7 movie franchises to binge watch this summer

Dec 19 2017, 4:27 pm

Summer is blockbuster season, but that doesn’t mean you should forget about the classics. If you’re looking for evening or weekend plan ideas, there’s nothing better than watching (or re-watching) great movie franchises. Even if you’ve seen a film or two from the series already, a second viewing will help you better understand any plot intricacies.

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“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy

It’s hard to believe that the first movie in the trilogy was released in 2001, considering its impressive CGI and special effects. Nevertheless, “Hobbit” viewers should follow up on the latest instalments to the franchise with the original LOTR trilogy.

Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

Marvel’s Cinematic Universe comprises of 11 movies to date, depicting the origin stories of the superheroes that would unite to become the Avengers and then some. Every devoted reader of Marvel’s comic book offerings should stay up to date with the film franchise.

Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy

Christopher Nolan’s re-imagining of the Batman cinematic universe marks a welcome return to the big screen for the Dark Knight, portrayed by Christian Bale.

“Harry Potter”

The cast of “Harry Potter” may have grown up with the franchise, but the films will always be timeless for dedicated moviegoers. Watching J.K. Rowling’s epic fantasy series be brought to life in true Hollywood fashion, you probably won’t even notice the time fly by.

“Star Wars”

“Star Wars” should be a household name to any sci-fi lover, and the movie franchise is probably one of the most prolific out there.

“Fast & Furious”

Fast cars, a boatload of action, and a charismatic cast to boot—”Fast & Furious” is jam-packed with everything movie-goers would want in a franchise with its given premise.

“The Matrix” Trilogy

This sci-fi classic will likely have you questioning your very existence afterwards, but that’s exactly why it works. Pioneering action sequences for the next decade, you’ll probably notice several iconic scenes as you make your way through the trilogy.