Trilogies are often tricky since the filmmakers need to be consistent throughout the films. Fans consider trilogies best because it is believed to be the most “ideal” way to present a series of movies. Of course, if these trilogies end up being successful, they can go down in the history with their own legacy (even if one of the films didn’t do great).
Back to the Future and the Godfather are the evergreen movie trilogies from the 20th century. And 21st century is not much behind and has its own fair share of trilogies too. Here are some of them!
1. The Lord of the Rings
There is no denying that The Lord of the Rings is going to be regarded as the greatest movie trilogies of all time. They shot the movies simultaneously in 1999 and 2000, which resulted in the entire series being released from 2001 to 2003. It was a brilliant way to capitalize on the momentum of the previous film.
They built the story in The Fellowship of The Ring, created chaos in Two Towers, and finally Return of The King had everything we wanted! Truly the best trilogy in Hollywood.
2. Spider-Man Trilogy (Sam Raimi)
There is a constant debate as to who has been the best live-action Spider-Man. But let’s be honest, Tobey Maguire was the first one to play the hero. He was responsible for making most of us fall in love with the hero. His Spider-Man got a trilogy. And irrespective of whichever Spider-Man actor you like, it is an undisputed fact that this series had the iconic villains who swooned us. Doctor Octopus and Green Goblin made us go crazy when we saw them appear in Tom Holland’s movie.
3. The OG Pirates of the Caribbean
There have been further installments of Pirates of the Caribbean, but the original three movies are hands down the best! Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man’s Chest, and At World’s End had Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley as the main characters throughout the trilogy. The later movies had Johnny Depp’s Captain Sparrow on his own adventures with others.
4. Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda is DreamWorks’ one of the best and most consistent animated movie series. Yes, there are arguments stating Shrek is superior, but the Shrek 2 just crashed somehow. In terms of Kung Fu Panda, it has been consistent the way it captured heart, heroism, and even humor in each film.
Jack Black deserves some credit for the film’s success too. It was his energy that made Po the iconic character he is.
5. Iron Man
It was Iron Man’s movie that kicked started the Marvel Cinematic Universe which ended up becoming a huge success. Robert Downey Jr. as the Iron Man has been phenomenal considering the fact MCU was dicey to hire him.
The first Iron Man film is hands down the best of the trilogy.