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Lord Of The Rings Movies in Order: How to Watch them All?

Well, it is probably a good time for you to watch or re-watch the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films in chronological sequence. The film series is fantastic, and the story line does, of course, differ from the actual release date. Six movies, three Lord of the Rings movies, and three Hobbit movies are established in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. This is the optimal way to watch the movie if you want to see it in chronological sequence. Also, the further information might contain some spoilers.

Lord Of The Rings & Hobbit Movies In Chronological Order

Let’s get started; here’s a list of the movies you should watch in order if you want to see the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogy in sequence; this is the best approach to catch up with the story-line in a correct sequence.

1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

It’s the first of three movies based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit. The story takes place sixty years before the events of The Lord of the Rings in Middle-earth. An Unexpected Journey chronicles the narrative of Bilbo Baggins, who is persuaded to enlist thirteen Dwarves, headed by Thorin Oakenshield, on a mission to recapture the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug, by the wizard Gandalf. If you’ve decided to binge-watch the trilogy, start with ‘The hobbit: an unexpected journey,’ because you’ll have a better understanding of the plot.

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

On their way to Laketown, Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit, and his buddies endure numerous challenges. They soon arrive at the Lonely Mountain, where Bilbo meets the terrifying monster Smaug. The vindictive chase of Azog the Defiler and Bolg is also featured in the movie, as Gandalf the Grey explores a burgeoning horror in the remains of Dol Guldur.

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

In Peter Jackson’s three-part movie adaptation, this is the third and final installment. As the dragon Smaug sets Laketown ablaze, Bilbo and the Dwarves witness from the Lonely Mountain. Bard escapes from imprisonment and uses the black arrow to defeat Smaug. Bilbo battles a slew of foes to safeguard the lives of his Dwarf companions and defends the Lonely Mountain after a conflict breaks out.

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

Although the majority of the movie takes place after the events of The Hobbit trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring serves as an excellent introduction to Middle-earth, Hobbits, Elves, the Shire, and, most crucially, the backstory of The One Ring. Situated in Middle-earth, Frodo, a teenage hobbit who has discovered the Dark Lord Sauron’s One Ring, sets off with eight companions on a quest to Mount Doom, the only location where the ring can be destroyed.

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

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is the second installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. At the conclusion of Fellowship, the group is separated. So, Frodo and Sam proceed on their journey to destroy the ring without the rest of the company. Gollum, the ring’s former owner, attends the gathering. Before battling against the evil wizard Saruman’s troops at the Battle of Helm’s Deep, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli arrive in the war-torn land of Rohan and are reunited with the revived Gandalf. Merry and Pippin manage to elude captivity, encounter Treebeard the Ent, and assist in the planning of an invasion on Saruman’s fortress of Isengard.

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

The Return of the King is commonly acknowledged to be one of the most important and influential movies ever produced. Former members of the Fellowship assemble for the decisive showdown. While Frodo and Sam reach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring, Gollum leads them down a route they are ignorant of. Gandalf guides Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and King Théoden to Isengard during the War of the Ring, where they reunite with Merry and Pippin. Gandalf travels to Edoras with Saruman’s palantr, and the gang celebrates their triumph at Helm’s Deep.

The Hobbit movies are entertaining, but not as good as The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Some moments in The Hobbit ruin elements of the Lord of the Rings series due to Peter Jackson’s additions to the movies that directly anticipate occurrences in the Lord Of The Rings. And if you watch in order of release, there will be even more spoilers. There are other options, but you’ll discover the plot before you grasp what’s going on. So it’s best to watch movies in the order listed above for a better comprehension.

Ayman Bhorania
Ayman Bhorania
A Writer By Heart. Ayman Is Captivated By Movies & Shows, And She's Writing It Here. If She's Not Writing, You Will Find Her Watching Shows, Or Probably Playing Games!


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