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