There are many famous movie trilogies, some good some bad. When Wedwand researched this topic it was amazing just how many movie trilogies there were, there were, there were.

Overwhelmingly, the Lord of the Rings trilogy was voted the best. Not necessarily in my book. Truth be told, I never read the Tolkien series, tried, but couldn’t get through it. Perhaps that’s why I fell asleep in the first of the LOTR movies and never saw the others. So, I cannot speak to it.

However, I am pretty sure the Middle-earth basketball team wouldn’t stand a chance in the NBA, but a 7 game series with the Washington Wizards would be interesting.

So when Wedwand reviewed this topic of trilogies, there were Top Ten, Top Twenty and Top Fifty Lists. But, this is a list of Trilogies. Why not Top Three?

Wedwand dares to narrow the Trilogy list to just three and here they are in no particular order:

Years of release: 1977 — 1980 — 1983

Titles: Episode IV: A New Hope Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Favorite Quote: Too many to mention which is what makes it a classic. Here’s Wedwand’s favorite exchange.
Stormtrooper: Let me see your identification.
Obi-Wan: [with a small wave of his hand] You don’t need to see his identification.
Stormtrooper: We don’t need to see his identification.
Obi-Wan: These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.
Stormtrooper: These aren’t the droids we’re looking for.
Obi-Wan: He can go about his business.
Stormtrooper: You can go about your business.
Obi-Wan: Move along.
Stormtrooper: Move along… move along.

Why It’s Top Three: Because it’s the campy yet classic saga of good versus evil. (Notice the Camel did NOT use the word “epic” because epic is an overused word. When hamburgers are described as “epic” you know epic has jumped the shark.)

Classic Song:

Years of Release: 1985 1989 1990

Titles: Back To The Future, Back To The Future Part II, Back To The Future Part III

Favorite Quote:
Marty McFly: Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?
Dr. Emmett Brown: The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?

Why It’s Top Three: Because the past was then, the future is now and is there a better character name than Marty McFly on a skateboard?

Classic Song:


Years of Release: 1995 — 1999 — 2010

Titles: Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3

Favorite Quote:

Buzz: To infinity, and beyond!

Why It’s Top Three: Because didn’t we all want our childhood toys come to life?

Classic Song:

Wedwand invites you to share your favorite Movie Trilogy in case you didn’t see yours here. Please include “Why It’s Top Three” for your nomination.

PS Almost forgot. Speaking of Trilogies, Here’s Part 3 of the Toddler Trepidations penned 20 years ago