What I mean by that is how many movie trilogies do you think actually had consistent quality all the way through, with no film being anything less than great? It seems most series crap out by or before the third film (Alien, Terminator, Spider-Man, X-Men, Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, and I could go on and on).
I can only think of 7:
Original Star Wars trilogy
The Lord of the Rings
The Dark Knight
Back to the Future
Indiana Jones (I know Crystal Skull exists, so I’m cheating here a bit)
Toy Story (Again, I’ll exclude the 4th film)
The Planet of the Apes reboot (I haven’t seen War yet, but hear it’s every bit as good as the first two)
The only other trilogy that I considered was Captain America, but I excluded that for two reasons: 1) It’s hard to really to separate anything in the MCU as its own trilogy, and 2) Civil War was basically Avengers 3. Also, I personally love the Star Wars prequels and Hobbit trilogy, but I fully understand most wouldn’t agree with me on those, so I’ll leave them out.
What are your thoughts? Did I miss any?