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

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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.


Peter Jackson


Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian McKellen ... Gandalf
Martin Freeman ... Bilbo
Richard Armitage ... Thorin
Ken Stott ... Balin
Graham McTavish ... Dwalin
William Kircher ... Bifur
James Nesbitt ... Bofur
Stephen Hunter ... Bombur
Dean O'Gorman ... Fili
Aidan Turner ... Kili
John Callen ... Oin
Peter Hambleton ... Gloin
Jed Brophy ... Nori
Mark Hadlow ... Dori
Adam Brown ... Ori


After the Dragon leaves the Lonely Mountain, the people of Lake-town see a threat coming. Orcs, dwarves, elves and people prepare for war. Bilbo sees Thorin going mad and tries to help. Meanwhile, Gandalf is rescued from the Necromancer's prison and his rescuers realize who the Necromancer is.

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Plot Keywords:

middle earth | hobbit | army | orc | epic | See All (288) »


Witness the defining chapter of the Middle-Earth saga. See more »


Adventure | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


At the epilogue of the movie, the aging Bilbo is sitting down looking at the One Ring. When Gandalf knocks his door, he stands up to open it, keeping the ring inside the right pocket of his vest. This establishes a straight connection with the beginning of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), when Bilbo, talking with Gandalf in the kitchen, introduces his hand in the same pocket, in order to touch the One Ring. See more »


The Celduin river is the lake that runs out of Long Lake. When the villager suggests that the master is "halfway down the Anduin" with the gold, he would actually be heading down the Celduin towards the Sea of Rhûn. See more »


[Bard walks up to a destroyed entrance of Erebor]
Thorin Oakenshield: [slides into view] I am listening.
Bard: On behalf of the people of Laketown, I ask that you honor your pledge. A share of the treasure so that they might rebuild their lives.
Thorin Oakenshield: I will not trade with any man while an armed host lies before my door.
Bard: That armed host will attack this mountain if we do not come to terms.
Thorin Oakenshield: Your threats do not sway me.
Bard: [after a short pause] What of your conscience? Does it not tell you our cause is just? My people offered you help. ...
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Crazy Credits

The film's opening title is divided into two parts: "The Hobbit" appears at the beginning of the film, and after Smaug's death "The Battle of the Five Armies" appears. See more »

Alternate Versions

2015 Extended Edition Blu-ray contains twenty minutes additional footage, including more graphic violence, increasing the run-time to 164 minutes. Due to the extra amount of violence, this version has been rated R by the MPAA. See more »


Referenced in Half in the Bag: Interstellar (2014) See more »


The Last Goodbye
Written by Billy Boyd, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh
Performed by Billy Boyd
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User Reviews

Nice finish to an Over Extended Film
17 December 2014 | by MennoManSee all my reviews

It is without question The Hobbit did not need to be made into a three part film series... After all, given the book size of the Hobbit Compared to The Lord of the Rings... The Hobbit Should have been workable into one extended Movie or two at the most. If Jackson would have sun the story of The Lord of the Rings like he did the Hobbit, We would still be waiting for the last two movies in his twelve part series...

So with that off my chest..

This still is a TRUE CLASSIC FILM to be placed in the same titles as The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. The Cinematography was excellent. The special effects pretty much flawless and acting excellent. The Story was intriguing if not a bit over-told with characters and plots a bit beyond the book. However, even these over embellishings are happily accepted. In fact, now that the series is over, I wish Jackson would have made a longer Lord of the Rings. Is simply can not get enough.. It is over! Soon to be delegated to Blue Ray, then sweep to the DVD bin at WalMart along with the rest of our favorites. Enjoy the series now... It will be a long time before you see another classic like Tolkien on the Big Screen.

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Release Date:

17 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hobbit: There and Back Again See more »


Box Office


$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,724,334, 21 December 2014

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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