel to Frankenstein (1931) managed to slip in sly allusions to homosexuality and necrophilia, and introduced one of cinema’s most visually memorable characters: The Bride (Elsa Lanchester), with her frizzled lightning-bolt hairdo. —John Young

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