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- Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance (1982)
- Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation (1988)
- Naqoyqatsi: Life as War (2002)
The titles of all three motion pictures are words from the Hopi language, in which the word qatsi translates to "life." The series was produced by the Institute For Regional Education, who also created the Fund For Change.
Many of director Godfrey Reggio's other motion-pictures use cinematic techniques and stylistic elements he first explored in the Qatsi trilogy.
- Man with a Movie Camera (1929), a Russian silent motion-picture whose themes and editing resemble those seen in the Qatsi trilogy.