When I was first going to post this topic, I thought "favorite movie trilogies", but some favorites have two movies, or four, or six, etc. So, I went with the franchise tag, hope that isn't the confusing way to do it. Anyways, how do you rank your favorite trilogies, sequels, sagas, franchies, etc.? Here are my faves:
1. Star Wars Saga (if I had to split them, the original trilogy would be first on this list by a landslide...the prequel trilogy would be second, but depending on how Episode III is, it might face a little competition from others, though when it comes down to it, its still Star Wars, and I still love it)
2a. Lord of the Rings (I really feel this is the "Star Wars" for this generation, the way the OT was for us. I feel the story of these movies is amazing, and I'm sure I would enjoy the books just as much...haven't read them yet.....but these movies aren't just great for effects, action, etc....they are just good movies IMO)
2b. Indiana Jones (very close with LOTR for me, nostalgia might be a big factor in that. I really enjoy all of these movies, and really don't get tired of watching them on cable either....can't wait for the DVD release in November
3. X-Men (I really liked both of these movies so far, hope that they can continue for a few more without losing the entire cast. Just fun movies)
4. Austin Powers (I know some people don't care for them, but I think these movies are hilarious. I have enjoyed each one so far, although some of the luster has worn off of the first one due to it being on television so much. Still great movies, especially for a good laugh)
5. Back to the Future (these were good movies as well, some of my favorites as a kid. I enjoyed the first one by far the most though, and still haven't bought the DVD set for that reason, not sure if I want the other two as bad or not. Second isn't too bad, never got into the third one for some reason though)
I'm sure there are more that I am forgetting right now, but that's the top of the list for me...that I can think of right off hand at least. Any other opinions?