If you are a movie enthusiast, you must be very familiar with movie trilogies, or in a broader way, you enjoy the movie series especially for those have a large number of fans in both books and movies. What is trilogy actually? How do you define trilogy? What does the term trilogy mean? Well, generally speaking, trilogy refers to a series or a group of three plays, operas, movies novels and so on. But if you put it into details or to be more exact, trilogy should means a set of three art works which have been interconnected and contains the same related topics. Usually it is adopted by literature, video games, films and other less popular forms. However, if some movies contain more than three series, can the three of them which have the sequent story plot be called movie trilogy? Does trilogy really refer to the three movie work only or the representative meaning it represents? In order to fix all of these puzzlements, in this article, we will take you to the details about movie trilogies, and we will introduce best movie trilogies of all time for your further reference. What’s more, we will have a deeper discussion about the origin and the reasons behind the trilogy phenomenon. If you are ready, let’s get started.
Part 1: Why are there so many trilogies?
One of the most common questions about trilogy is that why most of the excellent movie works tends to create three pieces of movies, but not two, four, five or some other numbers. What is the origin for the trilogy? Why are there so many trilogies? Next I will elaborate it in four aspects.
First, concerning the literal meaning of the word “three” or “trilogy”, this trilogy concept has been existed in the history for a very long time, or even you can say it has been around for eons. For example, in the life, we tend to call you, me and another, then in the history of Christianity, God, Son and Holy Spirit and so on. We get used to describing a whole thing in the “three” episodes or parts.
Second, it is the tradition for a storytelling. In the Aristotle age, the philosophers tend to describe or divide a story into three parts, the beginning, middle and the end. Put it more exactly in the movie, the movie producers usually divide the movies into the background, climax and prospect. Especially for the science movies, it is really hard to squeeze the whole content into a single one due to its abundant stories and background information.
Third, it is about the marketing strategy. When the first new movie is released, people are not sure whether it is worth watching and usually they may take a try on it. On the other way, the movie producers also would like to confirm the movie they prepare to sell is welcomed by the public or not. Then if the first one is interesting, most of people will be tempted to watch the second one. In the second movie, the most wonderful plot will be presented, but not the end. In order to finish the whole movie, the third one will be created later which will be undoubtedly welcomed by the previous audiences.
Part 2: The best movie trilogies of all time
In order to be accessible to the best movie trilogies of all time, in this article, I will recommend the top 5 movie trilogies according to a comprehensive rating review. By referring to the best trilogy movies, you leisure time will be occupied in an interesting way.
The Lord of the Rings
On my list of the best movie trilogies of all time, the first I will put here is The Lord of the Rings. Directed by Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings mainly depicts a story that a meek Hobbit set out a journey to destroy the powerful evil Ring so as to save the Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron finally. The trilogy respectively contains The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). In each one of the trilogy, you can easily find the main climax of the movie. Since this is a very long story, it has to be split into several parts so that all of the plots can be presented fully and elaborately.
While talking about the best trilogy movies Hollywood, Star Wars should be the one that has to be included. As of the most classic and popular science movie, Star Wars trilogy has left great impression on its fans. The futurist features and classic characteristics both make this trilogy to be the representation for the science fiction movie in the future. The trilogy contains Star Wars (1977), Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983). We usually called it the original Star Wars trilogy. They are all co-directed by George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, and Richard Marquand.
As a classic movie with great casting, script, acting and top directing, The Godfather trilogy profoundly depict a story about family, loyalty, greed, relationships, and real life. You can find yourself in this movie. The trilogy includes The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and The Godfather: Part III (1990). The stories happened in the family which has encountered big changes after the aging head of the family deciding to transfer his position to subaltern. If you have enough time, this movie trilogy is worth watching.
Back to the Future
Next, Back to the Future is another well-know movie trilogy you have to know. Everyone has a dream to taking the flying boat the future and hope to predict what will happen in the future, don’t you? This movie trilogy has been released in 1985, 1989 and 1990. Accidently, a young teenage was sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling machine which is designed by his close friends. The irregular experience makes the main character very excited, as well as very confused. If you want to recall a futurism movie, this movie trilogy could be your best choice.
The last one on my recommendation list for the best trilogy movies Hollywood should be Jurassic Park. Yeah, no matter you are a dinosaur enthusiast or not, you can be easily shocked and inspired by the exciting and terrible plot in this trilogy. You can’t help asking what happen then while watching the movies. They are all collected into a trilogy so as to present a sequential memorable story. Especially, this trilogy is a good movie design for family union which is an excellent way to explore the terror and unknown surprises.
Part 3: How to burn a trilogy to Blu-ray with menu
If you are quite interested in the above mentioned movie trilogies, you can downloaded them from the Internet. Now, if you have a Blu-ray DVD at home, and you also desire to play the trilogy in the player, what can you do? Can you play the downloaded trilogy video files on your Blu-ray DVD player? Of course not, you have to burn the trilogy to a piece of Blu-ray disc compatible with Blu-ray player. Here, in order to burn a trilogy to Blu-ray disc, you need to prepare a Blu-ray burning program. Then Leawo Blu-ray Creator could be your good option which can help you to burn videos and photos in 180+ formats with 40+ selectable disc menu templates. For the detailed instructions, please refer to the following.
☉ Burn videos to Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder, ISO image file.
☉ Create photo slideshows and burn to DVD/Blu-ray disc.
☉ One clickto burn ISO image to Blu-ray/DVD disc.
☉ Add watermark, trim video size, adjust effect, etc.
☉ Create 3D Blu-ray/DVD movies with 6 different 3D effects.
☉ Design and add disc menu to Blu-ray/DVD disc.
Step 1: Download Leawo Blu-ray Creator and install it on your computer.
Step 2: Insert the trilogy to the Leawo Blu-ray Creator by clicking the “Add Video” button.
Step 3:Set the DVD disc menu. On the right side of the burner, you can find various menu templates. Choose one template and click it to enter the main editing panel.
Step 4:Edit the menu. Click the “Edit” button on the sub-menu bar to enter the editing panel where you can set the background image, the font size or color, and the background music and so on to make a personalized menu. Once it’s done, click the “Save” icon below.
Step 5: Start burning the trilogy. Click the green button “Burn” on the top right corner and then you will be required to choose the “Burn to”, “Disc Lable” and “Save to” options. Once done, click the “Burn” icon below. Just wait in patience, the trilogy will be burned into a Blu-ray disc quickly.
Video guide on Leawo DVD Creator
Part 4: The best movie player on PC to play trilogies
When you have downloaded a lot of movie trilogies from the Internet, then in order to enjoy the wonderful scenes in the movies, you have to prepare a powerful media player which can provide you the best audio and video quality without any losses. Without doubts, Leawo Blu-ray Player will be your firm choice. As a 100% free and 6-in-1 media player software, Leawo Blu-ray Player contains all media playback solutions you need for your leisure entertainment, including 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, CD, HD (4K), MPEG, WMV and so on. With advanced image and audio processing technology, Leawo Blu-ray Player provides you extraordinary movie playback and cinema-like experience. Furthermore, within Leawo Blu-ray Player, you could obtain the personalized settings according to your preference and all the settings could be done automatically. With it, you will obtain a fabulous movie moment at your ease time.