Top 10 movie trilogies

By Anna Rose Meeds,

The newly released trailer and poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has excited numerous fans. On July 29, Facebook even listed the video as a trending topic.

Directed by Peter Jackson, The Hobbit trilogy is the prequel to The Lord of the Rings. These movies are based on the books written by J.R.R. Tolkien and both the films and books are highly acclaimed by critics. Rotten Tomatoes put all three Lord of the Rings movies on its top 50 list of fantasy films.

Although The Hobbit trilogy has not been as well-received, fans still flocked to the first two films. According to Box Office Mojo, the second film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is ranked at the fourth highest grossing film that ever opened in December.

Film trilogies are fairly common. Second and third movies can further delve into previous characters and plots to finish a story. Other times, they can introduce new twists to the original film and take it in a new direction with different characters. Whichever path the films take, trilogies leave fans waiting for more films and spending more time watching them. Arguably, this makes people understand and connect more with the characters.

Out of all the trilogies created, some films stand out as truly amazing. Here are 10 of the most acclaimed and enjoyed movie trilogies by films and critics alike.

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