Just shamelessly stealing this thing going around on twitter.
It’s a completely arbitrary topic (why four? Why not three, or five?), but it’s a fun idea for discussion.
So what’s your favorite run of four consecutive films from a directorial team? I’ll clarify that for my purposes, they can direct other things in between feature length films (TV, short films, music videos, etc.), but you can’t skip any feature length films. And this isn’t twitter, I don’t care either way if you include pictures.
It’s kind of fun both for what meets the criteria, and for what doesn’t. For example, both David Fincher and Joel and Ethan Coen have made a lot of films I love, but surprisingly I couldn’t find a string of four from either without including something that isn’t one of my favorites.
Here are my ideas so far.
- Batman Begins (2005)
- The Prestige (2006)
- The Dark Knight (2008)
- Inception (2010)
Joe and Anthony Russo
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
- Avengers: Endgame (2019)
I’ve heard The Brothers Bloom isn’t that great, which is a shame because Rian Johnson would have a pretty wild run from Brick to The Brothers Bloom to Looper to Star Wars Ep. VIII - The Last Jedi, but I’ll have to wait until I see Brothers Bloom for myself.
And in another potential “franchise work” run, remind me to check on this thread next year and again in 2023 to find out if Christopher McQuarrie can pull off four excellent Mission Impossible sequels in a row—he’s halfway there!
Now those of you with some actual movie knowledge show me all the stuff I’m missing with my embarrassingly recent picks!