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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Best Film Series
Poll: Best Film Series
Star Wars
Harry Potter
Middle Earth
Pirates of be Caribbean
Marvel Cinematic Universe
DC Cinematic Universe
James Bond
Indiana Jones
View Results (36 votes)


Oct 18 2016, 12:32pm

Post #1 of 10 (942 views)
Best Film Series Can't Post

What is your favorite film series? And which film series do you think has the best film out of all of them?


Oct 18 2016, 12:46pm

Post #2 of 10 (909 views)
To my way of thinking, you're asking two different questions. [In reply to] Can't Post

IMO, LotR is the best film series: as an exercise in film-making, it is practically a masterpiece.

Although it falls short of LotR especially in acting and writing, I think SW is more fun to watch, so that's my favorite.


Oct 18 2016, 4:15pm

Post #3 of 10 (891 views)
Middle-earth, [In reply to] Can't Post

That is my favorite and I believe it's the best film series. But I am also a Pirates of the Caribbean fan as well!

Tol Eressea

Oct 18 2016, 6:24pm

Post #4 of 10 (875 views)
argh [In reply to] Can't Post

OK, the DC film universe needs major help. Major major help. Their TV series seem to be better.

Star Wars hit me before I read LOTR ( a year before I read the books), so it stands as my favorite, though I think the Marvel films are more cohesive and over the course of many many films, have maintained their quality.

Of course, Middle Earth is fabulous. I still like the books better. Except I like the Hobbit films better. And ... oh... gee...

Nobody mentioned the How to Train Your Dragon films/TV series's which were awesome.

I blame Pirates for my obsession with boats with wooden hulls, sails and cannons... and for surviving the Great East Coast Earthquake (Aug 23, 2011) on a pirate ship... true story.


And of course the Harry Potter series is intelligent storytelling at its best.


Oct 18 2016, 6:36pm

Post #5 of 10 (872 views)
LOTR; Battleship Potemkin [In reply to] Can't Post

Best film series: Jackson's LOTR (2001-2003).

Best film in a series: Battleship Potemkin (1925) in Eisenstein's Revolution Trilogy. (Arguably the best film ever made.)


Oct 18 2016, 10:25pm

Post #6 of 10 (849 views)
going by movies I have watched again and again and again: Monty Python [In reply to] Can't Post

"Holy Grail" being the best of the bunch.


Oct 19 2016, 2:25am

Post #7 of 10 (818 views)
Back to the Future [In reply to] Can't Post

As a film series, I love the interplay between the films and how they created continuity between them. It is amazing to think that Zemeckis was able to tie the sequels in with the original the way he did without having CGI to fix things for him. The "Back to the Future" trilogy had an excellent balance between dramatic tension and light-hearted comedy that didn't break continuity "Doc, are you telling me that you built a time machine out of a Delorean?".

In terms of best single film in a film series, I have to go with "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan". It had everything -- classic Trek (with the characters more or less being IN CHARACTER), comedy, dramatic tension, a stirring soundtrack, quotable lines ("I don't believe in the no-win scenario" and "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few ... or the one" and "You lied." "I exaggerated.").

My second choice for film series would probably be the first 9 or 10 films in the Bond series. Roger Moore really began grating on me some time around "Moonraker". I enjoyed "Moonraker" and "For Your Eyes Only" but Moore was getting too old and the films didn't quite have the panache of "Goldfinger" or "Thunderball" or "The Man with the Golden Gun".

My second choice for best film in a film series would probably be "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". Sean Connery was perfect as Harrison Ford's father and the scene when father and son realize they both slept with the same Nazi agent was hilarious.

Superuser / Moderator

Oct 19 2016, 3:38am

Post #8 of 10 (812 views)
I like to put a notable mention in for the Underworld films. [In reply to] Can't Post

They aren't my favourite film series (that's the Middle-earth movies ... well, LOTR, really) but they're right up there. And there's another one coming out soon. Smile

Grey Havens

Oct 19 2016, 11:43pm

Post #9 of 10 (760 views)
Middle-earth, always [In reply to] Can't Post

but I never miss a James Bond movie or a Star Trek movie and I've enjoyed so many of the films and series on your list it's hard to pick favorites. An Unexpected Journey is probably my favorite film, but I also loved the first 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie, & 'Goldeneye' is my favorite Bond film, while "The Last Crusade is my favorite Indiana Jones movie. Lots of good stuff on your list Smile

And hey, for lovers of old movies, how about the Thin Man series!

(This post was edited by Elarie on Oct 19 2016, 11:44pm)


Oct 27 2016, 2:57pm

Post #10 of 10 (660 views)
I love the Thin Man films! [In reply to] Can't Post

Those are some of my favorite old movies! Along with the old Marx Brother movies!


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