7 Thematic Movie Trilogies From Famous Directors

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7 Thematic Movie Trilogies From Famous Directors

7 Thematic Movie Trilogies From Famous Directors

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Sometimes directors released movies that are thematically similar. Even if they didn’t mean to, there is a string that ties some of their movies together. Here are 7 thematic movie trilogies from famous directors.

1. Imagination Trilogy – Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985), and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). Terry Gilliam’s first three movies feature the imagination of a child, an adult, and the elderly.

2. Man on the Run Trilogy – A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001), Minority Report (2002), and Catch Me If You Can (2002). Steven Spielberg released three movies in a row that all feature a man (or a boy) on the run from authorities or the law.

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3. Mafia Trilogy – Mean Streets (1973), Goodfellas (1990), and Casino (1995). Martin Scorsese examines organized crime in the United States.

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4. Science Fiction Trilogy – Robocop (1987), Total Recall (1990), and Starship Troopers (1997). Paul Verhoeven dives into the science fiction genre and how genre movies can be used as satire.

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5. Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy – Shaun Of The Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2006), and The World’s End (2013). Edgar Wright examines movie genre tropes with his unofficial trilogy. Each movie also features a flavor of ice cream from the Cornetto brand in the UK.

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6. Vietnam Trilogy – Platoon (1986), Born On The Fourth Of July (1989), and Heaven And Earth (1993). Oliver Stone takes a look at the effects of the Vietnam War on the United States and Vietnam.

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7. The Dollars Trilogy – A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For A Few Dollars More (1965), and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966). Sergio Leone’s westerns feature Clint Eastwood as the Man with No Name.

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