Auteur Trilogies

A friend's post over at the Super Champion Film Zone reminded me that a lot of well-known directors have made trilogies of one kind or another. Some are traditional trilogies, a film and two sequels, but in others there's a less direct link among the films - a location, a character, a theme. Some are planned, some are only appreciated by critics after the fact. Either way, they appear below if a single director was responsible for all three of the films.

To appear on the list, all three films must share the same director, all three films need to have actually been produced, and all three films need to be on letterboxd. I found several examples on a wikipedia…

  • Where Is My Friend's House?

    1

  • Life, and Nothing More...

    2

  • Through the Olive Trees

    3

  • The Plea

    4

  • The Wishing Tree

    5

  • Repentance

    6

  • Songs from the Second Floor

    7

  • You, the Living

    8

  • A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

    9

  • Through a Glass Darkly

    10

  • Winter Light

    11

  • The Silence

    12

  • Pather Panchali

    13

  • Aparajito

    14

  • Apur Sansar

    15

  • Three Colors: Blue

    16

  • Three Colors: White

    17

  • Three Colors: Red

    18

  • Shadows in Paradise

    19

  • Ariel

    20

  • The Match Factory Girl

    21

  • The Godfather

    22

  • The Godfather: Part II

    23

  • The Godfather: Part III

    24

  • Interview

    25

  • Calcutta 71

    26

  • Padatik

    27

  • Fort Apache

    28

  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

    29

  • Rio Grande

    30

  • Rio Bravo

    31

  • El Dorado

    32

  • Rio Lobo

    33

  • Alice in the Cities

    34

  • Wrong Move

    35

  • Kings of the Road

    36

  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

    37

  • The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

    38

  • The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer

    39

  • Recollections of the Yellow House

    40

  • God's Comedy

    41

  • As Bodas de Deus

    42

  • Before Sunrise

    43

  • Before Sunset

    44

  • Before Midnight

    45

  • L'Avventura

    46

  • La Notte

    47

  • L'Eclisse

    48

  • Days of Being Wild

    49

  • In the Mood for Love

    50

  • 2046

    51

  • Rebels of the Neon God

    52

  • Vive L'Amour

    53

  • The River

    54

  • The Element of Crime

    55

  • Epidemic

    56

  • Europa

    57

  • Breaking the Waves

    58

  • The Idiots

    59

  • Dancer in the Dark

    60

  • Shinjuku Triad Society

    61

  • Rainy Dog

    62

  • Ley Lines

    63

  • Dead or Alive

    64

  • Dead or Alive 2: Birds

    65

  • Dead or Alive: Final

    66

  • The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story

    67

  • The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea

    68

  • The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 3: From Sark to the Finish

    69

  • The Decameron

    70

  • The Canterbury Tales

    71

  • Arabian Nights

    72

  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler

    73

  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    74

  • The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse

    75

  • Le Samouraï

    76

  • Un Flic

    77

  • Le Cercle Rouge

    78

  • The Damned

    79

  • Death in Venice

    80

  • Ludwig

    81

  • A City of Sadness

    82

  • The Puppetmaster

    83

  • Good Men, Good Women

    84

  • That Day, on the Beach

    85

  • Taipei Story

    86

  • The Terrorizers

    87

  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    88

  • Oldboy

    89

  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

    90

  • Late Spring

    91

  • Early Summer

    92

  • Tokyo Story

    93

  • The Blood of a Poet

    94

  • Orpheus

    95

  • Testament of Orpheus

    96

  • Blood Wedding

    97

  • Carmen

    98

  • El amor brujo

    99

  • A Fistful of Dollars

    100