What is the order of the Lord of the Rings movies?

What is the order of the Lord of the Rings movies?

The Hobbit movies are prequels, just to make that clear up front, so if you are expecting me to in disperse the Hobbit with LOTR, it’s not going to happen. So talking exclusively about the Lord of the Rings trilogy it is. Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King.

The order that the movies were released in chronological order is

The Lord of the Rings

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

After those were the Hobbit movies, in terms of release dates they are:

  1. An Unexpected Journey
  2. Desolation of Smaug
  3. The Battle of Five Armies

However, in terms of the order of the story the way Tolkien outlined them, this is, in the order they were originally told you’ll need to watch the movies in this order

  1. Unexpected Journey
  2. Desolation of Smaug
  3. Battle of 5 armies
  4. The fellowship of the Ring
  5. The Two Towers
  6. The Return of the King

What is the order of the Lord of the Rings movies?

order should I watch The lord of the rings
order should I watch The lord of the rings

Chronologically within the universe it is

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

As you can see the Hobbit movies came out later than the main trilogy and can technically be watched after the Lord of the Rings movie however watching in chronological order is better for first-time viewers.

Jackson captured the nostalgic, regretful feel of the novel while butchering a lot of characters and plot points. Cuts I can live with; they’re movies, not miniseries. Rewriting the story in order to inject the director’s own pet notions of what the story should have been, that’s inexcusable.

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I will pass over Jackson’s The Hobbit movies in silence, after removing my hat in respect for the story he murdered. I don’t include them in my list, because they have pretty much nothing to do with anything except Jackson’s egoistic presumption to know better than the original author.

In what order should I watch The lord of the rings?

In all honesty, you shouldn’t exactly ‘start’ with LOTR. You should really start with the Hobbit trilogy first. If you do, it’ll make the LOTR series seem a lot more mysterious and make your mind go: ‘ohhhh, so that’s what it was’ when you watch. Because the books begin with the Hobbit, and in the films there are many LOTR ‘cameos’ that appear there.

You should note that the Hobbit films are VERY different to the books (Tauriel never existed, it was to throw in romance to make people watch).

Also, many people believe that the LOTR films are much better since it’s got less CGI and took more effort to make.

However, if you want to start with LOTR, you should watch them in chronological order: The Fellowship of the Ring, the Two Towers, and The Return of the King. It will make sense that way.

And then you can go watch the Hobbit (you’ll love the ending of the Hobbit more if you watch LOTR first). If you want to watch them all in one day, it’s 6 hours, 50 minutes long.

  • 1. the lord of the rings: the fellowship of the ring.
  • 2: the lord of the rings: two towers
  • 3:the lord of the rings: the return of the king.

I suggest you to watch hobbit: unexpected journey., hobbit :desolation of smaug, hobbit: battle of the five armies.. If you are willing to have full experience of the magical series..

the order of the Lord of the Rings
the order of the Lord of the Rings movies?

I told you since all those 6 films are my favourite..:)

Conclusion

Are you asking whether you should watch The Hobbit trilogy first, or Lord of the Rings first? My preference would be to watch the Lord of the Rings Trilogy first.

The LotR trilogy has its flaws, mostly related to some (IMO) unnecessary departures from the book, but as cinema, they are beautifully crafted, well-acted, well-paced, well-scripted, and technically proficient. Watch Fellowship of the Ring first, then The Two Towers, then Return of the King.

Then if you care to, watch The Hobbit trilogy. Overall, they are not as good. Technically they are fine: the acting is fine, the casting is fine, the CGI is excellent if put to ridiculous uses, the cinematography is fine, etc.

Unfortunately, IMO Peter Jackson spent too much time playing with his toys, meaning action scenes are extended for the sake of more CGI fun.

The movies are a bit of a slog in places and devolve into total illogic in others. In addition, the movie departs considerably from anything Tolkien ever wrote. This might not be a problem for you if you’ve never read the book.

Let me also put in a plug for the books, if you’ve never read them. They are masterworks of imagination and world-building and are decently written—brilliantly in some places.

You can and probably should read The Hobbit first. It’s a bit juvenile in spots—it is a children’s book—but it is a good yarn nonetheless and lays the foundation for the events of Lord of the Rings.

In order of chronology in the books:

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

In order of release date,

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

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002),

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003),

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012),

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013),

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

I personally like the Lord of the Rings movies over the Hobbit movies. Not saying the latter was absolutely terrible, but it certainly could have been better.

However, if you want to start with LOTR, you should watch them in chronological order: The Fellowship of the Ring, the Two Towers and the Return of the King.

It will make sense that way. And then you can go watch the Hobbit (you’ll love the ending of the Hobbit more if you watch LOTR first).

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