The Lord of the Rings (film series)

The created by Peter Jackson movie trilogy The Lord of the Rings after the work of JRR Tolkien consists of the following parts:

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship (2001)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Script and changes to the original book

The plot of the film closely follows the books, has in detail but some cuts, changes or extensions:

  • The character of Tom Bombadil, the Hobbits encountered in Tolkien's work on her journey and distinguishes the inter alia, his immunity against the action of the ring of power, does not appear in the film.
  • Instead of the elf Glorfindel in the first film appears the elf Arwen to bring the injured Frodo to Rivendell. For dramatic reasons her character and the love affair with Aragorn theme is repeated in a number of scenes that are not included as in the books.
  • The liberation of the Shire by the hobbit Frodo, Samwise, Peregrin and Meriadoc in the third part is completely missing.


If you add up all the business for plus memorabilia, then Lord of the Rings film trilogy is the most successful in the world. In addition, The Lord of the Rings was nominated 30 times for an Oscar and won 17 Oscars. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is after the theater box office the seventh most successful film in the world and has won only one of the three items with the Oscar for Best Picture, with all three parts had been nominated for the grand prize.

Instrumentation and synchronization

  • The Companions
  • Gondor
  • Rivendell and Lorien
  • Isengard and Fangorn
  • Mordor
  • Rohan
  • Shire and Bree


The trilogy is counted to the genre of fantasy, action and the epics.


With The Hobbit comes 2012, 2013 and 2014, a three-part prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy in the cinema. The action in turn is based on a novel by JRR Tolkien.


  • 2012 end of the game manufacturer Lego toy building sets and some published a video game for Lord of the Rings trilogy.
  • The non -profit films The Hunt for Gollum and Born of Hope are stylistically similar to the Jackson films. You play chronologically before the original trilogy.
  • In the U.S. animated series South Park was in episode 92 entitled " The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers " movie trilogy " The Lord of the Rings" parody.