9 Popular Film Trilogies to Watch on a Rainy Day ...


Film trilogies are everywhere in the cinematic world.

Whether they’re planned from the beginning or are a result of commercial popularity, film trilogies are big business.

They’re great for the fans that get to follow the adventures of their favourite characters for more than one film, and they also rake in the money for the big movie studios.

There are so many film franchises out there, but these are just a few of the more popular film trilogies around.

1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Based on the popular books by J.R.R.

Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings is one of the most popular film trilogies of recent times.

The books themselves are quite epic, so it made sense that the story was told over three films.2

‘The Fellowship of the Ring,’ ‘The Two Towers’ and ‘The Return of the King’ were released over a period of three years and followed Frodo’s quest to save Middle Earth from imminent doom.

2. The Dark Knight Trilogy

The Dark Knight Trilogy

Superhero films have always enjoyed popularity.

The ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy, which had Christian Bale in the role of Batman, took the superhero film to new levels.

The first installment, ‘Batman Begins,’ was a dark, action-packed retelling of one of the most well-known superhero tales.

The sequels, ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ also lived up to the hype.

3. The Toy Story Trilogy

The Toy Story Trilogy

The first ‘Toy Story’ film hit cinemas back in 1995 and its popularity has spanned more than a decade.

‘Toy Story 2’ was released in 1999 and ‘Toy Story 3’ capped off the trilogy in 2010.

The films following the adventures of a rag-tag bunch of toys is a well-loved piece of cinema.

It may sound cliché, but it’s something the whole family can enjoy.

4. The Matrix Trilogy

The Matrix Trilogy

The ‘Matrix’ trilogy is made up of ‘The Matrix,’ ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ and ‘Matrix Revolutions.’ The original ‘Matrix’ film was a huge success, but the follow up films in the franchise weren’t as positively received at the time.

Either way, this trilogy is full of action-packed scenes with a side-serving of philosophical ideas.

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