Best Middle Movies

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (PG-13, 2002)

    Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin
    Frodo and Samwise press on toward Mordor. Gollum insists on being the guide. Can anyone so corrupted... read more by the ring be trusted? Can Frodo, increasingly under the sway of the ring, even trust himself? Meanwhile, Aragorn, drawing closer to his kingly destiny, rallies forces of good for the battles that must come. Director Peter Jackson delivers an amazing second movie that won 2 Academy Awards (R)* and earned 6 total nominations including Best Picture. The journey continues. So do the astonishing spectacle and splendor.
    • fb100001414322641
      fb100001414322641: Not the best in the Trilogy, but excellent as a movie. The Twin Towers makes us stick to the world
      Reviewed 34 days days ago
    • williameeftoogmailco
      williameeftoogmailco: The middle chapter is perfect. The right emotional depth, exquisite pacing and a tremendous climactic ba
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • goldtiger77311
      goldtiger77311: watch the next movie! Frodo and company continues their difficult journey, making their way to save middle Earth from the disaster of the very ring that possesses men's hearts, into the crevices of th
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (PG-13, 2006)

    Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport, Bill Nighy
    Captain Jack Sparrow is caught up in another tangled web of supernatural intrigue. Although the curs... read moree of the Black Pearl has been lifted, an even more terrifying threat looms over its captain and scurvy crew: it turns out that Jack owes a blood debt to the legendary Davy Jones, Ruler of the Ocean Depths, who captains the ghostly Flying Dutchman, which no other ship can match in speed and stealth. Unless the ever-crafty Jack figures a cunning way out of this Faustian pact, he will be cursed to an afterlife of eternal servitude and damnation in the service of Jones. This startling development interrupts the wedding plans of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, who once again find themselves thrust into Jack's misadventures, leading to escalating confrontations with sea monsters, very unfriendly islanders, flamboyant soothsayer Tia Dalma and even the mysterious appearance of Will's long-lost father, Bootstrap Bill. Meanwhile, ruthless pirate hunter Lord Cutler Beckett of the East India Trading Company sets his sights on retrieving the fabled "Dead Man's Chest." According to legend, whoever possesses the Dead Man's Chest gains control of Davy Jones, and Beckett intends to use this awesome power to destroy every last Pirate of the Caribbean once and for all. For times are changing on the high seas, with businessmen and bureaucrats becoming the true pirates--and freewheeling, fun-loving buccaneers like Jack and his crew threatened with extinction.
    • fb516314239
      fb516314239: Was a little dissapointed with this one, but it was also a typical "middle" movie, setting a big bang for the final movie. I didn't really like Orlando in this one as m
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • fb100000119075484
      fb100000119075484: . But I did not really like the story, I thought towered the middle of the film it lost the essence of the film and at some points I did not care about SOME of t
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb856284662
      fb856284662: ... kind of just died at the end, even tho it ended in the middle...
      Reviewed 22 months days ago
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (PG, 1980)

    Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, James Earl Jones
    The second entry in George Lucas' Star Wars trilogy finds Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the green-as... read more-grass hero from the first film, now a seasoned space warrior. Luke's Star Wars cohorts Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) are likewise more experienced in the ways and means of battling the insidious Empire, as represented by the brooding Darth Vader (body of David Prowse, voice of James Earl Jones). And, of course, "The Force," personified by the ghost of Luke's mentor Ben Kenobi (Alec Guinness), is with them all. Retreating from Vader's minions, Luke ends up, at first, on the Ice Planet Hoth, and then the tropical Dagobah. Here he makes the acquaintance of the gnomish Yoda (voice of Frank Oz), whose all-encompassing wisdom comes in handy during the serial-like perils of the rest of the film. Before the film's open-ended climax, we are introduced to the apparently duplicitous Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) and are let in on a secret that profoundly affects both Luke and his arch-enemy, Vader. Many viewers consider this award-winning film the best of the Star Wars movies, and its special-effects bonanza was pure gold at the box office. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
    • fb516314239
      fb516314239: A typical middle movie for the amazing Star Wars, but nevertheless, a great film. Has action, drama, we meet Y
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • guachinangoferoz
      guachinangoferoz: . Hoth battle is fun, but not on same scale as space battles. The middle section spent with Yoda can often seem to weigh the film down especially with that weird cave
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • helwigs
      helwigs: I have to admit it's my least favorite of the originals, it's like all other trilogy middle titles, it's pretty much just a filler, if you really think about it not much happens but it'
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Quantum of Solace

    Quantum of Solace (PG-13, 2008)

    Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini
    A devastating betrayal sends James Bond from Australia to Italy and South America on a mission of ve... read morengeance that pits the suave super-spy against a powerful businessman with diabolical intentions. Betrayed by Vesper, 007 (Daniel Craig) suppresses the urge to make his latest mission personal as he teams with M (Judi Dench) to interrogate Mr. White (Jesper Christensen). It soon becomes apparent that the organization behind the blackmailing of Vesper is more powerful than Bond and M had previously anticipated, and after discovering forensic evidence that links an MI6 traitor to a bank in Haiti, Bond immediately sets out to gather more intelligence. Once in Haiti, a case of mistaken identity leads Bond into the company of the ravishing Camille (Olga Kurylenko), a dangerous beauty with her own vendetta. It's Camille who leads Bond to a ruthless businessman named Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), who is soon revealed to be the mastermind of a powerful but clandestine organization. Greene is conspiring to corner the market on one of the world's most precious natural resources, and in order to make that happen he has forged a deal with an exiled general named Medrano (Joaquin Cosio). By enlisting the aid of his many associates and using his vast resources to force contacts within the CIA and the British government into bending to his will, Greene plans to overthrow the current regime of a Latin American country and hand control over to General Medrano in exchange for a parcel of land that appears barren on the surface, but actually houses a natural resource that will make Greene the most powerful man on the planet. But Bond's mission to uncover the culprit who blackmailed Vesper and prevent Dominic Greene from exerting his will on the entire world won't be easy, because now everyone from the CIA to the terrorists and even M are out to get him. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • vossr
      vossr: . It's the middle act of at least a three part story. We get a still arrogant and reckless Bond with a learning
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
    • fb702033367
      fb702033367: and swapping a car for a fully fuctional plane, which without proper checks, just flies off to the middle of the desert.

      Daniel Craig just looks pissed off. The Vespa plot is chunelled in from anoth
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • kittykatty88
      kittykatty88: ... but kind of a drag in the middle... overall it wasn't the typical bond.. but better as it talks more about the secret agent in
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • The Matrix Reloaded

    The Matrix Reloaded (R, 2003)

    Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett Smith
    After creating an international sensation with the visually dazzling and intellectually challenging ... read moresci-fi blockbuster The Matrix, the Wachowski brothers returned with the first of two projected sequels that pick up where the first film left off. Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) have been summoned by Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) to join him on a voyage to Zion, the last outpost of free human beings on Earth. Neo and Trinity's work together has been complicated by the fact the two are involved in a serious romantic relationship. Upon their arrival in Zion, Morpheus locks horns with rival Commander Lock (Harry J. Lennix) and encounters his old flame Niobe (Jada Pinkett Smith). Meanwhile, Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) has returned with some surprises for Neo, most notably the ability to replicate himself as many times as he pleases. Neo makes his way to The Oracle (Gloria Foster), who informs him that if he wishes to save humankind, he must unlock "The Source," which means having to release The Key Maker (Randall Duk Kim) from the clutches of Merovingian (Lambert Wilson). While Merovingian refuses to cooperate, his wife, Persephone (Monica Bellucci), angry at her husband's dalliances with other women, offers to help, but only in exchange for a taste of Neo's affections. With The Keymaker in tow, Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus are chased by Merovingian's henchmen: a pair of deadly albino twins (Neil Rayment and Adrian Rayment). Filmed primarily in Australia and California (the extended chase scene was shot on a stretch of highway build specifically for the production outside of San Francisco), The Matrix Reloaded was produced in tandem with the third film in the series, The Matrix Revolutions. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb516314239
      fb516314239: . But it was also a middle movie. So by itself it's kind of lame. It is good in context though.
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • amneboo
      amneboo: Not as enjoyable as the first, but a typical middle piece in a trilogy. Just more setup for the finale, really.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • JimG944
      JimG944: The middle movie in the series serves to expand the world and characters. Good but not great.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • The Bourne Supremacy

    The Bourne Supremacy (PG-13, 2004)

    Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban
    The second chapter in the "Bourne Trilogy," based on Robert Ludlum's best-selling espionage novels, ... read morereaches the screen in this sequel to the 2002 thriller The Bourne Identity. Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) has abandoned his life as a CIA assassin and has been traveling beneath the agency's radar, eventually reconnecting with Marie Kreutz (Franka Potente), the woman he loves. But Bourne is haunted by vivid dreams and troubling memories of his days as a killer, and he's not certain how much really happened and how much is a product of his imagination. When Bourne is led out of hiding by circumstances beyond his control, he must reconcile his past and present as he struggles to keep Marie out of harm's way and foil an international incident with dangerous consequences. The Bourne Supremacy also features Joan Allen as one of Bourne's superiors, while Julia Stiles and Brian Cox reprise their roles as intelligence agents from the first film. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb100000119075484
      fb100000119075484: . There are some minor script problems and, towards middle of the film it dragged a little but, as I said before The Bourne Supremacy is a great film t
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
    • joshuapetrisor
      joshuapetrisor: w they say that when you learn, you remember what you started learning, and then you go through the middle, and then remember the ending. Ya
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • andyblues05
      andyblues05: ...seems to be quite bored in the middle , but overall...two thumbs up
      Reviewed 4 years days ago