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Best Third Movies

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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
 
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
 
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Back to the Future III
Return of the Jedi
The Return of the King
 
I agree with most of the ones listed above, also:

The Bourne Ultimatum
 
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.
 
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
 
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.
 
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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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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Another Thin Man is awesome.

That's probably the greatest yet never talked about film franchise around.
 
I agree with so many of these, but also need to include:

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

The Silence
Three Colors: Red
Goldfinger
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
 
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
 
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.
 
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.
 
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
 
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.
 
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
 
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
 
MI3, too, nice. You keep reminding me of stuff today!
 
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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