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

8.8 / 10

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Country New Zealand

Genre Drama, Fantasy, Adventure

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  • PG-13
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Runtime: 2h 58min
  • 19 Dec 2001 (New Zealand)
  • Popularity Rank: 143
  • 92 Metascore


An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. When Gandalf discovers the Ring is in fact the One Ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Frodo must make an epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it! However he does not go alone. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin and Samwise. Through mountains, snow, darkness, forests, rivers and plains, facing evil and danger at every corner the Fellowship of the Ring must go. Their quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope for the end of the Dark Lords reign! Written by Paul Twomey <>

Keywords: ring, quest, hobbit, elf, orc

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Adventure


Liv Tyler Liv Tyler Arwen
Sean Astin Sean Astin Sam
Sean Bean Sean Bean Boromir
Christopher Lee Christopher Lee Saruman
Elijah Wood Elijah Wood Frodo
Cate Blanchett Cate Blanchett Galadriel
Peter Jackson Peter Jackson AlbertDreary(uncredited)
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Published: 25 Jun 2014

Source: Guardian/Observer


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The prologue, spoken by Galadriel, shows the Dark Lord Sauron forging the One Ring which he can use to conquer the lands of Middle-earth through his enslavement of the bearers of the Rings of Power powerful magical rings given to individuals from the races of Elves, Dwarves and Men. A Last Alliance of Elves and Men is formed to counter Sauron and his forces at the foot of Mount Doom, but Sauron himself appears to kill Elendil, the High King of Arnor and Gondor, and Gil-galad, High King of the Noldor. After Elendil falls his son, Isildur, grabs his father's broken sword Narsil, and slashes at Sauron's hand. The stroke cuts off Sauron's fingers, separating him from the Ring and vanquishing his army. However, because Sauron's life is bound in the Ring, he is not completely defeated until the Ring itself is destroyed. Isildur takes the Ring and succumbs to its temptation, refusing to destroy it, but he is later ambushed and killed by orcs and the Ring is lost in the River Anduin, into w...

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Languages: English, Sindarin

Release Date: 19 Dec 2001 (New Zealand) See more

Also Known As: AR See more

Filming Locations: Arrowtown Recreational Reserve, Arrowtown, Otago, New Zealand See more