The Most Popular Trilogy: Ranking the Highly Favored Film Series

Choose the Trilogion you think is the most popular!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Jun 16, 2023 10:18 (Updated on Dec 2, 2023 22:08)
Welcome to StrawPoll, where your opinions truly matter! We're on a quest to find the ultimate trilogy that stole your heart, captivated your mind, and left you wanting more. With thousands of enthralling trilogies to choose from, we've compiled a list of the most popular favorites, spanning across genres, authors, and eras, just waiting for you to cast your vote. But wait, if you think a deserving trilogy is missing from our list, don't hold back! Suggest it and let the world know about the hidden gems that need to be discovered. So, let's embark on this thrilling journey together to crown the most popular trilogy of all time. Every vote counts, and the power is in your hands. Happy voting!

What Is the Most Popular Trilogy?

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    The Lord of the Rings

    J.R.R. Tolkien
    J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy trilogy is considered a classic and has been adapted into successful films.
    The Lord of the Rings is a high fantasy epic novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien. It follows the quest of a young hobbit named Frodo Baggins who is tasked with destroying a powerful ring. Along his journey, he is accompanied by a fellowship of diverse characters, including elves, dwarves, men, and other hobbits, who strive to protect him and defeat the dark forces. The story takes place in the fictional world of Middle-earth and delves into themes of heroism, friendship, sacrifice, and the struggle between good and evil.
    • Publication Year: 1954-1955
    • Genre: High fantasy
    • Number of Volumes: 3
    • Number of Chapters: 62
    • Total Word Count: 455,125
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  2. 2
    The Hunger Games
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    The Hunger Games

    Suzanne Collins
    Suzanne Collins' dystopian trilogy has sold millions of copies and has been adapted into successful films.
    The Hunger Games is a dystopian young adult novel written by Suzanne Collins. It is the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy, set in a post-apocalyptic nation of Panem. The story follows sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who volunteers to participate in a sadistic televised event called the Hunger Games, where teenagers from twelve districts fight to the death.
    • Genre: Dystopian, Adventure, Science Fiction
    • Publication Date: September 14, 2008
    • Setting: Post-apocalyptic nation of Panem
    • Protagonist: Katniss Everdeen
    • Age Range: Young Adult
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    James Dashner's young adult dystopian trilogy has also been adapted into successful films.
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  4. 4

    The Divergent Trilogy

    Veronica Roth
    Veronica Roth's dystopian trilogy has also been adapted into films but received mixed reviews.
    The Divergent Trilogy is a popular young adult dystopian science fiction series. It is set in a post-apocalyptic society where people are categorized into distinct factions based on their personalities. The story follows the journey of a teenage girl named Tris Prior who discovers she is Divergent, meaning she possesses qualities of multiple factions and does not fit into any one category. Tris uncovers a conspiracy threatening the very fabric of society and becomes involved in a struggle for power and survival.
    • Genre: Young adult, Dystopian, Science fiction
    • Number of books: 3
    • First book: Divergent (2011)
    • Last book: Allegiant (2013)
    • Main protagonist: Tris Prior
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  5. 5

    The Dark Knight Trilogy

    Christopher Nolan
    Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy is considered one of the best superhero movie series.
    The Dark Knight Trilogy is a highly acclaimed superhero film series that showcases the iconic DC Comics character Batman. It consists of three films: Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). The trilogy explores the journey of Bruce Wayne as he transforms into Batman and battles against various villains in the gritty and realistic world created by director Christopher Nolan.
    • Release Dates: Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    • Box Office Revenue: Over $2.4 billion
    • Genre: Superhero, Action, Crime, Drama
    • Runtime: Each film approximately 2.5 hours
    • Director: Christopher Nolan
  6. 6

    The Bourne Trilogy

    Robert Ludlum
    Robert Ludlum's spy thriller trilogy has been adapted into successful films.
    The Bourne Trilogy is a popular trilogy of action thriller films based on the character Jason Bourne, a former CIA assassin suffering from amnesia. The trilogy follows Jason Bourne as he attempts to uncover his true identity and evade capture by the CIA. The films are known for their high-octane action sequences, intense plotlines, and intricate espionage themes.
    • Genre: Action, Thriller
    • Films: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum
    • Director: Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity), Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum)
    • Main Actor: Matt Damon
    • Running Time: Approximately 119-123 minutes per film
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    The Wachowski Brothers' science fiction trilogy revolutionized the action movie genre with its innovative special effects.
    The Matrix Trilogy is a science fiction film series that depicts a dystopian future where sentient machines have taken control of the world and trap humans in a simulated reality called the Matrix. The story follows Neo, a computer hacker, chosen to be the savior and liberator of humanity from the machines.
    • Genre: Science fiction
    • Release Dates: The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
    • Box Office Revenue: $1.6 billion (worldwide)
    • Main Characters: Neo, Trinity, Morpheus, Agent Smith
    • Themes: Reality, identity, technology, control
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    The Godfather Trilogy

    Francis Ford Coppola
    Francis Ford Coppola's crime saga trilogy is considered one of the best film series of all time.
    The Godfather Trilogy is a renowned series of three crime films that revolve around the Corleone crime family. It explores themes of power, loyalty, and violence within the Italian-American mafia during the mid-20th century.
    • Genre: Crime, Drama
    • Release Dates: 1972, 1974, 1990
    • Director: Francis Ford Coppola
    • Writer: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
    • Main Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro
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    The Back to the Future Trilogy

    Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale
    Robert Zemeckis' time-travel trilogy is a beloved classic.
    The Back to the Future Trilogy is a series of science fiction adventure films that follows the adventures of a teenager and his eccentric scientist friend as they travel through time and encounter various challenges and paradoxes. The trilogy is known for its captivating storytelling, memorable characters, and iconic DeLorean time machine.
    • Film Series: Back to the Future Trilogy
    • Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure
    • Release Dates: 1985, 1989, 1990
    • Running Time: Approximately 116-118 minutes per film
    • Box Office: $957 million (worldwide)
  10. 10

    The Before Trilogy

    Richard Linklater
    Richard Linklater's romantic drama trilogy follows two characters over the course of several years and is lauded for its realistic dialogue and performances.
    The Before Trilogy is a series of romantic drama films that revolve around the evolving relationship between two individuals who meet on a train. The trilogy explores their encounters across three different stages of their lives.
    • Genre: Romantic Drama
    • Director: Richard Linklater
    • First Film: Before Sunrise (1995)
    • Second Film: Before Sunset (2004)
    • Third Film: Before Midnight (2013)

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Ranking factors for popular trilogy

  1. 1) Storytelling
    The quality and consistency of the story across all three parts.
  2. 2) Character development
    How well the main characters evolve and change throughout the trilogy.
  3. 3) Direction and production
    The technical aspects of the trilogy including cinematography, music, special effects, and overall direction.
  4. 4) Fan Base
    The popularity or cult following of the trilogy among fans and critics.
  5. 5) Box Office
    The commercial success of the trilogy in terms of gross revenue.
  6. 6) Cultural Impact
    The influence of the trilogy on pop culture and its lasting impact on the industry.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most popular trilogy. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or Trilogion is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


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Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each Trilogion once every 24 hours. The rank of each Trilogion is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most popular trilogy

Trilogies have become a popular format in literature, film, and even video games. The idea of a story told across three installments has been around for decades, but it wasn't until the 21st century that trilogies truly took off in popularity. From epic space operas to thrilling fantasy adventures, trilogies have captured the imaginations of audiences worldwide. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which trilogy is truly the most popular. That's where StrawPoll comes in – we've gathered data from thousands of users to determine the most beloved trilogies of all time.

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