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The Fellowship of the Ring
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The Two Towers
7.69%
The Return of the King
10.26%
An Unexpected Journey
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0%
The Desolation of Smaug
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0%
The Battle of the Five Armies
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Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

Old 02-24-19, 08:25 PM
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Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

My kids were interested in watching these, so we spent the past six weekends watching one extended edition per weekend. I actually really enjoy all of the movies, and LOTR is my favorite movie trilogy of all time. The funny part was each one of us had a different favorite, so that got me thinking which one is your favorite and how would you rank them?

For me, it's always going to be Fellowship of the Ring. I must have seen it a dozen times now and still enjoy watching it each time. The Hobbit movies have also grown on me over repeate viewings now.

For me they rank:

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

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Re: Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

Fellowship is the best imho. Followed by Return of the King. I didn't actually like Two Towers nearly as much

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Re: Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

1. Fellowship
2. Two Towers
3. Return of the King
4. The Hobbit

Never saw the other two Hobbit movies. My interest waned as the quality dipped, I guess. By the time the second Hobbit movie came out I was over it.
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Re: Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

1. Fellowship
2. Return of the King
3. Two Towers
4. Battle of Five Armies
5. Desolation
6. Unexpected Journey


*EE versions

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Re: Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

1. Fellowship
2. Return of the King
3. Two Towers
4. Unexpected Journey
5. Battle of Five Armies
6. Desolation

Also my ratings are for the extended editions of LOTR, plus I haven't seen the EE for the Hobbit movies.
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Re: Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

Fellowship. It set everything in motion.

1. Fellowship
2. Return of the King
3. Two Towers

Don't really have an order for the Hobbit movies. They felt like they really really dragged on far too much and unlike LotR, I was never interested in going back for a re-watch.
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Re: Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

Haven’t seen in longtime, but Fellowship, the one that started it all, thrills me to no end. And of course, only extended version for me now, eventhough fell in love with theatrical bc I saw it in the, you know, theater. Extended, to me, adds more magic to an already magestic movie...
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Fotr 5/5
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ttt 4/5
uj 3/5
botfa 3/5
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Re: Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

Originally Posted by Why So Blu? View Post
1. Fellowship
2. Return of the King
3. Two Towers
4. Battle of Five Armies
5. Desolation
6. Unexpected Journey


*EE versions
Thia sounds right to me.
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I voted Fellowship. It's the only one I will stop and watch when I catch it on TV, or I'll occasionally pop in the extended version. While I do enjoy the rest of the LOTR trilogy, Fellowship just struck the right tone for me. As far as the Hobbit, while I did enjoy them, it really should never have been more than a single movie.
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Re: Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

These are rankings for the extended editions:

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

4-6 can be re-arranged, didn't care for any of them and the story was stretched out too much. However, given there's a snowstorm going on where I am, I might give them another chance...
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Re: Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

Fellowship
Return of the King
Two Towers
Hobbit 1
Hobbit 2
Hobbit 3

The lord of the rings EE are my favorite movies
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Re: Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

Fellowship of the Ring (love the 9 companions travelling together)
The Two Towers (very close second because I love Rohan)
The Return of the King
An Unexpected Journey
Battle of the Five Armies
Desolation of Smaug

Lord of the Rings EE is absolutely amazing. I liked the Hobbit movies but really wish they hadn't been rushed/studio interference. 2 movies with some fat trimmed could have been excellent.
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Re: Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

Didnt Topher Grace edit the Hobbit trilogy down to the length of one film? Is that available anywhere?
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Ha yeah, he got it down to 2 hours. Don't think he ever distributed it.
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Topher Grace? lol
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Re: Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

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Topher Grace? lol
I dont think it was anything on a professional level. Id heard he did it while filming Blackkklansman to take his mind off the heaviness of playing David Duke.

Still, Id be curious to see it or any other edited version of those movies.
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I still can't believe the gift giving scene wasn't included in the theatrical cut of FOTR. Its one of my favorite scenes in the whole series.
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Fellowship of the Ring is far and away the best film. The Academy had decided early on they were going to award the THIRD movie, thinking they'd all be of equal quality - but Fellowship is far more deserving of "Best Picture" than Return of the King.
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Re: Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

I prefer the Extended Editions of the 1st Trilogy. I enjoyed The Hobbit films more than a lot of folks even with the placement seen here. Haven't seen EE's of The Hobbit...or have I? Also placement here is fluid depending on my mood.


1. The Fellowship of the Ring
2. The Two Towers
3. The Return of the King
4. The Desolation of Smaug
5. Battle of Five Armies
6. An Unexpected Journey
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Re: Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

Fellow
Return
Two

didnt see the others
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I can't rank the LOTR movies, as I never watch any of them unless I'm carving out time to watch all three of them. I can only regard them as a single entity.

I labored through the first two Hobbit movies and never saw the third. Likely never will.
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Topher Grace? lol
He edits for fun. This was one of his co-edits that came out today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdoWJywrOuw

https://io9.gizmodo.com/topher-grace...ars-1832902466
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Re: Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

Fellowship of the Ring (5/5)
Return of the King (5/5)
The Two Towers (4/5)
An Unxpected Journey (3/5)
The Desolation of Smaug (2.5/5)
Th Battle of the Five Armies (1/5)
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Re: Favorite LOTR / Hobbit movie? Plus rank them!

Fellowship is the only truly classic movie of all of them.

I'd rank the rest in order of release. I did enjoy the first Hobbit movie, but there was a severe drop-off halfway through Smaug and Five Armies was an abortion.

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