The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History Anything
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The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History

List Criteria: larger franchises included providing only first 3 films are counted.

This list is based on how CONSISTENT the trilogy is as a whole and how well each entry flows to the next. Not based on how great one single installment may be (for example if there's any justice in the world, The Matrix should be low while The Lord of the Rings high on the list). I have also decided to include larger franchises within reason, such as Indiana Jones and Terminator obviously counting only the first three films, just to give more variety and freedom.
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Films in bold = classics
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    The Fellowship of the Ring;  The Two Towers;  Return of the King

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    Batman Begins;  The Dark Knight;  The Dark Knight Rises

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    A New Hope;  Empire Strikes Back;  Return of the Jedi

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    Toy Story;  Toy Story 2;  Toy Story 3

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    The Bourne Trilogy The Bourne Identity;  The Bourne Supremacy;   The Bourne Ultimatum   

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    Die Hard;  Die Hard 2;   Die Hard: With a Vengeance

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    Back to the Future;  Back to the Future Part II;  Back to the Future Part III

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    The Godfather;  The Godfather Part II;  The Godfather Part III

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    Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl;  Dead Man's Chest;  At World's End

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    The Terminator;  The Terminator 2: Judgement Day;  The Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

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    Jurassic Park;  The Lost World;  Jurassic Park III

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    Rocky;  Rocky II; Rocky III

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    Alien;  Aliens;  Alien3

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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo;  The Girl Who Played with Fire;  The Girl Who Kick the Hornet's Nest

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    Mad Max;  Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior;  Mad Max: Beyond Terrordome

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    X-Men;  X2;  X-Men: The Last Stand

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    The Matrix;  The Matrix Reloaded;  The Matrix Revolutions

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    Jaws;  Jaws 2;  Jaws 3

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    Spider-Man;  Spider-Man 2;  Spider-Man 3

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    Blade;  Blade II;  Blade Trinity

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    The Man With No Name A Fistful of Dollars;  For a Few Dollars More;  The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

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    added by carlybobarly International Man of Mystery;  The Spy Who Shagged Me;  Goldmember

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    Evil Dead,  Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn;  Army of Darkness

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    Blue;  White;  Red

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    Star Wars (Prequel Trilogy) Phantom of the Menace;  Attack of the Clones;  Revenge of the Sith

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    The Trilogy of the Dead Night of the Living Dead;  Dawn of the Dead;  Day of the Dead

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    Scream;  Scream 2;  Scream 3

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    added by wiabux The Mariachi Trilogy

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    added by clash1977 Internal Affairs, Internal Affairs II; Internal Affairs III

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    The Vengeance Trilogy Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance;   Oldboy;  Lady Vengeance

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