‘Ghostbusters’ Movies Ranked from the Worst to the Best

Most movie franchises make a single hit, then follow it with sequels. That isn’t the case with Ghostbusters. The original 1984 movie became one of the decade’s biggest hits. However, the franchise has followed a rocky path ever since, one that includes a direct sequel, a reboot, and a “legacyquel.” Fans continue to debate the merits of each Ghostbusters film. But how do they compare to each other? Let’s take a closer look.

Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Bill Murray in ‘Ghostbusters’ | Columbia Pictures

4) ‘Ghostbusters II’ (1989)

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson proved to be one of moviegoers’ favorite on-screen teams in the original movie. But this sequel — released five years later — falls short in just about every way. Despite the returns of the principal cast and director Ivan Reitman, Ghostbusters II doesn’t do enough to set itself apart.

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