If you’re looking for both quality and quantity in your next movie night, I have the list for you: the best movie series. There are plenty of reasons banging out film franchises is a better idea than watching a bunch of one-off movies. (Although, we have recs for plenty of feel-good movies too.) For starters, it eliminates the agony of choosing. Once you’ve settled on a franchise, you’re set for the next week, at least. And also, something about marathoning the best movie sequels—like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, or the Fast and the Furious—that feels special.
And it doesn’t matter what streaming service you prefer. There are movies on Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, and more. Every genre is represented, too. If sci-fi or horror is your jam, there are plenty of trilogy movies to choose from. Some of the best movie series of all time are romantic comedies, like the hilarious Bridget Jones chronicles. In the mood for something lighter? Dive back into the Toy Story movies. You can’t wrong with those!
Or any of the film franchises, below. Behold the best movie series for making the next week fly by.