About

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

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16k
Directed by

Peter Jackson

Written by

Peter Jackson (Screenplay)
Fran Walsh (Screenplay)
Philippa Boyens (Screenplay)
J.R.R. Tolkien (Novel)

Runtime

178 minutes

Country

United States of America, New Zealand

Language

English

Tagline

One ring to rule them all

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Lists

#11 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#656 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#61 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#50 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Effects, Visual Effects Richard Taylor

Oscar for Best Makeup Richard Taylor

Oscar for Best Cinematography Andrew Lesnie

Oscar for Best Music, Original Score Howard Shore