Friday May 26

The 50 Greatest Movie Franchises (Trilogies and Beyond)

  1. James Bond --24 films by 6 Bonds with no end in sight.
  2. Star Wars
  3. Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit
  4. The Godfather
  5. Batman
  6. Indiana Jones
  7. Rocky--The series that taught roman numerals to a generation.
  8. Toy Story
  9. Terminator
  10. Harry Potter -- Highest grossing film series of all time at $7.5 billion.
  11. The Clint Eastwood Dollars Trilogy--The third installment of "The Man With No Name," The Good, the Bad and the Ugly might be the greatest western ever made.
  12. Spiderman
  13. Die Hard
  14. The Fast and the Furious
  15. The Bourne Franchise
  16. Jack Ryan
  17. Matrix
  18. Superman
  19. X-Men
  20. Star Trek--The JJ Abrams installment (11th overall) was a huge success, and 2 more are in the works.
  21. Alien
  22. Back to the Future
  23. Hannibal Lector
  24. Shrek--The highest grossing animated film series ever at nearly $3 billion.
  25. The Avengers
  26. Mission: Impossible
  27. Pirates of the Caribbean--One decent movie and three stinkers.  Still, you can't argue with $3.7 billion grossed.
  28. Dirty Harry
  29. Naked Gun--OJ's second greatest acting job.
  30. National Lampoons Vacation
  31. Austin Powers
  32. Lethal Weapon
  33. Friday the 13th-- 12 films and counting...
  34. Beverly Hills Cop
  35. Jurassic Park
  36. Nightmare on Elm St
  37. Halloween-- 10 films and counting...
  38. Ocean's Trilogy--The modern day rat-pack earned over a billion on this trio.
  39. Scream
  40. Saw
  41. Ice Age
  42. Jaws
  43. Mad Max
  44. Karate Kid
  45. Major League--Would be much higher if not for the putrid Back to the Minors installment.
  46. Rush Hour
  47. Cheech and Chong
  48. The Mummy
  49. Mighty Ducks
  50. Rambo

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0 # 2010-07-28 12:07
First of all... I love this list. It has everything . Only one correction might be in order and that is Rambo being at the bottom of the list. John J Rambo deserves more then this.

Honorable Mention: Also although hard to group is the Jack Ryan Series ( The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and the Sum of all Fears). Some great movies here and then Ben Affleck shit on the screen, but the group as a whole is worth a mention.
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0 # 2011-04-28 05:41
I would love to see Mad Max a bit higher Speaking of Mad Max, whats the bests on a remake within the next 3 years?
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-2 # 2011-07-03 08:32
Transformer should be here
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-1 # Oliver 2012-11-02 06:00
I think that Mighty Ducks should be replaced with the 1989-1995 Batman films (Batman, Batman Returns and Batman Forever). Because, obviously, number 6 is the epic that is Chris Nolan's trilogy. Also, NO STAR WARS PREQUELS SHOULD MAKE THIS LIST!
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-1 # mammad 2014-07-26 16:30
What the fuck is this list? Where is apu? Where is antonioni's?!
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