Unofficial Trilogies by famous directors (different films & characters, same topics or place)by RAMPARTisGREAT | created - 20 Nov 2011 | updated - 21 Nov 2011 | Public
according to reliable internet sources, which are mostly based on directors' words or scientific research
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1. Mean Streets (1973)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A small-time hood aspires to work his way up the ranks of a local mob.
Votes: 77,243 | Gross: $0.03M
mafia trilogy 1
2. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 825,924 | Gross: $46.84M
3. Casino (1995)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
Votes: 378,267 | Gross: $42.44M
4. Platoon (1986)
R | 120 min | Drama, War
A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Votes: 325,401 | Gross: $138.53M
Vietnam trilogy 1
5. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War
The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Votes: 84,500 | Gross: $70.00M
6. Heaven & Earth (1993)
R | 140 min | Action, Biography, Drama
During the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese woman struggles with life hustling on the streets, where she comes face to face with those involved in the conflict around her.
Votes: 11,696 | Gross: $5.86M
7. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
R | 129 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' friend's daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant.
Votes: 51,983 | Gross: $0.05M
vengeance trilogy 1
8. Oldeuboi (2003)
R | 120 min | Mystery, Thriller
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.
Votes: 414,460 | Gross: $0.71M
9. Lady Vengeance (2005)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a thirteen-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy, Guem-Ja Lee seeks vengeance on the man truly responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow ... See full summary »
Votes: 60,130 | Gross: $0.21M
10. Lost Highway (1997)
R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.
Votes: 110,252 | Gross: $3.80M
Hollywood trilogy 1
11. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Votes: 270,628 | Gross: $7.22M
12. Inland Empire (2006)
R | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.
Votes: 46,641 | Gross: $0.75M
13. Bad Lieutenant (1992)
NC-17 | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.
Votes: 32,405 | Gross: $2.00M
consciousness trilogy 1
14. The Addiction (1995)
Unrated | 82 min | Horror
A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood.
Votes: 7,240 | Gross: $0.30M
15. The Blackout (1997)
R | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A debauched Hollywood movie actor tries to piece together one wild night in Miami years earlier which remains a drug-induced blur, and soon finds out that some questions about his past are best left unanswered.
16. Under the Sand (2000)
Unrated | 92 min | Drama, Mystery
When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Votes: 7,221 | Gross: $1.45M
death trilogy 1
17. Time to Leave (2005)
Unrated | 81 min | Drama
A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him.
Votes: 7,751 | Gross: $0.12M
18. Hideaway (Le refuge) (2009)
Unrated | 88 min | Drama
Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day, they overdose and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she's pregnant. Feeling ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,305 | Gross: $0.03M
19. Der siebente Kontinent (1989)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister.
"glaciation of feelings" trilogy 1
20. Benny's Video (1992)
Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama
A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.
21. 71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls (1994)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man.
22. Days of Being Wild (1990)
Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A man tries to find out who his real mother is after the woman who raised him tells him the truth.
Votes: 13,895 | Gross: $0.14M
time and memory trilogy 1
23. In the Mood for Love (2000)
PG | 98 min | Drama, Romance
Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.
Votes: 91,066 | Gross: $2.73M
24. 2046 (2004)
R | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
The women who enter a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.
Votes: 44,796 | Gross: $0.26M
25. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
PG | 108 min | Thriller
A young woman discovers her visiting uncle may not be the man he seems to be.
strangler trilogy 1
26. Rope (1948)
PG | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.
27. Strangers on a Train (1951)
PG | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement.
Votes: 107,661 | Gross: $7.63M
28. Repulsion (1965)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.
apartment trilogy 1
29. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
R | 137 min | Drama, Horror
A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.
30. The Tenant (1976)
R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller
A bureaucrat rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia.
Votes: 31,345 | Gross: $1.92M
31. Alice in the Cities (1974)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
A German journalist is saddled with a nine-year-old girl after encountering her mother at a New York airport.
road trilogy 1
32. Wrong Move (1975)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
A writer goes on a road trip across West Germany with a group of eclectic people he meets along the way.
33. Kings of the Road (1976)
Not Rated | 175 min | Drama
A traveling projection-equipment mechanic works in Western Germany along the East-German border, visiting worn-out theatres. He meets with a depressed young man whose marriage has just broken up, and the two decide to travel together.
34. Shadows in Paradise (1986)
76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An episode in the life of Nikander, a garbage man, involving the death of a coworker, a love affair and much more.
proletariat trilogy 1
35. Ariel (1988)
Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A Finnish man goes to the city to find a job after the mine where he worked is closed and his father commits suicide.
36. The Match Factory Girl (1990)
68 min | Drama, Comedy
A woman's terribly dull life is upended by a one-night stand pregnancy, causing her to seek retribution.
37. My Name Is Joe (1998)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.
Votes: 6,651 | Gross: $0.35M
Glasgow trilogy 1
38. Sweet Sixteen (I) (2002)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama
Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Votes: 11,611 | Gross: $0.03M
39. Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)
R | 104 min | Drama, Romance
Sparks fly in Glasgow's south side when a young Asian man enters into a relationship with a Caucasian woman.
40. Bleak Moments (1971)
106 min | Comedy, Drama
Moments from the uncompromisingly bleak existence of a secretary, her intellectually disabled sister, aloof and uneasy teacher boyfriend, bizarre neighbor and irritating workmate.
pre/post Thatcher social outrage trilogy 1
41. Meantime (1984 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
When one brother gets a job from their wealthy aunt, the other becomes increasingly jealous.
42. High Hopes (1988)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
The life of a working class couple living in London and their complicated relationships with other members of the family.
Votes: 3,369 | Gross: $1.19M
43. Une affaire privée (2002)
107 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
It's been six months since Rachel Siprien disappeared. At the request of Rachel's mother, private detective François takes over the investigation. The young woman, with a complex and ... See full summary »
police trilogy/noir trilogy 1
44. Hanging Offense (2003)
100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A fifty-year-old police officer, Michèle Varin, finds herself in a highly depressive state due to the death of her young son a few years ago. In one way or another she feels guilty for his ... See full summary »
45. La clef (2007)
115 min | Thriller
One morning, Eric Vincent, a thirty-something without a past and reluctant about fatherhood, receives a phone call from a stranger proposing him to retrieve the ashes of his late father, whom he never met.
same character François Manéri (Thierry Lhermitte) in all three parts and Michèle Varin (Josiane Balasko) in 2 & 3 part
46. Three Colors: Blue (1993)
R | 98 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.
Votes: 70,763 | Gross: $1.32M
contemporary French society Trilogy 1 (official)
47. Three Colors: White (1994)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After his wife divorces him, a Polish immigrant plots to get even with her.
Votes: 50,398 | Gross: $1.46M
48. Three Colors: Red (1994)
R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy.
Votes: 71,244 | Gross: $4.04M
49. Amores Perros (2000)
R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.
Votes: 192,310 | Gross: $5.38M
death trilogy 1
50. 21 Grams (2003)
R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.
Votes: 203,636 | Gross: $16.25M
51. Babel (I) (2006)
R | 143 min | Drama
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Votes: 261,819 | Gross: $34.30M
52. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
R | 120 min | Drama
A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany.
BRD (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) trilogy 1
53. Lola (1981)
R | 115 min | Drama, Romance
In post-war West Germany, the charming Von Bohm is appointed a city's new Building Commissioner. His morality is tested when he unknowingly falls in love with a brothel worker, Lola, the paid mistress of a corrupt property developer.
54. Veronika Voss (1982)
R | 104 min | Drama
A washed up UFA actress, kept by her doctor, raises suspicion in a sports journalist.
55. The Element of Crime (1984)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A cop in a dystopian Europe investigates a serial killings suspect using controversial methods written by his now disgraced former mentor.
Europe trilogy 1
56. Epidemic (1987)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Horror
A director and screenwriter pen a script and, in the process, blur the line between fiction and reality.
57. Europa (1991)
R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
Just after W.W.II, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.
Votes: 17,187 | Gross: $1.01M
58. Diner (1982)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.
Votes: 16,247 | Gross: $14.10M
autobiographical "Baltimore trilogy" 1
(Levinson was born in Baltimore, he also named his prod. company Baltimore Pictures and produced "Homicide: Life on the Street", which takes place in Baltimore)
59. Tin Men (1987)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama
A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Votes: 7,063 | Gross: $25.41M
60. Avalon (1990)
PG | 128 min | Drama
A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.
Votes: 5,126 | Gross: $15.74M
61. The Thing (1982)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.
Votes: 298,788 | Gross: $13.78M
"Apocalypse trilogy" 1
62. Prince of Darkness (1987)
R | 102 min | Horror
A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.
Votes: 28,942 | Gross: $14.18M
63. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.
Votes: 48,850 | Gross: $8.95M
64. That Cold Day in the Park (1969)
R | 113 min | Drama
A rich but lonely woman, Frances Austen, one day invites a boy from a nearby park to her apartment and offers to let him live there.
musical trilogy dealing with issues of identity and the female psyche 1
65. Images (1972)
R | 104 min | Drama, Horror
Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.
66. 3 Women (1977)
PG | 124 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Two roommates and physical therapists, one a vain woman and the other a mysterious teenager, share a bizarre relationship.
67. The Last Emperor (1987)
PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the final Emperor of China.
Votes: 78,546 | Gross: $43.98M
Eastern trilogy 1
68. The Sheltering Sky (1990)
R | 138 min | Adventure, Drama
The American artist couple Port and Kit Moresby travel aimlessly through Africa, searching for new experiences that could give sense to their relationship. But the flight to distant regions only leads both deeper into despair.
Votes: 9,600 | Gross: $2.08M
69. Little Buddha (1993)
PG | 123 min | Drama
Lama Norbu comes to Seattle in search of the reincarnation of his dead teacher, Lama Dorje. His search leads him to young Jesse Conrad, Raju, a waif from Kathmandu, and an upper class ... See full summary »
Votes: 13,491 | Gross: $4.86M
70. Takeshis' (2005)
108 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Beat Takeshi, a prominent actor, meets a lookalike named Kitano, who is a struggling actor, but after the meeting, Kitano's dreams take a violent, surreal turn.
surrealist autobiographical trilogy 1
71. Kantoku · Banzai! (2007)
108 min | Comedy, Drama
Takeshi Kitano plays a version of himself in which he's a struggling director cycling through a number of different genres in an effort to complete his latest project.
72. Akiresu to kame (2008)
119 min | Comedy, Drama
Machisu is a painter. He never had the success he thinks he is entitled to. Regardless of this, he always remains trying to be successful. His wife Sachiko keeps supporting him, despite all setbacks.
73. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.
Votes: 11,832 | Gross: $2.45M
London trilogy 1
74. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,941 | Gross: $1.65M
75. Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,242 | Gross: $1.20M
76. Annie Hall (1977)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.
Votes: 220,409 | Gross: $39.20M
New York trilogy 1 (all three films are black/white)
77. Manhattan (1979)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.
Votes: 115,515 | Gross: $45.70M
78. Stardust Memories (1980)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama
While attending a retrospective of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.
Votes: 18,362 | Gross: $10.39M
79. American Gigolo (1980)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A Los Angeles male escort, who mostly caters to an older female clientèle, is accused of a murder which he did not commit.
Votes: 17,843 | Gross: $23.00M
"lonely man" (urban males entangled in dead-end jobs and murder) trilogy 1
80. Light Sleeper (1992)
R | 103 min | Crime, Drama
A drug dealer reconsiders his profession when his boss plans to go straight and an old flame reappears.
Votes: 4,178 | Gross: $1.05M
81. The Walker (2007)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.
Votes: 4,837 | Gross: $0.08M
82. Ai to kibô no machi (1959)
62 min | Drama
A young man runs a scam selling pigeons that always return to his home. A rich girl takes an interest in him and tries to help him find a good job.
youth trilogy 1
83. Seishun zankoku monogatari (1960)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
A harsh young man seduces a freeloading young woman and eventually takes advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class men.
84. Taiyô no hakaba (1960)
87 min | Drama
In Osaka's slum, capricious folks without futures engage in pilfering, assault and robbery, prostitution, and the trading of ID cards and blood.
85. Suspiria (1977)
R | 92 min | Horror
A newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amidst a series of grisly murders.
the three mothers trilogy 1
86. Inferno (1980)
R | 107 min | Horror
An American college student in Rome and his sister in New York investigate a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches.
87. Mother of Tears (2007)
R | 102 min | Horror
Part three of the "Three Mothers" trilogy which takes place in Rome and has to do with Mater Lachrymarum (The Third Mother).
Votes: 7,846 | Gross: $0.06M
88. Sue (1997)
R | 91 min | Drama
An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,207 | Gross: $0.05M
"trilogy of loneliness" (fate of young women in New York) 1
89. Fiona (1998)
85 min | Drama
Despite the fact that Fiona has lived apart from her mother, they lead parallel lives as bi-sexual prostitutes. The meeting of the two women spells tragedy for the mother and hope for the daughter.
90. Bridget (2002)
90 min | Drama
Finishing his trilogy about desperate young women in New York, Amos Kollek focuses on an alcoholic, who tries to regain custody of her son. Being addicted to alcohol, single mother Anna had... See full summary »
91. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
Votes: 247,185 | Gross: $45.51M
numskull trilogy 1
92. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A beautiful gold digger matches wits with a shrewd Beverly Hills divorce lawyer who is increasingly attracted to her.
Votes: 81,954 | Gross: $35.33M
93. Burn After Reading (2008)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.
Votes: 269,973 | Gross: $60.36M
94. Café au lait (1993)
94 min | Comedy, Romance
Lola is pregnant. But she does not know who the father is : Jamal, the black muslim, son of diplomats, or Felix, the pennyless jewish messenger. Jamal and Felix meet at Lola's, and the race... See full summary »
Votes: 921 | Gross: $0.32M
"fracture sociale trilogy" (perceived desintegration of community & civic responsibility that accompanies exclusion, violence & delinquency and growing divide between rich & poor in french society) 1
95. La Haine (1995)
Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama
24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot.
Votes: 119,200 | Gross: $0.31M
96. Assassin(s) (1997)
128 min | Drama, Crime
Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor.
97. Lost in Translation (2003)
R | 102 min | Drama
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.
Votes: 352,753 | Gross: $44.59M
"pampered ennui trilogy" (isolated, spoilt rich and or famous person suffering ennui despite having no real problems) 1
98. Marie Antoinette (2006)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Votes: 87,994 | Gross: $15.96M
99. Somewhere (2010)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.
Votes: 38,682 | Gross: $1.77M