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Top 5 movie trilogies 
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I'll count either direct-sequel trilogies or thematic trilogies. I've also got 6 rather than 5, as I couldn't decide which one to clip.

- The Godfather
- The Lord of the Rings
- Three Colours
- Godard's 'Trilogy of the sublime' (Passion, First Name: Carmen, Hail Mary)
- Jason Bourne
- Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series)


Wed May 11, 2011 3:30 am
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I liked the first Bourne film, but the sequels were subpar at best as they had that ultra-annoying shaky-cam technique that made every fight scene dman near incomprehensible. one of the more underrated trilogies for me is Maniac Cop.


Wed May 11, 2011 3:36 am
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The Toy Story trilogy of course and The Godfather trilogy are the obvious ones. I'd also add the Mad Max trilogy,

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5. Inarritu's "Death" Trilogy
4. Indiana Jones
3. Toy Story
2. The Three Colors Trilogy
1. The Lord of the Rings


Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:31 pm
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Post Re: Top 5 movie trilogies
**UPDATED** My Top Ten movie trilogies:

1. The Lord of the Rings
2. Star Wars - The Original Trilogy
3. The Godfather
4. Toy Story
5. Back to the Future
6. Mad Max
7. Red Riding
8. Batman 2.0
9. Star Wars - The Prequel Trilogy
10. The Musketeers ("The Three Musketeers" / "The Four Musketeers"/ "The Return of the Musketeers")

Honorable Mentions: The Chronicles of Narnia; James Bond 2.0; Jason Bourne; Harry Palmer ("The Ipcress File" / "Funeral in Berlin" / "Billion-Dollar Brain"); The Matrix

Former entries that are no longer eligible because a fourth movie was made: Indiana Jones; The Terminator; Hannibal Lecter ("Red Dragon" / "The Silence of the Lambs" / "Hannibal"); Die Hard


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Lord of the Rings
Toy Story
The Human Condition
Star Wars IV - VI
Three Colors

The Kobayashi "Human Condition" trilogy would be #1 if it ended with more than a prolonged whimper.

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IMHO
1) Jason Bourne
2) The Goodfather
3) Nolan's Batman
4) Mad Max
5) The Matrix

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Post Re: Top 5 movie trilogies
5. Mad Max
4. Star Wars (original trilogy)
3. The Godfather
2. Toy Story
1. Lord of the Rings

If the 3rd Bill and Ted movie turns out to be any good, it might push Mad Max off my list.


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Post Re: Top 5 movie trilogies
**Updated yet again** :oops:

1. The Lord of the Rings
2. Star Wars - The Original Trilogy
3. The Godfather
4. Toy Story
5. Back to the Future
6. Jesse and Céline ("Before Sunrise" / "Before Sunset" / "Before Midnight")
7. Mad Max
8. Red Riding
9. Batman 2.0
10. Star Wars - The Prequel Trilogy


Honorable mentions: The Musketeers ("The Three Musketeers" / "The Four Musketeers"/ "The Return of the Musketeers"); The Chronicles of Narnia; James Bond 2.0; Jason Bourne; Harry Palmer ("The Ipcress File" / "Funeral in Berlin" / "Billion-Dollar Brain")

Former entries that are no longer eligible because a fourth movie was made: Indiana Jones; The Terminator; Hannibal Lecter ("Red Dragon" / "The Silence of the Lambs" / "Hannibal"); Die Hard


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Post Re: Top 5 movie trilogies
H.I. McDonough wrote:
Seeing as a lot of trilogies have now been converted to tetralogies these past couple years, my list now looks like this:

5. Star Wars (Prequels -- agreed....unfairly maligned)
4. Mad Max
3. Back to the Future
2. The Godfather
1. [tie] The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars (Originals)

'Concept' trilogies don't count for me. (Sorry, Three Colors, Man with No Name, Bergman Silence of God trilogy, Van Sant Death trilogy, etc.)


The Three Colors movies are at least linked together, so they count for me.

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