All good things come in three. What is better than seeing a great movie? – Watching a great movie two more times. Nowadays, a lot of movies have been released to entertain the crowd, but not many trilogies can be considered the greatest of all time. There are a lot of arguments going on whether one trilogy is better than the other, but in the end, it all comes down to personal choice. So take a look at some classics that are considered to be the greatest movie trilogies of all time.
1. The Matrix Trilogy
Considered by some to be the greatest action trilogy of all time, The Matrix made a big boom when it first came out on the screens. Action, along with a fascinating philosophical storyline makes for a great movie that is still watched today. Even though the follow-ups of the first movie didn’t match its brilliance, it still stands as one of the greatest movie trilogies of all time. The movie still looks better than award winning movies of the year nowadays, even though it’s been there for more than a decade.
2. Back to the Future Trilogy
Still having a huge impact on our lives, the amazing storyline and brilliant ideas of Robert Zemeckis make for a brilliant movie that people still remember today. Whoever said that time travel movies have to be about aliens and supernatural beings? Being accidently sent to the past and struggling to save his existence with his high-school parents make this movie so exciting that it makes people sit on the edge of their seats. The writer even predicted (or gave ideas about) the emergence of some gadgets we nowadays have; though, it would have been nice if we had the iconic hoverboard today.
3. The Dollars Trilogy
Also known as Man with No Name trilogy, The Dollars trilogy makes its way to this list because of its wide influence on western movies. Usually, it’s the first movie in a trilogy which is the most popular, but that is not the case with this one. Starring Clint Eastwood, it is considered to be one of the greatest movies which were created in the Western and Spaghetti Western genre. The trilogy is underrated due to the lack of popularity of the genre, but it served as a mold for many western movies.
4. Indiana Jones Trilogy
Filled with action, comedy, and excitement, the Indiana Jones trilogy took us on adventures never seen before with its first appearance. Everyone that’s seen it knows how exciting and iconic this movie is. Who wouldn’t recognize the face of Indiana Jones? He is a teacher of history and archeology by day, who at night goes on exciting adventures to find rare and mystical artifacts. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Temple of Doom (1984), and The Last Crusade (1989), are the three classic parts of the trilogy, which are still popular even at present day, despite the fact that one more sequel – Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has been added to the list in 2008.
5. The Godfather Trilogy
“I’m going to give him an offer he can’t refuse.” Who doesn’t recognize this quote? The movie that is a presentation of the Italian mafia of the thirties still ranks high with views today. The action, drama, and assassinations that display the life of Don Vito Corleone and his family make the viewers stick their faces in the screens and guess what is going to happen next. Many people’s favorite character, Don Corleone is a person no one would want to mess with, unless they want a severed horse head in their beds.
6. The Dark Knight Trilogy
Taking everyone’s favorite crime-fighting character and putting him on the big screen, Christopher Nolan ranks high when it comes to making trilogies. He took a franchise and turned it into a masterpiece that redefines the superhero action genre. With an excellent storyline and a cast that took acting to a whole new level, The Dark Knight gave the franchise the deserved respect and earned a place on the very top of movie trilogies.
7. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Based on the books of J. R. R. Tolkien, the movie trilogy is packed with a brilliant cast, amazing effects, and an outstanding storyline. Peter Jackson, the director, spared no expense when it came to directing the movie. That is why the movie delivers details precisely as they are in the books. Even though the whole trilogy lasts for more than nine hours, once you start watching it you just want to see more and more of it. The movie is truly outstanding and ranks just below the best movie trilogy of all time.
8. The Original Star Wars Trilogy
Undoubtedly the greatest movie trilogy of all time, when it first came out Star Wars was way ahead of its time. The movie trilogy is still actively watched today and is passed down to the newer generations. The movie took a new approach to science fiction and succeeded in more ways than one. Not to mention that the movie made a lot of money for the director, the impact it has on today’s movies is out of the range of reality. So, if you still haven’t watched any of the movies, you better do, because you are probably the only person who hasn’t done it yet.