InSession-Film-Patreon
Lost Password?

A password will be emailed to you. You will be able to change your password and other profile details once you have logged in.

List: Top 3 Scenes from Trilogy Closers

List: Top 3 Scenes from Trilogy Closers

This week on Episode 314 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, we thought it would be interesting to talk about the best scenes/moments from trilogy closer films. This was one of the more challenging and complicated Top 3 lists we’ve perhaps ever done on the show. For one, there is a gray area as to what defines a “trilogy” these days, as many franchises have surpassed the 3-film mark, which in theory could undermine the third film as being a “closer.” However, depending on how you look at it, having more than three films isn’t necessarily undermining the first three acting as a trilogy. That is to say, we had some lengthy criteria this week to help decipher how this topic operated within our lists. Once that was done, because there are so many great trilogies out there, the amount of scenes to choose from was endless, making this exercise all the more difficult. But it was really fun too! That said, here are our lists:

(Note: Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections)

JD

1) Luke Saves His Father – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
2) Apes Together Strong – War for the Planet of the Apes
3) “You bow to no one” – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Brendan

1) Grave / Final Showdown – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
2) Apes Together Strong – War for the Planet of the Apes
3) Opening – Three Colours: Red

Justin

1) Ending – L’Eclisse
2) Grave / Final Showdown – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
3) 107 Steps Sequence – Dancer in the Dark

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Ending Argument – Before Midnight
Dinner Scene – Before Midnight
“I am no man” – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lighting of the Beacons – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
“I can’t carry it, but I can carry you” – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Luke tells Leia the Truth – Return of the Jedi
Opening Battle – Revenge of the Sith
Final Duel – Revenge of the Sith
Ending – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Dance Sequence – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Incinerator – Toy Story 3
Ending – Toy Story 3
Luca’s Death – War for the Planet of the Apes
Donkey’s Sacrifice – War for the Planet of the Apes
Opening – War for the Planet of the Apes
Caesar’s Death – War for the Planet of the Apes
Waterloo Scene – The Bourne Ultimatum
“Look at us, look at what they make us give” – The Bourne Ultimatum
Jason Breaks into Office – The Bourne Ultimatum
Ripley Sacrifice – Alien 3
Final Showdown – Matrix Revolutions
The Motorcycle Chase – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Henry finally calls his son Indiana – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Ending Reveal – MIB3
Highway Chase – Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Ending Reveals – Terminator 3
Final Sequence – Spider-Man 3
Car Chase – The Dark Knight Rises
Apu’s Final Scene with Son – Apur Sansar

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. As mentioned above, there is a lot of criteria that goes into this list and many, many scenes to consider, so there’s a good chance your list is different than ours. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at insessionfilm@gmail.com.

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

Huge movie fanatic and InSession Film founder and owner. I pretend to know a lot about movies, but mostly I'm good at discussing them. My favorite movies include Shawshank Redemption, Warrior, Top Gun and Transformers (fav as a kid!). Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran

Like this? Share it.

Related Posts

%d bloggers like this: