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Best Trilogy Capper

Inspired by ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ Dave, Joanna, and Neil debate their picks for the best film that concludes a trilogy

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This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna debate the best trilogy capper of all time! They start by discussing the movie that inspired this debate: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (6:00). Then, they attempt to define what a trilogy actually is in a world of big franchises and cinematic universes (27:58). After that, they give out some category awards and go through pretrial dismissals (44:38) before finally revealing their picks for the best trilogy capper of all time (55:06)! They also read some listener submissions and choose one to add to the final poll (1:19:05).

Now it’s up to you to decide! What’s the best trilogy capper of all time? You can vote for the winner at, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find Trial by Content. The winner will be announced next week!

You can send your picks for next week’s topic and a few sentences to support your pick to You can also submit suggestions for future Trial by Content topics. Is there a great pop culture debate that you’d like us to settle? Send it on over!


What is the best movie soundtrack album?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    Dave: ‘Romeo + Juliet’
    (135 votes)
  • 27%
    Joanna: ‘Almost Famous’
    (188 votes)
  • 30%
    Neil: ‘The Commitments’
    (204 votes)
  • 22%
    Listener (Reagan): ‘Purple Rain’
    (150 votes)
677 votes total Vote Now

Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller
Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga
Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal
Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo

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