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8 Best Number 8 Films In A Franchise

The not-so-Hateful eight of eight.

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If you'd have told any teenage film fan back in 2001 that The Fast And The Furious would be the first part of the one of the most successful film franchises in history, they'd have spat their alcopops in your face.

But here we are, with the F&F family (drinking game idea: do a shot whenever someone says "family" in the franchise, and see if you need your stomach pumped at the end) inexplicably now on their eighth entry with the ridiculously titled The Fate Of The Furious.

Credit where credit's due though, because to make it to number eight in a film series, and still have an audience coming back for more, is a pretty impressive feat. Even the Police Academy franchise never unlocked this particular achievement, and everyone knows that the Police Academy series is just plain awesome.

And whilst we eagerly wait for Steve Guttenberg to reboot the Citizens on Patrol scheme, it's well worth looking back at which film franchises have managed to reach the eighth part of their respective stories without losing the plot, or their audience, in the process.

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