I thought that the first Night at the Museum was pretty good, but I absolutely adored the sequel, due to the expanded roles of my two favorite characters (Jedediah and Octavius), and the friendship cuteness that came with it. The hourglass scenes stands out in particular.
Expanded friendship cuteness is also why I adore The Night Strangler more than The Night Stalker (not to be confused with Kolchak: the Night Stalker, which was the TV series that takes place after The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler movies) that preceded it. Carl and Tony did not seem to have that close friendship in The Night Stalker that they would have later on in the timeline--you only see the shades of it at the very end. But in The Night Strangler... well, the movie practically begins with Tony happening to find a half-drunk Carl in a Seattle press bar, and after a brief reunion (Carl's cheery exclamation of "Vincenzo!!!!" is too cute for words), Tony gets Carl a job. Their expanded friendship becomes apparent throughout the movie, too--though they do suffer a falling out at the end (as some friendships sometimes do in reality), they patch things up fairly quickly and start roadtripping together across the country. And the friendship cuteness continues in the series proper, where they are clearly even closer friends.