We often talk about movie sequels. Which are better, which are unnecessary, and so on. However, what about the flip side of the sequel? We’re talking about the prequel. A prequel is a movie that takes place chronologically before a previous movie in a series. As such, while the movie comes out later, it takes place earlier. Prequels also sometimes happen in the middle of a series, which makes things even more complicated.
We decided to look at the history of the prequels to find the best of the bunch. In doing so, we realized that being considered one of the best prequels of all time is a bit overwhelming with low praise. Even some of the best prequels aren’t that good. Nonetheless, these are the best movie prequels, for better or for worse.