10 Awesome Unintentional Trilogies

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“What 3 completely unrelated films, can you put together to make a great trilogy?” Reddit user OneManSidekick1 asked this question in a recent thread on the subreddit, r/movies. The responses were hilarious, insightful and amazing. Some people gave explanations, and others were self-explanatory. Some actually make sense given the plots and/or actors involved, while some are just clever puns on the titles themselves.

Here, in no particular order, are my 10 favorite Unintentional Trilogies…

Outbreak
Contagion
World War Z
The virus keeps being “cured” but really the cure is just a band-aid. It keeps coming back and becoming more advanced each time. There’s just no stopping that crazy shit from coming back and wiping us out.
by user: wsconce


Her
The Terminator
The Matrix
by user: Awesomesmasher


…or, similarly…

The Terminator: Robot assassin travels back in time to stop freedom fighters from winning against robots in war
The Matrix: Robots win said war, now keep humans for power source.
Cars: Eventually lose humans as power source. Evolve to more simple machine life form.
by user: BW_Bird


Beethoven
Cujo
Pet Sematary
by user: PointOfFingers


American History X: Ed Norton is a violent Racist who tries to turn his life around.
Fight Club: Following the end of AHX Ed Norton becomes Jack, slightly unbalanced but leading a “normal life”, until he meets Tyler.
The Incredible Hulk: Ed Norton has now completely lost his shit and for some reason is also the hulk.
by user: FullAhBeans

User bogdaniuz points out that in this scenario, Tyler Durden is the Hulk…

“Hey, remember when in Avengers, Banner says: ‘I tried to shoot myself in the mouth but he spitted out the bullet’
And in Fight Club he shoots himself into mouth, seemingly killing Durden…but Durden just got stronger.” [sic]


E.T.
Independence Day
District 9
by user: naughty_vixen


Se7en
Deep Impact
Bruce Almighty
Morgan Freeman starts off as a good guy detective that has seen too much, eventually becomes the president of the US and leads them through a major world disaster while giving them hope, ends up God.
by user: itsahhmemario


Edge of Tomorrow
The Day After Tomorrow
28 Days Later
(The original user must have deleted this one, but I remember reading it and LOLing)


Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Kill Bill
Ted
by user: BaconBoob


And my absolute favorite…!

Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day
by user: chrismikehunt


(P.S. I know this is a very “Buzzfeed-esque” style post. I encourage you to give the original posters the credit by visiting the original thread.)

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