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John Wick - so far
Clearly star wars
The original yes, the prequel movies weirdly went from underrated to overrated and the Disney films are straight trash
The prequels are good. The plot of the bad guys being the exact same situation as the rebels from the original trilogy but the Jedi and the 'good guys' are fighting against them but serving a corrupt government that has largely already transitioned into the Empire in all but name without anyone noticing, is secretly genius. What it faces the most criticism for is the grade school level dialogue, but it's a film made for children that age. The fact that Lucas was able to pack in a political plot that complex but appeal to children is incredible.
The prequels are not good
The fact that Lucas was able to pack in a political plot that complex
The fact that Lucas was able to pack in a political plot that complex
Not really that complex.
Unbreakable Trilogy by M Night
I was looking for this one. This trilogy is truly a masterpiece.
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I made a whole tier list for this question a year ago.
S tier: Lord of the Rings, Star Wars OT, Godfather.
A tier: The Dark Knight, Indiana Jones, Back To the Future, Toy Story.
B Tier: Blade Trilogy, Spider Man, John Wick, Taken, Jason Bourne, Matrix, Shrek, The Mighty Ducks
C Tier: Aliens, Star Wars Prequels, The Pirates of the Caribbean,
Madagasgar, The Naked Gun, The Evil Dead, The X-Men 1-3, Dawn of the Dead (my pick, but not my favorite tier horror fans will disagree),
D Tier: Hunger Games, Scream, Austin Powers, the Mariachi Trilogy, Mad Max, Jurassic Park, Robocop (there's a Robocop 3 that you may not remember), Twilight, Terminator 1-3 (I do NOT want to consider this a trilogy).
F Tier: The Star Wars sequels
D tier: the hobbit trilogy
And then im generous.
I know it's more then 3 movies but I really like the Aliens series.
The hunger games
It’s about to be Guardians of the Galaxy when Vol. 3 comes out.
The Matrix trilogy
No. I won't accept resurrections as a 4th movie
I won't accept 2 and 3 as the second and third movie lmao
/r/PrequelMemes would like a word
Toss up for LOTR or POTC for me 😪 Orlando Bloom didn’t have to go so hard in all of them
The Dark Knight Trilogy
Dumb and dumber
The perfect trilogy doesn't exist until The Raid 3 is made.
I know it's unlikely but dammit, it's real to me!
Is no one gonna say The Hangover? Okay then.
Back to the future. Best trilogy
Edit: Wow thanks. Glad so many agree. All I saw was LOTR. I personally was horrified when I watched the first movie and found out it just was the beginning of the story. It didn’t grab me so never went back. Back to the future is definitely better than LOTR.
This. Lotr is too nerdy
Came here to say the same.
1 - amazing, 2 - super interesting, 3 - not bad. Don’t know that it qualifies.
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You should give LotR another try.
It’s not, it really isn’t close, but still a great classic trilogy.
Lord if the Rings is the number one trilly
The storyline is great but I like the cgi the hobbit series has better.
The planet of the apes trilogy.
Whichever trilogy you like the best stranger. Whatever you enjoy most is the best for you.
Karate Kid Trilogy
Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy
Ooo underrated comment here
I came looking for this!!
This needs more upvotes though
The last one really ruins it IMO
And the first one didnt know what tone it was going for with the ending
Unfortunately the biggest problem with TDKR is that it had to follow TDK which was probably the 1st or 2nd best superhero movie ever. So expectations for the finale were so high. TDKR was a good film, it just wasn’t great enough as a finale.
Hot tak- Ahh I thought I would be the 1st to go Lord of the rings, 1st thing, alright next greatest film trilogy that isn't LoTr. Kung Fu Panda. Oogway is still in the relevancy of chatter today. A barely relevant but absolutely relevant to the testament of a great Trilogy that is the Kung fu Panda, although it may declassify as a mere trilogy once the inevitable 4th film of Kung fu Panda arrives to this earthly plane.
Didn't like lotr trilogy. The dialogue wasn't it.
LotR. It isn’t even close.
The "it isnt even close" comment is so fucking annoying. As a big lotr fan, The Godfather trilogy is really not far
It’s cliche for sure, but only because it’s 100% true. All 3 are perfect. This question isn’t which trilogies had the best 2 out of 3.
Everybody is making excuses for their otherwise “best”. Zero excuses need to be made for LotR.
Star Wars over both if you can zone out the Ewoks
The third godfather is terrible.
Lesser than the two first yes, but terrible? Philistine talk
3 takes godfather out of the running imo. No other trilogy has consistently masterful films like LOTR
Star wars prequels
Slammin' Granny In The Fanny I - III
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings, and it’s not even close
Back to the Future
The before trilogy
The Before Trilogy
Lord of the rings
John wick ✏️🐶
Star Wars was a trilogy of trilogies. It reigns supreme.
The return trilogy:
Return of the Jedi
Return of the King
Return of the Living Dead
The Lord of the Rings is one movie in three parts, so not a trilogy. I guess it'll have to be something else.
Until recently it was either SW or LotR. But Clerks is the winner now
I love the LotR trilogy, and if you look at awards, it’s the most successful trilogy of all time.
And none for important awards
Return of the King won the 2003 Academy award for best motion picture. It’s literally the most prestigious of them.
I've heard that star trek trilogy is quite good
It's gotta be the How To Train Your Dragon trilogy for me. The first movie is my favorite by a long shot, but man Hiccup and Toothless left a mark on my childhood.
The Lord of the Rings. There are no weak entry in that trilogy.
Unbreakable, Split, Glass
1st 3 Star Wars movies (by release date)
I wish people would just poll these.
But anyway.... This is the only answer.
More heart and soul went into these movies than LoTR.
LoTR just had a bigger budget and better technology to work with.
EDIT: LOVE the downvotes on an opinion. Keep em coming.
Not sure why people are debating source material. My opinion is the films capture more than LoTR does. I enjoyed LoTR greatly, re-read the books yearly, but IMO the movies didn't capture what the original Star Wars does for me.
More heart and soul went into Star Wars than LOTR? Maybe… I don’t agree but debatable. What isn’t debatable is Lucas borrowed from LOTR, so the soul you’re referring to is the soul of another, deeper source.
i actually didn't even like lotr tbh
I’ve never even seen LOTR
Just don't like the world or the films. Because if you liked the books I have no idea how you wouldn't like the movies.
i never read the books, only seen the first two movies actually, i didn't even see the third cuz it was that bad
Funny, I saw the first one and half way through I’m like…. Ok we’re done, let’s go home! Then it kept going. I never saw any of the rest. I’ll take my simpleton Star Wars any day.
The first three chronologically had too many puppets and not enough CGI. The prequel trilogy is the greatest. Only a 9/10 in my book because they limited jar jar binks to the first movie.
The original Star Wars trilogy:
So no, 1st 3 Star Wars movies aren't the greatest trilogy of all time. Hell, the whole franchise has been riding on the genius Empire coattails for decades now...
Man, I am tired of the all of the Empire love. The first movie is perfect. Empire only works as a middle chapter.
I get it. It's dark or whatever. Ooooh. Spooky.
Yeah, I'm tired of it too. I know the screenwriting and cinematography are excellent, but it has its flaws. I can't stand it when anyone calls a movie "perfect".
Has anyone said Lord of the Rings yet?
Indiana Jones 1, 2 and 3
The Godfather trilogy
Godfather 3 was awful and ruined it
It insists upon itself
Lord of the Rings or Star Wars
Episodes 1-3 or 4-6?
stop please think of something original
Matrix that 4th film is a joke.
lord of the rings
Lord of the rings hands down
Dont come for me but, fifty shades is on of the best known ones
LOTR, pretty easily.
Had it stopped at three films, the only trilogy that would come close is Toy Story.
The five part Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy trilogy
Or Back To The Future, truthfully
Lord of the Rings is the only right answer.
Back to the Future. I'm not counting LOTR and Star Wars cause there's multiple films in each respective series. I won't count the Godfather because there's only two films
LOTR because its consistently good
Lord of the rings.
Y'all clearly havent watched the Air Bud trilogy.
Kung fu panda. Pretty perfect series.
By it's cultural impact, it's got to be the original Star Wars Trilogy
Lord if the rings. Hands down.
Back to the future
I cautiously assume that it will be the Paddington movies.
Even with all its flaws, I think the Godfather trilogy comes out on top.
The ‘Before’ trilogy. If you know, you know
The Matrix duh
The Matrix would have been a great trilogy if they made sequels.
Yeah the Matrix was so good, it's a shame they never made any sequels. Oh well i guess we will never know.
This "trilogy" you speak of is Matrix, Reloaded, and Animatrix, with no other movies ever existing, right?
God, I wish it had been. The first Matrix is one of the best movies ever made. If the sequels had lived up to it, I would agree with you, but for me, unfortunately, Matrix 2 & 3 were just sub-bar movies.
The sequels are just plain awful - you’re being very generous here.
Matrix Reloaded was a just a total mess of disjoint characters, with each serving very little purpose in an overall plot that just ends anti-climactically.
Matrix Revolutions has Neo just turn into fucking wizard with magic powers in the real world.
Lol, you're right that I was being gentle. Thank you for expressing my true feelings.
The only good thing to come out of 2&3 was Juno Reactor.
Kung fu panda. I have seen no trilogy that had awesome back-to-back villains like this one.
Sam Raimi Spider Man Trilogy
I used to think so, but Holland's Spiderman craps all over McGuire's.
Well since it’s officially the holidays, we all know the right answer is Die Hard!
Austin powers 123
The Man with No Name trilogy
Great Scott! It's heavy that's even a question. Now why don't you make like a tree, and get outa here.....
I would agree with the fans. Star Wars & LOTR are top contenders
Obviously LOTR. Toy Story might have been in the running until they made a fourth one.
Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness
For me or Star wars or the godfather
Its gotta be LOTR, no hate toward SW fans. But it is what it is.
The first two hours of Lawrence of Arabia.
Come on, it’s Lord of the Rings and it’s not even close
It’s not close, but it’s not Lord of the Rings
Didn’t care for it.
Batman trilogy though, great stuff.
They're good but they're kind of boring.
They aren't boring at all. I mean, maybe if you have a really short attention span, but I can find something interesting to look at or listen to in every scene of all three movies. And after dozens of viewings of the entire trilogy, there are still cool things I hadn't noticed before sometimes when I watch it.
It is close. And the winner is Star Wars.
Damn I don’t even think SW is in the conversation
Maybe if all you've ever seen are LotR and Star Wars, but other trilogies do exist.
The Before trilogy, for instance, or Three Colors.
Those fucking hobbit movies were boring as hell. All it was was a bunch of people walking. Three movies of people walking to a fucking volcano. Here's yer trilogy simplified Fellowship: walking; Towers: more walking.; Return: Even more walking and finally throwing the fucking ring away. Even the fucking trees walked in those movies.
If Peter Jackson really wanted to blow me away with those Rings movies, he would have ended the third one on the logical closure point, not the 25 endings that followed - When fucking Frito wakes up from his little coma or whatever, and the little hobbits are jumping up and down on his bed, and Sam leans in the doorway and gives him that very fucking gay look. That look was so gay, I thought Sam was gonna tell the little hobbits to take a walk so he could saunter over to Frodo and suck his fucking cock. Now, that would've been an Academy Award-worthy ending. And then, right after the Sam/Frodo suckfest, right before the credits roll, Sam fucking flat out bricks in Frodo's mouth.
The Hobbit movies aren't Lord of the Rings??
You almost got me until It hit me that this was clerks lmao
Imagine being this unfunny
I came here looking for this. Thank you!
Those movies are boring.
This is one of the few instances where you are objectively wrong.
Now you might be thinking "that's bullshit, Entertainment preference is a matter of subjective opinion". And normally you would be right. But this is actually the one exception. If you spell out The third letter of the third word of every third chapter of the Catholic Bible circa 1247 ad you will find that it spells out a phrase in Latin, which wind translated into Aramaic and then into English says "The Lord of the rings trilogy is the greatest movie trilogy that will ever exist, so says I, the LORD".
Can't really argue with that, can you?
I can because I'm not Catholic. The Lord of the Rings theatrical release trilogy is bloated and meandering, it's extended cuts dilute the original versions to torturously slow extremes, and it hides its filmmaking shortcomings behind production design and pandering to hardcore Tolkien fans. Peter Jackson is a hack, Tolkien is a shit author, and the LOTR movies suck eggs.
Original Star Wars trilogy comes close. As do a few others named here. But LOTR is in good position to argue for first place.
Third one was lame
It's back to the Future this is not an opinion this is a fact
MCU's Captain America trilogy
Reddit bro try not to say lord of the rings challenge level: impossible
If you don't say The Lord of the Rings you're commenting an inferior choice.
Target audience acquired : commencing deodorant spraying
How is OG Star Wars not better?
Honestly I’m amazed Star Wars isn’t listed at all. I’ve scrolled like 10 top level comments and half of them are LOTR
LOTR has too much CGI. Too many long, ridiculous sword fighting scenes. They’re swashbuckling adventure movies for the most part, totally unfaithful adaptations of the book. They’re great spectacle, and good movies in their own right. Closer to Marvel movies than “top trilogy of all time” territory. Definitely not as groundbreaking, quality, or concisely executed as Star Wars.
Empire Strikes Back is one of the best films of all times and ANH basically kicked off popular sci fi as a genre
Average millennial energy
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John Wick. Each movie gets better as it progress
Indiana Jones. Don't talk to me about Crystal Skull.
Temple of Doom wasn't any better.
Trois Couleurs by a long shot
The classic Star Wars trilogy is untouchable. The prequel trilogy would be crap w/o ROTS. And the Disney stuff is Disney stuff...
Original release, not the cartoon bullshit Lucas show-horned in.
EASILY the shrek triology
Kung Fu Panda
How to Train Your Dragon.
The Dollars trilogy with Clint Eastwood
Friday , next Friday , Friday after the next
Verhoeven future of fascism trilogy: Robocop, Total Recall, Starship Troopers
It is the LOTR, and I can prove it imperically, through bullet points:
-It was an adaptation of the Second most popular fantasy book in existence
-The studio let a nobody horror-director Peter Jackson direct a big movie, No THREE big movies, no three big movies at the SAME TIME. And he was given a nearly free hand with it.
-The budget was enormous, unprecedented till then and after. Especially for an unproven IP, this wasn't a Marvel sequel, it was a "kids story", and those never made money.
-It invented and revolutionazed the industry of VFX and miniatures
-It single handidly created the New Zealand movie industry
-All the dedication of the cast. You know the stories: they slept in the woods, Viggo worn-out and repaired his own costume..
-All three movies are 99% top of thr class. Even Star Wars had a weakness there with the Ewoks
-The effects and costumes not only hold out, they are superior to most things mass-produced today. Take that George Lucas special edition #11
-Basically inventing Motion capture, fully SGI characters, with Andy Serkis performing
-Each movie has an extended version, coming to 11.5 hours in total.
-And most importantly: the knowledge that all the Rohan riders were Zealandian women with fake beards.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
The Lord of the Rings.
I will go beyond that and say it's the perfect movie as it was filmed as such.
Peter Jackson achieved the impossible. The Lord of the Rings was well known to be an impossible to film book, and Peter had his work cut out for him. At that time he was a nobody in Hollywood, known only in the niche film genre for Dead Alive, a comedy gorefest. Taking on this project was viewed as an insurmountable task.
And yet he did it. The LOTR trilogy went on to win numerous awards and accolades and Howard Shore's soundtrack was selected by the American Film Institute as the greatest soundtrack ever composed in cinema history.