Metacritic has released a list of the highest-rated movie franchises of all time, according to critical reviews.
Mad Max has topped the list, followed by Middle-earth in second place and Harry Potter in third.
Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hunger Games and Mission: Impossible also made the top 10.
- The best film of every year since 2000, according to reviews
- The countless oddities of the Rotten Tomatoes Top 100 of all time
The lowest-ranked franchise in the list is Highlander, at number 66, while Underworld, Resident Evil, Death Wish and Transformers are also in the bottom 10.
To create the list, Metacritic calculated the average 'Metascore' for each film in a franchise and ranked them. A Metascore is found by averaging the reviews by major critics, which are each converted to a percentage format.
However, horror franchises have been omitted from the list (they're getting their own one later), as have animated films.
The top 25 movie franchises according to Metacritic are as follows:
1. Mad Max
2. Middle-earth (Lord Of The Rings/Hobbit)
3. Harry Potter/Wizarding World
4. Mission: Impossible
5. Star Wars
7. Marvel Cinematic Universe
tie/8. The Hunger Games
tie/8. Millennium Series
10. Indiana Jones
12. The Muppets
13. Ocean's Eleven
15. Star Trek
tie/16. Hannibal Lecter
tie/16. Planet of the Apes
20. James Bond
23. Dirty Harry
24. View Askewniverse (Jay & Silent Bob)
25. Jack Ryan
The full list can be viewed at Metacritic.com.