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List Rules 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.
Enjoy!

Films in bold = classics
list ordered by

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61 17
The Lord of the Rings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring;  The Two Towers;  Return of the King

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2
56 21
The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
The Dark Knight Batman Begins;  The Dark Knight;  The Dark Knight Rises

3
53 21
Star Wars Franchise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
Star Wars Franchise A New Hope;  Empire Strikes Back;  Return of the Jedi

4
45 17
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5
39 15
Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
Toy Story Toy Story;  Toy Story 2;  Toy Story 3

6
35 13
The Bourne Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
The Bourne Trilogy The Bourne Identity;  The Bourne Supremacy;   The Bourne Ultimatum   

7
37 15
Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
Die Hard Die Hard;  Die Hard 2;   Die Hard: With a Vengeance

8
37 15
The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
The Godfather The Godfather;  The Godfather Part II;  The Godfather Part III

9
37 18
Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
Back to the Future Back to the Future;  Back to the Future Part II;  Back to the Future Part III

10
30 18
Pirates of the Caribbean is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl;  Dead Man's Chest;  At World's End

11
24 13
The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
The Terminator The Terminator;  The Terminator 2: Judgement Day;  The Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

12
26 16
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
Rocky Rocky;  Rocky II; Rocky III

13
25 16
Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
Jurassic Park Jurassic Park;  The Lost World;  Jurassic Park III

14
23 14
Alien is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
Alien Alien;  Aliens;  Alien3

15
26 22
The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo;  The Girl Who Played with Fire;  The Girl Who Kick the Hornet's Nest

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16
18 16
Mad Max is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
Mad Max Mad Max;  Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior;  Mad Max: Beyond Terrordome

17
20 20
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
X-Men X-Men;  X2;  X-Men: The Last Stand

18
20 21
The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
The Matrix The Matrix;  The Matrix Reloaded;  The Matrix Revolutions

19
20 22
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
Spider-Man Spider-Man;  Spider-Man 2;  Spider-Man 3

20
14 16
The Man With No Name is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
The Man With No Name A Fistful of Dollars;  For a Few Dollars More;  The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

21
16 19
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
Jaws Jaws;  Jaws 2;  Jaws 3

22
11 13
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
wiabux added Hannibal Lecter

23
17 21
Austin Powers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
carlybobarly added Austin Powers International Man of Mystery;  The Spy Who Shagged Me;  Goldmember

24
15 19
The Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
The Evil Dead Evil Dead,  Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn;  Army of Darkness

25
14 18
Blade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
Blade Blade;  Blade II;  Blade Trinity

26
9 17
Three Colors is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
Three Colors Blue;  White;  Red

27
15 27
Star Wars (Prequel Trilogy) is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
Star Wars (Prequel Trilogy) Phantom of the Menace;  Attack of the Clones;  Revenge of the Sith

28
8 18
Saw is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
checkmate5 added Saw

29
8 19
The Trilogy of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
The Trilogy of the Dead Night of the Living Dead;  Dawn of the Dead;  Day of the Dead

30
5 16
The Mariachi Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
wiabux added The Mariachi Trilogy

31
10 24
Scream is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
Scream Scream;  Scream 2;  Scream 3

32
6 20
Infernal Affairs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
clash1977 added Infernal Affairs Internal Affairs, Internal Affairs II; Internal Affairs III

33
5 19
The Vengeance Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Consistently Brilliant Trilogies in Film History
The Vengeance Trilogy Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance;   Oldboy;  Lady Vengeance