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Seven Movie Spin-Offs Worth Watching, From ‘Creed’ to ‘Machete’

Sequels and remakes aren't the only ways to expand a film's legacy, but solid spin-offs are still rare. Here are some standouts that break the mold.

Creed

“Creed”

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For all the complaints about Hollywood’s reliance on existing intellectual property, film spin-offs are surprisingly rare. Every summer brings its share of sequels and reboots, but new films starring characters from other films are still largely-uncharted territory.

Last week’s release of “Fast and Furious” spinoff “Hobbs & Shaw” resulted in solid box office returns and plenty of critical love for a spin-off actually done well. But while we’ve yet to see a film that reaches the heights of a television take like, oh, “Frasier,” there are still plenty of spin-offs worth watching. If you’ve already seen “Hobbs & Shaw,” keep reading for seven more.

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