There's no question that franchises currently dominate Hollywood. Every year sequels, spin-offs, and reboots manage to dominate the box office and bring out audiences in droves. Between the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Fast and Furious series, Star Wars, and several others, being a fan has become a full-time job.

That said, not every franchise is as successful as those aforementioned series. Despite the persistence of studios and filmmakers, some beloved series seem to have simply run out of gas -- except they haven't realized it yet. To make sense of it all, we have compiled a list of six long-running Hollywood franchises that definitely need to be put out to pasture for good. Check out our list, and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

The Terminator Saga

There's no question that The Terminator franchise will go down in the annals of science fiction history as a watershed moment for the genre. That said, it's time to let go of it and move on. The series peaked in 1984 or 1991 (depending on who you ask), and each of the three films that have debuted since Terminator 2: Judgment Day has incrementally chipped away at the franchise's reputation. One could make an easy case that the series has potential to live on in a TV environment, but it's becoming harder and harder to justify the existence of this franchise in the silver screen landscape. 2015's Terminator: Genisys was the final nail in the coffin; it's time to terminate The Terminator.

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