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1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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92 Metascore

A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,095,468

2. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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59 Metascore

Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 281,024

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Fantasy

8.9
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94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,070,387

4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 574,028

5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG-13 | 179 min | Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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88 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 963,895

6. Role Models (2008)

R | 99 min | Comedy

6.9
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61 Metascore

Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

Writers: Timothy Dowling, W. Blake Herron, Paul Rudd, David Wain, Ken Marino | Director: David Wain | Stars: Paul Rudd, Seann William Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Votes: 186,057

7. The Lord of the Rings (1978)

PG | 132 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle Earth.

Writers: Chris Conkling, Peter S. Beagle, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt

Votes: 22,761

8. The Hobbit (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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A homebody hobbit in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Romeo Muller | Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Orson Bean, John Huston, Brother Theodore, Cyril Ritchard

Votes: 9,300

9. The Return of the King (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.7
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Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Romeo Muller | Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Orson Bean, John Huston, Theodore Bikel, William Conrad

Votes: 2,577

10. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.3
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You control Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli fighting across the Plains of Rohan battling evil alike to the ferocious battle at Helms Deep.

Writers: Philippa Boyens, Nuno Miranda, J.R.R. Tolkien | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,755

11. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Play as Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf and Sam as you battle for the fate of Middle Earth.

Writers: Michael Becker, J.R.R. Tolkien | Directors: Bret Robbins, Chris Tremmel | Stars: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian McKellen, Billy Boyd

Votes: 1,494

12. Lord of the Piercing (2002 TV Short)

3 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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A spoof of The Fellowship of the Ring (specifically, the Council of Elrond scene) from the 2002 MTV Movie Awards.

Writers: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas | Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Jack Black, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Bean, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 2,224

13. The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II (2006 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Drama

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You play the Elf and the Dwarf nations as they fight their own battles against the forces of Sauron.

Writers: Nuno Miranda, Mical Pedriana, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Richard Taylor | Stars: Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, John Rhys-Davies, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 1,030

14. The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (2004 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Travel throughout Middle-earth, forming a fellowship of heroes as you go (or, unlock areas where you can fight for Sauron). As you fight to destroy the one ring, you will interact with the ... See full summary »

Writer: Nuno Miranda | Stars: Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Chris Edgerly, Lori Phillips

Votes: 752

15. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (2011 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Three heroes come together to defend against a very dark evil brewing in the North.

Writer: J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Nathan Hendrickson | Stars: Ike Amadi, Laura Bailey, Steve Blum, John Cygan

Votes: 408

16. Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea (1985–1987)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Adventure, Family

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Long ago, the mystical civilization of Arkadia was one of the most advanced places on Earth, until the end of the world came and forced the land and it's people underground. After that ... See full summary »

Creator: Nina Wolmark | Stars: Jeanine Forney, Chris Benard, Amandine Rajau, Louis Arbessier

Votes: 459

17. Fracture (2004)

107 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

6.7
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The story of how one man's crime ruins the lives of two families forever.

Writers: Maurice Gee, Larry Parr | Director: Larry Parr | Stars: Kate Elliott, Jared Turner, Tim Lee, Miranda Harcourt

Votes: 145

18. Lord of the Rings (1990 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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While Frodo and Sam, now accompanied by a new guide, continue their hopeless journey towards the land of shadow to destroy the One Ring, each member of the broken fellowship plays their ... See full summary »

Writers: Scott Bennie, J.R.R. Tolkien | Star: Robin Atkin Downes

Votes: 131

19. The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings' (2002 Video)

Documentary

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Documentary of the making of Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic work of fantasy.

Director: Costa Botes | Stars: Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 522

20. Hobitit (1993 TV Mini-Series)

270 min | Fantasy, Family, Adventure

6.9
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J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings told from the perspective of the hobbits.

Stars: Kari Väänänen, Bojan Baric, Teijo Eloranta, Sanna Fransman

Votes: 141

21. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

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Writer: J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Jeff Pobst | Stars: Tom Kane, Daran Norris, Scott Menville, Cliff Broadway

Votes: 304

22. The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (2007 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar is the world's first and only MMOG based on the Books of J.R.R... See full synopsis »

Writer: J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Randall Ryan | Stars: Harry Chase, Neil Kaplan, Lani Minella, Brian Talbot

Votes: 324

24. The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring (2003 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Writer: J.R.R. Tolkien | Stars: Dominic Armato, Steve Blum, Robin Atkin Downes, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 141

25. A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' (2001 TV Movie)

42 min | Documentary

7.4
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Documentary of the making of Peter Jackson's adaptation of the classic Tolkien work.

Writer: J.R.R. Tolkien | Stars: Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Peter Jackson

Votes: 477

26. Echo (I) (2011)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Katie Risello, the daughter of a city mob boss, is kidnapped on her way home from work. Her boyfriend, Jesse, and her brother, Frank, recruit their friend, Will, to help them find her. Both... See full summary »

Writers: Todd Douglas Bailey, Rob Hesch | Director: Todd Douglas Bailey | Stars: Larry Ayres, Lee Bacalles, Todd Douglas Bailey, Dylan Blencowe

27. J.R.R.T.: A Film Portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien (1996 Video)

110 min | Documentary, Fantasy

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Writer: J.R.R. Tolkien | Stars: Judi Dench, Margrethe II, Christopher Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien

Votes: 28

28. Making the Movie (2002 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Documentary

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A behind-the-scenes look through interviews and documentary footage of the making of the first installment of The Lord of Rings, "The Fellowship of the Ring."

Director: Natalia Garcia | Stars: Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Sean Astin, Sean Bean

Votes: 181

29. Halifirien (2009)

35 min | Short, Action, Adventure

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A Lord of the Rings fan film set during the War of the ring in the third age. Follows the story of the beacon wardens on the Halifirien as they defend the mountain from marauding orc bands.

Writer: Tom Robinson | Director: Tom Robinson | Stars: Dominic Downes, Uilliam Downes, James Robinson

Votes: 14

30. Du kommst nicht vorbei - Fans im Bann des Ringes (2005 Video)

14 min | Short

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Directors: Diana Enders, Anna Seegers Krückeberg | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Bernard Hill, Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen

Votes: 17

31. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )
Episode: Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings (2001)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary

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A look at the background for Tolkien's mythology, hence the movie's mythology.

Writers: Kathleen Phelan, Hank Putnam, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Lisa Kors | Stars: Phil Crowley, John Howe, Peter McHugh, Oliver Muirhead

Votes: 585

32. An Awfully Big Adventure (1998– )
Episode: J.R.R. Tolkien (1998)

50 min | Documentary

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Writer: J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Julian Birkett | Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Rob Inglis, Christopher Villiers, Humphrey Carpenter

Votes: 17