The Friday Trilogy | ’95 – ’02

Call it a coincidence, call it synchronicity, but earlier this week I shotgunned all 3 of the Friday movies. And here we are, on the most famous Friday of them all, Friday the 13th.

Friday | 1995

Director: F. Gary Gray
DP: Gerry Lively
Editor: John Carter
Starring: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Tiny “Zeus” Lister Jr., John Witherspoon, Regina King, and Anna Maria Horsford

Next Friday | 2000

Director: Steve Carr
DP: Christopher Baffa
Editor: Elena Maganini
Starring: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon, Tamala Jones, & Tommy “Tiny” Lister Jr

Friday After Next | 2002

Director: Marcus Raboy
DP: Glen MacPherson
Editor: Suzanne Hines
Starring: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon, Don “D.C.” Curry, Anna Maria Horsford, Kat Williams, & Clifton Powell

I know this is sacrilegious but my I’d rank the movies as such:

Friday After Next
Next Friday

After not watching for for a decade plus, and then seeing them all together, it’s apparent how each of the movies really does stand apart from the others.