Best Third Movies

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  1. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    In the spirit of TDKR, what would you say are the best third movies of all time?
     
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    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    Toy Story 3
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
     
  3. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    Oh god damn, I totally forgot about those.

    1. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    2. Toy Story 3
    3. The Dark Knight Rises
    4. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    5. The Return of the King
     
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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Back to the Future III
    Return of the Jedi
    The Return of the King
     
  5. QBComics Registered

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    Goldfinger.
     
  6. flickchick85 Admin of Might

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    I agree with most of the ones listed above, also:

    The Bourne Ultimatum
     
  7. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    I never understood why people like Ultimatum so much.

    I loved the first Bourne movie, but after that, he just seemed to be running around aimlessly.
     
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    Die Hard with a Vengeance.
     
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    Toy Story 3(My personal favorite in the series)
    Good,Bad,and The Ugly
    Escape From The Planet of The Apes (It's a huge departure from the first two,but it's still a good movie)
    Back to the Future III(Also my favorite in the series)
    Return of The Jedi
     
  10. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    I wouldn't say it's one of THE greatest, but I do love Mission Impossible 3.

    It's still the best of the series, IMO.
     
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    Three Colors: Red
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    Another Thin Man
    Goldfinger
    The World of Apu
    2046
    The Last Days of Disco
    Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
    Europa
    Ziegfeld Follies
    Naqoyqatsi
    Toy Story 3
    Return of the King
    Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July
     
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    This. However, I love Die Hard 1-3 almost equally. They re all great films. Best action franchise ever IMO.
     
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    1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    2. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    3. Goldfinger
    4. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
    5. Return of the Jedi
    6. The Dark Knight Rises
    7. Toy Story 3
    8. Back to the Future Part III
    9. The Bourne Ultimatum

    I feel safe in saying those are the only good third installments in film.
     
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  14. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    Another Thin Man is awesome.

    That's probably the greatest yet never talked about film franchise around.
     
  15. Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    I agree with so many of these, but also need to include:

    Army of Darkness
    Nightmare on Elm Street 3
     
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    Some of my favorites.

    The Silence
    Three Colors: Red
    Goldfinger
    Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
     
  17. Kahran Ramsus Super Moderator

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    1. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    2. Return of the King
    3. Goldfinger
    4. Return of the Jedi
    5. The Dark Knight Rises
    6. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    8. Back to the Future Part 3
    9. Toy Story 3
    10. The Bourne Ultimatum
     
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    Most third movies tend to be the weakest.

    Contrary to popular belief, the trilogy concept isn't necessarily a good one. Only a few people can pull it off. Just look at X-Men, Terminator, and Spider-man. Third movie did a number on the franchise.

    Or if they're not outright bad, they're simply inferior to the sequel. Like Return of the Jedi, Toy Story 3 and the Dark Knight Rises. Again, that's not to say they're bad films, they're just not better than the first sequel, which was itself (probably) much better than the original.

    And then you have a rarer few that are actually better than the first sequel. Some because all the movies were good, like Return of the King. And some because the first sequel was inferior, like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Revenge of the Sith (not that it's a good movie, but it sure was better than Attack of the Clones). Those are rare though.

    Obviously your mileage may vary.
     
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    Three Colors: Red bears repeating.

    Looking at "franchises" in the broad sense, let me throw a shout out to Eric Rohmer's My Night at Maud's (the third of his Six Moral Tales). Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was an important step forward in that series as well.
     
  20. flickchick85 Admin of Might

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    My whole list:

    1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    3. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    4. The Bourne Ultimatum
    5. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
    6. The Dark Knight Rises
    7. Goldfinger
    8. Return of the Jedi
    9. Toy Story 3
    10. Army of Darkness
     
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    1. TDKR
    2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
    3. Return of the King
    4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    5. Revenge of the Sith

    TG, TB & TU was the first Eastwood western I saw, but it wasn't for me. I really liked Unforgiven, though I think that one's a standalone.
     
  22. Gianakin_ SW Prequels Defender

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    Lots of my picks have already been mentioned.:up:
    Not necessarily the best in the trilogy, but good or great films of a ffranchise nonetheless.

    TDKR
    Indy 3
    BttF3
    SW: RotS
    SW: RotJ
    HP: Azkaban
    Bourne 3
    Goldfinger
    Evil Dead 3
    Toy Story 3
    Goldmember
    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    Star Trek Search for Spock
    Die Hard 3
     
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    1. Die Hard: With a Vengeance
    2. Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
    3. The Dark Knight Rises
    4. Alien 3
    5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    6. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    7. Mission Impossible III
    8. Predators
    9. Army of Darkness
     
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    MI3, too, nice. You keep reminding me of stuff today!
     
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    If we can forget there was ever a Terminator 3 I would be a happyman.

    Back to the Future 3
    The Dark Knight Rises.
    Indy 3
    Against popular opinion I love Fast and Furious:Tokyo Drift.
     

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