Best Movie Trilogies Of All Time
Here's our list of the best movie trilogies of all time!
Honorable Mention: Star Trek Reboot Trilogy
J.J. Abrams managed to do what most thought impossible: reboot a popular sci-fi franchise for a modern audience and successfully recast some of the most recognizable characters in movie and television history. This cast isn't just decent at playing the characters though, they make them their own and give us a deeper understanding of each one of them while retaining the spirit the original actors brought to the roles. These movie are a blast, injecting new life into the old franchise while keeping the philosophical depth. It's an excellent trilogy because each movie can be viewed without seeing the others, but the three films together give the entire crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise great character arcs.
10. The Man With No Name Trilogy
Also known as The Dollars Trilogy, these spaghetti westerns from indie film director Sergio Leone revolutionized the Western genre and catapulted Clint Eastwood to super-stardom. Every movie in this trilogy can stand on it's own, but watching all three together gives you a richer experience. Most don't know that The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is actually a prequel to A Fistful of Dollars and For A Few Dollars More. So, you can start with the GBU or close with it. I recommend closing with it, since it's by far the most well-made and iconic of the bunch and also has the longest runtime.
9. Mad Max Trilogy
Visionary director and writer George Miller gave Mel Gibson his breakout role in the Mad Max trilogy. The Aussie actor and director both made waves with these three movies about a drifter surviving in the dangerous and deadly desert after an apocalyptic event. Each of the movies is wholly unique while also clearly taking place in the same world and focusing on the same character. They can each be viewed individually making for separate entertaining adventures, but when all seen together they make for an even richer experience as you get Max's backstory in the first installment, his heroic rise to legendary status in The Road Warrior, and the culmination of his journey in Beyond Thunderdome. This trilogy is a stunt spectacular with great stories and unforgettable characters making them the best post-apocalyptic movies ever made.