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    Suggest Your Unofficial "Trilogies" Here....

    I got this idea from just recently seeing Wall-E and Laputa: Castle in the Sky very close together. I was thinking about a third film to complete the "Lonely Robot" trilogy. The Iron Giant? AI? What would be the best order to view them in?

    Then I thought - I like the idea of sitting down and watching three independently made films that have a strong connection between them back-to-back-to-back. So I want your suggestions. What are some good unofficial trilogies that would be good to watch together, and in what order? Any connection is possible (plot, theme, mood etc), though try to avoid basic stuff like three random films from the same genre, or three random films starring the same actor, or by the same director - in the these cases, more of a connection would be more interesting, such as the "Brad Pitt vs. WWII" trilogy (Allied, Fury, Inglorious Basterds, in that order). Or you could post a trilogy and NOT state what the connection is because (a) it might be a spoiler, or (b) just for fun (e.g., Psycho, To Live and Die in LA, and Death Proof).

    Recommendations please!.
    Last 10 Movies Seen
    (90+ = canonical, 80-89 = brilliant, 70-79 = strongly recommended, 60-69 = good, 50-59 = mixed, 40-49 = below average with some good points, 30-39 = poor, 20-29 = bad, 10-19 = terrible, 0-9 = soul-crushingly inept in every way)

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    Duck, You Sucker (1971) 68
    Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) 71
    Noriko’s Dinner Party
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    The Third Murder (2017) 56

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    (1999) 85

    /Toy Story
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    Vice (2018) 57
    The Counterfeit Traitor (1962) 62

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    oooooh, I like this

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    Yusssss. Funny enough, we do this pretty often at home.

    One we did fairly recently:

    Assault on Precinct 13
    Vice Squad
    The Warriors

    Forgot to mention the link between the three.

    No real, official link. Just 3 films from the late 70s/early 80s with the same quasi grindhouse aesthetic and exploitative sensibilities. Ultra violent (for the time), street level crime and corrupt cops.
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    Obvious in having the same actress, but still interestingly linked thematically:

    Lucy
    Her
    Under the Skin
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    I've stumped for the Geometric Locked-Room Sci-Fi Trilogy.

    Cube
    Triangle
    Circle


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    Movies with smart, competent, lead female detectives/cops:
    Fargo
    Copycat
    Sicario

    Movies with great parents who are imperfect but are also parent-goals:
    Poltergeist
    A Christmas Story
    The Birdcage

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    I loved Copycat except for Harry Connick, Jr. He hammed it up hard, and it felt like he was in a different movie from the rest of the cast.

    And I freaking need to see Sicario, already. I just can't convince Jen to watch it.

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    The Hunt For Red October
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    Encino Man
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    Blast from the Past
    Just because...
    Schlafkrankheit (Ulrich Köhler, 2011) warm
    The Innocents (Jack Clayton, 1961) mild
    You Can Succeed Too (Sugawa Eizo, 1964) mild

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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    Encino Man
    George of the Jungle
    Blast from the Past
    Because all three are richly detailed allegories of racial oppression and the sidelining of social justice in the name of capitalist gain in a darkly prophetic look at corporate America and the tensions created when the masses have their voices taken away by a totalitarian government masquerading as a free, first world entity.

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    Journey to the Beginning of Time
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    Night of the Creeps
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    And as he lay there
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    Revenge of Frankenstein
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    And as he lay there
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    He felt his choice of jobs
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    He could have been a doctor
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    A territorial affair

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    Quote Quoting DFA1979 (view post)
    Revenge of Frankenstein
    Freddy's Revenge
    The Revenge of Michael Myers

    Horror movie villains getting revenge!
    Love this.

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    I saw this one over at Reddit, and thought it was pretty cool:

    Hush
    Don't Breathe
    The Quiet Place

    The "Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil" trilogy.
    Last 10 Movies Seen
    (90+ = canonical, 80-89 = brilliant, 70-79 = strongly recommended, 60-69 = good, 50-59 = mixed, 40-49 = below average with some good points, 30-39 = poor, 20-29 = bad, 10-19 = terrible, 0-9 = soul-crushingly inept in every way)

    El
    (1973) 70
    The Day After
    (1983
    ) 63
    Duck, You Sucker (1971) 68
    Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) 71
    Noriko’s Dinner Party
    (2005) 61
    The Third Murder (2017) 56

    /Audition
    (1999) 85

    /Toy Story
    (1995) 65
    Vice (2018) 57
    The Counterfeit Traitor (1962) 62

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    Listening Habits at LastFM

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    Oh, that is good.

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    What a cool idea. Need to think on this.

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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    I saw this one over at Reddit, and thought it was pretty cool:

    Hush
    Don't Breathe
    The Quiet Place

    The "Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil" trilogy.
    Nice. I still need to see Don't Breathe.
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    And as he lay there
    Playing games with his pain
    He felt his choice of jobs
    Was such a mistake
    He could have been a doctor
    In a soft easy chair
    Instead he chose three stars
    A territorial affair

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Love this.
    Thanks. It came to me on a car ride yesterday night.
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    And as he lay there
    Playing games with his pain
    He felt his choice of jobs
    Was such a mistake
    He could have been a doctor
    In a soft easy chair
    Instead he chose three stars
    A territorial affair

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    Yey I love all of those movies.
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    And as he lay there
    Playing games with his pain
    He felt his choice of jobs
    Was such a mistake
    He could have been a doctor
    In a soft easy chair
    Instead he chose three stars
    A territorial affair

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    Kelly's Heroes
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    Soldiers search for treasure either during or after a war.
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    And as he lay there
    Playing games with his pain
    He felt his choice of jobs
    Was such a mistake
    He could have been a doctor
    In a soft easy chair
    Instead he chose three stars
    A territorial affair

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    Quote Quoting DFA1979 (view post)
    Kelly's Heroes
    Three Kings
    Da Five Bloods

    Soldiers search for treasure either during or after a war.
    DAMN

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    Quote Quoting DFA1979 (view post)
    Kelly's Heroes
    Three Kings
    Da Five Bloods

    Soldiers search for treasure either during or after a war.
    Add 'Escape to Athena' and you got yourself a quadrilogy.
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    Batman Begins
    The Dark Knight
    The Dark Knight Rises

    I call it...Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy.

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