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Lord Of The Rings Movies In Order Chronologically

Without a doubt, the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies are some of the best, 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 same journey that takes place over an epic three-movie adventure. This is the case with both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Now, if you are here, you may be wondering about The Lord of the Rings movies order and The Hobbit movies order. If so, we’ve got you! We’ll be starting with The Lord of the Rings movies in chronological order!

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Here’s how you should watch The Lord of the Rings movies in order
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord Of The Rings Movies In Order Of Release Date

So there you have it! Up above is the best way to watch and enjoy The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit series! Next up we have all The Lord of the Rings movies in order of their release date along with The Hobbit movies as well. You’ll also find a trailer, small description, and even where to watch the movies under each film!

1.  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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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.

2.  The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


That about does it for all the films in release date order! We hope that we answered your questions regarding that. Now we’ll go over a few more small items. Starting with both trilogies in their own separate order.

The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit Movies In Order

The Hobbit Movies In Order

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Lord Of The Rings Movies In Order

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Movie
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