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Lord Of The Rings Movie Order

Without a doubt, the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies are some of if not the best adventure films to ever come to our screens. If you didn’t know, these trilogies are essentially one super long movie. They don’t have different stories, they are the exact same journey which takes place over an epic three movie adventure. This is the case with both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.

Now, if you are here you may be wondering about the Lord of the Rings movie order as well as The Hobbit movies order. If that’s the case then you have come to the right place! We have put both trilogies in order of release date and in chronological order. You’ll learn which one of the trilogies you should watch first and the right order to watch the Lord of the Rings movies in. Both these series tie in so well together you’ll want to watch all six films in one day! They truly are the best of the best. Just keep scrolling to get the answers you’ve been looking for.

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

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Description

A friendly Hobbit named Frodo (Elijah Wood) has come into the possession of an extremely powerful object known as the Ring. It had been lost for centuries until now. When the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) confirms this to be the One Ring, which once belonged to the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must set off on an epic quest to destroy the Ring. If he fails, then Middle-Earth will have a very dark and dangerous future. Frodo sets off to Mount Doom which is the only place the Ring can be destroyed.

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

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Movie Description

The quest continues as Frodo and the split up Fellowship continue to make their way to Mount Doom. Frodo and Sam (Sean Astin) discover a questionable Gollum following them as they come closer to reaching Mordor. All the while Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Gimli the Dwarf (John Rhys-Davies) come upon the Rohan kingdom whose once great king has come under Sauron’s ally, Saruman’s, deadly spell. Sauron also prepares to launch an attack that begins the bloody war for the One Ring.

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

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Movie Description

The final battle between good and evil will soon begin and decide the fate of Middle-Earth. Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) recognizes his purpose in this war and leads the World of Men to battle against Sauron’s dark army to try and distract them and protect the Hobbit on his perilous journey. Frodo and Sam finally reach Mordor for their quest to destroy the One Ring at Mount Doom. Though this is the final stretch of the journey for Frodo, it is also going to be the most dangerous.

4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Description

Bilbo Baggins’ (Martin Freeman) simple life has been uprooted when the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) convinces him to join him and a group of Dwarfs on a quest to reclaim the kingdom of Erebor. What Bilbo doesn’t know is that this journey will be the most dangerous chapter in his life and will change the course of history. The true danger begins when he comes into the possession of a gold ring with unimaginable powers, that is tied to the fate of Middle-Earth in ways he could have never imagined.

5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Description

Bilbo continues the treacherous journey to the Lonely Mountain to confront the fearsome dragon Smaug which has taken over Erebor and hoards all the gold he has taken. Alongside Bilbo the dwarves continue the journey with him. Once they reach the base of the mountain Bilbo must find the Secret Door that will give them access to enter and find Smaug.

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

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Description

Endor has been reclaimed from the dragon Smaug meaning Bilbo and the Dwarves have succeeded. However, the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage)  sacrifices his friendships and honor to search for the Arkenstone. Meanwhile, a massive battle is about to erupt outside the mountains’ walls. Sauron has sent his armies to the base of the mountain to launch a stealth attack. It becomes clear the if all races of Men, Elves, and Dwarves don’t come together, they will all inevitably die and the dark fate of Middle-Earth will be sealed.

Lord Of The Rings Movies And The Hobbit Movies In Chronological Order

  1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  2. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  3. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

If you want to watch all the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies in the order of the story then up above is how you want to do it! You’ll want to watch The Hobbit films before The Lord of the Rings movies as they are the prequels. We hope that this answers all the questions you had regarding what The Lord of the Rings movie order is!

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