Top 100 Movies of All Time Fellowship of the Ring

Top 100 Movies of All Time Fellowship of the Ring
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Top 100 Movies of All Time Fellowship of the Ring. Wherein we at THiNC. are doing our homework, eating our peas, and attempting to learn from Hollywood’s own list of the 100 best movies of all time. If I were to make a list of the one hundred best movies of all time, almost none of these movies would be on this list. But, maybe this one might be… Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring was pretty darn good. And if you get the feeling we’ve been here before, you’d be right!

Top 100 Movies of All Time Fellowship of the Ring Walkthrough

Look. We’ve all seen this movie. Haven’t we? Regardless, if you haven’t seen this movie, or read this book, I got nothing for you. Actually. I take that back. I do have something for you. And it’ll change your life. I promise. And no, it’s not watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I’m not a dork. The thing I have for you is to read the books. Noob alert – start with The Hobbit. Then through the LOTR trilogy. Just go get this set right here. Basically a paperback starter kit. Cheap. Cheap for a billion printed pages anyway. If you were tempted to buy this set back when it first came out, you would have signed over your four houses and 19 carriages. Technology is a glorious thing.

You know the story though – the ring needs to be destroyed. The ring found by Bilbo in The Hobbit… stolen from Sméagol (Gollum). Right? Well, Merlin, I mean Gandalf, let Bilbo know that he couldn’t carry the ring any further, and that it would be on Frodo to set the ring to rights. But Bilbo had the worst of times handing it over, but, eventually, after some yelling, and some petulance, Bilbo gave over. Frodo, Aragon, Sam, and Gandalf head up to the Elfin theme park called Rivendell. And during Frodo’s ride on his first Elvish roller-coaster he learns all about the history of the ring… and he also learns about the prequel to this movie, which hadn’t been made yet, called The Hobbit. And it’s then that he realizes that he needs to keep carrying the ring until it is destroyed in the fiery mountain Orodruin… you know, the one in the heart of Sauron’s realm. (NOT WITH 10,000 CAN ONE DO THIS). But the council sends a group with Frodo, so it’ll be fine. Phew.

The Fellowship heads out, but it’s blocked by snow and rock slides. So, instead, they all choose to go through the mines of Moria. Hahahaha. Possibly the worst life choice ever made. And on their way through the clash with a Balrog, you know, the demon hell spawn, that decides to kill Gandalf? Yeah, that one.

The company continues on without Gandalf, and on they go towards Lórien, the forest of the Galadrim elves. The company meets Galadriel, and gives them gifts. After leaving Galadriel, the group spots Gollum, and surmise that it was the original creature that had originally carried the ring, but had then lost it to Bilbo years before. When the group needs to decide between heading towards Mordor or going through Minas Tirith, they are hit with a traitor in their midst. Boromir, who is overcome by the power of the ring, confronts Frodo, and wants him to give up the ring. Frodo makes a run for it in order to flee Boromir. Sam, the clever friend, figures out a way to make sure Frodo doesn’t leave him behind. And at the same time, the group is set upon by Orcs that end up killing Boromir.

Thoughts on Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien vehemently disagreed that the story was a metaphor for World War 2, or some sort of moral parable. He did just create an entirely new genre of writing after all. The Fantasy Novel. And yet, it begs to be morally deconstructed. For example, the battle Gollum (and Frodo) fought with the ring is not a metaphor for our troubles with sin, and failure. To overcome the perpetual tidal pull that sin causes in every single person on the planet – without exception – is everyone’s dream. Or to be forgiven the failures that come every day, that would be nice too. To journey a million leagues in order to cast the source of our failures into a pit of molten lava? Literally no other hero’s journey is more important. But it is our journey. It is our desperate desire. To find a fellowship of the ring, and a way through to salvation? Nothing matters more. It is interesting that both Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were Christians, and wanted to tell fantastical stories about deeper truths is fascinating to me.

As for the movie itself? As with the other two Lord of the Rings movies (not The Hobbit – that is commercialism at its worst) they are a modern marvel, and hold up to this day. I think it was last year, year before? When they mentioned that someone watched all three Lord of the Rings 361 times in a year. Think of it? Amazing. Even if it was just running perpetually on a TV dedicated for that purpose, just hitting play 1083 different times? Crazy. But it sort of hints at the brilliance of the movies. The enormity of the purpose and drive of the original source materials, and the execution of the films… it’s just an amazing feat. (Jackson should have quit when he was ahead. Just saying.) All three movies should be on this list. (Two are on the list.) Regardless, they are definitely three of the best movies ever made, and deserve all the credit they get. Huzzah LOTR!

Want to see the other movies I’ve already covered in the top 100 list… check them out right here.

Edited by: CY