If you’re looking for both quality and quantity in your next movie night, I have the list for you: the best movie series of all time. There are plenty of reasons why banging out film franchises is a better idea than watching a bunch of one-off movies. (Although, we have recs for that 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 a series like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings feels special—like a party or event you would go to if the world were normal right now.
But don’t worry if sci-fi isn’t your jam. Some of the best movie series are completely grounded in reality, like the hilarious Bridget Jones chronicles or the Fast and Furious franchise. 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.