Probably two of the most well received trilogy in modern film history. Which do you think is better as a trilogy? I must say that the LOTR trilogy wins this one effortlessly. The story just works organically as a story split in three parts as opposed to the rather manufactured link of TDKR to BB and TDK. The first two also stood perfectly on their own; served as their own self contained film. Whereas LOTR resolved most of its narrative threads only at the long, numerous climaxes of ROTK.