Best Movie Trilogies Of All Time
Here's our list of the best movie trilogies of all time!
8. Back to the Future Trilogy
In 1985, Robert Zemekis made THE movie about time travel. Michael J. Fox is perfect in the lead role of teenager Marty McFly who gets transported back in time when his eccentric friend Doctor Emmett Brown, who's also played to zany perfection by Christopher Lloyd, invents a time machine out of a DeLorean. All three movies are dramatic, hilarious, and action-packed featuring great music and fantastic special effects. It's a rare film that incorporates many different elements to make a completely satisfying motion picture. The first is a classic by itself, but the second and third installments, in which they travel into the "future" of 2015 and the past of the Old American West, are both fun and complex narratives which reveal more about the characters pasts and futures. These can't really be seen individually, but when you watch them all, it's a totally awesome experience.
7. The Bourne Trilogy
These first three Bourne movies are the best action films of the 21st century. Making Matt Damon an action star, Doug Liman's first movie told the story of an amnesiac assassin who's trying to survive while also looking for answers. Paul Greengrass took over directing duties for Supremacy which brought all the fight scenes, shootouts, and car chases to another level. Concluding the story in a dramatic way with Ultimatum, Greengrass made a compelling film and gave us satisfying answers to the questions we all had since the beginning. Damon does some of his best acting work in all three of these films with an incredible supporting cast behind him, and the best stunt team in the world. All of these are must-see movies and should be viewed together.
6. Captain America Trilogy
What many thought may end up being the biggest joke of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America's movies actually turned out to be the best films Marvel Studios has made thus far. While the Iron Man trilogy nearly made this list, The Avengers is too important to the plot of Iron Man 3 to make it stand completely alone, but Cap's trilogy doesn't require you to see the first Avengers film or it's sequel Age of Ultron, although watching those films certainly helps a bit. Chris Evans nails the heroic, good-guy role of Steve Rogers and his growth throughout the films is a joy to witness. The First Avenger is still one of the best origin stories ever because of it's unique WWII setting and style from The Rocketeer director Joe Johnston. The Russo Brothers then took the helm of the franchise with The Winter Soldier which is still the best MCU movie ever, and one of the best superhero films to date as it seamlessly weaves a political thriller storyline into the comic book genre. Capping things off with Civil War was the icing on the cake since it feels like an Avengers movie, but still manages to keep the focus on Cap's relationships while balancing huge action and tons of characters with intimate drama and an intense plot.