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

aka The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

"One Ring To Rule Them All."

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Details: 178 mins · English, Sindarin · PG-13 (USA)


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Shire sells it.

I've resisted watching this for so long, I just didn't think it was my thing despite people telling me that it probably would be my thing. Hobbits and the shire really sold it for me. That's so my aesthetic. I even liked the elves and Gandalf. I got a bit bored of the fight scenes though and the orcs are just weird, so I liked the first half more than the second half, I also didn't think the ending was all that satisfying but I understand they're meant to be watched as a very long adventure rather than satisfying individual films.

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Ok, I never watched this crap but they made me to "rate at least 20 movies" before I could create an account here. Then they gave me a list of absolute crap movies that I never watch, I had NO CHOICE to choose movies that I ACTUALLY LIKE.... go figure the "functionality" of this site, doh.... THEN, AFTER I LOOK AT MY WATCHED LIST - THERE'S NO FUCKING WAY I CAN DELETE ANYTHING :/

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dull, melodramatic, with appalling cinematography

One of the most terrible movies I ever sat through. Barely anything actually happens, everyone is so melodramatic it practically devolves into parody, and the slightest bit of logic makes the story unravel. Worst of all, it's just a shoddily shot film - how many extreme close-ups of the ring does one have to sit through in the space of three hours.

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Small Frodo Baggins
Small Gandalf the Grey
Small Aragorn
Small Arwen Evenstar
Small Legolas
Small Gimli
Small Boromir
Small Saruman
Small Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee
Small Peregrin 'Pippin' Took
Small Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck
Small Elrond
Small Galadriel
Small Bilbo Baggins
Small Haldir
Small Lurtz
No_movie_poster Sauron
No_movie_poster The Ring (voice)
Small Gollum
Small Rose 'Rosie' Cotton
Small Faramir
Small Albert Dreary
Small Witch-king of Angmar
No_movie_poster Bounder
No_movie_poster Mrs. Proudfoot
Small Celeborn


Small Peter Jackson Director
No_movie_poster Howard Shore Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Barrie M. Osborne Producer
No_movie_poster Fran Walsh Screenplay
No_movie_poster Philippa Boyens Screenplay
Small J.R.R. Tolkien Novel
Small Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Mark Ordesky Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Saul Zaentz Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Michael Lynne Executive Producer
No_movie_poster Andrew Lesnie Director of Photography
No_movie_poster Grant Major Production Design
No_movie_poster John Gilbert Editor
No_movie_poster Joe Bleakley Art Direction
No_movie_poster Philip Ivey Art Direction
No_movie_poster Rob Outterside Art Direction
No_movie_poster Mark Robins Art Direction
No_movie_poster Alan Lee Set Decoration
No_movie_poster John Howe Set Decoration
No_movie_poster Ngila Dickson Costume Design
No_movie_poster Richard Taylor Costume Design
No_movie_poster Victoria Burrows Casting
No_movie_poster John Hubbard Casting
No_movie_poster Liz Mullane Casting
Small Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Small Peter Jackson Production
No_movie_poster Fran Walsh Production
No_movie_poster Tim Sanders Production
Small Peter Jackson Writer


"One Ring To Rule Them All."

"The Legend Comes to Life"


In the Second Age, the Dark Lord Sauron attempts to conquer Middle-earth using his One Ring. In battle against Sauron, Prince Isildur cuts the Ring from Sauron's hand, destroying his physical form. However, Sauron's life force is bound to the Ring, allowing him to survive while the Ring also survives. Isildur, corrupted by the Ring's power, refuses to destroy it. When Isildur is killed by Orcs, the Ring is lost in a river for 2,500 years. The Ring is found by Gollum, who possesses it for five hundred years until it is found by the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

Sixty years later, Bilbo leaves the Ring to his nephew, Frodo Baggins. Upon learning the Ring belonged to Sauron, the Wizard Gandalf the Grey warns Frodo that Sauron's forces will come for him, and has Frodo leave the shire accompanied by his friend Samwise Gamgee. Gandalf rides to Isengard to meet with the head of his order, Saruman the White, who reveals that Sauron's servants, the Nazgûl, have been sent to capture the Ring. Saruman reveals himself to be in service to Sauron and imprisons Gandalf atop his tower. Saruman commands Sauron's Orcs to construct weapons of war and produce a new breed of Orc fighters: the Uruk-hai.

While travelling to Bree to meet with Gandalf, Frodo and Sam are joined by Merry and Pippin and are nearly captured by the Nazgûl. The four reach Bree and meet the mysterious ranger Aragorn, who hides them from their pursuers and agrees to lead them to Rivendell since Gandalf hasn't arrived. The group rests at Weathertop where they are attacked by the Nazgûl, and Frodo is wounded by a Morgul blade, but Aragorn arrives and scares off the Nazgûl. Frodo is saved by the Elf Arwen, who uses her magic to summon a surge of water that sweeps away the pursuing Nazgûl. Arwen takes Frodo to Rivendell where her father, Elrond, heals him.

Gandalf escapes Saruman's tower with the aid of Gwaihir the eagle and travels to Rivendell. Elrond calls a council of the races still loyal to Middle-earth to decide what should be done with the Ring. He reveals that the Ring can only be destroyed by throwing it into the fires of Mount Doom in Mordor, where it was forged. Frodo volunteers to take the Ring to Mordor, accompanied by Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf, and Aragorn. They are joined by the Elf Legolas, the Dwarf Gimli, and Boromir, a man of Gondor, to form the Fellowship of the Ring.

Hindered by Saruman's magic, the Fellowship are forced to travel through the abandoned underground Dwarf city of Moria. Inside, the Fellowship is ambushed by Orcs and a Balrog, an ancient demon of fire and shadow. Gandalf confronts the Balrog, allowing the others to escape, but both Gandalf and the Balrog fall into an abyss. Mourning Gandalf's apparent death, the group flees to the forest of Lothlórien, where they are sheltered by its rulers, the Elves Galadriel and Celeborn. That night, Galadriel informs Frodo that it is his destiny to destroy the Ring. Meanwhile, Saruman assembles a force of Uruk-hai to hunt the Fellowship.

After arriving at Parth Galen, Boromir, after hinting that the ring should be used as a weapon to fight against Mordor, eventually gives in to the Ring's corruption and tries to take it from Frodo, believing it is the only way to save the people of Gondor. Heeding Galadriel's warning that the Ring will eventually corrupt the other members of the Fellowship, Frodo escapes by the Ring's power of invisibility and decides to continue his journey alone. The Uruk-hai arrive, and Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli attempt to hold them off while Frodo escapes. Merry, Pippin, and a remorseful Boromir lead the Orcs away from Frodo. Boromir is shot fatally by the Uruk-hai's leader, Lurtz, while Merry and Pippin are captured by the rest of the Uruk-hai. Aragorn slays Lurtz, and Boromir dies with Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas by his side. The three set out to rescue Merry and Pippin, while Frodo lets Sam join him in his journey to Mordor.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 2001-12-19 : United States of America

Theatrical : 2001-12-19 : France

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Theatrical : 2011-06-14 : United States of America

DVD : 2002-08-06

2011-02-05 : Canada