Happy Memorial Day everybody! This month I decided to do something unique and look at one of my favorite clichés in movie, the trilogy. Over the last few weeks I have revealed my picks for the best trilogies of all time splitting them into classics, modern classics, trilogies of 2010s so far, and thematic trilogies. With sixteen qualifying for my best of all time list I took on the daunting and difficult task of narrowing them down to the very best. So as promised to close out my first ever Cinema Spotlight Series let’s get to it. These are my picks for the Top 10 Movie Trilogies of All Time. And, before I continue, a special thank you to all veterans who have served the great nation of the United States.
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Not every movie trilogy contains a unified story. Some trilogies are related more by a theme than anything else. Dubbed Nontraditional Trilogies or more professionally known as “Thematic Trilogies” these movies are usually linked by a common director, common themes, and/or common settings, characters, actors or concepts. Rather than including them in my previous trilogy lists I decided to give these three-part series a list all their own and explore the greatest trilogies that may not make up a full story but are all related in some way. These are my picks for the Top 10 Thematic Film Trilogies.
Superheroes, warring apes, action icons, animated martial arts masters and an a capela groups were just a few of the characters that made up these modern movie trilogies. The 2010s have brought us some great film series as the search for franchise success has become the norm in the industry. Yes, we still have another year or two for numerous trilogies to close out there runs, with movies like “John Wick Chapter 3”, “Glass” and “How to Train Your Dragon 3” among several trilogy closers scheduled for release next year that MAY require a redux of this list. All the same I have a series to continue today so after examining the best classic and modern classic trilogies it’s time to look at the best three-part film series of this decade so far. These are my picks for the Top 10 Trilogies of the 2010s.
While the concept of a film trilogy was nothing new in the 90s, it’s safe to say the idea of marketing films as a full-fledged series erupted as an industry staple during that time. That mentality didn’t fade away in the 2000s either, making those two decades rife with memorable three-part film series that still hold up today. Many of these series have become modern classics and that’s what this list focuses on today as I continue my first Cinema Spotlight Series exploring the greatest film trilogies of all time. It’s time for part two, the Top 10 Classic Modern Trilogies (90s and 2000s).
With May being nearly five week month it gives me the opportunity the debut my first Cinema Spotlight List Series exploring the best of a specific movie tropes over the decades before counting down the best of the best of all time in that category. Similar to how I did my Best Movies of 2017 last year these lists will be posted once a week for the next four weeks with a cumulative list to be posted on Memorial Day, May 28th. So what is this series about? Well I figured I would start big by looking at the best three-piece movie franchises that have defined the history of cinema. I am of course talking about the Best Movie Trilogies of All Time and it all starts today exploring the best classic movie trilogies ranging from the beginning of film through the 1980s. So here they are, my picks for the Top 10 Classic Movie Trilogies.