Nowadays it looks like every film released in Hollywood is designed in such a way that it can be converted into a franchise. Every single person in Hollywood wants to make brands out of their films, and it is only possible by making franchises.
There have been many great franchises released till date, but the biggest question is what makes a franchise great? Is it box office collection? Is it the immortality of script? Is it how eagerly audience awaits for the next part? Or is it the success of every film? Well, this can turn out to be a very long discussion, but whatever may be the reason these franchises are ruling the current Hollywood scenario.
The interesting thing about franchises is that they have release dates of most of the films even before releasing their first movie. In this way, they create an interest among the audience, and no one can wait for their release.
Here in this list, we have gathered some of the great movie franchises of all time.
Probably the biggest and most loved superhero movies franchise. There have been several films released under this franchise. The list started with Iron Man and after that Captain America, Avengers, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Amazing Spider-Man, and many more films. The franchise has already booked release dates for their future films in which the most notable and awaited one is 'Avengers: Infinity War.'
According to me, all three films in this series are legendary; you can not just give one film extra credit. Christopher Nolan redefined Batman with his genius vision and stellar performances from Christian Bale as Batman, Heath Ledger as Joker and Tom Hardy as Bane. Everything about this franchise is legendary.
It is not just a movie franchise; it is a global phenomenon which took the world by storm since the release of its first film in 1977. Two films are under production that includes 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' which is set to release on December 15, 2017, and 'Episode IX' (name not confirmed) which will be released in 2019.
The Harry Potter series is yet another great example of a successful and hit movie franchise. The films created a great hype, and you can't just ignore the incredible storytelling of J.K. Rowling. She made the characters so lively in her books that you can feel this in the movies.
The ride of Star Trek series has been awe-inspiring. It started off as a television series in 1966 which was closed because of the poor ratings, but then it was converted into film series, and since then there has been no stopping them. The franchise has seen its ups and downs, but it is still one of best franchises of all time.
The Middle Earth franchise includes two trilogies that are 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit.' One of the films in the franchise, 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The Hobbit was not very successful, and it can be seen while watching the films.
The POTC franchise has been the most fun loving series of all time. Every single character from Captain Jack Sparrow to Hector Barbossa made us fall in love with them. Though the films suffered a decline due to the scripts after every release still, we can not skip it from the list.
It is the longest film franchise on this list. The first James Bond movie hit the theatres in 1962, 'Dr. No.' Several actors were changed over the years, and we may see someone replacing Daniel Craig in future. But no matter what, the bond of 007 with the audience has been great.
Another great and exciting series featuring the stories of mutants who fight with the world for their survival. No one expected that the series would be successful, but it became one of the most important ones for Marvel Comics.
The stunts, the storylines, and amazing acting are some of the things that made this series great. We may also call this franchise as the best work of Tom Cruise.
No one expected this franchise to become this great, but it proved us wrong by giving one of the greatest trilogies ever released in the history of cinema. Recently the last part of the franchise 'War for the Planet of the Apes' was released, and like the other two, it was great.
No one ever expected that Matt Damon with a pretty face could play a harsh and badass character like Jason Bourne, but he did and did it with perfection.
So finally the first animated entry on the list. Kung Fu Panda franchise is regarded as best in animated industry, and you can not deny it.
Another animated series which is loved by everyone. All the films in the franchise were connected brilliantly, and the third one is unanimously one of the series.
Fast racing cars and the love of family are the things on which this fantastic franchise is based. The stunts performed by Vin Diesel and late Paul Walker are one to watch out.
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