( - With Amazon phối lớn launch a new series - called The Rings of nguồn - phối in the universe of Lord of the Rings, there"s never been a better time to lớn catchup on all of our little Hobbit friends" adventures leading up lớn this point lớn get a sense of the universe they live sầu in.

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The Rings of nguồn is due lớn hit Amazon Prime Video in September 2022, with the first season running for eight episodes in total.

It"s worth noting, Amazon"s series won"t be rehashing or going over the story paths already trod in the two movie trilogies so far. Instead, these will be based on some of the longer, deeper và more historical world missed out by the two movies. Think of these as being set thousands of years before The Hobbit when evil re-emerges in Middle-earth.

Best viewing order for Hobbit & Lord of the Rings

But the question remains: which is the best order to lớn watch the two existing trilogies? There is no right way, of course, but there"s a way we think makes the most sense.

Depending on how patient và committed you are, you may want khổng lồ seek out the extended editions. Each of the six movies is available as a much longer version than released in the theatres/cinemas. All of which easily run over the three-hour mark.


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

Most of the movie may be phối in the time after The Hobbit trilogy, but The Fellowship of the Ring is a really good introduction khổng lồ Middle-earth, Hobbits, Elves, the Shire & - more importantly - the history of The One Ring. What"s more, some of its narrative sầu is key to lớn understanding what happens in the Hobbit movies. Primarily, because the Hobbit movies begin with an old Bilbo writing down his adventures khổng lồ Frobởi vì, & so an introduction to Frovì is important.

In this movie, Frobởi vì and his company: Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf, Merry (Meriadoc), Pippin (Peregrin) and Sam(Samwise) take possession of the ring & begin their journey to Mordor, where they aim khổng lồ throw the ring in the fire lớn destroy it. All the while being stalked and chased by Sauron"s terrifying Nazgul & Saruman"s army of Orc và Uruk-nhì.


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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

As mentioned, the story begins with Bilbo recounting his adventures to Frodo. We"re introduced to the time Bilbo gets rail-roaded into an adventure by the wizard Gandalf and a gang of dwarves looking to reclalặng their lost thành phố in the Lonely Mountain which is full of treasure và currently trang chủ lớn the Long Smaug. Bilbo first gets hold of the One Ring in this movie after a game of riddles with the creature Gollum. What is in his pockets?


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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Bilbo, the dwarves - led by Thorin - và Gandalf the Grey continue on their mission lớn reclayên the city. They"ve made it passed the Misty Mountains, and now need lớn take on Mirkwood Forest, which isn"t without peril và they must vì it without Gandalf. Once they get khổng lồ the mountain, Bilbo - as the designated burglar - has to find the Secret Door và steal baông xã the precious Arkenstone which the dwarves revere as being key to lớn their power and taking bachồng control of their thành phố.

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

Bilbo và company are engaged in a war, the rồng has left the Lonely Mountain và the people of Lake-town are under threat. Orcs, dwarves, elves, people và even giant eagles are preparing for war while Bilbo is dealing with a power-mad Thorin. Gandalf is also rescued from the Necromancer in this movie.


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

The company is split at the kết thúc of Fellowship, and so Frovị và Sam continue on the mission khổng lồ destroy the ring without the rest of the company. It"s on this journey they meet Gollum properly for the first time, while Aragorn, Legolas và Gimli phối off in tìm kiếm of Merry and Pippin who were captured by orcs. They meet the people of Rohan, its besieged thành phố & exiled riders. We"re introduced lớn Ents - tree shepherds who take a long time khổng lồ say anything - & Faramir, Boromir"s brother.


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

Sam & Frodo"s perilous journey is almost ended early thanks to some sneaky work from Gollum, but no matter the obstacles in their way, they have to get the ring inkhổng lồ the fires of Mount Doom. The rest of the company - now joined by the might of Rohan - is engaged in war with the dark forces of Middle-earth khổng lồ save Gondor, while its power-mad steward seems intent on tearing it down from within.


Chronological order

While some of the scenes in Fellowship of the Ring occur in the time years before the first Hobbit movie, most of it is set in the times afterward. It"s mix in the time after Bilbo"s 111th (or eleventy first) birthday. Similarly, while the Hobbit stories are being written down afterwards by an older Bilbo, the story itself takes place when Bilbo is younger.

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

Theatrical (release date) movie order

Of course, you could just watch them in the order they were released. That way you"re watching them in the order anyone would have watched them, had they gone and seen them on their opening nights. There"s nothing especially wrong with it, but if you vị, you"re ending with arguably the weakest of the six movies.

The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)The Lord of the Rings: 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 sầu Armies(2014)

What about the animated movies?

There are two animated movies that were produced way before the big budget Jackson epics. The Hobbit (1977),Lord of the Rings (1978) và The Return of the King (1980) were all based on the Tolkien novels và are classic animated stories, but let"s just say they haven"t aged all that well. There have sầu also been a number of short movies và even some Lego shorts khổng lồ coincide with the Lego console/PC games.


Where does the Amazon TV series fit in the timeline?

The Lord of the Rings TV series is based in the Second Age of Middle-earth, placing it thousands of years before the events mix out in The Hobbit và The Lord of the Rings. So don’t expect lớn see much of Frodo or Bilbo in this production. This is how Amazon Studquả táo describes it:

“Beginning in a time of relative sầu peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar và new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil lớn Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, khổng lồ the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking islvà kingdom of Númenor, to lớn the furthest reaches of the bản đồ, these kingdoms và characters will carve sầu out legacies that live sầu on long after they are gone.”

The first season has been in production since early 20trăng tròn, with production placed on hold not long afterwards. It’s will Premiere on Amazon Prime Video in September 2022, & a second season has already been ordered. In fact, the initial khuyến mãi included a five sầu season commitment, so we could see this as a recurring series for a good few years.

What is the best streaming device for your TV? Our top recommendation is the Amazon Fire TV Stiông chồng 4K Max. Also excellent are the Google Chromecast with Google TV, the Roku Express 4K, the Apple TV 4K và the Amazon Fire TV Stiông chồng.

The Lord of the Rings và The Hobbit games

Of course, there"s plenty more Lord of the Rings action other than just in the main theatrical releases. You"ll find a lot of games for consoles và PC including - but not limited khổng lồ - the following:

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)The Hobbit (2003)The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring (2003)The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth (2004)The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (2004)The Lord of the Rings: Tactics (2005)The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II (2006)The Lord of the Rings Online (2007)The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (2009)The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn"s Quest (2010)The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (2011)Lego The Lord of the Rings (2012)Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014)Lego The Hobbit (2014)Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017)

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