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    The Greatest Movie Trilogy Of All-Time--Pick One

    Stars Wars can count, but it has to be 1-3, 4-6 or 6-9. Hell, even Indiana Jones (you can forget about IV, which wasn't even that bad, imho).

    I'm tempted to go with Back to the Future, as those movies are just so much fun.

    But for me, there is no real other choice than The Godfather trilogy. I and II are two of the greatest movies ever made and III is excellent too, if not quite as great.

    Here is a good list.
    Last edited by GulDukat; 06-20-2020 at 06:46 AM.

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    Really can't go wrong with The Lord of the Rings (not the Hobbit!) trilogy. Epic & well done. Even if Peter Jackson did ignore the burning of the Shire.

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    Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan
    Star Trek III The Search for Spock
    Star Trek IV The Voyage Home

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndItKeepsRepeating View Post
    Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan
    Star Trek III The Search for Spock
    Star Trek IV The Voyage Home
    The odd number Treks get a lot of shit, but I think TMP (first movie) is one of the best and I liked 3 and the flawed 5.

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    TRansfORMers

    Seriously though, Back to the Future is a good call.

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    Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Don’t @ me.

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    Objectively: The Godfather trilogy. Even if part 3 is weaker (Sofia, stick to directing, tyvm)

    Subjectively: The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Although an argument could be made that it's really a 10+ hours long movie with too many endings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marodi View Post
    Objectively: The Godfather trilogy. Even if part 3 is weaker (Sofia, stick to directing, tyvm)
    If Winona Ryder had played Mary Corleone and if Robert Duvall had reprised his role as Tom Hagen, Godfather III would have been better received.

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    Quote Originally Posted by october_midnight View Post
    Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Don’t @ me.
    I thought hard about the Dark Knight trilogy. Went for LOTR because of the sheer magic of it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbie solo View Post
    I didn't know that there was a Problem Child 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GulDukat View Post
    I didn't know that there was a Problem Child 3.

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    It's a tough call, but: Star Wars

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    Holy Grail / Life of Brian / Meaning of Life

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    The Cornetto Trilogy:
    Shaun Of The Dead
    Hot Fuzz
    The World's End

    or

    The Apocalypse Trilogy:
    The Thing
    Prince Of Darkness
    In The Mouth Of Madness

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    Another horror great trilogy:

    The Evil Dead
    Evil Dead 2
    Army of Darkness

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    This thread reminds me that I've never seen the Vengeance trilogy:

    Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
    Oldboy
    Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

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    The Mighty Ducks. I’m not joking either. It takes me back to my childhood. Saw them all in theaters. I still watch them and crack up constantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizfan View Post
    This thread reminds me that I've never seen the Vengeance trilogy:

    Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
    Oldboy
    Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
    Oldboy is AMAZING, Lady Vengeance is great, Mr. Vengeance is just ok.

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    Star Wars OT is *the* trilogy sk let's get that out of the way... Pretty deserving. Definitely good, iconic.... Probably the best. It's the first thing that comes to my mind when the idea of a trilogy comes up, and it's the reason so many fantasy and sci fi franchises since have attempted to emulate that three movie structure


    The Dollars Trilogy: all of those are great.

    Guillermo Del Toro's "Trilogy" not a trilogy in the linear story sense but referred to as such because of thematic overlap: Kronos, The Devil's Backbone, Pans Labyrinth. These are all great movies.

    Also, this may be incindiery, but the Lord of the rings movies kind of suck. The books are great, maybe someday they will get a do over. I just rewatched those.

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    The latest Planet of the Apes trilogy was pretty excellent. Matt Reeves didn't monkey around.

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    Back to the Future and LOTR; they're perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GulDukat View Post
    I didn't know that there was a Problem Child 3.
    I had seen it as a kid. Gilbert Gottfried played a psychotic dentist. Not an ideal family movie, trust me.

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    The Naked Gun perhaps? :-)

    (selected with the help of this article yep)

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    Lord of the Rings (Extended Editions) is the GOAT. I also love Nolanís Batman trilogy.

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    Scream, Scream 2, Scream 4

    i used to love 3 but rewatching it a couple times recently as an adult it does not hold up as a "good film" the way the other three do. so maybe i'm breaking the rules a little but if you watch 1, 2, & 4, you still have a cohesive through-line that's relatively unaffected by the events of 3.

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    Die Hard 1, 2, 3 (the others do not exist to me)

    Romero's Dead Trilogy (the others don't exist to me -- although Land of the Dead can be fun...sometimes)

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    I'm surprised nobody's pulled out the edge and named one of the Lars Von Trier trilogies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reznor2112 View Post
    Die Hard 1, 2, 3


    they're so good.

    recently tried to re-watch 4 and WOW they really turned him from a lovable, reluctant hero into a misogynistic douchebag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post


    they're so good.

    recently tried to re-watch 4 and WOW they really turned him from a lovable, reluctant hero into a misogynistic douchebag.
    Can't retweet this enough -- 4 and 5 just suck -- only redeeming quality of 4 is Timothy Olyphant who is a fun actor to watch on-screen. re-watched 3 (with a Vengeance) and John McTiernan brought something exciting to the movies

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